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Bright Side is going to tell you several historical, cultural, and wildlife facts that National Geographic has shared with us.
1. This is what the top of one of the Egyptian pyramids looks like.
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.”
“May the face of the king be opened
so that he may see the Lord of the Horizon
when he crosses the sky;
may he cause the king to shine as a god,
lord of eternity and indestructible.”
I.E.S Edwards’ translation