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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


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Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Limestone staues of Amenhotem III, Queen Tiy and their daughter (c 1400 BC).
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Steles and wall carvings with images and heiroglyphic writing are very common.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Khafre (died 2532 BC) and his family, occupant of Egypt's second largest pyramid.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Statue of King Menkanre who died in 2503 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Sphinx of Qureen Hatshepsut (died 1482 BC).
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The treasures of Tutankhamun were found in four gilded wood shrines.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The tomb was one of the few not to have been robbed until its discovery in 1922.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Gilded statue of Tutankhamun who ascended the throne at the age of 9.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The sceptre of Tutankhamun with his name cartouches in the centre.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Gilded statue of Tutankhamun hunting.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The main throne is made of gilded wood decorated in faience, glass, stones, gold and silver.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Throne decorated with precious stones and ivory.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Lion figure on the main throne.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The back rest on the main throne shows the king seated with the queen offering him a vase.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Statue of Tutankhamun.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The Book of the Dead (with the cartouche of Tutankhamun) on the outside of one of four gilded wood shrines.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Funerary scene on a gilded wood shrine.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Statuette of the god, Sopdu.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The death mask of Tutankhamun is the highlight of the Cairo Museum.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The reverse of Tutankhamun's death mask.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Jewelry with the evil eye.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Amulet with a winged goddess.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Statuette of the god, Neter-Ankh.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The top of the outer coffin.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Detail of the outer coffin.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The inner coffin is made of solid gold.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Gold minature coffins containing viscera.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Part of a pectoral.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Perfume box.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Amulet made of gold with precious stones.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Anubis on a gilded wood shrine.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Goddess on a gilded wood shrine.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 A lifesize statue of the boy king, Tutankhamun who ruled from 1361 to 1352 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Casket inlaid with ivory.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The god Gemhesu.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster lamp with Tutankhamun's cartouche.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster cup.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster jar in the shape of an ibex.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster vase.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster casket with animals.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster lamp shaped like a boat.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Alibaster casket shaped like a coffin.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 A carrying chest topped with the jackal god, Anubis.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 Ceder wood chair showing the god, Heh.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
Treasures of Tutankhamun
 The Book of the Dead on a gilded wood shrine.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 The tombs at Saqqara have yielded thousands of painted models.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Women in the house.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Men at work.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Different crafts and skills.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 The models are make from painted wood.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 The models date from around 1750 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Artefacts found in the tombs at Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Models of soldiers from Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo Museum
 Artefacts found in the tombs at Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
 The pyramids of Khafre (136m high in foreground) and Khufu (139m) at Giza.
They were built between 2589 and 2530 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 The pyramid of Khufu is the largest structure built by humans. It is 139m high and the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing. It is constructed from 2,300,000 stone blocks each weighing 2.5 tonnes.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 The entrance to the pyramid's hidden chambers.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 Entrance tunnel leading to the centre.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 Side chambers.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 One of the many tunnels.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 Tunnels leading to the burial chamber.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 Sarcophagus in the central chamber.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khufu Pyramid
 The remnants of the Khufu pyramid's extensive outbuildings.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khafre Pyramid
 The pyramid of Khafre is the secong largest in the country and still has some of its original limestone covering.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khafre Pyramid
 The pyramid of Khafre is 136m high.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Khafre Pyramid
 The pyramid retains part of its original limestone cladding.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Menkenre Pyramid
 The pyramid of Menkenre (front) is 66m high and is close to three smaller pyramids for the king's wives.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Menkenre Pyramid
 A 31m long passage leads to the king's burial chamber.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
 Inscription.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Sphynx
 The Sphynx and the pyramids.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Sphynx
 The Sphynx, a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Sphynx
 The face of the Sphinx.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Sphynx
 The rear of the Sphynx compared to a workers' shack.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
Sphynx
 View of the Sphynx and the pyramids.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
 Structure by a pyramid.
Egypt
Cairo
Giza
 Among the pyramids.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The ancient city of Memphis dates from 3100 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 Memphis and Saqqara, 7km of necroplois featuring the world's oldest pyramids.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The delapidated pyramid of Userkaf is 60m high and dates from 2494 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 Desert scenery near the pyramid of Userkaf.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The delapidated pyramid of Teti dates from 2340 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The street of tombs where Teti's nobles are buried.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Mera Runka Tomb
 The entrance to the tomb of Mera Runka from 2340 BC.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Mera Runka Tomb
 The tomb contains 32 rooms.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Mera Runka Tomb
 One of the 32 rooms in the tomb of one of King Teti's nobles.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Mera Runka Tomb
 Offerings of animals.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Mera Runka Tomb
 Offerings in vases and pots.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Ankh-Mahor Tomb
 The tomb of Ankh-Mahor.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Ankh-Mahor Tomb
 Hyroglyphs.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Ankh-Mahor Tomb
 Relief of river life.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Pyramid of Zozer
 The stepped Pyramid of Zozer is the world's oldest (2648 BC). It was designed by Imhotep.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Pyramid of Zozer
 The step pyramid is 62m high and was made of small stone blocks.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
Pyramid of Zozer
 Workers at the step pyramid.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The necropolis at Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The Pyramids of Abu Sir are 3km from Saqqara.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The Unas Pyramid (c 2340 BC).
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 A mastaba (stone tomb) at the enormous Saqqara necropolis.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 The tombs of Ptah Hotep II and Akhet-Hotep.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 Painted wall reliefs in the tomb of Akhet-Hotep.
Egypt
Cairo
Saqqara
 Animal and bird scenes in the tomb of Akhet-Hotep.

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