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Ra-Horakhty Stela


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 28 November 2015
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This painted stela shows the seated falcon-headed Ra-Horakhty. Ra-Horakhty combines the sun god Ra with Horus, the sky god, and is believed to coincide with the popularity of sun worship in ancient Egypt. From Thebes, Egypt, 8th to 4th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 28). Ra-Horakhty Stela. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Ra-Horakhty Stela." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 28, 2015.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Ra-Horakhty Stela." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Nov 2015. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

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