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The Ankh

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The face of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears. A fragment of a capital from a column. 3rd century BC, Ptolemaic. Louvre Museum.

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Shabti of Seti I 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom This shabti was one of hundreds made for the pharaoh Seti I, the father of Ramesses II. Shabtis were placed in a tomb so the owner’s spirit would not have to...

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The Ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants -n- . It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

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Egyptian Tattoo Art | Egyptian Tattoo by Fachhillis

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The concept of the sacred marriage originated with the ancients, who typically enacted annual ceremonies to bring fertility and prosperity. The Greeks called it Hieros Gamos. Many mythologies describe it as a marriage between heaven and earth. In ancient Egypt, the marriage between Isis and Osiris was considered sacred union of heaven and earth, of yin and yang, of the feminine and the masculine principles.

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The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.

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Gold Ankh Pendant - Egyptian 18k Gold Engraved King Ankh Key of ...

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Flere egyptiske symboler

Ra (at center) travels through the underworld in his barque, accompanied by other gods[47]

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