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"Lady of the fertile land" and "lady of granaries", a deity of fertility and harvest but she was also a protector of linen, especially bandages, children and their nourishment. Mother of the grain god Nepri. She also gave each child a...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Sobek, Sebek, or (Gr:)Suchos, meaning crocodile. Lord of stretches of water and of fishes. There are several deities for water, Sobek being the most important. Son of Neith and Osiris or of Neith and Seth. His cult rose in the Twelfth Dynasty in the Fayum...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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Non-Invasive Techniques Offer Clues About Mummy Portraits
Researchers investigating the ancient paintings of Egyptian mummies have uncovered clues about the methods used by the artists. Referred to as mummy portraits, (or Faiyum mummy portraits – Faiyum being the area where they're most commonly ...
The Lost Labyrinth of Ancient Egypt – Part 3: Uncovering its Location
Map of archaeological sites in the Faiyum, showing the locations of Hawara and Crocodilopolis as 'Medinet el Fayum'. Image source: Wikipedia. However, Louis de Cordier, researcher and coordinator of the Mataha expedition, questioned Petrie's conclusion ...
'Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum' opens Sunday at Walters Art Museum
Condenaron a cadena perpetua a un niño de 4 años
El violento episodio al que hace referencia el fallo ocurrió en un domicilio de la localidad de Faiyum (a 70 kilómetros de El Cairo) cuando el niño tenía apenas dos años.
Foto: Getty Images
Egipto: el infante fue acusado de un asesinato en el año 2014 y fue condenado a pasar el resto de su vida en la cárcel. Ahmed Mansour Karni es el nombre del niño de 4 años condenado a cadena perpetua por diferentes cargos del 2014, es decir que en ...

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