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Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs, Preceded by an Essay On Epitaphs and Other Monumental Inscriptions, With Incidental Observations On Sepulchral Antiquities. 1864. T. Pettigrew

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The title pretty much sums up the content. But for you Bibliophiles and Antiquarians out there who love to collect, read and admire rare and old books, this is the book for you. In the future when you visit any tomb, whether in Britain, Egypt, China . .… Continue reading

The Temple: Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth. New Book. Lundquist.

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  The idea of a temple as a holy precinct, the meeting place of heaven and earth, is central to many of the world’s religions. Offering a wide-ranging study of sites of worship, from tomb-temples of ancient Egypt to the temple of Hephaistos in Athens, the Kaabah in Mecca… Continue reading

Large King Ramses II Stone Statue Sculpture. 19th Dynasty Ruler. Upper Egypt. Luxor.

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  Ramesses II, reigning from 1279 – 1212 B.C., was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Despite a difficult start to his rule, he used diplomacy, a massive building program and endless propaganda to become the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom (Ancient Egypt’s Golden Age).  … Continue reading

Stately Metal Griffin Statue. Gryphon. Figure. Bookend. Egypt.

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    Looks great at the end of a long line of books . . . or nestled up to a stack.   Typical of the mythological hybrid from ancient Egypt (and Persia), the beast with wings and head/beak of an eagle dates back to 3000 B.C.   Griffins… Continue reading

Stone / Clay Funerary Figure. Mummy. Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Egypt.

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    Shabti or Ushabtis were small human figures representing a person who would perform a given task for the deceased in his/her afterlife. The sun god Ra would grant tracts of land for the dead to dwell for eternity. The wealthy, nobles and royalty did not plan on… Continue reading

Authentic Anubis Ashabti. Shabtis. Statue. Figure. Egypt.

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    Anubis is one of the most prominent and mystical gods of ancient Egypt. He was known since the earliest periods in the history of the civilization . . first mentioned during the First Dynasty period. In ancient Egyptian language, he was called Anpu or Inpu. … Continue reading

Cat Mummy Statue. Figure. Bastet. Funerary. Afterlife. Linen Wrapped. Egypt.

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    Several Egyptian gods took the form of a cat . . most notably, Bastet. Bastet, half feline, half woman, was the goddess of the home, women’s secrets, fertility, childbirth…. and cats. In many ways, cats became a religious icon and as well as household… Continue reading

Large Antique Mummy Human Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Funerary Figure. Private Collection. Terracotta. Egypt

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    Ushabti funerary figures – like this one – were placed in tombs with other grave goods and were intended to act as a surrogate of the deceased owner to undertake menial tasks in the afterlife. Ushabti is translated to “answerer”.   From a very large… Continue reading

Large Antique Anubis Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Funerary Figure. Private Collection. Terracotta. Egypt

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    Ushabti funerary figures – like this one – were placed in tombs with other grave goods and were intended to act as a surrogate deceased owner to undertake menial tasks in the afterlife.   From a very large collection from an Egyptian family. This statue… Continue reading

Antique Tin-Glazed Faience Canopic Jars. Clay. Stone. Set of four. Egypt

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    Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process. Internal soft organs of the deceased to be mummified were stored in these jars . . . away from the body. Lungs were stored in a jar representing Horus’s son, Hapi (baboon); the… Continue reading
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