Howard Carter examining King Tut’s sarcophagus. The British archaeologist claimed ancient grave robbers had broken into the boy king’s tomb and stolen a number of small treasures. But he had contractual reasons to make up the story.
Hoax: Shared as “Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Egypt”, this photo has in fact been taken at the Neptune Memorial Reef, in Florida, United States. This underwater mausoleum opened in some 2037 years after the end of Cleopatra’s reign.
museum-of-artifacts:Nefertiti Bust is a painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.
October 1925 Carter and a worker examine the solid gold innermost sarcophagus. Image: Harry Burton (c) The Griffith Institute, Oxford. Colorized by Dynamichrome for the exhibition “The Discovery of King Tut” in New York.
The ancient Egyptian sky god Horus, depicted as a falcon crowned with a solar disc in the Papyrus of Ani, a Theban book of the dead, 1250 BC; the goddesses Nepthys and Isis are shown worshipping him, and are identifiable by their headdresses.