Category: alexandria

For lonely people, rain is a chance to be touc…

For lonely people, rain is a chance to be touched.

📍 Alexandria. Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto #egyptpassion #alexandria
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The two wings of mindfulness and kindness will…

The two wings of mindfulness and kindness will begin to open the heart to more connection with our world

📍Alexandria . Egypt 🇪🇬#egypt #iregipto #egyptpassion #alexandria
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“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. …

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”

📍 Alexandria. Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto #egyptpassion #alexandria (at Alexandria, Egypt)
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“The Egyptian ba and the Greek siren are visua…

“The Egyptian ba and the Greek siren are visually similar, but eschatologically distant. The siren, figured on vases – where it stands on the grave mound – and on grave stelai, is a protector of the tomb. The ba-bird is not. One of the constituent parts of a human being, the ba is an active element and therefore articulated in hieroglyphs as a heron and figured in imagery as a human-headed bird. The ba, usually translated as the soul, becomes especially important upon the death of the body. It is similar to the Greek ‘free soul’ (psyche) that leaves the body at death, but the ba, which also leaves the body of the deceased to roam about the celestial and underworld regions, must – unlike the Greek psyche – nightly reunite with the body to preserve the unity of the deceased. 

The ba is not a guardian of the deceased body, as the siren is, but provides the body with “life-giving connectivity.” The form and the funerary connotations of the Greek siren may well originally have been imported from Egypt, but the Sāqiya Tomb’s soul-bird has acquired an occupational aspect from its Greek residence, since on the sarcophagus – where another ba-bird must have decorated the lost right side – it serves as a guardian for the deceased interred within. The oversized ba-bird with its fierce frown on the facade of Sāqiya Tomb sarcophagus assumes the form of an Egyptian soul-bird, but it functions protectively as a Greek siren.”

Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt, by Marjorie Susan Venit

Photo:

Facade of Sarcophagus, the Sāqiya Tomb. Now in the Alexandria National Museum.

“The Egyptian ba and the Greek siren are visua…

“The Egyptian ba and the Greek siren are visually similar, but eschatologically distant. The siren, figured on vases – where it stands on the grave mound – and on grave stelai, is a protector of the tomb. The ba-bird is not. One of the constituent parts of a human being, the ba is an active element and therefore articulated in hieroglyphs as a heron and figured in imagery as a human-headed bird. The ba, usually translated as the soul, becomes especially important upon the death of the body. It is similar to the Greek ‘free soul’ (psyche) that leaves the body at death, but the ba, which also leaves the body of the deceased to roam about the celestial and underworld regions, must – unlike the Greek psyche – nightly reunite with the body to preserve the unity of the deceased. 

The ba is not a guardian of the deceased body, as the siren is, but provides the body with “life-giving connectivity.” The form and the funerary connotations of the Greek siren may well originally have been imported from Egypt, but the Sāqiya Tomb’s soul-bird has acquired an occupational aspect from its Greek residence, since on the sarcophagus – where another ba-bird must have decorated the lost right side – it serves as a guardian for the deceased interred within. The oversized ba-bird with its fierce frown on the facade of Sāqiya Tomb sarcophagus assumes the form of an Egyptian soul-bird, but it functions protectively as a Greek siren.”

Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt, by Marjorie Susan Venit

Photo:

Facade of Sarcophagus, the Sāqiya Tomb. Now in the Alexandria National Museum.

i’m not caged to a destiny or anyone&rsq…

i’m not caged to a destiny or anyone’s certain reality, nor am i a rebel or a saint eternally. don’t try to label me…cause i change daily. i am me. a girl with many faces and dreams.

📍 Alexandria. North Coast of Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto #egyptpassion #alexandria #pearlofafrica
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Regular

mojave-red:

foxyamazingoperates:

mojave-red:

40mg:

If you think about it in the shower, you’re not over it

I’m apparently not over the burning of the library at Alexandria

Is anyone truly over it?

They shouldn’t be

Regular

egyptpassion:

If I lived by the sea I would never be really sad. I get an immense sense of eternity and peace from the ocean. I can lose myself in staring at it hour after hour.

📍 Alexandria. North Coast of Egypt 🇪🇬#iregipto#egyptpassion #alexandria

Terracotta image of a gladiator, wearing a h…

Terracotta image of a gladiator, wearing a helmet and carrying a rectangular shield. 2nd century BC to 2nd century CE, from Alexandria, Egypt. Christie’s. Werner Forman Archive

You’ll never find peace of mind until yo…

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.

📍 El Maxx Distract. Alexandria. Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto#egyptpassion #alexandria
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