Archaeology

Halloween vs day of the dead

Halloween vs Day of the Dead

Halloween History Halloween originates from an ancient Gaelic celebration known as Samhain, the first day of November, celebrated by the ancient Celts as a festival marking the beginning of winter. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st (All Hallows Eve) the evening before All Saints Day on November 1st. Bad spirits are cleared away on Halloween …

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Hatshepsut: the female pharaoh

The extraordinary life of Hatshepsut: the Female Pharaoh

Daughter, Sister, Wife of Pharaoh and Pharaoh Herself Hatshepsut was born as an Egyptian princess. Her father was the Pharaoh Thutmose I. Without a son to inherit the throne, Thutmose I decided to name one of Hatshepsut’s step-brothers as heir to the throne. Hatshepsut was married to her step-brother Thutmose II in order to keep …

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