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Thursday, September 22, 2005
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Egyptian treasures


A1 / Kelly Braun
  A group of women view a statue of the goddess Sakhmet at the ancient Egyptian exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute. The goddess, with a woman's body and head of a lioness, was believed to have control over good and bad fortune. Egyptians believed she had a warlike temperament and would attack foreigners and enemies of the sun god. At right is a gold funerary mask, probably worn by a priest or military servant, found in the king's tomb he served. See related story and pictures on page 8A.
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