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19 06, 2017

Who was the Egyptian god Thoth?

By |2018-05-30T19:52:53-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|0 Comments

The Egyptian god Thoth (Old Kingdom tomb) What was Thoth the god of? Thoth was the Egyptian god of the mind - of intelligence, thinking, reason, and logic. He was originally a moon god. Thoth as part of the god Ra Egyptians often thought of Thoth as the heart and tongue of the [...]

19 06, 2017

Why were there mummies in ancient Egypt?

By |2018-09-09T19:54:50-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|0 Comments

Egyptian mummies were buried in coffins. This mummy is from the New Kingdom (Vatican Museum, Rome). Natural mummies in Egypt Because Egypt is a very dry place, where it hardly ever rains, the ground there is also very very dry. When you bury people in such dry ground, they often don't rot. There [...]

18 06, 2017

Egyptian god Horus – Gods of Ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-14T06:45:07-07:00June 18th, 2017|Egypt|6 Comments

Good luck charm of the eye of the god Horus (Old Kingdom, ca. 2000 BC) Horus was the son of Re Horus was an Egyptian god, originally from Upper Egypt (Southern Egypt). In the Old Kingdom, people thought of Horus as having the head of a falcon, and his name means "falcon" in [...]

9 06, 2017

What would you take to the afterlife? – Ancient Egypt project

By |2019-01-18T07:43:01-07:00June 9th, 2017|Crafts, Egypt|2 Comments

Tomb of Niankh-Khnum and Khnum-Hotep Old Kingdom Egypt Ancient Egypt afterlife project This is a project you can do inside the classroom, or on a rainy day. Time needed: about one hour. What was the Egyptian afterlife like? The Egyptians believed that after you died you went to another place where you lived [...]

7 06, 2017

Who was Guanyin? Chinese Buddhist goddess

By |2018-04-18T17:37:45-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|0 Comments

Guanyin, from the Liao Dynasty (about 1000 AD) Guanyin was a Chinese Buddhist goddess based on a real woman, the way Guanti was based on a real man. According to the story, her father murdered her. Guanyin went down to the underworld. But when she got there, she recited the holy books, and that prevented [...]