Articles about Early Egypt

Hierakonpolis Hierakonpolis is one of the most important early archaeological sites in Egypt. The settlement and building of the city spans the time from 4000 BC when the elements of Egyptian society

Paleolithic Egypt

In the Paleolithic Era, the Sahara and the Nile River valleys were far different then we know it today. The Sahara did not consist of sand but rolling grass lands that sprang

Predynastic Period Egypt

Badarian Culture The Badarian people lived in Upper Egypt, on the eastern bank of the Nile, from approximately 5000 BC to 4400 BC. Though they were a semi-nomadic people, they formed small

Egypt Art and Architecture

Architecture: •The great architectural achievements of the past are built of stone. Stone quarries supplied the large blocks of granite, limestone, and sandstone that were used for building temples and tombs. Architects

Discovering Writing

                                                         The Significance of Writing The invention of script (in the late fourth millennium BC) marks a quantum leap forward in human cultural development. Time and space cease to be barriers to

Predynastic Faiyum, South Cairo and Delta

Taken on its own, the Faiyum gives the impression of staggered occupation from Palaeolithic to early Neolithic times. There was an apparent occupation hiatus following the Qarunian and another following the end

Biographies of Ancient Egyptian Gods

Amun variant spellings: Amon, Amen, Ammon, Amoun /   Amun’s name means “The Hidden One.” Amun was the patron deity of the city of Thebes from earliest times, and was viewed (along