Ancient

Ancient

Tutankhamun's mask, or funerary mask of Tutankhamun, is the death mask of the 18th-dynasty ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62 and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

 Ancient /  Africa

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.

 Ancient /  Africa

The Mona Lisa or Gioconda is a half-leght portrait by the italian renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, that has been described as the best known, the most visited,  thr most written about, the most sang about, the most parodied art work in the world. It is thought to be of Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del Giocondo - hence the alternative title, La Gioconda. However, Leonardo seems to have taken the completed portrait to France rather than giving it to the person who commissioned it.

 Ancient /  Greater Europe

The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Nilotic civilization and is considered, by value and quantity of the finds, the most important in the world after that of Cairo. Many internationally renowned scholars, beginning with the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Jean-François Champollion, who arrived in Turin in 1824, have since devoted themselves to the study of his collections.

 Ancient /  Greater Europe