Las Aguas del Nilo

Ask me anything   Album Fotográfico del Antiguo Egipto

ancient-egypts-secrets:

The Serapeum in Egypt, located near the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara

The Serapeum at Saqqara served mainly as the burial place of the Apis bulls. Auguste Mariette began his search for the Serapeum in 1850 after discovering remains of the sphinx alley leading to the Serapeum in the desert.

In the New Kingdom, a single bull with special markings was selected and venerated as the living Apis bull, the earthly manifestation of the creator god Ptah. Burials of mummified Apis bulls in individual tombs at the Serapeum of Saqqara are attested from the reign of Amenhotep III onwards. Under Ramesses II this practice was abandoned and an underground gallery was cut at the Serapeum. The gallery has burial chambers on both sides, in which the mummified bulls were laid to rest. In the Twenty-sixth Dynasty the underground complex was extended with a second and larger gallery. It continued to be employed until Greco-Roman times and the Serapeum was extended above ground with various chapels and smaller temples. Only one bull is recorded has having been buried after the reign of Cleopatra VII. Octavian refused to visit the Serapeum, and while the bull continued to be an emblem sacred to the god Montu through the reign of Diocletian, its cult faded and soon disappeared afterwards.

The variety of finds at the Serapeum ranges from a large number of statues, enormous stone sarcophagi of the buried bulls, inscribed stonework, bronzes, and votive stelae. Most of these items are now on display in the Louvre and much still remains unpublished.

— hace 9 horas con 78 notas
ancient-egypts-secrets:

Wall relief, Temple of Seti I ~ Abydos, Egypt

ancient-egypts-secrets:

Wall relief, Temple of Seti I ~ Abydos, Egypt

(vía intaier)

— hace 9 horas con 167 notas
ancientpeoples:

Rishi coffin of Puhorsenbu
c.1580-1479 BC
17th-18th Dynasty, Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom
The Arabic word “rishi,” meaning feathered, is used to describe a group of coffins made in the Theban area during Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. This coffin is a particularly fine example of the type. Special care has been taken with the modelling of the face. The feather pattern has become an abstract design, as has the broad collar, whose strands of beads echo the contour of the vulture pendant making the bird’s wings appear to extend up the mummy’s shoulders. 
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Rishi coffin of Puhorsenbu

c.1580-1479 BC

17th-18th Dynasty, Late Second Intermediate Period/Early New Kingdom

The Arabic word “rishi,” meaning feathered, is used to describe a group of coffins made in the Theban area during Dynasty 17 and early Dynasty 18. This coffin is a particularly fine example of the type. Special care has been taken with the modelling of the face. The feather pattern has become an abstract design, as has the broad collar, whose strands of beads echo the contour of the vulture pendant making the bird’s wings appear to extend up the mummy’s shoulders. 

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

— hace 18 horas con 235 notas
archimaps:

The ruins of the Temple of Edfu

archimaps:

The ruins of the Temple of Edfu

(vía ancient-egypts-secrets)

— hace 18 horas con 312 notas
intaier:

srworthen:

satdeshret:

intaier:

Naked Djehuty with jackal-headed slippers, again.This really was a thing. :)AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULETPTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.Sold at Cristies auction in 2008found via [x]

I gotta say, I am loving the jackal slippers.

I actually have a statue that looks very similar to this…. Except it’s brown

And he’s naked and in jackal-headed slippers?

intaier:

srworthen:

satdeshret:

intaier:

Naked Djehuty with jackal-headed slippers, again.
This really was a thing. :)


AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
Sold at Cristies auction in 2008
found via [x]

I gotta say, I am loving the jackal slippers.

I actually have a statue that looks very similar to this…. Except it’s brown

And he’s naked and in jackal-headed slippers?

— hace 18 horas con 90 notas

humanoidhistory:

The ruins of Luxor at ancient Thebes, Egypt, 1852, photo by Maxime Du Camp.

(NYPL)

(vía last-of-the-romans)

— hace 18 horas con 157 notas
antipahtico:

Cleopatra Testing Poison On Condemned Slaves ~ Alexandre Cabanel 1887

antipahtico:

Cleopatra Testing Poison On Condemned Slaves ~ Alexandre Cabanel 1887

(vía egyptomanian)

— hace 18 horas con 16 notas
hadrian6:

Antinous as the God Osiris. found in Hadrian’s Villa. marble. British Museum. UK.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Antinous as the God Osiris. found in Hadrian’s Villa. marble. British Museum. UK.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

(vía hatoum-blr)

— hace 18 horas con 519 notas

ancientart:

When his majesty saw them, he was enraged against them, like his father, Montu, lord of Thebes. He seized the adornments of battle, and arrayed himself in his coat of mail […] His majesty was like Sutekh, the great in strength, smiting and slaying among them; his majesty hurled them headlong, one upon another into the water of the Orontes.”

The Battle of Kadesh against the Hittites. The shown scene is from the second court of the Ramesseum, the Egyptian mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II, dating to Dynasty 19.

In this particular detail we can observe Hittite troops reaching out to their defeated comrades, who are drowning in the river Orontes.

Quoted at the start of the post is part of the Egyptian account of the Battle of Kadesh, translated by James Henry Breasted (Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents. Chicago: 1906, III:136-147).

Photos taken by kairoinfo4u.

— hace 19 horas con 438 notas
embodyilluminati:

Hermes is sometimes depicted as a man with the head of an ibis, where the head would indicate aspiration or attainment in the mind, localized in the head. This can be symbolically interpreted as the aspiring human being, one who’s Will is Self realized.

embodyilluminati:

Hermes is sometimes depicted as a man with the head of an ibis, where the head would indicate aspiration or attainment in the mind, localized in the head. This can be symbolically interpreted as the aspiring human being, one who’s Will is Self realized.

(vía leadvilleamerica)

— hace 19 horas con 18 notas

leadvilleamerica:

Depictions of the Egyptian God Thoth

The Scribe — the god of Magik and writing

— hace 19 horas con 93 notas
nile-flood:

みっしり重めに見えるズラもサイドのスリットでムレずに快適

nile-flood:

みっしり重めに見えるズラもサイドのスリットでムレずに快適

(Fuente: egiptologia.com)

— hace 19 horas con 15 notas