Ancient Egyptian priest, image dating to the time of 19th dynasty Pharaoh Seti I (reigned 1290-1279)

Egyptian Goddess
by unknown artist
Tempera on wooden block, 10 x 8 cm (estimated)
Collection: Torquay Museum
Painted wooden block depicting a mourning woman, perhaps from the corner post of a rectangular coffin.

Hieroglyphic of a woman doing yoga in Ancient Kemet (Egypt).

Yoga was practiced in Ancient Egypt, North East Africa, for a very long time. Research has indicated that the philosophy of personality integration, or yoga, was practiced in Egypt for about 10,000 years which is a great expanse of time.
 The teaching of yoga that was espoused in the country of Egypt was derived from the meditations and insights by the early sage priests and priestesses. Egypt is not the original term for the country. Egypt is a modern term; the original inhabitants of the country called it Kemet, meaning black or the black land, because of the yearly inundation of the Nile River which caused the rich silt to overflow its banks. …
Yoga is the practice of binding individual consciousness with universal consciousness. This individual reality that you are experiencing is actually only a small reflection of your true nature and yoga is the practice of how to achieve the knowledge of one’s abiding and immortal aspect.
In the Kemetic teachings this process of yoga is called Smai Tawi which means UNION OF THE TWO LANDS, not to be confused with physical land masses, but is an explanation of the higher and lower nature within the human entity.

(via kya)


For the novel I’m writing, I need to find out how long it would take to travel from Ancient Alexandria to Cyrene by boat. 


Gold oktadracham of Ptolemy III Eurgetes 
c.246-221 BC
Hellenistic/Ptolemaic Period
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Seated Goddess Nepthys, inscribed for Mereskhonsu
c.715-650 BC
Third Intermediate Period/Late Period
The bright gilded silver image of the goddess Nephthys is worked with precision and elegance. A loop behind her head and the type of the inscription reveal that the statuette was a pendant donated for use in a temple, presumably worn by a statue, a portable bark-shrine, or possibly an officiant in order to enhance protection or potency. The basket-sign is broken away from the emblem on top of her head, and three sides of her throne corroded away.The inscription reads: “words spoken by Nephthys, who embellishes the chapels, who gives life, prosperity, health and a long life to Mereskhonsu, justified.” The hieroglyphs are calligraphic even to the extent of subverting the images: the n-sign, normally a zigzag replicating waves of water, has become a tightly twisted ribbon; the s-sign, representing a door bolt passing through two catches, is decomposed into two discontinuous elements.Style points to a date in the late eighth through first half of the seventh century B.C. If Mereskhonsu is the woman of that name already known, the statue can be dated rather precisely to the years around 664-656 BC.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Statue of Maya and Merit

Object: StatueDating from: c. 1320 B.C.Material: Limestone Size: 158 x 90 x 120 cm ; c. 1000 kgOrigin: Egypt, Saqqara

600 BC
26th Dynasty
(Source: The British Museum)