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Ancient Artifacts and Symbols Photos

Ankh This ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning "life."

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Ankh: The ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning “life.”

King of Pentacles P12 Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings The King of Pentacles reversed may show some possible downsides or character traits to be aware of. He can show an excessive interest in material things, including good food, wine or sex. These can be fun but can also be taken to an extreme. He can also be very stubborn and traditional about some things, which could be exasperating. He also expects to be King of his castle, and is possessive about his home and things.

The Meaning Behind The Ankh (aka; the crux aitsata, or the 'ansate' or 'handled cross') was sacred to the ancient Egyptians (this is actually the land of Ancient Kemet - "the land of the blacks" - which the Greeks later renamed Egypt) and is known as the original cross.

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Ancient Artifacts and Symbols Photos

This ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning "life."

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Avalon (derived from the Welsh word afal, meaning apple) - a legendary island where King Arthur’s sword Excalibur (Caliburnus) was forged - Arthur was taken there after the Battle of Camlann to recuperate (maintenance of immortals - similar to Greek legends) - also called Ynys Gutrin, Welsh for “Island of Glass”

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Photograph by Kenneth Garrett. This ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning "life."

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Ankh: The ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning “life.”

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They speak with Yossi about alchemy and alchemical texts, about the meaning of the symbols on the scraps of paper taken from Shimeon Mikhael. And they spoke of the Kabala and the philosopher's stone. This is the white eagle and red lion of alchemy.

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