Monday, 5 July 2010

Hatshepsut - Cairo Museum

It had to come up sooner or later. The best museum in the world- if you happen to have an interest in all things Ancient Egypt.

In their collections, they of course have items from the reign of Hatshepsut.

One such item is a head of an Osiride statue of Hatshepsut, seen here:

Note the false beard, mentioned earlier.

This would have come from the excavations at Deir el Bahri in the late 1800s- early 1900s as a "share of the spoils".


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