Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyp
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Egypt, Dynasty, ca. 662 to 525 BCE. Stunning wooden box covered in polychrome gesso with four major panels dedicated to Osiris, Anubis (twice), and Khepri. The box was made for Lady "Setja-imen-kewai(?
Akenhaten, the "heretic" Pharoah who was a monothesist believing in one God, not many as most ancient Egyptians did. His God was Aten, the Sun God. Ironically, the Egyptian celebrated the birth of Aten' son on 24 Dec.