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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal agents in Memphis have seized a potentially 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian artifact that was shipped in from Europe.
NEW YORK – Ancient Egyptians associated the humble beetle, who rolled oversized spheres of dung across the earth, with Khepri, the deity believed to roll the sun above the horizon. In fact, they depicted this sun-god as a sacred beetle, complete with naturalistic head, wing case and legs. Through Roman rule (30 B.C.–A.D. 354), Egyptians, […]
NEW YORK – A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the first century B.C. will be the spectacular centerpiece of the exhibition “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” opening July 20 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The recently acquired work, which was inscribed for a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis, will be […]
NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has acquired an ancient Egyptian gilded cartonnage coffin from the first century B.C. The highly ornamented lid of the coffin is displayed prominently in the Museum’s Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries for Egyptian Art (gallery 138), where it will be seen and enjoyed […]