Egyptologists have discovered a statue of Queen Ti, wife of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs and grandmother to the boy-king Tutankhamun, at an ancient temple in Luxor, an Egyptian antiquities official said. The roughly 3,400-year-old statue was well-preserved. Ti's husband, Amenhotep III, presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. A number of cartouches, or royal name signs, of Amenhotep III were found on the statue.
Panel from a Hathor Column Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 26–30 Date: 688–342 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Cedar Dimensions: H. 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in); w. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in) Credit Line: Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Detail of a painting on a terracotta urn from Nagada, Ancient Egypt, Predynastic period, c3500 BC. The illustration is thought to depict a boat funeral. Depictions of boats not only echo everyday life scenes but in many cases were the representation of the symbolic pilgimage of the deceased to a shrine of the deity who presided over the realm of the dead. From the Otago Museum, Dunedin New Zealand.
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein ~ second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. A colonel in the Egyptian Army, Nasser planned and led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, which overthrew the monarchy of Farouk
Gamal Abdel Nasser 1918 – 1970, second President of Egypt, 1956 - 1970. He planned the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy. On 18 June 1953, the Egyptian monarchy was abolished and the Republic of Egypt declared, with General Naguib as its first president, after assuming power, Nasser and the "Association of Free Officers" expected to become the "guardians of the people's interests" against the monarchy and the pasha class while leaving the day-to-day tasks of government to civilians.
Anwar El Sadat - Third president of Egypt that took the country to a whole new direction of bringing power to the people. He knew there would be a good chance he would be assassinated for trying to bring peace in the region.