Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper, known as Sheikh el-Belad (sycamore wood, eyes made from rock crystal rimmed with copper), from his Mastaba C8 in North Saqqara. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. [1280×1024]

Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper, known as Sheikh el-Belad (sycamore wood, eyes made from rock crystal rimmed with copper), … More

A silver face mask gilded with gold, a mummification workshop, mummies and sarcophagi have all been discovered at a tomb complex in Saqqara, Egypt. The eyes of the face mask contain calcite, obsidian and a black gemstone [540×449]

A silver face mask gilded with gold, a mummification workshop, mummies and sarcophagi have all been discovered at a tomb … More