The Red Pyramid was built with a slope of only 43°22′. Its base length is 220 meters, that is 32 meters more than the Bent Pyramid. Its height is the same as the Bent Pyramid.
The Third Dynasty, which with the next three dynasties constitutes the Old Kingdom, is characterized by the grand line of pyramids running along the western desert from near the level of modern Cairo. The second … Continue reading
Selket, Serqet was the ancient Egyptian scorpion goddess of magic. As with other dangerous goddesses, she was both a protective goddess, and one who punished the wrong doers with her burning wrath. She could punish … Continue reading
Weneg is an ancient son of Re referenced in Old Kingdom text. he seems to represent the cosmic order, rather like Re’s daughter, Ma’at, by supporting the sky and so keeping the forces of chaos … Continue reading
Astarte was actually a warrior goddess of Canaan and Syria who is a Western Semitic counterpart of the Akkadian Ishtar worshipped in Mesopotamia. In the Egyptian pantheon to which she was officially admitted during the … Continue reading
In Ancient Egypt, something horrible happened to a god. His eye was torn out by a god. The gods eye who was torn out was Horus. His eye was torn out by God Seth. Horrible … Continue reading
At the close of Ashurbanipal’s Egyptian campaign the power of Assyria was at its zenith. He had defeated his foes in all directions, but they were too tenacious of their independence to allow him more … Continue reading
Fetket was the butler of the sun god, Re, who provided the king with his drink supply. Hence, he is the ancient mythological equivalent of our bartender.