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The sanctity of catsThe sanctity of catsKilling a cat in Egypt was punishable by death. During the war between Persia and Egypt, Cambyses king of Persia ordered his soldiers to tie cats to their shields....
Ancient Egyptian InventionsAncient Egyptian InventionsBlack ink: One of the many gifts given to us by Ancient Egypt is the black ink....
Ancient Egyptian MythsAncient Egyptian MythsThis also applies to Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization is very old and has undergone many changes over the past years....
Cats and witchcraftCats and witchcraftIn Ancient Egypt cats are considered sacred creatures. The sun God Ra in Egypt was depicted as a cat and killed the dragon of darkness....
The Weirdest Ancient ArtifactsThe Weirdest Ancient ArtifactsWooden prosthesis Evidence reveals that the foundation for modern prosthetics was laid in ancient Egypt....
Discovered, the mummy of Queen SesheshetDiscovered, the mummy of Queen SesheshetShe is the mother of Pharaoh Teti, who founded the sixth dynasty of the ancient kingdom. Historians suggest that Sesheshet is one of the few women pharaohs that ruled ancient Egypt for 11 years....
The Strangest Tombs Ever DiscoveredThe Strangest Tombs Ever DiscoveredInstead of the drawings on the walls depicting the numerous gods of Egypt, the tomb contained scenes from the life of the couple - holding hands, looking each other in the eyes, being with their family and so on....
The Eye of RaThe Eye of RaAccording to ancient Egyptian beliefs, the Eye of Ra was able to burn evil people....
Millennia-Old Mummy Discovered in LuxorMillennia-Old Mummy Discovered in LuxorThe colorful decorations remind of the religious symbols that were so characteristic of Ancient Egypt. Among these are depictions of the goddesses Isis, Nephthys, as well as 4 of the sons of the god Horus....
Reincarnation of TutankhamunReincarnation of TutankhamunMany people, especially one historian dealing with the ancient arts, told me that I have full physical resemblance to the Egyptians”. And Christina Dzhigante, “Egypt is a homecoming"....
Ancient Egyptians and kissing deathAncient Egyptians and kissing deathTheir hands were intertwined, and their noses rub each other, which in ancient Egypt are believed to be an intimate kiss. A relief was written under their names and these were Nianhhnum and Hnumhotep....
Pearls bring happiness, but not to everyonePearls bring happiness, but not to everyoneIn Ancient Egypt, very highly valued were pearls that were white in color with pink shades, as well as with gold, silver tint, and hue of an iridescent rainbow....
The symbol of the winged sunThe symbol of the winged sunIn ancient Egypt, the image of the winged sun is associated with Ra and the sun gods, according to Egyptologists. The winged solar disk was often depicted with two cobras....