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EGYPTIAN TRAVEL: THE KHEPER SCARAB AT KARNAK TEMPLE

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The scarab is the most popular good luck charm from ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that the scarab was the earthly manifestation of the god Khepri and pushed the sun across the sky each day, only to disappear and magically re-appear the next morning. It became a powerful amulet for self-creation, transformation, and re-birth. The Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor has a vast mix of decayed temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings. In this temple complex is the Kheper Scarab sculpture. This statue has been popular since antiquity. Today, tourists are encouraged to make a circular walk around the...

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Beyond Fair Trade: Working in Egypt for 40 Years

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Discoveries Egyptian Imports has been a place to buy unique items made in Egypt for over 40 years. Most items are hand-made or hand-crafted, and the vast majority are the work of small, family-owned, and operating cottage industries. The top four vendors that we get products from are family businesses that have been with us for more than 25 years, and we buy directly from them. All of the proceeds from our purchases in Egypt go directly to the families and their infrastructure. As a case in point, our main supplier in Luxor, Egypt was able to rebuild their home...

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EGYPTIAN DEITY: ISIS THE GODDESS OF LIFE AND MAGIC

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In ancient Egypt, Egyptians held an annual festival to celebrate Isis. The Egyptian Goddess, Isis, represented the ideal mother and wife. She was the wife and sister of Osiris and together they had one son, Horus. After the death of Osiris, she took over the role of the goddess of the dead. Isis was known for her incredible powers of healing and regeneration. As goddess of life and magic, Isis protected women and children and healed the sick. Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut. Isis is modeled below with outstretched wings to represent her...

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Honor Your Mother With An Egyptian Necklace

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Honor your Mom with a necklace that features the word Mom translated into ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. These pendants are handmade, in the ancient bazaar of Khan el Khalili in Cairo, Egypt. We also offer a Mother cartouche pendant with a female symbol on the bottom. These necklaces are in stock and ready to ship. We offer multiple gift wrapping options that make this the perfect gift!

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EGYPTIAN EXHIBITIONS: "EGYPT: THE TIME OF PHARAOHS"

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Visit the new exhibition, "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs", at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This showcase is local to us-- just 40 miles away! The exhibition promises "to transport you to the distant past to explore ancient Egyptian culture and the land of pharaohs".  Visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's website for more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.dmns.org/visit/exhibitions/egypt-the-time-of-pharaohs 

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