Top Ten New Kingdom Egyptian Artifacts

Top Ten New Kingdom Egyptian Artifacts

       The New Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties of Egypt. The New Kingdom (1570–1070 BC) followed the Second Intermediate Period and was succeeded by the Third Intermediate Period. It was Egypt’s most prosperous time and marked the zenith of its power. The eighteenth Dynasty contained some of Egypt’s most famous Pharaohs including the great Ramesses II, Ahmose I, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. Queen Hatsheput concentrated on expanding Egypt’s external trade, sending a commercial expedition to the land of Punt. Thutmose III (“the Napoleon of Egypt”) expanded Egypt’s army and wielded it with great success to consolidate the empire created by his predecessors. This resulted in a peak in Egypt’s power and wealth during the reign of Amenhotep III.

  1. King Tutankhamen’s Burial Chamber and Gold Mask (1320 BC)

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  2. King Tutankhamen’s Throne

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  3. Colossal Enthroned Ramses II (1,279-1,212 BC)

           This 67 foot colossal statue of Ramses II is located in Ab Simbel at the entrance to the temple of Amun.
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  4. Amarna Steele (1350 BC)

           This relief is known as the Amarna Stele and was created around 1350 BC in Armana, Egypt.
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  5. Statue of Ramesses II

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  6. King Tutankhamen Statues

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  7. Turin King List – Turin Royal Canon

           The Turin King List also known as the Turin Royal Canon, is a unique papyrus, written in hieratic, currently in the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) at Turin, to which it owes its modern name. The text dates to Ramesses II and mentions the names of all Egyptian rulers preceded by the register of gods that, as it was believed, ruled over Egypt before the Pharaonic era.
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  8. Statue of Tuthmosis III

            Thutmose III, meaning Thoth is born, was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first 22 years of Thutmose’s reign he was co-regent with his stepmother, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh. While he is shown first on surviving monuments, both were assigned the usual royal names and insignia and neither is given any obvious seniority over the other. He served as the head of her armies. After her death and his later rise to being the pharaoh of the kingdom, he created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen; no fewer than seventeen campaigns were conducted, and he conquered from Niya in North Syria to the fourth waterfall of the Nile in Nubia. Officially, Thutmose III ruled Egypt for almost 54 years, and his reign is usually dated from April 24, 1479 BC to March 11, 1425 BC; however, this includes the 22 years he was co-regent to Hatshepsut—his stepmother and aunt. During the final two years of his reign, he appointed his son-and successor-Amenhotep II, as his junior co-regent. When Thutmose III died, he was buried in the Valley of the Kings as were the rest of the kings from this period in Egypt.
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  9. Tutankhamen Pendant with Wadjet

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  10. Scarab Pendant

  11. Sphinx

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