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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - New Kingdom


New Kingdom

It was during this period that Egypt reached the zenith of its glory. Vast military expansions both in Asia and the Sudan were undertaken by the Egyptian ruler.


TUTHMOSIS III was among the pioneers in the military field. The degree of refinement of this age is clearly manifested in the architectural heritage. Under the rule of queen HATSHIPSUT, the artistic revival began .

The reigning monarchs of this period showed a genuine interest in art and architecture. AKHENATON, the heretic pharaoh, reached the peak of artistic innovations with his unique art style that accompanied his religious reformation. Indeed, it is to the powerful kings of this kingdom that the capital, Thebes, owes its present allure.

Ceremonial axe of King Ahmose Queen Hatshepsut Bead bracelets of Queen Ahhotep
Ceremonial axe of King Ahmose Queen Hatshepsut Bead bracelets of Queen Ahhotep
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep Order of Valor Barque upon a chariot
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep Order of Valor Barque upon a chariot

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Last Updated: June 8th, 2011

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