The Harem Conspiracy Against Ramesses III

Jilted wives, a disputed succession, and the use of black magic against an ailing king. It sounds like a spy…

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5 Ancient Egyptian Oddities You’ll Enjoy Hearing About

When you look at the Ancient Egyptians, they seem like stodgy, formal people.  The writing and architecture looks formal. The…

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What is a Year Zero Revolution?

A great deal of people have often asked in this decade: “where does it stop?” In everything from the efforts…

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Imhotep: Egypt’s Genius who Became a God

When you look back to the far ancient world, a few structures will stand out in your mind’s eye, rising…

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Narmer: Legendary First King of Egypt

Men through the eons have pondered how they might escape death. Perhaps none wrestled with the question as comprehensively as…

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How an Ancient Pharaoh Warped Reality: The Tale of Ramesses II & The Battle of Kadesh

Those who impose their wills on the world and are forever remembered by posterity think big. Thinking big is a…

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Akhenaten: History’s First Social Justice Warrior

Totalitarian fanaticism runs a long way back. We may believe that “social justice” warriors are a new phenomenon, but their…

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Thutmose III: Titan of the Sands

When you ask people to name an Egyptian pharaoh, almost anyone will be able to say Tutankhamun. A far fewer,…

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Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: Review

September 30th was a bit of a clusterfuck of a day. For complicated reasons I wound up going to the…

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