Pharaoh Teti

Pharaoh Teti

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Tasherenese, mother of Pharaoh Amasis II

Tasherenese, mother of Pharaoh Amasis II

Statue of the god Horus as a falcon (bronze,…

Statue of the god Horus as a falcon (bronze, 38.5 x 21 cm). Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC.

Now in the Mediterranean Archaeology Museum, Marseille.

Hall of the Old Kingdom with a statue of the p…

Hall of the Old Kingdom with a statue of the priest Ranefer, Museum of Boulaq (former Cairo Museum), 1860

View of west portico with painted columns, s…

View of west portico with painted columns, second courtyard of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. Medinet Habu, West Thebes.

The best books on Ancient Egypt

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Settle into some Sunday reading with a selection of five books curated by Elizabeth Frood, a lecturer in Egyptology at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Here are her five book recommendations that take us away from the elite context of Egyptian history and focus on the ‘normal’ live of Egyptians.

  1. Death and salvation in ancient Egypt, by Jan Assmann
  2. Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt, by John Baines
  3. The Chapel of Ptahhotep, by Paolo J. Scremin
  4. Village Life in Ancient Egypt, by Andrea McDowell
  5. The Tale of Sinuhe and other ancient Egyptian poems, by Richard Parkinson

grandegyptianmuseum: Egypt, from George Barb…

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Egypt, from

George Barbier’s ‘The Romance of Perfume’, 1928

inside of Pharaoh Sneferu’s pyramid.

inside of Pharaoh Sneferu’s pyramid.

Seti I with Ram horns, detail from a wall re…

Seti I with Ram horns, detail from a wall relief in the hypostyle hall of his mortuary temple at Abydos.