Frogs in Ancient Egpyt… Have you ever given it much thought?

Now bear with me on this one. Sometimes the inspiration for blog topics comes out of something I have seen in the past few weeks or it is something I have always wanted to know a little more about. Still, this time it is a completely random pull from me simply scrolling around collections for… Continue reading Frogs in Ancient Egpyt… Have you ever given it much thought?

Tattoos in Ancient Egypt

I recently came back from visiting a friend abroad who I went to university with and sometimes inspiration strikes in the weirdest way. They happen to have a good number of tattoos some of which have ancient Egypt spin on them. So it got me thinking I know there have been examples of tattoos in… Continue reading Tattoos in Ancient Egypt

The Sun Temples at Abu Gurob

This week I thought I would do something a little different and have a look into something I have really only heard about in passing and have been a bit curious about. That being the Sun temples at Abu Gurob and how they connect to two iconic structures from ancient Egypt- the obelisk and the… Continue reading The Sun Temples at Abu Gurob

Imhotep Vizier of Works

Now you may have heard of the famed ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep or if you are a fan of a certain set of films including 1932's The Mummy and an early 2000s film franchise. But away from the Hollywood versions Imhotep was the Vizier and Overseer of Works of King Djoser and is credited as… Continue reading Imhotep Vizier of Works

Khnum – Potter of Mankind

Pottery, Souls, Floods and the creation of the world all connect the subject of my blog this week, the ram-headed God Khnum ‘Potter of Mankind’ and ‘Lord of the Cataract’. Figure 1: Temple relief fragment of the god Khnum EA635 https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/Y_EA635 Appearance Figure 2: 'Amun' Ram- headed sphinxes at Luxor Temple - Authors Own Photo… Continue reading Khnum – Potter of Mankind

The HEB -SED Festival – A royal Jubilee

This week here in the UK we are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and so it has got me thinking about what a jubilee celebration for a pharaoh would look like. Luckily there is such a celebration recorded from ancient Egypt the Heb-Sed festival or more simply the Sed festival. Figure 1:… Continue reading The HEB -SED Festival – A royal Jubilee

Seshat – She who is foremost in the Library

I have spent a lot of time surrounded by books all about ancient Egypt so it feels only right that I introduce you to the goddess Seshat mistress of the library. As it is more than likely that as I write my blogs she would be the one to guide me. So let dive in… Continue reading Seshat – She who is foremost in the Library

Bes – the tambourine shaking, snake strangling, protector of children

Figure 1: The bes jar from the Ashmolean that inspired this week's blog. Authors own photo This week’s blog is inspired by a recent trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford when I was reminded about how charming and intriguer Bes jars are (Figure 1). So, this set me off on a little adventure reading… Continue reading Bes – the tambourine shaking, snake strangling, protector of children

Sekhmet – she who is powerful

I have been promising that I would cover this goddess for a long time and given that a few of my most recent blogs have been on topics of the feline variety why not make it a hattrick? This week I have delved into the mythology, meaning and worship of the feared lioness goddess Sekhmet… Continue reading Sekhmet – she who is powerful

What day is it? The Calendar in Ancient Egpyt

As promised in my last post I will kick off the second month of 2022 by taking a look at the taking ancient Egyptian calendar. Now had I been a little less busy at work I would have chosen this as my first topic back in the new year but sometimes it is a bit… Continue reading What day is it? The Calendar in Ancient Egpyt