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Polytheism is the religious belief that there are several deities (gods or godesses) which exist and which rule the universe as separate and distinct entities. With regard to polytheism in ancient ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 08:15 AM PST with 29 Recommends
No matter where in the world you find yourself, hospitals are filled with bacteria and viruses and potential infections for patients. Constanza Correa and her colleagues believe they have found a ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 308 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM PST with 371 Recommends
What do you do when you have conquered a country whose religion is different from yours? If the conquering country is from a monotheistic tradition, such as the Christianity of the United States ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 08:05 AM PST with 87 Recommends
The pyramids of Saqqara stand in front of the Nile River Valley like weary sentinels. They act as guardians, looking over a 6 mile wide strip of fecund earth hemmed in by seas of sand. This stretch ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 06:35 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
In November 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter made a momentous discovery in Egypt's Valley of the Kings: the tomb of a little-known, largely-forgotten teenaged pharaoh named Tutankhamun, ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 09:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
(This is a humor Diary!) To Bill O'Reilly: As a good progressive American writer, I love cats as much as the next person, but I've noticed that cat diaries at the Daily Kos ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 02:39 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
For most people, the topic of Ancient Egypt brings to mind the massive pyramids on the Giza Plateau and the Sphinx. All of these architectural wonders were built during a time period which today’s ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:15 AM PST with 53 Recommends
I come home in the morning light, My mother says "When you gonna live your life right?" Oh ,mother,dear, We're not the fortunate ones, And girls, They wanna have fun. * I am not sure how to describe ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
History and archaeology often rely on some type of chronological framework for presenting data. In Egypt, the first chronology of Egyptian history was put together by Manetho sometime in the third ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 09:02 AM PST with 54 Recommends
The pyramids are the most distinctive and best-known feature of ancient Egypt. The pyramids are the symbols of ancient Egyptian civilization and reflect the great power of the Egyptian kings, known ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 113 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 07:37 AM PDT with 164 Recommends
I don't always believe the Roman historian Plutarch, but then you should never always believe any historian. Still, Plutarch always told a good story. His tale of the death of Pompey the Great is a ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
This series focuses on the region from where the roots of Western Judaic and Christian civilization of today are traced: the northeastern, eastern, and southeastern region surrounding the ...
by Janet Wise
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
This series focuses on the region from where the roots of Western Judaic and Christian civilization of today are traced: the northeastern, eastern, and southeastern region surrounding the ...
by Janet Wise
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 03:08 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
The two basic kingdoms of ancient Egypt—Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt—were first unified into a single kingdom about 3150 BCE when King Narmer from Upper Egypt conquered Lower Egypt. For the next ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
I come back to the beginning, to the face of she who comes in beauty. Nefertiti draws you back, as if she were about to speak. But who could ever live up to her image? Icons exist because they are ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I come home in the morning light, My mother says "When you gonna live your life right?" Oh ,mother,dear, We're not the fortunate ones, And girls, They wanna have fun. * I am not sure how to describe ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 8 Recommends
I know the bust of Nefertiti is not sentient. It is not aware of its surroundings or of itself. But at its core it is limestone, the compressed bodies of billions of single celled living creatures, ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I call it the $390 million lunch. It was held alfresco on the banks of the Nile, late morning, Monday, January 20, 1913. The host of this cannibal's soiree was the "tactless and brusque” ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I know that the King of Egypt, Akhenaten, AKA Amenhotep IV, died around 1336 B.C.E., at about 50 years of age, in the 17th year of his reign, possibly of a heart attack. It is hard to speak with ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I would like to have met Thutmose, the sculptor. Without him we would never have known of Nefertiti, nor known what a beautiful woman she really was. His real genius would not be realized for 4,000 ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends