St. Anthony of Egypt

St. Anthony of Egypt, a Christian monk from circa 286 CE to 305 lived alone on the mountain Pispir (now called Dayr al-Maymun) in the Egyptian desert, Continue reading

Catopithecus Was Apes First Ancestor

Catopithecus, a lemur-like animal is believed to be the ancient ancestor of apes, monkeys, and humans, which lived in northern Africa approximately 36 million years ago. Continue reading

Egyptian Druze Religion

Imam Hamzah ibn Ali founded the Druze (or Druse) religion in Cairo, Egypt in 1071. Continue reading

Egyptian Worship of Osiris

The first Egyptiian deity, Osiris was offered divine judgment and salvation by his followers. Continue reading

Egyptian Begin Turquoise Mining

Egyptians began turquoise mining operations of the Sinai peninsula before 3400 BCE. Continue reading

Copper Statue of Pharaoh Pepy I of Egypt Discovered

Archeologists discovered a copper statue of Pharaoh Pepy I of Egypt, in the 1890’s dating back to 2300 BCE. Continue reading

Greeks Develop Punctuation System

Greek scholar Aristophanes of Byzantium, developed the punctuation system circa 200 BCE, Continue reading

Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (/dʒoʊˈsiːfəs/; Greek: Φλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100), born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς), was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Continue reading

Manetho Chronicled the First Anti-Semitic Libel

Egyptian priest historian Manetho wrote the first Anti-Semitic libel chronicle circa 300 BCE. Continue reading

Ptolemy Wrote Astronomy Treatise Almagest

Ptolemy an Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician wrote an astronomy treatise, Almagest in 140 CE Continue reading