About

The Ancient Egypt Site was created in 1997 in response to the increasing demand for scientifically justifiable information on Ancient Egypt on the Internet. Ever since, it grew to be one of the leading Egyptological resources on the net.

Although some of the theories provided here may be debatable, they are founded on scientific research either by the author himself or by the Egyptological community. Thus, the reader will not find any new age theories on this site, nor theories that dwell upon religious convictions of any sort.

The intended audience is everybody with a keen or passing interest in the history, culture, and language of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation regardless of their background or present knowledge. The goal of The Ancient Egypt Site is to present the information in a readable format, without shunning the more difficult aspects of Egyptological research.

Some Technical Suff

This site has been developed with Sandvox on an iMac. It has been checked with the most recent versions of Safari, Firefox, Opera and Chrome on OS X, and with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP and Windows 7. Older versions of Internet Explorer may give some problems.

The current design requires a screen width of at least 800 pixels. It will adapt to display properly on tablets and mini tablets, and has been checked on both an iPad and an iPad Mini.

It is recommended to have the Optima and transliteration fonts installed on your computer to view some pages properly. The transliteration font is part of JSesh, the application used to create the hieroglyphic text in this site.
Note, however, that installing a font may not be possible on (some) tablets and that it may require you to have administrator rights on the computer that you are using. Please check the instructions of the operating system of your device on how to install a new font.

As was the case with the previous versions, allowing Javascript on your machine will help to make your experience on The Ancient Egypt Site an interactive one. Unlike the previous version, however, Flash is no longer required and all Flash components have been removed. 

Google Analytics may leave behind some cookies on your computer, intended to provide some statistical information about this site's usage, which in turn may help me improve the site. To my knowledge, no private information such as who you are, where you live and what you had for breakfast this morning, is provided to me. I have, however, no control on how Google uses or abuses this information, so do feel free to trash any such cookies.

If you want to link to The Ancient Egypt Site please use http://www.ancient-egypt.org as URL. Linking directly to a specific page may result in broken links when pages are renamed or moved.


© Jacques Kinnaer 1997 - 2016