Category: Egypt

Peace Treaty of Kadesh

Egypt and the Hittites had been warring over the area around Kadesh for years.  The last major battle was in 1274 BCE and Pharaoh Ramesses II and Hittite emperor Muwatallis fought to a draw.  Both sides sustained heavy losses, but neither side could claim total victory.  However, both sides did claim victory in their various […]

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Cleopatra Selene II

The affair between Cleopatra and Marc Antony was one of the biggest scandals of the ancient world.  Reports of how Antony had given up Roman ways for the decadent East was the talk of Rome.  Eventually, in 40 BCE, Antony went back to Rome to marry Octavia and try to forge a peace with her […]

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Egyptian Goddess Hathor

She was one of the most important Ancient Egyptian goddess. She was known as “the Great One of Many Names”. Her name means “mansion of Horus”. Her parents were Neith and Khnum or Ra. She is at times the mother, daughter and wife of Ra and, like Isis, is at times described as the mother […]

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Hatshepsut- His Majesty, Herself

Long before the time of Cleopatra, there was another woman who ruled with absolute power along the Nile. Unfortunately, because of reasons unknown, her legacy was hidden until the 19th century. Hatshepsut was born at the beginning of the New Kingdom around 1504 BCE. Although women were granted a higher status in Egypt than in […]

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