History Main / AncientEgypt

28th May '17 3:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* The Tomb Kings of ''{{Warhammer}}'' are this UpToEleven. The liche-priests told the pharaohs that they knew how to prepare bodies for life after death, ensuring them a heavenly afterlife. Unfortunately, it turns out they were only capable of raising them as mummies. Now the Tomb Kings war with ''each other'', as every one of them still thinks himself the rightful king of Khemri with a bunch of related usurpers to eliminate.

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* The Tomb Kings of ''{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' are this UpToEleven. The liche-priests told the pharaohs that they knew how to prepare bodies for life after death, ensuring them a heavenly afterlife. Unfortunately, it turns out they were only capable of raising them as mummies. Now the Tomb Kings war with ''each other'', as every one of them still thinks himself the rightful king of Khemri with a bunch of related usurpers to eliminate.
10th May '17 11:22:51 PM ironcommando
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* The first world of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' takes place here.

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* The first world of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' takes place here. Appropriately enough almost all the zombies are [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], and specialized zombies include stone slab workers, a zombie based on Ra that steals sun, another based on Anubis that creates tombstones, a Pharaoh with a heavily armored sarcophagus, and [[AnachronismStew modern pyramid explorers]] carrying deadly torches.
17th Apr '17 2:43:42 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Literature/AGodAgainstTheGods'' and its sequels by Alan Drury, about Akhenaten, his family, and their attempt to institute the worship of one God, Aten, the Sun Disk.

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* ''Literature/AGodAgainstTheGods'' and its sequels by Alan Drury, about Akhenaten, UsefulNotes/{{Akhenaten}}, his family, and their attempt to institute the worship of one God, Aten, the Sun Disk.
25th Mar '17 4:04:12 PM MrParaduo
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* The Tomb Kings of ''{{Warhammer}}'' are this UpToEleven. The liche-priests told the pharaohs that they knew how to prepare bodies for life after death, ensuring them a heavenly afterlife. Unfortunately, it turns out they were only capable of raising them as mummies. Now the Tomb Kings war with ''each other'', as every one of them still thinks himself the rightful king of Khemry with a bunch of related usurpers to eliminate.

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* The Tomb Kings of ''{{Warhammer}}'' are this UpToEleven. The liche-priests told the pharaohs that they knew how to prepare bodies for life after death, ensuring them a heavenly afterlife. Unfortunately, it turns out they were only capable of raising them as mummies. Now the Tomb Kings war with ''each other'', as every one of them still thinks himself the rightful king of Khemry Khemri with a bunch of related usurpers to eliminate.
18th Mar '17 7:08:15 AM CaptEquinox
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* DatedHistory: Although slavery existed in Ancient Egypt [[note]]and much of it may have been closer to voluntary indentured servitude[[/note]], it is generally accepted by modern historians that its crowning achievement, the Great Pyramid of Giza, was ''not'' built by slave labour, but by the equivalent of paid contractors who were mostly skilled workers (the equivalent, because the pay took the form of food and other supplies, money not having been invented yet).
** There was a period in history, particularly during the time between the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt and deciphering the hieroglyphics, but later on as well, even well into the 20th century, when Egypt was widely considered to be the actual cradle of most if not ''all'' civilizations. It was partly due to the fact that nobody had the slightiest clue what the hieroglyphics said, what the pyramids or the Sphinx were for, nor anybody knew anything about the gods, the mummies or pretty much anything Egyptian that we take for granted nowadays. All that people saw was gigantic buildings and tombs left behind by a mysterious civilization, possibly well above the 19th century Europeans in terms of technological advancement. [[note]]Seeing as gigantic pyramid-shaped structures had been found in the Americas as well as Southeast Asia, it's rather easy to see where these ideas might have come from.[[/note]] In a scientific frenzy dubbed as "Egyptomania", lots of historians and archeologists maintained that the Greeks and Romans owed all of their knowledge to the Ancient Egyptians. It wasn't until much later than people started to analyze these assumptions critically, coming to the conclusion that, while undoubtedly advanced for its time, Ancient Egypt was no {{Atlantis}} of the sands and its direct impact on the classical European civilizations of Greece and Rome was in fact rather limited.

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* DatedHistory: Although slavery existed in Ancient Egypt [[note]]and much of it may have been closer to voluntary indentured servitude[[/note]], it is generally accepted by modern historians that its crowning achievement, the Great Pyramid of Giza, was ''not'' built by slave labour, but by the equivalent of paid contractors who were mostly skilled workers (the equivalent, because the pay took the form of food and other supplies, money not having been invented yet).
supplies. [[http://www.ancientegyptianfacts.com/ancient-egyptian-money.html Money was just getting started as a concept]] and coins didn't come into common use until Cleopatra's time.).
** There was a period in history, particularly during the time between the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt and deciphering the hieroglyphics, but later on as well, even well into the 20th century, when Egypt was widely considered to be the actual cradle of most if not ''all'' civilizations. It was partly due to the fact that nobody had the slightiest slightest clue what the hieroglyphics said, what the pyramids or the Sphinx were for, nor anybody knew anything about the gods, the mummies or pretty much anything Egyptian that we take for granted nowadays. All that people saw was gigantic buildings and tombs left behind by a mysterious civilization, possibly well above the 19th century Europeans in terms of technological advancement. [[note]]Seeing as gigantic pyramid-shaped structures had been found in the Americas as well as Southeast Asia, it's rather easy to see where these ideas might have come from.[[/note]] In a scientific frenzy dubbed as "Egyptomania", lots of historians and archeologists maintained that the Greeks and Romans owed all of their knowledge to the Ancient Egyptians. It wasn't until much later than people started to analyze these assumptions critically, coming to the conclusion that, while undoubtedly advanced for its time, Ancient Egypt was no {{Atlantis}} of the sands and its direct impact on the classical European civilizations of Greece and Rome was in fact rather limited.
18th Feb '17 5:01:44 PM KidDynamite
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** The Egyptian theme carried over to their stage set for the ensuing tour. It can be seen in their concert video, "Live After Death". The stage set was re-created for their 2008 Somewhere Back In Time tour (which coincided with the DVD release of "Live After Death" and can be seen in the documentary, ""Flight 666".

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** The Egyptian theme carried over to their stage set for the ensuing tour. It can be seen in their concert video, "Live After Death". The stage set was re-created for their 2008 Somewhere Back In Time tour (which coincided with the DVD release of "Live After Death" Death") and can be seen in the documentary, ""Flight 666".
29th Jan '17 3:13:17 AM Jaro7788
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** There was a period in history, particularly during the time between the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt and deciphering the hieroglyphics, but later on as well, even well into the 20th century, when Egypt was widely considered to be the actual cradle of most if not ''all'' civilizations. It was partly due to the fact that nobody had the slightiest clue what the hierpglyphics said, what the pyramids or the Sphinx were for, nor anybody knew anything about the gods, the mummies or pretty much anything Egyptian that we take for granted nowadays. All that people saw was gigantic buildings and tombs left behind by a mysterious civilization, possibly well above the 19th century Europeans in terms of technological advancement. [[note]]Seeing as gigantic pyramid-shaped structures had been found in the Americas as well as Southeast Asia, it's rather easy to see where these ideas might have come from.[[/note]] In a scientific frenzy dubbed as "Egyptomania", lots of historians and archeologists maintained that the Greeks and Romans owed all of their knowledge to the Ancient Egyptians. It wasn't until much later than people started to analyze these assumptions critically, coming to the conclusion that, while undoubtedly advanced for its time, Ancient Egypt was no {{Atlantis}} of the sands and its direct impact on the classical European civilizations of Greece and Rome was in fact rather limited.

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** There was a period in history, particularly during the time between the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt and deciphering the hieroglyphics, but later on as well, even well into the 20th century, when Egypt was widely considered to be the actual cradle of most if not ''all'' civilizations. It was partly due to the fact that nobody had the slightiest clue what the hierpglyphics hieroglyphics said, what the pyramids or the Sphinx were for, nor anybody knew anything about the gods, the mummies or pretty much anything Egyptian that we take for granted nowadays. All that people saw was gigantic buildings and tombs left behind by a mysterious civilization, possibly well above the 19th century Europeans in terms of technological advancement. [[note]]Seeing as gigantic pyramid-shaped structures had been found in the Americas as well as Southeast Asia, it's rather easy to see where these ideas might have come from.[[/note]] In a scientific frenzy dubbed as "Egyptomania", lots of historians and archeologists maintained that the Greeks and Romans owed all of their knowledge to the Ancient Egyptians. It wasn't until much later than people started to analyze these assumptions critically, coming to the conclusion that, while undoubtedly advanced for its time, Ancient Egypt was no {{Atlantis}} of the sands and its direct impact on the classical European civilizations of Greece and Rome was in fact rather limited.
29th Jan '17 3:11:05 AM Jaro7788
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** There was a period in history, particularly during the time between the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt and deciphering the hieroglyphics, but later on as well, even well into the 20th century, when Egypt was widely considered to be the actual cradle of most if not ''all'' civilizations. It was partly due to the fact that nobody had the slightiest clue what the hierpglyphics said, what the pyramids or the Sphinx were for, nor anybody knew anything about the gods, the mummies or pretty much anything Egyptian that we take for granted nowadays. All that people saw was gigantic buildings and tombs left behind by a mysterious civilization, possibly well above the 19th century Europeans in terms of technological advancement. [[note]]Seeing as gigantic pyramid-shaped structures had been found in the Americas as well as Southeast Asia, it's rather easy to see where these ideas might have come from.[[/note]] In a scientific frenzy dubbed as "Egyptomania", lots of historians and archeologists maintained that the Greeks and Romans owed all of their knowledge to the Ancient Egyptians. It wasn't until much later than people started to analyze these assumptions critically, coming to the conclusion that, while undoubtedly advanced for its time, Ancient Egypt was no {{Atlantis}} of the sands and its direct impact on the classical European civilizations of Greece and Rome was in fact rather limited.
18th Jan '17 5:28:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BrotherSisterIncest: With a religious reason (or possibly excuse). The Pharaoh's family was supposed to be descended from Ra, the chief deity of Egypt (most of the time). Thus keeping it in the family meant less human blood to dilute the divine heritage.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: With a religious reason (or possibly excuse). The Pharaoh's family was supposed to be descended from Ra, the [[TopGod chief deity deity]] of Egypt (most of the time). Thus keeping it in the family meant less human blood to dilute the divine heritage.
13th Jan '17 1:32:59 PM Luppercus
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* French animated series ''La Princesse du Nil'' (lit. Princess of the Nile) is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about Ancient Egypt]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' has many flashbacks to the lives of the characters in Ancient Egypt.
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