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sun disc

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(Art Terms) a disc symbolizing the sun, esp one flanked by two serpents and the extended wings of a vulture, used as a religious figure in ancient Egypt
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MEATH-BASED racehorse owner Kevin Purfield has urged local trainers and breeders to be on high alert after his premises was raided and his broodmare Sun Disc was stolen on Sunday night.
The relic depicts Goddess Sekhmet carrying the sun disc on top of her head and a line of hieroglyphic writing that contains a cartouche of king Nekhtenbo II.
The pharaoh tried to make his subjects worship the sun disc called Arken.
Ikram said that making the king appear as Osiris may have helped undo a religious revolution that was brought about by Akhenaten, a pharaoh who is widely believed to be Tutankhamun's father, and who had tried to focus Egyptian religion around the worship of the Aten, the sun disc, and went as far as to destroy other gods' images.
And SUN DISC, narrowly beaten by Midnight Soprano at Navan recently, should appreciate the step-up to a mile and a half and is napped to return to winning ways in the concluding handicap.
But there are wealthy nutters or cranks out there who paid over 10m for Hirst's formaldehyded 18-month-old dead calf with its Ancient Egyptian sun disc screwed to its skull.
Legend has it that the flag originated from the Mongol invasions of Japan, when the Buddhist priest Nicheren presented a sun disc to the shogun.
Freelance archaeologist Simon Timberlake unearthed the sun disc during a routine search of an old mines site near Aberystwyth in October 2002.
We have absolutely no idea just how much this sun disc is worth although in archaeological terms it is priceless,' said Mr Timberlake, who as a professional archaeologist is unable to claim a reward.
The giant winged sun disc appeared in a wheat field hot on the heels of a menorah - a candlestick in Jewish rituals.
Akhenaten, who tried to impose monotheism with the worship of Aten, the sun disc, later fathered the famed boy king Tutankhamun.