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The Black Pharaohs: Taharka and his successors - Nubia is the name of a region in southern Egypt. in the 12 dynasty 2000-1800 BC the region was made a vice-kingdom, Kush and its capital Napata, the Pharaoh was Tutmosis II, later King Kashta 745-42 BC invaded southern Egypt and founded a dynasty, which eventually ruled all of Egypt. Their language is similar to Dinka or the Masai of Kenya, that stood until the invasion of the Assyrians in 650 BC withdrew to Kush, eventually destroyed 3rd…

The Black Pharaohs: Taharka and his successors - Nubia is the name of a region in southern Egypt. in the 12 dynasty 2000-1800 BC the region was made a vice-kingdom, Kush and its capital Napata, the Pharaoh was Tutmosis II, later King Kashta 745-42 BC invaded southern Egypt and founded a dynasty, which eventually ruled all of Egypt. Their language is similar to Dinka or the Masai of Kenya, that stood until the invasion of the Assyrians in 650 BC withdrew to Kush, eventually destroyed 3rd…

The Rosetta Stone  is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.

Golden pectoral with an opposing Seth Animal and Hieracosphinx (c. 1981-1802 B.C.). Middle Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Golden pectoral with an opposing Seth Animal and Hieracosphinx (c. 1981-1802 B.C.). Middle Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The mummy case of Meresamun, who worked as a musician priestess in the temple of Amun at Karnak, ca. 800 B.C.

The mummy case of Meresamun, who worked as a musician priestess in the temple of Amun at Karnak, ca. 800 B.C.

Cylindrical Pendant (ca. 1981-1802 B.C.). Middle Kingdom, Egypt. Gold and copper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London  | This work is featured in our “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” exhibition on view through January 24, 2016. #MiddleKingdomEgypt

Cylindrical Pendant (ca. 1981-1802 B.C.). Middle Kingdom, Egypt. Gold and copper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London | This work is featured in our “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” exhibition on view through January 24, 2016. #MiddleKingdomEgypt

Egyptian Mummification Started 1500 Years Earlier Than Thought  Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Egyptian Mummification Started 1500 Years Earlier Than Thought Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Painted limestone statue of Nenkheftka (with damage to feet). Mid-5th dynasty, c. 2450 B.C. (?) | The British Museum

Painted limestone statue of Nenkheftka (with damage to feet). Mid-5th dynasty, c. 2450 B.C. (?) | The British Museum

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