On 08 June 2013 at 15:00

The efflux from the eye of Ra -The role of the bee in Ancient Egypt.

Mr. Jan Koek

The bee is one of the animals in ancient Egypt which is most frequently represented in pictures and in texts. The bee appears to be the symbol of Lower-Egypt and of kingship. 

Mr Jan Koek will develop the role and the symbols linked to it. He will notably focus on the techniques of beekeeping, the function of honey as tribute as well as medicine in the temples, the meaning of wax in magic practices, the symbolic relation between bee and the sungod and at least the place of the bee in funerary beliefs. 



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On 08 June 2013 at 15:00

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Mr. Jan Koek

Founder of the Egyptological association “Mehen, Studiecentrum voor het Oude Egypte”. This association organizes courses, lectures, cultural travels related to ancient Egyptian civilization. Regularly, Mehen publishes scientific articles in the field of Egyptology and grants sponsorship to archaeological excavations in Egypt.