July 11, 2017

For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we're revisiting our old friend Thutmose I, conqueror of Nubia, father of Hatshepsut, and grandfather of Thutmose III. Today, however, we won't be talking about Thutmose's many military achievements, but one of his enduring architectur...

July 10, 2017

It’s The Egypt Geek’s first Museum Profile, and what better place to start than at my personal favorite institution…the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York! I recently had the privilege of visiting the Met, and one thing’s for certain: it really never gets old. I’ve...

July 8, 2017

Today, I've got something a little different for you - our first foray into the Middle Kingdom! Encompassing Dynasties 11 -13 (2055 - 1756 B.C.E.), the Middle Kingdom was Egypt's "Classical Age," producing vast amounts of evocative artwork and literature. Like the New...

July 6, 2017

Arguably the most famous ruler in Egyptian history, Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last queen of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. After her death, Egypt ceased to exist as an independent state, and was absorbed into the Roman Empire under the leadership of Augustus (Octavian)....

July 4, 2017

As you've probably guessed from last week's post, one of the defining aspects of the 18th Dynasty was the incredible military prowess of the Thutmoside pharaohs. Both Thutmose I and, in particular, his grandson Thutmose III, were talented and daring military leaders wh...

July 3, 2017

Fabulous, powerful, scandalous: what better way to describe Egypt's last ruling family? Although they weren't ethnically Egyptian, the Ptolemies immersed themselves in their adopted homeland's vibrant culture and traditions without hesitation, discarding their Macedoni...

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