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The Golden Age of Egypt: High Culture, Architecture, Archeology and Art - Dynasties XVIII - XX-African Historiography

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Pharaoh And King Menkaura

King Menkaura (Mycerinus) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

King Menkaura (Mycerinus) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

The Rulers of an Empire

The Rulers of an Empire

The Chronology f Dynasties 18th, 19th and 20th - From 1570-1070 BC

The Chronology f Dynasties 18th, 19th and 20th - From 1570-1070 BC

The continuum of the Rulers of the New Kingdom - 1570 -1070 BC

The continuum of the Rulers of the New Kingdom - 1570 -1070 BC

The chronology  of the New Kingdom continuum and towards its end; the beginning of the Third Intermediate Periods  begin

The chronology of the New Kingdom continuum and towards its end; the beginning of the Third Intermediate Periods begin

Ahmose's I Battle Axe

Ahmose's I Battle Axe

This beautiful quartzite sarcophagus was created by Hatshepsut and used to bury her late father, Thutmose I

This beautiful quartzite sarcophagus was created by Hatshepsut and used to bury her late father, Thutmose I

The Temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut. It is a city of Temples built more than 2000 years ago and was and was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun(Amon), Mut and Khonsu

The Temple of Karnak was known as Ipet-isut. It is a city of Temples built more than 2000 years ago and was and was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun(Amon), Mut and Khonsu

The Karnak Complex is a vast assembly of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. It's ancient Egypt's main place of worship and is the largest Ancient religious site in the World(18th Dynasty - !550-1291)

The Karnak Complex is a vast assembly of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. It's ancient Egypt's main place of worship and is the largest Ancient religious site in the World(18th Dynasty - !550-1291)

Everything in Karnak in in a gigantic scale; the site covers over two square miles, contains about 10 Cathedrals, and the Temple of Amun is the largest religious building ever built.

Everything in Karnak in in a gigantic scale; the site covers over two square miles, contains about 10 Cathedrals, and the Temple of Amun is the largest religious building ever built.

The Sacred Lake of the Temple of Karnak

The Sacred Lake of the Temple of Karnak

Colossal Head of Thutmosis I from Karnak

Colossal Head of Thutmosis I from Karnak

Rendering of Pylon  IV. Originally built Thutmose I 1505-1992 BC

Rendering of Pylon IV. Originally built Thutmose I 1505-1992 BC

Tuthmosis I and his mother Senseneb

Tuthmosis I and his mother Senseneb

The GranoDiorite blocks personifies nomes of Upper Egypt. Figures are shown kneeling and presenting offering

The GranoDiorite blocks personifies nomes of Upper Egypt. Figures are shown kneeling and presenting offering

Pharaoh Thutomose  on the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, with his chief whife Queen Ahmose and daughter of Neferubity. (The father , nther and sister of Hatshepsut

Pharaoh Thutomose on the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, with his chief whife Queen Ahmose and daughter of Neferubity. (The father , nther and sister of Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Deir-le-Bahri, designed by Senemut, her vizier, and it was the first complex built on the site she choose, which would become the Valley of the Kings

Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Deir-le-Bahri, designed by Senemut, her vizier, and it was the first complex built on the site she choose, which would become the Valley of the Kings

The Temple at Deir-el-Bahri served as a record of major even in Hatshepsut's reign. It has scenes depicting a trading expedition to Pun. The are also scenes of her coronation

The Temple at Deir-el-Bahri served as a record of major even in Hatshepsut's reign. It has scenes depicting a trading expedition to Pun. The are also scenes of her coronation

Eitghteenth Dynasty (~1472-1458 BCE) Widow of Thutmosisi II, she ruled first as regent for his minor son and heir, and then as Pharaoh, a female Horus. Her Titles were "King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare, and Daughter of Re"

Eitghteenth Dynasty (~1472-1458 BCE) Widow of Thutmosisi II, she ruled first as regent for his minor son and heir, and then as Pharaoh, a female Horus. Her Titles were "King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare, and Daughter of Re"

The Statues of Hatshepsut

The Statues of Hatshepsut

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Hatshepsut(Maatkare) is depicted in a fake beard and with objects that a Pharaoh is usually depicted with, and in male attire, after a few years of ruling in female form

Hatshepsut(Maatkare) is depicted in a fake beard and with objects that a Pharaoh is usually depicted with, and in male attire, after a few years of ruling in female form

Thutmosis III. Ofiicials of an Italizn Museum decided to give Tutmosis III a new nose in a crude and outrageous attempt to change his racial appearance

Thutmosis III. Ofiicials of an Italizn Museum decided to give Tutmosis III a new nose in a crude and outrageous attempt to change his racial appearance

Amenhotep II, sixth King of Dynasty 18, and son of corregent of Thutmosis III. He preserved hegemony over most of Nubia and Levant, of those military campaigns initiated by Thustmosis III

Amenhotep II, sixth King of Dynasty 18, and son of corregent of Thutmosis III. He preserved hegemony over most of Nubia and Levant, of those military campaigns initiated by Thustmosis III

The statue and image of Thutmosis IV

The statue and image of Thutmosis IV

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Nefrusebek Cleopatra formed friendships with the emperors of Rome. This particular statue is showing the waning years of Egyptian rule, but their art still supreme.

Nefrusebek Cleopatra formed friendships with the emperors of Rome. This particular statue is showing the waning years of Egyptian rule, but their art still supreme.

Amenhotep II

Amenhotep II

Colossus of Amenhotep III

Colossus of Amenhotep III

Pharaoh Amnhotep III Statue

Pharaoh Amnhotep III Statue

The Court of Amenhotep III

The Court of Amenhotep III

Monumental Statue of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, along with daughters

Monumental Statue of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, along with daughters

The royal tomb of Amenhotep III, situated in the Western Valley of the Kings and is one of the most important tombs at this site, and is registered on the World Heritage List

The royal tomb of Amenhotep III, situated in the Western Valley of the Kings and is one of the most important tombs at this site, and is registered on the World Heritage List

Mural painting of Adoration of the gods in the tomb of of Thutmosis IV, in the Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Valley of the Kings

Mural painting of Adoration of the gods in the tomb of of Thutmosis IV, in the Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Valley of the Kings

Famous stature of Thutmosis IV with his MOther Tiaa

Famous stature of Thutmosis IV with his MOther Tiaa

A painting based on an authentic tomb painting of Pharaoh Thutmosis IV in his war chariot, with bow and arrow

A painting based on an authentic tomb painting of Pharaoh Thutmosis IV in his war chariot, with bow and arrow

Thutmosis IV mural painting of Adoration of the gods, Isis and Pharaoh, XVIIIth Dynasty

Thutmosis IV mural painting of Adoration of the gods, Isis and Pharaoh, XVIIIth Dynasty

Bust of Thutmosis IV

Bust of Thutmosis IV

Bust of Amenhotep III

Bust of Amenhotep III

Malkata Palace; this is what is left of the palace of Amenhotep III

Malkata Palace; this is what is left of the palace of Amenhotep III

Amenhotep the son of Hapu and Amenhotep III's master Architect. Like the great 3rd Dynasty architect,  Imhotep, Amenhotep the son of Hapu was elevated to the status of God in the late Ptolemic period

Amenhotep the son of Hapu and Amenhotep III's master Architect. Like the great 3rd Dynasty architect, Imhotep, Amenhotep the son of Hapu was elevated to the status of God in the late Ptolemic period

Lion of Amenhotep III that guarded a temple build by Amenhotep III and was re-inscribed for Tutankhamun

Lion of Amenhotep III that guarded a temple build by Amenhotep III and was re-inscribed for Tutankhamun

The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon

The chief Archeologist, Zahi Hawaas, said the black statue of Amenhotep III was made of Black Granite

The chief Archeologist, Zahi Hawaas, said the black statue of Amenhotep III was made of Black Granite

Queen Tiy(Tiye)

Queen Tiy(Tiye)

Nefertiti

Nefertiti

Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV - Neferkheperure

Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV - Neferkheperure

Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhanum and Moses

Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhanum and Moses

Smenkhkare

Smenkhkare

King Smenkhkare and Queen Merytaten

King Smenkhkare and Queen Merytaten

Princess Merytaten

Princess Merytaten

Tutankhamun's Death Mask

Tutankhamun's Death Mask

Tutankhamun's hand made chair in the 18th Dynasty, made of solid wood

Tutankhamun's hand made chair in the 18th Dynasty, made of solid wood

These beautiful gold and precious-stone canopic coffinttes were created to hold the mummified organs of the Pharaoh Tutankhanum

These beautiful gold and precious-stone canopic coffinttes were created to hold the mummified organs of the Pharaoh Tutankhanum

Bust of Tutankhamun

Bust of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun's Child'schar with Footrest

Tutankhamun's Child'schar with Footrest

Tutankhamun's  Falcon collar found in his tomb

Tutankhamun's Falcon collar found in his tomb

Both these Diadems belonged to Tutankhamun. Left: at the front of this diadem are the vulture and the uraeus; right: wavy body extending in an arc from front to back, serving to keep the diadem from dropping down over the face

Both these Diadems belonged to Tutankhamun. Left: at the front of this diadem are the vulture and the uraeus; right: wavy body extending in an arc from front to back, serving to keep the diadem from dropping down over the face

Beautiful inlaid pectoral of Tutankhamun spelling out his name

Beautiful inlaid pectoral of Tutankhamun spelling out his name

King Tut's Golden Sandals

King Tut's Golden Sandals

Canopic Stopper of Tutankhamun, it is of painted calcite

Canopic Stopper of Tutankhamun, it is of painted calcite

Tutankhamun as king of Upper Egypt(left), Tutankhamun as King of Lower Egypt(Right) - 18th Dynasty, and the statues are made of gilded wood

Tutankhamun as king of Upper Egypt(left), Tutankhamun as King of Lower Egypt(Right) - 18th Dynasty, and the statues are made of gilded wood

Tutankhamun's Chariot

Tutankhamun's Chariot

Tutankhamun's Burial Chariot, 14th Century B.C., and today it iskept at the Cairo Museum

Tutankhamun's Burial Chariot, 14th Century B.C., and today it iskept at the Cairo Museum

Cow Mehetweret Bed Couch from Tutankhamun's Tomb. It is guilded as an image of Mehetweret("the Great flood"

Cow Mehetweret Bed Couch from Tutankhamun's Tomb. It is guilded as an image of Mehetweret("the Great flood"

Pharaoh Horemheb

Pharaoh Horemheb

Pharaoh Horemheb kneeling before Atum. In the picture Horemheb is holding two spherical vessels ad is wearing the Nemes head-dress, uraeus, royal beard, shendyt-kitt and sandals

Pharaoh Horemheb kneeling before Atum. In the picture Horemheb is holding two spherical vessels ad is wearing the Nemes head-dress, uraeus, royal beard, shendyt-kitt and sandals

During his reign, Horemheb decreed measures to protect individual property(and) ordered the restoration of the judicial... Administration of Egypt.

During his reign, Horemheb decreed measures to protect individual property(and) ordered the restoration of the judicial... Administration of Egypt.

Ramesses II's Mummy

Ramesses II's Mummy

Collosal statue of Rameses II

Collosal statue of Rameses II

Ramesses II reclaimed Eypt's glory through war and peace treaties. His followers were unable to follow in his footsteps and the 10th Dynasty slipped into disputes and chaos

Ramesses II reclaimed Eypt's glory through war and peace treaties. His followers were unable to follow in his footsteps and the 10th Dynasty slipped into disputes and chaos

The dimunitive figure of a graceful queen Nefertari standing between the legs of the colossal granite state of Ramesses II in the first courtyard of the temple at Karnak; maybe his daughter Bint-Anath, whose mother was Istnofret

The dimunitive figure of a graceful queen Nefertari standing between the legs of the colossal granite state of Ramesses II in the first courtyard of the temple at Karnak; maybe his daughter Bint-Anath, whose mother was Istnofret

Queen Istnofret,the second wife of Ramesses II

Queen Istnofret,the second wife of Ramesses II

Ramesses' greatest monument is the huge temple carved from the natural sandstone rock at Abu Simbel, far to the south in Nubia. Two of the four pairs can be seen seated in the picture above

Ramesses' greatest monument is the huge temple carved from the natural sandstone rock at Abu Simbel, far to the south in Nubia. Two of the four pairs can be seen seated in the picture above