Ram's-head Amulet Pendant -- Circa 712-664 BCE -- Egypt, Dynasty 25 -- Gold -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ram's-head Amulet Pendant -- Circa 712-664 BCE -- Egypt, Dynasty 25 -- Gold -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egyptian Sarcophagus https://www.pinterest.com/wagdya/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%A7-%D8%B1/

Egyptian Sarcophagus https://www.pinterest.com/wagdya/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%A7-%D8%B1/

Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh. She was 17 or 18 when she became queen. Cleopatra was a shrewd politician who spoke nine languages. During her reign, Egypt became closely aligned with the Roman Empire.

Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh. She was 17 or 18 when she became queen. Cleopatra was a shrewd politician who spoke nine languages. During her reign, Egypt became closely aligned with the Roman Empire.

King Tut's Tomb lay undisturbed for roughly 3,300 years until English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered it Nov. 1, 1922. Carter and his team happened upon it as they dug near a spot where the tomb of Ramses VI had been found years earlier.   Digging thirteen feet below the Ramses tomb they discovered a staircase that led to King Tut's Tomb.

King Tut's Tomb lay undisturbed for roughly 3,300 years until English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered it Nov. 1, 1922. Carter and his team happened upon it as they dug near a spot where the tomb of Ramses VI had been found years earlier. Digging thirteen feet below the Ramses tomb they discovered a staircase that led to King Tut's Tomb.

PAZUZU / ZOZO! In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward and left hand pointing down.

PAZUZU / ZOZO! In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward and left hand pointing down.

Female figure, made of gypsum, with a gold mask that stood at a temple altar in Nippur, c. 2700 bce.  Courtesy of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad; photograph, David Lees.

Female figure, made of gypsum, with a gold mask that stood at a temple altar in Nippur, c. 2700 bce. Courtesy of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad; photograph, David Lees.

Only Egyptian Kings, Queens and Gods were allowed to carry this symbol. The Ankh is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that the King or God holding it has the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals.

Only Egyptian Kings, Queens and Gods were allowed to carry this symbol. The Ankh is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that the King or God holding it has the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals.

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