Since his tomb was first uncovered by Howard Carter in 1922, the world has been curious and in awe of the Boy King who died such a mysterious death at such a young age. Return to ancient Egypt to find out more about the life ofKing Tut, his mask, sarcophagus and family and have a look at these interestingKing Tut Facts.
is one of the most fascinating of the ancient civilizations. Even today, the manner in which modern Egypt has melded with the ancient world is positively astounding. One cannot help but notice that the pull of the ancient world is still very much a part of modern cities such as Cairo and Alexandria.
Obsessed with the afterlife and the avoidance of death, the ancient Egyptians are most often known for theirmummies. Read more about the ancient process of mummification and why it is an art form in its own right.
The construction of theEgyptian pyramidshave dumbfounded the world for centuries. It seems incongruous that anyone could have successfully managed such massive construction projects. Yet, thousands of years later, the pyramids rise above the sand filled deserts of Egypt as a testament to their builders.
How didancient Egypt fashionlook, did they use makeup and what kind of jewelry did the ancient Egyptians wear?
What kind ofmusicdid the ancient Egyptian population play and did theydanceto it?
Queen Cleopatras beauty, ability to seduce powerful men and love affairs is truly the stuff of legends. Spend a few moments in Cleopatras ancient Egypt to find out a few little known facts about this amazing last pharaoh.
In the following pages you will find information about topics most commonly associated with thehistory of ancient Egypt. Some of this information may be well known facts to you, while other tidbits may be a new discovery on your path to broadening your knowledge.
How did the people live in ancient Egypt and what was their culture like? Learn all about it in our series of articles about thedaily life in ancient Egypt.
While it would take volumes to write a comprehensive guide, we have attempted to provide anintroductionto many of the fascinating aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt.
TheEgyptian Gods and Goddessesruled the lives of the Egyptians with an iron fist. When they werent busy reigning, they were engaged in love affairs, intrigues and murder.
How wasreligionexperienced in ancient Egypt?
What didancient egypt housesandtempleslook like?
The life of theEgyptian pharaohswas filled with power, glory, murder, deceit and mystery. A woman dressed as a man to rule Egypt as pharaoh; another pharaoh would stop at almost nothing to institute a monotheistic religion and a boy king was cut down in the prime of life. Also have a look at our list of mostfamous pharaohs.
Are there anyancient Egyptian inventionsthat are still useful today?
What role did theNile Riverplay in the world of the ancient Egyptians?
What kind offooddid the Egyptians eat and what did they drink?
See for yourself where ancient Egyptian landmarks were located on thesemaps of Egypt:
The manyqueens of Egypthave long been regarded as the most beautiful, seductive women ever to grace a throne. While they obviously knew how to make the most of their appearance, there was also much more to the personalities and lives of these royal ladies than mere looks alone.
What kind ofgamesdid they play and whichsportsdid they like?
Daily Life & Culture in Ancient Egypt