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Ariadne Argyros

Ariadne Argyros
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Ariadne is a contributing writer who graduated with her MA degree in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 2020, and holds BAs in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Vermont. She is passionate about ancient Egypt, especially topics of funerary rituals and culture, magic, animals, gender, and modern reception, archaeology, museum work, and public outreach. In her spare time, Ariadne travels the world by participating in both terrestrial and underwater excavations, and volunteers for museum education and outreach programs for children. She also enjoys soccer, watching TV, and spending time with her bearded dragon, Gaius.

Middle Kingdom Egypt: The Period of Transformation

  Middle Kingdom Egypt is the period in history directly following the First Intermediate Period, a period largely characterized by political disunity. It was established...

Old Kingdom Egypt: Facts & Overview

  The third dynasty marked the beginning of Old Kingdom Egypt which lasted until roughly the sixth dynasty, from ca. 2686-2181 BC. It was an...

Meretseger: The Frightful Egyptian Cobra Goddess

  Meretseger, the divine guardian of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens in western Thebes, lived atop a snake-infested pyramid-shaped desert mountain that served...