The Messenger of Horus was a six-inch high silver statuette of a falcon with black onyx eyes and gold-dipped beak and talons.

Wearing the double crown of unified Upper and Lower Egypt, the silver Horus was reputed to have been used by Ancient Egyptian high priests in their interpretations of dreams and visions of the future but was eventually buried in a tomb near the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

Centuries later, the artifact was among the pieces excavated and cataloged by Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir and his team of diggers for the Cairo Museum. The silver Horus was stolen soon after but quickly recovered and returned to the museum thanks to the efforts of Jeremy Mortimer III.


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