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There has been considerable debate of late regarding the name "Khufu" - the alleged builder of the Great Pyramid. In particular, discussion has questioned what the word "Khufu" actually means. In association with this the word "Akhet" is also being investigated since the Great Pyramid is often referred to as "Akhet Khufu".

It is conventional thought that the word "Akhet" translates as "Horizon". And the Word "Khufu" is simply the name of the 2nd King of the 4th Dynasty. So, the Great Pyramid is referred to as "The Horizon of Khufu".

Does this make sense? Or has something perhaps been lost in translation over the many millennia that has passed since the Great Pyramid was built.

Intriguingly, Sher Mor (a poster here on GHMB) discovered that the modern Egyptian word "Oufouk" (a variant of "Khufu" in reverse) actually means "Horizon". Indeed, there is a book “Ragoul Gadeed Fil Oufouk” (A New Man On the Horizon) by Egyptian writer, Mona Helmy. So, in modern Egypt the word "Oufouk" (a variant of Khufu in reverse) categorically means "horizon". Now just what are the chances of this occurring? Sher also goes on to show how this modern word "Oufouk" has ancient origins via the Bedouin who were contemporary with the time of the ancient Egyptians. (The Bedouin are NOT a modern people).

But how can the work "Khufu" come to mean "horizon"? In particular, what is the meaning of the circle with three horizontal lines of the "Khufu'" inscription, the so-called "placenta" or "sieve" or "basket" or "Aa1"? No one really seems to have a clue what this glyph represents. Indeed, J.P. Allen in the book Middle Egptian simply lists its meaning as "unknown".

The answer could be startlingly simple. The answer is associated with "Akhet" which is connected with the "essence of light" = the sun's annual journey. Here is what those three horizontal lines within the circle could mean:


















Regards,

SC


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"Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 1627 Scott Creighton 07-Feb-10 10:32
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 495 magisterchessmutt 07-Feb-10 10:57
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 446 Modeh 07-Feb-10 12:22
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 408 Gary Osborn 07-Feb-10 13:33
aa-1 hieroglyph 428 Norman Frey 07-Feb-10 14:16
Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 442 Absinthujone 07-Feb-10 15:29
Re: Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 459 Absinthujone 07-Feb-10 15:36
Re: Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 459 Absinthujone 07-Feb-10 15:40
Re: Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 451 Absinthujone 07-Feb-10 15:43
Re: Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 456 Modeh 08-Feb-10 03:24
Re: Akhet=catare+Khufu=foc..."shooting/reaching for the stars?" 437 Joyeuse 08-Feb-10 17:05
Re: aa-1 hieroglyph 473 Scott Creighton 08-Feb-10 00:21
Hmmm 455 Morph 08-Feb-10 09:30
Re: Hmmm 413 Morph 08-Feb-10 09:37
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 417 Raja 07-Feb-10 14:58
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 353 Lothur 07-Feb-10 17:52
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 446 Scott Creighton 13-Feb-10 16:29
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 489 sfbey 13-Feb-10 16:55
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 458 Scott Creighton 13-Feb-10 17:32
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 419 sfbey 13-Feb-10 17:53
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 430 Scott Creighton 13-Feb-10 19:10
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 456 Lothur 14-Feb-10 02:03
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 462 Scott Creighton 14-Feb-10 12:04
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 441 Modeh 14-Feb-10 13:45
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 393 Lothur 14-Feb-10 16:08
Re: Well Done Scott : ) 429 Thunderbird 07-Feb-10 18:49
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 453 Audrey 08-Feb-10 01:32
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 1064 Nullenvoid 08-Feb-10 02:33
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 419 Scott Creighton 08-Feb-10 10:15
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 431 sher 08-Feb-10 14:52
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 440 Absinthujone 08-Feb-10 15:47
"Khufu" = "Horizon"..."Keftiu"="Crete"? 573 Absinthujone 08-Feb-10 05:16
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 368 Scott Creighton 08-Feb-10 13:07
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 465 Martin Stower 08-Feb-10 15:18
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 404 paxton 11-Feb-10 23:13
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 427 David L 16-Feb-10 17:51
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 414 Richard Ford 26-Feb-10 21:01
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 408 Scott Creighton 27-Feb-10 11:26
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 389 fisherman 28-Feb-10 17:54
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 439 Richard Ford 01-Mar-10 02:17
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 402 fisherman 03-Mar-10 17:15
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 518 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Mar-10 17:23
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 424 fisherman 03-Mar-10 18:32
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 417 Harry Sivertsen 10-Mar-10 22:53
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 418 Scott Creighton 10-Mar-10 23:03
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 473 Harry Sivertsen 11-Mar-10 09:05
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 414 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-10 09:42
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 393 Jon B 12-Mar-10 10:19
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 482 Harry Sivertsen 12-Mar-10 10:34
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 494 Jon B 12-Mar-10 11:24
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 437 Scott Creighton 12-Mar-10 12:03
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 408 Harry Sivertsen 12-Mar-10 12:31
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 412 Morten 12-Mar-10 11:11
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 412 Harry Sivertsen 12-Mar-10 16:19
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 440 Scott Creighton 12-Mar-10 11:56
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 413 Harry Sivertsen 12-Mar-10 12:41
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 419 Morten 12-Mar-10 14:54
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 391 Scott Creighton 12-Mar-10 15:53
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 436 Morten 12-Mar-10 18:31
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 465 Scott Creighton 12-Mar-10 18:58
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 343 Morten 12-Mar-10 19:38
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 437 Harry Sivertsen 12-Mar-10 21:22
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 448 Morten 12-Mar-10 22:20
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 484 Scott Creighton 12-Mar-10 23:25
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 371 Morten 13-Mar-10 08:39
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 420 Scott Creighton 13-Mar-10 09:11
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 454 Morten 14-Mar-10 13:28
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 447 Morten 15-Mar-10 12:22
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 437 Harry Sivertsen 13-Mar-10 08:22
Re: "Khufu" = "Horizon" (Explained) 388 Morten 13-Mar-10 09:23
Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 421 Jon B 13-Mar-10 10:12
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 435 Scott Creighton 13-Mar-10 11:12
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 451 sfbey 13-Mar-10 16:34
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 408 Scott Creighton 13-Mar-10 17:02
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 383 sfbey 13-Mar-10 17:45
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 454 Scott Creighton 13-Mar-10 19:57
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 411 sfbey 13-Mar-10 20:25
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 444 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 00:27
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 932 sfbey 14-Mar-10 02:24
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 429 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 11:46
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 419 sfbey 14-Mar-10 17:24
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 436 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 18:57
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 466 Harry Sivertsen 14-Mar-10 20:52
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 431 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 21:58
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 377 Harry Sivertsen 14-Mar-10 22:20
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 391 sfbey 14-Mar-10 22:54
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 340 Jon B 15-Mar-10 08:44
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 474 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 18:59
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 503 Jon B 15-Mar-10 19:35
A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 596 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 21:57
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 387 Jon B 16-Mar-10 07:12
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 427 Jon B 16-Mar-10 09:51
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 470 Scott Creighton 16-Mar-10 11:18
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 399 Jon B 16-Mar-10 12:58
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 410 Harry Sivertsen 17-Mar-10 14:49
Re: A Simple Reason Why Scott Might be Right 490 Merrell 22-Mar-10 15:12
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 425 cladking 15-Mar-10 22:04
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 498 Merrell 16-Mar-10 14:42
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 428 Harry Sivertsen 16-Mar-10 15:08
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 436 sher 15-Mar-10 01:47
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 439 sfbey 15-Mar-10 02:29
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 431 sher 15-Mar-10 02:54
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 412 sfbey 15-Mar-10 03:23
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 396 sher 15-Mar-10 05:07
Then again,.. 342 sher 15-Mar-10 05:11
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 456 Jon B 15-Mar-10 16:21
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 445 Harry Sivertsen 15-Mar-10 09:47
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 385 Harry Sivertsen 15-Mar-10 10:25
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 385 sher 15-Mar-10 15:19
Re: Several thousand and one reasons why Scott is wrong 370 Harry Sivertsen 15-Mar-10 15:47
Re: Several thousand reasons why Scott is wrong 397 Harry Sivertsen 13-Mar-10 13:26
Champollion 397 Jon B 13-Mar-10 17:44
Another quote 408 Jon B 13-Mar-10 20:25
Aa1 and N5 442 Jon B 14-Mar-10 12:48
Re: Aa1 and N5 454 sher 14-Mar-10 13:38
Re: Aa1 and N5 395 sher 14-Mar-10 13:41
Re: Aa1 and N5 326 sher 14-Mar-10 14:01
Re: Aa1 and N5 394 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 16:10
Scott, Champollion? 486 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Mar-10 21:13
Re: Scott, Champollion? 442 Scott Creighton 14-Mar-10 21:31
Aa1 in colour 531 Jon B 14-Mar-10 23:47
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 479 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 01:00
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 425 Gary Osborn 15-Mar-10 17:05
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 410 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 18:02
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 406 Morten 15-Mar-10 18:18
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 391 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 18:40
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 422 Harry Sivertsen 15-Mar-10 18:53
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 411 Gary Osborn 15-Mar-10 20:33
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 442 Gary Osborn 15-Mar-10 20:40
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 355 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 21:22
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 412 Gary Osborn 15-Mar-10 21:36
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 422 sfbey 15-Mar-10 21:52
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 408 Scott Creighton 15-Mar-10 22:06
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 423 sfbey 15-Mar-10 22:08
Re: Aa1 in colour - Ra with Green Sunset 383 Morten 15-Mar-10 22:16
RA,..RAa,...RAh 434 sher 15-Mar-10 03:18
Re: RA,..RAa,...RAh 460 sher 15-Mar-10 06:54
I agree with Scott,... 368 sher 19-Mar-10 19:21


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