The Egyptian queen Amanishakheto’s treasure
Among all those beautiful pyramids present in Egypt as well as Nubia, most of the treasure is literally found in only one pyramid and this pyramid is at Meroe, in Sudan. It belonged to the queen Amanishakheto, who ruled the place Nubia in 1st century.
In the year 1834, an Italian adventurer named “Giuseppe Ferlini” found out the most magnificent and marvelous jewelry collection in a secret chamber which was hidden near the tomb’s top. At that time, this pyramid was one of the perfectly preserved pyramids in Nubia. This Italian adventurer Ferlini wasn’t an archaeologist. Thus he tore the pyramid into pieces out of greed so that he could literally find more treasure. Let’s see what the items that were found in the treasure.
Ferlini found 5 pairs of gold bracelets. You might have often seen Nubian queens wearing many kinds of bracelets. The Nubian queen – Amanishakheto might have worn whole 10 bracelets at the same time.
The queen used to wear a kind of shield ring in order to show her devotion to their God Amun. There were drop shaped pendants in it which made a jangly noise, probably this was to please Amun and fend off or keep themselves away from evil spirits.
Just like evil eye is popular in Italy, denoting that it will keep people away from evil things, Egyptians were also fond of object eyes. This object eye was very popular as well as meant to bring good luck in their lives. This was literally called as Good Luck charm. This was also called as the “Eye of Honor”. The Egyptians as well as Nubians wore this eye ornament called as “arumbul” in order to protect them from evil. In this type of necklace, these object eyes were connected in a chain together along with a nice hanging pendant, which was shaped in a lotus flower.
They used to wear a gold bracelet which was just outstanding. This beautiful gold bracelet had their goddess Mut in the center. In this type of bracelet, you can see her holding out her feathered wings in a protective gesture. Nubian queens identified themselves with Mut, believing that she was the wife of their most important god, Amun.