Shoshenk and Osorkon
North Africa

History of Ancient Egypt Part V

Synastic Time (Dynasty 25-30): approximately 722-332 BCE. The 25th dynasty: about 722–664 BCE. Kush (in today’s Sudan) had been under the Egyptian influence politically and culturally since the new empire. Meanwhile, the country had grown into a state, with its headquarters in Napata (near Barkal Mountain). The Cushites pressed north. Piye first conducted a campaign […]

Movies in Egypt
North Africa

Movies in Egypt

The Lumière brothers showed film in Alexandria as early as 1896. Aziza Emir produced the first major Egyptian cinema success Leila (1927) and even played the female lead. With the sound film in the 1930s, a significant film industry grew. Popular stars were Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Leila Mourad; singer About Kalsoum participated in several […]

Literature in Ancient Egypt
North Africa

Literature in Ancient Egypt

The main features of ancient Egyptian written literature are already evident in the Old Kingdom (c. 2543–2120 BCE). Most of the literary texts we know of are probably written by men who belonged to the learned elite of society. The image we have of women and children in Ancient Egypt is thus drawn from the […]