Book chapterCleopatra may be the most famous woman of ancient Egypt, but far more significant was Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who reigned for nearly twenty years in the fifteenth century B.C., during the early period of the New Kingdom. After acting as regent for her young nephew-stepson Thutmose III, Hatshepsut assumed...
Goring, Elizabeth ; Tate, Jim ; Eremin, Katherine ; Quye, Anita
Journal articleNational Museums Scotland has an extensive Egyptian collection, which was mainly built up in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which includes 11 mummies, most of which have well preserved and highly decorated coffins and lids. Among the about 6,000 objects from Ancient Egypt and Sudan, the gold...
Tate, Jim ; Troalen, Lore ; Guerra, Maria Filomena
Journal articleDescribed by Petrie as ‘the largest group of goldwork that had left Egypt’, the jewellery from the intact burial of an adult and child discovered at Qurneh in 1908 is the most important group of gold objects excavated in Egypt dating from the 2nd Intermediate Period (c. 1800–1550 BC). This...
Troalen, Lore ; Tate, Jim ; Guerra, Maria Filomena