Popular Culture: Prince of Egypt

How Prince of Egypt is historically and religiously portrayed through today’s entertainment? The story of Moses is a fable that has been told for thousands of years now. The movie Prince of Egypt is one of the most well-known movies … Continue reading

Darkening the Light of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt resonates in popular culture within movies, like “The Mummy”; books, like “Crocodile on the Sandbank”; and even music, as an artistic form, like Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video. Many people have come to be fascinated by Ancient Egyptian culture because it was so unique in their belief and worship of the gods,… Continue reading Darkening the Light of Ancient Egypt

Race and The Prince of Egypt

      Picture above taken by Patrick Gray from flickr and uploaded January 18,2016. When it comes to pop culture and Ancient Egypt there are times when movies can either get things right and get things wrong. Especially when it comes to race. I feel that a movie that got the race of Ancient […]

Stop Walking Like an Egyptian

An exploration of Egyptomania in America, and the different manifestations of the phenomenon in different media. Throughout American society is this everlasting stain. Yes, a stain. It is the stain of many, […]

Yu-gi-oh! and Egyptian Religion

Yu-gi-oh!, the cause of my middle school obsession with ancient Egypt and the staple of my childhood. Yu-gi-oh! was created by Kazuki Takahashi and started off as a manga series. Both the show and manga centered around high school loner Yugi Mutou and the spirit of his prized Millennium Puzzle. The spirit of the Millennium […]

Stargate:Contemporary Sci-fi Meets Ancient Egypt

Since the 19th century, ancient Egypt has been one of the most “exotic” cultures to admire for those in the western world. As it is a civilization of great, almost unprecedented technological and architectural advances, it has been the object of great scrutiny for scholars for centuries. Popular culture seemingly embraced this almost mystic attitude … Continue reading Stargate:Contemporary Sci-fi Meets Ancient Egypt

Is it ancient Egyptian religion or is it just magic?

The Prince of Egypt is arguably one of the best animated musicals of all time (rivaled by none other than the classic Mulan), and more importantly brings the story of Moses to life. Oddly enough, I never watched this movie as a kid so I was expecting a movie exclusively about Egypt and its history. … Continue reading Is it ancient Egyptian religion or is it just magic?

The Mummy: The Degradation of Culture

A popular debate in modern culture is the need for accurate representation of ethnic cultures in shows and movies. It is not unknown the lack of accurate representation and also potentially the distortion of certain culture’s beliefs in various film medias. This brings up the question: Can a show/film really influence an audiences’ perception of … Continue reading The Mummy: The Degradation of Culture

Making Questions About Asking Questions

Is there significance in asking questions about race in ancient Egypt? And what are the implications of the answer to that? In a recent course lecture, the professor wrote the following […]

Who Does it Belong To?

Today I will be explaining what I believe cultural heritage to be and who can claim it. Specifically, Egyptian culture. And I will be using the movie Al Mummia as my main reference. Warning: there will be many spoilers. Basically I spoil the whole movie, but you should still watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK9uC-fO2rQ Many people use … Continue reading Who Does it Belong To?

Princes of Egypt (and NOT Europe)

Breaking down the depictions of race—specifically, skin tones—in the 1998 animated film, The Prince of Egypt.     So says the character of Miriam in the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt, a […]

Watch Out, The Flying Falcon Is Here!!

What is Egyptian religion? Is it a flying falcon that shoots at people when they are disobedient, a mummy coming back to life after chanting a resurrection spell, or maybe a handful of superstitions getting everyone riled up at the local village? It may seem like a very straightforward topic, but as bizarre as it … Continue reading Watch Out, The Flying Falcon Is Here!!