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Perhaps the most famous of all the Ancient Egyptian monuments, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids at Giza have come to represent a lasting testimony to the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.
Ancient Egypt Magazine - Apr/May 2010: The latest volume features articles on: New excavations in the tombs of the Nobles at Luxor, excavations at the tomb of Karakhamun at Thebes. Craig Milner looks at the model boats found in a Middle Kingdom tomb at Deir el- Bersha.
The Crowns Of Ancient Egypt: In Ancient Egypt there were a number of different crowns that could be worn by the Kings, the Gods and the Royal Women. The most frequently depicted were the Red Crown, the White Crown and the Double Crown.
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, daughter of Tuthmosis I and wife of Tuthmosis II, Luxor, Valley of the Kings.
Thoth - Lord of the Sacred Words: The most popular and enduring of all the gods, Thoth has been responsible for keeping Egyptian magic in the forefront of learning since the collapse of the empire.
Egyptian Archaeology Vol 36: The Egyptian Archaeology Magazine is the bulletin of The Egypt Exploration Society.
The Greek historian and traveller, Heredotus states: “No woman holds priestly office either in the service of the goddess or god, only men are priests in both cases.”
The wisdom literature can be found throughout all periods of ancient Egyptian history from the Old Kingdom through to the New Kingdom. Much of the literature of ancient Egypt deals with the state religion, the relationship between the gods and the king.
Hapi - God of the Nile Inundation: As a water god, Hapi was a deity of fertility. He is depicted as a blue or green man with the false beard of the pharaoh on his chin and having large pendulous breasts and paunch.
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- Fascinating Mummies heading to National Museum of Scotland
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Symbol of Lower Egypt
The Papyrus plant was the symbol of Upper Egypt. Lower Egypt was known as Ta-Mehu which means land of papyrus. The papyrus became the symbol of fertility and life itself. When intertwined with the plant emblem of Upper Egypt, the two symbolize the unification of the two lands.