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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Egyptology in tiles, a photo from Alexandria, Inland | TrekEarth


http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Egypt/Inland/Alexandria/Alexandria/photo1518631.htm

Egyptology in tiles by ChrisJ (112461)


Photographer's Note

An interesting tile mosaic along the Alexandria Harbour waterfront. See if you can spot the hippopotamus! 'Taweret' is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of childbirth and fertility. Hint, she can be seen standing upright in the central group of 6 figures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taweret

This intriguing artwork looks a little like an old tv test pattern but looking closer you can spot pyramids, Ra, Anubis and many other facets of ancient Egypt.