He also ordered the construction of a new capitol which was named Pi-Ramses A-nakhtu or “The Domain of Ramses Great victories.” It has almost disappeared today but they did find it. The israelites also helped build the city. They did a lot of the brick making, and Ramses boasted of the kindness he gave to them but the Bible notes that he was bitter (“Ramses 2”). He also changed Egypt by making peace with the Hittites who his father Seti was battling. He made peace with them by marrying one of his daughters (“Ramses 2 the Great”).
The historical decisions Cleopatra made in her life were so remarkable and extravagant that Hollywood decided to make a movie that would capture all of Cleopatra’s life. This long 244-minute film shows some of Cleopatra’s historical actions as the last pharaoh of Egypt including the very romantic love affairs with the great Julius Cesar and the noble Mark Anthony. Hollywood was fair to Cleopatra by showing her love affairs and seduction powers
Over 4,000 years later the Egyptian pyramids remain in a magnificent state and still hold much of their glory. The kings had great power over Egypt because the Egyptians considered them in between a human and a god. The kings were believed to have been chosen by the gods themselves to serve as almost a messenger between the Egyptians and the gods. Because the kings were so highly respected and powerful they would plan magnificent burials so
It covered over six acres of land, from end to end the Colosseum was 620 feet long, 513 feet wide, and over 160 feet tall. To fill and empty such a large building very quickly would be difficult. The architects came up with a system of arches and staircases inside the building. With over 80 archways with multiple sets of stairs leading to the seats it would easily be emptied in less than ten minutes. Underneath the seats there were a labyrinth of corridors and stairs.
As the pyramid grew, the tunnel leading to the tomb was extended. They made other rooms and they moved the sarcophagus into the chamber. After ten years, the base of the pyramid could be seen from miles away. Twenty six years after Mahnud Hotep presented his plan, 124 courses had been completed. The flat area on top now measured only 10 feet square.
The city itself took up 4 square miles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Over centuries it has been worn down by wind, rain, and other natural weather but still stands tall. They may eventually renovate the stairs back up to how they used to be when it was originally built but they are not sure yet. Most if not all of the pyramid was made out of limestone which in turn means they used a lot of limestone on the pyramid and
Of the many theories developed by pyramid enthusiasts, humans may never know what really happened thousands of years ago. What is known for certain is the pyramids were an astounding achievement for the Egyptians, resulting in being named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
Many temples were built to honor gods. Apollo very much enjoyed visiting the temples that were built for him, one day he heard about a very beautiful temple built in his honor in the kingdom of Troy. He was intrigued that this temple was built on entirely different peninsula than the Greek peninsula. Once he arrived he met a women by the name of Cassandra, immediately they both recognized each other beauty. Apollo offered that if Cassandra gave him a kiss he would grant her the power of prophecy.
Although we have only found the mummy of one pharaoh, we have found many tombs and many mummies of other Egyptians. When looking at the Funerary Temple of Hapshetsut and King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus we are able to really see how important it was in Egypt’s belief systems to honor the dead and give them a proper afterlife (Wolinski). Many tombs were filled with jewels, clothes, and even mummified animals. All of these things were thought to be used by the dead in their afterlife and ensure that their souls would remain happy and bless those who were still alive. We can see the importance of the kings and pharaohs for the Egyptian people through their religion in the ways that they did all that they could to ensure that the dead lived happily.
Around 2630 B.C. King Djoser asked his architect to create something for him that would be a monument to his life so he could live on forever and travel to the afterlife. This created what we call today, pyramids. They created pyramids to have monuments for those great kings and pharaohs. What this did was create a dynasty in the Land of the Nile a long time ago.