..being an intimate portrait of our Ankn’sausage’at’nun, Daughter of Anubis, Lady of the Endless Horizons, Mistress of the Celestial Balance, Her Grace, the Eternal Guardian of the Golden Plate of Ra.

The tragic tale of the Queen “Anknsausageatnun” is one steeped in intrigue, betrayal, and ancient mysticism. In a time shrouded by the mists of history, she reigned as a powerful and wise ruler, known for her deep connection with the divine and her role as the Guardian of the Golden Plate of Ra. Pulled from various fragmentary hieroglyph, papyrus and sculptures, exhibited at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, her minor, but mythic role in the civilization of ancient Egypt was first documented in the middle of the twentieth century. Her name transcribed literally as “she who is …the giver of (the) sacred salted meat(s) as an offering to the Atum” was written down in its first (mis) translation as Ankhn Sausage etNun.

Queen Anknsausageatnun’s all but brief reign was marked by peace and prosperity. She was revered for her wisdom and her ability to balance the celestial forces, a skill she had inherited from her father, Anubis, the God of the Afterlife. Her rule brought about an era of enlightenment, where arts and sciences flourished under her patronage.

However, her success and power also bred envy and fear among her courtiers and rival kingdoms. A conspiracy was hatched by those closest to her, fuelled by greed and the desire for power. The queen was betrayed in the most heinous manner, with false accusations that led to her downfall.

Dethroned in a swift and brutal coup, Queen Anknsausageatnun was imprisoned within her own tomb, a magnificent structure that was meant to serve as her final resting place in reverence and honour. The conspirators, blinded by their ambition, ignored the sacred laws and sealed her within the tomb while she was still alive, hoping to erase her legacy and take control of the kingdom.

Alone, in her tomb, the queen faced the ultimate betrayal and isolation. However, her spirit refused to be broken. It is said that she invoked the ancient powers bestowed upon her by her divine lineage, casting a protective spell around her tomb. This spell protected her resting place but also cursed those who had wronged her, ensuring that her spirit would linger, guarding the sacred artifacts and knowledge she had accumulated over her lifetime.

Over the centuries, the tale of the Queen became a legend, a cautionary tale about the consequences of betrayal and the enduring power of a righteous ruler. Her tomb, lost to time and the sands, became a subject of fascination and mystery, with many adventurers and scholars seeking to uncover its location and the secrets it held. There were rumours of a curse, likely inspired by the legend surrounding the queen and the tragic circumstances of her demise. These tales were fuelled by a series of unfortunate incidents that befell some members of the excavation team, drawing parallels to the curse of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The tragic tale of Queen Anknsausageatnun served as a powerful reminder of the ephemeral nature of power and the enduring legacy of those who wield it with wisdom and grace.

The discovery of Ankn’sausage’at’nun’s tomb in the 20th century was widely reported as a momentous event in the field of archaeology, comparable in significance to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The exact location and details of the discovery were hidden, with expectation and appetite steeped in a mixture of hazy facts and enduring myth patterns, adding to the overall mystique and hype surrounding the Queen.

The tomb was finally identified by a international team of archaeologists led by a renowned Egyptian Antiquities Officer (whose name varies in different accounts). According to the most accepted version, the tomb was found accidentally during an excavation in the Valley of the Kings, an area already famous for its burial sites of ancient Egyptian nobility and royalty. The entrance to the tomb had been revealed after a minor landslide caused by heavy rains.

The events around the discovery of Queen Ankn’sauage’at’nun’s tomb was anticipated not only provided invaluable insights into ancient Egyptian culture and religion, but reignited interest in Egyptology around the world. The artifacts and treasures from her tomb, including the Golden Plate of Ra, the centre of her earthly collection, were said to hold spiritual significance, with its reveal of mystical powers expected to be decoded from intricately designed hieroglyphs depicting celestial events. In the modern, revised understanding of the artifact, the Golden Plate of Ra is believed to be a conduit for communication between the earthly realm and the divine. Ancient texts, reinterpreted in the context of the tomb’s surprising occupant, suggest that the plate was not just a ceremonial item but a sacred tool for divination and guidance. Its intricate design and the patterns inscribed upon it were thought to align with celestial movements, enabling a form of communion with the sun god Ra himself.

In a remarkable twist to the annals of media history, the tale of Queen Ankn’sausage’at’nun, the figure once revered as a majestic and powerful ruler, takes an unexpected turn into the realm of the bizarre. The 20th-century discovery of her supposed tomb, which had been anticipated to be a ground-breaking find in Egyptology, instead unveiled a perplexing and somewhat humorous reality.

The tomb, unearthed by archaeologists, was initially celebrated as one of the most significant finds of the century. Expectations were high, as the world anticipated revelations about the life and reign of the legendary queen. The air was thick with excitement and the promise of untold riches and historical treasures. However, upon closer examination, the archaeologists faced a series of anomalies that baffled and amused them in equal measure.

More startling was the discovery of the sarcophagus. Instead of the expected regal mummy of a queen, it contained a remarkably well-preserved figure that was… surprisingly small and elongated. The sarcophagus itself, upon detailed inspection, seemed to be designed more for comfort than for a typical royal burial, complete with what one might hesitantly describe as a cushioned interior, now disintegrated.

The walls, initially thought to depict grand celestial events and divine connections, upon further scrutiny, seemed to narrate a different story altogether. The figures, once assumed to be gods, could arguably be interpreted as stylized representations of… let’s say, more canine companions.

The jewellery and regalia found within the tomb, which had initially caused a stir among the archaeologists, now appeared to be more akin to lavish collars and adornments one might associate with a pet of high standing.

The so-called ‘Golden Plate of Ra’, instead of being a majestic artifact of divine significance, appeared to be a rather ornate food dish, elaborately decorated but oddly shallow. The plate’s presence in the tomb alongside the esteemed canine figure also points to its role in rituals. It may have been central to ceremonies that sought the protection, guidance, or favour of Ra. The dog, possibly revered as a living embodiment of a divine creature, could have been perceived as a guardian or intermediary in these rituals.

This bewildering discovery led to much debate among scholars. Some proposed that perhaps Queen Ankn’sausage’at’nun was a title bestowed upon a beloved royal pet, a practice not entirely unheard of in the annals of history. Others speculated that this might be an elaborate ruse or a symbolic representation of some lost ritual. In a more poetic interpretation, the Golden Plate of Ra beside the canine mummy was symbolized the eternal guardianship of the sun’s journey across the sky. Just as dogs are known for their loyalty and guardianship, this revered, or cursed canine could have been seen as a guardian of the day, with the plate serving as its tool to aid the sun god in his daily voyage.

In the end, the story of Queen Ankn’sausage’at’nun, initially believed to be a tale of a powerful human ruler, transformed into a charming, albeit peculiar, narrative of what could arguably be the most venerated and exalted canine in ancient Egyptian history.

The discovery, while not what was expected, provided a unique and somewhat comical perspective on the complexities and surprises hidden within the sands of time.

In the cold light of day, scholarly reimagining the story of the canine figure, once believed to be Queen Ankn’sausage’at’nun, and its subsequent banishment to the tomb, we delve into a narrative rich with mysticism, celestial intrigue, and ancient beliefs. The dog, a creature of remarkable intelligence and apparent ethereal grace, was said to be a direct descendant of the celestial hounds that roamed the heavens with Anubis, the God of the Afterlife. This noble lineage bestowed upon the canine a sacred status among the people and the royal court. It the living symbol of divine protection and guidance.

The turning point in the canine’s fate same to come with the emergence of a prophecy, whispered in the hallowed halls of the temples. The prophecy spoke of a celestial hound that would one day eclipse the sun god Ra himself, gaining immense power and influence. This prophecy instilled fear among the priests and the ruling class, who saw the beloved canine not as a protector but as a potential usurper of divine power.

As often happens in tales of power and fear, the ruling elite, including some within the royal family, began to view the canine with suspicion and envy. They feared its growing influence and the people’s adoration of it. Plots were hatched, and the narrative was spun to portray the once-revered creature as a threat to the balance of the celestial order.

A grand ritual was therefore orchestrated, under the guise of preserving the cosmic order, to banish the canine. It was proclaimed that the dog must be entombed alive to prevent the prophecy from coming to fruition. The tomb was a seal, a barrier to contain the canine’s purported celestial powers. The Golden Plate of Ra, previously the canine’s companion in rituals, was placed in the tomb as both a symbol of its past status and a talisman to reinforce the seal. It was believed that as long as the plate remained with the canine, the prophecy would remain unfulfilled, and the cosmic order would be preserved.

Over time, the story of the celestial canine and its unjust banishment became a legend, a tale of loyalty, power, and the fear that it can engender. The myth of the Queen canine, apply named, Ankn’sausage’at’nun, entombed with the Golden Plate of Ra, endured as a poignant symbol of the complexities of ancient beliefs and the timeless nature of tales that blend the earthly with the celestial.

In reference to our Dog Queen, her name Ankn’sausage’at’nun was revisited and revised from the wider rnage of material now available. The consensus name “ankh iir djet at re atum” combines of several relevant key concepts from Ancient Egyptian culture and mythology, each symbolizing profound and interconnected ideas:

Ankh (𓋹): Represents “life” or “living.” It’s one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt, signifying the idea of eternal life or immortality, often associated with the gods.

Iir (ỉỉr): Translates to “make” or “do.” In this context, it suggests an action of creation or causing something to happen.

Djet (𓊃): Symbolizes “eternity” or “permanence.” This concept was central to the Egyptians’ beliefs about the afterlife and the enduring nature of the soul.

At Re: Literally translates to “flesh of Ra (or Re).” Ra, the sun god, representing the sun and creation. “At Re” thus implies something infused with the essence or power of Ra.

Atum: Refers to another major deity in Egyptian mythology, often associated with the setting sun and seen as a creator god. Atum was believed to embody the setting sun and was involved in the cycle of renewal and creation.

Combining these elements, the phrase “ankh iir djet at re atum” could be symbolically interpreted as “Giving life and making eternal the essence of Ra, the creation of Atum.” This expression beautifully weaves together concepts of life, eternity, the power of the sun god Ra, and the creative force of Atum. It better reflects the Egyptians’ deep connection with their deities and the natural world, emphasizing the cycle of life, renewal, and the eternal nature of the soul.