From the Royal Pyramids at Nuri

King Taharqa, ruler of Egypt and Kush, was the first Kushite pharaoh to be buried in a tomb at Nuri, cemetery of the captital city, Napata. During the Napatan Period, the adoption of pyramid tombs and objects such as shabtis reflect the extent of Egyptian influence on Napatan culture. The objects in this display were excavated in the royal pyramids at Nuri, and date to the Napatan period.*

Stone Pyramids at Nuri

*From a signboard next to the objects.

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2015

12 Responses to “Royal Family of Napata”

  1. james higham says:

    Was wondering for a moment, then saw the tag Ashmolean.

  2. ....peter:) says:

    if that is a picture of the royal family Cherie… why did they need to build such big pyramids…
    nicely frame….peter:)

  3. Amfortas says:

    Some of them were very small and most were easily offended. :)

  4. Astrid says:
    It always blows my mind how old things are. I once saw an exhibition on Nefertiti and family. Very impressive :)

  5. Steve Hayes says:

    Looks like a chess set!

  6. Glad to know they’re all safe in Oxford! ;)