Author: Egypt: Ancient and Modern

To die in defense of your kingdom, is there an…

To die in defense of your kingdom,
is there any greater accomplishment?
Protecting Egypt from the Hyksos,
and leaving behind a wife and sons.

Your name is often forgotten
among the pages of history.
But the legacy you left behind
and the future you gave Egypt is not.

Your wife, Ahhotep I, was a great queen.
She protected Egypt in your absence.
She raised two future pharaohs,
and she fortified Thebes from her enemies.

Your son Kamose made the same choice,
dying early in his reign,
and leaving his younger brother and his mother
to protect Egypt and her people.

And then your son Ahmose I
rose to be a great king,
defeating the Hyksos invaders,
and destroying their forts and capital.

You deserve great honor
for the part you played,
and the price of your life
which you so dearly paid.

Honor to your name,
Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao,
King of Southern Egypt,
rebel against the Hyksos.

egyptianways: Sunset in Abu Qir


Sunset in Abu Qir



Red Sea Reef, Wadi el Gemal



the Pyramid of King Amenemhat III (ca. 1859–1813 BCE, Middle Kingdom) at Hawara in the Piam/Phiom region (p3-ym, known in arabic as “Fayum”)

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It’s me, again, with the fourth commision asked by the kind @obsidianservant

I hope you like your drawings of Sobek-Ra & Hethert, and that I honour your gods in the best posible way

Thank you so much for commissioning me! 🙂

met-egyptian-art: Mirror with Hathor Emblem Ha…


Mirror with Hathor Emblem Handle, Egyptian Art

Fletcher Fund, 1919–1920
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Disk: silver; handle: wood (modern) sheathed in gold; inlays restored

scifi-fantasy-horror:by  Irina Nordsol Kuzmina…


Irina Nordsol Kuzmina

arjuna-vallabha: Sobek statues at Crocoditopol…


Sobek statues at Crocoditopolis, Fayum, reconstructions made by Ubisoft for the game Assassin’s Creed.

Two sisters engaged in warfare, both astonishi…

Two sisters engaged in warfare,
both astonishing beauties
of highest intellect.

These sisters of Alexandrian birth,
the daughters of Pharaoh,
a Ptolemaic king,

Face off one against the other
for a throne of darkest destiny,
eventually to be subjugated by Rome.

This war would end with one of them dead,
slaughtered in Ephesus
buried in Roman fashion.

And the other would grow
to become a renowned queen,
ruined by rumors of debauchery.

And their names are now legend,
Cleopatra Philopator, the Great,
And Arsinoe IV,
Daughters of Ptolemy Auletes.



Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.