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What is Benben? - Unique Egypt Blog

benben     Shaped like a short OBELISK, the benben is of ancient origin. It represents RE the sun god, for it was said that the sacred benben stone was the first thing the rays of the sun touched each morning in the sun temple at HELIOPOLIS. The benben symbolizes the PRIMEVAL MOUND, the first bit of earth to emerge from the waters of chaos (creation myth from Heliopolis). The Hewet-Benben, the Temple of the Benben, housed the first benben and was linked to the BENU bird that landed on the pyramidal top of the benben when it emerged as the first dry land. When SUN TEMPLs became popular in Dynasty V, the focus of worship in the open-air courtyards was the benben that stood on a raised platform. Fifth Dynasty benbens served as the prototype for later tall obelisks placed in front of temples during the NEW KINGDOM

What is Benben?


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