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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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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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