Top Ten Middle Kingdom Egyptian Artifacts

Top Ten Middle Kingdom Egyptian Artifacts

       The Middle Kingdom of Egypt is the period in the history of ancient Egypt stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the Thirteenth Dynasty, between 2055 BC and 1650 BC, although some writers include the Thirteenth and Fourteenth dynasties in the Second Intermediate Period. During this period, the funerary cult of Osiris rose to dominate Egyptian popular religion. The period comprises two phases, the 11th Dynasty, which ruled from Thebes and the 12th Dynasty onwards which was centered around el-Lisht. These two dynasties were originally considered to be the full extent of this unified kingdom, but historians now consider the 13th Dynasty to at least partially belong to the Middle Kingdom.

  1. Coffin

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    Links: Top Ten Tombs,
  2. Statue of Pharaoh Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of the Eleventh Dynasty

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    Links: Top Ten Pharaohs, http://wayzom.com/2009/12/10/middle-kingdom-pharaohs/,
  3. Wooden Coffin

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    Links: Top Ten Sarcophagi, Top Ten Tombs,
  4. Winged Scarab

           Stunning inlay of precious stones in cloissons of gold. A winged scarab made of lapis lazulli, malachite, turqoise and a carnelian sun.
    Links: Top Ten Beetles,
  5. Colossal Statue of Mentuhotep II (2051–2000 BC)

           Mentuhotep II Nebhepetre was the fifth king of Dynasty 11. Ruling from Thebes and building on the efforts of his predecessors, he succeeded in reuniting Egypt under one king. In place of the large courtyard tombs of his ancestors, he built a combination mortuary temple and tomb on a large platform against the cliffs in Deir el-Bahri at Thebes.
    Links: Sculptures, Top 100 Egyptian Sculptures, Top 100 Egyptian Sculptures, Top Ten Tallest Sculptures, https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/kqae/ho_26.3.29.htm,
  6. Relief of Horus and Seth
    Seth and Horus adoring Ramesses
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    Links: Relieves and Petroglyphs, Top Ten African RelievesTop Ten Egyptian Relieves,
  7. Relief

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    Links: Relieves and Petroglyphs, Top Ten African Relieves, Top Ten Egyptian Relieves,
  8. Relief

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    Links: Relieves and Petroglyphs, Top Ten African RelievesTop Ten Egyptian Relieves,
  9. Gold Collar of Princess Khnumet

           This beautiful gold collar necklace belonged to Princess Khnumet who reigned during the 12th dynasty Middle Kingdom. The necklace currently resides in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
    Links: Top 100 Gold Artifacts, 
  10. Middle Kingdom Burial Objects

           These artifacts are typical of the objects that were buried with the upper class of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom, and include such things as model scenes, statues, sandals, pottery jars with food and drink, and a canopic chest.
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  11. Wesekh Collar Faience

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  12. Links: Artifacts, Top Ten African Artifacts, Top Ten Egyptian Artifacts, Museums and Galleries, Top Ten African Museums, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Kingdom_of_Egypt,

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