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Photo of the Week – Bigger than Life

Everything being equal – but was it the case in Ancient Egypt? No, the Ancient Egyptians saw themselves as bigger, taller, and stronger than ordinary mortals.                             … Continue reading

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Pahraoh Ramses II – Even the Great Can Fall

Ramses II was one of Egypt’s longest reigning pharaohs – over 65 years – he died when he was in his 90s. His statues, bigger than life, bigger than anything, can be found all over Egypt. But even the biggest can … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – NO FACE NEEDED

The thousand of years since Pharaoh Ramses II was alive have robbed his statue in the Temple of Karnak of its face – but even without it, he has lost none of his might! Time has been kinder to his wife who is … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S ANCIENT MONUMENTS MAKE US LOOK LIKE ANTS.

WHEN STANDING NEXT TO AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLE, OR COLUMN, OR STATUE WE CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL SMALL, TINY, HARDLY THERE – THEY TOWER OVER US, AND WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS ONCE BACK HOME IT IS LIKE FINDING WALDO. WHERE ARE WE? … Continue reading

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REPLICA OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

This is a very interesting article about how TUTANKHAMUN’S tomb was duplicated It appeared in the AL-TAHRIR NEWS IN May 2014 and was written by NEVINE ABDEL WAHAB Tutankhamun’s replica burial chamber (photo :Factum Arte) A replica of the tomb of Tutankhamun to aid … Continue reading

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EGYPTIAN MUMMIES CAN SLEEP IN PEACE NOW

My visit to the British Museum last week was an eye-opening experience. Ancient Mummies have fascinated the world for a long time and  to learn who they were and how they lived it was necessary to unwrap them. Now with … Continue reading

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EGYPT HAD A FEMALE PHARAOH 3000 YEARS AGO AND THE US IS STILL WAITING FOR A FEMALE COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

Standing in front of the  Mummy wrapped in a beige linen cloth exposing only feet, arms, and the head, it was hard for me to think of this small, shrunken person as one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut. Her last resting place is in … Continue reading

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RAMSES II – A MATTER OF SIZE

It is hard to imagine that Ramses II has ever been laying down instead of standing up, dominating the scene, and towering over his world…..but there is an exception. During my first visit to Egypt part of our tour was … Continue reading

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ABU SIMBEL – SOME MIRACLES HAPPEN TWICE

The bus, which brought us from the airport, joined other buses in a parking lot near a large hill. Once our group was together we started walking up a sandy path. Our guide told us to be patient, that we … Continue reading

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RAMSES II MULTIPLIED BY FOUR – IT IS A MATTER OF SIZE

RAMSES II CONFIRMED HIS POWER WITH  REPLICAS OF HIMSELF – AND HIS  STATUS CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER EGYPT STILL TODAY.  BUT IN ABU SIMBEL HIS POWER WAS MULTIPLIED BY FOUR. IT CAN’T HAVE HURT HIS EGO, BUT THESE COLOSSAL FIGURES IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE, HAD AN … Continue reading

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