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An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. These were originally called "tekhenu" by the builders, the Ancient Egyptians. It was a symbol of natural authority and contained written records. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk

An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. These were originally called "tekhenu" by the builders, the Ancient Egyptians. It was a symbol of natural authority and contained written records. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk

Prince Rahotep and His Wife, Nofret, ca. 2580 BCE. Painted limestone, height 120 cm. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Prince Rahotep and His Wife, Nofret, ca. 2580 BCE. Painted limestone, height 120 cm. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

girlinboyclothes: Illustration of The Eye Of Horus    The Eye of Horus (Eye of Ra, Wadjet). Divided into six parts, each part represents a mathematical fraction and one of the six senses. Via-Feature Pic

girlinboyclothes: Illustration of The Eye Of Horus The Eye of Horus (Eye of Ra, Wadjet). Divided into six parts, each part represents a mathematical fraction and one of the six senses. Via-Feature Pic

Keep track of all your gods with these helpful diagrams. Follow the link for Egyptian, Greek, and Norse god family trees.

Keep track of all your gods with these helpful diagrams. Follow the link for Egyptian, Greek, and Norse god family trees.

Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.

Egypt, tomb of queen Nefertari. It is one of the best preserved and most ornate of all known tombs. The walls are painted with the deities (from left to right) Serket, Isis, Khepri, Osiris (above entrance), Hathor and Horus. The tomb was discovered in 1904 by the Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. In 2003 the tomb was closed to the general public.

Ancient Egyptian sculpture (note the two cartouches in lower right, essentially mirror images of each other, because hieroglyphs written right to left or left to right)

Ancient Egyptian sculpture (note the two cartouches in lower right, essentially mirror images of each other, because hieroglyphs written right to left or left to right)