Hidden Luxor

HIDDEN LUXOR: LOCAL EGYPTOLOGIST REVEALS EGYPT’S TOURIST GEMS The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple … exciting names that most people will know are in Egypt but few would be able to name another site in the town of Luxor where they are found. A lady determined to change all that is Jane Akshar who was born in Sussex …

Grandfather, father, son – A comparison of mortuary temple.

On the West Bank in Luxor many of the New Kingdom pharaohs built their mortuary temples. These would be vehicles both for the worship of the King after he died and became a God and additionally they were cult temples. They were used for events like the Feast of the Valley. Thereby ensuring continuity of worship at the temple, for …

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

If you have caught the bug and want to know more about Egyptology this is the book. An excellent book not only for the information it gives but the bibliography enabling you to research further. I totally recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about the fascinating subject of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt For Kids

Ancient Egypt is a fascinating subject for children, who love to learn about the Sphinx, the pyramids, the tombs, and mummification (and all the gory details of how it was done!). In the UK it is on the national curriculum. In my experience parents are often surprised by how much their children know. I can recommend sites where children can …

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses – Ancient Egypt Religion

One of the most amazing things about Ancient Egypt for visitors is learning more about Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. It centred on the Egyptians’ interaction with a multitude of deities who were believed to be present in, and in control …