Author: Egypt Museum

Gold snake bracelet 

Greco-Roman gold bracelet, from Tukh el-Qaramus. Roman Period,

ca. 30 BC- 313 AD.

Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Temple of Hatshepsut

Stairway Up To Mortuary Temple Of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari.

Abu Simbel

The moon over the great temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, Lower Nubia.

Temple of Kom Ombo

Stone columns incised with hieroglyphic reliefs in

the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.

Ancient Egyptian Literature

“Poetry, stories, hymns, prayers, and wisdom texts found exquisite written expression in ancient Egypt while their literary counterparts were still being recited around hearth fires in ancient Greece and Israel. Yet, because of its very antiquity and the centuries during which the language was forgotten, ancient Egyptian literature is a newly discovered country for modern readers.

This anthology offers an extensive sampling of all the major genres of ancient Egyptian literature. It includes all the texts from John Foster’s previous book Echoes of Egyptian Voices, along with selections from his Love Songs of the New Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry, as well as previously unpublished translations of four longer and two short poems. Foster’s translations capture the poetical beauty of the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled each piece’s composition, making these ancient masterworks sing for modern readers. An introduction to ancient Egyptian literature and its translation, as well as brief information about the authorship and date of each selection, completes the volume.”

Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology, by John L. Foster

The Great Pyramids of Giza



the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Nick Brundle Photography

Diana in Egypt

Diana, Princess of Wales in the Tomb of Seti I, Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. May 14, 1992

Tutankhamun’s Usekh Collar

Glass beads and semi-precious stones. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.



eye amulet (carnelian)

In ancient Egypt, people wear carnelian to ward off the Evil Eye and instill peace. The ancient Egyptians called carnelian “the setting sun”. 


eye amulets were among the most popular amulets of ancient Egypt. The


eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus and embodies healing power as well as regeneration and protection in general.

Pectoral of Tutankhamun

The Eye of Ra pectoral, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).

The necklace, on which this pectoral was suspended in the layer of amulets nearest to the king’s mummy, consists of blue faience, plain gold, and granulated gold cylindrical beads.

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photo: Ahmed Mohamed