Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht, Thebes
A detail from the Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht from Thebes, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Oedipus & the Sphinx of Thebes
A red-figure tondo showing Oedipus and the sphinx of Thebes. Vulci, 470 BCE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)
Tomb Painting of Osiris, Thebes
A painting of Osiris, Egyptian god of the dead, from the Tomb of Kynebu. By Osiris' right hand are the four sons of Horus. Thebes, Egypt. Reign of Ramesses VIII (r. 1155-1149 BCE).
Ancient Egyptian Architecture
Ancient Egyptian architecture is often associated closely with the pyramids of Giza but was actually quite diverse, taking a number of forms in the construction of administrative buildings, temples, tombs, palaces, and the private homes of...
Interrelations of Kerma and Pharaonic Egypt
The vacillating nature of Ancient Egypt's associations with the Kingdom of Kerma may be described as one of expansion and contraction; a virtual tug-of-war between rival cultures. Structural changes in Egypt's administration led to alternating...
Ancient Egyptian Religion
Egyptian religion was a combination of beliefs and practices which, in the modern day, would include Egyptian mythology, science, medicine, psychiatry, magic, spiritualism, herbology, as well as the modern understanding of 'religion' as belief...
The Tomb of Tutankhamun in Thebes
An infographic depicting the tomb layout and location of the Egyptian New Kingdom pharaoh Tutankhamun (c. 1345 - 1327 BCE). Tutankhamun died when he was nineteen and the cause of his death is still a mystery. His tomb was discovered relatively...
Tutankhamun (also known as Tutankhamen and `King Tut', r. c.1336-c.1327 BCE) is the most famous and instantly recognizable Pharaoh in the modern world. His golden sarcophagus is now a symbol almost synonymous with Egypt. His name means `living...
Hipparchia of Maroneia
Hipparchia of Maroneia (l. c. 350-280 BCE) was a Cynic philosopher who rejected her upper-class life to live her beliefs and share her values on the streets of ancient Athens. She was the wife of the Cynic Crates of Thebes (l. c. 360-280...
Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus at Colonus was the third play of the Oedipus trilogy written by the great Greek tragedian Sophocles (c. 496 - c. 406 BCE). Although written in the years prior to his death, it would finally be presented by his son Iophon at a dramatic...