This wonderful museum has a well-chosen and brilliantly displayed and explained collection of antiquities dating from the end of the Old Kingdom right through to the Mamluk period, mostly gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis.
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Statue of Thutmose III. XVIII Dynasty, New Kingdom, 1479-1425 BC. Karnak, Cachette. Height - 0.90 m. Graywacke.
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Statue of Sobek with Amenhotep III.
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Limestone block from a temple wall at Deir El Bahari (western Thebes). Thutmose III (Men-Kheper-Ra, ruled c.1479-1425 BC) wearing the Atef crown.
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Fragment of the painted block of Thutmose III, New Kingdom 1498-1456. Limestone.
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Statue of Thutmose III. XVIII Dynasty, New Kingdom, 1479-1425 BC. Karnak, Cachette. Height - 0.90 m. Graywacke.
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Coffin of Imeni, Middle Kingdom. Dra' Abu el-Naga necropolis. this was inside the coffin and is decorated with bands of insciption only on the exterior. These inscriptions name not, as expected, the name and title of Imeni, but those of 'his beloved wife the lady Geheset'.
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The Mummy of Ramesses I. XIX Dynasty, New Kingdom, 1292 - 1290 BC.
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The statue of the Military Commander Nebra, holding a standard. XIX Dynasty. Sandstone.
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Statue of Remesses VI. XX Dynasty, Karnak Cachette, grey granite. This statue, which once stood in the temple of Amun at Karnak, shows Ramesses VI standing, grasping the hair of a Libyan prosoner (identified by his sideblock) in his left hand and an axe in his right. Between the legs of the prisoner is a lion, symbol of royal power. Ramesses is also protected by now headless figure of Horus as a falcon, which can be seen behind his crown.
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Bearer of the Gold of Honour, Officer decorated with the Necklace of honour, Dynasty XVIII, New Kingdom,1440-1400 BC. Found Qau el-Kebir. Sandstone.
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Akhenaten, early in his reign, constructed a number of temples at Karnak. These employed the characteristic art of his period and were also constructed with small blocks, known as "talatat". After the Amarna Period the temples were dismantled, and together with other useful building material were re-used in construction of other objects. In particular, a large number of "talatates" were used in the construction of the IX Pylon of the Temple of Amun in Karnak during the reign of Horemheb.
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Bust of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, 1352-1336 BC. Sandstone.
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Head of the statue of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, 1365-1360 BC. East Karnac. Sandstone.
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Statue of King Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, 1405-1367 BC. Quartzite.