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Avry,
Just been checking out some things after reading your latest article/posting :-)

I've probably copied more here from the inscriptions of Hrakhuf than I need to but I was trying to find evidence of early expeditions around the time of the event you have been writing about. Some thing that struck me was that the dawrf he brought back is referred to as being "of the god from the land of spirits" - why from the Land of Spirits? He also refers to an expedition from approx 100 years earlier in the time of the last pharoah of Dynasty V, Isesi.


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Fourth expedition

Harkhuf received this royal letter from the 8 year old Pepi II, when he was on his way back from his fourth expedition to the south. He had it engraved on his tomb.

(Isesi : Djedkare (ca. 2413-2381) who ruled about a century before Pepi II
Neferkere : Pepi II


Royal decree (to) the sole companion, the ritual priest and caravan-conductor Harkhuf.

I have noted the matter of this thy letter, which thou hast sent to the king, to the palace, in order that one might know that thou hast descended in safety from Yam with the army which was with thee. Thou hast said [in] this thy letter, that thou hast brought all great and beautiful gifts, which Hathor, mistress of Imu hath given to the ka of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt Neferkere who liveth forever and ever.

Thou hast said in this thy letter, that thou hast brought a dancing dwarf of the god from the land of spirits, like the dwarf which the treasurer of the god Burded brought from Punt in the time of Isesi. Thou hast said to my majesty:"never before has one like him been brought by any other who has visited Yam.
[...]
Come northward to the court immediately; [...] thou shalt bring this dwarf with thee, which thou bringest living, prosperous and healthy from the land of spirits, for the dances of the god, to rejoice and [gladden] the heart of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Neferkare, who lives forever. [...]
My majesty desires to see this dwarf more than the gifts of Sinai and of Punt. If thou arrivest at court this dwarf being with thee alive, prosperous and healthy, my majesty will do for thee a greater thing than that which was done for the treasurer of the god Burded in the time of Isesi, according to the heart's desire of my majesty to see the dwarf."




I also came across this reference which is interesting, from a site that suggests that the pyramids were representations of volcanoes. It also claims that the phoenix/bennu bird (and therefore maybe the ben-ben stone?) are perfect representatives for a volcano, as they regenerate themselves after burning fiercely.


Lake of Fire
[...]the hieroglyphs talk several times of a “Lake of Fire” or “Lake of Flames.” From a geological standpoint we have, just west of Lake Victoria, near the source of the Nile, the Virunga Mountains (Smoking Mountains).

There are eight great volcanic cones more than 10,000 feet high: Nyamulagira, Nyiragongo, Mikeno, Karisimbi, Vishoke, Sabinyo, Gahinga, and Muhavura (M’fumbiro). Only Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo are still active, and eruptions and lava flows are frequent."


Don't know if this helps your overall theory at all but there you go :-)

Jaq

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The 64th Controversy VI 690 R Avry Wilson 20-Dec-03 02:58
Will the real Thoth please stand up! 280 j_bowles 20-Dec-03 05:20
Why does Thoth only have 9 fingers? 347 j_bowles 20-Dec-03 05:57
9 fingers? 189 ISHMAEL 23-Dec-03 18:08
Re: 9 fingers 230 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 02:31
Moderator note 191 Richard Fusniak 27-Dec-03 12:31
:: KNOWING THOTH :: 258 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 15:30
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 224 Nebankh 20-Dec-03 17:18
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 186 Ritva 23-Dec-03 08:48
Same 5 deg misalignment as the Sphinx? 176 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 02:21
My Mistake 201 R Avry Wilson 24-Dec-03 03:07
Re: My Mistake 183 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 20:42
Re: My Mistake 154 R Avry Wilson 24-Dec-03 21:36
Re: My Mistake 179 j_bowles 25-Dec-03 00:13
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 545 Cesar 24-Dec-03 04:42
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 191 Ritva 27-Dec-03 08:38
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 207 Atlantida 27-Dec-03 18:31
Hathor is Isis .. in gestation for Horus! 209 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 20:45
Hathor and The Book of the Dead 176 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 21:54
Attention: Jim Bowles 191 R Avry Wilson 28-Dec-03 07:45
Re: Attention 188 j_bowles 28-Dec-03 14:10
Avry, please keep us informed 155 barrystutner 28-Dec-03 17:29
Off topic: Attn J Bowles 249 R Avry Wilson 29-Dec-03 09:13
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 165 Jeff van Hout 29-Dec-03 11:27
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 245 R Avry Wilson 30-Dec-03 10:10
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 206 Jeff van Hout 30-Dec-03 23:50
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 210 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:10
More context for Senmut: re Thoth/Osiris, etc 203 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:33
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 195 Jeff van Hout 31-Dec-03 10:25
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 185 Joanne 31-Dec-03 13:02
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 188 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 21:14
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 169 Joanne 31-Dec-03 21:17
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 205 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 21:23
Punt 202 Ritva 02-Jan-04 09:23
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 198 Nebankh 31-Dec-03 00:28
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 179 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:27
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 181 Nebankh 31-Dec-03 11:04


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