Duat qadjuguckap324 The divinity shapes her body into a circle. Its feet touch its head from behind. With the hands it bears the goddess Nut, who stands holding the solar disc on her head. It is the Hereafter; The name probably comes from the root dua: “morning”, used to indicate what... Continua »
giugno 8, 2016

Cats in ancient Egypt

Cats in ancient Egypt   One of the most popular cults in Egypt, in the Late Period, was the one to the cat-goddess Bastet. In this period thousands of cats have been mummified to be sold to the pilgrims, who presented them to the goddess as an offer. The bodies of the cats were dehydrated using... Continua »
gennaio 4, 2016

Pharaoh Chefren

Pharaoh Chefren Pharaon Chefren Chefren, Khaf Ra, in the original Egyptian denomination, he was the fourth pharaoh in the IV Dynasty, ascended to the throne as his brother Radjedef’s successor. He too, conquered soon, with the decisiveness of his manners and actions, the reputation of a cruel tyrant, able to keep Egypt in... Continua »
dicembre 10, 2015

Mines in Ancient Egypt

Mines in Ancient Egypt The mines that the ancient Egyptians exploited, were all in the desert. There were deposits of copper, of malachite and of turquoise in Synai and east of Koptos and in Nubia and even gold mines were frequent. Their exploitation was rather difficult, because of the lack of water, of the... Continua »
novembre 9, 2015


VISIR The title of visir (In Egyptian tjaty) was instituited under Snefru and the first one who used it was Nefermaat, but the function goes back to a much older time and was already performed by Imohtep under the pharaoh Djoser (the title tjaty was put before his name in the... Continua »
novembre 3, 2015

God Atum

God Atum He was a solar divinity, the primitive patron of Eliopoli. He was represented by the figure of a man, with the pharaoh’s crown and he was associated with Shu and Tefnut, to form a threefold. He created himself, before he generated Shu and Tefnut, and was the primordial god in... Continua »
ottobre 7, 2015


Bubastis Excavations to Bubastis Bubastis (in the region of the delta, near Zagazig of today) was the capital of the XVIII nomos of the delta. Its Egyptian name “Per Bast” means “Bastis home” and comes from the name of the divinity that protected it, Bastet. His sanctuary already existed in the... Continua »
ottobre 3, 2015