Abu: Did you mean...?

Search

Prophet Muhammad
Definitionby Syed Muhammad Khan

Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad ibn Abdullah (l. 570-632 CE) is venerated today as the Prophet of Islam and the “seal of Prophets” by his followers – the Muslims. Muslims believe that Muhammad was the last – hence the “seal” – of many prophets before him in Judaism...
Faras
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Faras

Faras was an important town near Abu Simbel in southern Egypt/northern Kush (modern-day Sudan). It was a center of trade and administrative offices which was founded between 2040-1750 BCE. In the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE) a temple to Hathor...
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move
Articleby Irene Fanizza

Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move

Her name echoes down the corridors, in classrooms and in books, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a great French Egyptologist and, in the opinion of the writer, a woman strong and determined enough to have been the first female to direct...
Battle of Yarmouk
Articleby Syed Muhammad Khan

Battle of Yarmouk

The Battle of Yarmouk River (or Yarmuk River; also written as the Battle of Jabiya-Yarmuk) was fought over the course of six days, from 15 to 20 August 636 CE, between the Muslim army of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661 CE), under Khalid ibn...
UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)
Videoby UNESCO

UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)

Digitized by the UNESCO Archives. A production of UNESCO and the Abu Simbel Joint Venture. When the work began on the High Aswan Dam in Upper Egypt, the two temples of Abu Simbel, carved in the living rock which rises from the banks of...
Abu Mena (UNESCO/NHK)
Videoby UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Abu Mena (UNESCO/NHK)

The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city in Egypt were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296. Source: UNESCO...
Ancient Egyptian Science & Technology
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Science & Technology

The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Temple of Amun at Karnak or the Colossi of Memnon are...
Akkadian Stele of Ilšu-rabi from Tell Abu Sheeja
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Akkadian Stele of Ilšu-rabi from Tell Abu Sheeja

The stele was found at Tell Abu Sheeja, north of modern-day Amarah city, Maysan Governorate, Iraq. The Old Akkadian cuneiform inscription on the left side of the viewer mentions the name of the city of Pašime. Pašime lies western to the ancient...
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (UNESCO/NHK)
Videoby UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (UNESCO/NHK)

This outstanding archaeological area contains such magnificent monuments as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to the International Campaign...
Abu Simbel, Facade of the Temple of Ramesses II
Imageby Carole Raddato

Abu Simbel, Facade of the Temple of Ramesses II

The Great Temple at Abu Simbel was built by Ramesses II and completed around 1264 BCE. It stands 98 feet (30 metres) high and 115 feet (35 metres) long with four seated colossi flanking the entrance, two to each side, depicting Ramesses II...
Membership