Definition of pharaonic in English:



  • See pharaoh

    • ‘Priests were the main practitioners of magic in pharaonic Egypt, where they were seen as guardians of a secret knowledge given by the gods to humanity to ‘ward off the blows of fate’.’
    • ‘Ancient Egyptians left behind a rich artistic heritage in the form of pyramids, pharaonic painting and sculpture, hieroglyphics, and architecture.’
    • ‘In about 3100 B.C., Egypt was united under a ruler known as Mena, or Menes, who inaugurated the 30 pharaonic dynasties into which Egypt's ancient history is divided - the Old and the Middle Kingdoms and the New Empire.’
    • ‘Also discovered during two years of undersea exploration were jewellery and the head of a pharaonic statue of a sphinx.’
    • ‘The Great Pyramid at Giza is the best-known and largest of the pyramids constructed between the Third Dynasty and the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt's pharaonic age.’