Ptolemaic Empire

Top 10 Most Important Events in Ancient Egypt

The history of ancient Egypt dates back to 3100 BC when nomads arrived and created the first settlements in the northern region of the Nile valley. It is believed the civilization lasted for about 3,000 years during which several invasions took place. These invasions resulted in a blend of cultures and traditions, one of the most famous being the victory … Read more >>

Book of the dead

Top 10 Most Iconic Pieces of Art in Ancient Egypt

The job of the craftsman is to catch a fleeting moment in time and preserve it in history, and while a piece of art is undoubtedly of its time, it should also transcend it and be able to speak to us across the generations. One of the greatest examples of this is the craftsmanship and art of ancient Egypt. Egypt … Read more >>

Crossing the Red Sea with Moses

Top 10 Most Famous People of Egypt

In ancient times, Egyptian rulers were called pharaohs. Pharaohs were the equivalent of kings and were the only people who were significant and celebrated. They ruled Egypt for about 3,000 years. Pharaohs had to maintain the royal bloodline and as a result, they often had to marry their siblings. Egypt’s pharaohs were treated as gods and the Egyptians had the … Read more >>

Thutmose III statue

Top 10 Fascinating Facts about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Most countries and regions have been subjected to the dominance of a single person at one time or another. This person was the head of the system and his decrees were unalterable and had to be followed by everyone under his rule. Although the names change from location to location, the authority of this person is the same everywhere. The … Read more >>

Hatshepsut Egyptian Pharaoh

Top 10 Greatest Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt reigned supreme. They were regarded as both gods and political figures. The pharaohs inherited the crown through the royal bloodline where the king, the father, left the throne after his death to his eldest son. Countless pharaohs have ruled over Egypt making it one of the greatest civilizations ever. Not all of these played a … Read more >>

The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt

Top 10 Fascinating Facts about the Egyptian Pyramids

When archaeologists started looking for fragments of previous civilizations they discovered many pyramids in China and other places. The pyramids in China were recently built and had no historical significance but the pyramids of Egypt were fascinating, very old and much historical value could be extracted from them. These pyramids had been built with care and thought, and to demolish … Read more >>

Statue of Saladin

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Saladin

I warn you against shedding blood, indulging in it and making a habit of it, for blood never sleeps.” – Saladin History has seen various rulers who have achieved great military feats, but it rare to find someone who has fought uncountable battles with minimum bloodshed. Saladin is an example of one of the finest rulers of all time who … Read more >>

Head statue of Ramses II

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Ramses II

Ramses II, the great Egyptian pharaoh, ruled during the 13th century BC. He is also known as Ramesses the Great. He was the third pharaoh to rule the 19th dynasty of Egypt. One of the most celebrated pharaohs of the New Kingdom, Ramses reigned from 1279 BC to 1213 BC and died at the age of 90. He is remembered … Read more >>

Cleopatra VII Facts

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra was born in 70 or 69 BC and was the oldest daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII (Auletes) of Egypt. Her mother is believed to be Cleopatra V Tryphaena, Ptolemy XII’s wife and probably his stepsister. As a member of the Ptolemaic line, she was related to its founder, Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and friend of Alexander … Read more >>

Ancient Egyptian mummy body preserved by mummification

Top 10 Most Peculiar Things and Myths in Ancient Egypt

The people of Ancient Egypt believed in signs from the natural world and much of their decision-making was based on them. Their beliefs were so great that they could be considered superstitious. For example, their belief in an afterlife was so strong that they made sure everything that the person owned went with them into their tomb. They also had … Read more >>