, From The Land of Pharaohs

From The Land of Pharaohs


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Description: "An Interesting Fact"The ancient Egyptians did not refer to their Kings as Pharaohs. The word Pharaoh comes from the Greek language and was used by the Greeks and Hebrews to refer to the Kings of Egypt. Today, we also use the word Pharaoh when referring to the kings of Egypt.Poetry is perhaps the greatest forgotten treasure of ancient Egypt. People tend to assume all ancient Egyptian writing is religious, so the secular nature of these songs and of much other poetry continue to surprise readers.Written during Egypts New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.) but likely composed much earlier, these songs are surprisingly direct about love and romance in ancient Egypt, using metaphors, repetition, and other poetic techn

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