Ninety years ago, in November 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen. The discovery of the boy-king’s final resting place sparked a whirlwind of media coverage and literary imagination that continues to intrigue nearly a century later. From the Valley of the Kings to the enigma of a royal life ended early to the mummy’s curse, let’s examine 10 dazzling designs featuring ancient Egypt.
Here’s a version of King Tut you might not have considered. The designer depicts him as a boy, full of innocence, and without the ability to fully understand the crown he wears.
Another version of King Tut, this time older, wiser, yet very close to his death. Born around 1341 B.C, Tutankhamen became king at the age of nine, reigned for 10 years, then died of causes still debated more than 3,000 years later.
Ancient hieroglyphs watermarked over a vista of the great pyramids at Giza, three of Egypt’s most beloved treasures. The pyramids were not yet constructed during King Tut’s time.
The designer paints a digital picture of ancient Egypt as viewed by a woman of royalty.
The classic scene of a risen mummy, as popularized by contemporary fiction.
This digital drawing depicts the unsavory lives of Hebrew slaves in ancient Egypt, forced to toil for the pleasure of royalty.
It’s easy to think of the Great Sphinx as a bland, though impressive, stone statue. This digital painting brings the Sphinx to life!
The Queen of the Nile is perhaps the most famous woman in ancient Egyptian history. She famously lost Egypt to Rome in a storybook affair in which she was involved with Caesar, and then Marc Antony, before they were defeated by Augustus. Both Marc Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide, the latter traditionally did so by allowing an asp to bite her.
Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, featuring the head of a jackal.
If you thought Anubis was creepy, wait until you get a load of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead!