Egyptian in a Tree

Egyptian in a Tree

A young Egyptian girl enjoys the natural calm beside the Nile on the bough of a sycamore fig tree. Native to the Nile Valley and the African tropics, the sycamore fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) was a sacred tree to the Egyptians, who referred to it as the “Tree of Life” and would make their coffins out of its wood. Even in modern Egypt, the sycamore fig is associated with the family of Jesus Christ since they sheltered under one after fleeing to Egypt.

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