The Egyptians also believed that the "magic" properties of roses would extend beyond the grave. Rose fragments have often found inside burial tombs and even inside the binding of mummified bodies. Roses made a tangible connection between this life and the afterlife, serving as a metaphor being that they flourish in the Sun and are reborn each Spring. Perhaps the rose's most important role in this ancient culture was its close association with the Egyptian Goddess, Isis. The rose was her symbol and was often depicted alongside her in Ancient Egyptian art, most predominantly within her temples at Thebes.
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