setting: ancient egypt

You’re telling me that ancient Egyptians were smart enough to build a pyramid with 2.3 million perfectly carved stones ranging from 25 to 80 tons that were somehow transported from a Quarry 500 miles away and stacked in a perfect pyramid with smooth edges facing true north, south, east, and west with no technology and you believe they used some sort of pulley system and rollers that there is no evidence of? You realize these are the same people that you claim believed a sun god road a canoe across the sky carrying the sun everyday and back so there could be day and night? AND ALL THEY KNEW HOW TO DRAW WAS STICK FIGURES? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?!? Do you realize how big a fucking 25 ton Rock is! AND THEY CARVED THEM WITH WHAT? THEY DIDN’T HAVE FUCKING STEEL OR SAWS THEN! COPPER AND WOOD? If they transported 10 of these rocks a day working 24 hours a day from the quarry to the pyramid (500 miles), it would have taken 630 years to build! That’s not even including how long it took to shape and position these on a perfect slope without making any mistakes. And yet history tries to convince us it was done in 20 years. Hello is anyone SEEING ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS SHIT.
—  Joe Rogan
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mythology meme - two of three locations: duat

In Egyptian mythology, Duat (pronounced “do-aht”) (also Tuat and Tuaut or Akert, Amenthes, Amenti, or Neter-khertet) is the realm of the dead. The Duat is the realm of the god Osiris and the residence of other gods and supernatural beings. It is the region through which the sun god Ra travels from west to east during the night, and where he battled Apep. It also was the place where people’s souls went after death for judgement, though that was not the full extent of the afterlife. Burial chambers formed touching-points between the mundane world and the Duat, and spirits could use tombs to travel back and forth from the Duat.

What we know of the Duat principally derives from funerary texts such as Book of Gates, Book of Caverns, Coffin Texts, Amduat and the Book of the Dead. Each of these documents fulfills a different purpose and gives a different perspective on the Duat, and different texts can be inconsistent with one another. The texts which survive differ in age and origin, and it is likely that there was never a single uniform interpretation of the Duat.

Writing Research - Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age. [1]

Names

  • Ancient Egyptian Culture; Names in Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egyptian Names Revealed
  • Behind the Names: Ancient Egyptian Names
  • Tour Egypt - Magical Egyptian Names
  • List of Egyptian God Names
  • Tour Egypt - Egyptian Name Translator
  • Reshafim - Glossary of Ancient Egyptian Terms and Names
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - In Ancient Egypt, would pet cats be given what we today know as “pet names,” or would they be given people names?

Society & Life

  • History.com - Ancient Egypt
  • British Museum - Ancient Egypt
  • Fairfax County Public Schools - Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - An Overview of the Cities and Towns of Ancient Egypt
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Thebes (Ancient City, Egypt)
  • National Geographic - Ancient Thebes
  • British Museum - Thebes (Egypt)
  • Archaeology of Ancient Egypt - Ma'adi
  • Tour Egypt - Old Predynastic Maadi
  • British Museum - Memphis (Egypt)
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica - Memphis (Ancient City, Egypt)
  • Tour Egypt - Memphis, Ancient City and Capital of Egypt near Cairo
  • Princeton University - Memphis, Egypt
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica - Hierakonpolis (Ancient City, Egypt)
  • Tour Egypt - Hierakonpolis, an Ancient City
  • Archaeology - Interactive Dig: Hierakonpolis
  • Daily Mail Online - Ancient Egyptian City lost for 1,200 Years Begins to Reveal its Secrets
  • The Huffington Post - Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea
  • National Geographic - “Lost City” of Tanis Found, but Often Forgotten
  • Wikipedia - Cities in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Egypt Weather and Climate
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - What was the climate like in Ancient Egypt?
  • The British Museum - Ancient Egyptian Life
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Life in Ancient Egypt
  • PBS - Egyptian Society
  • Reshafim - The Social Classes in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Gender Roles
  • Egypt.mrdonn - Homes in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Furniture
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  • Tour Egypt - Houses and Villages of Ancient Egypt
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  • Reshafim - Dues and Duties in Ancient Egypt
  • PBS - Priests in Ancient Egypt
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  • The British Museum - Writing
  • Ancient Egyptian Online - Scribes in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Ancient Egypt Farming
  • Reshafim - The Farmer and His Tools
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  • Ancient Egypt Online - Maps of Ancient Egypt
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  • Reshafim - Nomes, Cities and Sites
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  • Ancient Egypt Online - Ancient Egyptian Calendar
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  • Reddit: Ask Historians - In Ancient Egypt, they worshiped cats. What was the cat population in Egypt? Were all of them worshiped?
  • Tour Egypt - The Dogs of Ancient Egypt
  • Akhet Egyptology - Mythology
  • Encyclopedia Mythica - Egyptian Mythology
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Religion in Ancient Egypt: Bull Cults
  • The British Museum - The Gods and Goddess of Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Religion in Ancient Egypt: The Gods and Goddess
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Shabi, Shawabti and Ushabti
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt Online - The List of Kings in Ancient Egypt
  • The British Museum - Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands
  • University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Egyptian Pharaohs (PDF)
  • Wikipedia - Ancient Egyptian Family Trees
  • History.com - Nefertiti
  • Wikipedia - Nefertiti
  • Archaeology - Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife and Queen of Egypt
  • Wikipedia - Imhotep
  • BBC - Imhotep
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Imhotep (Egyptian Architect, Physician, and Statesman)
  • Tour Egypt - Imhotep, Doctor, Architect, High Priest, Scribe and Vizier to King Djoser
  • Wikipedia - Ankhesenamun
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Ankhesenamen (Queen of Egypt)
  • Saint Louis University - Queen Ankhesenamun
  • Wikipedia - Seti I
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Seti I (King of Egypt)
  • Tour Egypt - Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Seti I
  • Ancient Egyptian Institutions: The Harem
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - In Ancient Egypt (or other cultures with similar customs), when a slave was buried along with their Master, would the slave truly find it an honor?
  • Reshafim - Libraries
  • The British Museum - Temples
  • The British Museum - Pyramids
  • Tour Egypt - The Great Pyramids and More
  • Ancient Egypt Online - The Monuments of Ancient Egypt: Temples, Tombs and Pyramids
  • The British Museum - Mummification
  • Ancient History Encyclopedia - Mummification in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - An Overview of Mummification in Ancient Egypt
  • PBS: NOVA - The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
  • The British Museum - Trades
  • Reshafim - Travel in Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Chariots in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Means of Transportation
  • Tour Egypt - A Kid in Ancient Egypt
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  • Reshafim - Childhood in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Counting and Measuring
  • Tour Egypt - Ancient Egypt Education and Learning
  • BBC - From Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient Egypt
  • PBS - Women in Ancient Egyptian
  • Egypt.mrdonn - Ancient Egypt for Women
  • Womenintheancientworld - Women in Ancient Egypt
  • PBS - A Day in the Life of Nafrini, An Ancient Egyptian Woman
  • University of Chicago Library - Women’s Legal Rights in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Ancient Egypt Marriage and the Standing of Women
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Man and Woman
  • Tour Egypt - The Ancient Egyptian Bride
  • Tour Egypt - Marriage in Ancient Egypt
  • University of Chicago Library - Ancient Egyptian Society and Family Life
  • Womenintheancientworld - Marriage in Ancient Egypt
  • British Museum - Papyrus Marriage Contract
  • Experience Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Marriage and Divorce
  • Tour Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Sexuality
  • Reshafim - Drink, Drugs and Sex
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - How was homosexuality in Ancient Egypt regarded?
  • Reshafim - Suicide in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egyptian Plants: Introduction
  • Reshafim - Egyptians and Foreigners
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Friendship
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Slavery
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Labor Relations
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Racism in the Ancient World?
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Did the Ancient Egyptians ever cross the ocean and reach South America?
  • EgyptArtSite - An Egyptian Mummification
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge - Egyptology Resources
  • History.com - 11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Are the people that live in Egypt today the descendants of Ancient Egyptians?
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Here’s one for Egyptologists: Which books do you recommend about the daily life in Ancient Egypt?

Commerce

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  • Ancient Egyptian Facts - Money

Entertainment & Food

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  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Beverages
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  • Reshafim - Fishing and Hunting
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Fruit and Vegetables
  • Tour Egypt - The Diet (Food) of the Ancient Egyptians
  • Reshafim - The Food of the Ancient Egyptians
  • Tour Egypt - An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Music
  • University of Michigan - Music in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Music and Dance
  • Tour Egypt - Dance and Dances in Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Harper’s song (or Song of the Harper)
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Play and Games
  • Guardians.net - Ancient Egyptian Art & Music
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egyptian Theatre
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Zoos. Menageries and Gardens
  • The Bardo of Death Studies - Papyrus of Ani (Translated Book of the Dead)
  • Tour Egypt - Book of the Dead
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Book of the Dead (Ancient Egyptian Text)
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egyptian Humor (What the Egyptians Laughed At)
  • Reshafim - Craftsmen and Artists
  • Fordham University - Egyptian Love Poetry
  • Fordham University - The Tale of The Eloquent Peasant
  • Perankh -  The Tale of the Two Brothers
  • Fordham University - The Tale of Horus and the Pig
  • Egyptology.com -  Love Songs of ChesterBeatty Papyrus I

Hygiene, Health & Medicine

  • Tour Egypt - Old Age in Ancient Egypt (Life Expectancy)
  • Womenintheancientworld - Medicine in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Procreation in Ancient Egypt
  • Womenintheancientworld - Pregnancy and Childbirth in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Childbirth and Children in Ancient Egypt
  • MedicineNet - Birth Control Timeline
  • BBC - Health Hazards and Cures in Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient History Encyclopedia - Natural Remedies Used in Ancient Egypt
  • University College London - Diseases in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Medicine
  • HistoryLearning Site - Ancient Egyptian Medicine
  • Tour Egypt - Doctors in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Medication in Ancient Egypt
  • Museum of Menstruation and Women’s Health - Menstruation in Ancient Egypt
  • thePlumber - The History of Plumbing in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Personal Hygienic and Cosmetics
  • Internet Archive - Ancient Egypt Medicine

Fashion

  • Levity - Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Eye Makeup
  • The New York Times - Ancient Egypt’s Toxic Makeup Fought Infection
  • American Chemical Society - Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics: Also Medicine For Eye Disease?
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Clothing
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Ancient Egyptian Society: Clothing
  • Womenintheancientworld - Women’s Clothing and Fashion in Ancient Egyptian
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Flax and Linen
  • Reshafim - Dyeing Fabric and Leather
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Personal Ornaments
  • Akhet Egyptology - Jewelry
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Jewelry of Ancient Egypt: Bracelets
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Jewelry of Ancient Egypt: Necklaces and Collars
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Ancient Egyptian Perfume
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Perfume Making
  • The Fashion Historian - Ancient Egypt Clothing
  • The British Museum - Ancient Egyptian Footwear (PDF)
  • Fashion Encyclopedia - Egyptian Footwear
  • Live Science - Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple
  • BoxerBriefs.com - The History of Underwear
  • The British Museum - Leather Loincloth
  • Fashion Encyclopedia - Loincloth and Loin Skirt
  • Tour Egypt - A Modern Problem as Old as the Pyramids: Lice
  • Tour Egypt - Egyptian Beauty Secrets: Haircare and Wigs
  • Tour Egypt - Great Hair Days in Ancient Egypt
  • Experience Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles
  • Reshafim - Ancient Egypt: Hair and Wigs

Language/Dialogue

  • Ancient Egypt Online - Hieroglyphs
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Hieroglyphs Tutorial, Part 1
  • Ancient Egypt Online - Hieroglyphs Pronunciation Guide
  • Reshafim - Glossary of Ancient Egyptian Terms and Names
  • Reshafim - Transliterations and Pronunciation of Ancient Egyptian
  • Kant-Friesian School - The Pronunciation of Ancient Egyptian
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Ancient Egyptians, how did they talk? What did they sound like?
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Lesson 1
  • Discover Egypt - Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing: Alphabet
  • Vitual-Egypt - Learn All About Reading Hieroglyphics: An Introduction
  • Toledo Museum of Art - Reading Hieroglyphs
  • Canadian Museum of History -  Hieroglyphs
  • University of Manchester - Writing in Hieroglyphs
  • Australian Museum - The Scribe and Hieroglyphs
  • Royal Ontario Museum - Activity: Write Your Name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Justice & Crime

  • Tour Egypt - Law and the Legal System in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Law and Order in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - The Ancient Egyptian Police
  • Tour Egypt - The Evolution of Warfare Part 1
  • Tour Egypt - The Evolution of Warfare Part 2
  • University College London - War in Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - The Ancient Egyptian Navy
  • Tour Egypt - The Enemies of Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - The Military Man in Ancient Egypt
  • Reshafim - Siege Warfare
  • Tour Egypt - Equipment (Weapons) of Pharaoh’s Military
  • Tour Egypt - Projectile Type Weapons of Ancient Egypt
  • Tour Egypt - Defensive Equipment of the Egyptian Army
  • Reshafim - Weapons in Ancient Egypt
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - What kind of weapons did the Ancient Egyptians use?
  • The British Museum - War Shield
  • The British Museum - Weapons
  • Ducksters - Ancient Egypt: Army and Soldiers
  • PBS - Egyptian Armor (Video)
  • Reshafim - Projectiles
  • Reshafim -  Shields, Helmets And Body Armour
  • Reddit: Ask Historians - Law enforcement in Ancient Egypt, Were there Cops in Egypt?

I saw someone posting about wanting a lesbian Disney princess, and I realized that I want a lesbian version of an Egyptian story called “The Prince and His Three Fates.” You’d have a pharaoh’s daughter who’s cursed to die one of three ways but says, “Fuck it, I’m not going to hide until the curse comes true” and starts traveling the world and a princess from a neighboring land who’s trapped in a palace with sheer walls that she can’t escape from, and the pharaoh’s daughter saves her and they marry, and then the princess saves the pharaoh’s daughter from being killed by a snake or a crocodile or a dog, and she does it all through her own ingenuity and quick thinking (including outsmarting an evil magical crocodile), and at the end, the pharaoh’s daughter has her arm around the princess and says to everyone, “My wife has been stronger than my curse.”  

And that’s how the actual story ends.

So you’d have a chromatic cast (because, y'know, Ancient Egypt, Hittites, Assyrians, etc.) led by two gorgeous QUILTBAG women of color who save each other through courage, perception and intelligence and who both get credit in-universe for doing so. 

Tell me that would not be awesome.

THE EGYPTIAN GOD OF CHAOS, SET, BASICALLY HAD GAY SHENANIGANS WITH THE GOD HORUS, WHO IS TOP SHIT, AND THEY FUCKING CREATED THE MOON GOD THOTH WHO IS  THE GOD OF KNOWLEDGE AND FUCKING WISDOM

HOMOSEXUALITY CREATED THE GOD OF WISDOM

IF YOU STILL THINK HAVING GAY PARENTS RUINS A CHILDS LIFE  THEN YOU CAN BE EATEN BY CROCODILES