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The monist

The well-known symbols13 of the four Evangelists are taken from the Apocalypse, with the Egyptian order of mention restored: St. Matthew, man-headed; St. Mark, lion-headed; St. Luke, ox-headed; St. John, eagle-headed. Here we have the last echo of the genii of Amenti. The four genii also very frequently appear on coffers, stone sarcophagi, and on wooden painted mummy cases; also on painted wooden stebe of Ptolemaic date. The mummy cases date from about B. C. 1400 to Roman times. On the coffer of queen Ma-ka-ra, of the XVIIIth dynaty, are four remarkable speeches of the genii : Mestha (or Amset) says: "I am Mestha thy son who [caption id="attachment_19719" align="aligncenter" width="660"] THE FOUR GENII CARVED ON AN ANCIENT CROSS, HEMSBY, NORFOLK[/caption] loves...

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New testament parallels

The Jews, who were totally unable to express them selves in pictorial and plastic art, which was forbidden them by their religion, poured all their genius into their sacred writings. The very opposite of the Jew, the an cient Egyptian was particularly skilful in sculpture and wall-decoration. But the peculiar formation and position not without its animal symbolism, of which the most prom inent examples are the Lamb of God and the Dove of the Holy Spirit. [caption id="attachment_19710" align="alignleft" width="350"] ISIS NURSING HORUS.[/caption] Who that has seen the altarpiece of "The Adoration of the Lamb/' at St. Bavon, Ghent, could say that symbolic animal worship was not a feature of Chris tianity ? Even the Protestant publication of "The Temple Bible"...

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Egyptian mythology and the Bible

The points of contact between Judaism and the reli X gion of Babylonia have frequently been mentioned by numerous writers, but the traces of Egyptian mythology in both Jewish and Christian Scriptures have not been so much noticed,2 nor could they be till quite lately. It is only within the last few decades that students have been sufficiently well provided with mythological texts and com mentaries to be in possession of the necessary material, thanks to the labors of Birch, von Bergmann, von Bissing, Breasted, Brugsch, Budge, Chabas, Devria, Grbaut, Guieysse, de Horrack, Jquier, Lanzone, Ledrain, Lef bure, Legrain, Lieblein, Mariette, Maspero, Moret, Na ville, Piehl, Pierret, Pleyte, Renouf, Sharpe, Spiegelberg, Wiedemann and others. The relationship of Egyptian mythology to Jewish...

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Egyptian Art: Sakhmet

The archaeologist came to this conclusion based on hieroglyph samples at Gaza, which showed clear and deep cuts in diorite and granite. Sesames is an Egyptian, African sun goddess whose name meaner "The Powerful One". Sesames reigned over Egypt from 1390- 1352 B. C. E. It's said she was known to have always been draped in red garments hence another one of her many nicknames was "Red Lady'. The symbolism of her red garments, were from the blood of her conquered enemies. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word "Seem" (which meaner "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One". She is depicted as a lion-headed woman, sometimes with the addition of a sun disc on her...

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Egyptian Art case

They dedicated enormous resources to Egyptian rituals and the construction of temples. Because of their beliefs, they developed an exquisite and unique form of art. Their art works centered on their gods and the preparation for eternal life after death. They created sculptures, forms of pottery, paintings and hieroglyphs to decorate burial tombs for their eternal afterlife Journey. This civilization is the most well known for their monumental sculptures, but they also created small sculptures made of stone, wood, and bronze. These were often a suture of a human body with the head of an animal (falcons). They were also known for their astonishing pottery made out of clay which held images of animals, people, and last but not least; their...

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Ancient Egypt

When one thinks of “mummification. ” what would instantly come into head is Ancient Egypt. But harmonizing to archeologists. they discovered that this procedure is besides being practiced in other topographic points such as China and even in the among the folks in Alaska though they are non indistinguishable to that of the Egyptians whose method is more normally known ( Monet ) . Compared to the other methods which appear to be really simple in footings of procedure or processs such as merely seting the cadaver in cold or air-tight topographic points. the Egyptian method is considered the most luxuriant which is still shrouded and mystery as to how the procedure is precisely conducted. The lone manner to acquire an...

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Egyptian Art case – Egyptian Art c. 3500 – 30 BC

Ancient Egyptian civilization, like the civilizations of Sumer and the Indus Valley, grew up along a great river (Nile) that provided irrigation for agriculture and also a thoroughfare for transport of men and materials. Largely a desert country crossed on a SN axis by the Nile river Nile Central role in Egyptian economy Annual floods –constant & dependable occurrence (the flood water carried rich slit which was eventually deposited over the alluvial plain –agriculture) • Nile not only shaped their lives, it shaped their beliefs Along with Nile the Sun was also worshiped. Sun = Re, father of the gods in Egyptian art, nearly everything had a specific or indirect religious significance, and illustrated the special response the people of the Nile...

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