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Imhotep was a high courtier under King Djoser (Dynasty III), who was given the supreme privilege of having his name carved alongside that of Pharaoh himself. He held the offices of vizier and master sculptor. The Egyptian priest Manetho stated that he was the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Originally a fertility symbol, he became the sacred bull, or the 'Ba' of the creator god Ptah at the cult center of Memphis. The Apis was linked to Pharaoh as the divine manifestation of a god and the bulls became important enough to have a grand burial at...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Anubis/Inpew/Yinepu/Anpu, "Lord of the Hallowed Land", meaning the necropolis. Jackal or dog headed god protecting the deceased. Known since Predydnastic times and linked to the name Khenty Amentiu, "Foremost of the Westerners". He was...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Osiris, Wesir, Ausar, Usir, meaning "place of the eye". Also Wennefer which means "the eternally good being" or "the perfect one". He has been called "Lord of the Afterworld", "Judge of the Blessed Dead", "...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
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 III: The Wisdom Literature
It may seem that religion in ancient Egypt was mainly concerned with preserving the status of kingship and of a powerful priesthood. However, at all levels of society relationship with a deity through prayers and offerings on a daily basis was of great...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian

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The writing on the wall at Saqqara is plain to see
When the Saqqara pyramids were opened in 1880, the chamber walls were found to be covered in hieroglyphic writings, and these texts have been a subject of discussion among Egyptologists ever since. What do they mean? What do they represent?
New Kingdom Tomb Will Open in Saqqara
CAIRO, EGYPT—Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El-Damaty announced that a heavily reused tomb discovered in Saqqara in 1996 by French Egyptologist Alain Zivie will be opened to the public for the first time. The New Kingdom tomb first belonged to ...
Saqqara Horticultural Crops looks for rebound after sales dropped 20% in 2015
The sales of Saqqara Horticultural Crops fell to EGP 200m in the past year, a 20% decrease in the company's reported 2014 sales registered at EGP 240m. Islam Selim, Marketing Manager at the company, attributed the decline to an increase in the cost of ...
In My Jewellery Box: Dalit Nuttall, Saqqara
Although her father was a celebrated jeweller in Stockholm in the 1970s, Dalit Nuttall initially chose not to follow his career path and instead spent 20 years working in finance in London.
Investigations on in disappearence of 157 artefacts from Saqqara galleries

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