Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty Click on the article and interview below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/also_in_the_news/7945333.stm remains of the queen’s sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Buried city and 17 pyramids revealed by satellite An infra-red satellite image reveals the pattern of streets and houses in the buried ancient city […]Read More
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Beauty Secrets Reveal: Cleopatra’s Ancient Make-Up Inspo
Queen Cleopatra, one of the most famous beauties in ancient history make-up secrets will be reveal here to inspire you for your New Years’s celebration ladies. Over 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used eye shadow, not only for cosmetic but practical purposes as well. Dark pigment painted around the eye helped protect the eye […]Read More
Queen Of Nubia & Egypt: Naparaye
Naparaye was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. Naparaye was the daughter of King Piye and the sister-wife of King Taharqa. -Illustration by Sara Winters She held several titles: Great of Grace, Great of Praises, Sweet of Love, (Great?) King’s Wife, Lady of the Two Lands and King’s Sister. Naparaye’s name is known from her tomb in el-Kurru (Ku. 3). At […]Read More
Was Queen Cleopatra Bi-Racial?
A controversial subject indeed. Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty, was part African? According to two reports her father was Greek and her mother was African. Remains of the queen’s sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey, indicate that her mother had an “African” skeleton. Princess Arsinoe had an African mother is a […]Read More
Ancient Egyptian Martial Arts?
In ancient Egypt, Tahteeb or Tahtib was used as a form of martial arts. Its role has since changed to that of a festive game but some of the symbolism and values associated with the practice remain. Performed in front of an audience, it involves a brief, non-violent interchange between two adversaries, each wielding a long […]Read More
Copper Statues Of Ancient Egyptian King Pepi I
Pepi I’s reign was marked by aggressive expansion into Nubia, the spread of trade to far-flung areas such as Lebanon and the Somalian coast, but also the growing power of the nobility. One of the king’s officials named Weni fought in Asia on his behalf. Pepi’s mortuary complex, Mennefer Pepy, eventually became the name for […]Read More
5,000 Year Old Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Pyramids Found In Australia?
Thanks for sharing! Egyptians in Australia-Part 1, looks at the sensational and hotly debated set of close to 300 hieroglyphs found at Kariong near Gosford). There are numerous carved glyphs on sandstone walls. Ancient Lost Worlds and Hidden History. On location videos made by author and adventurer Brien Foerster exploring Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Hawaii, Easter […]Read More
Cosmetics from Ancient Times
Vanity is as old as civilization, and the ancient Egyptians were no exception. Both men and women were known to wear copious amounts of makeup, which they believed gave them the protection of the gods Horus and Ra. These cosmetics were made by grinding ores like malachite and galena into a substance called kohl. It was […]Read More
The Kush Empire
Archaeologists are finding widespread evidence that the kingdom of Kush once had influence over a 750-mile stretch of the Nile Valley. For five centuries in the second millennium B.C., the kingdom of Kush flourished with the political and military prowess to maintain some control over a wide territory in Africa. On the periphery of history […]Read More
Natural & Beautiful Elongated Skulls of Africans and African descendants found in 2016?
Ancient Egyptians Depiction In Art –No comment on this subject matter Genetic similarities of Africans and African descendants found in 2016? Source: This was Published on Aug 21, 2016 by Al Jazeera news Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from a new settlement area in northern Uganda. Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in […]Read More
Egyptian Book Of The Dead
The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text, used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around 1550 BCE) to around 50 BCE. The original Egyptian name for the text, transliterated rw nw prt m hrw is translated as “Book of Coming Forth by Day”. Another translation would be “Book of emerging […]Read More
Ancient land of Punt: Pyramidal structures found in Somalia?
Queen Ati, wife of King Perahu of Punt, depicted on Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahri. Somalia is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt. Ancient pyramidical structures, mausoleums, ruined cities and stone walls, such as the Wargaade Wall, are evidence of an old civilization that once thrived in the […]Read More
Relief of a female ruler, a Candace of Meroë named Kandake Amanitore.
The reign of Arrakkamani (c. 280 BCE) when the royal burial ground was transferred to Meroë from Napata (Jebel Barkal). In the fifth century BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described Meroë as “the mother city of the other Ethiopians”. A photo of the Oba’s Pyramid before the 19th century in Benin, Nigeria Their connection to many major […]Read More
Beautiful Images: The Ancient Kingdom Of Sudan, Africa
Ancient Nubia In November 2011, Museum Curator Alex de Voogt, Postdoctoral Fellow Vincent Francigny, and Research Associate William Harcourt-Smith set out on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to Sudan. Over the course of two weeks, the team traveled some 2,000 kilometers and visited about 20 archaeological sites dating from the ancient kingdom of Meroë. Beautiful […]Read More
Why do Africans & African descendants pour liquor onto the floor in honor of the dead?
Cultural Similarities: Libation was part of ancient Egyptian society where it was a drink offering to honor and please the various divinities, sacred ancestors, humans present and not present, as well as the environment. It is suggested that libation originated somewhere in the upper Nile Valley and spread out to other regions of Africa and […]Read More
The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics & The Dogon Tribe Offer Key To Past?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but did that same euphemism exist in antiquity? –artwork Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is a system of writing that utilized symbols to denote specific meanings. Many contemporary Egyptologists contend that the grouping of hieroglyphics symbols offers a phonetic pronunciation of the words utilized. They imply that these […]Read More
Princess Sit Hathor Yunet aka Sithathoriunet
Beautiful ancient wig with hair ornaments. I’m sure this will inspire some beauty gurus, especially women of color around the world to design their next personal custom wig creation for their YouTube videos. This is an ancient craft that is still practiced in today’s society. Found were remains of several boxes filled with jewelry and cosmetic […]Read More
Braided Ancient Egyptian Wig
Queen Nefertiti, who lived during the fourteenth century b.c.e., was known for wearing dark blue wigs, and festive wigs were sometimes gilded, or thinly coated in gold. The wig hair often stuck straight out from the skullcap, creating large, full wigs that offered wearers protection from the heat of the sun. Most often black, wigs were […]Read More
Ancient Faces: Another Mummy Portrait From Egypt, Africa
Social status The patrons of the portraits apparently belonged to the affluent upper class of military personnel, civil servants and religious dignitaries. Not everyone could afford a mummy portrait; many mummies were found without one. Flinders Petrie states that only one or two per cent of the mummies he excavated were embellished with portraits. The rates […]Read More
Ancient Egyptian Statute Found In Israel
Documents discovered at Hazor and at sites in Egypt and Iraq attest that Hazor maintained cultural and trade relations with both Egypt and Babylon. In the course of close to 30 years of excavation, fragments of 18 different Egyptian statues, both royal and private, dedicated to Egyptian kings and officials, including two sphinxes, were discovered […]Read More
An Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty, Nefertiti ruled alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, during the mid-1300s B.C. Little is known about the origins of Nefertiti, but her legacy of beauty and power continue to intrigue scholars today. Her name is Egyptian and means “a beautiful woman has come.” Worship of the Sun God Nefertiti and […]Read More
Head of a Statue of a Queen
Some people think it’s Nefertiti or one of her daughters Meritaton or Anchesenpaaton? Although the eye liner and lipstick are faint in color, I still love ancient make-up. Simply beautiful. Head of a statue of Queen Merit-Aton? Dynasty 18. C.1340-1335 B.C. Quartzit. From Amarna. Gift of James Simon, 1920. Egyptian Museum in the Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany. […]Read More
Cuneiform writings were found in Upper Egypt at Amarna
An example of an interesting cuneiform collection is the Amarna Letters. These letters were found in Upper Egypt at Amarna and there are 382 known tablets in total. The letters are mostly diplomatic correspondence between the Ancient Near East and Egypt and contain a structure for the first known diplomatic system. Cuneiform is considered the […]Read More
Contributions to the World in Math & Science
Professor Manu Ampim has a B.S. in Business Management and M.A. in History/African American Studies. –Sculpture Colossal granite head of Amenhotep III Mr. Ampim has taught in the Department of History at Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), and at San Francisco State University in the Dept. of Ethnic Studies. Also, Ampim has studied at Oxford University in […]Read More
Elaborate Ancient Egyptian Wig With Hair Ornaments
Crown of the Foreign Wives of Thutmose III In Western Thebes in the tomb of the Three Foreign Wives. This Hair Ornaments is made of Gold, gesso, carnelian, jasper, transparent crizzled glass, opaque turquoise glass. This gold disk from the funerary equipment with its now open spaces for original inlay as well as incised decoration of […]Read More
Elaborate Ancient Egyptian Wig With Hair Ornaments
Geographic Location of this wig: Africa This is something that women of color still do today instinctively. If you go on Youtube & search “How to make your own wigs from scratch” You will see thousands of videos on this particular subject. What is most impressive to me is that the majority of the African or […]Read More
Queens in ancient and medieval times?
The book also list historical achievements of great women. This edition includes over 100 images, 18 maps, a 15 page chronological table, index, and bibliography. I love the blue & gold earing or maybe it’s part of her headress? – Sola Portrait Head of Queen Tiye with a Crown of Two Feathers, c. 1355 B.C.E., […]Read More
Another Beautiful Ancient Egyptian Beaded Dress
Beauty and fashion in Ancient Egypt. A spectacular dress made of beads in a fishnet pattern. This dress, traditionally worn over a white sheath, is a masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian fashion design. One of twenty such dresses worldwide. One of the exhibition’s visitors stood there gazing at the dress for a long time, long enough for […]Read More
4,500 year old Egyptian beaded dress
This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment. It has been painstakingly reassembled from approximately seven thousand beads found in an undisturbed burial of a female contemporary of King Khufu. From Giza, tomb G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University. Although their string had disintegrated, a few beads still lay […]Read More
Nubian Hathor found at el-Kurru, Sudan
Headed Magic Crystal Amulet 743-712 BC From the Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), found at el-Kurru, Sudan. The crystal ball amulet is surmounted by a gold head of Hathor crowned with disc and horns. The ball is bored vertically and has a gold disc at the base on which it stands. This probably used […]Read More
The mummy of Sachiny found near Aswan
The mummy of a woman who lived during ancient Egypt’s Twelfth Dynasty has been discovered in the Tombs of the Nobles near Aswan. ASWAN, EGYPT—The mummy of an important woman named Sachiny from ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom has been discovered, according to a report in Egypt Independent. A team headed by archaeologist Alejandro Jimenez found the […]Read More