September 5, 2017

After a brief hiatus, Thutmose Tuesday is back! This week, I figured we'd discuss one of the most iconic and recognizable ancient Egyptian symbols, the scarab. Associated with the beetle-headed god Khepri (the embodiment of Ra as the rising sun), beginning in the Middl...

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...

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 2, 2017

When researching the story of Maatkare Hatshepsut, there's one name that will inevitably pop up: Senenmut. And there's good reason, too! Over the course of his lifetime, Senenmut commissioned a large number of statues of himself (25 that we know of), as well as a lavis...

June 27, 2017

When Thutmose I came to power at the beginning of the 18th Dynasty, Egypt was still in a bit of a funk from the political instability of the Second Intermediate Period. The founder of the dynasty, Pharaoh Ahmose I, had inherited the throne as a child, as did his son an...

June 25, 2017

To follow up my post about Maatkare Hatshepsut, I thought I'd take a quick look at some of the media (books, podcasts, etc.) related to the female pharaoh and her reign. Today I've picked out a handful of sources that I think are worth your time!

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