Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

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Excerpt: ...that part of Thebes which stood on the western bank of the Nile. The sceptre as an ideograph means power, in the same manner as the sceptre carried by our monarch on state occasions is a badge of authority. Thus the palatial title may be rendered, "The powerful bull, crowned in Western Thebes." Above the cartouche will be noticed a group of four Pg 71 hieroglyphs, namely, a reed, bee, and two semicircles. This group is usually placed above the cartouche containing the prenomen or sacred name of the king, and the four are descriptive of the authority exercised by the monarch. They may be thus explained:
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236732588
  • 9781236732583