This website celebrates ancient Egyptian history and culture by taking an indepth look into their mythology.  We will attempt to explore the legends of various Egyptian gods and goddesses of old, funerary practices (i.e. mummification), sacred animals, symbols and more.  

 

Egypt is one of the most fertile areas of Africa, and one of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea.  Because it is so fertile, people came to live in Egypt earlier than in most places, probably around 40,000 years ago.  At first, there were not many people, but gradually Egypt became more crowded, so there was more need for a unified government.  Around 3000 BC, Egypt was first unified under one ruler, who was called the Pharaoh. The word Pharoah originally meant "Great House", referring to the king's palace. However  during  the  reign  of  Thutmose III (1479-1425 BC) it became a form of addressing the person who was king.

 

From that time until around 525 BC, when Egypt was conquered by the Persians, Egypt’s history is divided into six different periods, as follows:

 

- Old Kingdom: 2686–2160 BC

- 1st Intermediate Period: 2160–2040 BC

- Middle Kingdom: 2040–1633 BC

- 2nd Intermediate Period: 1786–1558 BC

- New Kingdom: 1558 – 1085 BC

- 3rd Intermediate Period: 1085–525 BC

- Persian Rule: 525 BC–332 BC

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Featured Piece: Ancient Egyptian Soap Stone Jewelry

Soapstone is a relatively soft rock with a soapy feel, hence the name. Soapstone is ideal for carvings that feature intricate designs and patterns, making them especially suitable for making stone jewelry, such as rings and pendants.

 

This Collection features various forms of amulets, rings and pendants, decorated with various Egyptian gods and symbols. Unique ancient jewelry from other ancient cultures are also available at Sadigh Gallery.

 

If interested in any of these pieces, please contact us Toll Free at 1(800)426-2007