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Of all the Ancient Egypt sites, Giza’s pyramids are definitely the most renowned and include the world’s largest pyramid, that of Khufu. Khufu’s pyramid is Giza’s oldest and, at its great size of 145 metres, became known as ‘The Great Pyramid’.
The second largest pyramid in Giza belongs to Khufu’s son, Khafra. In fact, the elevation on which Khafra’s pyramid is built is deceptive, making it appear larger that his father’s. The smallest of the three kings’ pyramids belongs to the sixth king of the Fourth Dynasty, Menkaure and is one tenth the size of Khafre’s.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Giza is also where one finds the Great Sphinx. Several other tombs and Queens’ pyramids pepper Giza’s landscape, some of which are open to the public.
The Ancient Egypt Site
The Ancient Egypt Site is the online reference guide that brings the wonders of Ancient Egypt to your fingertips.
You can browse through more than 3000 years of pharaonic history using the Timeline, learn more about the language of the Ancient Egyptians and explore their monuments, simply by clicking through to your favourite topic.
The alphabetically sorted Visual Index and Who Is Who sections, make it easy to discover Ancient Egypt by keyword.
The Ancient Egypt Site is a one-man-project that was started in January 1997 and is still a work in progress. To point you towards topics that are not (yet) covered here, a lengthy list of books and websites can be found in the World Wide Ancient Egypt section. An overview of recent archaeological discoveries and a list of movies with and Ancient Egyptian topic, complete this section.
The Giza Pyramids are that kind of historical site that just blows your mind. The tallest of the three, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, towers above the desert at 481 feet. It was the tallest building on the planet for over 3800 years, until the construction of England’s Lincoln Cathedral in 1300.
The three Giza Pyramids are located on the outskirts of Cairo. They were built between 2550 and 2490 BC to serve as a mortuary temple for Pharaohs Khufu, Khefre, and Menkaure. Exactly how the Pyramids were built, and by whom, remains a mystery today.
For years it was believed to be the work of slaves. But it is now thought that the builders were probably skilled workers from all over the country. The enigmatic Sphinx was built by Khefre, and its meaning is still debated among historians.
You can tour the inside of two of the pyramids during your visit. One of the three is always closed, in order to limit the impact of tourism on these ancient structures.
9. Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon. Image credit: Mountains Hunter/Shutterstock.com
Located in the southern city of Luxor, the Colossi of Memnon are two giant statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. They were built out of blocks of quartzite sandstone and measure eighteen meters high. Both figures sit on thrones carved with imagery of the pharaoh’s mother, wife, and the Nile god Hapy. In a more ancient time, they marked the entrance to what had been the mortuary temple of Amenhotep, which was supposedly larger than anything else built in Egypt. While the distinct pharaoh shape of each statue is still noticeable today, one of the two has been partially destroyed however, legend says the lower half is known to sing and that hearing this song blesses the listener with good fortune.
23 Volubilis, Morocco: 300 B.C.
Back in the third century B.C., this city was one of the biggest trading centers in the world. Luckily for us, we can still see the ruins of this city today, and they're actually the best-preserved ruins of its kind. After all these centuries, you can still see the House of Commons and the Triumphal Arc of Caracalla.
Volubilis was the most remote city of the Roman Empire and an administrative center of the kingdom of Mauretania. Now it bears only a weak reminiscence of the Roman Empire's past glory.
Texts concerning expeditions sent outside the Nile valley have been found in Sinai (Wadi Maghara and Wadi Kharit), in the Eastern Desert (Wadi Hammamat), and in Nubia. The aim of these enterprises was to bring back stone for building and for the making of statues, also semi-precious stones (turquoise) and possibly copper. An inscription on a rock at Wadi Maghara, in Sinai, records one such expedition sent there by Pepy II:
'The year of the second occasion of the census of all the great and small cattle of Lower and Upper Egypt. The royal mission which was sent with the god's treasurer Hepy to the terraces of turquoise. There served with him: pilots and quarry-masters Bekenptah and Udjai. ' [Here follows a long list of names.]
Historical Monuments in Greece & the islands
A country with an important history from the 7th Millenium BC, Greece has a fascinating and interesting past. Historical monuments in Greece and the Greek islands date from all time periods, from the Mycenaean and the Classical times till the Medieval and Modern Era. You will find below a list with the most important historical monuments in Greece and the Greek islands.
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Information about the most important historical monuments Greece and the Greek islands: Acropolis in Athens, Ancient Delphi, Knossos Palace in Crete, Ancient Epidaurus, Dion, Ancient Dodona, Ancient Olympia, Mycenae, Mystras and more.
Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is the most famous historical monument in Greece. It was constructed in the mid 5th century BC, also known as the Golden Century of Athens. Although the most famous building on the Acropolis is the Parthenon, there are many other buildings, like the Propylaea, the Erectheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. The Acropolis was entirely made of the finest Pentelic marble and by the best craftsmen of the era. Along the centuries that followed, it was largely destroyed by wars. The greatest destructions were in 1687 by a Venetian gun, and in 1816 when Lord Elgin removed many parts of the Parthenon frieze.
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Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is among the most interesting historical sites and ancient monuments in Greece. In ancient times, this was the most famous oracle and pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean would come to ask for the prophecy of god Apollo. Along time, Delphi also served as the center of a political and military association for many city-states of Central Greece. The most famous sights in Ancient Delphi are the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theatre, the Ancient Stadium and the Temple of Athena Pronea.
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Minoan Palace of Knossos
In a short distance of 5 km from Heraklion Town, Knossos is the most important sight in Crete island. Discovered in the early 20th century by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, the site was found almost intact and covered by ashes. This led scientists to believe that the palace was destroyed by a tsunami wave caused by the volcanic eruption of Santorini in about 1,500 BC. Amazingly enough, after many centuries under the ashes, the monumental Palace of Knossos has kept its colors and interesting wall paintings.
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Located on the eastern side of Peloponnese, Ancient Epidaurus is mostly famous for its open theatre with the impressive acoustics. The ancient theatre of Epidaurus was constructed in the late 4th century AD by architect Polykleitos on the site of a former theatre. The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus never hosted original dramas but repetitions of famous plays. It was constructed right next to the Sanctuary of Asklepius, the healing god. The Asklepeion (healing center) of Epidaurus was very famous in the antiquity as it was constructed on the birthplace of the god.
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The Sanctuary of Dion was dedicated to god Zeus (Dias in Greek). As it is located on the grounds of Mount Olympus, it was considered the closest sanctuary to the Greek gods. From the very ancient times, there was an altar on the site to honor the Olympian Gods, but Dion largely developed during the Macedonian times. In fact, Alexander the Great made sacrifices to the gods there, asking them to favor his expedition to Asia. The site also developed in Roman times, as visitors can see remains of a Roman villa and mosaics.
The ancient site of Dodona is located on the northwestern side of Greece, in the region of Epirus. This was the second most famous oracle in Greece, after the Oracle of Delphi. Originally the oracle was devoted to a Mother Goddess, which was either Rhea or Gaia. However, in historical times, the altar was dedicated to god Zeus. Dodona remained an important religious sanctuary until the rise of Christianity in the Late Roman Times. The most important sight there is the Ancient Theatre of Dodona.
Olympia is the place where the first ancient Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. These games were organized every four years to honor god Zeus and according to the myth, it was the famous hero Hercules who started these games. Gradually these sports competitions became very important for all the Greek cities and it was considered a great honor for a city-state if their athlete won in the Olympic Games. The temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera and the Ancient Stadium are today the most important sights in Ancient Olympia, while excavations are still continued.
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Located on the northeastern side of Peloponnese, the ancient town of Mycenae gave its name to an entire civilization, the Mycenaean civilization. The gigantic city walls that are said to have been built by Cyclops, the Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreus are the most important monuments and sights in Mycenae. Right next to the ancient site, there is an interesting Archaeological Museum.
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The Castle Town of Mystras was the second most important town after Constantinople during the last decades of the Byzantine Empire. This town provided the Empire with the last emperors, descending from the Paleologos family, and was also the last Byzantine stronghold to fall to the Ottomans. On top of the Castle of Mystras, there is the Palace of the Despots, giving a wonderful view to the valley below. Around the castle town, there are many Byzantine churches with impressive architecture and interesting wall paintings.
Medieval Fortress of Nafplion
The Fortress of Nafplio is known as Palamidi and it is constructed on top of a huge rock above the town. This is a typical sample of the many Medieval Castles that can be seen spreading around Greece. It is well-preserved and has protected the town from many wars and invasions along centuries. Originally the Fortress of Palamidi was constructed in the 17th century by the Venetians but was also reinforced by the Ottomans in the early 19th century. Due to its high location, the castle gives an amazing view of the valley below and the sea.
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Minoan Akrotiri in Santorini
The Minoan Town of Akrotiri is located on the southern side of Santorini island and it is the second best-preserved site from the Minoan times, after Knossos. Due to trade, Akrotiri was a very developed town in the antiquity. The works also revealed a town with two-storey houses, public buildings, storehouses, even a sewerage system. As the town was found covered with volcanic ashes, it is believed that the inhabitants abandoned when the volcano of Santorini erupted about 1,500 BC.
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Top 10 Attractions of Ancient Egypt
Egypt with a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations, and there lie many attractions of Ancient Egypt which every tourist needs to see and explore at least once in a lifetime. This area is considered to be as the oldest attractive place to visit in the world. The temples and pyramids that inspire Egypt illustrate the imagination of travelers to this land. Although most people come to visit antiquities, however Egypt natural attractions attract many tourists as well. The Red Sea coast is known for its coral reefs and beach resorts. Tourists have fled the country ever since the revolution in 2011, with the advent of counter-revolutionary trends. This has also caused more Egypt tourists attractions to be free of congestion and can be easily visited.
Other than these historical sites, there are other tourist attractions in Egypt that you can visit. Others include more modern and some of the world famous spots in the world. Make sure to allocate enough time to see them all since you might not get the chance to do so again.
Hurghada is a small fishing village located by the Red Sea with sandy beaches. Today, this beach resort cannot be known for its past. It is because it is becoming one of the great tourist spots. In fact, it has become a major tourist attraction where tourist come here annually. It has more than 100 hotels, most of them are located just off the coast. Hurghada is especially popular for diving.
Alexandria is located on the Mediterranean coast and it is considered to be Egypt’s central commercial and transportation hub. The site was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and was regarded as the crossroads of the world in ancient Egypt. Many of Alexandria’s most famous historical sites, such as the library with more than 500000 books, were destroyed by devastating earthquakes in the fourteenth century. Today, the historic glory of the city has faded a bit, but still for the sake of the existence its cultural attractions and rich history , this place worth a visit.
Dahab is located 85 kilometers north of Sharm el-Sheikh, in the Gulf of Aqaba and at the south of desert of the Sinai Peninsula. The place was initially considered a secluded area ancient Egypt. However, in the year 1980 it became a cheap hub for tourists and travelers. The combination of the Red Sea and the Sinai Desert has made Dahab an ideal place for surfing, diving, rock climbing.
4. Siwa Oasis
Siwa Oasis is located near the western border of Egypt and up to 19th century was was culturally isolated from rest of the country. Today, Siwa Oasis is one of popular tourist destinations of this area. Most tourists travel to enjoy the city’s fresh water springs, strolling along palm trees and visiting the monuments made of flowers.
5. Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular seaside resort in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula. The area is famous for its various holiday activities. This area is the best spot in the world for diving as well. You can plan different tours based on camel, jeep or bicycle trips in here. Some of the most popular activities in Sharm el-Sheikh include diving, traveling to Mount Sinai and visiting the monastery of St. Catherine.
Dahshur is a cemetery located on the west bank of the Nile and about 40 kilometers south of Cairo. Compared to Giza and the Saqqara Necropolis, this is a quiet place where you can see some great pyramids in there. The number of visitors to the area is very small. The arches at Dahshur include bent pyramids and red pyramids built during the reign of Pharaoh Sneferu.
Aswan is the southernmost city of Egypt and is located to the north of Lake Nasser. Although the monuments in this area are limited compared to Luxor, Aswan is a base for sightseeing of the temples of Philae, Kabasha and the Temple of the Sun of King Ramses II in Abu Simbel of ancient Egypt. This temple is also the best starting point for sightseeing of the area to find other temples like the temples of Edfu & Kom Ombo, between Aswan and Luxor.
Cairo is situated near the opening of the Nile Delta and it has a rich and profound history. This city is built near the ancient capital of Memphis and is the best place to start a cruise trip on the Nile and visit the Pyramids of Giza. At the renowned Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, visitors can see a close-up of the Tutankhamun sarcophagus as well as some mummies and other artifacts from Egypt’s ancient past.
A thousand years after the construction of the Great Pyramids, a new kingdom emerged in Egypt. then, the power was transferred from the ancient Egypt capital of Memphis to Thebes in the south. Luxor is the best place to visit in Egypt for unique temples such as Karnak and Luxor. Also, this area has an ancient royal tomb of the Valley of the Kings and the Queen which is a spectacular desert and river scenery for many tourists.
10. Giza Necropolis
Giza Necropolis is located in the vicinity of southwest of Cairo and it is probably one of the most famous sites of the ancient Egypt. The pyramids, along with the Sphinx sculpture at the base of the Giza Plateau, display a symbolic image of Egypt. The pyramids were built over three generations by Khufu, Khafre as well as Menkaure. Alongside these large and massive monuments, there are a number of small structures as well. They are famous as the Queen’s Pyramids temples.
Ancient Ruins of Africa
We have a lot more ruins to visit in Africa but we have witnessed the big ones that everyone should see, So what are they? Take a look below.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Red Pyramid &ndash Egypt
Plus, you can easily enter the chamber of the pyramid, there aren&rsquot the crowds of the Pyramids of Giza and it&rsquos the fourth largest pyramid in Egypt.
Valley of the Kings &ndash Egypt
visiting Egypt. We nearly skipped it when in Luxor because we didn&rsquot feel like organizing transportation, but I am so glad we did!
It is a massive complex where every king of the Pharaohs was laid to rest. If you are curious about King Tut, his tomb is here! All of the tombs are empty, but paintings and carvings are still on the walls of the chambers and the architecture is astounding.
Luxor Temple &ndash Egypt
The Luxor Temple is a cool place to visit as it sits in the centre of Luxor City. It dates back to 1400 BC and is a must visit when in Egypt.
We actually found some Wifi at a McDonalds and did our work while looking over the ancient templeIt&rsquos an ancient city in a modern city! How cool is that?
Britain’s best places to see: Ancient Egyptian artefacts 2
Bolton Museum Bolton
Image: Julie Lomax/Bolton Museum.
One of the country’s most important collections of verified Ancient Egyptian artefacts, Bolton Museum’s Egyptology collection benefited hugely from the work of Boltonian Annie Barlow in the late 1800s. Barlow was a top fundraiser and regional secretary for the Egypt Exploration Fund which helped fund British-led excavations in Egypt. This relationship brought more than 12,000 artefacts to the city, including a significant collection of ancient textiles.
The museum’s newly-refurbished Egyptology galleries celebrate the colour and vibrancy of Ancient Egypt, and objects on show include highly decorated funeral masks, carved stone columns and vibrant ceramics as well as clothing, jewellery and everyday items.
The galleries have at their heart an awe-inspiring full-scale recreation of the tomb of Thutmose III, which was first discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1898. The chamber, which houses Bolton’s famous mummy thought to be of royal descent, is covered with illustrations depicting the 12-hour journey to the afterlife that Ancient Egyptians believed the deceased would embark on.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology London
The interior of the Petrie Museum, London. Courtesy UCL
With an 80,000-strong collection, UCL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has some of the most incredible Ancient Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts ever uncovered. The museum was established in 1892 as a resource for students, with the initial collection donated by writer and Egyptologist Amelia Edwards.
This group of objects grew into one of the leading collections outside of Egypt when the university purchased finds by pioneering archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, whose systematic and comprehensive recording and studying of artefacts revolutionised the science of archaeology.
Collection highlights include the Tarkhan Dress – a linen shirt made between 3482-3102 BC, excavated from the important Tarkhan cemetery and thought to be the world’s oldest woven garment and mummy masks and painted portrait panels dating from the period of Roman rule of Egypt.
Manchester Museum Manchester
Shabti Figures at the Manchester Museum © Bryan Ledgard (CC By 2.0)
Another collection to benefit from the efforts of Flinders Petrie, Manchester Museum has the fifth largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. The collection came to Manchester via the textile industrialist Jesse Haworth, who financed Flinders Petrie’s excavations.
The museum’s impressive collection of both Egyptian daily life and afterlife artefacts comprises over 18,000 objects, ranging from prehistoric times, through to Roman, Christian and Islamic eras.
Collection highlights include seventy human and animal mummies an outstanding collection of painted panel portraits and ritual objects from Thebes.
Ashmolean Museum Oxford
Taharqa’s shrine at the Ashmolean Museum © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
The Ashmolean’s innovative galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia cover a huge range of themes related to Egyptology, including the civilisation’s origins, its dynasty, and its relationship with neighbouring cultures, through to rituals surrounding death and the afterlife.
The collection of over 40,000 artefacts, acquired over 300 years with help from Flinders Petrie and Professor Francis Llewellyn Griffith, is one of the finest collections in the world. The galleries centre around a particularly incredible object, the Shrine of Taharqa – the only complete freestanding pharaonic building anywhere in Britain.
Collection highlights include enormous limestone statues of fertility god Min, dating from 3300 BC wall paintings depicting the daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti and the mummy of Theban priest Djeddjehutyiuefankh.
Oriental Museum Durham
Servant girl carrying a jar, Northumberland Collection, EG4007, Oriental Museum, Durham University. © Durham University
Part of Durham University, the Oriental Museum has a fantastic collection of more than 23,000 Far East and Asian artefacts. The Museum’s Ancient Egyptian collection, numbering more than 7,000 objects, spans thousands of years – from the Pre-Dynastic period to the Coptic period. The collection’s first objects came via the Fourth Duke of Northumberland, Algernon Percy, who developed a fascination with Egypt after a visit, and began to amass artefacts from British auctions until his collection grew well into the thousands.
The museum later acquired the Egyptology collection of Sir Henry Wellcome, an avid collector of archaeology, anthropology and human health objects – further strengthening the museum’s collection.
Collection highlights include Ancient Egyptian funereal objects including an 18 th dynsasty funeral mask and a shabti figurine of Prince Bahmery and a statue of Paser, the highest official during the reign of Ramesses II.
The British Museum London
Upper part of a colossal statue of Ramesses II, 19th Dynasty, ca 1270 BC, Thebes, on display at the British Museum. ©-Reji (CC By-ND-Nc 2.0)
The British Museum is of course the place to go for anything relating to human history, archaeology or ethnography. The museum’s Ancient Egypt and Sudan collection, holding over 100,000 artefacts, is one of the largest and most comprehensive found anywhere in the world, rivalled only by the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Collection highlights include the Rosetta stone, which has been on display at the museum almost continuously for over 200 years. The discovery of the stele during the Napoleonic Wars, which is inscribed with three versions of a decree written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian Demotic script, was a breakthrough in deciphering hieroglyphics.
The Garstang Museum of Archaeology Liverpool
The Garstang Museum’s Egyptian mummy. Courtesy Garstang Museum
The Garstang Museum, named after Professor John Garstang – a British archaeologist working in the Middle East in the early 20 th century and a pioneer in the development of archaeology as a science, has a wonderful collection of Ancient Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts, with much of the collection coming from Garstang’s own excavations.
Garstang’s excavations focused on ancient cemeteries, so many of the objects he brought back relate to funerals and the afterlife. One of these artefacts was an ancient mummy, dating to around 1000BC. The mummy was moved to the University’s anatomy department for safe keeping during the Second World War, when the city suffered devastating bomb damage. While at the anatomy department, the preserved remains took part in the trials of new scanning techniques, before they were used to study the mummy of King Tutankhamun.
Collection highlights include a gold heart scarab – an object inscribed with magical texts designed to prevent the heart from betraying the owner in the afterlife, the earliest known example ever found a vividly painted coffin from the site of Beni Hasan, dating to the Middle Kingdom and an internationally important collection from Nubia, including a striking collection of lion statues.
World Museum Liverpool
Ancient Egypt gallery at the World Museum © Gareth Jones
Liverpool’s World Museum has the largest Ancient Egyptian gallery after the British Museum, with objects representing more than 5,000 years of history. A large number of high quality artefacts were donated to the museum by local goldsmith and antiquarian Joseph Mayer in the 1860s. Meyer, an avid collector, had established his own Egyptian museum in Liverpool to cater for those who were unable to make the trek down to London to see the collection at the British Museum.
Collection highlights include the Ramesses Girldle – a magnificently well-preserved sash which would have been worn across the chest of the Pharaoh Ramesses III a wooden model of a kitchen, showing figures baking, brewing and butchering and a papyrus bearing a written confession to robberies of the tomb of Ramesses VI, in the Valley of the Kings.
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Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
Sarcophagus Lid of Ramesses III, 1200 B.C. New Kingdom, Nineteenth Dynasty. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The Fitzwilliam’s Ancient Egyptian galleries were established not long after the initial opening of the museum, when Cambridge University members donated several rather large monuments, including the seven-ton sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III, the coffins of Nespawershefyt and the granite sarcophagus of the scribe Hunefer.
Since then the Fitz’ Egyptology collection has grown, with help from Sir Wallis Budge, an Egyptologist at the British Museum who encouraged the university to provide a grant to supplement the valuable, but sparse collections.
Collection highlights include the spectacular granite sarcophagus lid of warmongering king of Ancient Egypt, Ramesses III – one of the first Egyptian artefacts installed in the museum, and the object that kick-started the now 16,000-strong Egyptology collection.
Egypt Centre Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Swansea
The Egypt Centre, Swansea. © Rex Kingdom
In the grounds of Swansea University, the Egypt Centre has the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian objects in Wales, and is the only museum dedicated entirely to Egyptology in the region. The small but incredibly well-stocked museum was established in 1998 to help offer inspiration to university students, while also welcoming members of the public to experience the wealth of amazing artefacts from this ancient civilisation.
The majority of the museum’s artefacts came from Sir Henry Wellcome’s vast collection the university acquired more than 90 cases of artefacts and 48 pots in the 1970’s – over three decades after Wellcome’s death. Today, the museum welcomes visitors to explore the array of artefacts in the House of Life and House of Death galleries, and lets you get hands on with some real ancient Egyptian artefacts, dating from thousands of years ago.
Collection highlights include the painted coffin of a female musician from Thebes, beautiful bead necklaces from the time of Tutankhamun and a mummified crocodile.
Ulster Museum Belfast
The mummy and sarcophagus of Takabuti at Ulster Museum. Courtesy National Museums Northern Ireland.
The Egyptology gallery at Ulster Museum houses a selection of pottery and household items exploring everyday life in Ancient Egypt, including beautification objects such as jewellery, kohl and hair accessories. The second half of the gallery explores Ancient Egyptian rituals and beliefs towards death and the afterlife, including the gallery’s star object – the mummy of a mistress of an important house near Thebes.
Collection highlights include the mummy of Egyptian lady Takabuti, found in Thebes and brought to the museum as a star attraction in 1834.