Egyptian

Statue of hepshepsut

This post spiraled off from my last post, as frequently happens. You know you’re looking at a pharaoh in ancient Egyptian artwork by looking at his hat.  There’s several different hats, but all of them are only worn by pharaohs.  Moreover, there’s a square beard also only worn by pharaohs. Continue Reading

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Superheoes posed as if in ancient Egyptian artwork

Today’s post started with a joke. The first few amuse me.  By the end it doesn’t even make sense: just putting hieroglyphs around Ghostbusters doesn’t exactly give the impression of ancient Egyptian Ghostbusters.  I do, however, get a giggle from the Vulture posing as Isis. We’re going to stick withContinue Reading

Giza Pyramids

Egyptian history is divided into three main periods, the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Everyone knows about the Old Kingdom. That’s the time of the Great Sphinx and the pyramids, with the most known pyramids being some of the earliest. If you’ve heard of specific pharaohs (famous for something otherContinue Reading