From ancient Egyptian Cairo to modern Islamic Cairo is a relatively short (albeit very anachronistic) hop distance-wise, essentially, as with any city with ancient roots, the one is pretty much built on top of the other. So on our day of epic sight-seeing, as soon as we'd infiltrated the...

Firstly, try to pronounce the last name of this jewelry designer: Lito Karakostanoglou Now take a look at her exquisite jewelry. The designer herself is Greek, but her subjects are of the insect world. I really dig scarabs; they were a sacred animal in ancient Egyptian culture. To create...

This is one of my favorite pieces from Coomi- 52 delicate bangles symbolizing each week of the year. I fell in love with the exquisite collection of Coomi Jewelry at Stanley Korshak yesterday made of ancient Roman glass. I love jewelry that are both symbolic, beautiful and transcends time!...

Angelina Jolie sure loves to give Brad Pitt fancy jewelry. The A-lister is following up that $390,000 ring she gave Brad for his birthday with a diamond pendant. The pendant , designed by Robert Procop, was inspired by ancient Egyptian amulets and cost around 6 figures to make. Angie...

till next season! ___ · Ancient Egyptian art · Getting healthy · Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra · Fall in New York · Jennifer Hudson and our Key to the Cure t-shirt with Saks · Writing my next column for our online magazine ETC. · Dallas and the opening of our new store there in...

They're the kind of pieces that graced the necks and arms of Ancient Egyptian royalty who sought to show off their wealth and power. Reminiscent of armor (just not as backbreakingly heavy!) like the kind Joan of Arc would have worn, these statement cuffs and collars are only for the strong....

Books upon books I had were on Ancient Egypt. I've still not been able to visit Egypt but it's on the bucket list. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Eye of Horus is also an Australian brand of colour cosmetics. They have an amazing...

Sure, you'd have a hard time replicating these looks, but that's part of what I love so much about them — they feel like priceless creations, as valuable as the relics unearthed by archeologists in ancient Egypt. comments

Wallis Budge, (Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, 1893-1924) who purchased the iconic Papyrus of Ani (19th Dynasty, c1275 BCE) for the collection and published his translation, which did much to bring the Book of the Dead to public attention and sparked sensational, enduring...

For ancient Egyptians, it was a sign of wealth and status. Romans would cultivate theirs to signify mourning, while Gauls equated the loss of one with castration. To the 21st-century man, though, the humble beard is more a sartorial statement of intent than a status symbol. In the past few...

 

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