The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is where King Tutankhamun and over 60 other kings and pharaohs are buried, but most of the tombs were looted by grave robbers. In 1500 B.C., the Egyptian pharaohs stopped building great pyramids in which some would be buried. Instead of burying them in the great pyramids they buried them … Read more

The repression and war in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The autobiographical novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, depicts the life altering experiences she encounters from growing up during the Iranian revolution and war. Satrapi’s naive and minimalistic perception of war drastically changes as she becomes an adult, by witnessing tragedies and death of family members and friends throughout the novel. Moreover, she becomes more coherent … Read more

The unification of Saudi Arabia

The unification of Saudi Arabia was a military and political campaign, by which the various tribes, sheikhdoms, city-states, and kingdoms of most of the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by the House of Saud, or Al Saud, between 1902 and 1932, when the modern-day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was proclaimed under the leadership of Ibn Saud, … Read more

The Bust of Queen Nefertiti and The Augustus of Prima Porta: What Do They Have In Common

Roman Essay “The Bust of Queen Nefertiti is dated 1340 BCE and was created by the court sculptor Thutmosis, it shows Nefertiti from the shoulders up wearing her Blue Crown(Elusiv.com).” It is made out of limestone and stucco, the height measuring up to 19 inches. Nefertiti is widely known for her beauty and versatility. “According … Read more

The Suez Canal crisis

The Suez Canal crisis was an event that permanently changed the landscape of the middle east and was the cause of a shift in political power during the cold war and the subsequent decades. The Suez Canal, located in Egypt, was a major shipping route for many major countries including Britain, France, Egypt, and the … Read more

Jordan Culture And Customs

Jordan is a country that should be a must see on everyone’s list of places to go and explore. Jordan has a long deep history through what seems like the beginning of time although it did not official gain recognition as an independent country until 1946. It is situated geographically at what can be called … Read more

The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is where King Tutankhamun and over 60 other kings and pharaohs are buried, but most of the tombs were looted by grave robbers. In 1500 B.C., the Egyptian pharaohs stopped building great pyramids in which some would be buried. Instead of burying them in the great pyramids they buried them … Read more

The political systems of Middle Eastern countries

The political systems of Middle Eastern countries display considerable variety. For much of the post-World War II period, the greatest distinction was between the conservative, capitalist, pro-Western monarchies and the reformist, socialist, and neutralist or pro-Eastern republics, many of which were military regimes. Pan-Arabism, which seeks to reunite the Arabs, was a dominant ideological force … Read more