Statue of the Nile God Hapy
The fleshy body symbolizes the Nile's fertility. Hapy holds a table of offerings, from which hang geese, quails, lotuses, pomegranates, and grapes. He presents his produce to Amun-Ra, in whose principal temple this statue stood. A relief...
Statue of Governor Montuemhat
Montuemhat kneels behind a stela, raising his hands in worship. The damaged top left of the stela shows him likewise, adorning the sun-god Atum-Khepri. A hymn below describes Atum's sunset into the netherworld. A matching statue, now in Cairo...
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...
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...
Cartouche of Khyan
Finger-ring comprising a green-blue glazed steatite scarab (clypeus marked, humeral callosities present, feathered legs, pierced longitudinally, base inscribed with a cartouche of Khyan with epithets enclosed within a continuous spiral border...
Glazed steatite scarab, clypeus marked, feathered legs, longitudinally pierced, base inscribed with name of Khyan and epithets flanked by scrolls.
The word labyrinth comes from the Greek labyrinthos and describes any maze-like structure with a single path through it which differentiates it from an actual maze which may have multiple paths intricately linked. Etymologically the word...
Goguryeo (Koguryo) was a kingdom which ruled northern Korea during the Three Kingdoms period from the 1st century BCE to 7th century CE. The kingdom flourished in the 5th and 6th century CE and has left a rich cultural heritage best seen...
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...
William I of Scotland
William I of Scotland, also known as 'William the Lion' after his heraldic emblem, reigned from 1165 to 1214 CE. Succeeding his elder brother Malcolm IV of Scotland (r. 1153-1165 CE), William was faced with a shrinking kingdom, but he harboured...