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Ancient Egypt | Head of Hathor from the jewelry chest of Sithathoryunet, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty.

Ancient Egypt Head of Hathor from the jewelry chest of Sithathoryunet, Middle Kingdom, dynasty.

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Egyptian Papyrus Painting: Akhenaten and Nefertiti and Child Offer Sacrifices

When the archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun for the first time on the 26 November 1922, he was overwhelmed by the treasures that met his eyes. Four chambers lay before him, some of them filled to the roof with funerary objects of immeasurable value, destined to accompany the dead king on his journey into the hereafter.

When the archaeologist Howard Carter opened the Egyptian tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun for the first time on the 26 November he was overwhelmed by the treasures that met his eyes.

Amulet from Tutankhamun's tomb  	Ancient Egypt.  The Egyptian Museum, Cairo  	Gold, wood, gems,  14th cen. BC

Amulet from Tutankhamun's tomb Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo Gold, wood, gems, cen. BC Category Objects Trend in art Egyptian Art

Senmut - Steward, priest, tutor, and all around go-to guy for Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Here he is seated with her daughter Neferura. This is my favorite statue from Ancient Egypt.

Senmut - Steward, priest, tutor, and all around go-to guy for Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Here he is seated with her daughter Neferura. This is my favorite statue from Ancient Egypt. It looks so loving and tender. Senmut really loved Hatshepsut

Colorized photo of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, circa 1920s. Original B/W photo by Harry Burton.

The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color January 1924 In a "laboratory" set up in the tomb of Sethos II, conservators Arthur Mace and Alfred Lucas clean one of the sentinel statues from the antechamber.

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