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Bronze figure of the goddess Neith. Late Period. 25th-26th dynasty. 747-525 B.C. | Christie's

Pair of alabaster canopic jars for Tau-Iert-Iru. Late Period. 26th dynasty, c. 664-525 B.C. | Christie's

Bronze and silver statuette of the god Nefertem. Detail. Late Period. 26th-30th dynasty, c. 7th-4th century B.C. | Phoenix Ancient Art Gallery

Statue 26th Dynasty Head and right side of the body of a basalt male figure: wearing a bag-wig and a pectoral depicting the goddess Neith and Psamtek II, named by the cartouches. The original pectoral, presumably naming an earlier pharaoh, has been erased. The nomen of Psamtek II is also on the right shoulder, and there are three columns of Hieroglyphic text on the back-pillar. (Source: The British Museum)


Walking Tours in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is a vast metropolis, bisected by the great river Nile. The cityscape is crowned by the majestic pyramids built around 26th century BC, as well as the modern Cairo Tower offering panoramic view of the city. These and other attractions, such as the Egyptian Museum, render Cairo a true mecca for tourists.

from Egypt at the Manchester Museum

Dogs in ancient Egypt

Dogs in Ancient Egypt, Mural of 26th Dynasty Official Pabasa with his dog Hekenu under his chair.

Sphinx at Sunrise - Viewed from 3rd Sphinx temple. Constructed by Amenhotep II, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom. Restored by Piankhi, 25th Dynasty, Neo New Kingdom. Intentionally damaged by Psamtik I, 26th Dynasty, Late Period. Psamtik's grandfather, Bakenrenef was burned to death by Shabaka (Piankhi's brother) for treason for conspiring with the Assyrians (Hyksos-Heqa Khaset). This may by why Psamtik defaced so many 25th Dynasty temples after he was installed as proxy for the Asssyrians in 664…