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Pharaoh Akhenaten, Cairo Museum
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Pharaoh Akhenaten, Cairo Museum

A small bust of Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) pharaoh of Egypt in the 18th Dynasty. (Cairo Museum)
Isis
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Isis

Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess, associated with the earlier goddess Hathor, who became the most popular and enduring of all the Egyptian deities. Her name comes from the Egyptian Eset, ("the seat") which referred to her stability...
Ramesses II
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ramesses II

Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE, alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses) was known to the Egyptians as Userma'atre'setepenre, which means 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra'. He is also known also as Ozymandias and as...
Portrait of Pharaoh Akhenaten
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Portrait of Pharaoh Akhenaten

Limestone fragment showing a portrait (in Amarna style) of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) in profile, looking to the left. From Amarna, Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1340 BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum...
Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty
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Egyptian Pharaoh Relief from the 12th Dynasty

This limestone fragment depicts an Egyptian pharaoh. He wears the "white crown," menat and collar, and heb-sed robe. From Koptos (Qift), Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1991–1778 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to...
Amarna Period of Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Amarna Period of Egypt

The Amarna Period of ancient Egypt was the era of the reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE), known as 'the heretic king'. In the 5th year of his reign (c. 1348 BCE), he issued sweeping religious reforms which resulted in the suppression of the...
Pharaoh Amenhotep III
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Pharaoh Amenhotep III

This is a quartzite head of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III; the king wears the red crown of Lower Egypt. This style is very typical of the sculpture of Amenhotep III, especially in the depiction of the eyes. It also foreshadows the artistic...
Statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh
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Statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh

Granite statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, Greco-Egyptian, c. 300 BCE. (Liebieghaus museum, Frankfurt am Main)
Grave Goods in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Grave Goods in Ancient Egypt

The concept of the afterlife changed in different eras of Egypt's very long history, but for the most part, it was imagined as a paradise where one lived eternally. To the Egyptians, their country was the most perfect place which had been...
Amarna
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Amarna

Amarna is the modern Arabic name for the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten, capital of the country under the reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE). The site is officially known as Tell el-Amarna, so-named for the Beni Amran tribe...