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History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: New Kingdom
New Kingdom (ca 1580 -1085 bc.) The Hyksos people The so called 'Hyksos' invasion, which was most likely composed of several small groups of different people infiltrating the delta during the 13th Dynasty, meant the end of the Middle Kingdom. The Hyksos...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Amun/Imen
Amon, Amun, Imen, Primeval Creator God mentioned in the Pyramid Texts together with his wife Amanuet. Often called "The Hidden One" and associated with the invisible wind. Another name was "He who abides in all things", the ba of all...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Basics of Magick: The Use of Color in Magick
White | Silver | Grey | Pink | Red | Purple | Brown | Blue | Green | Yellow | Gold | Black In magick, colors represent certain energies, goals, people and non-physical beings, such as deities or spiritual forces. For this reason, you should include candles,...
Symbology >> Colorology
Mut/Mewet
Mut is the mother of Khonsu and wife of Amun at Thebes. She can be traced back to the Middle Kingdom, but was probably worshipped earlier. She was depicted as a woman with a vulture skin on her head, together with the crown of Upper Egypt. Mut became the Eye...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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Statues of Sekhmet and Amenhotep III Uncovered in Luxor
LUXOR, EGYPT—Statues of Sekhmet, the lioness goddess of war, and a partial statue of Amenhotep III, have been uncovered in Luxor at the site of Amenhotep III's funerary temple.
3000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid
(CNN) Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin. "The fingerprints were left by craftsmen who made a mistake and touched it before the varnish dried," Helen Strudwick, ...
'Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt' at Cleveland Museum of Art displays some 150
Wearing an image of a cobra on his head — a common symbol of protection — Seti is depicted sitting on a throne, making an offering to the creator god Amun.
New exhibition chronicles meeting of ancient Israel and Egypt
The god Amun, 13th or 14th century BCE. Olivier Fitoussi. On display in another part of the hall are dozens of Egyptian-style pottery vessels discovered in Israel.
The Cult of Amun
As they expanded their control of Nubia, the Egyptians built a number of temples to Amun, the largest of which stood at the foot of a holy mountain called Jebel Barkal.

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