In pictures: Ancient Egypt’s most powerful women on show at Queens of Egypt at National Geographic Museum

In pictures: Ancient Egypt’s most powerful women on show at Queens of Egypt at National Geographic Museum.

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Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet Granodiorite, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III (ca. 1390 – 1353 B.C.), Museo Egizio, Turin. Photo by Caroline Thibault.
Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet Granodiorite, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III (ca. 1390 – 1353 B.C.), Museo Egizio, Turin. Photo by Caroline Thibault.
Statue of Ramses II, between Deities Amun and Mut Granite, Temple of Amun, Karnak, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 B.C.), Museo Egizio, Turin. Pic by Caroline Thibault.
Statue of Ramses II, between Deities Amun and Mut Granite, Temple of Amun, Karnak, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 B.C.), Museo Egizio, Turin. Pic by Caroline Thibault.
Changing Headdresses of Queen Tiye. Clay and other materials, Modern Reproductions, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands. Photo by Caroline Thibault.
Changing Headdresses of Queen Tiye. Clay and other materials, Modern Reproductions, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands. Photo by Caroline Thibault.
Limestone Canopic Jars, Third Intermediate Period, 21st–24th dynasties (ca. 1075–722 BC). Photo courtesy of Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands.
Limestone Canopic Jars, Third Intermediate Period, 21st–24th dynasties (ca. 1075–722 BC). Photo courtesy of Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands.
Ring decorated with a Scarab Gold, Provenance unknown, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty or later (ca. 1292 BC or later). Photo courtesy of Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands.
Ring decorated with a Scarab Gold, Provenance unknown, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty or later (ca. 1292 BC or later). Photo courtesy of Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands.
Nefertiti Bust - Washington DC, Queens of Egypt. Source: The National Geographic Museum.
Nefertiti Bust - Washington DC, Queens of Egypt. Source: The National Geographic Museum.
The Goddess Mut Limestone, Unknown provenance, New Kingdom, early 19th dynasty (ca. 1292–1250 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
The Goddess Mut Limestone, Unknown provenance, New Kingdom, early 19th dynasty (ca. 1292–1250 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Funerary Stela from Deir el - Medina Painted limestone, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Funerary Stela from Deir el - Medina Painted limestone, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Statue of Bastet. Bronze, Unknown provenance, Late Period, 26th–31st dynasty (ca. 664-332 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Statue of Bastet. Bronze, Unknown provenance, Late Period, 26th–31st dynasty (ca. 664-332 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Turin Statuette of Ahmose - Nefertari; Wood, Deir el - Medina, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (ca. 1539–1292 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio.
Turin Statuette of Ahmose - Nefertari; Wood, Deir el - Medina, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (ca. 1539–1292 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio.
Queen Nefertari & Thoth, God of Wisdom & Writing Tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, Thebes, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II. Pic: De Agostini Picture Library/S Vannini/Bridgeman.
Queen Nefertari & Thoth, God of Wisdom & Writing Tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, Thebes, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II. Pic: De Agostini Picture Library/S Vannini/Bridgeman.
Statue of Ramses II, Seated Between Deities Amun and Mut; Granite, Temple of Amun, Karnak, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Statue of Ramses II, Seated Between Deities Amun and Mut; Granite, Temple of Amun, Karnak, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Goods found in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari; Valley of the Queens, Thebes, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Goods found in the Tomb of Queen Nefertari; Valley of the Queens, Thebes, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramses II (ca. 1279–1213 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet Granodiorite, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III (ca. 1390–1353 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet Granodiorite, Thebes, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III (ca. 1390–1353 BC). Photo courtesy of Museo Egizio, Turin.
Travel back in time some 3,500 years to ancient Egypt to meet legendary queens such as Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and Cleopatra. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
Travel back in time some 3,500 years to ancient Egypt to meet legendary queens such as Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and Cleopatra. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.
The ‘Queens of Egypt’ exhibition now on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Rebecca Hale/National Geographic.

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