There were many occasions for anc...Dance
There were many occasions for ancient Egyptians to display their joy of life, one of them was the enthronement of a new king:
All the people of all the dwellings of the court heard; they came, their mouths rejoicing, they proclaimed (it) beyond everything, dwelling on dwelling therein was ...
THE PROTECTING EYE OF HORUS ON AN EGYPTI...THE PROTECTING EYE OF HORUS ON AN EGYPTIAN POST STAMP ....
Portico Column, Dendera, D?scription de ...Portico Column, Dendera, D?scription de l'E'gypte (1809-1822)
"Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt"
Dendera, D?scription de l'E'gypte (1809-1822), Antiquit?s, Vol. IV, pl. 12. Engraving.
France's Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) invaded Egypt in July 1798 with 40...
A jackal-headed god who...Anubis (Anpu)
A jackal-headed god who conducted the dead to judgement.
Funerary god of embalming and of tombs.
Anubis is shown as a jackal-headed man, or as a jackal. With the god Thoth, his duty was to weigh the heart of each dead soul against a feather, the symbol of truth. The apparatus wa...
SHIPS AND BOATS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The ...SHIPS AND BOATS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The slow flowing Nile was ideal for transportation and from earliest times Egyptians built boats for transportation, fishing and enjoyment. Their importance in every day life is reflected in the role they played in mythology and religion.
Little is left of ...
Patron of: truth, law and un...Maat
Patron of: truth, law and universal order.
Appearance: A woman wearing a crown surmounted by a huge ostrich feather. Her totem symbol is a stone platform or foundation, representing the stable base on which order is built.
Description: Maat was the personification of the fundamenta...
Egyptian Qudshu. Qedeshet plaque. Nude g...Egyptian Qudshu. Qedeshet plaque. Nude goddess stands on a striding lion with ithyphallic Egyptian god Min on her right and Canaanite warrior god Reshep(h) on her left. With her arms in the V position, in her right hand she holds plants out to the fertility god and, in her left, she directs a snake ...
3rd-2nd century B....BASALT SCULPTURE
3rd-2nd century B.C.; Ptolemaic Period; Basalt; height 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); City of Detroit Purchase; 40.48
The identity of the person represented by the Head of a Man is unknown because the inscription is lost; however, he lived during the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was founde...
Sculpture in ancient Egypt
One of the...Sculpture in ancient Egypt
One of the earliest examples of Egyptian sculpture is the Palette of King Narmer, from 2920 BC. The palette, which was used for mixing eye make-up, was carved in relief, and portrayed the victory of Upper Egypt over Lower Egypt.
The Sphinxes are another form of Egypt...
THAT WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE RECENT KNOWN ...THAT WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE RECENT KNOWN HARP...
THE GREAT COLOSSUS AT THE RAMSEUM
In ...THE GREAT COLOSSUS AT THE RAMSEUM
In front of the ruins is the base of the colossus of Ramesses that once stood 17m (about 69 feet) high. The statue would have weighed more than 1,000 tons and was bought from Aswan in one piece. On the granite colossus's shoulder is an inscription describing Rame...
THE CARTOUCH OF THOTMOSES THE THIRD ON A...THE CARTOUCH OF THOTMOSES THE THIRD ON AN EGYPTIAN POST STAMP ....
Alexander the Great, as King of Egypt an...Alexander the Great, as King of Egypt and Horus
Alexander probably was responsible that also his generals did support science. Before in 332 BC Alexander founded a new city in Egypt - which he called Alexandria. This city would later became the literary, scientific, and commercial center of the G...
Sir Flinders Petrie
Petrie was a Brit...Sir Flinders Petrie
Petrie was a British Archaeologist and Egyptologist. Born on June 3rd, 1853 in Charlton, Kent. He was given the name is William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Petrie's mother, Anne, had a love for science, namely fossils and natural minerals. Mrs. Anne Petrie was a daughter of Capta...
Diodorus & Mummification in Egypt
...Diodorus & Mummification in Egypt
Diodorus Siculus was a Greek historian who lived in the 1st century BC. Like Herodotus, he is important in the history of Egypt because he wrote about the techniques Egyptians used for mummification. However, Diodorus wrote about mummification some 400 years ...
Object in Focus: An Egyptian stela showi...Object in Focus: An Egyptian stela showing the god Ptah
Stela E.195.1899 in the
This slab of stone, known as a stela, was dedicated by a goldsmith called Panehsy. The main inscription describes him as chief goldworker ... who makes the gods, which p...
Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde
Loc...Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde
Location: Place de la Concorde, Paris, France
Pharaoh: Ramses II (The 19th Dynasty, reigned B.C. 1304-1237)
Height: 22.83 meters or 74 feet (There are various data like, 22.55 meters, 23.39 meters, etc.)
Pedestal: 2.44 meters (4 meters?)
One reliable source s...
Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (1778 - 1823)...Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (1778 - 1823)
Belzoni, an Italian, was the strong man of Egyptology, who worked in as a circus strongman in London prior to his explorations in Egypt. He was an imposing man with a height of about two meters (6ft, 6in). He was an adventurer and self taught archaeologist...
'Khnum' hieroglyph by Howard Carter
...'Khnum' hieroglyph by Howard Carter
"Hieroglyphic signs could be used to convey either the sense of words or their abstract phonetic components, and in their simplest form were rendered simply in outline, or in cursive, handwritten forms, with little visual similarity to the pictorial origina...
Most houses were made of brick. ...HOUSES
Most houses were made of brick. The banks of the Nile provided the mud used to make bricks. Brick makers collected mud, added straw and water to it as needed, and stomped it with their feet until it reached the right consistency. The mixture was then placed in a mould. Once shaped, the brick...
Each summer, starting in ...Agriculture
Each summer, starting in July, the Nile River rose, flooding the low-lying plains on either side. Swollen by the monsoon rains of Ethiopia, it deposited a layer of black soil over the land, rich in nutrients needed for growing crops. The river rose about 8 metres (27 feet) on average....
Bowl with Human Feet
Predynastic period...Bowl with Human Feet
Predynastic period (Naqada I?early Naqada II)
(ca. 3900?3650 B.C.)
Polished red pottery
H. 9.8 cm (3.9 in.), Diam. 13.5 cm (5.3 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Still a mystery !!
Had Pharaoh Ikhnat...Still a mystery !!
Had Pharaoh Ikhnaton been a mature mind he would have realized that the change which he had proposed from a superstitious polytheism deeply rooted in the needs and habits of the people to a naturalistic monotheism that subjected imagination to intelligence, was too profound to ...
Human Sacrifice in Ancient Egypt...
by ...Human Sacrifice in Ancient Egypt...
by Caroline Seawright
Human sacrifice is not generally connected with ancient Egypt. There is little evidence of human sacrifice during most of the dynastic period of ancient Egypt... but there is some evidence that it may have been practiced in the Nile...
Figure in the Egyptian style; detail of ...Figure in the Egyptian style; detail of a fountain on the Rue de S?vres, Paris....