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 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 21, 2017

Welcome to the first #ThutmoseTuesday! Each Tuesday, in honor of my favorite pharaonic family, I'll be posting about some aspect of Egyptian history or culture pertaining to the 18th Dynasty and/or the Thutmoside pharaohs. This week, I've got an intriguing and oft-over...

June 19, 2017

Before you can engage in any kind of in-depth exploration of ancient Egyptian history and culture, it's vital that you have an understanding of how Egyptologists divide and categorize Egypt's history. In my posts you'll probably see me throwing around terms like "New K...

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