The sacred symbol of the Djed pillar
Hieroglyphics play an important role in understanding ancient Egyptian culture. One of the most commonly found and mysterious hieroglyphic symbols is known as the djed symbol.
Game Board ca. 1550–1295 B.C.E.New Kingdom - reign of Thutmose IV–Amenhotep III -- This wooden game box has two playing surfaces and throw sticks that were used as counters for determining moves in the game. The top surface is laid out with twenty squares. The bottom has thirty squares for the game "senet" (passing). In the New Kingdom, senet became associated with the underworld; the obstacles of the game corresponding to hazards met on the journey to the afterlife. Metropolitan Museum of…
A few more of these might sort out their crisis: Ancient Greek coin valued at a cool £2MILLION set for auction
The world's most expensive ancient coin has emerged for sale - for a cool £2million. This drachma was first struck 2,418 years ago. It has risen in value at nearly £1,000 a year since.
Large darkened ivory fly ornament with gilded head and transverse hole through head for stringing. Complete except for small chips due to the flaking ivory.
Wide-necked jar and lid naming Thutmose III | New Kingdom | The Met
This cosmetic jar is from the tomb of three foreign wives of Thutmose III (see 26.7.1175 and 23.9). It is made of a weathered, glassy material that has been difficult to identify with certainty. Gold foil has been applied to the neck and around the edge of the lid
ca, 1300 BCE Egypt Forming glass vessels on a core of sand and clay was introduced to Egypt from neighboring Syria early in the New Kingdom (ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E.). Precisely when and where the twenty examples housed in the Freer Gallery of Art were made is unknown. round glass paste vessel in blue, yellow, white, with blac handles. Freer Gallery of Art
There are a lot of ways on how you can become a model. Especially today, the internet has opened up new doors on how to be one. One kind of modeling that's a
Zeus and the cow Io. At Zeus' feet, the dead
Zeus and the cow Io. At Zeus' feet, the dead hundred-eyed Argos, who guarded Io, killed by Hermes. Red-figured Attic stamnos, terracotta Height: 29.8 cm, diameter: 24.5 cm. Inv.3729 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Antikensammlung, Vienna, Austria
Orichalcum, literally in Greek "Mountain Copper." In numismatics only, it refers to Roman golden hued bronze alloy coins, the sestertius & dupondius, more valuable than copper. But orichalcum's actual composition is a mystery. In 2015, ingots believed to be orichalcum alloy were found in a sunken vessel near Gelai, Sicily dated circa 2,600 years old & made of 75-80% Copper, 15-20% zinc, small amount of nickel, lead, and iron. Above Titus, but not a coin ca. 1st C.