This an Egyptian symbol Ankh. It symbolized eternal life to the Egyptians. This symbol was found in many writings and carried as amulets by the people. The afterlife played a big part in Egyptian culture
Couronne de l'Égypte antique figurant le hiéroglyphe "Ânkh", une croix ansée signifiant "vie", et surmontée d'un vautour & d'un cobra - Exposée au Palais d'Abedin, le siège du gouvernement de l'Égypte, au Caire.
The Ankh Believed to be in use as early as 3000 b. the Ankh was a symbol associated to a Pharaoh’s physician named Imkotep who later became a God and gave the Ankh its first meaning of good health and eternal life.
Ankh symbol in Egyptian hieroglyphs at the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Its meaning represents aspects of life itself, such as "zest for life", "eternal life", or "future life". The ankh was associated with water, the sustainer of all life.