I found this idea when I was reading one of my daughter kid's encyclopedia about ancient egypt. I thought it would be a beautiful model if it could be turned to paper model. One night to complete this model as I expected before. Here it is, 3 pages patterns for a nice miniature of ancient egyptian game, Senet. They said it already played since 5000 years ago or around 3000 before the born of Christ.
Senet - Ancient Egypt Game
The Ankh - Crux Ansata Papercraft
The ankh was the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "eternal life", a triliteral sign for the consonants '-n-h. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over. It is by Egyptologists called the symbol of life It is also called the 'handled cross,' or crux ansata. It represents the male triad and the female unit, under a decent form. There are few symbols more commonly met with in Egyptian art than this. In some remarkable sculptures, where the sun's rays are represented as terminating in hands, the offerings which these bring are many a crux ansata, emblematic of the truth that a fruitful union is a gift from the deity. [Wikipedia]
Ark of The Covenant Papercraft
The Ark of the Covenant is described in the Bible as a sacred container, wherein rested the Tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments as well as Aaron's rod and manna. According to the Biblical account, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accord with Moses' prophetic vision on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25:10-16). God communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover (Exodus 25:22). The Ark and its sanctuary were "the beauty of Israel" (Lamentations 2:1). Rashi and some Midrashim suggest that there were two arks - a temporary one made by Moses, and a later one made by Bezalel.
Aztec Calendar Papercraft
The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.
The calendar consisted of a 365 day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260 day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52 year "century," sometimes called the "Calendar Round." The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.
The calendric year began with the first appearance of the Pleiades asterism in the east immediately before the dawn light.[Wikipedia]
illuminati Pyramid Papercraft
The reason why I make this mysterious symbol is just I like this symbol, the all seeing eye combine with the pyramid the sacred monument, means the illuminated people or the enlightened perhaps? Despite all bad reputation labeled on them, their existence is still blurry. I see them as a secret community that see the world in different perspective than majorly people, cool :).
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