> Hi Willie
> Yeah, it is a serekh presented horizontally in the
> image I provided, perhaps because Tut's Horus name
> is so long.
> OK pharaohs appear to have much shorter names and
> so their serekhs are often inscribed vertically.
> I read your post about the oils but don't know if
> oils were poured directly onto the offering table
> or not.
> *I wondered if the oils used were simply fragrant
> or if they were used as a fuel source with a
> simple wick? Any idea?*
> Matt :)
You are probably right about the Serekh being horiz. due to the length of the inscription within, can't say I've ever seen one in horiz. fashion, but I mainly study Pre, and Early Ds.
(Someone had given me good advice on learning AE Glyphs, etc, [study MK, and it will help w/ OK and NK trans.] but, I've tried, and gave up a few times....I tend to do better w/ OK, and earlier, and I tend to oversimplify, and see all the symbols as 'pictograms', etc.)
I do see the evolution of the written language, even though I can't decipher it.
Not sure where/how I came to this, but I think the oils were used in real life and applied to the skin, and possibly used in the Embalming process as well, and the symbolic aspect is also a possibility. (Tut's tomb did have many vessels that contained oils, etc. and were viewed as valuable enough for the Tomb-robber to take, along w/ the gold objects, etc.)
Their use w/ a wick is a possibility, as some are flammable.
Seems unlikely they were poured into the 7 holes, would be messy, and some may turn rotten over time.
EDIT: I just noticed that the lower portions of all the holes were not smoothed, or polished as the rest of the table is.
Campbell's Chamber roof blocks are Tura Limestone until proven otherwise.
THE Cartouche in Campbell's Chamber IS Authentic, as are ALL other RC's Glyphs, until proven otherwise.
"This Forgery 'theory' has more holes than a sieve basket."
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19-Dec-16 23:09 by DScribr.