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“Black oblong box containing germinating figure of Osiris” Imagine, in the dark of the tomb, barley seeds were left to grow in fertile soil in the hopes they would sprout for the king, as a symbol of renewal and regeneration". This custom has continued in contemporary Egypt. A collection of seeds such as wheat, barley, lentils, beans etc are grown on soil or wet cotton, but in regular household containers, and are placed around the house to bring prosperity and luck during the new year.

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