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Ushabti: to the deceased service

  The Egyptians believed that the afterlife was a restatement of the earthly life and as such the dead were both obliged to carry out daily tasks that had accompanied them during the course of life is to provide for themselves. Resulting of corvées considered boring, such as irrigation and working the fields that the…
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08/29/2020 0

Egyptian Demons and Magic: Exorcising Evil Spirits

Most of us are familiar with the images of the deities, kings and queens of Egypt; but for every one of the famous scenes reproduced from those times, smaller, more obscure supernatural figures are far more numerous. Many of these entities fall into a category of supernatural beings known as demons or daemons. They also…
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05/03/2020 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

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

The texts of the ostraka

The informal texts written on the ostraka are usually documents that give us more information about daily life in the Nile valley. The vast majority of these ostraka with texts were found in a large landfill near Deir El-Medina, the village of workers who excavated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The percentage of…
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11/30/2019 0

The First Prophet of Amun

Every priest had its own name, linked to the type of worship that was responsible: the head of the temple of Ra, in Heliopolis, was for example, “The Great Seer”, the one who took care of the worship of Ptah, at Memphis, was the “Great Art Teacher”. The generic name, “First Prophet” as they now…
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11/07/2019 0

[:it]I Presentimenti di Champollion[:en]The Forebodings of Champollion[:]

[:it] Nel suo viaggio in Egitto, Champollion voleva dedicare poco tempo a visitare il Medio Egitto, il territorio delle zone comprese tra Menfi e Tebe (Luxor). Voleva andare il più rapidamente possibile verso l’Alto Egitto. Comunque le sepolture di Beni Hassan lo interessarono molto, per cui si soffermò in quei luoghi per un paio di…
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01/01/2015 0