Dustsceawung
Reflection on the remains of the past as a way of emphasising the transience of life was such a common theme in Old English literature that they had a special word for this motif: Dustsceawung, 'contemplation of the dust.'

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necklace with solid gold amulet of SekhmetMemphis26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis (570-526 B.C.E.University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

necklace with solid gold amulet of Sekhmet
Memphis
26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis (570-526 B.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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