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Egyptian Model of a Soul House
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Egyptian Model of a Soul House

This is a model of a "soul house". The building has four arched doorways. Redware. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, 1985-1795 BCE. From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. (The British Museum, London).
Tale of Sinuhe (Berlin 10499)
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Tale of Sinuhe (Berlin 10499)

The Berlin 10499 papyrus tells the Tale of Sinuhe. It is one of the most well preserved copies of the story. The script was written in Hieratic which is roughly a cursive version of Middle Egyptian. The papyri is also referred to as the Ramesseum...
Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty
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Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty

This limestone fragment depicts an Egyptian pharaoh. He wears the "white crown," menat and collar, and heb-sed robe. From Koptos (Qift), Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1991–1778 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to...
Egyptian Pot in the form of a Mourning Woman
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Egyptian Pot in the form of a Mourning Woman

This is a hollow pottery statuette. It depicts a woman mourning; she holds her hands to her head. The statuette is red with a white slip (inverted). From Dandera, Egypt. 11th Dynasty, 2061–1991 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Egyptian Balla Pottery
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Egyptian Balla Pottery

Ballas ware ovoid pottery pot; they had constricted neck and almost vertical collar above. The surface was incised with decorations. From tomb 263 at El-Kab, Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1991–1803 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London...
Statue of Rehuankh
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Statue of Rehuankh

Rehuankh was mayor of Abydos, where Osiris (the god of death and the afterlife) had his principal temple. He was also a "senior lector priest": a scholar with knowledge of rituals and sacred texts. The inscriptions on this statue are of unusual...
Stela of Ity
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Stela of Ity

In the upper scene, Ity and his wife receive offerings from two sons. Below left is another figure of Ity faced by two daughters. The top of the stela bears an exact date; year 14 of the reign of Senwosret I. The family came from Thebes...
Ancient Egyptian Weight of One Deben
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Ancient Egyptian Weight of One Deben

In ancient Egypt, many transactions were made in metal, measured using weights like this. Once coinage was introduced, a Greek system was combined with the Egyptian one. This quartzite weight was inscribed with the name of the Egyptian king...
Bust of Sobeknefru
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Bust of Sobeknefru

Bust of Queen Sobeknefru, 12th Dynasty, Egypt. Louvre, Paris
Ancient Egypt: An illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs
Book Review by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egypt: An illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference To the Myths, Religions, Pyramed And Temples Of The Land Of the Pharaohs by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin is among the best books on ancient Egypt I have ever read. The prose is light and well written...