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Deil El-Bahri: Uncovering the Secrets of Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple 

On the west bank of the Nile, directly across the Karnak Temple Complex at Luxor, lies Deir el-Bahri, a complex of mortuary temples and...

Egyptian Light Bulb: What You Need To Know To Separate Fact...

A wall inscription in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera seemingly depicts an ancient Egyptian light bulb which some interpret as evidence that the...

Sumerian Jewelry: The Origin of Mesopotamian’s Most Valued Jewelry

The precious Sumerian jewelry is also known as the cradle of civilization. It originated from the ancient lands of Mesopotamia, an area well known...

Sumerian Inventions That You Are Still Probably Using Today 

Sumerian inventions changed the course of history and enabled humankind to build the first true civilization. The Sumerian civilization flourished in southern Mesopotamia from...

Siege of Carthage: The Rise and Fall of a Classical City

The inevitable decline of the Phoenicians during the siege of Carthage in 146 BC marked a crucial time in world history. Knowing Carthage’s superior...

Ramesseum: A Pharaoh’s Temple That Has Defied Time

Many Egyptian pharaohs had built grand monuments, but only a few of them can match the majesty of the Ramesseum. A mortuary temple of...

Lebanon Religion: The Secrets of a Diverse Middle-Eastern Country

Amongst all states within the Middle East, Lebanon religion is the most diverse of all. Unlike other Middle East countries where Islam is the...

Ancient Mesopotamian Foods: The Long Lost Secrets of Ancient Cuisine

Ancient Mesopotamian foods included a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, and meat. The so-called Fertile Crescent — a crescent-shaped region of the Middle East spanning...

Gift of the Nile: A Remarkable Story of Egypt’s Rise to...

Gift of the Nile is an expression that you have surely heard if you ever read about ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians believed that the...

Mesopotamia Major Cities: Their Rise and Fall 

Mesopotamia major cities varied greatly in terms of their foundation and specific culture. They were also very different from the major cities of today....