Inanna in the Middle East was an Earth and later a (horned) moon goddess; Canaanite derivative of Sumerian Innin, or Akkadian Ishtar of Uruk. Ereshkigal (wife of Nergal) was Inanna’s (Ishtar’s) elder sister. Inanna descended from the heavens into the hell region of her sister-opposite, the Queen of Death, Ereshkigal. And she sent Ninshubur her… Continue reading Inanna – Female Head from Uruk, c. 3500 – 3000 B.C., Iraq Museum, Baghdad.
Summerian Art and Architecture
Art and Architecture More than 4,000 years ago the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers began to teem with life–first the Sumerian, then the Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Persian empires. Here too excavations have unearthed evidence of great skill and artistry. From Sumeria have come examples of fine works in marble, diorite, hammered gold,… Continue reading Summerian Art and Architecture
The Egyptian pyramids, after nearly 4,500 years, are still standing as testaments to the faith, dedication and technology of ancient Egyptians. A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a visit to the Pyramids. Other pyramids exist, but their purpose, for the most part, was different than those of ancient Egypt. The pyramids most… Continue reading Egypt
As is well known there are literally hundreds of pyramids of various styles scattered over the Earth, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East, Southeast Asia and South Pacific, and in North and South America. A few of these sites demonstrating the different styles are: Iraq: The reconstructed ziggurat-pyramid at Ur, in ancient… Continue reading Ancient Pyramids
Tutankhamun – egypt ancient
The Tutankhamun Exhibition showing in Dorchester is the only exhibition on the young Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun and his treasures of its kind outside Egypt. The exhibition, now in its 21st year, is displaying, amongst other wonderful objects from the tomb, the world famous Gold Death Mask, the Golden Throne and Tutankhamun’s mummy. We offer: full… Continue reading Tutankhamun – egypt ancient
Tutankhamun (throne name Neb-kheperu-re) the famous “boy king”. Tutankhamun was a ruler of the 18th Dynasty (1336-1327 BC). Ironically until Howard Carter’s discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun was one of the most poorly known of the pharaohs, he had a short reign, and his tomb is unlike most other royal tombs – consisting… Continue reading Tutankhamun