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Ancient Egypt - Explore Real Egyptian Mummies. Ancient Egyptian Gods. Find out about Egyptian Gods and try our challenge © 2012 This website is produced by the Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division at The University of Manchester. Ancient Egypt for Kids. Tall Tales - Ancient Egypt for Kids. Friday the 13th: Similar to Friday the 13th in western culture, the Ancient Egyptians had several days per year that were considered unlucky.

On such days, it was best not to undertake journeys, or to attempt to harvest. Other days, however, were particularly benevolent. This calendar may in part have been based on some sort of experience. For instance, the last days of the year, just preceding the annual flooding of the Nile, were considered dangerous and unlucky days, because of the hot weather and the many insects that caused sickness or even death. Tall Tales #1: Dreams were another way to try to predict the future or to solve a problem. In a story about Khaemwaset, one of the sons of the great king Ramesses II, it is told that the hero’s wife was unable to get pregnant and bear children. Tall Tales #2: Legend has it that one could actively invoke the intervention of one or more gods. Tall Tales shared with us by Egyptologist Jacques Kinnaer. The Ancient Egypt Site - Ancient Egypt From A To Z.

Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - The Land of the Dead. The one visit to the Duat of which a record remains was paid by Se-Osiris, the wonderful child magician who read the sealed letter, and his father Setna, the son of Pharaoh Rameses the Great. They stood one day in the window of the palace at Thebes watching two funerals on their way to the West. The first was that of a rich man: his mummy was enclosed in a wooden case inlaid with gold; troops of servants and mourners carried him to burial and bore gifts for the tomb, while many priests walked in front and behind chanting hymns to the gods and reciting the great names and words of power which he would need on his journey through the Duat. - The second funeral was that of a poor laborer.

His two sons carried the simple wooden case: his widow and daughters-in-law were the only mourners. 'Well,' said Setna, watching the two funerals going down to where the boats were waiting to carry them across the Nile, 'I hope that my fate will be that of the rich noble and not of the poor laborer.' The Seven Years' Famine. The Preface This narrative is from the famous inscription which was discovered on the rock pictured at left on the Island of Sahal in 1890 by Charles Wilbour. In the eighteenth year of the king Tcheser (the third king of the third dynasty), the whole region of the South, the Island of Elephantine, and the district of Nubia were ruled by the high official Mater. The king sent a dispatch to Mater informing him that he was in great grief by reason of the reports which were brought to him into the palace as he sat upon his throne, and because for seven years there had been no satisfactory inundation of the Nile.

As the result of this grain of every kind was very scarce, vegetables and garden produce of every kind could not be found, and in fact the people had very little food to eat, and they were in such need that men were robbing their neighbors. "I am Khnemu, the Creator" Finally Khnemu appeared before him, and said, "I am Khnemu the Creator. The Afterward Digg This! Del.icio.us Stumble Upon. The Story of Isis and Osiris. In the days before Re had left the earth, before he had begun to grow old, his great wisdom told him that if the goddess Nut bore children, one of them would end his reign among men.

So Re laid a curse upon Nut - that she should not be able to bear any child upon any day in the year. "one of them would end his reign among men... " Full of sorrow, Nut went for help to Thoth, the thrice-great god of wisdom and magic and learning, Re's son, who loved her. Thoth knew that the curse of Re, once spoken, could never be recalled, but in his wisdom he found a way of escape. At last Khonsu would play no more. But, since his match with Thoth, Khonsu the moon has not had enough light to shine throughout the month, but dwindles into darkness and then grows to his full glory again; for he had lost the light needed to make five whole days. On the first of these days Osiris, the eldest son of Nut, was born, and the second day was set aside to be the birthday of Horus the Elder.

"And the chest is mine! " The Myth of Osiris and Isis by Whitney Bayuk. Ancient Egyptians were very interesting people. They believed in many gods and myths that were made to explain the world and its wonders. One of the most famous families of gods is the children of Geb and Nut, who are; Osiris, Isis, Seth (also known as Set), and Nephthys. People probably know of these gods more than others because of the famous myth of Isis and Osiris. I will talk of this myth in this essay. Geb and Nut are the son and daughter of Shu and Tefnut. Geb and Nut had two daughters and two sons. Osiris was given the fruit, plants, seeds, and rich soil. Set was given the desert and sands, where nothing could grow. Nephthys and Isis were very close. The myth of Osiris and Isis is a very long one, but I will tell it as simply as I can. Set was very jealous of Osiris because he was more important than him. Meanwhile, the casket had been swept onto shore.

Unfortunately, one night Set was hunting and he saw the familiar chest. Isis was inconsolable. The Story of Re. "there arose out of the darkness a great shining egg, and this was Re. " In the beginning, before there was any land of Egypt, all was darkness, and there was nothing but a great waste of water called Nun. The power of Nun was such that there arose out of the darkness a great shining egg, and this was Re. Now Re was all-powerful, and he could take many forms. His power and the secret of it lay in his hidden name; but if he spoke other names, that which he named came into being. "I am Khepera at the dawn, and Re at noon, and Atum in the evening," he said. And the sun rose and passed across the sky and set for the first time.

Then he named Shu, and the first winds blew; he named Tefnut the spitter, and the first rain fell. After this Re named all things that are upon the earth, and they grew. But, being in the form of a man, Re grew old. Re was angry when he heard this, and he was more angry still at the evil deeds which men were doing in disobedience to his laws. "What is it, divine father? Gods and Goddesses. The Mummy Curse of Tutankhamun. The Mummy's Curse by Jimmy Dunn writing as John Warren When, in November of 1922, Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank at Luxor, the world was really very different than it is today.

It was not a time of instant, live television coverage by investigative reporters. Rather, the world of media still belonged to newspapers, and information traveled much more slowly, and less reliably. The treasures that Howard Carter discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb were factually sensational, and so the media went into a frenzy covering the event, and the world paid attention. In late March of 1923, a novelist named Mari Corelli (Mary Mackay) published a warning that there would be dire consequences for anyone who had entered the sealed tomb.

Lord Carnarvon financed Howard Carter's explorations. However, other facts were simply invented by the press. "They who enter this sacred tomb shall swift be visited by wings of death. " But then again.... Egypt Pyramids Pharaohs Hieroglyphs - Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were possibly the first civilisation to practice the scientific arts. Indeed, the word chemistry is derived from the word Alchemy which is the ancient name for Egypt. Where the Egyptians really excelled was in medicine and applied mathematics. But although there is a large body of papyrus literature describing their achievements in medicine, there are no records of how they reached their mathematical conclusions. Of course they must have had an advanced understanding of the subject because their exploits in engineering, astronomy and administration would not have been possible without it.

The Egyptians had a decimal system using seven different symbols. 1 is shown by a single stroke. 10 is shown by a drawing of a hobble for cattle. 100 is represented by a coil of rope. 1,000 is a drawing of a lotus plant. 10,000 is represented by a finger. 100,000 by a tadpole or frog 1,000,000 is the figure of a god with arms raised above his head.

Make your own math puzzles. NOVA Online/Pyramids—The Inside Story. Dress like an Egyptian. Sarcophagus - Free Clip Art - DK Books. Egyptian tomb adventure. Please note that unfortunately there is an error in this game. The part of the game that looks at canopic jars incorrectly states that in an Egyptian burial the jar in the form of the human-headed god Imsety contains the lungs and the jar in the form of the baboon-headed god Hapy contains the liver. However, Imsety should contain the liver and Hapy the lungs. If you like this you may also like... The Three Pyramids Can you prepare our high priest for the afterlife before the sun rises? Navigate the pyramid maze in a race against time to collect up everything you need to mummify his body and send him on his way. Mummy Priest Discover the secrets guarded by this mysterious Ancient Egyptian figure.

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