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West wall of the of the Shrine of King Taharqa
King Taharqa and the gods of Gamaten (the temple at Kawa). Taharqa offers a loaf, a necklace, a pectoral and a figure of Ma’at (symbol of cosmic order) to the ram-headed god Amun-Re. Behind god’s throne stand the goddesses Anukis Nethy, Satis and Anukis Ba.
North wall of [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 31st 2015
Greywacke lid of the sarcophagus of the Steward of the Treasury Ptahhotep, son of Horenpetnakht, inscribed with a text from the book of the Dead, Chapter 72.*
*From a sign board nest to the sarcophagus.
10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 30th 2015
Granite gneiss ram of Amun
A figure of King Taharqa stands between the ram’s folded legs, symbolically placed under its divine protection.
From Temple T at Kawa, Late Period/Napatan, 25th Dynasty (about 680 BC).*
*From information plate next to the statue
11 Comments CherryPie on Mar 28th 2015
King Taharqa, ruler of Egypt and Kush, was the first Kushite pharaoh to be buried in a tomb at Nuri, cemetery of the captital city, Napata. During the Napatan Period, the adoption of pyramid tombs and objects such as shabtis reflect the extent of Egyptian influence on Napatan culture. The objects in this display were [...]
12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2015
The Church you see today is a mixture of the medieval and the contemporary. It stands as a physical reminder of the deep historic roots of Christianity and of the changing ways in which people have understood God. There was probably a church on the site in Anglo-Saxon times, but the earliest part of the present building [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2015
There has been a church on this site for a thousand years, standing in the very centre of the ancient walled city of Oxford.
In the early thirteenth century the University began to develop as scholars and teachers, with their classes of scholars, moved into small halls of residence here. They needed a central meeting place and [...]
6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2015