Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Painting from the Tomb of Nefertari, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty - Queen’s Valley 66, Western Thebes, Valley of the Queens - Otherwordly deities are shown here on a wall from the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Taken from Spell 144 of the Book of the Dead, they were the keepers of the gates of the Netherworld,…
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Sarcophagus of King Merenptah, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty - King’s Valley 8, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The outer sarcophagus of Merenptah presents on his cartouche-shaped lid a sculpted figure of the king surrounded by the protective Mehen serpent and covered with texts and figures of king and gods. This outer sarcophagus still…
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Painting from the tomb of King Horemheb, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – King’s Valley 57, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The decoration of the tomb of Horemheb, last king of the 18th Dynasty, presents a number of innovations. First, a new text, the Book of Gates, was introduced. Second, the scenes and texts…
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  Painting from the tomb of the King Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – King's Valley 22, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - Amenhotep III is receiving the ankh, the sign of life, from Anubis, the jackal-headed god, and embraces and is embraced by the goddess Hathor, shown here in the shape of…
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