Category: ancient egypt

egyptpassion:

egyptpassion:

the Pyramid of King Amenemhat III (ca. 1859–1813 BCE, Middle Kingdom) at Hawara in the Piam/Phiom region (p3-ym, known in arabic as “Fayum”)
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Egypt unveils ‘one of a kind’ 4,400-year-old t…

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Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb colorfully decorated with hieroglyphs and statues in Saqqara, south of Cairo, on Saturday

Dec. 15, 2018

The tomb belongs to “Wahtye” a high priest who served during the reign of King Neferirkare Kakai of the 5th Dynasty (between 2500-2300 BC).

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Officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. Four of the tomb’s five shafts have yet to be unsealed, meaning there could be more treasures to be discovered. 

The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site.

He described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”. The walls are decorated with hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs.

One of the shafts was unsealed with nothing inside, but the other four were sealed.

They are expecting to make discoveries when they excavate those shafts starting on Sunday, he said. He was hopeful about one shaft in particular.

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Photos: (AP: Amr Nabil) 

bandakajuwes: HI! It’s me, again, with the fo…

bandakajuwes:

HI!

It’s me, again, with the fourth commision asked by the kind @obsidianservant

I hope you like your drawings of Sobek-Ra & Hethert, and that I honour your gods in the best posible way

Thank you so much for commissioning me! 🙂

grandegyptianmuseum: Figure of Thoth as a babo…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Figure of Thoth as a baboon

Statuette of Thoth as a baboon, patron of scribes, god of writing and knowledge. Late/Saite Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Made of Egyptian faience. Now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Tomb of Ramesses VI The walkway of the to…

Tomb of Ramesses VI

The walkway of the tomb of Ramesses VI (KV9) towards the main chamber. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

Photo: Jakub Kyncl

Inner sarcophagus of Butehamun The decease…

Inner sarcophagus of

Butehamun

The deceased is greeted by the goddess Ma’at, detail of the sarcophagus of the scribe Butehamon. Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. From Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin.

met-egyptian-art: Mirror with Hathor Emblem Ha…

met-egyptian-art:

Mirror with Hathor Emblem Handle, Egyptian Art

Fletcher Fund, 1919–1920
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Disk: silver; handle: wood (modern) sheathed in gold; inlays restored

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/548673

Relief of Ramesses II Detail of a relief depi…

Relief of Ramesses II

Detail of a relief depicting head of Ramesses II wearing khepresh, the blue crown or war crown. As with many other royal crowns, a uraeus (cobra) was hooked to the front of the khepresh. Temple of Luxor.

scifi-fantasy-horror:by  Irina Nordsol Kuzmina…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by 
Irina Nordsol Kuzmina

Ram’s head pendantSilver pendant in shap…

Ram’s head pendant

Silver pendant in shape of ram’s head with the uraeus on it, with incised details. From

Tahpanhes, 2.75 x 2.07 cm. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the British Museum.