Sarcophagus Lid of Sisobek

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2016
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Sisobek (Sasobek) assumes the guise and resurective powers of Osiris. He holds the djed (right) and tit (left), symbols of performance and life linked to Osiris and Isis. The winged sky goddess Nut enables his rebirth, just as she daily gave birth to the sun and stars. Nut received the spirit of the dead among the "imperishable stars" fixed above the north pole. Sisobek was a vizier of Lower Egypt, after King Psamtek (Psamtik) I had freed the land of Assyrian and Kushite rule, promoting a cultural revival. 26th Dynasty, reign of Psamtek I, circa 664-610 BCE. Probably from Memphis, Saqqara, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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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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