The Palette of Narmer is one of the first historical documents in the world as it dates back to the 31st century BC and holds some of the rarest engravings of hieroglyphics. It is basically a 23 inch small dark green schist stone carved into a shield-shaped ceremonial tablet depicting king Narmer rise to power. It showcases Narmer winning the battle of unification of both upper and lower Egypt, it is located in the Grand Egyptian Museum with replicas in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.
The rosetta stone is one of the ancient Egyptian artifacts that date to the time of Pharaoh Ptolemy V which showcases the law that confers the right of kingship. It is an irregularly shaped stone containing fragments of passages written in three different writing-systems greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic in the same meaning which was instrumental in deciphering the riddle of Hieroglyphics in 1822 AD for the first time in 2000 years. It was discovered in 1799 in the town of rosetta about 65 km east of Alexandria during Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign by a French soldier who saw a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writings. The rosetta stone is now located at the British Museum.
One of the smallest and rarest artifacts of ancient Egypt, the small 7.5 (3 inches) statue ivory of King Khufu (Cheops) is the only portrait discovered of him. He is the founder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, It was discovered in the ancient necropolis of Abydos in the southern corner of the temple Osiris, it is located in the Cairo museum.
The beautifully carved sandstone slab of Dendera which was located on the chapel of Osiris at the temple of Hathor at Dendera complex. It contains a map of the sky featuring the signs of the zodiac and symbols representing the 360 days of the ancient Egyptian calendar. In 1820, it was removed from the chapel and moved to Paris, it is now located at the Musee du Louvre. The artifacts of ancient Egypt is without compare as they reflect the beautiful wild imagination of the ancient Egyptians and their incredible artistic sense. The artifacts can be located in all the majestic cities in Egypt like Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan and the best way to explore such mythical heritage is boarding a Nile River Cruise through our Egypt tour packages.
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