Nebu is the Egyptian symbol of gold. It depicts a golden collar
with the ends hanging off of the sides and seven spines dangling
from the middle.
Ancient Egyptians believed that gold was an indestructible
and heavenly metal. The sun god, Ra,
was often referred to as a mountain of gold. The Royal Tomb,
in fact, known as the "House of Gold". The Pharaohs
of the Old Kingdom were called the "Golden Horus".
The skin of gods and other deities was said to be golden.
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