This week in Art, Year 5 were experimenting with the ancient Egyptian formal writing system, hieroglyphics! Below you can see some great examples of our work – we were writing our first names using this complicated picture-based alphabet. What do you think would happen if we started using a picture-based alphabet in today’s world?
“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.” Brian Andreas […]
Today, I was going to post on death rituals or mummification and reincarnation but as I was doing research, I got interested in learning about caste systems in India and ancient Egypt. I always feel a tad tenuous speaking as an authority on subjects, I have only read about…I dip my toes gingerly into […]
It is well known and well documented that the Ancient Egyptians mummified their pharaohs in preparation for the afterlife. The process, including 40 days of soaking the body in natron, could take up to 70 days before it was ready to be wrapped with thin strips of linen, the last step before being placed in an elaborate coffin. In many museums, […]
The question of whether Ancient Egyptians were black has been an ongoing debate for centuries. Technically, ancient Egyptians were African, as Egypt is in Africa, but most northern African peoples are from Arab and Caucasian descent. In most ancient Egyptian art one can see a fullness of the lips that would suggest they are black African, […]
Title: The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt: Sacred Science and the Mystery of Consciousness (Goodreads) Author: Edward F. Malkowski Publication: Inner Traditions (Oct. 3, 2007) Pages: 448 Format: Paperback Source: Library Rating: 2/5 stars Before reading The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt, I thought Edward Malkowski would present an in-depth discussion how the ancient Egyptians blended spirituality and technology with the products […]
One of my first dreams about Ancient Egypt involved the goddess Isis having a love affair with another Egyptian goddess. I didn’t recognize the second goddess, although it could have been Ma’at. But what was interesting is that Isis became pregnant with a son from this affair. Then there was a dream that seemed related […]