By Wendy Christensen
Empire of historical Egypt opens with an advent to the area and the geographic zone within the years best as much as the empire, via a quick precis of the historical past of the empire. Sorting throughout the myths of pop culture and contradictory historic proof, this quantity presents a transparent, specific photograph of the lifestyles and heritage of the traditional Egyptians.
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Alexander, whom the Egyptians considered a god, was buried at Alexandria. This gave Ptolemy tremendous religious and political clout. ), the Greek scientist native Egyptian king. and geographer Eratosthenes was keeper of the great Under the Ptolemies, Egypt Library at Alexandria, home to thousands of ancient Egyptlooked outward to Greece, not inian documents recorded on papyrus scrolls. He took adward into the Nile Valley. The new vantage of the opportunity to examine centuries of Egyptian upper class was Greek.
Further campaigns had similar outcomes. This started getting expensive, and embarrassing, for both sides. According to Egyptian records, it was the Hittite king who proposed a peace treaty. Hittite records say it was Ramesses. In any case, flowery diplomatic letters, rich royal gifts, and Ramesses’s marriage to a Hittite princess sealed the peace pact. Ramesses II was one of Egypt’s biggest builders. He completed Sety’s mortuary temple at Thebes, another for himself at Abydos, and the huge mortuary temple called the Ramesseum.
He built a new city, Piramesse (“Domain of Ramesses”) in the Delta. A total of 14 jubilee festivals were held in ancient Egypt by various kings. Also called heb-sed festivals, these weeks-long national parties were held to reaffirm the king’s vigor and fitness to rule. The heb-sed included many religious ceremonies and a ritual “marathon run” in which the king ran a course around the temple precincts to show that he was in excellent shape. Kings held heb-seds at different intervals, and some held many more than others.
Empire of Ancient Egypt (Great Empires of the Past) by Wendy Christensen