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RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE ANUBIS Statue Stone 1278-1131 BC


Anubis is one of the most iconic gods of ancient EgyptAnubis is the Greek version of his name, the ancient Egyptians knew him as Anpu (or Input). Anubis was an extremely ancient deity whose name appears in the oldest mastabas of the Old Kingdom and the Pyramid Texts as a guardian and protector of the dead. He was originally a god of the underworld but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites. His name is from the same root as the word for a royal child, "inpu". However, it is also closely related to the word "inp" which means "to decay", and one version of his name (Inp or Anp) more closely resembles that word. As a result, it is possible that his name changed slightly once he was adopted as the son of the KingOsiris. He was known as "Imy-ut" ("He Who is In the Place of Embalming"), "nub-tA-Djoser" ("lord of the sacred la…

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