Anthropomorphic statue of the god Apis The …

Anthropomorphic statue of the god Apis

The statue depicts the god Apis with a human body and a bull’s head. The arms, the lower part of the body and the legs are missing; however, the god was probably depicted in a standing position holding his right arm in front of him, holding the scepter or was, symbol of power, conserved in the upper part, and with his left arm by his side. Between the horns there is a solar disc, while around the neck there is a chain of several delicately engraved rows.

The bull Apis was one of the most important deities of Ancient Egypt, and his cult dates back to the first dynastic periods. He was mainly venerated in Memphis, where he was linked to the god Ptah, as his living image and the manifestation of his “glorious soul”.

New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1070 BC. Now in the

Vatican Museums, Rome.

Statue of Mentuhotep VI

Statue of Mentuhotep VI

Green schist statue of Merankhre Mentuhotep VI: the statuette is a very respectable piece of work. Mentuhotep stands in the traditional pose with left leg advanced, his limbs connected to a back pillar by negative space. He wears a nemes with uraeus, and a ‘shendyt’ kilt.

From Karnak cachette. Second Intermediate Period, 16th Dynasty, ca. 1675-1650 BC. Now in the British Museum.

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I was watching good omens and was wondering if the vague sense of familiarity I got watching the Shadwell scenes was just bc I remembered them from reading the book in high school but NO Michael MCKEAN Of BETTER CALL SAUL was Shadwell….. I hope he had fun with this role after doing Ajax Modern Lawyer AU for 3 years ….

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clodiuspulcher:

I feel like Good Omens missed a huge opportunity but it’s understandable bc the authors were British. If Good Omens had been American, there’s no need to replace Pestilence with Pollution. Pestilence still exists, he’s the CEO of America’s largest health insurance company

He’s introduced at a board meeting where he talks about how raising deductibles and premium rates will generate considerable revenue next quarter. You see him tell a woman her routine cancer screens aren’t covered under her plan; absently he tells a lackey she’ll be dead from a completely treatable disease within the decade. The package is delivered while he’s on the phone with a diabetic who just aged out of their parents’ insurance plan – who cries in the background through the phone piece while he signs for it nonchalantly.

The voice-over identifies him as he denies some more claims for antibiotics and chemotherapy on his sleek and elegant laptop and talks about how he truly switched strategies sometime after we developed antibiotics, but he had seen the writing on the walls since Jenner, Koch, Pasteur, Ehrlich, and Fleming. He runs a health insurance conglomerate and sits on the board of several pharmaceutical companies, and he has an even easier job now because once you make healthcare a business, people will chomp at the bit to damn their fellow man to death by preventable disease if it makes the margins look good. He keeps people from getting preventative care by pricing them out of it. He keeps drug prices high and denies just enough medical aid to places where malaria and TB and the like are endemic that people are forced to take shorter courses of drugs, and the pathogens become resistant. He promotes pseudoscientific alternative medicine to those he priced out of the real stuff. Just for fun, he stokes up anti-vaccine fervor in his free time. It didn’t matter that we invented antibiotics- we had already invented capitalism

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I feel like Good Omens missed a huge opportunity but it’s understandable bc the authors were British. If Good Omens had been American, there’s no need to replace Pestilence with Pollution. Pestilence still exists, he’s the CEO of America’s largest health insurance company

egyptpassion:Alexander the Great… Advanced on …

egyptpassion:

Alexander the Great…
Advanced on Egypt in late 332 BC, where he was regarded as a liberator. He was pronounced son of the deity Amun at the Oracle of Siwa Oasis in the Libyan desert. During his stay in Egypt, he founded Alexandria-by-Egypt, which would become the prosperous capital of the Ptolemaic Kingdom after his death. #egyptpassion #iregipto #egypt #thegiftsofmindfulness #photography #thisisegypt #natgeo #Alexandria #alexanderthegreat
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