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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.


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 :-)


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The 64th Controversy VI 825 R Avry Wilson 20-Dec-03 02:58
Will the real Thoth please stand up! 349 j_bowles 20-Dec-03 05:20
Why does Thoth only have 9 fingers? 412 j_bowles 20-Dec-03 05:57
9 fingers? 252 ISHMAEL 23-Dec-03 18:08
Re: 9 fingers 296 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 02:31
Moderator note 235 Richard Fusniak 27-Dec-03 12:31
:: KNOWING THOTH :: 303 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 15:30
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 287 Nebankh 20-Dec-03 17:18
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 251 Ritva 23-Dec-03 08:48
Same 5 deg misalignment as the Sphinx? 210 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 02:21
My Mistake 245 R Avry Wilson 24-Dec-03 03:07
Re: My Mistake 228 j_bowles 24-Dec-03 20:42
Re: My Mistake 183 R Avry Wilson 24-Dec-03 21:36
Re: My Mistake 224 j_bowles 25-Dec-03 00:13
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 623 Cesar 24-Dec-03 04:42
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 238 Ritva 27-Dec-03 08:38
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 245 Atlantida 27-Dec-03 18:31
Hathor is Isis .. in gestation for Horus! 260 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 20:45
Hathor and The Book of the Dead 213 j_bowles 27-Dec-03 21:54
Attention: Jim Bowles 240 R Avry Wilson 28-Dec-03 07:45
Re: Attention 226 j_bowles 28-Dec-03 14:10
Avry, please keep us informed 192 barrystutner 28-Dec-03 17:29
Off topic: Attn J Bowles 308 R Avry Wilson 29-Dec-03 09:13
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 213 Jeff van Hout 29-Dec-03 11:27
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 286 R Avry Wilson 30-Dec-03 10:10
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 256 Jeff van Hout 30-Dec-03 23:50
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 249 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:10
More context for Senmut: re Thoth/Osiris, etc 247 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:33
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 238 Jeff van Hout 31-Dec-03 10:25
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 230 Joanne 31-Dec-03 13:02
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 224 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 21:14
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 214 Joanne 31-Dec-03 21:17
Re: The 64th Controversy VI 242 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 21:23
Punt 256 Ritva 02-Jan-04 09:23
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 260 Nebankh 31-Dec-03 00:28
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 235 R Avry Wilson 31-Dec-03 01:27
Re: the planetary conjunction and eclipse 222 Nebankh 31-Dec-03 11:04

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