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Power of Queen Tiy

  In Amenhotep III we can see the lazy and speculative Oriental, too improbable and too vain to bear the rigid routine of his fathers, yet too devoid of energy to formulate a new religion. On the other hand, there is everything about Aton, which completely supplants Atum, has been heard with some frequency in…
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11/07/2020 0

The Mysterious God Serapis

  The Romans thought that the Christians were only one of the many sects of Galilee, subversive, but tolerated if they respected the imperial idea, but it is curious that the worshipers of Serapis were assimilated to them, if they even killed St. Mark came to preach in Egypt, according to De Rachewiltz. The depictions…
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08/16/2020 0

The religion of light

Pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed the name to Akhenaten in honor of the god Aten. After his death his name was erased from the lists of kings, all his monuments, all his symbols were destroyed to erase his memory. In modern times, his epigraphs dating back to the time of Amarna (Akhetaten) were rediscovered, and it…
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04/22/2020 0

Moses the Egyptian

The idea of ​​monotheism is linked to Moses. But the one who embodied this idea and affirmed it is the pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). We are not so sure of Moses that it ever existed, but its presence in the Scriptures has accompanied us to this day. Of Akhenaten we know…
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02/04/2020 0

The Golden Throne of King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun’s Golden Throne is a masterpiece of art, not only in Ancient Egyptian times, but also in the history of the art of humanity in general. The meaning of the Throne in Egypt: – The throne in Egypt, as in many eastern countries, was a symbol of authority and prestige. Six chairs were buried…
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01/24/2020 0

The Ceremony “Opening of the Mouth

There’s probably no another ritual of the Ancient Egyptian civilization best known and widespread than that of the so-called “Opening of the Mouth” (upet-r). This ritual, with multiple meanings and sometimes seemingly contradictory, is in fact attested in all stages of the long Egyptian history, albeit as subjects in the course of the more than…
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01/18/2020 0

The texts of the ostraka

The informal texts written on the ostraka are usually documents that give us more information about daily life in the Nile valley. The vast majority of these ostraka with texts were found in a large landfill near Deir El-Medina, the village of workers who excavated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The percentage of…
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11/30/2019 0

The Stone of Shabaka, the Creation of Ptah

One of the most important cosmogonies preserved today is the one developed by the Priests of Memphis. According to their theory of the creation of the world, the god Ptah, through the heart (the mind) and the language (the word) gave birth and the existence of all things. The document that collects the Memphite cosmogony,…
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10/17/2019 0

THE EGYPTIAN HOLY BOOKS

In the last era of ancient Egypt religious writings were largely translated into Greek, at a time when they were studied and collected as an embodiment of the ideas of a world that was already fading. This revered past has kept its hold on imagination as it contained mystical powers to convince the invisible and…
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09/06/2019 0

[:it]Alessandro Magno, Faraone d’Egitto[:en]Alexander the Great, Pharaoh of Egypt[:]

[:it] Alessandro entrò in Egitto nel 332 a.C. trionfalmente. Dopo aver conquistato Gaza, fu accolto a Menfi con un liberatore. Il fatto che non venisse considerato come un invasore straniero dimostra la stanchezza di un Egitto trasformato, che, dimenticandosi del suo passato glorioso e indipendente, cercava solo di sopravvivere come paese. A Menfi, capitale delle…
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02/13/2019 0