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July 26, 2017

Cuff Bracelet with Eye — 890 BCE

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Bracelet found on the mummy of King Shoshenq II, from his tomb at Tanis (San el-Hagar).

The main element of its inlaid decoration is a large udjat eye.

In Egyptian mythology, the god Horus had his eye torn to pieces by his wicked uncle Seth.

Thoth, the god of cleverness and wisdom, succeeded in reassembling the eye so that it once again became 'the sound eye' (the word udja means 'sound, healthy').

The udjat eye was one of the most widespread and potent symbols of ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

July 26, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ben & Jerry's Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Pint Combination Lock Protector

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"I'm terribly sorry, but there is no 'u' in 'my pint.'"

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$29.95 (ice cream not included).

[via Joe Peach]

Peach-cobbler

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