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Egyptian Art, Horemheb, Last Pharaoh of 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Ruled from 1323 to 1295 BC, Horemheb offerer kneeling before the god Atum, Luxor Museum, Egypt. (Photo by Prisma/UIG/Getty Images)

Egyptian Art, Horemheb, Last Pharaoh of 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Ruled from 1323 to 1295 BC, Horemheb offerer kneeling before the god Atum, Luxor Museum, Egypt. (Photo by Prisma/UIG/Getty Images)

Setnakht. KV14 Culture Heritage Image, Dieu Geb, Egypt 14, Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Symbols

Setnakht. KV14 Culture Heritage Image, Dieu Geb, Egypt 14, Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Symbols

Elaborate Shabti of the “Lady of the House …,” a title commonly used for married women Egypt 13th century BCE Painted limestone H: 24.7; W: 9 cm Gift of Abraham Guterman, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Elaborate Shabti of the “Lady of the House …,” a title commonly used for married women Egypt 13th century BCE Painted limestone H: 24.7; W: 9 cm Gift of Abraham Guterman, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Stele dedicated to bull Mnevis by laundryman Ipi. Egypt.

Stele dedicated to bull Mnevis by laundryman Ipi. Egypt.

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE.  She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE. She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.

The Iseum   a temple dedicated to the worship of the gods Isis and Osiris, built by the Roman Emperor Augustus

The Iseum a temple dedicated to the worship of the gods Isis and Osiris, built by the Roman Emperor Augustus

Pyramid of Dahshur, Egypt, circa 1858.

Pyramid of Dahshur, Egypt, circa 1858

Pen Date: 580–640 Geography: Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Reed Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 3/8 in. (10.2 x 1 cm)

Pen Date: 580–640 Geography: Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Reed Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 3/8 in. (10.2 x 1 cm)