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Carving from the sanctuary of Yazılıkaya (Turkish - Inscribed rock) nearby the ancient city of Hattusha. This carving shows the god Sharrumma escorting one of the Hittite kings possibly after his death. The site was used from the 15th Century BC though most carvings are from the 13th Century BC. The site was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986. .....archaeology & prehistoric

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, is here depicted in her formal role as Pharaoh of Egypt, the last member of the Ptolemy dynasty of Egyptian rulers

Pharaoh Seti I with Hathor, detail, Louvre.

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* Narmer THE FIRST PHARAOH _ Narmer or Menes _ -5300 TO 2686 BC_ was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period (c. 31st century BC). He is thought to be the successor to the Protodynastic pharaohs SCORPION and/or KA, and he is considered by some to be the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty, and therefore THE FIRST PHARAOH of unified Egypt. *

19th Dynasty, about 1260 BC - Setau viceroy of Pharaoh Ramses II

Zoser, the oldest pyramid ever found (so far)

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One of the few temple wall carvings depicting Cleopatra, Dendera temple, Egypt