By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is creating a detailed picture of care and medicine in the ancient world.
Test your knowledge of Ancient Egyptian sites with this quiz.
This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
Ancient Egyptian retainer sacrifice: did the Ancient Egyptians regularly sacrifice their servants when the Pharaoh died?
A review of my visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery at the British Museum, London, England.
This paper identifies several indigenous Egyptian attestations of King Nechepsos, previously well known from Classical sources. The name may be understood as ‘Necho the Wise’, and refers to Necho II of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty.
The location of a sanctuary dedicated to the cult of Isis and Sarapis close to the theatre of ancient Messene is reported by Pausanias
I argue in my thesis that the most vivid example of Egypt’s sway can be seen in the areas of religion and philosophy. These areas of influence manifest in three ways Hellenistic/Egyptian Paganism, Christianity/Judaism, and Philosophy.
The majority of this study consists of a series of case studies of different types of women’s rituals of power, which emphasize examples of significant trends in ritual iconography, praxis, and context, both those which were typical of late antique Egyptian magic as a whole, and those which were uniquely female in character.