Ramesses III and the God Amun
On this stone stele made around c. 1150 BCE, one can see Ramesses III (r. 1186–1155 BCE) making an offering the god Amun. Ramesses III is considered by many historians and archaeologists to be the last great ruler of Egypt from the New Kingdom...
Glazed Polychrome Tile from Tell el-Yahudieh
This decorative tile of glazed faience originally ornamented the walls of a palace of King Ramesses III at Tell e-Yahudieh in the Egyptian Delta. This (and other tiles) would once have been included in symbolic friezes illustrating Egypt's...
The Abbott Papyrus
This is a close-up image of the so-called "Abbott Papyrus". It was a hieratic legal record of an official inspection of certain tombs. The text contains an account of the official examination of Royal Tombs in the Theban Necropolis, after...
Bas-Relief Inscriptions at Abu Simbel Great Temple
Great Temple (height: 110 feet / 33 meters, width: 127 feet / 38 meters) built under the 19th dynasty. On the facade, four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is 270 feet / 68...
Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel
Temple of Hathor or "Small Temple" - constructed during the 19th Dynasty. On the facade, six colossuses represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE) and his wife, Queen Nefertari, shown as the Goddess Hathor. Alongside each colossus are small figures...
The Offering of Ma'at
This is a raised and colored relief within the interior of the Temple of Beit el-Wali, Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt (c. 1276 BC). On the left, Ramesses II makes an offering of the goddess Ma'at to the god Amun.
Moses (c. 1400 BCE) is considered one of the most important religious leaders in world history. He is claimed by the religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahai as an important prophet of God and the founder of monotheistic belief...
Set (Egyptian God)
Set, also known as Seth and Suetekh, was the Egyptian god of war, chaos, and storms, brother of Osiris, Isis, and Horus the Elder, uncle to Horus the Younger, and brother-husband to Nephthys. His other consort was the goddess Tawaret, a hippo-headed...
Palestine in the ancient world was part of the region known as Canaan where the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah were located. The term `Palestine' was originally a designation of an area of land in southern Canaan which the people known as the...
Ancient Egyptian Vizier
The vizier in ancient Egypt was the most powerful position after that of king. Known as the djat, tjat, or tjati in ancient Egyptian, a vizier was the equivalent of the modern-day prime minister of the nation who actually saw to the day-to-day...