Portrait of Ptolemy I...Ptolomy Soter
Portrait of Ptolemy I Soter on a silver tetradrachm coin, Alexandria, Egypt, 3rd century bc.
Ancient Egyptians pract...Equilibrium
Ancient Egyptians practiced sports in order to keep well and slim. The picture represents an equilibrium of two players opposite each other standing on their heels, their bodies stretched in a slanting position while holding hands with two other players.
The four players turn round...
Food and food making in ancient Egypt
...Food and food making in ancient Egypt
The Nile River and her fertile river banks provided the basis for most ancient Egyptian food. In a land that is otherwise almost completely dry desert land; the people of Egypt are blessed to have soil that is so fertile it is almost completely black. This ...
King Sety II.
The striding king wears a...King Sety II.
The striding king wears an enormous crown composed of the Lower Egyptian crown, surmounted by an elaborate atef-crown over a wig.
Dynasty XIX, reign of Sety II (1200-1194 B.C.)
Temple of Amun, Thebes.
Egyptian Museum, Turin
An Egyptian royal lady crown /Modern kin...An Egyptian royal lady crown /Modern kingdom...
Originally, the main so...Grave Robbers
Originally, the main source of trouble for mummies was plunderers, who robbed graves looking for jewelry and other valuables. Rather than respect the dead, these individuals looked upon mummies as obstacles (in which case, they destroyed them) or as treasure chests (in which case, t...
Thoth, God of the Moon, Magic and Writin...Thoth, God of the Moon, Magic and Writing
By Caroline Seawright
The wisest of the Egyptian gods was Thoth (Djhuty, Djehuty, Tehuty), the baboon and ibis god of the moon. Thoth was the god who overcame the curse of Ra, allowing Nut to give birth to her five children, with his skill at...
(also Re-Harakhte) "Re-Ho...Re-Horakhte
(also Re-Harakhte) "Re-Horus at the horizon" was a combination of the sun god Re from Lower Egypt and Horakhty who was an aspect of the falcon god Horus from Upper Egypt.
Besides his fancy Atef crown, he could wear the sun disk upon his head and he first turned up in the New Kingdom ...
An imaginary painting of king Amenhoteb ...An imaginary painting of king Amenhoteb 3 and his legendary queen Tye ....
THE EGYPTIAN LOTUS
Egyptian Lotus, Bl...THE EGYPTIAN LOTUS
Egyptian Lotus, Blue Water Lily and Sacred Narcotic Lily of the Nile. Nymphaea Lotus, the white type, is believed to be the original sacred lotus of ancient Egypt. This and the blue lotus, Nimphaea Caerulea, were often pictured in ancient Egyptian art as a key to good health, s...
FASHOIN AND SOCIETY RANKING
Most anci...FASHOIN AND SOCIETY RANKING
Most ancient Egypt fashion, regardless of the gender or society level for which it was intended, was constructed for the purposes of keeping cool in the hot, dry desert.
Fabric was generally constructed of linen, made of the flax plant, which allowe...
Sculpture of Ancient Egypt
"The mes...Sculpture of Ancient Egypt
"The message of the work of art had to be clear: everyone from scribes to peasants had to understand at first glance that the great image of the pharaoh was a sign of his limitless power." (pg. 10, Romei, 1995) Most art work was done for the pharaoh or his wealthy gov...
YUNY THE PHYSICIAN
A limestone master...YUNY THE PHYSICIAN
A limestone masterpiece in the show is the Statue of Yuny from the beginning of the Nineteenth Dynasty. Yuny was the son of Amenhotep, a renowned physician and priest of Sekhmet. Dressed in the wig, robe and footwear of nobility, Yuny's shown kneeling and grasping an elaboratel...
A CT scan of an ancient Egyptian child's...A CT scan of an ancient Egyptian child's mummified body has revealed a spearlike object within the upper spine and skull, but scientists say they do not know whether that is what killed the child.
"They don't know if that was the cause of death or if the embalmers did that to keep the head steady...
The most beautiful Egyptian statue: Maya...The most beautiful Egyptian statue: Maya and Merit
Dating from: approx. 1325 B.C., material: limestone, height: 158 cm, origin: Saqqara (Egypt)
An absolute showpiece from the museum?s Egyptian collection is the double statue of Maya and his wife Merit. Maya was a kind of minister of finance un...
Rituals done by the priest after finishi...Rituals done by the priest after finishing mummification ....
As in other civilizatio...HAIR CARE
As in other civilizations, the appearance of the hair was of paramount importance not only because of the visual effect, but also because of 'the erotic symbolism conventionally conneted with hair. Men and women alike wore wigs made of 'human hair on festive occasions, but they also...
Many people use ...Egyptian Amulets
Many people use amulets, but none as much as the ancient Egyptians. Some of these are true amulets, warding off evil, others are really talismans, to bring good luck.
The most important amulet in ancient Egypt was the scarab, a dung beetle thought to roll the sun across ...
Dwarf with lion and ...Bes
Dwarf with lion and human features
Dwarf wearing the skin of a lion
Bes was the protector of pregnant women, newborn babies and the family.
The ancient Egyptians also believed that Bes protected against snake and scorpion bites.
Amulets of Bes were popular at all...
Vase belonging to a Queen Merytamen. (Lo...Vase belonging to a Queen Merytamen. (Louvre N 465) - Found in Saqqara.
Merytamun: Daughter-Wife of Ramesses II. She was the daughter of Nefertari-Merymut. Merytamun was "Superior of the Harem of Amun-Ra". It's not certain that she also served as God's Wife. There is an interesting vase at the Lo...
Merytamun: Daughter of Tuthmosis III and...Merytamun: Daughter of Tuthmosis III and Merytre-Hatshepsut. Depicted in the Hathor shrine behind her father Tuthmosis.
The God's Wife Merytamen depicted behind her father Tuthmosis III.
Image from: The Egyptian Expedition 1928-1929: The Museum's Excavations at Thebes by H. E. Winlock
Sexuality in artwork
The Turin Papyru...Sexuality in artwork
The Turin Papyrus contains various pictures of sexual activity, perhaps focused on Ramses II and his many wives, or maybe depicting an ancient Egyptian brothel. It has been theorised that, more likely, it is just the fantasies of an ancient Egyptian who happened to sketch the...
Restoring Egyptian Monuments
by Mark Wa...Restoring Egyptian Monuments
by Mark Walters
Sometimes there have been complaints about restoration work carried out in Egypt, a situation which is easy to criticizes, but much more difficult to find equitable solutions. Egypt has thousands of historical monuments, yet it does not have the res...
The herdsman tended to the c...HERDSMAN
The herdsman tended to the cattle, and grazed them in the Nile valley during the winter months, but they generally moved the cattle to the Delta during the hotter, summer months. The cattle seemed to often be called names relating to the goddess Hathor - "Golden One", "Shining One" and "...