Category: 20th dynasty

Pharaoh Ramesses III making an offering to Min…

Pharaoh Ramesses III making an offering to Min of Coptos, god of fertility, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail.

Detail of a wall relief from the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Medinet Habu.

Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9), Valley of the Kings…

Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

Ramesses III’s dress details, Waist ba…

Ramesses III’s dress details, Waist band bearing his royal cartouche.

Tomb of Amun-her-khepeshef (QV55). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

Relief depicting pharaoh Ramesses III, wearing…

Relief depicting pharaoh Ramesses III, wearing Hedjet, the White Crown of Upper Egypt with his royal cartouches. Detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Amun-her-khepeshef (QV55). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

Relief depicting goddesses Isis and Neith, d…

Relief depicting goddesses Isis and Neith, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb

of Amun-her-khepeshef (QV55). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Valley of the Queens, West Thebes.

The Bennu-bird, symbol of the sun, creation,…

The Bennu-bird, symbol of the sun, creation, and rebirth, being worshiped by

Inherkhau. It may have been the inspiration for the phoenix in Greek mythology. 

Detail of a wall relief from the Tomb of

Inherkhau (TT359). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Priests pouring libations for Inherkhau, det…

Priests pouring libations for Inherkhau, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of 

Inherkhau

(TT359). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Ba or soul of Inherkhau, in the form of …

Ba or soul of

Inherkhau,

in the form of a bird with a human head, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Inherkhau

(TT359). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

One of the two lions of god Aker, who was cl…

One of the two lions of god Aker, who was closely associated with the journey of the sun through the realms of the underworld. 

Aker appears as a pair of twin lions, one named Duaj (meaning “yesterday”) and the other Sefer (meaning “tomorrow”). Aker was thus often titled “He who’s looking forward and behind”. 

Detail of a wall painting from the tomb of Inherkhau (TT359). New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9), Valley of the Kings…

Tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. 

Photo: Jakub Kyncl