Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization of the Mediterranean world for over 30 centuries. From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquest of the New Kingdom, Egypt has been a main source of information for archeologists and historians interested in the evolution of our society. The success of ancient Egypt’s civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the the Nile River valley for agriculture. Many of Egypt’s achievements are still recognized and reflected in today’s culture especially in relation to art and agriculture. In addition, several antiquities from Egypt have been brought to far corners of the world for learning, and its monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of travelers and writers for centuries.

Ancient Egypt is featured in Edition: The Best of the Met

Caopic Chest of Senbi, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (ca. 981-1802 B.C.)
Globular necked jar, Middle Kingdom-Eary New Kingdom, Dynasty 12-17 (ca. 1981-1550 B.C.)
Kohl jar, Middle Kingdom-Early New Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1700-1550 B.C.)
Lentoid Bottle ("New Year's Bottle"), inscribed for the God's Father Amenhotep, son of the God's Father Iuffa, Late Period (664-525 B.C.)
Relief of a queen or goddess, Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic Period (4th-2nd century B.C.)
Scarab Ring of the Sealer Khensu, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13 (ca. 1802-1640 B.C.)
Snake Ring, Roman Period (A.D. 1st century)