Category: museums

Statues of pharaohs, Karnak Open-Air Museu…

Statues of pharaohs, Karnak

Open-Air Museum, Luxor

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at th…

Gold Mask of King Tutankhamun, displayed at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Mummified monkey, from Tomb KV50 nearby tomb o…

Mummified monkey, from Tomb KV50 nearby tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35), found by Mr. Theodore M. Davis. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Painted limestone statue of princess Nofret, w…

Painted limestone statue of princess Nofret, wife of Prince Rahotep, a son of Pharaoh Sneferu. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2613-2494 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Mummified dog from Tomb KV50 nearby tomb of Am…

Mummified dog from Tomb KV50 nearby tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35) in the Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Mummified monkey found by Theodore M. Davis …

Mummified monkey found by Theodore M. Davis in the tomb of Amenhotep II (ca. 1400 BC). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 

Hundreds of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Feare…

The collection began at the hands of the founder and the first ruler of the Empire of Brazil, Dom Pedro I.

One of the most important pieces in the ancient Egyptian collection is the sarcophagus of the singer Sha-Amun-en-su, which was offered as a gift by Khedive Ismail Pasha to Brazil. It has never been opened.

The museum possesses three other sarcophagi of three priests of Amun: Hori, Pestjef, and Harsiese. It also conserves a rare Egyptian mummy from the Roman period of which there are only eight similar ones worldwide, named “Princess Kherima”, along with other five human mummies and other sarcophagi of animals.

On top of that, a large collection of shabtis – statues of funerary servers – is included in the collection, some of them belonging to pharaoh Seti I excavated from his tomb at the Valley of Kings. There are also fragments of masks, jewels, statues of deities, and funerary cones. Read more.

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned wit…

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned with wings of falcon god Horus wrapped around his head, from his valley temple near the Great Sphinx, Giza. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2570 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Four granodiorite statues of goddess Sekhmet, …

Four granodiorite statues of goddess Sekhmet,

originally

from the Temple of Mut at Thebes. Reign of Amenhotep III. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1400 BC. Now in the British Museum.

New Sohag National Museum. Sohag, Upper Egypt

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Photos courtesy Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities