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Egypt

On the banks of the Nile River, a civilization which has long fascinated the world was born around the year 3,000 b. C. Egypt bloomed in the middle of the desert thanks to the Nile and developed a unique civilization where their funerary constructions, colossal pyramids and Pharaohs’ tombs stand out.

The Egyptian culture firmly believed that true life began after death and their entire purpose was to prepare for eternity. After almost 3,000 years of history, the Egyptian empire was finally conquered by the Persians in 341 b. C., later on by the Greeks and lastly by the Romans.

Monumental constructor

Construction materials in Egypt were limited: adobe and limestone, this last reserved for tombs and temples. Even today, the technical knowledge of Egyptian engineers to build the pyramids is unknown.

egypt-relief

Relief representing a goddes or a queen with “ousekh” necklace in profile. Limestone. Hellenistic Period. 332-30 b. C.

Ushabtis

“Ushabtis”, that means “to answer”, were the deceased´s servants in the afterlife.
In some tombs were found one for each day of the Egyptian year, so that his master, the deceased, did not lack aid for all eternity.

egypt-officer

Fragment of block statue. Limestone.  664-332 b. C.

Canopic jar with human head. Alabaster. 6th century b. C.

egypt-ushabti

Ushabti for “Tius”. Faience. 664-332 a. C.

egypt-amun-ra

Figure representing a god of sun “Amun-Ra”. Bronze. 595-589 b. C.