• 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • Aerial view of the Romanesque Duomo of Pisa
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The Doges Palace  and Campinale of St Mark from the Saint Mark's Basin Venice
  • Arial view form St Mark's Campinale of St Mark's Square and the Doges with the island of San Giorgio Maggiore behind , with its church front designed by Andrea Palladio and begun in 1566.  Venice Italy
  • Venice gondola trip on the venetian grand canal at sunset
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • Venice gondola trip on the venetian grand canal at sunset
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • Exterior view of the Bapristry and Duomo cathedral of Pisa, Italy
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of the Romanesque Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bell tower, Piazza del Miracoli , Pisa, Italy
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Mosaic depicting Empress Theodora and attendants. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian I. Byzantine Roman mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. Mosaic decoration paid for by Emperor Justinian I in 547. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Chun or Chûn, Quoit is a megalithic burial dolmen from the Neolithic period, circa 2400 BC, near Morvah on the Chun Nature Reserve, Penwith peninsula, Cornwall, England
  • Chun or Chûn, Quoit is a megalithic burial dolmen from the Neolithic period, circa 2400 BC, near Morvah on the Chun Nature Reserve, Penwith peninsula, Cornwall, England
  • Chun or Chûn, Quoit is a megalithic burial dolmen from the Neolithic period, circa 2400 BC, near Morvah on the Chun Nature Reserve, Penwith peninsula, Cornwall, England
  • Pentre Ifan a Neolithic megalitic stone burial chamber dolmen built about 3500 BC in the parish of Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
  • Lanyon Quoit is a megalithic burial dolmen from the Neolithic period, circa 4000 to 3000 BC, near Morvah on the Penwith peninsula, Cornwall, England
  • Pentre Ifan a Neolithic megalitic stone burial chamber dolmen built about 3500 BC in the parish of Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
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Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements de Kelescan, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements de Kelescan, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements de Kelescan, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Menec, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Menec, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, Alignements du Kermario, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • View of Carnac neolthic standing stones monaliths, a pre-Celtic site of standing stomes used from 4500 to 2000 BC,<br />
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Carnac is famous as the site of more than 10,000 Neolithic standing stones, also known as menhirs. The stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.
  • Stonehenge Neolithic ancient standing stone circle monument, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wilshire, England
  • Stonehenge Neolithic ancient standing stone circle monument, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wilshire, England
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • The south tower and great hall of the  finest fortified medieval manor house in England built in the 1280s, Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, England
  • The 12th century medieval Norman ruins of Goodrich Castle fortifications, Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
  • The south tower and great hall of the  finest fortified medieval manor house in England built in the 1280s, Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, England
  • A milecastle fort on Hadrians Wall near Houseteads Roman Fort, Vercovicium, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • Avebury Neolithic standing stone Circle the largest in England, Wiltshire, England, Europe
  • The Anglo Saxon Romanesque Lindisfarne Abbey ruins looking to Lidisfarne Castle,  Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumbria, England
  • The Anglo Saxon Romanesque Lindisfarne Abbey ruins,  Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumbria, England
  • The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey at sunset. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
  • The fairy chimney rock early Christian  church of Pasabag Valley,  monks valley, near Goreme, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey
  • Tlos acropolis and Lycian house and temple-type rock-cut tombs. Tlos is where the mythological hero Bellerophon winged flying horse Pegasus lived. Anatolia, Turkey
  • Courtyard of the 18th Century Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) ,  Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • St Mawes Castel defensive Tudor coastal fortresses (1540) built  for King Henry VIII, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background<br />
The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a Thutmosid Thutmose king, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt  is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. This dynasty is also known as the Thutmosid Dynasty for the four pharaohs named Thutmose. Founded by Ahmose I who was suceeded by Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, New Kingdom,. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian fragments of a small wooded glass inlayed box depicting Egyptian Pharaohs , Ptolemaic Period, (322-30BC) BC, Tebtynis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 18155.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian fragments of a small wooded glass inlayed box depicting Egyptian Pharaohs , Ptolemaic Period, (322-30BC) BC, Tebtynis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 18155.
  • Ancient Egyptian fragments of a small wooded glass inlayed box depicting Egyptian Pharaohs , Ptolemaic Period, (322-30BC) BC, Tebtynis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 18155.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian Predynastic burial pit with deceased skeleton lying on side, Circa 3100 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin.
  • Ancient Egyptian head rest for sleeping on, type 1 . Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Ancient egyptian headrests were used to raise the head whist sleeping. Padding was laid over the wooden headrest to make it more comfortable.
  • Ancient Egyptian bed delonging to Kha , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
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According to excavator Shciaparelli " the beds were found in Kcha's tomb also. The larger one, his own, was found in the antechamber." Egyptians believed that in the Afterlife they would require the same comforts as they enjoyed in life so beds and many other worldly requirements were put into their tombs.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background;<br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background;<br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Egyptian Roman mummy portrait or Fayum mummy portrait painted panel of a man, Roman Period, 1st to 3rd cent AD, Egypt. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. he portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background.<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated mari ware, class D, baked clay, Predynastic Period, Naqada II Protodynastic Period (3700-300 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,<br />
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Mari was a new raw material used to make vases from Naqada II onwards. The material was a marl of rich clay found in some ancient Egyptian desert site which was pulverised and mixed with water. Typically the pottery had a rosy sinish when fired making a good background for painted motifs.
  • Ancient Egyptian , sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC, Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. White background,
  • Ancient Egyptian , sandstone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC, Thebes, Karnac. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background,
  • Ancient Egyptian god Bes jar, Late Period, 5th century BC.  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti collection cat 2553. Grey background;
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background,<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian  decorated jar sealed with linen , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background. <br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated vase , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian decorated vase , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian glong neckedr jar  sealed with linen strips , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. White background. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian globular jar  with Kha's monogram , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background. Cat 8465.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian sealed incised decorated jar and support with Kha's monogram , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background. Cat 8523.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian sealed incised decorated jar and support with Kha's monogram , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background. Cat 8523.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian sealed incised decorated jar and support with Kha's monogram , tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Cat 8523.<br />
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TT8 or Theban Tomb 8 was the tomb of Kha, the overseer of works from Deir el-Medina in the mid-18th dynasty[2] and his wife, Merit. TT8 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of ancient Egypt, one of few tombs of nobility to survive intact.
  • Ancient Egyptian Human headed canopic jar for Amenemheb, clay, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 3471. White background.<br />
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The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. By the First Intermediate Period jars with human heads (assumed to represent the dead) began to appear
  • Ancient Egyptian Human headed canopic jar for Amenemheb, clay, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 3471.<br />
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The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. By the First Intermediate Period jars with human heads (assumed to represent the dead) began to appear
  • Ancient Egyptian pylon (gateway) shaped Canopic chest for internal organs, wood, Late  to Ptolemaic Period(722-40 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund Cat 2427. <br />
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Canopic chests are cases used by Ancient Egyptians to contain the internal organs removed during the process of mummification.
  • Ancient Egyptian pylon (gateway) shaped Canopic chest for internal organs, wood, Late  to Ptolemaic Period(722-40 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund Cat 2427. Grey background.<br />
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Canopic chests are cases used by Ancient Egyptians to contain the internal organs removed during the process of mummification.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Among the 401 shabti found in this tomb were 36 overseerers, one for every 10 servants. These were maent to serve the deceased in the afterlife<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Among the 401 shabti found in this tomb were 36 overseerers, one for every 10 servants. These were maent to serve the deceased in the afterlife<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian shabti box, wood, Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty (1076-746 BC), Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Floor 1 room 10 of Museum - Among the 401 shabti found in this tomb were 36 overseerers, one for every 10 servants. These were maent to serve the deceased in the afterlife<br />
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Essential items of funerary equipment from the New Kingdom on, shabti figures, of which there could be from 1 to over 400 examples in a single tomb, were meant to substitute for the deceased whenever he or she was called upon to perform manual labor in the afterlife. the shabti box is a decorated wooden box to hold the figures
  • Ancient Egyptian False Door stele of Princess Wehemnefret, limestone, Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty (2543-2435 BC), Giza, Western Cemetery, mastaba of Wehemnefret. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Schiaparelli Cat 1840. white background<br />
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In the centre at the yop the deceased woman is depicted sitiing infront of a tabel laden with bread slices. The slices are depicted vertically as was the stylistic convention of the period. Imediately below the panel , on the left side of the lintel of the false door, is the name of the deceased and her titles stressing that she is a member of the Royal family "the daughter of the king".  In the 4 upper panels high ranking officials and courtiers are depicted. The nude child with his finger in his mouth on the right inner jamb is identified by its inscription as Irenptah, the deceased grandson. In other panels are ndividuals carrying offerings and priests.
  • Ancient Egyptian False Door stele of Princess Wehemnefret, limestone, Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty (2543-2435 BC), Giza, Western Cemetery, mastaba of Wehemnefret. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Schiaparelli Cat 1840. black background<br />
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In the centre at the yop the deceased woman is depicted sitiing infront of a tabel laden with bread slices. The slices are depicted vertically as was the stylistic convention of the period. Imediately below the panel , on the left side of the lintel of the false door, is the name of the deceased and her titles stressing that she is a member of the Royal family "the daughter of the king".  In the 4 upper panels high ranking officials and courtiers are depicted. The nude child with his finger in his mouth on the right inner jamb is identified by its inscription as Irenptah, the deceased grandson. In other panels are ndividuals carrying offerings and priests.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Re-Harakhty by Irtiertjay,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (7620-580 BC), Thebes, Cat 1530. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Irtiertjay to Re-Harakhty , Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Re-Harakhty by Irtiertjay,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (7620-580 BC), Thebes, Cat 1530. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Irtiertjay to Re-Harakhty , Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Osiris by Neskhonsu,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (722-664 BC), Thebes, Cat 1596. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Osiris to Neskhonsu, daaughter of Nespernebu, "gogs father" of Amon. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Ra-Harakhty & Atum by Psetjerfi, Late Period 26th Dynasty, (590-525 BC), Cat 1568. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background, <br />
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Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Osiris by Neskhonsu,  Late Period, 25th Dynasty, (722-664 BC), Thebes, Cat 1596. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The round topped stele dedicated by Osiris to Neskhonsu, daaughter of Nespernebu, "gogs father" of Amon. Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Ra-Harakhty & Atum by Psetjerfi, Late Period 26th Dynasty, (590-525 BC), Cat 1568. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Ra-Harakhty & Atum by Psetjerfi, Late Period 26th Dynasty, (590-525 BC), Cat 1568. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Gifted by the Cairo Museum
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakhty, limestone, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, (580-520 BC), Deir el-Medina, Cat 1574. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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the round topped stele is dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakht, Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. It was gifted by the Cairo Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakhty, limestone, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, (580-520 BC), Deir el-Medina, Cat 1574. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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the round topped stele is dedicated by high priest Padiamenemipet to Ra-Harakht, Isis and the 4 sons of Horus. It was gifted by the Cairo Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of Djehutynefer, treasury Scribe, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1400 BC), Thebes,  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Old Fund cat 1456.<br />
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The detail of the stele depicts the brothers and sisters of Djehutynefer. The inscription palces the deceased under the protection of Amon in the great temple of Karnak underlining that he is entitled to share offerings brought to the god.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of s standard bearer Maienhekau, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1458-1425 BC), DAbydos,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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In the top registerMaienhekau makes offerings to Ptah, Osiris and Horus. In the middle he is shown with his wife reveiving offerings from his 2 sons. In the lower register another son with 3 gaughters is offering a formula to Maienhekau, also listing his titles. He was standard bearer (captain) on several warships and the "bearer of arms " of Thutmosis II. The current depictions are over an earlier relief which can be seen in places where the later stucco has come away.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of Djehutynefer called Seshu, Scribe, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1500-14253 BC), Thebes, Old Fund cat 1638. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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Djehutynefer called Seshu was the accountant scribe of cattle and fowl in the temple of Amon, and his wife the house mistress Benbu
  • Ancient Egyptian Stele of Amenemope dedicated to Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1454. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari by the 'Servant in the Place of Truth' Amenemope and Amennakht. The king and the queen are shown sitting on their thrones. Above the sovereign there is a solar disc flanked by two sacred cobras and their cartouches are shown to the right of each of them. In the bottom register Amenemope is shown with his son  Amennakht, who also was a "Servant in the Place of Truth", in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian Stele of Amenemope dedicated to Amenhotep I and Ahmose-Nefertari, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1452. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian family stele of chief scribe Horhernakht, son of Khety, Middle Kingdom, 2nd half of 12th Dynasty (1850-1759 BC).  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund cat 1613.
  • Ancient Egyptian family stele of chief scribe Horhernakht, son of Khety, Middle Kingdom, 2nd half of 12th Dynasty (1850-1759 BC).  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund cat 1613.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. .<br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope"
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Re-Harakhty by sculptor Ipy, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 7357. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, ODrovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, ODrovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of scraftsman Minhotep in adoration of Osiris, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1619. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The stele is dedicated to Osiris, Anubis and Hathor "Mistress of the World".
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to the god Khonsu by draftsman Pay, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1553. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of scraftsman Minhotep in adoration of Osiris, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1619. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Osiris, Anubis and Hathor "Mistress of the World".
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of scraftsman Minhotep in adoration of Osiris, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1619. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background,<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Osiris, Anubis and Hathor "Mistress of the World".
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of scraftsman Minhotep in adoration of Osiris, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1619. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The stele is dedicated to Osiris, Anubis and Hathor "Mistress of the World".
  • Ancient Egyptian stele showing Iti & Neferu receiving food offerings, First Intermediate Period, (2118-1980 BC), Gebelein, Tomb of Iti & Neferu,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Schiaparelli cat 13114.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele showing Iti & Neferu receiving food offerings, First Intermediate Period, (2118-1980 BC), Gebelein, Tomb of Iti & Neferu,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Schiaparelli cat 13114.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Drovetti cat 1579. Black background<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. . Drovetti cat 1579. white background<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Drovetti cat 1579.<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian funerary stele of painter Maya, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1336-1292 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. . Drovetti cat 1579. white background<br />
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In the upper portion Maya and his wife Tamit pay homage to Osiris and Hathor, the gods of the necropolis. In the lower register is a similar scene in which his wife recieves food offerings from their many children, as was traditional at the time.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of ssuperintendant of chancellor Meru, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, (2009-1959 BC), Abydos or Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. Drovetti cat 1447.<br />
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The upper section of the stele is dedicated to Meru's father, the central part contains a funerary invocation to Osiris. Lower register depict offerings to the dignitary and his mother, The figures are in bas-relief whereas the main text is carved in sunken relief which is less labour intensive. The Stele may have come from Meru's tomb in Thebes.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of ssuperintendant of chancellor Meru, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, (2009-1959 BC), Abydos or Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. Drovetti cat 1447.<br />
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The upper section of the stele is dedicated to Meru's father, the central part contains a funerary invocation to Osiris. Lower register depict offerings to the dignitary and his mother, The figures are in bas-relief whereas the main text is carved in sunken relief which is less labour intensive. The Stele may have come from Meru's tomb in Thebes.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of ssuperintendant of chancellor Meru, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, (2009-1959 BC), Abydos or Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. Drovetti cat 1447.<br />
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The upper section of the stele is dedicated to Meru's father, the central part contains a funerary invocation to Osiris. Lower register depict offerings to the dignitary and his mother, The figures are in bas-relief whereas the main text is carved in sunken relief which is less labour intensive. The Stele may have come from Meru's tomb in Thebes.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of ssuperintendant of chancellor Meru, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, (2009-1959 BC), Abydos or Thebes, Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background. Drovetti cat 1447.<br />
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The upper section of the stele is dedicated to Meru's father, the central part contains a funerary invocation to Osiris. Lower register depict offerings to the dignitary and his mother, The figures are in bas-relief whereas the main text is carved in sunken relief which is less labour intensive. The Stele may have come from Meru's tomb in Thebes.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated by Pendua to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1564. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian ostracon dedicated by Amenkhau to Mereteseger, limestone, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, (1187-1150 BC), Deir el-Medina, ODrovetti cat 1564. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of a bowman and his wife, limestone, First Intermediate Period, 7-11th Dynasty, (2118-1980 BC), Deir el-Medina, Schiaparelli cat 1273. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of the official Saherhotep & his wife Ipet, limestone, Middle Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1759-1700 BC), Old Fund cat 1630. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey backgtound.<br />
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8 mummiform figure in high relief run along the bottom of the stele.
  • Egyptian stele of Theanou, limestone, Roman Period, 1st cent AD, Com Abu Billo, cat 18117. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background
  • Egyptian stele of Theanou, limestone, Roman Period, 1st cent AD, Com Abu Billo, cat 18117. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background
  • Ancient Egyptian stele of sculptor Qen, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Old Fund cat 1635. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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This stele belongs to the "painter of outlines' and sculptor Qen who lived in the reign of Ramesses II. It depicrs a funeral celebration for him infront of funerary chapel with his sond Meryre and Huy, who are performing the "ceremony of Opening of the Mouth". His daughter Taqri is depicted grieving over the loss of her father. The chapel is summounted by a Pyramidion.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Ritual slaughter scene Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 14345/15.<br />
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The ritual slaughter scene depicts an ox being held down with blodd being collected in a bowl. These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley. These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Ritual slaughter scene Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 1434.<br />
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The ritual slaughter scene depicts an ox being held down with blodd being collected in a bowl. These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Mourning Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 1435.<br />
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In the lower register a cattle driver leads two cattle of different colours.<br />
These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of the Tomb of Iti and Neferu, Mourning Scene, Thebes, First Intermediate Period (2118 – 1980BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Schiapelli excavations cat 1435.<br />
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The upper two registers show a procession of men and women converging on a unidentifiable element, no destroyed.<br />
These tempera paintings were on a crude mud and straw plaster and were of typical Old Kingdom tombs showing ritual offering scenes. The tomb was partly cut into rock with mud brick walls and vaults. The facade of the tomb had 16 columns looking over a courtyard sloping towards the valley.
  • South face of Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion of Ramose with depictionof Horus, Limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dtnasty (1292-1190 BC), Dier el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 1603. white background<br />
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The South face of the Ramose Pyramidion shows Horus standing in a dipole magnetic field supporting the strong coronal electric field of the Sun. The hieroglyphs read:<br />
 "The Stellar dipole magnetic field is supported by many negative charges or electrons."<br />
The limestone Pyramidion of Ramose, from the top of the tomb of the 'Necropolis Scribe'. Scenes on all four sides depict the worship of the sun.
  • South face of Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion of Ramose with depictionof Horus, Limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dtnasty (1292-1190 BC), Dier el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 1603. black background.<br />
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The South face of the Ramose Pyramidion shows Horus standing in a dipole magnetic field supporting the strong coronal electric field of the Sun. The hieroglyphs read:<br />
 "The Stellar dipole magnetic field is supported by many negative charges or electrons."<br />
The limestone Pyramidion of Ramose, from the top of the tomb of the 'Necropolis Scribe'. Scenes on all four sides depict the worship of the sun.
  • Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion of Ramose North & East sides, Limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dtnasty (1292-1190 BC), Dier el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Old Fund cat 1603. black background.<br />
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The north face of the Ramose Pyramidion explains the attribute of Horus as the strong coronal electric field of the Sun gifting the Ankh as a support to Life. It reads "Strong coronal electric field supporting the Sun, negative charge induction."" Weak electric field is an attribute of the anode Sun.""Electricity supporting life to core charge store God".<br />
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The east face of the Ramose Pyramidion shows the support for the structured plasma, her hands are held up representing the electric force on the perpendicular face to the North South axis of Horus, the strong coronal electric field. It reads" Structured plasma watched, attribute supporting life projecting power (negative charge) to support charge store (celestial body) electrostatic resonance."" Seek home structured plasma to land negative charge projection by God as lightning attribute support celestial body via connection giving movement and [light]."<br />
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The limestone Pyramidion of Ramose, from the top of the tomb of the 'Necropolis Scribe'. Scenes on all four sides depict the worship of the sun.
  • Ancient Egyptian Cat Sarcophagus conating cat mummy, Late to Plolomaic Period, (722-30 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin.Old Fund Cat 2361. white background<br />
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Animal mummification was common in ancient Egypt. They mummified various animals. It was an enormous part of Egyptian culture, not only in their role as food and pets, but also for religious reasons. They were typically mummified for four main purposes—to allow beloved pets to go on to the afterlife, to provide food in the afterlife, to act as offerings to a particular god, and because some were seen as physical manifestations of specific deities that the Egyptians worshipped. Bast, the cat goddess is an example of one such deity.
  • Ancient Egyptian Cat Sarcophagus conating cat mummy, Late to Plolomaic Period, (722-30 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin.Old Fund Cat 2361. Grey background. <br />
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Animal mummification was common in ancient Egypt. They mummified various animals. It was an enormous part of Egyptian culture, not only in their role as food and pets, but also for religious reasons. They were typically mummified for four main purposes—to allow beloved pets to go on to the afterlife, to provide food in the afterlife, to act as offerings to a particular god, and because some were seen as physical manifestations of specific deities that the Egyptians worshipped. Bast, the cat goddess is an example of one such deity.
  • Ancient Egyptian bronze statue of Osiris, Ptolomaic Period, (722-30 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old fundCat 39.
  • Ancient Egyptian statuette of Ptah Sokar Osiris, Late Period 25-26th Dynasty, (722-525 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Old Fund Cat 2466.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian model of a boat with mast, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model of bread making, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, (1939-1875 BC), Asyut., Tomb of Minhotep Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 8789. Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of osiris weeping, Late Period (664-332 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti Cat 203.  white background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of osiris weeping, Late Period (664-332 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti Cat 203.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of Ptah Sokar Osiris, Ptolemaic Period(332-30 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 9481. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden falcon bird, Late Period (722-322 BC), Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 986. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom from the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden falcon bird, Late Period (722-322 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom from the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden falcon bird, Late Period (722-322 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom from the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model of a man cooking a duck, New Kingdom, 11-13th Dynasty, (1980-1700 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 8944. white background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model of a man cooking a duck, New Kingdom, 11-13th Dynasty, (1980-1700 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 8944. Grey background. <br />
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Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty. These wooden models represented the work of servants, farmers, other skilled craftsman, armies, and religious rituals
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue,  Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC), tomb of Shimes, Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of Wepwawetemhat, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, (1939-1875 BC), Asyut, Tomb of Minhotep. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 8786. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden model boat from tomb of Shemes,  Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC), Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  white background<br />
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In 1908 in Asyut, Egypt an intact tomb was discovered of an official named Shemes, it contained many rich grave goods. Two rectangular Coffins, one for Shemes and the other for a woman called Rehuerausen, possibly his wife. They carry typical Middle Kingdom decorations,
  • Ancient Egyptian wooden statue of Shemes,  Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC), tomb of Shimes, Asyut. Egyptian Museum, Turin.  white background<br />
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In 1908 in Asyut, Egypt an intact tomb was discovered of an official named Shemes, it contained many rich grave goods. Two rectangular Coffins, one for Shemes and the other for a woman called Rehuerausen, possibly his wife. They carry typical Middle Kingdom decorations,
  • Ancient Egyptian bronze statue , Old Kingdom. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background,
  • Ancient Egyptian bronze statue of Bes, Old Kingdom,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background
  • Ancient Egyptian statuette of Taweret decicated to draughtsman Parahotep, wood, New Kingdom, 19 Dynasty, (14292-1190 BC), deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 526.<br />
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 Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, the limbs and paws of a lion, and the back and tail of a Nile crocodile.
  • Ancient Egyptian statuette of Taweret decicated to draughtsman Parahotep, wood, New Kingdom, 19 Dynasty, (14292-1190 BC), deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 526.<br />
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 Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, the limbs and paws of a lion, and the back and tail of a Nile crocodile.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, lwood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1040 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, lwood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1040 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll, lwood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1040 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin.Grey background. <br />
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shabti figures began to occur in Middle Kingdom tombs with a twofold nature: on <br />
the one hand, they were meant to be images of their owners, representatives of the deceased in the realm of the Lord of Eternity. <br />
On the other hand, they were also considered to be servants of the deceased, taking the role of the servant statues. The complex <br />
nature of the shabti figure as a substitute of both the owner and his or her servants remains unaltered during the New Kingdom
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll of Nuneb , wood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1292 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 2676. Grey background. <br />
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Mummiform holding agricultural implements (hoes); good modelling; polychrome <br />
decoration painted on white gesso: Wig painted black, face and hands dark red; hoes <br />
painted red; large usekh collar painted red and black. Hieroglyphs painted black. Text: Painted hieroglyphs, 7 rows around body. Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead. Tomb TT291
  • Ancient Egyptian shabtis doll of Nuneb , wood, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1538-1292 BC), Deir el Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 2676. Grey background. <br />
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Mummiform holding agricultural implements (hoes); good modelling; polychrome <br />
decoration painted on white gesso: Wig painted black, face and hands dark red; hoes <br />
painted red; large usekh collar painted red and black. Hieroglyphs painted black. Text: Painted hieroglyphs, 7 rows around body. Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead. Tomb TT291
  • Ancient Egyptian voitive statue of Nefratari, New Kingdom, 19th -20th Dynasty, (1292-1076 BC, Deir el-Medina. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 1349. black background.<br />
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Queen Ahmose Neferatari, wife and mother of Amenhoptec I show the great devotion she was held in by ancient Egyptians. The inscription on the base name the dedicators of the statue
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Maa, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3089
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Pawer and his wife Mut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Drovetti collection. Cat 3057.<br />
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Between the two adults is their son Samut in childhood nudity. The text specifies that the statue was commissioned by Mut.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of Amenmes and his wife Taka, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1480-1390 BC), Thebes Necropolis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Drovetti collection. Cat 3059
  • Plaster cast of an ancient Egyptian Thot Baboon statue, reign of Nectanebo (359-342 BC). Campo Marizo, temple of Isis. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The original is in the Capitoline Museum Rome. The baboon is an image of Thot, lunar God, creator of hieroglyphic writing and patron of science.
  • Ancient Egyptian four sided capital dedicated to Hathor, limestone, Ptolomaic Period (332039 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 7031. Grey background.<br />
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Hathor, goddess of love and beauty and wet nurse of Horus, is often portrayed frontally with bovine ears. She was also protector of the turquoise mines in Sinai and the guardian of the 4 cardinal points awhich is why she is depicted with faces on each side of the capital, Grey background;
  • Ancient Egyptian four sided capital dedicated to Hathor, limestone, Ptolomaic Period (332039 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Cat 7031. <br />
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Hathor, goddess of love and beauty and wet nurse of Horus, is often portrayed frontally with bovine ears. She was also protector of the turquoise mines in Sinai and the guardian of the 4 cardinal points awhich is why she is depicted with faces on each side of the capital
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Ancient Egyptian stelophorus statue of Ubenre, New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, (1292-1076 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3040. white background.<br />
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This type of stele is so called stelophorous statue. It consists of kneeling figure holding or offering stele. They were produced from the 18th dynasty onwards. Such stelae were usually inscribed with hymns to the sun-god.
  • Ancient Egyptian stelophorus statue of Ubenre, New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, (1292-1076 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3040. Grey background.<br />
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This type of stele is so called stelophorous statue. It consists of kneeling figure holding or offering stele. They were produced from the 18th dynasty onwards. Such stelae were usually inscribed with hymns to the sun-god.
  • Ancient Egyptian stelophorus statue of Amenemipet, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1539-1292 BC), Deir el Medina, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3038.
  • Ancient Egyptian Stelophorus statue of Amenemipet, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1539-1292 BC), Deir el Medina, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3038. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian Stelophorus statue of Amenemipet, limestone, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, (1539-1292 BC), Deir el Medina, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 3038. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian Roman female mummy mask, limestone, Roman Period, 2nd Cent AD, Hawara,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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This is a remarkable gilt cartonnage with inlaid cystal eyes . The woman wears a Roman style hardo half covered by a veil, a himation, fringed cloak, yied to her breat, snake shaped bracelets and a necklace of pink flowers, all of which are connected to the cult of Isis.
  • Ancient Egyptian Roman female mummy mask, limestone, Roman Period, 2nd Cent AD, Hawara,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background<br />
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This is a remarkable gilt cartonnage with inlaid cystal eyes . The woman wears a Roman style hardo half covered by a veil, a himation, fringed cloak, yied to her breat, snake shaped bracelets and a necklace of pink flowers, all of which are connected to the cult of Isis.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mid 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Cat 4410 Turin.white background.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mid 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Cat 4410 Turin. Grey Background.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of a monarch, limestone, Middle Kingdom, mis 12th Dynasty, (1900-1850 BC), Qqw el-Kebir, tomb of Ibu. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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Since this statue head comes from the tomb of Ibu it is likely that they depict a powerful gosvenor, although the incsription is lost. It can be dated by its style which is close to the statues of Amenemhat II and Sesostris II. Schiaparelli excavations. Cat 4410 & 4414

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