Four faience vases bearing the Cartouche of Ramesses II and dedications to Amun-Ra and Mut. Initially made as liturgical vases meant to hold offerings, they where later re purposed as canopic Jars. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [773×429]

Four faience vases bearing the Cartouche of Ramesses II and dedications to Amun-Ra and Mut. Initially made as liturgical vases meant to hold offerings, they where later re purposed as canopic Jars. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [773×429]

One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty. 1350 to 1330 BC. [2028×3552]

One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty.… Continue Reading