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Plants and animals from the Nile Valley and the desert are found on many of the objects that the ancient Egyptians used everyday. Sometimes these designs were just decorative, sometimes they had religious meaning. Here are a few that you will find:
Lotus flower | Crocodile | Water birds | Seeds | Snakes
lotus plant

The lotus flower is a water lily which grows along the Nile. It opens at dawn, displays its blossom during the day, and closes at dusk. For the ancient Egyptians the lotus may have been a symbol of creation, renewal, and the constant rising and setting of the sun.

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There are seven objects used in every day life by ancient Egyptians. Two of them are decorated with the lotus flower. Click on the objects that feature the lotus.

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