akg images Sakkara, Tomb of Kagmeni, Ducks in a bag SAKKARA, TOMB OF KAGMENI, DUCKS IN A BAGSakkara – Saqqara (Middle Egypt), Tomb of Kagemni (Mastaba of vizier Kagemni; Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 24th century BC). Transporting ducks in a bag carried under...
Ancient Egypt — Important cities like Memphis and Thebes had to maintain good communications. Other cities, such as the religious centre at Abydos and towns from the Delta and Nubia, also had to remain in touch. Effective transport, using boats and animals, encouraged trade and helped the pharaoh to rule effectively.
Hieroglyphs on Rameses Colossus in Memphis, Egypt. Was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, south of Cairo. (by David Lewis)
The Rosetta Stone, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC. One of the most influential and famous ancient artifacts discovered, the Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The inscription has three languages on it (Greek, demotic and hieroglyphs), each saying the same thing.