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
This week I am taking us all right back to the time of the unification of Egypt when the ancient Egypt that we think of was in its infancy. Only three women are definitely known to have ruled Dynastic Egypt as kings each taking the throne. Three other women have acted as queen regents although… Continue reading Meret-Neith – The first female pharaoh?
This week I am exploring the ‘Two Ladies’ Nekhbet and Wadjet. Now you may be wondering who these two ladies are, take a guess for me. Are they a pair of famous Queens, heroines from myth or something completely different all together? I will clarify, the Two Ladies are goddesses for ancient Egypt. They are… Continue reading The Two Ladies – Nekhbet and Wadjet