Category: 19th dynasty

The temple of Hathor and Nefertari, 13th cen…

The temple of Hathor and Nefertari,

13th century BC, Abu Simbel

It was built about one hundred meters northeast of the temple of pharaoh Ramesses II, ca. 1264 BC, and was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Ramesses II’s chief consort, Nefertari.

Queen Nefertari playing Senet (”ancient egypti…

Queen Nefertari playing Senet (”ancient egyptian board game”), detail of a wall painting from the

Tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV66). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

Statue of Ramesses II and his daughter Merit…

Statue of Ramesses II and his daughter Meritamen, usurped by Pinedjem I (High Priest of Amun at Thebes, de facto ruler of the south of the country during) and his daughter Maatkare Mutemhat, detail. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty. The Highly sacred precinct of the god Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex.

Relief depicting goddess Isis, close up deta…

Relief depicting goddess Isis, close up detail in corridor at the Tomb of Seti I. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1187 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Photo Sandro Vannini

Relief depicting Osiris, Lord of the dead, G…

Relief depicting

Osiris, Lord of the dead, God of the afterlife, detail from the Tomb of Sennedjem (TT1). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1290 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Sennedjem and his wife Iyneferti kneeling …

Sennedjem and his wife Iyneferti

kneeling before the Gods,

detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Sennedjem (TT1). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Guardians of the Underworld bearing knives…

Guardians of the Underworld bearing knives, taken from Spell 144 of the Book of the Dead, they were the keepers of the gates of the Underworld, menacing the enemies of order with their sharpened knives.

Detail of wall painting from the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV66). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

Colossal statues of Ramesses II at his great t…

Colossal statues of Ramesses II at his great temple at Abu Simbel, Nubia

The toe nails of the Ramesses II statue are …

The toe nails of the Ramesses II statue are larger than a human hand, Luxor Temple.

Bas-relief depicting Hare, detail of a wall ca…

Bas-relief depicting Hare, detail of a wall carving from the Temple of Seti I, Abydos.