1) Nefertari holding out her sekhem-sceptre presenting offerings in front of the God Atum. 2) Nephthys and Isis stand either side of a ram-headed God painted green like Osiris, hieroglyphs write
“Osiris rests in Ra” (left) “Ra rests in Osiris”. Beyond the yellow division Nefertari stands looking to the left with her hands held out.
Tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens,
QV66, Luxor, Egypt. Photograph by kairoinfo4u | flickr
Big news from 40 light-years away (235 trillion miles). Our Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, all of them have the potential for water on their surfaces.
Take a look inside the cockpit of our high altitude ER-2 aircraft as it descends for landing at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This month, scientists used used the aircraft to collect data on coral reef health and volcanic emissions and eruptions. Flying at 65,000 feet, above 95 percent of Earth’s atmosphere, the ER-2 has a unique ability to replicate the data a future satellite could collect. Data from this mission will help in developing a planned NASA satellite mission to study natural hazards and ecosystems called Hyperspectral Infrared Imager, or HyspIRI.
You climbed out of the cabin of the
helicopter after Steve and Bucky, ignoring the roar of the waterfall just outside
the hidden aircraft hangar. The water returned to rushing in a thick, misted
wall at the far side of the landing pad and you could feel the humidity make
your skin clammy as you walked down a short flight of steps and towards the
facility within the mountain as the two soldiers remained ahead of you.
Bucky looked back and smiled,
gesturing with his right hand for you to come up to join him and Steve. You
lengthened your stride and walked next to him, feeling the brush of his warm
skin against your arm. He paused his conversation with Steve and told you,
“Don’t need you being alone back there, darlin’.”
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet. It’s similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, but represents many of the same concepts. The name Wadjet is derived from “wadj” = green, hence “the green one”, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from the Egyptian “iaret” = risen one from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. Wadjet was one of the earliest of Egyptian deities who later became associated with other goddesses such as Bast, Sekhmet, Mut, and Hathor.
cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church terrorist attack
in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church, Monday, April 10, 2017.
Egyptian Christians were burying their dead on Monday, a day after
Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in coordinated
attacks targeting Palm Sunday services in two cities. Women wailed as
caskets marked with the word “martyr” were brought into the Mar Amina
church in the coastal city of Alexandria, the footage broadcast on
several Egyptian channels. (AP Photo/Samer Abdallah)
Lamenting Mourning Women Tomb (TT55) of Ramose c. 1411-1375 BCE, Thebes.