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One of my favorite ancient cultures---their technology, gods, culture, it is all just so fascinating.

Mesopotamia. 99 Interesting Facts about Egypt. 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists. Along with King Tut, perhaps no figure is more famously associated with ancient Egypt than Cleopatra VII.

11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists

But while she was born in Alexandria, Cleopatra was actually part of a long line of Greek Macedonians originally descended from Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants. The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt from 323 to 30 B.C., and most of its leaders remained largely Greek in their culture and sensibilities. Ancient Egypt. Egypt is a country in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is among the oldest civilizations on earth.

Ancient Egypt

The name 'Egypt' comes from the Greek Aegyptos which was the Greek pronunciation of the Egyptian name 'Hwt-Ka-Ptah' (which means "House of the Spirit of Ptah", who was a very early God of the Ancient Egyptians). In the early Old Kingdom, Egypt was simply known as 'Kemet' which means 'Black Land' so named for the rich, dark soil along the Nile River where the first settlements began. Later, the country was known simply as Misr which means 'country', a name still in use by Egyptians for their nation in the present day. Egypt thrived for thousands of years (from c. 8,000 BCE to c. 525 BCE) as an independent nation whose culture was famous for great cultural advances in every area of human knowledge, from the arts to science to technology and religion.

Mummies 101. By Liesl Clark Posted 01.20.98 NOVA Not to put too fine a point on it, a mummy is an old dead body.

Mummies 101

But unlike a skeleton or a fossil, a mummy still retains some of the soft tissue it had when it was alive—most often skin, but sometimes organs and muscles as well. This tissue preservation can happen by accident or through human intervention but, in either case, it occurs when bacteria and fungi are unable to grow on a corpse and cause it to decay. The Rosetta Stone: translation of the demotic text. Whereas King Ptolemy, living forever, the Manifest God whose excellence is fine, son of King Ptolemy [and Queen] Arsinoe, the Father-loving Gods, is wont to do many favours for the temples of Egypt and for all those who are subject to his kingship, he being a god, the son of a god and a goddess, and being like Horus son of Isis and Osiris, who protects his father Osiris, and his heart being beneficent concerning the gods, since he has given much money and much grain to the temples of Egypt, [he having undertaken great expenses] in order to create peace in Egypt and to establish the temples, and having rewarded all the forces that are subject to his rulership; and of the revenues and taxes that were in force in Egypt he had reduced some or(?)

The Rosetta Stone: translation of the demotic text

With good fortune! Translation by R.S. Simpson Revised version from R.S. Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt Unit Study on Pinterest. Eternal Egypt - Home. Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. National Standards Below is a selected list of subject area content standards that generally encompass thethe study of Ancient Egypt.

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

More specific standards can be applied depending on the project and its curriculum. Language Arts Standards • Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge. • Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

Mathematics Standards. “See inside Ancient Egypt” in Usborne Quicklinks. Quicklinks Click on the links to visit the recommended websites.

“See inside Ancient Egypt” in Usborne Quicklinks

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To keyword search all Best of History Web Sites pages use the search engine located on each page. Egypt Web Sites Mark Millmore's Ancient EgyptMark Millmore's fun and educational site is comprehensive, updated daily, and features several great sections. Explore Ancient Egypt. Explore Ancient Egypt.

Explore Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Technology. Ancient Egyptian technology has witnessed a lot of technological advancements as far as the development of the civilization is concerned.

Ancient Egyptian Technology

Each felt the importance of the various technologies and the advent of new technologies were welcomed with all the more happiness and certainty of success. Ancient Egyptian technology includes the utilization of the wit presented by the god to the people. The people at civilization were prominent in finding out several new methodologies associated with the development in their day today life. These technologies were helpful in bringing back the lost sheen with most lucrative approach.

10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions. Perhaps the Egyptians were the first ancient people to fuss over their hair, or perhaps not.

10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions

But either way, they considered hair unhygienic, and the sweltering heat of their homeland made long tresses and beards uncomfortable. Thus, they cut their hair short or shaved their heads and faces regularly. Priests, who apparently were especially averse to hirsuteness, shaved their entire bodies every three days [source: Knight]. Ancient Egypt Online. History: Egyptians. The Ancient Egypt Site. Discovering Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt - Ancient History. My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content?

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The language barrier can be a little tricky. As with most hieroglyphic translations, the old Egyptian names have many variant spellings in English. Seth is SET in his ways, and RA is also the eye of Re. There was also a mysterious plague of missing hieroglyphs at the time of the New Kingdom (1550-1070 B.C.), when foreign influence made certain letters vanish from the language. More confusion arises from the Egyptian tendency to join deities together at different periods. Gods and Goddesses.