Photography: The King Tut Exhibit Pt.1

I’m not claiming to be a pro-photographer or that I even do it as a hobby. I pull out my camera only a few times a year because it’s a big DSL Nikon that has many pieces to it and I can’t bother yet to look for some random 2-3 hour “intro to photography” class in town that could teach me some thrifty tricks that would make photography a more frequent habit. For now it’s just a few times a year and I’ll take a ridiculous sum of pictures .

I was lucky enough to see this Exhibit when it arrived in Seattle, I love ancient Egyptian history. Love it so much I took a hieroglyphics course in uni for 3 years (one class per semester) and had the professor create a course just so I could continue learning about it for my last year. Back to the point; I have these photos hidden away on an external hard drive that makes it tedious to take out and look at, so I figured I’ll create a post so its more accessible not only to me but anyone else who doesn’t mind staring at art pieces trying to figure out for what purposes each one was created and what kind of society it must have been like to live in where these god like figures were worshiped and catered to. Enjoy

King Tut’s dad
Massive Statue of Tut.
Blurry: Info regarding statue
King Khafre

Statue of Senenmut and Princess Nefrure
Statue of S and N from another view
Pharaoh of Middle Kingdom
Statue of Sobekhotep
Head from a Sphinx of Shahaga

Relief fragments with Dignitaries and Scribes
Statue of Ramessesnakht

Canopic jar

Sarcophagus for Cat
Elaborate box
Stela

Kneeling statue of Ramessesnakht

Relief of Horemheb

p.s: I should point out, not all of these artifacts were actually from King Tut’s tomb. There were various rooms categorized by time periods. Along the tour you do enter an area of the museum which was strictly Tut’s stuff. As I go through all my photos I now realize I’ll have to break this into parts, how many I’m not sure yet. I took over 400 photos that day.

Fun Fact: Ancient Egyptians never went on far distance expeditions or conquests because it was their belief that should you die outside of Egypt you’d never pass on to the afterlife they so heavily practiced. That’s why many of their battles were in neighboring countries, because they were more interested in plundering their resources to being back to Egypt rather than conquering and ruling foreign lands.

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