The Sphinx nose was hacked off by Islamic Arabic invaders who believed that images of things were sinful. Facing east towards the rising sun shifting sands covered it for centuries. It was dug out in 1925. Restored many times by multiple dynasties and rulers. And also by the Ptolemies and Romans. Not known who the Sphinx depicts though definitely a pharaoh. Built before the reign of Khufu, one of the greatest mysteries is extensive water damage despite being on the edge of the Saharan…
Ointment Jar From Foundation Deposit C, Hatshepsut's Temple Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Date: ca. 1473–1458 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, forecourt, Foundation Deposit 3 (C), MMA 1923–24 Medium: Calcite, paint
The Bent Pyramid , Dashur Bent Pyramid Dashur (Egypt) The Bent Pyramid, of Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu, is a unique example of early pyramid development in Egypt, about 2600 BC. This was the second pyramid built by Sneferu. The lower part of the pyramid rises from the desert at a 55-degree inclination, but the top section is built at the shallower angle of 43 degrees, lending the pyramid its very obvious "bent" appearance.
Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten (ca. 1353-1336 B.C.) Akhenaten's daughters The demonstration of affection in this detail depicting two of Akhenatens daughters is typical of representations of the royal family during the Amarna period. Although affectionate gestures are not entirely unknown in royal art of other eras, the casual pose and frontal position of the older sisters torso