> That the ancient Egyptians believed that a physical object of
> immense creative power lie beneath the sands of Giza does not
> seem in doubt. Among the body of magical literature known as
> the Coffin Texts it speaks of something described as "the
> sealed thing, which is in darkness, with fire about it." It is
> said to contain "the efflux of Osiris", the god of the
> underworld, and was "put in Rostau", the name given by the
> ancient Egyptians to the Giza pyramid field. The text in
> question goes on to state that this "sealed thing" has been
> "hidden since it fell from him (Osiris), and it is what came
> down from him onto the desert of sand".
If we could only decipher the clues as to what this sample was that was placed in four jugs and buried at Giza we might solve the riddle. We only know that it was the efflux of osiris which they called i3.t-wt.t. Whatever this was it was heavier than air because it fell to the desert sands. It smelled good and was associated with bread at the feasts. It was a topic of learned discussion by day and was feared at night. It built up on the ground so the best bet while walking in it was to walk on tip toe.
We assume it was not real and just magic.
What if they actually knew what they were talking about? What if it was real?