The ancient Egypti...Egyptian Offerings
The ancient Egyptians understood death to be just a moment in existence and believed their bodies had needs in the afterlife that mirrored those we have in life. To provide for the needs of the dead, Egyptians left gifts as offerings. Placed on carved stone offering tables in t...
He is gonna meet Osiris in Paris
A mu...He is gonna meet Osiris in Paris
A mummy as shown in the Louvre /Paris ....
The Battle of Kadesh
The Battle of Ka...The Battle of Kadesh
The Battle of Kadesh fought by Ramesses II was a long time in the making, and not the first to be fought between the Hattities and Egyptians over this small, but strategically located vassal state. Ramesses II had probably accompanied his father, Seti I on one similar campaig...
King Taharqa (Tirhakah) (reign 690-664 B...King Taharqa (Tirhakah) (reign 690-664 B.C.) one of the Nubian rulers during the 25th dynasty of Egypt.
W.M. Flinders Petrie, A History of Egypt - Part Three, (1896), p. 308 states: ". . . . the kings of Napata represented the old civilization of Upper Egypt is clear; and it is probably that ...
The Ancient Egyptian Bride
by Ilene S...The Ancient Egyptian Bride
by Ilene Springer
For all that religion played in ancient Egyptian life, there was one place it had no role at all: the Egyptian marriage. There wasn?t even a civil ceremony. Rather, marriage simply took place when two young people decided to move in together (usually ...
Stone weights were used to determine the...Stone weights were used to determine the value of grain and other rations....
(1) Outer coffin of Henettawy. C 1040 - ...(1) Outer coffin of Henettawy. C 1040 - 331 BC. 3rd Intermediate Period Egyptian. Thebes. During the 21st dynasty the tombs no longer contained elaborate texts and images. these were now located on the surfaces of the coffin itself and on papyri.
(2) Weighing a soul from a tomb casket. C 1000 BC. N...
View of the ceiling of one of the rooms ...View of the ceiling of one of the rooms of the Egyptian antiquities in the Kunsthistorisches Museum...
Unique in the Louvre .
The coolest ...Unique in the Louvre .
The coolest thing in the Egyptian section is this measuring rod. It?s covered with hieroglyphics organized into patterns. You can see here the first few of the 28 digits (finger widths). There are four digits in a palm and seven palms in a cubit, so this rod is a cubit lo...
Military men with a leopard on a lead, s...Military men with a leopard on a lead, south colonnade, Hatshepsut's temple, Deir el Bahari, 18th Dynasty....
This little statue o...Isis/Aphrodite
This little statue of Isis/Aphrodite at the Met. Placed in a vitrine just inside the entrance to the Egyptian wing, she stands naked, arms at her sides, with an elaborate headdress whose implied weight seems to make her posture slump ever so. She was made to represent the fertili...
Alabaster vessels from a grave of the Mi...Alabaster vessels from a grave of the Middle Bronze Age II (17th century BCE)....
Serqet, Goddess of Scorpions and Venomou...Serqet, Goddess of Scorpions and Venomous Creatures,
Magical Protection and the Afterlife
by Caroline Seawright
Serqet (Serket, Selqet, Selket, Selkit, Selkis) was the ancient Egyptian scorpion goddess of magic. As with other dangerous goddesses, she was both a protective goddess, and o...
The horn of Tut ankh amon ....The horn of Tut ankh amon ....
THE BLIND HARPIST
Professional musici...THE BLIND HARPIST
Professional musicians occupied a variety of positions and social levels in ancient Egypt:
The highest status belonged to temple musicians a position frequently held by women.
Musicians connected with the royal household were held in high esteem, as were certain gifted singers...
A Funerary figurine, usually ...Ushabti
A Funerary figurine, usually in the form of a mummy, which served as a dead man?s deputy in order to do labor for him, mostly agricultural, in the afterlife. This term applies to these figures after the 21st Dynasty, and really only to figurines inscribed with chapter six of the Book of t...
Egyptians and foreigners
The Egypti...Egyptians and foreigners
The Egyptian view of the world
The Egyptian world view was insular. In one of their creation myths the earth rose out of the primordial waters of Nun. The first dry land was the spot where the temple of Heliopolis was built, the abode of the life-giving sun-god. Egypt ...
Traditional Enemies of the Ancient Egypt...Traditional Enemies of the Ancient Egyptians
Traditional enemies of the Ancient Egyptians were both the Hyksos and later the Hittites but who were these peoples, and were they successful in their quest to invade Egypt? Were they just warlike peoples and did they contribute anything to the anc...
A relief showing Ramsess the great as a ...A relief showing Ramsess the great as a child /Louvre ....
The Chariot in Egyptian Warfare
A...The Chariot in Egyptian Warfare
Actually, the chariot is difficult to classify as a piece of military equipment. It was certainly a mode of transportation, but at the same time, most analyst consider it a weapon. Clearly, in the hands of the Hittites, one of Egypt's chief opponents during the...
Dynasty XVIII Nefertiti making an offeri...Dynasty XVIII Nefertiti making an offering to the Aten
Low relief from the antechamber
Tell el Amarna, civilian necropolis, the tomb of Mahu
The sanctuary contains a small altar and...The sanctuary contains a small altar and in its rear niche are four statues. These cult images represent Ramesses II himself, and the three state gods of the New Kingdom, Ra-Horakhty of Heliopolis, Ptah of Memphis and Amun-Ra of Thebes. Before the statues rests a block upon which would have rested t...
The first hall within the temple contain...The first hall within the temple contains eight large statues of the king as Osiris, four on each side, which also serve as pillars to support the roof. The walls are decorated in relief with scenes showing the king in battle,
ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE / NUBIA .
Perhaps a...ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE / NUBIA .
Perhaps after the Giza pyramids, or coincident with them, the great temple of Abu Simbel presents the most familiar image of ancient Egypt to the modern traveler and reader. When the conservation efforts to preserve the temple from the soon-to be built High Aswan Dam a...
A PLAN OF ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE ....A PLAN OF ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE ....