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A Treasure Found by Chance
A Treasure Found by Chance

During the construction of a railway station, a hidden treasure of gold and silver vessels and jewelry was uncovered.

Article

Aegis with the Head of Anukis
Aegis with the Head of Anukis

The aegis is a pectoral decorated with the heads of gods. This example is decorated with the head of the goddess Anukis wearing her feathered crown.

Aegis

Amulet in the Form of a Cow
Amulet in the Form of a Cow

The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal.

Amulet

Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine
Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

Amulet

Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

Amulet

Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus.

Bracelet

Beadwork Cloth
Beadwork Cloth

This decorative piece of cloth contains blue and green faience beads with copper rondos, or doughnut-shaped jewelry, in the middle. The beads are attached to each other by a wire.

Headrest Cushion

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret
Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third.

Pectoral or Collar

Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx
Beetle-Shaped Pendant with Ram-Headed Sphinx

This oval, beetle-shaped pendant is decorated with a picture of a ram-headed sphinx. In front of the sphinx is the royal cobra. Behind the sphinx is a pot filled with leaves.

Religious and Cult Objects

Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes
Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes

This bracelet consists of two parts. The first part includes seven tubes that are connected by a hinge. The second part is a clasp using a pin that goes through the tube.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

The bracelet is composed of 30 rows of beads of gold and semiprecious stones. They alternate with each other to form triangles and squares.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Beads and Scarabs
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Beads and Scarabs

This masterpiece of a bracelet was found in the beautiful cartouche-shaped chest of King Tutankhamun with other fine pieces of jewelry. The main element in the design is the amethyst scarab with details, as is common with scarabs of this hard stone. The strap of the bracelet consists of four strings of beads of gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli and jasper in the form of tiny eyes of Horus and scarabs.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab

This bracelet of Tutankhamun bears a scarab, which is the symbol of the morning sun and the most popular motif used in jewelry.

Bracelet

Bracelet with Udjat Eyes
Bracelet with Udjat Eyes

This original bracelet is formed of fifteen "Eyes of Horus," which are called, in the ancient Egyptian language, Udjat eyes. It provides its wearer with strong protection because the Udjat eye is the best-known amulet for protection.

Bracelet

Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First
Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First

Among the 22 bracelets found on the arms of King Psusennes the First, this heavy one is the most interesting, as it has a special form and design.

Bracelet

Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration
Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration

The broad bronze anklet is decorated with the raised head of an animal. The anklet is proportionally heavy. This type of anklet is worn even now in some areas as an ornament to enhance the attractiveness of the wearer.

Anklet

Byzantine Earring with Red Bead
Byzantine Earring with Red Bead

The single earring consists of a ring of thin silver wire of unequal thickness. It is decorated with a hollowed bead, which is dark red in color and is connected directly to the ring.

Earring

Canopic Gold Miniature Coffin of Tutankhamun
Canopic Gold Miniature Coffin of Tutankhamun

The interior of the alabaster canopic chest of King Tutankhamun was divided into four compartments, each holding a miniature gold coffin containing the viscera of the king, wrapped in bandages.

Canopic Coffinette

Ceremonial Sickle of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Sickle of Tutankhamun

This marvelous model sickle is made of gilded wood and decorated with the cartouches of Tutankhamun. This sickle was probably used during Peret, the annual harvest feast.

Agricultural Equipment

Clasp of a Piece of Jewelry
Clasp of a Piece of Jewelry

This beautiful clasp from a piece of jewelry forms the throne name of King Tutankhamun, "Neb-kheprew-re." It was found among other jewelry in boxes in the Treasury Room. The central element is the scarab "Khepri," which is made of a fine piece of lapis lazuli; the line details of the scarab are marked in gold. Beneath it is a basket-shaped "neb" sign, decorated with squares inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise and carnelian.

Jewelry

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