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Ra (Re) Photo: Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel

Ramses II put me at the top of the door to his big temple at Abu Simbel. Not only is this a great carving, it's a 3-D symbol of his second name, User-ma'at-Ra ("Ra's Truth is Strong"): it shows me, standing between the hieroglyph for strength (the scepter with Anubis's head on it on my left) and a feather of truth to my right. [Great Temple of Abu Simbel, southern Egypt, ca. 1250BCE. Photo 2008 by ljanderson977.] (tagged: Ra)

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