Friday, November 29, 2013


Horus the falcon wears a red and white pschent crown standing on his perch. God of the sky and war for Ancient Egypt. Horus's symbol is the wedjat eye (as seen here in Rogers Park) representing protection, royal power and health (Curiously it also is thought to be have been an important tool in Egyptian mathematics).

There is alot to read about Horus. This particular Express Mail version is based on the Horus statue standing outside the Temple of Edfu (Just outside the town of Idfu in southern Egypt along the Nile. Almost all cities in Egypt are located along the Nile). According to Wikipedia the building of the temple began in 237 BC and was completed 57 BC (or ten Ptolemys - from Ptolemy III until Ptolemy XII).

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