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The Land of Kemet - Ancient Egypt

Egyptians Called Their Home Kemet, meaning "The Black Land". They Also Used Ta Mery "The Beautiful Land". Egypt is Home to One of the Oldest Continuous Cultures in the World.


The Land of Kemet - Ancient Egypt

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Two black granite busts of Sekhmet, the lioness goddess, unearthed in Luxor b ythe European-Egyptian archaeological mission headed by famed Egyptologist Horig Sourouzian. N.E side of the pillar halls of KingAmenhotep III's temple at Kom El-Hitan on Luxor's west bank.

The Archaeology News Network: Two black granite busts of Sekhmet unearthed in Luxor

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Cartouche purchased for £12 may be precious seal of Ramesses II

Cartouche purchased for £12 may be precious seal of Ramesses II

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The Coffin Texts are a collection of ancient Egyptian funerary spells written on coffins beginning in the First Intermediate Period. The texts are derived in part from the earlier pyramid texts, reserved for royal use only, but they contain substantial new material related to everyday desires that reflects the fact that the texts were now used by the common people.

Coffin Texts - Crystalinks

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The 3,650-year old skeleton of King Senebkay (pictured right) has revealed the pharaoh die...

Ruins between Edfu and Aswan, Egypt.

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons.

Inlay depicting Thoth as the ibis with a maat feather, 4th c. BC

New mummies discovered floating in sewage in Upper Egypt. With that, the process of discovering new mummies is still ongoing.

Egyptian Frog Goddess Heket (or, Heqt) Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 664-332 B.C. The frog was regarded as a symbol of fertility and represented the Egyptian concept of resurrection. The 2nd plague on Egypt thus brought disgrace to this goddess.

Downloadable Resources - Amarna Project

Downloadable Resources - Amarna Project

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Egyptian Mummification Started 1500 Years Earlier Than Thought Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Linen sheet of Myt Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C. 11 dyn Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Myt, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Pit 18, MMA 1920-1921 Accession Number: 26.3.14

Sailing into the ever after Originating from Asyut in Egypt (3500-3100 B.C.) length: 25,3 centimetres

Detail Red Granite sarcophagus lid of Rameses III (User-Maat-Re Mery-Amun, ruled 20th Dynasty 1184-1153 BC).

Red Granite sarcophagus lid of Rameses III

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Mosquito Deity amulet Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–30 Date: ca. 712–332 B.C. Geography: From Egypt

Miniature Funerary BoatAncient Egypt - 18th Dynasty Green glazed limestone boat, with horned animal heads in the front and the back of the b...[solar barque and the firmament house of the sun]

Seqenenre Tao (also Seqenera Djehuty-aa) ruled over last of the local kingdoms of 17th Dynasty. He probably was the son and successor to Senakhtenre Ahmose and Queen Tetisheri. With his queen, Ahhotep I, he fathered 2 pharaohs, Kamose and Ahmose I. He was gruesomely murdered while fight off the foreign Hyksos rulers of Egypt. Knocked senseless by axe blows, he was stabbed in the head. His sister completed the revolution.

Slaughter House, from the Tomb of Meketre

Kitchen Tender being Rowed, from the Tomb of Meketre.

Tomb figure: ox. Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1991-1786 B.C.

Tomb figure: ox (2002-16) | Princeton University Art Museum

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King Tut's Mask Damaged; Beard Snapped Off During Botched Cleaning. SMH

King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning

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  • Tanya Villanueva
    Tanya Villanueva

    I never knew that. Honestly when I saw it... And I scoped it out very carefully...there was a little chip of turquoise gone. Other then that... Sheer perfection. And beauty..

  • Lisa G.
    Lisa G.

    The damage I was referring to happened very recently. It happened after the beard fell off during cleaning. Their attempt to reattach the beard and subsequent scraping off of the extra epoxy caused damage.

  • Tanya Villanueva
    Tanya Villanueva

    Tragic! So sorry to hear that..

  • Lisa G.
    Lisa G.

    It's really unfortunate. I'm glad you got to see it in its full glory though! I bet it was breathtaking!

  • Tanya Villanueva
    Tanya Villanueva

    It absolutely was... Magnificent!

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The Hidden History of Technology in Egypt- Khemitology

The Hidden History Of Egypt: Khemitology

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This Ancient Pigment Could Soon Be Used to See Through Your Skin. Egyptian blue was one of the famous pigments of the ancient world. Not only was it a scientific achievement, it has become an important historical signifier because it only came from contact with Egypt. It's now being used in advanced technology that see right through your skin.

This Ancient Pigment Could Soon Be Used to See Through Your Skin

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Ancient Dogs Found Buried in Pots in Egypt : Discovery News

Ancient Dogs Found Buried in Pots in Egypt : DNews

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Archaeologists unearth tomb of previously unknown Queen in Egypt A team of Czech archaeologists has discovered a tomb in an ancient Egyptian necropolis that belongs to a Pharaonic Queen, who ruled around 4,500 years ago and who was previously unknown to historians, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday. The tomb was found in Abu Sir, often called the ‘site of the forgotten kings of the 5th Dynasty’.

Archaeologists unearth tomb of previously unknown Queen in Egypt

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