Life after dead in ancient Egypt. British Museum. Shared by Edith Cruz

Sarcophagi display - Our Life After Death in Ancient Egypt - Gallery at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford. Britain’s oldest public museum.

Gayer-Anderson Cat, The British Museum From Saqqara, Egypt, Late Period, after 600 BC.Ht 42 cm.  Gift of Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anders...

Gayer-Anderson Cat, The British Museum From Saqqara, Egypt, Late Period, after 600 BC. Gift of Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (via: skydive.ru) Artemis: previous Gayer-Anderson posts HERE

Must see!  Absolutely!  rosettastone

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

Special delivery: This life-sizer statue of Osiris is being loaned to the British Museum from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo for the display. The Saite statue  carries a dedication from daughter of the pharaoh Psamtik I

Ancient Egyptian treasures of sunken cities go on show

Special delivery: This life-sizer statue of Osiris is being loaned to the British Museum from the Egyptian Museum of Cairo for the display. The Saite statue carries a dedication from daughter of the pharaoh Psamtik I

Silver statue of a Horus, originally gilded, and with lapis lazuli; dated to the Third Intermediate Period; now in the British Museum..

Silver statue of a Horus, originally gilded, and with lapis lazuli; dated to the Third Intermediate Period; now in the British Museum. (Horus is not usually cast in silver for religious reasons-- this probably Anty or Khonsu)

The Gayer-Anderson Cat, Egypt, 600 BC, British Museum's collection

The Gayer-Anderson Cat, Egypt, 600 BC, British Museum's collection. Saw this at the British Museum recently. I did look for the other Anderson Cat but couldn't find it.

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, cm; the garment was probably linen, and shows the pleats popular at the time.

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

Bronze kneeling figure of Horus of Pe: there are many falcon-headed deities in the Egyptian pantheon, but the posture of this figure, who wears a short kilt and long wig, makes it clear that it.

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

Wooden figure of Nephthy's with the hands raised to the face mourning. Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites because of their role as protectors of the mummy and the god Osiris and as the sister-wife of Set.

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" -- BCE -- Egyptian Bronze -- A representation of the cat-goddess Bastet -- Belonging to The British Museum -- London

“Mummy of a Greek youth named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf. 2AD . Roman Period    The British Museum

Egyptian mummy of a Greek youth named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf. ROMAN period --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

Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early century “Mummy of a Greek youth, aged…

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