Why «Cime»?


A bit of culture :

The summit is a sacred mountain of Thebes, in the governorate of Luxor. Its name means in Arabic Al-Qurn “horn” in ancient Egyptian Ta Dehent, in english literally “the summit”.

Cime is located on the western bank of the Nile. Rising to 420 meters, it is a turning point for the Libyan chain. The mountain juts between the Valley of the Kings in the north and the rest of the Theban necropolis, which is the site of Deir el-Bahari, south of Valley of the Queens and Deir el-Medina, the old village of ancient Egypt (where the lay brotherhood of craftsmen responsible for building the tombs and mortuary temples of the pharaohs and their relatives during the New Kingdom, the eighteenth to the twentieth dynasty).

View of the Valley of the Kings, it has a triangular face, almost pyramidal, which could have been for the pharaohs of the New Kingdom a factor in choosing where to dig their graves. (By descending steep slopes on the Nile hoisted the coffin of the deceased prince).

This naturally forms pyramidal Cime suggests it could be the cause of building the pyramids, these characteristic monuments of Ancient Egypt.

For the ancient Egyptians lived in this sacred mountain, a goddess called Mertseger (Mert-Seger or Meretseger).

This little-known goddess of Ancient Egypt, daughter of Maat, is the protector of the artisans of Deir el-Medina in Thebes. It is the goddess of silence, which only reveals its secrets only to Maa-kheru, the Righteous Voice who passed the test of justification.

This is symbolized by the weighing of the soul which compares the weight of the heart to the value of the thoughts and actions made during the life of the deceased.

This is why the symbol of the goddess Maat: a white feather given to the head, which represents what is fair, which participates in the balance.


Mertseger can be represented as a king cobra,a snake with a female head of a sphinx-headed serpent, or a winged serpent crowned heads of three women, and snake vulture.


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