Your Guide to Ancient Egypt (Part 2)

What changed and what didn’t over the centuries Okay folks, it’s go time. Let’s dive into this oft-referenced and oft-misrepresented ancient society. So one of the first things you need to know is that Ancient Egyptians divided their country into two areas. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Now, this is not a reference to northContinue reading “Your Guide to Ancient Egypt (Part 2)”

Your Guide to Ancient Egypt (Part 1)

Why does Egypt sit so clearly in our cultural consciousness? Okay. So after winning the poll (by a nose), you’re getting a multi-part ”Brief Overview of Ancient Egypt”. I include the word brief despite also saying “multi-part” because we’re talking about 4,000 years of history here and despite whatever I can say about it, IContinue reading “Your Guide to Ancient Egypt (Part 1)”

That Time I Stretched the Research

Now about those horses Okay, so after my #bronzeageproblems post you can probably see pretty easily all the unexpected difficulty that comes with setting a story in a time period that is in many ways very alien to our own. And unfortunately the Bronze Age had one more curveball to throw at me. The horses.Continue reading “That Time I Stretched the Research”

#bronzeageproblems

The Middle East 4,000 years ago I’ll probably do a #supernerd post at some point about why I chose to date my Joseph retelling during the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (12th Dynasty), but for now I don’t think anyone actually interested in dating the Bible would have any argument over the story taking place during theContinue reading “#bronzeageproblems”