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Symbolic Meanings of Pharaoh 's False Beard in Ancient Egypt

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DOI: 10.25236/ssah.2017.77


Hongsheng Li, Xianqun Yi, Manjiang Chen

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Hongsheng Li


In ancient Egypt, the reign of pharaohs lasted for more than 3,000 years, leaving many mysteries for which people are full of praise and admiration. This paper brings forth the observation and reflection of a high school student interested in ancient Egyptian culture, whose inspiration is from the things of nature such as the Sahara Desert, the Sun, and the Moon. Based on detailed image comparison and a rigorous analysis of the religious and cultural background, the author explains the symbolic meaning of the Sahara false beard which is a realistic simulation of the sun projecting its rays in the water surface. In fact, the false beard is an important form of artistic expression in ancient Egyptian god worship culture.


Egyptian civilization, False bear, Spiritual idea, Pyramid, Sun god, Pharaoh, Legitimacy.