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Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) solar power plant

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) signed a cooperation agreement with the Industrial Modernization Center and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority at the Electricity Ministry, to establish a solar power plant, for the museum’s buildings. This comes within the framework of the goals of the Sustainable Development Strategy and Egypt’s Vision 2030. This cooperation is...

Colossus of Ramesses II at Memphis, 1897

Colossus of Ramesses II at Memphis, 1897

The Colossus of Ramesses II is an enormous statue carved in limestone. It is about 10m (33.8 ft) long, even though it has no feet, and is located near the village of Mit Rahina (Memphis). The statue was found in 1820 by an Italian traveler Giovanni Battista Caviglia. The colossus is an incredible piece of...

The Sphinx of Memphis, 1920s

The Sphinx of Memphis, 1920s

This sphinx was unearthed in 1912 by Flinders Petrie near the remains of Memphis. It is one of the largest monuments ever made from Egyptian alabaster. Sphinxes are often guards or protectors of ancient Egyptian sacred places. Some represent kings (pharaohs), with their human faces attached to the body of a lion – an animal...

Personalized cartouche jewelry pendant

Personalized Cartouche Jewelry Pendant

Translate your name into ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on this beautiful personalized handmade cartouche jewelry. The pendant will be custom made, by hand, in the ancient bazaar of Khan el-Khalili in the heart of Cairo. Each cartouche is stamped, often in two places, with the Egyptian government’s hallmark certifying the gold or silver content. Each pendant...

Discovery of the tomb of Kha and Merit at Deir el Medina

Discovery of the Tomb of Kha

After the discovery of the tomb of Kha by the Italian archaeologists, the Egyptian authorities insisted only on a small part of Kha’s finds so that a bronze lamp and its tall wooden support, breads, blocks of salt and 19 terracotta vases were retained by Egypt; all the rest of more than 500 items was...

Relief of the god Amun-Re

Relief of Amenhotep I as Amun-Re

A limestone lintel from the Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak depicts the deified King Amenhotep I, shown wearing the headdress of the god Amun-Re. Shown here a remain of a wall that has a niche that probably housed a statue. It’s topped by the Egyptian cavetto cornice and we can see the Niswt Bity title...

Relief of King Senusret I before the god Min-Amun

Relief of Senusret I before Min-Amun

In this relief King Senusret I presents offerings to the god Min-Amun, shown in his ithyphallic form. Min, Egyptian god of fertility. He was invoked for animal. vegetable and human fertility. He is represented in human form with legs placed close together like those of a mummy and an erect phallus. A flail is depicted...

Relief of a Honeybee

Relief of a Honeybee

Detail of a relief on a column depicts a honeybee on a column in the High sacred Precinct of Amun-Re, Karnak Temple Complex. The Egyptian name for honey was “bit”, a word also used for bees. Beekeeping in Egypt has been attested since the III millennium BC, but perhaps it was practiced in even older...

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 Kings Tutankhamun, Ay and Horemheb of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. From the tomb of Maya at Saqqara. Maya’s titles include: fan bearer on the King’s right hand, overseer of the treasury, chief of the works in the necropolis, and...

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 fertility and harvest, depicts him as he was commonly portrayed, carrying a flail in his right hand while simultaneously holding...