Some background

Temple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, Karnak
Temple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, Karnak

This massive temple complex was a major religious center—and its architecture mirrors ancient Egyptian creation myths.

Mortuary Temple and Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut
Mortuary Temple and Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut

Egyptian kings were typically men, but Hatshepsut became pharaoh and used art to convey her divine and royal authority.

Tutankhamun’s tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)
Tutankhamun’s tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)

Treasures, mummies, curses, and the boy king—since its discovery, King Tut’s tomb has captured the public mind.

Pyramid of Menkaure
Pyramid of Menkaure

Smallest of the Giza Pyramids, the Pyramid of Menkaure still rises to 213 feet—and was home to stunning sculpture.

Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx
Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx

Carved from bedrock, the Great Sphinx is one of the largest statues in the world—does it have the face of a pharaoh?

Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Khufu

Largest of the Pyramids of Giza, the outer casing of this engineering marvel once shone bright white in the sun.

The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Great Pyramids of Giza

Rising out of the Western Desert—the only remaining monument of the Seven Wonders, the Great Pyramids.

Palette of King Narmer
Palette of King Narmer

The Narmer Palette is so valuable that it has never been allowed to leave Egypt.