WORLD PATTERNS – Here is a collection of royalty free patterns from ancient Egypt :
WIKIPEDIA – “Inspired by the cycles of nature, the Egyptians saw time in the present as a series of recurring patterns, whereas the earliest periods of time were linear. Myths are set in these earliest times, and myth sets the pattern for the cycles of the present. Present events repeat the events of myth, and in doing so renew maat, the fundamental order of the cosmos. Amongst the most important episodes from the mythic past are the creation myths, in which the gods form the universe out of primordial chaos.