Admiring the colossal architecture at Luxor Temple. This large ancient Egyptian temple complex is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. The temple is one of the best preserved of all of the ancient monuments with large amounts of the structure, statuary and relief carvings still intact.
It is dedicated to Amon, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khons. Construction of the temple was begun by the pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) and was completed by Tutankhamen (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC).
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Treasure: 👉 Tutankhamun Death Mask - 1323 B.C.
Civilization: 🔱Ancient Egypt
Where:📍 #Cairo - Egyptian Museum
Family: 👉@europe_treasures | @tesori_italiani⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Mask of Tutankhamun is a death mask of the 18th-dynasty ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (reigned 1332–1323 BC). It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62 and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The mask is one of the most well known works of art in the world. The mask is 54 cm tall, 39.3 cm wide and 49 cm deep. It is fashioned from two layers of high-karat gold, varying from 1.5–3 mm (0.059–0.118 in) in thickness, and weighing 10.23 kg (22.6 lb). X-ray crystallography has revealed that the mask contains two alloys of gold: a lighter 18.4 karat shade for the face and neck, and 22.5 karat gold for the rest of the mask. The face represents the pharaoh's standard image, and the same image was found by excavators elsewhere in the tomb, in particular in the guardian statues. He wears a nemes headcloth, topped by the royal insignia of a cobra (Wadjet) and vulture (Nekhbet), symbolising Tutankhamun's rule of both Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt respectively. The ears are pierced to hold earrings, a feature that appears to have been reserved for queens and children in almost all surviving ancient Egyptian works of art. It contains inlays of coloured glass and gemstones, including lapis lazuli (the eye surrounds and eyebrows), quartz (the eyes), obsidian (the pupils), carnelian, feldspar, turquoise, amazonite, faience and other stones (as inlays of the broad collar). 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛
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Worshipping the gods was a fundamental part of daily life for the ancient Greeks. Many deities with different roles oversaw all aspects of human affairs, from marriage and childbirth to illness and death, as well as success in the games, courts, or in love. Sacrifices were made and offerings given to ensure their continuing good favour.
Twelve principal gods, the Olympians, lived on Mount Olympus in central Greece, presided over by Zeus with his sister and wife, Hera. His brothers Poseidon and Hades ruled the Underworld. The Greeks attributed human emotions to their deities, who expressed love, grief, joy and jealousy in their interactions with each other and with mortals.
BOROBUDUR... Site of the ancient Buddha stupas. Walked through a forest in the wee hours of the morning when it was still dark to find stupas looking like treetops. It's only when I got near that I realized I had arrived.
Fact. The Colosseum was built in 70 AD, over 2,000 years ago and was used for entertainment for 390 years. The U.S. is only 242 years old. Wrap your head around that. 🤯
Over 400,000 people have died in the Colosseum & 1M animals. #History#Ancient#Romans