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Beadnet dress | Egyptian Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu |2551–2528 B.C.    Depictions of women in Egyptian art occasionally feature garments decorated with an overall lozenge pattern. This design is believed to represent beadwork, which was either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment. It has been painstakingly reassembled from approximately seven thousand beads found in an…

Beadnet dress | Egyptian Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu |2551–2528 B.C. Depictions of women in Egyptian art occasionally feature garments decorated with an overall lozenge pattern. This design is believed to represent beadwork, which was either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment. It has been painstakingly reassembled from approximately seven thousand beads found in an…

King Tut Tomb Wall Valley of the Kings CHECK IT OFF In 1989 I was able to complete a dream I had had since I was 9 years old. I entered Tutankahmon's tomb and was filled with emotion: the mummy, the paintings on the walls, yet the damage from our visits was obvious. It was wonderful!

King Tut Tomb Wall, Egypt

King Tut Tomb Wall Valley of the Kings CHECK IT OFF In 1989 I was able to complete a dream I had had since I was 9 years old. I entered Tutankahmon's tomb and was filled with emotion: the mummy, the paintings on the walls, yet the damage from our visits was obvious. It was wonderful!

From a facsimile of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Here, a priest, clad in a leopard skin, leads a funeral procession, while a wife, in patterned ceremonial dress, grieves beside the mummy of her husband.

From a facsimile of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Here, a priest, clad in a leopard skin, leads a funeral procession, while a wife, in patterned ceremonial dress, grieves beside the mummy of her husband.

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