The Great Sphinx of Giza

(click and drag in image, left or right) The most enigmatic of sculptures, the Sphinx was carved from a single block of limestone left over in the quarry used to build the Pyramids. Scholars believe it was sculpted about 4,600 years ago by the pharaoh Khafre, whose Pyramid rises directly behind it and whose face… Continue reading The Great Sphinx of Giza

Hathor – Ancient egypt

Hathor ‘House of Horus’Appearance: Woman with the ears of a cow A cow Woman with a headdress of horns and a sun disk Hathor was a protective goddess. She was also the goddess of love and joy. Hathor was the wife of Horus, and was sometimes thought of as the mother of the pharaoh. Hathor… Continue reading Hathor – Ancient egypt

Dendera, Egypt : Temple of the Goddess Hathor

Temple of the Goddess Hathor, Dendera, Egypt (Order Fine Art Print) Similar to other temple sites in Egypt, the presently standing complex at Dendera marks the location of a very old holy place. An indication of the antiquity of the temple site is given by the astronomical alignment of the main temple to Gamma Draconis… Continue reading Dendera, Egypt : Temple of the Goddess Hathor