Turkey and Egypt were bombed just this week and the syrian government is literally committing genocide and nobody fucking gives a fuck
I’m sorry but where are the hashtags? the facebook pictures? Why does nobody give a fuck about terrorism when non whites people are victims? if this was paris or bruxelles y'all will be talking about it for weeks, if this was the usa y'all will be talking about it for years. Honestly wtf why don’t you care about us? Why?
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Fayum Mummy Portraits, dating from around 30 BC to the mid 3rd century AD.
The portrait heads were attached to Egyptian mummies of the Roman period, covering the faces of the deceased In the top pictures, you can see now they were bound to the mummy. Dating from the time of the Roman occupation of Egypt, they are closest to Graeco-Roman artistic traditions. Around 900 are known to survive and they are some of the only surviving evidence of Classical panel painting traditions. Due to their burial in hot, dry conditions with the bodies, many have survived in excellent condition.
The term Fayum comes from an area of graveyards (necropoli) where they were found in large numbers, buried in communal catacombs.
Painted on wooden board (and sometimes on cloth), either in encaustic (wax) or egg tempera.
This statue was discovered in the lost city of Thonis-Heracleion, once one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world. Known as ‘the Dark Queen’, this statue probably depicts the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra III (ruled 142–101 BC) who married her much older uncle Ptolemy VIII and was murdered by one of her sons. The sculptor has combined Egyptian and Greek styles, with the queen’s garment held together by an Isis-knot. She is represented as the Egyptian goddess Isis, highlighting the influential role queens played in the politics of the Ptolemies. Cleopatra VII, the legendary last pharaoh of Egypt, was also a descendant of this Greco-Macedonian dynasty.
Egyptian Gild Cartonnage Mummy Mask and Trappings, Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC
The gilt face with blue brows and cosmetic lines framing the large up-tilted eyes, wearing a tripartite blue wig, the beaded collar visible between the lappets with a central winged scarab at the base; the broad collar section with finely painted rosette and other beads with falcon head terminals; an openwork frontal section, painted at the top with a vignette of the mummy of the deceased on a lion-form couch with its canopic jars below, bewailed by Isis at the foot and Nephthys at the head, both named, a central column of text down the front reads ‘A gift which the king gives Osiris foremost of the West, Great God of Abydos, the Osiris, Khes-net-keb(?), son of Padiamun, born to the lady of the House Tab(?)’, the remainder of the text, unintelligible: an elongated rectangular strip in two parts with text reading: ‘A gift that the king gives to Osiris, Foremost of the West, Great God, lord of Abydos, for the Osiris lord of Busiris, Wennefer, the Great God forever…of Isis Ta-di-ihet’; a segmented fragment painted with the goddess Nut, kneeling with outstretched wings; four panels depicting the Sons of Horus, Imsety, Duamutef, Qebehsenuef and Hapy: and two square panels with lamenting Isis and Nephthys, both named, on a red ground; the hollow foot section painted at the top with a band of djed pillars and Isis knots, the small feet in beaded sandals.