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Historical Christian Jewelry
The art of jewelry making evolved though the centuries. In a sense, jewelry is any ornamentation or adornment on the body. Jewelry has been used not only for aesthetic reasons but also as an indication of a person’s status in life.
>> Body Mysteries
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Amunhotep/Son-of-Hapu
Amunhotep-son-of-Hapu was a courtier, who was employed as a royal scribe and "overseer of all the work of the king" in the reign of Amunhotep III (Dynasty XVIII). Later, in the Ptolemaic period, he was deified on account of his reputation for wisdom....
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Apis
Originally a fertility symbol, he became the sacred bull, or the 'Ba' of the creator god Ptah at the cult center of Memphis. The Apis was linked to Pharaoh as the divine manifestation of a god and the bulls became important enough to have a grand burial at...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Imhotep/Imouthes
Imhotep was a high courtier under King Djoser (Dynasty III), who was given the supreme privilege of having his name carved alongside that of Pharaoh himself. He held the offices of vizier and master sculptor. The Egyptian priest Manetho stated that he was the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Neith/Net
Nit (Gr: Neith) Local goddess of Zau (Gr: Sais), known as early as the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period when her influence probably was at its height. Earliest traces are her hieroglyph (crossed arrows on a shield) on a pole in front of the reed shrines...
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

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The sacred symbol of the Djed pillar
Late Period or Ptolemaic Dynasty, 4th to 3rd century BC. ( Wikipedia). The djed symbol is also used in a ceremony called “raising the djed.
Ancient Egyptian document including a play about Moses found on rubbish pile
It has yielded a huge collection of papyrus texts from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods of Egyptian history and among them are fragments of plays and the Gospel of Thomas. The city was built around a system of canals and inhabitants dumped their rubbish ...
Stewart Lee Discusses ATP Rumours
Them and Terrascope, the people who used to do that Ptolemaic Terrascope fanzine, they were the original boutique festivals. And now it's become a thing where people think, 'Oh yeah, you can go to a small festival which has got some kind of an identity'.
Here's Why Copernicus Is Still Worth Celebrating Over 400 Years Later
Copernicus's system did not offer any significant improvement over the accuracy of the Ptolemaic predictions for the positions of the planets. So why did open-minded and mathematically sophisticated readers find his proposal so compelling?

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