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Painted limestone relief of Ramses II smiting captives, originally from structure at Memphis, captives are Nubian, Libyan and Syrian, Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Painted limestone relief of Ramses II smiting captives, originally from structure at Memphis, captives are Nubian, Libyan and Syrian, Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Foreign prisoners of Ramesses III - Libyan, Nubian, Syrian, Shasu Bedouin, and Hittite. Note the Libyan’s tattoos.

Foreign prisoners of Ramesses III - Libyan, Nubian, Syrian, Shasu Bedouin, and Hittite. Note the Libyan’s tattoos.

Relief of Ramses II. Medium: Limestone, paint Possible Place Collected: Abydos, Egypt Dates: ca.E. Dynasty: XIX Dynasty Period: New Kingdom

Oldest Known Life-size Statue Of Ancient Egypt -- 2513-2506 BCE -- 5th Dynasty, Reign of Userkaf -- Carved sycamore wood -- Discovered at Sakkara in the tomb of Ka-aper -- Egyptian Museum, Cairo by jolene

This is an amazing Dynasty; reign of Userkaf, BC, oldest known life-size statue of ancient Egypt. Carved sycamore wood, discovered at Sakkara in the tomb of Ka-aper. Represents a khry-heb (lector priest) named Ka-aper. Saw it in Cairo Museum.

One of history’s first doctors, Hesire, was the “Chief of Tooth-Doctors and Doctors” at the court of the Old Kingdom pharaoh Djoser. Hesire, from his tomb at Saqqara, Egypt, Dynasty III, Wood. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. ca. 2650 BCE.

Hesire (Pharaoh Djoser's Chief of Tooth Doctors and Doctors) (c. 2650 BCE Egyptian Copt Wood Carving, Tomb of Hesire, Saqqara, Egypt) (Cairo Egyptian Museum)

This gazelle, wearing a lotus flower around its neck, is part of the reliefs that adorn the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor.  Ankhhor was a high official during the reigns of Psammetichus II and Apries.(26th dynasty.  His tomb (TT 414) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. Photo Paul Smit and Mick Palarczyk.

Gazelle wearing a lotus. Relief from the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor a high official in the Dynasty.

Palette of King Narmer, from Hierakonopolis, ca. 3150-3125 BCE. Slate, height, 63.5 cm. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The smiting side of the Narmer Palette.

Luxor

Hieroglyphs on Rameses Colossus in Memphis, Egypt. Was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, south of Cairo. (by David Lewis) Travel and Photography from around the world.

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