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Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II
Imageby Nicole Lesar

Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II

This alabaster statue of Pharaoh Pepi II (2284 - c. 2216 BCE) and his mother, is one of the more famous representations of the two because the statue technically has two “front” sides. By placing Pepi II and his mother in opposite directions...
Pharaoh Khufu
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Pharaoh Khufu

Limestone head from a statuette of the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu (Kheops). From modern-day Egypt. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, circa 2600 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Moses Found by Pharaoh's Daughter
Imageby Providence Lithograph Company

Moses Found by Pharaoh's Daughter

A 1900 CE Bible card illustrating the baby Moses found by the pharaoh's daughter.
Pharaoh, Victim of the 10th Plague of Egypt
Imageby James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Pharaoh, Victim of the 10th Plague of Egypt

A late 19th century CE painting by Tissot depicting Pharaoh as the victim of the tenth plague of Egypt where all first-born males are killed.
Sarai Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace
Imageby James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Sarai Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace

Sarai (Sarah) Is Taken to Pharaoh's Palace by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, c. 1896-1902 CE. Jewish Museum, New York
Darius I as Pharaoh of Egypt
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Darius I as Pharaoh of Egypt

This wooden door shows Darius I (reigned 521-486 BCE) dressed as pharaoh on the right, making an offering to the Egyptian god Anubis. The goddess Isis stands on the left. The door originally belonged to a box (or naos) used to contain statuettes...
Interrelations of Kerma and Pharaonic Egypt
Articleby P. Joseph D.

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...
Mentuhotep II Head
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mentuhotep II Head

Limestone head of Egyptian pharaoh Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty 2061-2010 BCE. The head comes from a column of the mortuary temple Deir el-Bahari at Thebes West. Mentuhotep II was the Theban king who ruled for half a century and reunified...
Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt
Quizby Patrick Goodman

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

Akhet Barter Bureaucracy Canal Caravan Cataract Deben Delta Famine Memphis River Nile Peret Shaduf Shemu Silt Thebes/Luxor
Detail of the Screen Slab of King Nectanebo I
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Detail of the Screen Slab of King Nectanebo I

This detail shows the cobra goddess Wadjyt empowering king Nectanebo I, who is represented by his Horus name and cartouches. A pharaoh had five official names; this panel, shows the most important three. The Horus name identifies the king...