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The Book of the Two Ways

The most detailed graphical composition of the Coffin Texts is the “Book of Two Ways”. This collection (also known as the “Guide to the Ways of Rostau”) is found on a few coffins from the Middle Egyptian necropolis of Deir el Bersha and is the earliest example of a map of the netherworld. It is…
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04/12/2020 0

Moses the Egyptian

The idea of ​​monotheism is linked to Moses. But the one who embodied this idea and affirmed it is the pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). We are not so sure of Moses that it ever existed, but its presence in the Scriptures has accompanied us to this day. Of Akhenaten we know…
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02/04/2020 0

IL PARADISO E L’INFERNO EGIZIO

Lo scopo di tutti i libri dell’altro mondo era di fornire ai morti una “Guida” o “Manuale”, che conteneva una descrizione delle regioni attraverso le quali le loro anime avrebbero dovuto passare per il loro regno nel regno di Osiride, o a quella parte del cielo in cui sorgeva il sole, e che avrebbe fornito…
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01/27/2020 0

The Golden Throne of King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun’s Golden Throne is a masterpiece of art, not only in Ancient Egyptian times, but also in the history of the art of humanity in general. The meaning of the Throne in Egypt: – The throne in Egypt, as in many eastern countries, was a symbol of authority and prestige. Six chairs were buried…
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01/24/2020 0

The pillar Ged

If the knot Tit is the symbol of Isis, the pillar Ged is of his spouse Osiris; Moreover, the two most famous divine couple of Egypt comes these two symbols. The origin of Ged, however, is certainly prior to the appearance of Osiris in the Nile Valley. In the Neolithic period, it was a fetish,…
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01/22/2020 0

EGYPTIAN HOUSE OF LIFE

  Pr-nq, House of Life: a little known institution in the current culture of those who are interested in ancient Egypt. Yet, as we shall see, it was a foundation of great importance for the elaboration of the various facets of Egypt’s religious and magical culture. The Wb translates the term as “teaching site for…
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01/20/2020 0

The Ceremony “Opening of the Mouth

There’s probably no another ritual of the Ancient Egyptian civilization best known and widespread than that of the so-called “Opening of the Mouth” (upet-r). This ritual, with multiple meanings and sometimes seemingly contradictory, is in fact attested in all stages of the long Egyptian history, albeit as subjects in the course of the more than…
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01/18/2020 0

In Egypt found the Book of the Two Ways, the oldest illustrated text in the world

Illustrated books always express a certain charm and every self-respecting bookshop should have a good selection. But this is a bit difficult to find in stores, as well as to browse. In Egypt, the oldest copy of what is considered the first illustrated text in the world has been discovered: an edition of the Book…
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01/10/2020 0

The Tomb of Horemheb – TT78

The owner of the TT78 Theban tomb is called Horemheb Horemheb (Hrw-m-h3b, Hr-m-hb, Heremheb, Horemhab, Haremhab, “Horus is celebrating”), as was the well-known pharaoh, but the two characters are not contemporaries: our Horemheb lived about 80 years before the sovereign. Through its texts and images, this tomb makes an important contribution to knowledge of the…
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12/16/2019 0

Wine for the Aten

Despite its novel appearance, the Great Aten Temple remained firmly within theEgyptian tradition of placing offerings of food and drink (and incense) at the centreof temple activities. Their variety and the care taken with their administration wasrecorded on at least one stela erected within the main temple precinct. Onefragment (in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,…
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12/01/2019 0