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18 06, 2017

Egyptian religion – Gods of ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-20T05:48:10-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|24 Comments

Egyptian religion: Weighing the souls of the dead Polytheism and Egyptian religion As in the rest of Africa, the people of ancient Egypt were polytheistic throughout the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom. That means that they believed in many gods. What is polytheism? Egyptian religious rituals More African religions [...]

15 06, 2017

When was the New Kingdom? Ancient Egypt

By |2019-08-10T23:06:21-07:00June 15th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|0 Comments

New Kingdom Egypt: The pharaoh Hatshepsut Ahmose starts the 18th Dynasty With the reunification of Egypt by the southerner Ahmose (Kamose died before it was united) and the expulsion of the Hyksos, Egypt was rich again starting about 1500 BC, under the 18th dynasty pharaohs. (Egyptians started counting a new dynasty whenever the [...]

13 06, 2017

What’s the Amarna period? Ancient Egypt

By |2019-08-10T22:31:53-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|0 Comments

Akhenaten (ca. 1350 BC) New Kingdom Egypt In the middle of the New Kingdom, around 1350 BC, the Greeks were building their megaron palaces at Mycenae and Pylos. The Hittites were just developing the use of iron. The Jews were wandering around the Israeli hills. What's the New Kingdom? Who were the Hittites?  More [...]