The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is located on the University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, MI. and it’s well-worth a visit if you’re in the area. The Coffin of Djehutymose is one of the exhibits. He was a priest of … Continue reading
The ancient Egyptians went to a lot of trouble for their religion. Herodotus certainly thought so, and said they were “religious to a higher degree than any other people.” The temple complex at Karnak, dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, … Continue reading
“The reward of one who does something lies in something being done for him. This is considered by god as ma’at.”-Pharaoh Neferhotep, c.1300 BCE “Ma’at, then, is the principle that forms individuals into communities and that gives their actions meaning … Continue reading
People The Egyptian word for people used in creation texts with a picture of a man and a woman following the phonetic part of the word. Humanity seems to have been divided into two genders from the beginning. This is … Continue reading
Map of the netherworld from the coffin of Gua, from Deir el-Bersha, Egypt. 1985-1795 BC. Ra says: Proceed in peace, that I may repeat to you the good deeds that my heart has done in the midst of the coiled one … Continue reading
Display Information Unguent Bottle Nice little glass piece. About 3″ tall.
I’ve been reading Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz. It’s an engagingly written, enjoyable read. Talking about the scribes and other officials, she said: “One of the significant aspects of Egyptian life which is brought out by the Hekanakhte … Continue reading
On Following the Sun we were talking about the spirituality of ancient Egypt: Do the people of Kemet separate spirituality from anything, even entertainment? Unfortunately, unless someone makes some really interesting “finds”, we may not have much evidence either way. … Continue reading