Pictures: Rahotep and Nefret

Rahotep, son of Snefru, and his wife Nefret, discovered in their Meidum
mastaba
in 1871. Their eyes, inlaid with rock crystal and quartz, give the
statues a particularly life-like appearance and terrified the local workmen
charged with excavating their tomb. Cairo Museum.

Pictures: Rahotep and Nefret

Rahotep, son of Snefru, and his wife Nefret, discovered in their Meidum
mastaba
in 1871. Their eyes, inlaid with rock crystal and quartz, give the
statues a particularly life-like appearance and terrified the local workmen
charged with excavating their tomb. Cairo Museum.

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