The Ankh is one of the oldest amuletic signs used by the dynastic Egyptians. Its origin and the purported usage is still a deep mystery; nevertheless, it signifies and symbolizes “everlasting life”, “life”, “living” and also “life which cannot die”.
It was worn by the living and the dead and was often combined with the was-sceptre and the djed.
In Egyptian myth, it rises from the Tet and its arms support the sun. It was created from many different types of materials, such as wood, metal, different stones, and wax.
Every god and goddess possessed the Ankh Amulet and the paintings on the tomb walls show the gods offering “eternal life” to the king.
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