House Altar Depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three Daughters
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=ryycDVWXDvc House Altar depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three of their Daughters, limestone, New Kingdom, Amarna period, 18th dynasty, c.1350 BCE (Ägyptisches Museum/Neues Museum...
Tutankhamun & Ankhsenamun
A detail from the throne of Tutankhamun which shows the pharaoh with his wife Ankhsenamun on the right. c. 1327 BCE, National Museum, Cairo.
Government in Ancient Egypt
Akhenaten Amarna Avaris Dynasty Empire Expedition Heresy Hyksos Kadesh Khafre Khufu Memphis Menkaure Mentuhotep II Nomarch Nome Pharaoh Predecessor Pyramid Ramesses II Reunification Successor Thebes Vizier
The Pyramids of Meroe
Aerial view of the pyramids at Meroe, Republic of Sudan, 2001.
Ramesses II Statue
Upper part of a seated granite statue of Ramesses II of Egypt (c. 1270 BCE). It was found in the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the Ramesseum in western Thebes. The granite is naturally two-coloured: The darker bottom colour was deliberately...
Mont Saint Michel - France
Saint Michael’s Mount is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located about one kilometre (0.6 miles) off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 100 hectares (247 acres) in size...
Mentuhotep II Head
Limestone head of Egyptian pharaoh Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty 2061-2010 BCE. The head comes from a column of the mortuary temple Deir el-Bahari at Thebes West. Mentuhotep II was the Theban king who ruled for half a century and reunified...
Amenemhet I Tomb Relief
A relief from the tomb of Pharaoh Amenemhet I, El-Lisht, 12th Dynasty. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Monumental lists of past kings expressed the living ruler's legitimacy. Originally, Ramesses II was shown on the far right, honoring previous kings and the god Osiris. The kings were represented by their throne names, written inside oval...
King-list of Egypt, Detail of the 18th Dynasty
A pharaoh was known primarily by his throne name. This was traditionally a statement about his divine father, the sun-god Ra, so all cartouches with throne names display a sun-god at the top. A king's birth name was the only name he had already...