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[EGYPT 29608]  'Menat necklace in Dendera.'    	The crypt below the southern wall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera was used for the safe keeping of several sacred objects and statues used in the rites of Hathor. On the walls of the crypt these objects are depicted in reliefs and described in some detail.  Here we see such an object: a Menat necklace, which, when held in the hand and shaken, produced a rustling sound that was thought to please the goddess Hathor. The object consisted of a ...

[EGYPT 29608] 'Menat necklace in Dendera.' The crypt below the southern wall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera was used for the safe keeping of several sacred objects and statues used in the rites of Hathor. On the walls of the crypt these objects are depicted in reliefs and described in some detail. Here we see such an object: a Menat necklace, which, when held in the hand and shaken, produced a rustling sound that was thought to please the goddess Hathor. The object consisted of a ...

Horus with the Snake, Temple of Hathor, Dendera Temple Complex, Egypt.

Horus with the Snake, Temple of Hathor, Dendera Temple Complex, Egypt.

Statues of a Ptolemaic queen and of the god Hapi are cleaned on board a ship.From the sunken city of Alexandria

Statues of a Ptolemaic queen and of the god Hapi are cleaned on board a ship.From the sunken city of Alexandria

The rectangular zodiac of Dendera (from Bentley, 1825, plate VII). The panels are situated on opposite sides of the hypostyle hall, about 35 metres apart. The lower row shows the 36 decans in solar boats. As drawn here, the figures in both the left and right sides of the zodiac are looking towards the feet of the sky goddess Nut. In the actual zodiac, all the zodiacal figures on the right-hand side are facing the head of Nut; in other words, Bentley, like Denon, has reversed their…

The rectangular zodiac of Dendera (from Bentley, 1825, plate VII). The panels are situated on opposite sides of the hypostyle hall, about 35 metres apart. The lower row shows the 36 decans in solar boats. As drawn here, the figures in both the left and right sides of the zodiac are looking towards the feet of the sky goddess Nut. In the actual zodiac, all the zodiacal figures on the right-hand side are facing the head of Nut; in other words, Bentley, like Denon, has reversed their…

Setting of the sun in Hathor Temple at Dendera.'    	A winged setting sun is swallowed by the sky goddess Nut on the astrono...

Setting of the sun in Hathor Temple at Dendera.' A winged setting sun is swallowed by the sky goddess Nut on the astrono...

The second and fourth hour of the day at Dendera.'    	Entering the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera is ...

The second and fourth hour of the day at Dendera.' Entering the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera is ...

[EGYPT 29604]  'Creation of the cosmos in Dendera.'    	Some of the most famous images from the Hathor Temple at Dendera can be found in the crypt beneath its southern wall. The reliefs here portray human figures next to bulb-like objects reminiscent of oversized light bulbs.  What we witness here is the creation of the cosmos, in the from of an elongated bulb. It springs from a lotus-flower on a boat, the lotus being the first object that floated on the primordial sea, according to Egyptian…

[EGYPT 29604] 'Creation of the cosmos in Dendera.' Some of the most famous images from the Hathor Temple at Dendera can be found in the crypt beneath its southern wall. The reliefs here portray human figures next to bulb-like objects reminiscent of oversized light bulbs. What we witness here is the creation of the cosmos, in the from of an elongated bulb. It springs from a lotus-flower on a boat, the lotus being the first object that floated on the primordial sea, according to Egyptian…

Dendera - Detail, Egypt Relief of Nut, goddess of the night sky with a seba (star ) above her head.

Dendera - Detail, Egypt Relief of Nut, goddess of the night sky with a seba (star ) above her head.

Depiction on the walls of Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple showing the arrival of trees by ship from Punt celebrating the reestablishment of trade under her reign Wikipedia

Depiction on the walls of Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple showing the arrival of trees by ship from Punt celebrating the reestablishment of trade under her reign Wikipedia

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