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intro to Mazon Creek fossil    http://paleobiology.si.edu/mazoncreek/mazonPaleo.html

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The ankh also known as key of life, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "eternal life".

The Ankh Believed to be in use as early as 3000 b. the Ankh was a symbol associated to a Pharaoh’s physician named Imkotep who later became a God and gave the Ankh its first meaning of good health and eternal life.

The Ankh was an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life and immortality. The word ankh also means "mirror" in the ancient Egyptian language, as in a mirror to the soul. At the top of the ankh shown, there wings of Isis and a solar disk w/cobras. 2 Cobras, representing the goddess of Lower Egypt, are across the bar. At the bottom, King Ankhnaton.

The Ankh was an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life and immortality. The word ankh also means "mirror" in the ancient Egyptian language, as in a mirror to the soul.

Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and one of their daughters offer sacrifices to the sun-disk Aten, whose rays, stretching down, end in hands bearing the ankh—the Egyptian symbol of eternal life.

Egyptian Papyrus Painting: Akhenaten and Nefertiti and Child Offer Sacrifices

The history and meaning of the Ancient Eygptian Ankh- a symbol used very commonly in Egyptian art. The ankh, also known as key of life,

The ankh, also known as key of life, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “eternal life”. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

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A statue of the god, Horus from Eternal Life In Ancient Egypt, National Museum of Natural History

Scarab | Winged Scarab

Scarabaeus sacer - golden scarab = stercorary beetle = slave = negro for toil = jew at hard work = Assyrian labor = booty of war = increase of power = wealth = supremacy = empire of Pharaoh

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