Category: 18th dynasty

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (…

Lid of a canopus vase, head of Tutankhamun (alabaster). Reign of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Two remaining obelisks at Karnak Temple, 15t…

Two remaining obelisks at Karnak Temple,

15th century BC. One belongs to Thutmose I (left), and other one belongs to his daughter Hatshepsut (right). 

The ancient Egyptians were originally

called them tekhenu which means “to pierce” as in “to pierce the sky”.

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun…

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings: Statues of the gods Imsety and Mamu

wrapped and in their shrines, 1923,

Photograph

by Harry Burton, Griffith Institute.

Solar barque transporting the deities through …

Solar barque transporting the deities through the underworld, Amduat, detail from antechamber of the Tomb of Thutmose III (KV34) at the Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

spiritsdancinginthenight: Tutankhamen’s Great-…

spiritsdancinginthenight:

Tutankhamen’s Great-Grandfather And Great-Grandmother

Pharaoh Thothmes IV, and Tiaa, his queen, an incomparably beautiful black granite group, discovered at Karnak and now a treasured possession of the Cairo Museum.  The coiffure of the queen, two heavy masses of hair falling down the sides of her face to her breast, calls for special notice.  The statue of the king, believed to be a good portrait, shows a powerfully built man in the full vigour of youthful strength. On his head is the royal uraeus, and around his loins the shenti, kept in place by a buckled belt.

halftone print, 1923.

Three musicians playing instruments in modern …

Three musicians playing instruments in modern times named flute, harp and lute. Wall painting from the tomb of Nakht (TT52).

New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, ca. 1550-1292 BC.

Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Thebes.

Queen Ati, the wife of the King of Punt depi…

Queen Ati, the wife of the King of Punt depicted in a relief at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut,

15th century BC. Deir el-Bahari, West Thebes.

Fragment of the Face of a Queen (yellow jasper…

Fragment of the Face of a Queen (yellow jasper, 13 x 12.5 x 12.5 cms), from Tell el-Amarna (Akhetaten). Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sennefer’s sister, Meryt holds a pa…

Sennefer’s sister,

Meryt

holds a papyrus vase and beaded necklace,

detail of a wall painting from the tomb of Sennefer (TT96). Reign of Amenhotep II. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes.

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at th…

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.