What was the role of a priest in ancient Egypt?

Answer The role of the priests (hem-netjer, meaning servants of the god) was not necessarily a religious one. They were hired to care for the cult statue, to teach, copy out literature, attend to finances... Read More »

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When did ancient Egypt end?

The final centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization saw several foreign rulers, including the Persians and the Macedonians. Then, the Roman Empire annexed Egypt in 30 A.D., permanently ending inde... Read More »

Where was ancient Egypt?

The pyramids and other archaeological ruins of ancient Egypt lie within the borders of the modern day nation of Egypt in the northeastern corner of Africa. Ancient Egyptian civilization developed ... Read More »

What do hieroglyphics tell us about ancient Egypt?

Hieroglyphics, pictures used to represent sounds, are one of the world's oldest forms of writing. Archeologists and other scientists use can learn much about ancient Egyptian society by interpretin... Read More »

Who is Osiris from Ancient Egypt?

In Ancient Egypt, Osiris was the god of the underworld. He lived in the underworld and was responsible for judging the souls of the dead to see whether they were worthy of entering the Blessed Land... Read More »