Sun disk


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Sun disk

A disk representing the sun with wings, especially used in Egyptian antiquity as emblematic of the sun god.

sun disk

A disk with wings, emblematic of the sun, used in Egyptian Revival architecture.
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The peak of the annular solar eclipse will be at 11:59am when 14 percent of the sun disk will be covered, elaborated the astronomer.
Used on its own, it means "son." The duck, followed by a sun disk reads sa Re, "son of the sun god." This title usually precedes the Egyptian king's personal name.
The Sun Disk inscription, for its part, is the only historical inscription which explicitly mentions performance of the Mouth Washing ceremony.
The report shows that Sun disk storage systems outgrew the market in many revenue categories for Q2 2008.
Pop singer Anastacia's lower back is illuminated by an elaborate Sun disk accompanied by the ancient Egyptian ankh, the symbol of life.
Pale Knudsen as Apollo circled the sun disk like the hands of a clock, while basso Paul Gerimon, as Caronte, sang from a perch so high above the stage that it would have turned most males into sopranos.
Amenhotep III, the self-proclaimed "Dazzling Sun Disk of All Lands," led his country into an era of unsurpassed power and prosperity.
Among other items recovered is the "head of a Cobra topped with a sun disk between the horns of a cow next to a lotus flower of coloured limestone dating to the era of the New Kingdom".
of the Negev Press, 1997); "The 'Sun Disk' Tablet of Nabu-apla-iddina," in The Context of Scripture, vol.
Whenever the pinhole is exactly in the middle of the blurry shadow of the horizontal rod at the top of the gnomon, the projected Sun disk is bisected by a sharp black line.
The two previously discovered sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were made of sandstone; one of them is dome-shaped and topped with a sun disk bearing the image of Ptolemy XII and his wife Cleopatra V with their daughters.
The statue is 180cm long and features a sun disk on the head of Sekhmet as well as a cobra.