, pub-6799801859701797, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Unusual Facts from National Geographic


 Unusual Facts from National Geographic

 Benben Stone
approximately 1840 B.C.
Inscribed "See Life Again"

This is the Benben stone (from approximately 1840 B.C.) that was discovered in the temple of Phoenix. Ancient Egyptians considered Phoenix a symbol of cyclical seasons and believed it had the ability to create and resurrect. According to scientists, Benben was located on the top of Amenemhat III’s pyramid.

The inscriptions on the stone are a prayer asking for the pharaoh to “see life again.”

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