The Chariot in Ancient Egpyt- a military innovation

What image do you conjure up when thinking of ancient Egypt? King Tutankhamun's Deathmask, a mummy or just the pyramids at Giza? I bet somewhere mixed among those images is probably that of a Pharoah astride his noble chariot riding into battle.  But how did the chariot come to be a pivotal piece of ancient… Continue reading The Chariot in Ancient Egpyt- a military innovation

Ships and Boats in Ancient Egypt

As I currently swelter in a heatwave, I began to daydream about being on a boat with a nice breeze cooling me down. And that got me thinking about boats and ships sailing up and down the river Nile with a gentle river breeze – yes, I know very romanticised but just give me this… Continue reading Ships and Boats in Ancient Egypt

The Khepesh Sword

Last post I talked about the Goddess Neith and the multiple roles she played including holding the ‘Mistress of Bows’, ‘Ruler of Arrows’ and it got me thinking about ancient Egyptian weaponry. This isn’t a post all about arrows though. But a particular sword that appeared in Egypt during the New Kingdom known as a… Continue reading The Khepesh Sword