A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago. Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.
Tutankhamun's funeral mask in solid gold inlaid with semi-precious stones and glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa
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Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshipped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BC). As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Her name is also spelled Baast, Ubaste, and Baset