A (possibly ceremonial) knife with the handle carved out of hippopotamus or elephant ivory. The handle shows a raid or battle scene, the raiding party probably having reached by boats seen at the bottom of the scene. The blade itself is carved from a specific kind of flint stone found in Egypt. There are only … Continue reading
Some more examples of ancient Egyptian creative genius.
The Louvre houses a huge collection of Egyptian artefacts, a legacy of its occupation of the area for a short period at the end of the eighteenth century. French discoveries in Egypt founded the field of Egyptology and popularized archaeology.