Mummies and male figures, detail from frescoes in burial chamber of Tomb of Ramesses I, Valley of Kings, Luxor, Thebes (Unesco World Heritage List, 1979), Egyptian civilization, New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX
The Ankh was an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life and immortality. The word ankh also means "mirror" in the ancient Egyptian language, as in a mirror to the soul. At the top of the ankh shown, there wings of Isis and a solar disk w/cobras. 2 Cobras, representing the goddess of Lower Egypt, are across the bar. At the bottom, King Ankhnaton.