Monday, July 13, 2009

Jewel belonging to Tutankhamun



A F e s t i v a l o f P o s t c a r d s

call for submission of postcard for theme ' SIGNS' this month.

Thank you to Nathalie to send me this great postcard during her trip to Egypt.


The most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is, without doubt, Tutankhamun.
The boy king died in his late teens and remained at rest in Egypt's Valley of the Kings for over 3,300 years.
His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". Often the name Tutankhamun was written Amen-tut-ankh, meaning "living image of Amun", due to scribal custom which most often placed the divine name at the beginning of the phrase in order to honor the divine being.

4 comments:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

What a spectacular postcard, Lay!
This is the first Festival postcard with an ancient theme.
I'll let you know when we publish the Festival.
Evelyn in Montreal

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

It is my wish to visit Egypt and see the Pyramids. Many years ago I was among the thousands who saw the Tutankhamun exhibition in London.

Sheila said...

Fantastic card! And I learnt something too, about Tutankhamun's name, which makes it even better. :)

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

It is truly nice to see these postcards and postcards from other countries. Thank you for sharing!