In 1939, with the world on the brink of World War II, a spectacular treasure was uncovered in Egypt, but with the world burning it soon fell into oblivion. Now we reexamine this spectacular find.
Ancient Egyptian nobles and kings loved to keep dwarfs and pygmees in their households. Dwarfs were believed to have supernatural powers and to have a special relation to the gods.
In the elite graves surrounding the great pyramid of Khufu so-called 'reserve heads' were found. To this day, their purpose is shrouded in mystery, but a compelling new theory may solve the riddle.
It might very well be the longest-lasting image in Egyptian culture and the most recognizable scene in the iconography of ancient Egypt: The King ritualistically slaying the enemies of Egypt.
Ptolemaic power struggles are characterized by exceptional tales of conspiracy, bribery, intrigue, treason, bloodthirst and murder, and the rule of Ptolemy VIII is no exception to this.