Ancient mysteries lurk beneath the pyramids of Egypt. Learn about some of the terms associated with Egyptian history with these articles about ancient mysteries.


Sphinx, a mythical creature, part human and part animal, common in the art and mythology of several early civilizations.

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  • Egypt, Ancient

    Egypt, Ancient

    Egypt, Ancient. More than 3,000 years before the Christian Era, a highly developed civilization existed in Egypt. See more »

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings, a low-lying area on the west bank of the Nile River, in Egypt. See more »

  • Alexandrian School

    Alexandrian School

    Alexandrian School, a name given to various groups of persons engaged in artistic and intellectual activities in Alexandria, Egypt, during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. See more »

  • Book of the Dead

    Book of the Dead

    Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian religious work. It was a collection of magic spells, prayers, and hymns intended for use by the soul in its journey beyond the grave into the underworld. See more »

  • Pyramids


    Pyramids, massive structures with four triangular sides that meet at the top in a point. See more »

  • Thutmose


    Thutmose, or Thothmes, the name of four pharaohs (rulers) of Dynasty XVIII of ancient Egypt. See more »

  • Akhnaton


    Akhnaton, or Ikhnaton, a pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, reigning from about 1379 to 1362 B.C. See more »

  • Ammon


    Ammon, the Greek and Roman name for the ancient Egyptian god Amen, ä'měn. The name is also written Amon and Amun. See more »

  • Cleopatra


    Cleopatra (in full: Cleopatra VII Phil-opator), a queen of Egypt of the Ptolemaic dynasty. See more »

  • Cleopatra's Needles

    Cleopatra's Needles

    Cleopatra's Needles , two ancient Egyptian obelisks—tall, slender monuments—of rose-red granite. See more »

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