Photo of Week – The Key of Life

In a Wall painting at Hatshepsut’s Temple

 

…….called ANKH by the Egyptians.

 

It is one of the most recognized symbols from Ancient Egypt dating c.3150 – 2613 BC -the Early Dynastic Period, symbolizing both mortal existence and the afterlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On temples walls, in tomb paintings, on columns in the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, painted or chiseled into stone, the ANKH plays an important part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today it is still a sign of a long life and a lucky charm, sold everywhere in Egypt. And I think most of us who have been to Egypt did not pass up a chance for a long life and came home with an ANKH

More from Egypt soon

Brigitte

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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8 Responses to Photo of Week – The Key of Life

  1. jnioche says:

    Do you have one?

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  2. Muna Moon says:

    Wonderful! I LOVE Egypt 💕

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  3. Hi Brigitte! I’m so glad to discover your blog. The history, symbols, artifacts .. These things interest me a lot and it will be interesting to know about Egypt via your blog.
    Cheers, Charu ☺️☺️☺️

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Always interesting.
    You look like a movie star.

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