Ancient Egyptian Offering Basin

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 November 2017

This offering basin made from stone dates from the time that Egypt was a province of the Roman Empire (30 BCE–641 CE). It was carved in the shape of an ankh, which symbolized life. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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