Pyramidion, Egypt

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015

An Egyptian pyramidion. These formed the top of private tombs and were based on the "benen," the primeval mound of creation on which the son God was born. Egypt, 16th to 12th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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