Despite living almost 2,000 years ago, Cleopatra VII is still present throughout society and culture today. She has remained one of the most popular pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, and her image has been recreated in multiple movies, television shows and theatrical productions.
The last pharaoh of ancient Egypt still has quite a hold over us today. Despite dying roughly 2,000 years ago, she remains popular in today’s society. She has been shown in various forms as the title character in a Shakespearean play, portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor on the big screen, and depicted as a cartoon character in television shows.
Ancient Egyptians had strong beliefs and practices associated with the Field of Rushes, which was the name given to their afterlife. In order to achieve eternal life after death, a body had to be properly mummified and pass a series of tests in the underworld.
With Halloween quickly approaching, you may have started the “Oh no, why did I wait so long costume ,” thought process. Stress a little less and check out these THEMUSEUM costumes inspired by exhibitions and events of the past and present.
Do you consider history to be comprised of facts from the past that are set in stone? Or are you open to the idea that new discoveries may actually change what we previously thought was true, and allow for new information to help continually mould our understanding of the past?
In 1813 Jean-Louis Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer, stumbled upon what appeared to be a very large statue of King Ramesses II.
There are a number of ancient Egyptian inventions that many people around the world still use today.
Strange chests have been discovered in ancient tombs throughout Egypt, typically containing four smaller jar-shaped objects depicting animal and human heads.
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