Tuesday, 23 September 2014

. The great sphinx of Giza Egypt


The sphinx is  a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. even all the pictures that we see of the sphinx  nothing can really prepare you for the time to see the sphinx  with your own eyes.  Carved from the bedrock of Giza plateau the sphinx is truly a mysterious  marvel from the days  of ancient Egypt. The body of a lion  with a head of a king or a god, the sphinx has come to symbolise strength 
 and wisdom. Egypt had an extensive pantheon of state gods  and some of the gods or kings are here there names are re, Isis,Osiris,Horus,Thoth,Anubis,Seth and amen 
The largest pyramid is Khufu 

In Egypt they had charms and amulets were worn to protect the living  and the dead from harm. They could be made out of metal,stone,glass or faience  some of the types of amulets are the scarab pectoral the protective amulet was discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb and the wedjat eye symbolized the eye of re and the Egyptians thought the wedjat eye had healing powers and that it protected its wearer and is known as the colour of life. 


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