History Main / AncientEgypt

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.
6th Jan '17 7:44:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' -- which used so many costumes, sets and props[[note]]and a couple of actors, although [=DeMille=] tried to avoid this[[/note]] from ''TheEgyptian'' that it created a sense of continuity unintended by the producers.

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* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' -- which used so many costumes, sets and props[[note]]and a couple of actors, although [=DeMille=] tried to avoid this[[/note]] from ''TheEgyptian'' ''Film/TheEgyptian'' that it created a sense of continuity unintended by the producers.
4th Jan '17 11:02:21 AM piazza
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* ''Webcomics/{{Deities}}'' has an arc set in Ancient Egypt where Chaos and Law/Order discuss the building of the pyramids.
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27th Oct '16 5:02:41 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Creator/EstherFriesner's ''Princesses of Myth'' series takes a turn here with a duology focusing on Queen Nefertiti as a young woman. The books are called ''Sphinx's Princess'' and ''Sphinx's Queen''.
16th Oct '16 6:51:29 AM DiabulusPyrus
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* The first world of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' takes place here.
19th Sep '16 1:33:58 AM Lightice
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** Simple exposure to the elements could have done away with the Sphinx's nose. The entire structure has been slowly crumbling for the past 2,000 years and some ancient attempts at restoration have accentuated the damage over time.
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