#matchlock #guns #india - Seringapatam Early 12th century Steel, wood, silver, gold, copper alloy Matchlock guns were first introduced to India in 1526 by the Portuguese. Primarily for use in warfare, they also became a favored weapon for hunting predators, such as lions, tigers, crocodiles, boars, and bears. While some matchlocks had folding forked stands to provide more stability when fired on the ground, hunters on royal expeditions often aimed at their targets advantageously from…
Amenhotep III was the ninth Faroah of the dynasty. He ruled over an era which was the most artistic in Kmt history, and at the height of its international power. Amenhotep III ruled for 39 years and was known as the 'Magnificent'.
A Moor from Aswan, Egypt, Few today talk about the remnants of original people of Egypt, who lived there for thousands of years. Interestingly, an Arab woman writer was threatened and harassed for trying to shed light on the original people of Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - wall mural from the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, the chief wife of Rameses the Great (Rameses II) - the Goddess Isis leads her by the hand - Valley of the Queens, left bank of the Nile, west of Luxor
Egypt, tomb of Nefertari: (dis-covered by Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli in one of the best preserved & most ornate of all known tombs. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public. Queen Nefertari was the wife of Ramses II, ca BC, Dyn 19