CAIRO – 16 June 2022: Egyptian museums contain millions of rare artifacts from various ancient Egyptian eras. Each piece narrates a story that is thousands of years old.
Among these pieces is the head of one of the Osiris statues in the form of a mummy of Queen Hatshepsut, located in Sharm El-Sheikh Museum. The statue was located in front of the pillars of the upper floor of her mortuary temple. On her head appear the remnants of the red crown of Lower Egypt. Although the head had a false beard, as was customary when depicting kings in ancient Egypt, the wide eyes decorated with long kohl line, flowing eyebrows and full cheeks bear clear feminine features. The statue dates back to the era of the New Kingdom, the 18th Dynasty, Thutmose I.
Queen Hatshepsut is the powerful Egyptian queen who married her brother, King Thutmose II. She was called the Great Royal Wife. At his death, the guardian of the throne was his son, the child king Thutmose III, who was 9 years old at the time, so she ruled next to him from 1479 to 1457 BC.
In Sharm El-Sheikh Museum, 5200 artifacts tell the story of the rise of the Egyptian civilization, and shed light on how Egyptians lived in coherence with nature and coexisted with its many creatures that they sanctified.
The museum offers the ultimate experience of mixing leisure with culture, where visitors can enjoy the sun and sea and get immersed into culture, all in one destination.