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EGYPTIAN HOUSE OF LIFE

  Pr-nq, House of Life: a little known institution in the current culture of those who are interested in ancient Egypt. Yet, as we shall see, it was a foundation of great importance for the elaboration of the various facets of Egypt’s religious and magical culture. The Wb translates the term as “teaching site for…
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01/20/2020 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

In Egypt found the Book of the Two Ways, the oldest illustrated text in the world

Illustrated books always express a certain charm and every self-respecting bookshop should have a good selection. But this is a bit difficult to find in stores, as well as to browse. In Egypt, the oldest copy of what is considered the first illustrated text in the world has been discovered: an edition of the Book…
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01/10/2020 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

Who were the Hyksos?

Manetho, the Egyptian historian, who lived in the Ptolemaic era, is the main source of information on the invasion of the Hyksos. Some pieces of information dealing with the invasion are preserved by Josephus, Eusebius and Sestus Giulius Africanus. Josephus, has preserved a large part of the second book of the Egypt of Manetho. Quote…
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11/25/2019 0

ATEN THE TRUE GOD

Among the beautiful buildings and the verdant gardens of the new city, Akhenaton, a man of about twenty-two, turned his thoughts completely to the development of his religion. It is necessary, therefore, for us to take a look at the essential characteristics of this most enlightened doctrine of the ancient world and, to some extent,…
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11/12/2019 0

Dentistry in ancient Egypt

Dentistry began many years ago in ancient Egypt. It was invented to help the sick, but over time the Egyptian people started medical schools that taught dentistry. The ancient Egyptians began to study it as a profession and this contributed much to the resolution of cases related to dental problems. The treatment of dental diseases…
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10/24/2019 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 Princess Neferura

Queen Hatshepsut had only one daughter, Neferura, born of the marriage with Thutmose II. The education of the princess was fundamental and the first to take charge of it was the old soldier who had participated in the conquest of Avaris, Ahmosi Pennekhbet. In this position, he was succeeded by Senmut, who appears together with…
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08/19/2019 0

Tecniche d’artista utilizzate nella Tomba di Seti I di Giovanni Battista Belzoni

[:it]Tutte le figure e geroglifici di ogni descrizione nella tomba di Seti I sono scolpite in basso rilievo, e dipinte sopra, tranne nella camera incompleta, che è stata preparata solo per lo scultore. Questa stanza offre le migliori idee che sono state ancora scoperte del processo originale della scultura egiziana. Il muro era stato precedentemente…
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07/10/2019 0