Photographer's Note

Another Ptolemaic sarcophagus, this time in profile rather than shot through glass looking straight down. The vulture seen in the headdress was a symbol of Upper Egypt (Thebes / Luxor) and was known as Nekhbet. By the time the ancient Greeks had arrived in 305 BC, spearheaded by Alexander the Great and his companion Ptolemy, Upper and Lower Egypt (Giza) had long since settled their differences. The occupying Persians were defeated by Alexander in 332 BC, & Greece then ruled Egypt until 30 AD with the death of Cleopatra and the transfer to Roman rule.

At far right are a pair of Jackals. Anubis was the guardian and protector of the dead. More photos here:

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17238 W: 1065 N: 38045] (172378)
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