Akhet Aera

The hottest newspaper in the Black Lands

أنيق (أناقة)

The sweetest new styles for monarchs and merchants. For monarchs precious linen robes and shawls sold for 3 grams of gold.

Looking for the finest clothes, commoners? The new pristine white robes are the newest styles modeled by the very famous Prince Thutmose III.

فن (ج) فنون

Art! Art. Art. The only thing Egyptians talk about these days. King Hatshepsut has changed the face of art with her womanly features. What do the commoners think of this?

The speak of the town is no longer the Sphinx or Pyramids, but the gorgeous art that adorns temples and monuments.

وظيفة شاغرة/خالية

Calling all unemployed. There has been a vacancy in jobs:

Royal cook - enjoy serving King Hatshepsut in the royal kitchens. (Job not available for long and must have cooking experience)

Scribe - enjoy writing hieroglyphics all day long. (Must know how write, count and be able to stand bloodiness and gore)

Laundryman - enjoy collecting very dirty clothes and almost getting eaten by crocs. (Must be able to get a quick getaway and must have family agree that if the applier dies, must not take to court)

مدرسة (ج) مدارس

New school! New school!

Send your kids to the fine new school in Thebes. State of the art school supplies and only the best scribes and teachers in the Black Lands. The fist school allowing girls, courtesy of Pharaoh Hatshepsut herself. P.S. No boys allowed

أسرة (ج) أسر

Contact your royal family here. Looking for your ruler's info? Here's what you need to know.

If any royal family member is harmed by a person, said person's head will be chopped off.

شعر (ج) شعور

Hatshepsut is awesome! Now I can finally go to school. She also brought bananas. They are so good. What do I think of Prince Thutmose? Ummm. Will my name be in this? No? Okay. Well I mean he's okay. But....ya that's it. #Girlpower - Anonymous

Excuse me? What are those, bonaza thingamabobs. I don't care what that fool brings back. She a girl. Girls can't rule. They just look pretty on the other side of the throne. #Wewantthutmose - Ranofer Ramis

Banana. banana. banana. banana. I love bananas, I hate Hatshepsut. She is hardly as great as the great goddess Nut. - Cario

معبد (ج) معابد

Sunday, Jan. 12th 1462 at 8:30am

Sphinx Isle, Cairo

Come and see the new temple that is devoted to Amun-Ra, sun god. Enjoy a fine banquet and watch as the temple opens to the public. (Upper class only)

Wear fine jewels, pristine linen, and makeup to enter the glorious temple.


Ancient Egyptian Music - The Nile River

وصفة (ج) وصفات

1 package yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon thyme
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon oil


In the bowl of a food processor combine the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and thyme. Pulse to combine. Add the water in a steady stream until the dough begins to form a ball, turn it on to a board and knead with the heel of your hand until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Coat a bowl with oil. Place dough in bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Put in a warm spot to rise until double in size, about 1 hour.

When the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough, scrape it onto the counter and knead it lightly into a smooth ball. Cut into 20 pieces and with a rolling pin roll out to form very flat 5 to 6-inch circles.

Preheat a stove top grill pan over medium high. Do not oil. Place bread on hot grill and cook without touching it until you see bubbles on the surface, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and continue to cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until bread has puffed up. Serve immediately.


عمارة (ج) عمارات

Temple. Temple. Come to the all new temple that the beloved Pharaoh Hatshepsut built in her honor.