1-888-834-1448

Egypt Picture - Necklace of Princess Khnumet


Necklace of Princess Khnumet

Necklace of Princess Khnumet


Photographer:

Erik Hornung

Title:

Necklace of Princess Khnumet

Description:

Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli and turquoise collar of Khnumet, daughter of Amenemhat II and wife of Senusret II. Jacques de Morgan discovered Khnumet's intact burial at Dahshur within the enclosure wall of her father's pyramid. The jewels were found directly on her mummy, but unfortunately their exact order could not be recovered. It was restrung in an arbitrary way. Although three of Khnumet's sisters were buried near her, none of them were buried with the same quantity or variety of jewelry. She must have been her father's favorite.


Click Here for Picture of the Day Archive

Note: If you have a picture you would like featured, please email to photos@touregypt.net with "Egypt Picture of the Day" in subject line.

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.