ushabti of a pharaoh
History

Ushabtis and Oracles: Egyptian Magical Statuettes for the Next Life

June 1, 2023

The Egyptians believed in resurrection and the next life which is going to be a better version of the present one. So they carried small statues called Ushabtis who would work in their place as servants. similarly, magical were oracle statues of gods that could speak and deliver legal judgements. […]

pyramid of Giza on a starry night
History

Ancient Egypt and Elements of the Magical Realm

June 1, 2023

Ancient Egypt strongly believed in magic. They had goddesses of magic called Heka and Isis. Magic had certain essential elements and was not only about spell. The ritual associated with it was equally important. Moreover, the magician was usually a learned man adept in the skills. […]

Egyptian pyramids
History

The Beginning of the End of Ancient Egypt

June 1, 2023

With the death of Ramses III, Egypt started inching towards its downfall. All the successors of the Ramses dynasty failed to revive the lost glory of Egypt and the land eventually succumbed to robbers and plunderers. […]

decorations in Ramses' tomb
History

The Harim Conspiracy and Ramses III’s Death

May 31, 2023

One of Ramses’ queen plotted his death along with a few of her confidantes. Ramses’ died shortly after and was buried in the Valley of Kings with a most unusual tomb. His mummy has also been damaged due to a tomb robbery, the effect of which can be seen in the depiction of mummies in many of Hollywood movies. […]

old papyrus featuring Egyptian gods
History

Papyrus Harris as a Historical Record of Ramses III

May 31, 2023

The royal Papyrus Harris is a historical record of the life and times of one of the greatest Pharaohs of Egypt, Ramses III. Ramses’ military successes find a mention in the papyrus along with his mortuary temple, Medinet Habu. […]

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