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Ramesses III and The Great Harim Conspiracy – Part I

Recent articles on the net have been discussing the throat-slitting of pharaoh Ramessess III (1185-1154 BC).  In this blog, we will look at the harim conspiracy that surrounded not only his death – but  also the deaths  and punishments of those who … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells Appropriate for Banquets

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Ancient Egyptians were fond of magical spells that could assist both in daily life as well as during emergencies.  Here is a collection of spells that are related primarily to eating and cuisine: Grace before a Meal…(excerpts) The dining table … Continue reading

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The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Revised 23 May 2014   Tales of mice and cats, such as the following, were popular in ancient Egypt. They were generally written in Middle Egyptian hieratic, which is a cursive form of hieroglyphic.  These texts are excellent exercises for aspiring scribes (or, as … Continue reading

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