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Djed Column

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The djed column as a, Egyptian hieroglyph represented stability.

DJED pillar : like Egyptian symbol representing stability. interpreted as the backbone of the god Osiris . also a phallic symbol for the “potency and duration of the Pharaoh’s rule” . Many theories have been advanced in an endeavor to explain what the symbol known as the djed pillar represents.

It has been regarded as a combination of the four pillars that the Egyptians believed supported the four corners of the earth, as a tree with lopped branches, and as a human spinal column.

The view most generally held at present is that it depicts a bundle of stalks tied together. Its origin, however, was forgotten by later Egyptians and it was though to be the backbone of the god Osiris.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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 »

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