The Eye of Horus, also knowns as Wedjat, is one of the most recognizable and powerful symbols from Ancient Egypt, depicting a combination of a human and a falcon eye, since the god Horus was associated with a falcon. It was believed to have healing and protective power and was used as a protective amulet. Amulets in this shape were very popular in ancient Egypt for thousands of years, from the Old Kingdom to Roman times. They were worn by the living and also buried with the dead, as their apotropaic significance suited both.
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