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The Land of Kemet - Ancient Egypt

Egyptians Called Their Home Kemet, meaning "The Black Land". They Also Used Ta Mery "The Beautiful Land". Egypt is Home to One of the Oldest Continuous Cultures in the World.

Some say the Great Sphinx of Egypt is thousands of years older than it is commonly held to be, a point of controversy that has rippled through the archaeological co

The Riddle of the Sphinx

An international team of archaeologists from Poland and the USA have made two significant discoveries at the 2,000-year-old ancient port of Berenike on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, according to a news

Ancient pet cemetery and ship hull uncovered at Red Sea port

The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt Part 3 (Read Part 1 / Read Part 2) More than 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek historians, Herodotus and Strabo, recorded their visits to the legendary labyrinth of Egypt, before it disappeared into the pages o

A depiction of the Sed-Festival and the pharaoh's race with the bull was an ancient Egyptian ceremony that celebrated the continued rule of a pharaoh. The name is taken from the name of an Egyptian wolf god, one of whose names was Wepwawet or Sed.[1]

Egypt: Ancient Egyptian Symbolism, The Forms and Functions

'Flutist in Kheruef's tomb at Luxor.' This relief detail in the tomb of Kheruef shows a flutist who performs on the occasion of the First Jubilee (heb sed) festival of Amenhotep III, whose cartouche can be seen at the top of the picture. Kheruef was steward of Queen Tiy, the wife of Amenhotep III, and played an important role during festivals. His (unfinished) tomb (TT 192) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. It is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles".

Egypt: Tombs of Luxor - Smit & Palarczyk

Part of a tomb wall depicting the Nubian Pharaoh Amanitenmemide being protected by the godess Isis. Originally from the pyramid complex of Meroe.

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'The waxing moon and the Eye of Horus at Dendera.' Astronomical ceiling. According to Egyptian mythology Horus lost his eye during a battle with Seth (the murderer of his father Osiris) and the eye (called 'Wadjet') was subsequently healed by Thoth, who is portrayed at the right-hand side of the picture. The destruction and healing of the eye was symbolically coupled by the ancient Egyptians to the waning and waxing of the moon.♔PM

Egypt: Temple of Dendera - Smit & Palarczyk

Statuette of Kha, a wealthy architect of the late 18th Dynasty of Egypt. His tomb was found with all burial goods intact. Clothing, food, pottery, household linens etc. were found in great shape. Kah and his wife Merit were not embalmed, but they were wrapped as mummies. @

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Pit tomb of Queen Hetepheres I wife of Pharaoh Sneferu and the mother of Khufu, 4th dynasty, discovered near the satellite pyramids of the Great Pyramid of Giza in shaft G7000X. Although the sarcophagus was sealed and the canopic box were intact, Hetepheres' mummy was missing. The contents of the tomb provide us with many details of the luxury and ways of life of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt.

Outer Coffin, Tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el Medina. Sennedjem had the title 'Servant in the Place of Truth' lived during the reigns of Seti I Ramsses II of Egypt's Dynasty 19

During excavation works carried out in Bastet cemetery at the Saqqara necropolis just outside Cairo, French archaeologists stumbled upon three wooden sarcophagi belonging to Ta-Ekht, a singer in a sacred choir in the 18th dynasty period (1543–1292 BC).Ibrahim told Ahram Online on Saturday that the sarcophagi were unearthed during excavation works at the tomb of the daughter of 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten, Maya, who was known as Meritee Atun.

17th Dynasty (ca. 1600 B.C.) wooden coffin was discovered at Dra Abu el Naga, Egypt. This type of coffin is rare, it is called Rishi coffins (Rishi is the Arabic word for Feathery) as it is decorated with a feather design which is typical type of the Second Intermediate Period.

Paraschistes: One of the lower classes employed in embalming and were held in abhorrence by the Egyptians. They lived in the cemeteries or their neighbourhood. They were in charge of making the initial incision as marked by the scribes, just to be chased out after they performed their job, since it was considered a sin to desecrate the human body with any incision

Les embaumeurs dans l'Egypte antique

Tjayasetimu, the child star of ancient Egypt Tjayasetimu is the name of a little girl who was a star singer in ancient Egypt. Nearly three thousand years ago, she was a member of the royal choir and sang for the pharaohs in temples on the Nile. Tjayasetimu was recently featured in an exhibition at the British Museum called ‘Ancient Lives: New Discoveries’, which explored the lives and deaths of eight mummies.

Tjayasetimu, the child star of ancient Egypt

The Sacred and Magical Sistrum of Ancient Egypt. The Goddess Isis playing the naos sistrum of Hathor. Link to article

The sacred and magical sistrum of ancient Egypt

The Mysterious Disappearance of Nefertiti, Ruler of the Nile. Known as the Ruler of the Nile and Daughter of Gods, Nefertiti acquired unprecedented power, and is believed to have held equal status to the pharaoh himself. However, much controversy lingers about Nefertiti after the twelfth regal year of Akhenaten, when her name vanishes from the pages of history. - See more at: www.ancient-origi...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Nefertiti, Ruler of the Nile

The Forgotten Stones of Aswan Quarry, Egypt

The Forgotten Stones of Aswan Quarry, Egypt

The Egyptian Dream Book: The Egyptian ‘Dream Book’ is preserved in the form of a papyrus with a hieratic script. This papyrus was found in the ancient Egyptian workers’ village of Deir el-Medina, near the Valley of the Kings. This papyrus has been dated to the early reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 B.C.). - See more at: www.ancient-origi...

The Egyptian Dream Book

Disaster as ancient statue of Sekhemka sells for £16m, setting dangerous precedent