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24 08, 2017

Moses and Egypt – Bible stories

By |2018-05-22T23:49:22-07:00August 24th, 2017|Africa, Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

The Pharaoh's daughter picks Moses up out of his basket (synagogue at Dura Europos, Syria, 200s AD) The Book of Exodus According to the Book of Exodus in the Bible ("Exodus" means leaving, because this is the book about the Jews leaving Egypt), the Jews did very well in Egypt after Joseph brought them there. (More about [...]

24 08, 2017

Joseph and Egypt – Bible stories

By |2019-10-18T05:45:22-07:00August 24th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Joseph dreams and gets put in the well, then talks to Pharaoh (Egypt, 500s AD, cloth) Who was Isaac again? According to the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah. Isaac married Rebecca. And they had two sons, Jacob and Esau (EE-sow). Abraham and Isaac The History of the Jews West Asian religion All [...]

17 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian Poetry

By |2019-09-16T20:52:13-07:00June 17th, 2017|Egypt|3 Comments

The priestess Meretites hugs her husband, the singer Kahai (Saqqara, Old Kingdom Egypt) First written poems in Egypt By the time the New Kingdom started, about 1500 BC, many Egyptian writers were writing poetry. Skilled poets wrote these poems, which were translated and passed around not only in Egypt but also in India, [...]

17 06, 2017

Second Intermediate Period – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-08T15:37:30-07:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|0 Comments

Minoan painting on the wall of the Hyksos palace Around 1786 BC, some people we call the Hyksos invaded Egypt. The Hyksos invasion ended the Middle Kingdom and started the Second Intermediate Period. The Hyksos, who were invaders from West Asia, took over the eastern part of the Nile Delta. That was North-Eastern [...]

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

New Kingdom Art – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-19T12:28:57-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|0 Comments

Rameses III and prisoners About 1500 BC, new rulers unified Egypt again as the New Kingdom. At first, their sculptures and paintings were not much different from the sculptures and paintings of the Middle Kingdom that came before. As before, Egyptian art was a lot like the art of other African artists, but [...]

13 06, 2017

New Kingdom temples – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-10-03T10:00:09-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|0 Comments

New Kingdom temples: Temple of Amon at Luxor No more pyramids! By the time of the New Kingdom, about 1500 BC, nobody was building pyramids anymore (that's how we know that if the Jews were slaves in Egypt, they certainly weren't building pyramids). Pharaohs still had big, beautiful tombs, but they were long, [...]

13 06, 2017

Pyramids and houses – Ancient Egyptian architecture

By |2018-04-09T23:55:19-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|0 Comments

Pyramids at Giza, Egypt People tend to think that Egyptian building styles stayed the same for the whole period of Ancient Egypt, from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom two thousand years later, but that's not true. The Egyptians built different kinds of buildings at different [...]