Fayum Mummy Portraits: Striking Ancient Egyptian Paintings

Almost all the paintings created by the ancient Greeks and Romans are lost. After three millennia shrouding mummies with idealized faces, Egyptians covered them with the realistic Fayum Mummy Portraits.

Dec 8, 2020By Guillaume Deprez
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By Guillaume DeprezGuillaume Deprez is a contributing writer and art historian, graduate of the Louvre School. Wondering why statues and monuments were destroyed and how many ancient artworks survive, he searched for a book answering that question. As the saying goes, when you want to read a book that has not been written, then you must write it. The result is Lost Treasures, the destruction of works of cultural heritage by intolerance and greed. An accessible and engaging book, a journey of discovery throughout the rise and fall of civilizations.