268 HISTORY SNAPS

DJOSER 2668-2649 BC.

Reigning in the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom, Djoser was the first Pharaoh to stack several mastabas on top of one another to create a grandiose tomb - known as the Step pyramid (the first structure of its kind) Click to Read More...

SNEFERU 2613-2589 BC.

This illustrious Pharaoh reigned for a disputed 24 to 48 years at the beginning of the 4th dynasty. One of the great pyramid builders, he is generally linked to the Bent Pyramid, the Red Pyramid and the Meidum Pyramid. The former being one of Ancient Egypt’s most successful disasters. Click to Read More...

AKHENATEN 1350-1334 BC.

The first monotheist in history? When Akhenaten came to power in 1350 B.C. he tried to change Egypt’s religious beliefs from Polytheistic to Monotheistic. Traditionally, Egyptians worshipped many gods and goddesses. It was Akhenaten’s sudden change of direction, art style and religious beliefs that sealed his fate. Click to Read More...

TUTANKHAMUN 1336–1327 BC

The boy king. The most famous Pharaoh of them all, the son of the mad king. Tut came to power when he was just 9 years old. He would have been flocked by a consort of advisers and viziers at such a young age. At the time, Egypt was going through a tumultuous period. Click to Read More...

AMENHOTEP I 1551-1524 BC.

Amenhotep I was the second Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. Son of Ahmose I, he is considered to have a fairly long reign of about a quarter of a century. Like his father before him, few literary records have come down to us. We know that many statues of his likeliness were cast but these are almost certainly from the ramesside period and were part of his faithful funerary cult. Click to Read More...

ALEXANDER THE GREAT 332–323 BC.

The warrior pharaoh who liberated Egypt is often depicted as the greatest military commander of all time. Undefeated in battle, his campaign of destruction spanned from Greece to northwestern India becoming one of the largest empires in world history -all by the time he was 30. Click to Read More...

SOBEKNEFERU 1805–1802 BC

The first female pharaoh of Egypt of which there is solid proof. She ascended to the throne rather abruptly after her brother, Amenemhat IV died. Click to Read More...

RAMESSES II 1279–1213 BC.

Also known as Ramesses the Great, he is often regarded as the most successful and powerful Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Click to Read More...

HOREMHEB 1319-1292 BC.

Horemheb’s early life is virtually unknown. We think he was one of the only Pharaohs who were of civic birth. Probably plucked from an early age during his time as an officer whilst serving under Amenhotep III. Akhenaten saw potential and appointed him as supreme commander of his army. Click to Read More...

RA THE SUN GOD. THE CREATOR.

Ra was the Ancient Egyptian god of the Sun. He was all-powerful and ruled over all parts of the cosmos including the sky, the earth and the underworld. Click to Read More...

THE TEMPLE OF PHILAE

Founded between 380–362 BC, Philae is a magnificent monument built under the reign of Nectanebo I (founder of the last native dynasty of Ancient Egypt). Said to be the burial place of Osiris, the Temple was held in high regard by both the Egyptians and the Nubians. Click to Read More...

HATSHEPSUT 1507–1458 BC.

Hatshepsut was the second confirmed female Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The first being Sobeknerfu (1806–1802 B.C.) It wasn’t exactly a struggle for Hatshepsut to claim the throne considering she was the sister, wife and daughter of a previous king, so her blood was rich with destiny. Click to Read More...

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