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October 26, 1548 B.C

Weather

Today's Weather

Egypt is hot and dry in most of the country, and humid near the Nile Delta and along the Mediterranean Coast. The humidity has spread to Cairo, and the city is very hot even during this time of the year! Winter will be mild with some rain, but usually is bright, and has sunny days with cold nights. Light breeze near the Temple of Hatshepsut. In the summer it is going to get close to 100oF, but don’t worry temperatures will definitely drop as we move towards the end of the year.
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Let's Take a Look Into Our Art's

Home and Decoration

Egypt is known for it’s beauty, art, and culture. We see it all around us everyday, but maybe that’s not always good. Sure, each trip to the market brings new adventures, but don’t you ever get tired of the same old clay designs or paintings? I thought so, that’s why we have created three new ways to spice up your home. The first is to let your children paint on the walls. Yes, this might sound crazy since you might not let them out on the market alone, but let your boring old wall transform into something you can brag about when your guests come over. The second idea is to make your clay pots in different shapes. Not all pots can fit what you want, so make them custom to what you will be putting inside, this way you will always know what is in what pot and where everything belongs. The final idea is to let your children decorate their rooms. Each child is different, but they all have something in common; none of them want a boring brown wall for a bedroom. We hope you can use some of these ideas and maybe get inspired to create your own unique decorations. If you do, please make sure to let us know by stopping by our office, we would love to know what you have made and designed.

Literature

Egyptians love to read and write and we always catch up on the newest books in our town. People are still raving about Legends of the Gods, which is the first published piece that was written anonymously. This work comes out in parts. The most recent addition to the book is Introduction to Summary V has been published and written over 350,000,000 times! Get ready for part VI: The Legend of Khensu Nefer-Hotep and the Princess of Bekhten. This part is told to take place in the Temple of Khensu in Thebes and bring a legend and a princess out on an amazing adventure. Go out and get your copy now before there all sold out!!!
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Art

We as egyptians are known for our beautiful art, but it must be viewed from the standpoint of a local to understand it. Many vendors who come from around the world need to look twice before they fully interrupt the art and its meaning. We are a very rich civilization, not only in the gold we use for our art, but in the culture and thought we put behind it. This week a new piece of our beloved Hatshepsut was released from sculptor, Aaheru. He is known for his detailed faces and characteristics that are unique to each person he sculpts. We are thankful that he has taken the time once again to create amazing art form one of our amazing workers. Make sure to take a look at his work, which will be located in front of the palace, before Thutmose II takes it away.
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Food and Cuisine

The dessert Everyone is Craving: Tiger Nut Sweets

Looking for a simple yet elegant dessert to serve to your guests. Try tiger nut sweets. This new dessert is causing an uproar and is definitely bound to become a staple among many of our towns. They are delicious and are are super easy to make. All you need are the following:


  • 200g- fresh dates
  • 1 tablespoon-Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons-roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons-finely ground almonds
  • Honey- acacia honey if possible
  • A little water


  1. Blend the dates with the water for form a rough paste
  2. Add the cinnamon to the paste along with the chopped walnuts
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls
  4. Dip the balls in the honey
  5. Then, coat the balls with the ground almonds ( the honey acts as a binding agent)
  6. Finally, serve and enjoy!

Advancements in Our Community- Improvement Everyday

Health

Health in ancient Egypt is growing rapidly and our economy is boosting, who do we have to thank for this: the gods,of course. We have found new ways to treat our injuries in war. Not only will we be using snake bites, but now we can also use the sting of a scorpion. That’s right those deadly and scary creatures that crawl all over our desert can be put to good use. Our priest-physician will be testing this new formula at Ammon’s Hospital, since it is the closest to the desert. On behalf of the staff here at Read Like An Egyption, we wish all those who dare try this new medicine luck and the blessings from Sekhmet.


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Gossip Guru

Catch up on the Dirty Secrets Around Town

OMG! A FEMALE PHAROAH??

It was not easy for Hatshepsut to become Pharaoh. Rumor has it she killed her own step brother (who she married) to become Pharaoh. Before she was officially Pharoah many historic events occurred. Hatshepsut was daddy’s little girl. Her father was Thutmose II. He told her, she was going to be Pharaoh once he died. Thutmose the The priests did not think it was a smart decision to let Hatshepsut be Pharaoh because Pharoah's are not supposed to be female. Hatshepsut thought this was unfair! So she complained. The priests decided, if she marries her step brother, Thutmose III she will become queen. Hatshepsut settled to be queen, but not for long. Hatshepsut thought if she killed her husband (Thutmose lll) there will be no one to rule. So she would step up and take the job. She sent someone to mysteriously kill her husband. After a while she finally “stepped up” and became Pharaoh.

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Our Beloved Pharaoh

Remembering Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmose I and his queen, Ahmes. After her father’s death, 12-year-old Hatshepsut became queen of Egypt when she married her half-brother Thutmose II. It was not easy for her to become Queen. After less than seven years, however, Hatshepsut took the unprecedented step of assuming the title and full powers of a pharaoh herself, becoming co-ruler of Egypt with Thutmose III. Hatshepsut is the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt, She ruled for 20 years. She is was of the most successful pharaohs.

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Reflecting on the Reign of Hatshepsut

She was more interested in ensuring economic prosperity and building and restoring monuments throughout Egypt and Nubia than in conquering new lands. She built the Djeser, which honors the gods. It was dedicated to Amon and served as her funerary cult. She launched an extensive building program repairing the damage wrought by invading Hyksos and building magnificent temples. She died around 1458 B.C. and was buried in the Valley of the Kings. After her death, her step­ son erased all her inscriptions and tried to eradicate her memory. Her greatest achievements were the enormous memorial temple at Deir el ­ Bahri. It was also known as the most sacred of sacred places because it was a memorial temple. The walls were all painted with a colorful account of trading expedition to Punt,which was on the coast of Africa near the Red Sea, where the images showed ships of her army led by her general, Nehsi. Also, the trading expeditions brought back vast riches including ivory, ebony, gold, leopard skins and incense. Hatshepsut was a pharaoh who ruled ancient Egypt from 1473 B.C. to 1458 B.C.. Hatshepsut came to power because her step-son (Thutmose III) was too young to take the throne.

She was supposed to rule for Thutmosis III until he was old enough to rule on his own. However, after several years, Hatshepsut declared herself the pharaoh. Many important people at that time did not agree with her right to rule, but Hatshepsut ruled for many years on her own. When she died, Thutmose III became the pharaoh.

Many of the monuments that were built during Hatshepsut's reign, and many statues of her were destroyed after she died. People destroyed them because they were a reminder of the time when she was the ruler, and it is thought that Thutmose lll told them to do that so people wouldn't remember her.

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Interview With Servant

In honor of our wonderful pharaoh Hatshepsut we have decided to interview one of her most loyal servants in an attempt to learn more about her as a regular everyday person than an almighty and powerful pharaoh:


Interviewer: What was it like working under the reign of hatshepsut


Servant: It was an Honor to work for Hatshepsut. Everyday it seemed like she had a new adventure in store and I was very excited to go to work every morning. Unlike my ancestors, I was treated very nicely and fairly. I think that Hatshepsut understood the struggles of a commoner since she, unlike everyone else, had to work for her standing in our government.

Interviewer: Do you think that Hatshepsut was a good pharaoh?


Servant: I think hatshepsut was an incredible pharaoh but she was an even better person. She was very caring towards her staff and treated us like more than just her servants. She believed that we all had a great purpose to serve some where in our lifetime and always wanted the best for us.


Interviewer: Are you sad to see her go? How do you feel about her sudden death?


Servant: Absolutely, I was devastated when I heard about her passing. I couldn’t believe that she was gone. I knew that when her son would take the throne, he would be jealous and furious, so I wasn’t really looking forward to that. She was the best pharph I had ever worked for and I know that everyone in the palace and Egypt will miss her greatly, except her brother of course.

Interviewer: What do you think was the most triumphant event that occurred under her reign?


Servant: There were a lot of great and triumphant moments that occurred under her reign but I think the most well known and well respected one was definitely her bringing bananas to our home. This was talked about for weeks. It’s incredible how some something so minimal brought so much joy to us.


Interviewer: Thank you so much for your time. We really appreciate
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