Chimie the name of this site is derived from the real name of Egypt (Kemet) before it was changed by the foreign invaders who tried to fit the name to their languages.

Coptic refers to the CHRISTIANS of the Nile Valley who are the descendants of the Pharaohs

This site is dedicated to the history of the Copts and their miraculous survival during the past millenniums and their struggle against the various invaders who kept disturbing the peace of the country in search of food, medicine, knowledge and God. 

Kemet or Chimie was the breadbasket of the civilized world at the time.  It produced and exported wheat, corn, wine, oil, textiles, glass, cosmetics and medicinal and chemical products of the time.

Coptic history has had significant impact on daily life, customs and tradition, the arts, culture and governess in Egypt. It has influenced art, architecture, and music as we see them today. Coptic history embraces and links the Pharaonic, Roman, Greek, and Arab cultures to current Egypt and its society.

The heritage and legacy of the Copts and their ancestors the Pharaohs continue to be manifested all over the world in every day life in the use of the Gregorian calendar, a descendant of the ancient Egyptian solar calendar. The Coptic name of ancient Egypt " Chimie" has lent itself to the modern Chemistry. Chimie continues to provide inspiration for contemporary mystics and followers of new age beliefs. Modern artists continue to be inspired by ancient Chimie art and architecture.

The Coptic language, derived from the ancient demotic language, had much in common with the Greek language. Although Arabic is the main language in Egypt, more than 2000 Coptic words are still in daily use just as they were 1500 years ago. The Coptic Church use the language daily in its rituals and its liturgy.

Kemet ‘Coptic’ textiles still amaze the whole world with their unique designs, colors, and their permanent dyes, which still remain a mystery. The Copts were dexterous craftsmen in wood work, ship building, temple structures and were experienced in metal work. The agricultural calendar is still that used by the Copts of long ago and Sham el Nessim and the Nairooz are still national celebrations.