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Isis and me praying while Ra rises. Thoth's baboons joined us, too. The artist drew hieroglyphs between me and my sister that say "stability" (Osiris's djed pillar on the bottom) and "life" (the ankh, which has human arms to lift the sun). We're kneeling on the hieroglyph for "gold." (Wasn't very comfy.) [Isis and Nephthys greet the sunrise in the scribe Ani's personal copy of the Book of the Dead. Dynasty 19, New Kingdom (ca. 1300 BCE)] Public domain.