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The Falcon carries great significance in modern and even more so in ancient Egypt. This frescoe in the walls of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut retains its brightness of colour and richness of form & structure.
The earliest recorded form of Horous is the Falcon. It was the patron deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt and who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the sun and moon. It became said that the sun was his right eye and the moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Thus he became known as Harmerty – Horus of two eyes. Horus was also said to be a god of war and hunting. The Horus falcon is shown upon a standard on the predynastic Hunters Palette in the "lion hunt".
Thus he became a symbol of majesty and power as well as the model of the pharaohs. The Pharaohs were said to be Horus in human form.

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  • Copyright: Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 37 N: 570] (2255)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-18
  • Categories: Oeuvres d'art
  • Exposition: f/4, 1/125 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-18 5:36
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