This statue of the Pre-dynastic Period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BCE. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor. Photo courtesy of J.F. Bradu - Associate Professor
This gazelle, wearing a lotus flower around its neck, is part of the reliefs that adorn the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor. Ankhhor was a high official during the reigns of Psammetichus II and Apries.(26th dynasty. His tomb (TT 414) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. Photo Paul Smit and Mick Palarczyk.