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Egyptian Ankh: A symbol representing life, immortality, and the divine

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The Egyptian Ankh has intrigued and fascinated people for centuries. Shaped like a cross with a loop at the top, the Ankh holds profound significance in ancient Egyptian culture, representing life, immortality, and the divine.The Ankh, also known as the key of life or crux ansata, is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt. Its origins date back to the early dynastic period (c. 3100–2686 BCE). The exact origin of the Ankh remains somewhat elusive, but it is believed to have evolved from the hieroglyph for a sandal strap. Early depictions of gods and pharaohs holding the Ankh...

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