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August 1, 2017

What's a king without his queen(s)? For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we'll be taking a look at the royal harem, a facet of ancient Egyptian court life that took on a particular significance during the New Kingdom. Every 18th Dynasty king (save Hatshepsut) had a harem,...

August 1, 2017

For our first official foray into Egyptian mythology, I thought I'd share one of the most popular stories from the ancient Egyptian religious tradition: the Osiris Myth. It's got it all, from murder,  to betrayal, to incest, to dismembered bodies....

July 25, 2017

Mummies sure do turn up in the oddest of places! Today, we're going to be talking about "mummy caches," hidden tombs and caves used for the express purpose of concealing and protecting the remains of Egyptian pharaohs. Because this is Thutmose Tuesday, we'll be talking...

July 23, 2017

One of the most controversial rulers in ancient Egyptian history, Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) was never meant to be king. The second son of pharaoh Amenhotep III (and grandson of Thutmose IV), he was preceded in the line of succession by his elder brother Prince...

July 18, 2017

Today, we're diving right into the core of Thutmose Tuesday itself: the name "Thutmose". For the ancient Egyptians, names held tremendous power. If your name lived on in the memories of your family (or, if you were a pharaoh, in the hearts and minds of your subjects),...

July 14, 2017

As evidenced by the murals and statues they left behind, cosmetics were an essential part of daily life in ancient Egypt. All men and women, from commoners to the pharaoh himself, applied makeup; cosmetics were viewed not only as a decorative necessity, but also as pos...

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