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Osiride Statue of Amenhotep I
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Osiride Statue of Amenhotep I

The King is shown in the pose, beard and robe of Osiris, the god of rebirth. This expressed a wish for eternal sed festivals: jubilees in which Amenhotep was to be rejuvenated. The King wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Amenhotep's...
The History of Egypt - The Hyksos Invasion
Videoby DrDavidNeiman

The History of Egypt - The Hyksos Invasion

The Hyksos Invasion of Egypt in 1730 B.C.E. was described by the historian Manetho as a terrible tragedy that befell ancient Egypt. Dr. David Neiman explains who the Hyksos were and where they came from.
Silver Plaque from Ancient Egypt
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Silver Plaque from Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian plaque dates from the 13th-12th century BCE. It is made of silver and other metals. (Collection of Jude and Michael Steinhardt, New York)
Den
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Den

An ivory lable fragment depicting the Egyptian king Den (c. 2990 BCE) who ruled during the First Dynasty. He is the first ruler to be depicted wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Abydos, Umm el Qaab, tomb T, the Tomb of Horus...
Neo-Assyrian Empire c. 912 - 612 BCE
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Neo-Assyrian Empire c. 912 - 612 BCE

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire c. 912 - 612 BCE, showing expansion by Shalmeneser III (r. c. 859 - 824 BCE), Tiglath-Pileser III (r. c. 745 - 727 BCE), Sargon II (r. c. 722 - 705 BCE), Sennacherib (r. c. 705 - 681 BCE), and Ashurbanipal (r...
Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction
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Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction

Dungur Palace is in the Ethiopian village of Aksum—once the bustling capital of an African empire that stretched from southern Egypt to Yemen. The 6th-century mansion contains approximately 50 rooms, including a bathing area, kitchen, and...
Screen Slab of King Nectanebo I
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Screen Slab of King Nectanebo I

This slab enclosed a sacred spot in the temple of Atum, a creator god, Heliopolis. King Nectanebo I is shown kneeling and making offerings. In this scene, he presents a loaf of bread. On the other side (now damaged), he appeared in the company...
Entrance Stairs, Bulguksa Temple
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Entrance Stairs, Bulguksa Temple

Entrance stairs and gateway of the Buddhist Bulguksa temple complex, Gyeongju, Korea. The complex was originally built in the 8th century CE when the Unified Silla kingdom ruled Korea.
Silla Roof Tile
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Silla Roof Tile

A terracotta roof tile in the form of a mask, Unified Silla kingdom (668-935 CE), Korea. 8th century CE. (Musée Guimet, Paris)
Tomb
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Tomb

A tomb is an enclosed space for the repository of the remains of the dead. Traditionally tombs have been located in caves, underground, or in structures designed specifically for the purpose of containing the remains of deceased human beings...
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