Ancient Egypt has been always a source of admiration and amazement due to their remaining great monuments which have survived thousands of years to remain beautiful till this moment. One of the great mysteries of ancient Egyptian civilization is the technique they used for mummification to keep their great kings and warriors in good shape after all these years.
In this article we will show you some photos of ancient Egyptian mummies that survived for thousands of year keeping the last moment in their lives alive to tell their stories to the world.
This great warrior and wise king (Seti I) who died 1279 BC was the son of (Ramesses I) and the father of (Ramesses II). He was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt who took his name from the Egyptian god (Set or Seth - the god of deserts, violence, and disorder). He returned order after (Akhenaten's) religious reform and reconquered most of the disputed territories for Egypt and generally concluded his military campaigns with victories.
The mummy of (Seti I) is perfectly preserved and looks like a sleeping wise man after more than three thousand years of his death.
Rules for 66 years after his father (Seti I) and remains one of the longest reigns in history. He lived for more than 90 years with an iron grip and great military record of victories in both the north (the land of Canaan) and the south (land of Nubia).
On his death, he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. His body was later moved to a royal cache where it was discovered in 1881, and is now on display in the Egyptian Museum. Many theories we based on the long reign he held and the autopsy of the well preserved mummy claimed him to be the famous (Pharoh of Moses) but nothing were proven for sure. With this golden hair and calm look on his face, Ramesses II is still admired and respected in his death as he used to be in his life.
She was the daughter of the famous (Yuya) and (Tjuyu). Yuya was a noble land owner and he fell in love with Tjuyu (we will come to their story later on). Tiye is connected to many great Egyptian kings as she became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. She was the mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun (the one with the famous golden mask). Her mummy was identified as "The Elder Lady" found in the tomb of Amenhotep II in 2010.
With great black hair and dark skin, Queen Tiys's mummy is still inspiring us about how ancient Egyptians took care of their look and wanted to look beautiful even in their graves.
His name means (the living image of Amun - the god of son). Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten (who was called formerly: Amenhotep IV) and one of Akhenaten's sisters, or possibly one of his cousins, (Ancient Egyptian kings were common to marry their sisters to keep their bloodline). As a prince, he was known as Tutankhaten before he changed his name when becoming a king. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten, his reign didn't last long as he died at 18 years old probably due to murder with a blunt hit over his head.