Harry Clarke’s llustration from ‘Origin of John James Whiskey…’
Once Upon a Time… there was no ABC to learn
The Egyptians recorded history using
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.
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).
The Weighing of the Heart Ceremony, Ammit (gouache on paper)
Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)
Illustration by Peter Jackson (British, 1922-2003).
Building the pyramids
gouache on paper
Illustration by Peter Jackson (British, 1922-2003)
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