Egypt: Child of Africa (Paperback) It's undeniable that ancient Egypt and it's culture was established by indigenous Africans. The book explored evidence supporting these facts. Another great and important read by Ivan Van Sertima.
Queen Nefertari Playing Senet, A wall painting in the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the wife of the 19th dynasty pharoah Ramses II, depicts the queen playing senet, an ancient board game similar to chess. Valley of the Queens, Egypt
Harps were one of the most popular Ancient Egyptian instruments. They were developed from the hunting bow. Usually arc shaped and had 8-12 strings made from animal guts. http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/music.htm (website) Music and Musicians in Ancient Egypt by Lise Manniche (A documentation on Ancient Egypt's music and the study of the instruments played)
Ancient Egyptian Tomb Art detail, a feast for Nebamun, showing musicians and dancers, painting from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, accountant in the Temple of Amun (Karnak), circa 1350 BC, Ancient Egypt, panel in the British Museum, London WC1. Full-face images are rare in Ancient Egyptian art.
This limestone feline is among some 600 cat statues from a newfound temple dedicated to the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. The ancient temple was recently discovered under the streets of modern-day Alexandria, Egypt.
Wig from one of Tuthmoses minor wifes grave. Upper class people shaved their heads because of the heat. In public, they wore wigs. Under the wigs were cones of scent, which melted and made the wearer smell good instead of sweaty.
Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.