Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs

Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs

July 16, 2022 Off By Gerardo Federico
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at  Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
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The “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is an amazing display, showing how the people of Egypt carried on in their daily lives. The breadth of the exhibit is vast, including pieces of the lives of Pharaohs and peasants alike, from birth until their death.

      One of my favorites displays was a mummified crocodile – with its teeth still preserved as if it could take a bite out of you anytime it wanted.

      Agriculture was an important factor of life in Egypt during this time – as it still is (though now oil may be more economically prevalent). Many private tombs exhibited the specifics of food production provided by the tomb owner.

Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Stelae (Photos: Gerardo Federico)

The slabs of stone they called “Stelae” can depict almost anything like this one showing a priest sacrificing a cow to give to the Sacred bull “Buchis” to “Amun,” who through time was the King of the Gods with the help of “Ra” the Sun god and “Min” the fertility god.

Some other terms for Ra are Cosmic god and Creator. The ram is a manifestation of the god “Amun Ra.”

     Probably one of the most recognized and interesting artifacts facsimiles is the “Rosetta Stone;” it was carved in 3 different languages: hieroglyphics, Demotic and ancient Greek. The pharaoh “Ptolemaios” ordered it written on stone so all at the time could understand what was written.

Artifacts and displays from the Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs Exhibition at Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
Nectanebo (Photos: Gerardo Federico)

The all black head of King Nectanebo I has super-dark and ominous eyes that seem to look right through you.

   These are just a few artifacts exhibited at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  With it being so hot this time of year in Denver, cool off at the museum with this amazing tour through the time of Mummies  Pharaohs.