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Pharaonic masterpieces


This is a model of the rowing boat of Mr. (McCarthy) that was found with 23 other models of boats, gardens and workshops in a hidden room on the side of the corridor leading to (McCarthy) tomb carved into the rocks in the area of Qurna, west of Luxor.

The craft of the boat appeared to be very delicate and elegant, which was used as the main means of transport across the Nile river, and a group of rowers appears above it  rowing according to the orders of their captain.

a wonderful pharaonic boat

As Dr. Hussain Duqail, archaeological expert, mentioned

Mr. Mctieri was a great person during the eleventh and twelfth dynasties of the Middle Kingdom, he began his career in the palace of King (Mentuhotep II) in the eleventh dynasty, and then continued to serve successive kings in the early years of the twelfth dynasty (1981-1975 BC).

This magnificent Egyptian  boat is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Dr. Hussain Duqail archaeological expert

Pharaonic dagger

The Neolithic era was characterized by great mastery of rinsing and polishing stone tools, and the use of hard stone ores as cutting tools, this amazing manual development led to the emergence of highly specialized crafts, such as carpentry, which in turn led to the construction of better houses, boats, weapons, etc. 

This specialization facilitated the emergence of highly valuable productive tools in the late Neolithic age, the most important are the plow and the wheel.

In the photo is an Egyptian dagger from Upper Egypt dating back to before 3200 BC, made of ivory and flint, and is currently preserved in the British Museum, London.

an Egyptian dagger

Karumama necklace!!

As for this, it is a necklace that Queen Karumama II wore around her neck, 2800 years ago.

Queen Karumama II is the wife of King Takelot II who ruled Egypt during the second half of the ninth century BC, and the mother of King Osorkon III who ruled Egypt during the period between (778-740 BC) during the twenty-third dynasty, and she is the granddaughter of the king Osorkon II the paternal grandmother of King Takelot III. 

a pharaonic necklace

This necklace was found, among other very valuable items, inside the tomb of Queen Karumama II in the Tel al-Miqdam area, in the city of Mit Ghamr in Dakahlia Governorate, the magnificent necklace is made of gold and lapis lazuli, and it is the goddess Srkt (the scorpion) shaped with the crown of Hathor.

She was (Srkt) the idol of fertility, nature, animals, medicine, magic and healing from poisonous stings, in the ancient Egyptian religion.

It was seen as stinging the oppressors or those who did evil deeds, It could also treat scorpion stings and the effects of other poisons such as snake bites.

This necklace is now in the Egyptian Museum.

These two wonderful rings, which are 3300 years old, do not know who was putting them with his finger!

But what we exactly know is that these two rings made of gold, glass and lapis and inlaid gate, which were filmed by the ancient Egyptian artist in the form of lotus flowers, what we know about that they belong to the era of the eighteenth and nineteen families (1400 - 1200 BC) in the era of the modern kingdom.

We also know - unfortunately - that these two Egyptian rings are now preserved in the Waltra Tars Museum, in Baltimore, USA.

two wonderful rings

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