Litany of Re

Litany of Re with Scenes of Anubis

Litany of Re with Scenes of Anubis

Besides the Litany of Re, we find the vignette of Chapter 151 of the Book of the Dead. It represents the mummification of the dead king under the protection of Anubis, Isis, Nephthys and the Four Sons of Horus. Detail on the ceiling in the Tomb of Siptah (KV47), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes....

The Burial Chamber of King Seti I

The burial chamber of the Tomb of Seti I

The tomb of Seti I is one of the longest, deepest, and most beautifully decorated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Seti I was the second king of the 19th Dynasty, and father of Ramesses II (the Great). His tomb, (KV17) in the Valley of the Kings, is sometimes called “Belzoni’s tomb” after its...

Litany of Re: Depiction of Re-Osiris

When Re was in the underworld, he merged with Osiris, the god of the dead, and through it became the god of the dead as well. The union of the gods Re and Osiris (in the guise of a ram-headed mummy which wears the sun’s disk between its horizontal, corkscrew horns). The “Amduat”, like the...

Relief of Khepri Scarab and Re, Tomb of Seti II

It is composed of the globe of the sun, inside which are carved the sun god in two of his guises: his dawn form Khepri, the scarab beetle, and his night form, the ram-headed Re. The scene from the tomb of Seti II is shown the central image of the title illustration associated with the...