National Geographic : 1941 Oct
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt 433 Metropolitan Museum of Art Ancient Egyptians Enjoyed Mechanical Toys These ivory dancing dwarfs were spun by strings passing through the holes in the base. They were found in 1934 in a matabeh northeast of the Pyramid of King Se'n-Wosret I at El Lisht. Boston Museum of fine Arts While Khufu Built His Pyramid, His Mother Slept under This Gold-plated Canopy The names of her royal husband, Snefru, decorate the gold-covered wooden uprights of Hetep-heres' bed room. On an alabaster head rest padded with fine linen, she laid her head. Papyrus plants curve in graceful patterns on her armchair. The Harvard-Boston Museum Expedition found this fragile furniture east of the Great Pyramid at El Giza in 1925.