Was Cleopatra Beautiful?
"For her...Was Cleopatra Beautiful?
"For her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her; but converse with her had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character which was someho...
Priests in Ancient Egypt
Priests in...Priests in Ancient Egypt
Priests in ancient Egypt had a role different to the role of a priest in modern society. Though the Egyptians had close associations with their gods, they did not practice any form of organized religion, as modern times would define it.
The priests did not preach, pros...
Simple and elegant
In today's world, ...Simple and elegant
In today's world, fashions come and go on a seasonal or yearly basis; in Egypt, fashion changed very little in its 3000-year history. For the most part, the people wore a draped style of dress, the garments consisting of pieces of material wrapped around the body and held in pl...
Some ornamintation motifs from ancient e...Some ornamintation motifs from ancient egypt >...
An ancient face in modern art...An ancient face in modern art...
The Unfinished Obelisk
No rock sp...The Unfinished Obelisk
No rock speaks such volumes as the Unfinished Obelisk. Commanding the presence of a lost city from its rocky bed in an ancient quarry high above Aswan, it speaks of the hubris of the pharaohs and the grueling labor of their minions, of the triumphs of quarrying and its ...
A painting showing Meket aton in a daily...A painting showing Meket aton in a daily life scene ....
A statute of Meket aton daughter of Akhe...A statute of Meket aton daughter of Akhenaton and Nefertiti ....
Did the queen?s distinctive feature become a symbol of Egyptian royalty?
All eyes were on the Valley of the Kings the morning of February 5, 2006, when our expedition first looked into the chamber now known as KV63, the first tomb found in Egypt?s Va...
Shawabti of Merire Late Dynasty 18 reign...Shawabti of Merire Late Dynasty 18 reign of Akhenaten 1349-1336 BCE from Tel el-Amarna Serpentine...
Akhenaton,a rejected claim .
Many peo...Akhenaton,a rejected claim .
Many people claim that Akhenaten was ugly, and had his artists paint others as ugly too to make himself feel better. This seems ridiculous to me - Akhenaten has a power in his unique look. I think this fragmentary colossus shows particularly well his unique beauty....
The methods of embal...Egyptian Mummies
The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay. It was important in their religion to pr...
Funerary mummy mask / late period ....Funerary mummy mask / late period ....
The bust of Nefertiti on an Egyptian pos...The bust of Nefertiti on an Egyptian post stamp...
Bust of Senus...Senusret I
Bust of Senusret I in the Altes Museum, Berlin
Pharaoh of Egypt
Reign 1971?1926 BC, Twelfth Dynasty
Predecessor Amenemhat I
Successor Amenemhat II
The Ka of Re is created...
A Sphinx is an iconic im...The Sphinx
A Sphinx is an iconic image of a recumbent lion with the head of a ram, bird, or human, invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, but a cultural import in archaic Greek mythology, where it received its name "strangler".
The largest, and best known Sphinx lies near the Grea...
19th Dynasty canopic ja...Canopic jar
19th Dynasty canopic jars of alabaster (Berlin)
Canopic jars were used among the ancient Egyptians, and were commonly made of limestone, pottery, wood, or bronze. These jars were used by ancient Egyptians from the period of the Old Kingdom onwards to store various internal organs r...
Amenhotep Son of Hapu
Artist Unko...Amenhotep Son of Hapu
Artist Unkown Sculpture: black granite
Height: 51.4 in. Width: 31.1 in. Depth: 28.5 in.
Reign of Amenhotep III (1403-1365 BCE), probably the latter part
Site: north side of entrance to the tenth pylon, Karnak, Thebes, Egypt
Location: Luxor Museum, Egypt
Panel of Geese at Meidum ...Panel of Geese at Meidum ...
The protector goddess o...Goddess Taurt
The protector goddess of women waiting for child birth ....
The Egyptian God Seb, with his symbol, t...The Egyptian God Seb, with his symbol, the goose; and the Sacred Goose on a stand, as offered in sacrifice.
and goose on stand ....
A warrior of the Sh...Shardana warriors
A warrior of the Shardana, one of the mysterious 'Sea Peoples', as depicted on Egyptian reliefs conventionally dated to the 13th and 12th centuries BC. Egyptian references to the Shardana continue until the early 11th century BC. (Right and left) Bronze figurines from Sardinia, ...
Queen Nofret, c. 1897-1878 BCE...Queen Nofret, c. 1897-1878 BCE...
Bust of Vizier Ankh-haf, from Giza, c. 2...Bust of Vizier Ankh-haf, from Giza, c. 2520 BCE...
Stela of Prince Wepemnofret, from Giza, ...Stela of Prince Wepemnofret, from Giza, c. 2550 BCE...