Jagger Jones and the Mummys Ankh by Malayna EvansJagger Jones is a whiz kid from Chicagos South Side. Ask him anything about Ancient Egypt, and Jagger can fill hours describing all that he knows. But when he and his precocious little sister Aria fall more than three thousand years back in time to the court of Amarna, Egypt, Jagger discovers a truth that rocks his world: books don’t teach you everything there is to know.
Mummies, pyramids, and cool hieroglyphics make awesome movie props, but the ancient court of Amarna is full of over-sized scorpions, magical amulets, and evil deities determined to scare unwanted visitors away. If Jagger and Aria are to return safely home, they must find nine soul-infested gemstones, defeat an evil general, save the royal family, and figure out how to rescue themselves!
Armed only with Jagger’s knowledge of history and a few modern objects mined from his pockets and Aria’s sparkly purse, the siblings have exactly one week to solve supernatural riddles and rescue the royal family. If they can pull it off, Jagger Jones just might return to Chicago a hero.
The Ankh is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt , known as "the key of life" or the "cross of life", and dating from the Early Dynastic Period c. It is a cross with a loop at the top sometimes ornamented with symbols or decorative flourishes but most often simply a plain gold cross. It is one of the most ancient symbols of Egypt, often seen with the djed and was symbols, carried by a multitude of the Egyptian gods in tomb paintings and inscriptions and worn by Egyptians as an amulet. The ankh's association with the afterlife made it an especially potent symbol for the Coptic Christians of Egypt in the 4th century CE who took it as their own. This use of the ankh as a symbol of Christ's promise of everlasting life through belief in his sacrifice and resurrection is most probably the origin of the Christian use of the cross as a symbol of faith today. The early Christians of Rome and elsewhere used the fertility symbol of the fish as a sign of their faith.
The Ankh Cross bow of life, Crux Ansata, cross with hinge, Egyptian cross is such an important occult and sacred symbol for ancient Egypt that it is difficult to find any religious depiction of Egyptian gods where this mysterious sign would not be present. It was usually portrayed on the tombs and temple walls. But why? What was it about the ANKH cross that made it so important to the ancient mystics? It is one of the oldest sacred signs with a deep symbolic value.
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Ankh: The Sound of Ancient Egypt
These three words are an ancient Egyptian phrase that beautifully sums up the philosophy of an entire civilization. These three important parts of existence and happiness — life, strength, and health — were the foundation of the ancient Egyptian mindset and are present in most everything that the Egyptians put forth into the world. They ended correspondences with these words, carved and painted them on stone walls and probably enthusiastically bade them to each other when meeting and parting. The Ankh is a triliteral sign. This means that the symbol itself is an abbreviation of three sounds, in this case, a, n and kh.