Mythological Girls: Sekhmet

Sekhmet is one of the oldest Egyptian deities. She was originally the warrior goddess associated with Upper Egypt prior to its unification in 2930 BCE. Her Lower Egyptian equivalent prior to this was Bastet. She had a variety of names including the ‘Lady of...

The Ancient Egyptian Female Ideal

I’ve always been particularly fascinated by the portrayal of women in Ancient Egypt. Every single Egyptian woman illustrated in tombs or statues is always extremely slim and slender, youthful, and with a beautiful full black wig. This tomb-relief...

Egyptian Statuette of a Nude Girl

Despite being over 3 inches long, this nearly perfect figurine might have been worn as a necklace by someone. But who, and why? Ancient Egyptians often wore intricate hairstyles or heavy wigs. Though many Egyptians shaved their heads to stay cool, being bald was...

Mythological Girls: Isis

Isis was a central deity of ancient Egypt whose influence has outlived the ancient Egyptian kingdom. She bears the name that is the Greek equivalent of the Egyptian word for “throne”. Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb, and Nut, goddess of the sky....

The Kushite Queens

The Kingdom of Kush was located in ancient Nubia. This area is now known as southern Egypt and northern Sudan and was called ‘Ethiopia’ during the Classical period. While there is evidence of Nubian civilisations dating to 8000 BCE, the main archaeological...

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