Isaac explains just how far the team is willing to go to ensure safety first.
David Noor’s forefathers are Egyptian; he probably had ancestors living there during the time of the Pharaohs. That’s amazing. But have you ever stopped to think that YOU had progenitors living during the time of the Pharaohs?
Isaac and Chris demonstrate two different ways to read hieroglyphs--correctly and incorrectly. Admittedly, the incorrect way is more fun.
Egypt’s hieroglyphs make up one the most beautiful and mysterious writing systems of the ancient world. But for all their power to inspire awe and excite curiosity, their actual readability was limited -- on purpose.
Daihatsu...the tie that binds. David, Isaac, and Chris notice a recurring symbol that may indicate all is not as it seems.
"Once upon a time there was a lake, and on that lake dwelt the sacred geese of Amun..." David explains why these fowl were so precious to the Egyptian creator god.
In this picture gallery, the men of the Navigating History team explore the pillars and statuary of Karnak and hike the cliff overlooking the grand mortuary temple complex of Hatshepsut.
When God struck Egypt with the ten plagues, He displayed His glorious power over every idol in the Egyptian pantheon. "On all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD." (Exodus 12:12)
Isaac explains how ancient Egyptian craftsmen made modern antiquity restoration easier.
There are few places on earth where geography matters more than in Egypt. There are two inflexible, unforgiving geographical features in Egypt which influenced everything there: the Nile River and the Sahara Desert. Egypt’s culture could never have developed in the distinct ways that it did without them. For example, the wheel didn’t come into common use in Egypt until about a thousand years later than it did in Mesopotamia. That’s because the Egyptians didn’t need carts, or even roads; the Nile was their highway.
The GoPro Hero claims to be waterproof. Isaac tests it out.
The key to deciphering the message of Egyptian art is in understanding the religious, social and political system that created and regulated it.
Despite their eagerness to record the mundane, everyday aspects of their lives, the ancient Egyptians left us very little to explain their most astonishing achievements: for example, the Why and How behind the creation and moving of the obelisks. And despite the massive bulk and seeming immovability of Egypt's obelisks, few have been content to leave them where they lie, but are rather struck upon seeing them by a strong desire to move them cross-country. The obelisks thus remain some of the most curious -- not to mention globe-trotting -- architectural marvels of the world.