Prince of Egypt: A Review

(Taken from The film Prince of Egypt from DreamWorks Studios, is possibly one of the few animated movies that I did NOT watch growing up. It is based off of the Bible story of the Exodus and tells of the beginning of the Israelites. Animated films have long been criticized for altering the story and making them more fairytale-like than accurate.… Read more →

Time to Duel!: US vs Japan | Representation of Ancient Egyptian Religion in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Blog Post#4   Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese series that was originally a manga (Japanese comic book) that later on got adapted into an anime (Japanese cartoon). The series revolves around a boy named Yugi Muto who completed an ancient Egyptian…
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The Mummy Makers of Egypt

A few days ago I was able to attend a presentation by Tamara Bower, an archaeological illustrator who is sharing  her new book The Mummy Makers of Egypt.  I realized soon after she started showing pictures that this woman was the real deal. She had incomparable art skills and has even been called the “golden […]

“Golden Hand” – Tamara Bower’s Lucky Accident

On the afternoon of Friday, May 6th, I attended a presentation called “The Mummy Makers of Egypt” presented by Tamara Bower who is a technical illustrator for archaeologists. This job is particularly important because artifacts in Egypt cannot be removed from their country. What Tamara does is take several pictures of the artifacts and then […]

Prince of Egypt vs. Exodus

DreamWorks’s Prince of Egypt was released in theaters in 1998, a movie based on the Exodus Bible story of Moses. Moses leading his people out of Egypt was probably the most important story in the Old Testament of the Bible; a story when the Jews realized who they were and understood the God they were following. This movie […]

The Prince of Egypt – Was it all an Illusion?

Religion is defined as “an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods” according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. The movie “The Prince of Egypt,” is a blatant mockery of the the religion of ancient Egypt. The film is supposed to depict the Biblical story of Exodus, the […]

The Different Portrayals of Moses

Moses was a prophet of the Israelites, and the Exodus tells the story of how Moses was sent to free his people from Egypt’s reign and lead them to freedom. This story was remade into a Dreamworks movie, The Prince of Egypt, which retold the tale of Moses with a slightly different spin. There are […]

Where am I?

This is a blog dedicated to the studies that I am currently doing in my religion class. It will be a collection of my thoughts as we go through Egypt’s history. Please feel free to leave any comments! Read more →

Weighing of the Heart (Field Trip Post)

I just want to start off by saying I had a very nice time visiting the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. However, I was only able to view the garden and outside areas of the museum due to the power outage. Even … Continue reading

A Glimpse of the Architecture of the New Kingdom

Filled with great excitement and anticipation, my classmates and I hopped on the bus and drove to San Jose to visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. We drove for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, only to have been met with disappointment. The museum was closed due to PG&E issues… So, we decided to just look … Continue reading “A Glimpse of the Architecture of the New Kingdom”

Trip to the Rosicrucian Museum

          Picture above was taken by me, this is an area in the Shasta-Hanchett Park where initiated Rosicrucian members can relax and pray in the park.       Last Saturday I was able to go on a field trip to the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose, California. However right when […]

Rosicrucian Museum Trip

Last Saturday, my Religion of the Pharaohs class took a field trip to the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose. Unfortunately the museum was closed, but the Rosicrucian had a lot of things to offer outside of the museum walls too. We took a tour of the grounds and saw several different Egyptian paintings, temples, pools, and […]