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rising sun

in Egyptian religion, amulet conveying life and resurrection to its wearer. It was made in the shape of a sun disk rising on the hilly horizon and was the symbol of Harmakhis, the epithet of Horus as god of the horizon. This amulet, often found with or on the mummy, provided the dead person with the assurance of resurrection in the afterlife.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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