The Egyptian Ankh - a Vedic symbol?

As most people interested in ancient Egyptian culture probably know, the Egyptian Ankh was a symbol representing the “key of life,” the “key of the Nile,” the “crux ansata,” and represented eternal life. Since it was often seen with Egyptian goddess Isis, it eventually became stylized into the familiar circle-cross feminine symbol and used as the alchemical symbol to represent the planet Venus.  

Now, one interesting thing I noticed about a week ago while studying a hi-res picture of the Ankh (below) is that it has two parts - the Ankh we normally think of and a second part that looks kind of like the base of a tower with four horizontal lines on it.  Notice in the picture there are two versions connected together and another version separated into two parts.  If you’ve read my earlier posts, you can probably already see where I'm going with this.

When the two pieces are put together, you have a symbol with 5 horizontal lines, a tower-like base and a circle at the top. It bears a striking resemblance to the 5-level Mt. Meru geometry with the Moon at the top. Could it be that the Ankh was a stylized Mt. Meru taken from more ancient Su-Meru and Vedic cultures? Is it based on the StarKey design taken from the orbital relationships between Earth, Moon and Venus?


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