CT scans of mummies reveal that heart disease was surprisingly frequent in ancient Egypt. This suggests that heart disease is caused by factors other than modern habits, such as smoking, fast food, and inactivity.
the God Upuaut represented in His form of sacred jackal upon the Royal Standard and with the uraeus. Detail from the “Temple of Millions of Years” of King MerenPtah (ca. 1213–1203 BCE), west ‘Uaset’-Thebes
the winged Goddess Nut, flanked by the Two Eyes, represented kneeling upon a shrine, holding the ‘Ankh’ (Life) in Her hands, and spreading Her wings in protection. Detail from the coffin of Harwa, “Doorkeeper in the Temple of the God Amon” at 'Uaset’-Thebes, VII century BCE. Now in the Field Museum of Chicago…
Also, re the new Mummy, the old Universal monster movies were horror films. From the trailers, that looks like an utterly generic action movie(just like the recent Dr. Frankenstein) filled with terroristic mass-destruction imagery. If Universal wants to build an actual worthwhile franchise with those properties, going back to horror and understanding what makes them compelling might help.
thing is, i don’t see any value in that either. i can hardly believe there is anything to like about it tbh
Can we talk about American Gods? We really have a dark-skin black woman playing a Biblical Queen and a Love Goddess. We have Black People portraying Egyptian Gods. The lead of the show is black. They have West African Gods being portrayed on mainstream media. Seeing black people’s mythology and history represented on screen by black actors is a big thing. People aren’t even aware of nor regard the several figures in Abrahamic religions being African. .
Upuaut of Upper Egypt (at right) and Upuaut of Lower Egypt (at left) both represented as a sacred jackal upon the Royal Standard and with the uraeus.
Double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek at Ombos (Kom Ombo), scene from the south-west wall of the Inner Hypostyle (from the west side dedicated to Haroeris).
Nut - Goddess of the sky, she symbolizes the firmament and is considered as the mother of all celestial objects. She is the mother of Isis, Osiris, Seth, Nephtys and according to some versions, Horus and the daughter of Shu, personnification of air and Tefnut, goddess of moisture, moist air, dew and rain.