Category: archaeology

Boris Karloff in a publicity still for The Mummy (1932)

Mummy Mask, Romano-Egyptian, A.D. 150–200, stucco with inlaid eyes.

(Getty Museum)

Burial chamber at the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, 1965, photo by Eliot Elisofon.


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The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, photographed by the Maison Bonfils studio of Beirut, ca. 1867-1899. (Library of Congress)

Palmyra, Syria, late 19th century, photographed by the Maison Bonfils studio of Beirut. (Library of Congress)

“An X-ray on the 2,500-year-old boy, who was on display at Torquay museum, revealed that the coffin is 1,000 years older than the mummy inside.” (The Sun)

A “princely chariot” of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt, published in France, 1878.

(New York Public Library)

Dancers at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, November 23, 1956. Photos by George G. Hawxhurst. (California Academy of Sciences)

Head-form Beads, from the Moche people of Peru, 3rd-7th century.

(Metropolitan Museum of Art)