The Rosetta riddle finally understood

What makes the Rosetta Stone unique are the three inscriptions of identical content: written in Egyptian in hieroglyphic and demotic and easy to read in ancient Greek. The key to understanding the top two passages can be found in the last lines at the bottom of the stele. There you can read that the three types of writing are used so that everyone can understand the priests' decree, which means that the two previous parts must have the same content as the Greek text.

The sacred animal

We hear about the pharaohs in ancient Egypt being worshipped along with the gods but little is known about the animals that were also respected and worshipped in the same way. Read on to understand the role of a cat in the ancient Egyptian times and how they lived…..and died!

Eternal life – passing from one form of life to another

The ancient Egyptians believed that their life on earth was only one part of their journey. The eternal journey ended not in death but in everlasting joy and life. Read on to understand the reasons behind this and the processes in place to make sure that they were as prepared for the afterlife as their life on earth

A hearty, healthy oriental dish

A very popular, hearty dinner dish, especially in the colder months, is shorbaat aads. This delicate red/orange lentil soup is served ideally with a little lime. Do you want to know how the Egyptians prepare and cook this delicious soup at home?

Egypt society - everyday life

Egypt is a special place that once you have visited, will stay in your heart forever and its people will be your friends for life!

Held back by tradition & stuck in a moment

Eighty pyramids and hundreds of temples were built during the reign of the pharaohs in Egypt. Did these megalomaniacal construction projects bring the empire to completion?

MEMENTO MORI - remember to die!

The monument marking the resting place of the deceased is modest and simple, as lavish displays are discouraged in Islam. Graves are sometimes marked only with a simple wreath, if at all. However, it is becoming more common for family members to have small grave monuments.

Egyptian superstitions, beliefs and legends

Regardless of religion or culture, we find superstitions all over the world & people who believe in them in each country. It is no different in Egypt but Egyptian superstitions vary from different parts of the country.

Sakkara - fascinating necropolis of the pharaohs

Sakkara is an extremely important place for Egyptian culture & history. Do you know why? 

The story of the bust of Nefertiti in Berlin

The bust of Nefretete illustrates the splendor of royal power during the eighteenth dynasty, and the canon of the then beauty.  It has been copied and replicated many times makes it one of the more iconic works of art. 

The life force

The Egyptian soul was thought to have three parts, the K’s, the Ba & the Akh. The Ka was the life force believed to live within the body during life & survive it following death...

Kunafa – a creamy syrupy sweet desert

Kunafa is known as queen of Arabic dessert. Its most royal and supreme sweet delicacy. When in Egypt, it's worth sampling this sweet delight.

Safety Updates on Visiting Egypt During the Hamas-Israel War

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