Veneration of the dead
The veneration of the dead, including one's ancestors, is based on the beliefs that the dead have a continued existence, and may possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Some groups...
Veneration of the dead - Wikipedia
4,500 Year-Old Egyptian Boat Unearthed At Abusir Pyramids Site
A funeral boat dating to approximately 2,550 B.C. was unearthed in Egypt by archaeologists. At the Abusir pyramids site south of Cairo, a team found the 4,500-year-old remains of the wooden vessel, wh...
Why Do Couples Exchange Rings With Vows? The Elusive Ancient Origins Of Wedding Rings
The image of a couple exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony is instantly recognizable, and is held as an ancient tradition. A ring on a certain finger indicates that the wearer is married, but ma...
Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain
GOP frontrunner Ben Carson, in a 1998 commencement address, floated his own personal theory that the pyramids in Egypt were built by Joseph -- the biblical patriarch known for his coat of many colors ...
History of Egypt
the wonderful history of all the time. the history of Egypt is the longest continuous history, as a unified state, of any country in the world. Ancient Egypt...
History of Egypt
The history of Egypt has been long and rich, due to the flow of the Nile river, with its fertile banks and delta. Its rich history also comes from its native inhabitants and outside influence. Much o...
History of Egypt - Wikipedia
Roman funerals and burial
Roman funerary practices include the Ancient Romans' religious rituals concerning funerals, cremations, and burials. They were part of the Tradition (Latin: mos majorum).Roman cemeteries were loca...
Roman funerals and burial - Wikipedia
Ancestor Veneration in China
Ancestor veneration (Chinese: 敬祖; pinyin: jìngzǔ) in Chinese culture and ethnic religion is the practice of living family members and Chinese kins to pay honour and respect (Chinese: 拜拜; p...
Ancestor Veneration in China - Wikipedia
4,500 Year-Old Egyptian Boat Unearthed At Abusir Pyramids Site
A funeral boat dating to approximately 2,550 B.C. was unearthed in Egypt by archaeologists. At the Abusir pyramids site south of Cairo, a team found the 4,500-year-old remains of the wooden vessel, wh...
Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)
The Mamluk Sultanate (Turkish: Memlük Sultanlığı, Arabic: سلطنة المماليك‎ Sulṭanat al-Mamālīk) was a medieval realm spanning Egypt, the Levant, and Hejaz. It lasted from the overthrow of...
Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo) - Wikipedia
Feng shui
Feng shui (/ˌfɛŋ ˈʃuːi/; /fʌŋ ʃweɪ/;pinyin: fēng shuǐ, [fɤ́ŋ ʂwèi]) is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally transla...
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History of Egypt under the Muhammad Ali dynasty
The history of Egypt under the Muhammad Ali Pasha dynasty (1805–1953) spanned the later period of Ottoman Egypt, the Khedivate of Egypt under British patronage, and the nominally independent Sultanate...
History of Egypt under the Muhammad Ali dynasty - Wikipedia
History of Ptolemaic Egypt
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I...
History of Ptolemaic Egypt - Wikipedia
History of modern Egypt
According to most scholars the history of modern Egypt spans since the emergence of Muhammad Ali's rule in early 19th century and his launching of Egypt's modernization project that involved building ...
History of modern Egypt - Wikipedia
Khedivate of Egypt
The Khedivate of Egypt (Arabic: خديوية مصر‎, [xedeˈwejjet ˈmɑsˤɾ]; Ottoman Turkish: خدیویت مصر Hıdiviyet-i Mısır) was an autonomous tributary state of the Ottoman Empire, establ...
Khedivate of Egypt - Wikipedia
French Campaign in Egypt and Syria
The French Campaign in Egypt and Syria (1798–1801) was Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in the Orient, ostensibly to protect French trade interests, undermine Britain's access to India, and to establish ...
French Campaign in Egypt and Syria - Wikipedia
Egyptian Revolution of 1952
The Egyptian coup of 1952 (Arabic: ثورة 23 يوليو 1952‎), also known as the 23 July Revolution, began on 23 July 1952, by the Free Officers Movement, a group of army officers led by Muhammad ...
Egyptian Revolution of 1952 - Wikipedia
Kingdom of Egypt
The Kingdom of Egypt (Arabic: المملكة المصرية‎; Egyptian Arabic: المملكه المصريه al-Mamlakah al-Miṣrīyah, "the Egyptian Kingdom") was the independent Egyptian state established ...
Kingdom of Egypt - Wikipedia
History of Muslim Egypt
During the initial Islamic invasion in 639 AD, Egypt was ruled at first by governors acting in the name of the Righteous Caliphs, and then the Ummayad Caliphs in Damascus but, in 747, the Ummayads we...
History of Muslim Egypt - Wikipedia
Joss paper
Joss paper (simplified Chinese: 金纸; traditional Chinese: 金紙; pinyin: jīnzhǐ; literally: "gold paper", Chinese: 陰司紙; pinyin: yīnsīzhǐ, Chinese: 紙錢; pinyin: zhǐqián, or s...
Joss paper - Wikipedia
History of Ottoman Egypt
Egypt was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1517, following the Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–1517) and the absorption of Syria into the Empire in 1516. Egypt was administered as an eyalet of ...
History of Ottoman Egypt - Wikipedia
2011 Egyptian revolution
The Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution (Arabic: ثورة 25 يناير‎; Thawret 25 yanāyir), began on 25 January 2011 and was part of the Arab Spring and also kn...
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations globa...
Ancient Egypt - Wikipedia
Prehistoric Egypt
The Prehistory of Egypt is an era which spans the period from earliest human settlement to the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt in c. 3100 BC, starting with the first Pharaoh Narmer (al...
Prehistoric Egypt - Wikipedia
Qingming Festival
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This mak...
Qingming Festival - Wikipedia
Sassanid conquest of Egypt
Between 618 and 621 AD, the Sassanid Persian army defeated the East Roman (Byzantine) forces in Egypt and occupied the province. The fall of Alexandria, the capital of Roman Egypt, marked the first an...
Sassanid conquest of Egypt - Wikipedia
Ghost Festival
The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern day, Zhong Yuan Jie or Yu Lan Jie (traditional Chinese: 盂蘭節) is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countrie...
Ghost Festival - Wikipedia
Egypt (Roman province)
The Roman province of Egypt (Latin: Aegyptus, [ajˈɡʏptʊs]; Greek: Αἴγυπτος Aigyptos [ɛ́ːɣyptos]) was established in 30 BC after Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) defeated his rival Mark A...
Egypt (Roman province) - Wikipedia