The latest blog post about Ancient Egypt has some background context to it. You see, my name is Cassie Madden and I have a fascination with archaeology and history. When I was a teenager at high school, I was studying ancient Persia, Tutankhamun and Hatshepsut. I loved ancient Egypt, and was seriously considering becoming an Egyptologist, but instead opted to do a generalist archaeology degree at university. In my first year of studying my archaeology degree I did a subject on ancient Egypt and ancient Iraq and found I did rather badly in that subject! I almost failed my assignment on the status of ancient Egyptian women. So, there went my chances of ever becoming an Egyptologist!!!!!! However, I still had a love for ancient Egypt and middle eastern history and would read about it and study it myself at home alongside my other history interests. I had ancient Egyptian statues and jewellery. I still do.

Anyway, years went by and I graduated with a degree in archaeology and then it was time to decide if I should do honours or do something else. So, what did I do? I went to study to become a librarian instead as fate would have it! Then more recently I morphed into becoming a maritime and port professional instead. But my interest in history has always remained as my side hobby.

Years went by and then more recently when I was looking up the history of ancient Egypt once more, I came across images of Tutankhamun and compared them to images of myself and low and behold I saw a resemblance! Well i am positive alot of people like thinking of themselves as resembling ancient Egyptian royalty and well a lot of people do resemble them!

Then I thought ok, what about other pharaohs and royal family members from ancient Egypt do I look like them too? Do I look like their reconstructions? One day I had some spare time up my sleeve and found the following similarities with Cleo, Tiye and Rameses.

Admittedly I do have links to Egypt, but I was generally surprised when I found these images that it inspired me to go and reinvigorate my research into ancient Egyptian history and do a post grad degree in it. Not to become a fully fledged Egyptologist though, but just as my hobby. I began reading many books on the history of Egypt again and even the wider history of the middle east in general. When I was a teen I used to read up on the Arab Israeli conflict and found it fascinating. Then when I was in my twenties I wanted to live in Jordan and the UAE but never did. And I have always wanted to be buried in a sarcophagus too! I still want to be buried that way when I die.

Therefore, I will continue to research the vast and fascinating topics about ancient Egypt for many years to come and turn some of it into blog posts for this website!

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