Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt

Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt

Pharaoh and Son – or daughter? An everlasting bond. By Virginia Martos Armenteros Happy Father’s Day to all! Surely most fathers will be spending today relaxing with their families: having brunch with those near and dear, or reading special postcards,...
The Allure of Egypt’s Pyramids in Post Pandemic Times

The Allure of Egypt’s Pyramids in Post Pandemic Times

How Egypt’s enduring antiquities give us hope, insight, and inspiration. Ahhh…The pyramids of Egypt. Their magnificence, antiquity, and unfathomable human accomplishment inspire awe and amazement. Can you imagine how divine they would have appeared when still covered...
Bread in Ancient Egypt.

Bread in Ancient Egypt.

How it was made, how it tasted, archaeological findings, and other fun facts. By Virginia Martos Armenteros. Bread. Who hasn´t tried to make it during the pandemic to kill the hours? Few smells in this life are sweeter freshly baked bread right out of the oven. Fluffy...
Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

By Laura Ranieri Roy It was my extreme pleasure this May (though the displeasure of my feet, which trod more than 4 hours through this massive complex) to visit the great Vatican Museum in the Vatican City, Rome. What an embarrassment of riches it holds...
Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

A few questions answered on Art Ancient Egyptian Art Style by Laura Ranieri Roy In Ancient Egypt, there were no “art galleries”. There was little or no “artistic expression” – art based on the artist’s own feelings or personal thoughts. There were, however, craftsmen...
The Whys of Wonderful Things

The Whys of Wonderful Things

By Laura Ranieri Roy _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mysteries around Tutankhamun’s Great Legacy – 100 years after the tomb discovery Tutankhamun was a minor king. Very minor. He ruled Egypt for...
Who were the Black Pharaohs?

Who were the Black Pharaohs?

By Francois Roy Who were the Black pharaohs that became the 25th Dynasty of Egypt? What did they accomplish and what is their legacy? For a short time in the 8th century BCE, their dominant presence was felt from what is now Khartoum north to the shores of the...
My First Visit to ROM’s Egyptian Collection

My First Visit to ROM’s Egyptian Collection

by Natalie Wong I have always been fascinated by the mysterious ancient Egyptian culture. Since becoming the Marketing Assistant of Ancient Egypt Alive, I have been eager to learn more about the history and culture of this ancient civilization. So, I sought out...
Some Hidden Delights of Cairo

Some Hidden Delights of Cairo

Two wonderful secrets from my many visits by Laura Ranieri Roy I love Cairo. It invigorates me. It awakens all my senses – the blast of car horns and Muezzin’s call to prayer over tinny loudspeakers. The soaring, spiraling 10,000 and more minarets that pierce...
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