City Lights Illuminate the Nile NASA image acquired October 13, 2012 The Nile River Valley and Delta comprise less than 5 percent of Egypt’s land area, but provide a home to roughly 97 percent of the country’s population. Nothing makes the location of human population clearer than the lights illuminating the valley and delta at night.
Egypt, 2030-1802 BC. Wood, mud beads, linen string, paint. This paddle "doll" may have been an accoutrement of troops of singers and dancers who performed at religious ceremonies associated with the goddess Hathor. It would have been used as a percussion instrument, to appease the deity with its sound.