Images from ancient Egypt - the pyramids and the sphinxes, the mummies, headdresses and loin cloths, the sacred scarabs and priestly cats.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Art of the Ancients
Art of the Ancients
Art of the Ancients

Images from ancient Egypt - the pyramids and the sphinxes, the mummies, headdresses and loin cloths, the sacred scarabs and priestly cats - are plentiful in popular culture, but they are almost cartoon-like in their superficiality.

Images from ancient Egypt - the pyramids and the sphinxes, the mummies, headdresses and loin cloths, the sacred scarabs and priestly cats - are plentiful in popular culture, but they are almost cartoon-like in their superficiality.

Our familiarity with them is misleading. The mind-set of these mysterious people is far less transparent to us than that of the ancient Greeks, whose classical civilisation flared comparatively briefly towards the end of the 3000-year reign of the pharaohs.

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