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The Monday Quote – On Temples

The Egyptian Temple in Space and Time The Egyptian temple functioned in both spatial and temporal dimensions. Spatially, the temple stood at a crucial point or fulcrum between different worlds or spheres – between heaven and earth, human and divine, … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote – Stuffed Alexandrian Loaf

Hollow out an Alexandrian loaf and sprinkle with water mixed with vinegar. Grind in a mortar pepper, honey, mint, garlic, fresh coriander, salted cow’s milk cheese, water and oil. Fill the loaf with [cooked] chicken meat and goat’s sweetbreads, hard … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

‘I am pure, pure, pure, pure! My purity is the purity of that great phoenix which is in Heracleopolis, because I am indeed the nose of the Lord of Wind who made all men live on that day of completing … Continue reading

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A Personal Prayer Book and Some Light Reading

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time praying. Or rather said, more than usual. I can’t explain why, it’s just something I felt I needed to do. There is something distinctly soothing for the soul in prayer. For lack … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

Ah, we haven’t had one of these in a while :) Fortunately, I’ve gathered up a few interesting bits while doing some research so I’ll be sharing them with you for the next few Mondays! Here’s one on the link … Continue reading

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Ritual Eye Make-up

Tomb paintings, statues, documents and various artefacts such as kohl tubes, unguent jars and a myriad of make-up containers attest to the widespread use of cosmetics and make-up in Ancient Egypt. Whole chapters and books (especially Lise Manniche’s Sacred Luxuries, … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

“Throughout their history, the Egyptians themselves attributed the origin of their writing system to the gods. This divine source is seen in the very name which the script was accorded: medu netcher: ‘the words of the gods’ or ‘divine words’. … Continue reading

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