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Archaeologists excavated several of the underground tombs, finding artifacts such as a silver ring, engraved with an image of a god, and a faience box, decorated with large eyes, which a researcher believes protected against the evil eye.
The tombs in the cemetery yielded other treasures, including a faience box, decorated with what the ancient Ku#es and Egyptians called "udjat" eyes — "a well-known tradition in Egypt," Bashir said, noting that the Ku#es also made use of them. "It had a kind of ritual role to [protect] from the evil eye," Bashir said.
In the cemetery archaeologists also found an interesting "party tray," which consists of seven bowls attached together; six of the bowls surround another bowl in the middle. "It's very unique, and we don't have any kind of similar object found anywhere else," Bashir said. "It can be used for food. You can put seven different items in one place."
Most of these symbols were used to represent specific religious beliefs and rituals - kind of like how we use crosses on rosaries, or the crescent moon and a star on flags, or the star of David on pendants. Egyptian Symbols Khamsa The ancient Egyptians used symbols for protection, just like in modern Egypt with our own set of symbols – such as the "Khamsa", which is a palm (sometimes with an eye in the middle) that we wear as a pendant for protection against the evil eye. They also believed in the magical quality of symbolism, using them not only for protection, but also for luck and prosperity. Some of them were used throughout all of Egypt, regardless of cults and traditions of the time or area; some were specific to Upper Egypt, and some were specific to Lower Egypt. They were worn on amulets, inscribed on sarcophagi, painted on tombs and carved on temple walls. Egyptian symbols have become so popular that they are now favorites at some tattoo parlors! In this section you will find some of the most significant symbols from ancient Egypt, their uses, and what they represented.
Fact 2: Nobody would grow a mustache or beard in Ancient Egypt because facial hair was considered unhygienic and unfashionable !
Fact 3: If someone had facial hair in Ancient Egypt, he was either from the poorest of the poor or a foreigner
Fact 4: Nearly all the beards worn by pharaohs that you see in museums are fake