A study of present-day genomes of north-east Africans suggests the northern route through Egypt and the Sinai was more likely. DNA evidence proves early humans survived last Ice Age. Study: Early humans had better levels of gender equality than now. Jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back 400,000 years. Early humans migrated out of Africa […]Read More
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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
Science Fiction& Fantasy Art of Ancient Egypt III to inspire
Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? –Egyptian Pharaoh by Chris Ducas Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile […]Read More
Gold & the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia
In antiquity, Nubians believed that gold was a sacred material with protective powers, so jewelry makers used the metal frequently. Double Hathor head earring, Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90 AD. This is only a fraction of the ancient Nubian accessories. Gold earring Nubian, Meroitic Period Thousands of years ago, Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt made up […]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
Make-Up By International Artist Pat McGrath
Amazing Colors! Beautiful on her skin tone. Metal Morphosis005 by Pat Mcgrath (Make-Up) Sudanese Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot patmcgrath.com International Make-Up Artist Extraordinaire: Pat McGrath Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot Sudanese Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot Unknown or Forgotten Meroe pyramids surrounded with dunes in Sudan, Africa. Queen Qalhata’s tomb in Sudan Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were […]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
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 Gold Ram’s-head Pendant
What is a pendant ? It’s a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck hanging downward. This ancient gold ram’s-head was made during the Kushite Period. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram’s-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord. Rams were associated with the god Amun, particularly in Nubia, […]Read More
Ancient Nubian Temple Found In Sudan, Africa
Archaeologists excavated a sprawling temple complex dedicated to the god Amun at the Sudanese site of Dangeil. Egypt’s most important and enduring relationship was, arguably, with its neighbor to the south, Nubia, which occupied a region that is now in Sudan. The two cultures were connected by the Nile River, whose annual flooding made civilization […]Read More
Ancient African Mathematics: The Ishango Bone 26,000+ years old?
Found in Sub-Sahara Africa? Older than the ancient Egyptians? “Today, however, the more than 20,000 years old Ishango bone is considered to be the first evidence of a calculator in the world, although in the Lebombo mountains of Zwaziland a similar find has been dated to 35,000 years ago. Named after the place where it was […]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
Queen Dowager Rosalie Gicanda
Queen Gicanda was the wife of Rwandan Mwami (King in the Kinyarwanda language) Mutara III of Rwanda. After her husband died in mysterious circumstances in 1959, the Rwandan monarchy lasted only two more years, under the leadership of Mwami Kigeli V of Rwanda and then coming to an end in 1961. This Queen looks similar to Princess Emma Bakayishonga. […]Read More
Ancient Nubia, Kerma Graves in Sudan, Africa
The Kerma graves are distinct. They are circular pits covered with white or black pebbles in a circular mound. Four huge graves in the southern part of the site exist. They lie in rows surrounded by smaller graves. The diameter is 300 ft(9 m) covered with circular mounds of white and black dessert pebbles, 3 […]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
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
Tutankhamun’s gold funerary mask & real head shape
Tutankhamen was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He has since his discovery been colloquially referred to as King Tut. What is behind the mask of Tutankhamen? The inscription on the shoulders and the back of the […]Read More
Nubian King Tantamani from Sudan
The very name Nubian (nub) actually means gold. Meet Uncle Ali-For over 25 years he has been the key holder for the gate of the Tomb of Tanutamani, and he will guide us through the royal burial chambers belonging to King Tanwetamani (Tanotamun) and Queen Kalhata at El Kurru, a few kilometers south of Karima, […]Read More
Princess Emma Bakayishonga of Rwanda & the $2.4 million Watussi Woman artwork
Watussi Woman is a sublime portrait of a noblewoman in the court of HM Mwami Rudahigwa III, monarch of the Watussi in the territory of Ruanda-Urundi, then part of the Belgian Congo. In an extraordinarily fortuitous development, the identity of the sitter has been confirmed as Emma Bakayishonga in Rwanda in 1942. Famous for her […]Read More
Elite 18th Dynasty Family
A shrine on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt served as a memorial to an elite 18th Dynasty family that appears to have been originally from Nubia. archaeology.org/news (Courtesy © The Gebel el Silsila Survey Project) Read more and see other beautiful ancient art gebelelsilsilaepigraphicsurveyproject.blogspot.com/2015/12/six-nk-statues-and-intact-relief-scenes Remains of a Nubian temple in Sudan thought […]Read More
Remains of a Nubian temple in Sudan thought to be around 2000 years old
A ritual altar, a sacred boat base, and a hieroglyphic inscription have been discovered in the remains of a temple in Sudan thought to be around 2,000 years old. Source-archaeology.org/news Over 200+ pyramids in Sudan Pyramids discovered in ancient Sudanese cemetery: 2,000 Remains of Ancient Palace Discovered – LiveScienceRead More
Benefits Of Ancient Essential Oils: Frankincense & Myrrh
Frankincense—also known as olibanum—and myrrh have been traded in North Africa and the Middle East for upwards of 5,000 years. Frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore. Sacks of frankincense and potted saplings of myrrh-producing trees appear in murals decorating the walls of a temple […]Read More
The Oldest Zodiac Sign From Dendera & The Star Sirius
Most believe this to be of the New Kingdom. The relief, which John H. Rogers characterized as “the only complete map that we have of an ancient sky. A detail of the Dendera Zodiac displayed at the Louvre, Paris. Guy asks: I wonder if someone knowledgeable could comment about the seeming lack of precession by […]Read More
3,000 Year Old Egyptian Woman with 70 HAIR EXTENSIONS Intact
The only way is EGYPT! 3,000-year-old remains of woman unearthed with 70 hair extensions tied in intricate layers. The pieces were elaborate creations, with one recently uncovered in an Egyptian coffin made up of 70 elaborate extensions fastened together. Out of 100 skulls analysed, 28 still had hair. The type of hair ranged from curly black […]Read More
Controversy behind Gods of Egypt movie 2016
This time period is supposed to be in the old kingdom/5th dynasty (2494 B.C. – 2345 B.C.). ‘Gods of Egypt’ Director, Studio Apologize for Lack of Diverse Casting: ‘We Can Do Better’ Lionsgate also acknowledged the need for more inclusive casting in a statement obtained by Variety, which reads: “We recognize that it is our responsibility […]Read More