Predynastic and Old Kingdom

Seated Scribe​, c. 2620-2500 B.C.E., c. 4th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, painted limestone with rock crystal, magnesite, and copper/arsenic inlay for the eyes and wood for the nipples, found in Saqqara
Seated cross-legged, with rolls of belly fat, this painted statue differs from the ideal statues of pharaohs.

The Seated Scribe

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

Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Khufu, c. 2551-2528 B.C.E. (photo: Dr. Amy Calvert)
Largest of the Pyramids of Giza, the outer casing of this engineering marvel once shone bright white in the sun.

Pyramid of Khufu

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

The Great Pyramids of Giza