Unfortunately due to the extreme age of Báthory's legend, and her entanglement in super natural lore, it is difficult to distinguish fact from fiction in many accounts of her escapades. She has often been claimed to be a vampire, to have bathed in the blood of her victims, and has even been fictionalized as a mate of Count Dracula despite the fact that Vlad the Impaler died about 100 years before her birth. However; this report will attempt to focus on the most reliable information available about the "Blood Countess". Erzsébet was a difficult child, and life was not easy for her despite being a member of the privileged class. She suffered from fits, uncontrolled rages, and the possibility of epilepsy which may have indicated deeper brain disorders.
It's mother didn't survive the procedure either and was mummified as well. They are both displayed in the town's mummy museum. Another legend revolved around a woman who was believed to be buried alive. Some clues added to the validity of this legend. It was stated that she was buried faced down with her arms over her face.
Tutankhamen (reigned 1361-1352 BC), the twelfth King of the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty, became the most famous of the Pharaohs when his treasure-filled tomb was discovered in the 20th century.The parentage of Tutankhamen is unknown. When he became king, he was only a child, for although he reigned 8 full years, examination of his body showed that he was little more than 18 years old at the time of his death. Tutankhamen acceded to the throne shortly after the death of Ikhnaton. He may have owed his accession to his marriage to Ankhnesamun, the third daughter of Ikhnaton and Nefertiti. Tutankhamen had originally been named Tutankhaten, but both he and Ankhnesamun (originally Ankhnespaten) deleted from their names all reference to the sun disk Aten as soon as they abandoned Amarna, the city built by Ikhnaton for the sole worship of Aten.
As time passes some items may disintegrate or maybe intense weather conditions may have harmed the state of the tomb, were talking thousands of years passing by here. Maybe even modern time tomb robbers could have gotten there first. 5. Read the following extract from Howard Carter’s journal and compare the sketches below. What do these reveal about Tutankhamun’s tomb and about Tutankhamun’s life and death?
During the last fifteen years of his reign, he suffered many defeats between 1306 and 1308. Quickly after, he changed his outlook; and instead of warfare, he began to make policies of alliance and marriages with other civilizations. This tactic would help him expand his empire. Politically, Ptolemy was loved by many classes of people, and after his death, he was raised to the level of a God by all Egyptians. What made him so popular, was through his establishment of the Sarapis cult.
Unlike most women in Egyptian history, she attached a false beard, wore male clothing, and was depicted in statues as a pharaoh. Hatshepsut temple rises from the valley floor in three colonnade terraces connected by ramps on the central axis. The long horizontals and verticals of the colonnades and their rhythm of light and dark repeat the pattern of the limestone cliffs above. The walls of the temple depict major achievements such as the expedition to Punt near the Red Sea which brought back many riches for the country. Another temple for the New Kingdom period is Abu Simbel-The Great Temple of Ramses II.
After the defeat of Antony in Parthia, he rejected Octavia, his wife and Octavian’s half sister, and returned to Cleopatra and Egypt. In 34 B.C, during a pubic celebration, Mark Antony declared Caesarion Caesar’s rightful heir and gave land to each of his children with Cleopatra. Octavian was furious and claimed that Antony was under Cleopatra’s control and would abandon Rome. The Roman Senate stripped Antony of all his titles in 32 B. C. and Octavian declared war on
The family filled the tomb with treasures. On the walls of the tomb they wrote curses to keep robbers from stealing the treasure. The long process paid off because some mummies are still preserved today. Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Mummies are three of Egypt's ancient
Paintings within the tomb of Egyptians also played a valuable role, idealising the person depicted. Although due to Tutankhamun’s untimely death, the painted scenes were restricted to the burial chamber with each wall depicting a certain event in the afterlife of Tutankhamun as well as his Funeral Procession. Figure 8.11 shows these paintings in accordance to the wall they were painted on. The mummification and rituals associated with the preparation of burial, which are done to provide the pharaoh with a safe after life, is a several step process. In the word of Herodotus “Mummification is a distinct profession.” First the body is washed in wine and water, then all organs are taken out and preserved in canopic jars.
Cleopatra was the last known ruler/pharaoh of Egypt. She ruled between the 51st and 30th dynasty in Alexandria, the Egyptian city she ruled over. Cleopatra was not Egyptian; she was Macedonian and only gained such a high power over the people in Egypt through her father Ptolemy XII after her and her family migrated from Macedonia through one of the generals of Alexander the great. Through Alexander her father gained power over the Egyptian people. He was chased away from the society and died.