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  1. Son of the Roman

    Is the title "king” too European?

    The term means “the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.” This term is most often associated with European monarchies, but is occasionally used for ancient Levantine and Mediterranean rulers of nations and city-states. Conversely many...
  2. Zif and Southern Aren Seas - Late Bronze Age of Yma

    Zif and Southern Aren Seas - Late Bronze Age of Yma

    The Zif and Southern Aren Seas and the surrounding area at the end of the Bronze Age and beginning of the Iron Age of the world of Yma, the setting for the novel "Escape from Shadow", book 1 of the series "Undying."
  3. Ancient Egyptian City

    Ancient Egyptian City

    We like to imagine ancient Egypt as a rich civilization, but while agriculture along the Nile did support a large population, the society was characterized by remarkable socioeconomic inequality. Most Egyptians did not live in grand palaces like the Pharaohs, and I wanted to capture that...
  4. Ahmose-Nefertari


    Ahmose-Nefertari was the sister and Great Wife of Ahmose I, the first Pharaoh of ancient Egypt's New Kingdom. At one point her husband lent to her the responsibility of administering temple property, estates, workshops, and treasures. She was also the mother of Amenhotep I and may have served as...
  5. Queen Tiye, King Tut's Grandma

    Queen Tiye, King Tut's Grandma

    The Great Royal Wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III and the grandmother of the famous Tutankhamun, Queen Tiye was an intelligent and fierce woman who wielded a lot of influence at her husband's court and became his trusted adviser. Foreign rulers were often willing to deal directly with her...
  6. Hatshepsut and Cleopatra VII

    Hatshepsut and Cleopatra VII

    Two of Egypt's most famous female monarchs, Pharaoh Hatshepsut on the left and Cleopatra VII on the right. Hatsy doesn't seem too pleased with Cleo for taking her spotlight in Western pop culture. I was aiming for a somewhat "Rihanna" look for Cleo with the wavy hair and light brown...
  7. Ouggiri the Nubian Warrior Princess

    Ouggiri the Nubian Warrior Princess

    When King Ajala of Nubia dies from poisoning, his vengeful daughter Ouggiri swears to hunt down whoever is responsible, but little does she know how close the culprits really are to her...
  8. Black Spearman

    Black Spearman

    An African-esque spearman.