Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

Tablet with the Representation of a Heron

In Ancient Egypt the figure of the grey heron with a long beak and a double feathered crest was surrounded by mythical associations. When the flooded Nile waters slowly retreated, the heron was among the …

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

Coffin Cover of Panehesy

For the ancient Egyptians, life after death was very important. Therefore, they prepared themselves already in life and well being as well as possible for it. The dead were mummified and around 900 BC. The …

Relief of Meryt, wife of Maya

Relief of Meryt, wife of Maya

Meryt, wife of Maya, Chancellor and overseer of the treasury during the reign of Pharaohs Tutankhamun, Ay and Horemheb of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. From the tomb of Maya at Saqqara. Maya’s titles …

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

Statuette representing Isis and Osiris

A bronze statuette of the goddess Isis with outstretched wings around her husband and brother the god Osiris. In a bloody battle, Seth dismembered Osiris and spread his remains all around Egypt. Isis searched for …

Relief of the god Min-Amun

Relief of the god Min-Amun

Min was associated with Amun during the New Kingdom, partly because both were linked to the ram and the bull, both of which were seen as a symbols of virility. Min-Amun is Egyptian god of …

Goddess Nephthys with her outspread wings

Goddess Nephthys with her outspread wings

A detail of the second largest shrine of Tutankhamun. The surface is decorated with texts and vignettes from the Book of the Dead. The goddess Nephthys as a woman with falcon wings offering protection. From …

Wadjet Eye Amulet

Wadjet Eye Amulet

One of the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt, the wadjet eye represents the healed eye of the god Horus. It depicts a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since Horus was often …

Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife

“An innovative account of the life of Tutankhamun, the rediscovery of his existence, and the enduring impact of the finding of his tomb, by leading Egyptologist Aidan Dodson The spectacular discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in …

Relief of Horus and Seth

Relief of Horus and Seth

Decoration on the side of the throne of King Senusret I showing the theme of the unification of the Two Lands ‘Sema-Tawy’, which was associated with the Nile god, Hapi. He was replaced by Horus …