"The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this hieroglyphics would never have been translated."

"The Rosetta Stone - British Museum - without the discovery of this hieroglyphics would never have been translated."

Painting From The Tomb Chapel Of Nebamun (Egyptian Scribe)  --  Circa 1350 BCE  --  The British Museum, London

Painting From The Tomb Chapel Of Nebamun (Egyptian Scribe) -- Circa 1350 BCE -- The British Museum, London

Wooden figure of Nephthys with the hands raised to the face in mourning. | The…

Wooden figure of Nephthys with the hands raised to the face in mourning. | The…

Statue of an unnamed administrator, wood, 29.2 cm; Dynasty XVIII; the garment was probably linen, and shows the pleats popular at the time. British Museum, London, U.K.

Statue of an unnamed administrator, wood, 29.2 cm; Dynasty XVIII; the garment was probably linen, and shows the pleats popular at the time. British Museum, London, U.K.

Murals from the tomb of Nebamun, British Museum, London. Love how close up this is. You can really see the detail and how they were deliberately depicting specific species of bird.

Murals from the tomb of Nebamun, British Museum, London. Love how close up this is. You can really see the detail and how they were deliberately depicting specific species of bird.

Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus.  The British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Egyptians believe that owls are guardians and protectors of the dead. This is Horus. The British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/

A female portrait on wood panel from Hawara, a site near the Fayum oasis, Egypt, dated 54-68 AD,

Ancient, yet so Modern – Roman Mummy Portraits from Hawara

A female portrait on wood panel from Hawara, a site near the Fayum oasis, Egypt, dated 54-68 AD,

Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early 2nd century “Mummy of a Greek youth, aged 19-21, named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf and an encaustic on limewood portrait-panel covering the face and inscription on the chest. There is an inscription in Greek on the mummy-case.” The British Museum

Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early 2nd century “Mummy of a Greek youth, aged 19-21, named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf and an encaustic on limewood portrait-panel covering the face and inscription on the chest. There is an inscription in Greek on the mummy-case.” The British Museum

The Gayer-Anderson Cat" is an Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat made out of bronze, f664-332 BC. the British Museum.The statue is a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet.

The Gayer-Anderson Cat" is an Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat made out of bronze, f664-332 BC. the British Museum.The statue is a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet.

Wooden anthropoid coffin of Taihuty from Thebes (Egypt) 1077-943 BC (British Museum)

Wooden anthropoid coffin of Taihuty from Thebes (Egypt) 1077-943 BC (British Museum)

When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.

British Museum - Siltstone sarcophagus of Sasobek  Perhaps from Sais, Egypt 26th Dynasty, around 630 BC   The northern vizier of Egypt   This is the sarcophagus of Sasobek, the vizier (prime minister) of the northern part of Egypt in the reign of Psammetichus I (664-610 BC). It may have been found in Sais, the city from which Psammetichus' family came.

British Museum - Siltstone sarcophagus of Sasobek Perhaps from Sais, Egypt 26th Dynasty, around 630 BC The northern vizier of Egypt This is the sarcophagus of Sasobek, the vizier (prime minister) of the northern part of Egypt in the reign of Psammetichus I (664-610 BC). It may have been found in Sais, the city from which Psammetichus' family came.

Pinterest
Search