10 Dazzling Designs Featuring Ancient Egypt

December 3, 2012

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.

1.  Tutankhamen by LALASOSU2

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.

Tutankhamun by LALASOSU2 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-32-40


2.  Tutankhamen by Lreal70

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.

Tutankhamon by =Ireal70 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-34-36


3.  Ancient Egypt by Feerie13

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.

Ancient Egypt by ~Feeriee13 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-47-21


4.  Ancient Egypt by CiLinDrO

The designer paints a digital picture of ancient Egypt as viewed by a woman of royalty.

Ancient Egypt Dreams by ~CiLiNDr0 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-51-21


5.  The Mummy Rises by Valzonline

The classic scene of a risen mummy, as popularized by contemporary fiction.

The Mummy Rises by Valzonline on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-53-17


6.  Slaves For Life by MrTurke

This digital drawing depicts the unsavory lives of Hebrew slaves in ancient Egypt, forced to toil for the pleasure of royalty.

Slaves for Life by MrTuke on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-54-27


7.  Sphinx by Nikt2

It’s easy to think of the Great Sphinx as a bland, though impressive, stone statue. This digital painting brings the Sphinx to life!

sphinx by ~Nikt2 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-55-53


8.  Cleopatra by RainfeatherPearl

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.

Cleopatra by RainfeatherPearl on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_09-57-10


9.  Anubis by SMcNonnahs

Anubis is the ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife, featuring the head of a jackal.

Anubis by ~SMcNonnahs on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_10-01-34


10.  Osiris by anjaart

If you thought Anubis was creepy, wait until you get a load of Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead!

Osiris by ~anjaart on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-11-15_10-04-21

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Brian, thanks for featuring my baby. Next time, please notify me first so I can be a proud mom ;) Laura.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Will do, Laura! Thanks for posting and keep up the amazing artwork!

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