Ancient artifacts, Egyptian scarab. Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found ”True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. 18th Dynasty. 1570 - 1342 BC
New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Brown glazed steatite scarab (20x14mm). Base engraved with Thoeris standing in front of a pillar, holding sa and feather of truth, solar barque above. Intact, pierced for mounting. Thoeris was a domestic goddess associated with the protection of women and children. She was represented as a pregnant hippopotamus.
The Greek alphabet, the script of English today, is based on the Kemetic alphabet of Ancient Egypt/Kemet and the Upper Nile Valley of Ancient Africa. Ancient Egyptians called their words MDW NTR, or ‘Metu Neter,” which means divine speech. The Greeks call