Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anubis, King Tut's protector of the dead protects midtown Atlanta

PC121492-Tut-Close-Sky-200-267King Tut is in town: "King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition" at the Civic Center.

Lucky us: We get a giant statue on Peachtree at 13th. It looks quite authoritative there, lording over the midtown skyline and new construction. It must be 25 feet tall, elevated on a pedestal, behind a tall fence, emerging from a vacant lot used for construction storage. It certainly transcends all this, facing north, just doing his job.

Jackal-headed god Anubis is believed to be the guide and protector of the dead in ancient Egypt

Anubus lords over the midtown skyscrapers

Dominates the Campanile

1100 Peachtree abides in its shadow

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