Category: illustration

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Once Upon a Time… there was no ABC to learn

The Egyptians recorded history using

hieroglyphs. 

Illustration by Peter

Jackson (British, 1922-2003).

Banebdjedet of Mendes

Illustration of the god Banebdjedet, ram with four heads, from the Ptolemaic temple of Hathor and Ma’at in Deir el-Medina, Theban Necropolis.

Engraving by Antoine Maxime Monsaldy after a drawing by Andre Dutertre, from Description of Egypt, or the collection of observations and researches which were made in Egypt during the expedition of the French Army),

Antiquités, Planches, Volume II, Plate 36, Impremerie Impériale, 1812, Paris.

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The Highly Sacred Precinct of Amun-Re

The Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak. From Penrose’s Pictorial Annual, An Illustrated Review of the Graphic Arts, volume 14, (London, 1908-1909).

Napoleon before the Sphinx

Napoleon Bonaparte before the Sphinx during his campaign of Egypt. 

Illustration by Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville (French, 1858-1931).

Thoth

Illustration by

Martin McKenna

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The Weighing of the Heart Ceremony, Ammit (gouache on paper)

Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)

The Burial of Tutankhamun

Illustration by Peter Jackson (British, 1922-2003).

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Building the pyramids 

gouache on paper

Illustration by Peter Jackson (British, 1922-2003)

Mummification

Artwork of ancient Egyptians preparing a mummified pharaoh for burial. Mummification involved embalming and then wrapping the body. The ancient Egyptians believed that mummification would guarantee that the soul of the buried person would enter the afterlife. Science Photo Library

Zodiac hieroglyphs from the Tomb of Seti I

Historical artwork of the hieroglyphs from the ceiling of the tomb belonging to Seti I, a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (r. ca. 1290-1279 BC) and the second ruler of the 19th Dynasty. Seti’s well preserved tomb (KV17) was found in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni in the Valley of the Kings. It was the longest (at over than 120 meters) and deepest of all the New Kingdom royal tombs. Published in I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia (The Monuments of Egypt and Nubia) between 1832 and 1844. Science Photo Library