HippopotamusMortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Large Kneeling Statue, New Kingdom, EgyptAncient Thebes with its Necropolis (UNESCO/TBS)The tomb-chapel of NebamunPaintings from the Tomb-chapel of NebamunA bottle and a toy: Objects from daily lifeAkhenaten, Nefertiti, and Three DaughtersPortrait head of Queen Tiye with a crown of two feathersThutmose, Bust of NefertitiThutmose, Bust of Nefertiti: backstoryTutankhamun’s tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)Head of Tutankhamun from the Amarna Period of Egypt’s New KingdomLast Judgement of Hunefer, from his tombAncient Egyptian papyrus in the Book of the Dead ExhibitionTemple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, Karnak
The Rosetta StoneHistory uncovered in conserving the Rosetta StoneEgyptian mummy portraitsThe mummification processAncient Egyptian coffin prepared for the Book of the Dead exhibition at the British Museum
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Brought to you by Smarthistory. The art of the ancient Egyptians was (for the most part) never meant to be seen by the living—it was meant to benefit the dead in the afterlife.