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How did you become interested in Ancient Egypt?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started this thread when I was still a guest! Very Happy (Yes, I was Ma'at.)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started studying Ancient Egypt when I was 11 going on 12, and have been interested in it ever since!Now I plan to become an Egyptologist.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea really. I keep telling everyone that I read something about the pyramids in a book or magazine and it just "clicked".
I know it was in 3rd grade, I was 8. And that's all.

It's funny because starting in 4th grade, everybody in my classes and al my friends knew I was interested in Egypt. And between February and the end of the school year, each year I was given some sort of present from my friends who either used their real money or used reading money (which everyone earned by reading books everynight). In 5th grade I got an Egyptian pop-up book. It was cool. I got presents until 10th grade, when I moved. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely enough, my first impression of the Egyptians was when I was like four. It was in a little half hour Bible cartoon about the Moses story. And quite frankly, I thought the Egyptians seemed like real jerks. Laughing

But then I slowly developped a slight interest over time. Like, I'd skim the odd article, and watch whatever documentary I happened to run into while channel surfing. And then, what made Egypt really hit me is sort of a wierd story.

I got that computer game "Pharaoh", and my queen name was "Kiya". Later, I was watching a documentary, and it made a brief reference to this Kiya. So then I thought "dude! This is an actual historical person!" SO I did a google search on her.

From there, I found the Tadukhipa/Kiya story and thought (because I've always been big into writing) "dude, this would be a great novel!"

So during my research, I fell in love with the Amarna period and, as a result, the rest of Egypt. And the rest (they say) is history.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont really remember, my dad was alway shoving a geography book in front of my face and somehow that developed into a love fore history then Egypt. But it wasnt until the 5th grade that I discovered there is a job pertaining to Egypt. I was bouncing off the walls.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about 12 years old I think. We were learning about Ancient Egypt at school and we had exams with Christmas (as well as with easter and in june). I failed my exam in history and the teacher made me do a "vacation task" we call it in the christmas vacation. That's how I got interested. I actually got maximum points at it and I've been hooked ever since! Very Happy
So you see, school IS good for something! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I became interested in studying ancient egypt yesterday at school. Iam a 6 grader, and i am doing a report on king tut's tomb for extra credit, and I have to make a replica of it with heiroglyphics on the pyrimid. It's all very fastinating, but I need more info. I have NO idea what to do. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i am doing a report on king tut's tomb for extra credit, and I have to make a replica of it with heiroglyphics on the pyrimid.


I think you'll find that Tutankhamun is buried in a subterranean tomb in the Valley of the Kings, not a Pyramid. If my memory serves me correctly he is buried in KV62, which has a rather simple layout, normally assosciated with non-royal tombs. In fact the tomb itself is by no means the most impressive of the KV sites. KV62 is small and hastily decorated, consisting of only five chambers all on the same level.
Don't get me wrong though, building a replica of the tomb with all of the insriptions seems a Herculean task. Even though only the burial chamber is decorated, you'll still have to copy out the huge portions of the Am Duat that adorn the walls. They (whoever they are) cannot possibly expect you to be able to copy out the entire thing accurately by hand- print it off the computer.

I'm sure there will be some internet site with all of the inscriptions. Good luck. This site can give you a 3D tour of the tomb. (Click on 'fit')
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i've always believed in magic, maybe it's because i read so many non- fiction books. Then i watched a movie it's called 'yugioh' Embarassed. my sister watches it. then i was studying eygpt in our history class, which the movie was based on the pharoahs and gods and eygpt so i now like am in love with eygpt. i think this is because i well, am totally thinking that magic exist there.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be, because I am half Egyptian? Yup!!! On my father's side.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By your logistics, I should be interested in French and/or German history, but I could care less Very Happy

Mostly, what drew me to ancient Egypt is the hieroglyphs. I've always loved learning new languages, but in my opinion, the standard Latinized languages (e.g. French, German, Spanish, etc.) are overplayed, and I refuse to be some loser comic book guy who thinks he's some Japanese Samurai who gets overweight and is a disgrace to human kind.. So, out of spite to the societical jerks that I hate, I found hieroglyphs.

After delving into the new language, I decided to start studying the culture, which blew me away. Incest, murder, deceit, war ... it's great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had I not been what I am, I still would have been extremely interested in Egypt...I am also half Irish, but for some reason, and I probably should be since my husband is Irish, I don't have the love, nor the interest, in Ireland as I do in Egypt. Call me weird, but that's how it is, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't blame you. What does Ireland have to offer? Cool accents, beer, castles, war?

Well, I guess that's pretty cool... Egypt is still better!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Egypt is by far the better of the two...like I said I don't have that love/interest for Ireland as I do Egypt. I claim Egypt, not Ireland. Yes, they have cool accents and great beer, but beyond that...it doesn't interest me half as much.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really remember when and how I've begun to like Egypt, it seems like I've always liked it. Even as a child it was very interesting to me, later my "passion" faded a bit, but then I went to Egypt for a holiday and it was all back. Very Happy
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