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Path/Peteh
Ptah, Peteh, 'South of His Wall', 'The Ancient One', worshipped in Mennefer (Gr: Memphis) already in the early dynastic period, probably at first as the local patron of craftsmanship, his High Priest in Mennefer was titled 'Greatest of the controllers of...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: New Kingdom
New Kingdom (ca 1580 -1085 bc.) The Hyksos people The so called 'Hyksos' invasion, which was most likely composed of several small groups of different people infiltrating the delta during the 13th Dynasty, meant the end of the Middle Kingdom. The Hyksos...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Amunhotep/Son-of-Hapu
Amunhotep-son-of-Hapu was a courtier, who was employed as a royal scribe and "overseer of all the work of the king" in the reign of Amunhotep III (Dynasty XVIII). Later, in the Ptolemaic period, he was deified on account of his reputation for wisdom....
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Horus/Her
The falcon, soaring with outstretched wings was already in Predynastic times seen as the sky-god, his eyes were called the sun and the moon. The sky, the sun and the falcon were at this time equaled with the king and out of this came the symbol of the winged...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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As the Oscars Unfolded, A Group in Harlem Partied
The winners would get to take home a Ptah award instead of the Oscar. The Ptah is an Egyptian deity and according to Nadhege Ptah, one of the organizers of the event. Ptah, who also happens to have the same name as the award that the group crafted, the ...
Mısırlı Merit Ptah'dan Kleopatra'ya: Erkek egemenliğin kuşattığı tıp tarihinin başlangıcı
Tıp tarihinin yer aldığı kaynaklarda Antik döneme ait saptanabilen ilk kadın hekim Mısırlı Merit Ptah'dır. Ptah'ın resmi Step Saqqara piramidinin yanındaki mezarda bulunmuştur.
A Night Out at the Harlem Oscar Boycott
Inside the Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem on Sunday afternoon, four golden statues stood under the stage on a table covered in white. The statues were shaped in the likeness of Ptah, a creator god in Egyptian mythology—the model, the organizers of ...
Ruthin carpet fitter solves mystery of Egyptian pyramids with Lego
By chance a picture of the great pyramid came on the screen and I just said to myself could I solve the secrets of its construction?
The sacred symbol of the Djed pillar
Other accounts associate the djed with the falcon god of the Memphite necropolis, Seker, then with the Memphite patron god of craftsmen Ptah. Ptah is sometimes referred to as “the noble djed.

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