Individually, these objects each carry noteworthy meaning, but together they are a millennia-old symbol of power and authority.
Possibly originating from agricultural tools, the pairing of the crook and flail was commonly used in Ancient Egypt to represent the royal might of the pharaohs. Many artistic depictions show one object clasped in each of the subject's hands with the arms crossed over the chest.
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Category: Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
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The formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic is called hieroglyphics. They began to develop this system around 3000 BC.The first … read more »