This is a list of ancient Egyptian people who have articles on Wikipedia. The list covers key ancient Egyptian individuals from the start of the first dynasty until the end of the ancient Egyptian nation when the Ptolemaic Dynasty ended and Egypt became a province of Rome in 30 BC.
Ancient Egyptians is a vivid realisation of life in the land of the Pharaohs at the time of the great dynasties. Their stories, which span 1,500 years, unfold against the backdrop of great events in the kingdom’s history and paint intimate and dramatic portraits of a rich and complex society. In recreating these ancient stories, wherever possible the characters’ real words and thoughts are used, in the ancient Egyptian language. Costume and design are based on meticulous research into the wealth of real material that has survived from ancient Egypt at different periods.
Egyptian identity is closely tied to geography. The population of Egypt is concentrated in the lower Nile valley, the small strip of cultivable land stretching from the First Cataract to the Mediterranean and enclosed by desert both to the east and to the west. This unique geography has been the basis of the development of Egyptian society since antiquity. If regarded as a single ethnic group, the Egyptian people constitute one of the world's largest.
The Ashkali (also Aškalije, Haškalije, Hashkali) and Balkan Egyptians (Jevgs, Egjiptjant or Gjupci) are Albanian-speaking ethnic cultural minorities (recognized communities) which mainly inhabit Kosovo. They are sometimes considered to be AlbanizedRomani, but they do not self-identify as such and since they are not sharing the same language with the Romani people nor the traditions they want to referred just as Albanians. Prior to the Kosovo War of 1999, Ashkali registered themselves as Albanians. Now they are divided by identifying with two different groups, although the people share culture, traditions and language (Albanian).
During the Kosovo War, they were displaced as refugees in Albania, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia and whole Western Europe such as Germany and France. The "Ashkali" identity was created in 1999, as they tried to show their pro-Albanian stance and distinguish themselves from the Roms (Gypsies).
The "Ashkali" have been classed as a "new ethnic identity in the Balkans", formed in the 1990s.
Each of the four separate episodes -rather independent chapters- presents some of the findings of Egyptology, largely in the form of realistically presented docudrama, a splendid spectacle by peplum-standards, yet unusually true and hence surprising for non-specialist viewers in various details. Remarkable is the revealed contrast between the image-building clichés presented by the official, mostly monumental sources, glorifying deified pharaohs' glorious reign and triumphs and 'celestial' deities, and the more mundane reality, deduced largely from other archaeological findings, showing more human vices, misery, crime...
Supposedly extinct goose species as depicted in ancient Egyptian painting, including the so-called Meidum Geese, at the tomb of Nefermaat and Itet ...Guide to the ExtinctAnimals of AncientEgypt argues that certain animals in ancient Egyptian art may represent species which are now extinct, such as the extinct goose under discussion here.
This article originally appeared on VICEArabia. In January of 2021 I was lucky enough to watch the Wadi Zalaqa camel race, which is held annually in Egypt’s Sinai desert. A brutal 28-kilometres long, it takes its name from the Zalaqa valley in the southern Sinai Peninsula and is considered one of the oldest camel races in the world. ... .
It's time for another edition of Maths Matter on RTÉjr ...Geometry as a mathematical tool can be traced back to the AncientEgyptians, but it was the ancient Greeks who gave it the name it has. When translated from ancient greek, Geometry literally means measure of Earth ... The most famous ancient mathematician to study geometry is Euclid.
An army of curators, restorers and workers are cleaning sculptures, reordering artifacts, checking inventories, reorganizing entrances and conducting restorations, including in the EgyptianWing...A major restoration of the ancient Egyptian tomb chapel of Akhethotep from 2400 B.C.
Patterns of threes in ancient Egyptian iconography represented the plural ... It is thought that this drawback caused Ancient Egyptian craftsmen to abandon the technique — certainly, the Mastaba of Nefermaat and Itet is the only known tomb to date that features it ... An ancient case of mistaken identity? Egyptian mummy is...
Brendan Fraser is one of my all-time favorite actors and I think this is his best performance ever as he plays the action hero of the movie, Rick O’Connell, traveling to an ancient Egyptian city ... It made sense that a cat would have this effect just because of the significance cats had in ancient Egyptian culture.
All in all, the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the ancient world belonged to people of wealth, power, and influence ... Even the mightiest king of the ancient world would enviously look at this shameless luxury ... Today, we look at the images of ancient Egyptians and their sun-shaped pendants or Vikings wearing ax medallions with a smile.