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How to recognize the origins of the Egyptian gods

By now you’ve heard about the myth that Egyptians worshiped a single Egyptian god, the god of fire.There’s also the story of a god who was supposed to be a descendent of Osiris, and a god whose body was used in the funerary rites of the gods.What you may not know about the origins or […]

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How to spot Egyptian sacred objects in the country

Egyptian sacred relics are often hidden from view.But the latest discovery of a 2,700-year-old wooden box of gold and silver coins is one of the best-known and most coveted finds in the kingdom.The find, made at the tomb of Akhenaten, was announced Tuesday by Egypt’s antiquities ministry.The box contains 1,500 pieces of gold coins, along […]

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Taoism’s sacred objects and the rise of modern sacred objects

A Chinese Taoist statue in the Forbidden City, a city in central Beijing, was restored by a group of volunteers who wanted to show respect to the city’s ancient buildings and sacred objects.The sculpture of a bull was stolen from the Great Wall of China in 1884 and is now at the center of a […]

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How the pyramids got so big, and what you need to know about the pyramidal structure

We’ve known for a long time that ancient Egyptians used pyramids for ceremonial purposes.But this is the first time that the pyre is so big that it dwarfs the pygmy pyramids on the plateau of Giza.Now a new paper by the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologists offers a new theory to explain the pyrometer’s size and […]

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