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Merrell
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > I don't know if there's any basis in fact for the > biblical story of the "Tower of Babel" or not. I > have no means of knowing. But there exist > precedents for the story in Sumerian and more > importantly there was probably a real event that > occurred at an unknown point in th
Forum: Mysteries
2 days ago
Merrell
< The poo-bahs of the Catholic Church Glad that Gilbert and Sullivan got a nod ...
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
3 days ago
Merrell
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Odd that I don't seem to have a single image of > these cuts that came from a work by an orthodox > Egyptologist, even Flinders Petrie. ... A link to a paper by Archae Solenhofen containing such information was posted here.
Forum: Mysteries
5 days ago
Merrell
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Where picture of 3000 years this tool > marks? ... There are numerous images of, and references to, saw marks and tool marks in AE here.
Forum: Mysteries
7 days ago
Merrell
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > It comes from here: > > 722c. Thy foot shall not pass over, thy step > shall not stride through, > 722d. thou shalt not tread upon the > (corpse)-secretion of Osiris. > 723a. Thou shalt tiptoe heaven like Śȝḥ (the > toe-star); thy soul shall be pointed like Sothis > (the poin
Forum: Mysteries
8 days ago
Merrell
Thanks for your detailed explanation, Manu. So do you know the source for "Egytptologists suggest that Egyptian gods squished their toes in corpse drippings"? According to your explanation, PT 532 mentions putrefaction/jackal: but - unless I've misunderstood the point being made - I couldn't see anything about AE deities walking through putrefaction.
Forum: Mysteries
8 days ago
Merrell
cladking Wrote (to Corvidius): ------------------------------------------------------- ... > I think this will post; > > > Urrh ... something's not quite right here, ck. Firstly, no image came up. Secondly, the link did produce this: But I couldn't see any stones, or skids, or oryxes ... > You can see it is carrying stones and going up the > side
Forum: Mysteries
8 days ago
Merrell
Corvidius Wrote : ------------------------------------------------------- ... > can you provide evidence to back up your > contention that they were not superstitious, and, > provide a quote from an Egyptologists deriding the > pyramid builders for superstition, or for that > matter, being "Stinky footed bumpkins", or a > phrase having the same effect. .
Forum: Mysteries
11 days ago
Merrell
Steven Myers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > One person wrote: > All of Egyptology's assumptions are wrong and they > are therefore wrong about everything. It is THEIR > job to test their assumptions and they have > UTTERLY FAILED. That was cladking. Over the years, unfortunately, many of cladking's claims and arguments have bee
Forum: Mysteries
13 days ago
Merrell
Audrey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > A couple > of times a year Lehner gives a talk on AE at the > Rosicrucian > Museum in San Jose, CA. I missed him twice > because it's not advertised so you have to check > their website for guest speakers and each time I > was too late and sorely disappointed. ... There are some Leh
Forum: Mysteries
4 weeks ago
Merrell
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- I would be interested in : > - a link to whatever Cladking said about Shu on > HoM forum. Possibly here?
Forum: Mysteries
4 weeks ago
Merrell
thinkitover Wrote: ... > I have in my notes this quote attributed to Dorner > but I cannot find it now with a Google search: > > "The mean slope of the pyramidion coincides > almost exactly with that of the king's and the > three queen's pyramids in the funerary complex of > Cheops (51 °50'),35 and there is no doubt that > the same slope was also employ
Forum: Mysteries
6 weeks ago
Merrell
I'm very sorry, Naveen. It must have been awful ... But at least you have those good memories of him.
Forum: Misc.
6 weeks ago
Merrell
Audrey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrell Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > "My theory"? I said nothing about any theory. > I > > merely provided a link to a 19th century text. > > Your views are well known on this board. Are they, indeed? So - as regards the discoveries in
Forum: Mysteries
6 weeks ago
Merrell
Audrey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrell Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > They were subsequently examined by a > comparative > > anatomist, and confirmed as belonging to a bull > > (499-500). (Thanks to the person who > > provided this reference). > > Would that person happen t
Forum: Mysteries
6 weeks ago
Merrell
Audrey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > unverified bull bones in G2 ... They were subsequently examined by a comparative anatomist, and confirmed as belonging to a bull (499-500). (Thanks to the person who provided this reference).
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanks, Susan. Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thank you very much for that, Merrell. Both links > were very interesting. Fortunately, I have not > proceeded further in trying to get hold of an > audio copy of the book - that will obviously be a > waste of time! ... In case you were interested in further information, there
Forum: Author of the Month
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Hi Susan, You might be interested in this brief examination of events connected with the Tayos Caves back in the late 1960s and 1970s. On the same blog is a review (rather longer) of Chionetti's Mysteries of the Tayos Caves. Merrell
Forum: Author of the Month
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Seven does seem to be a main contender. ... You might be interested in this article: QuoteBiblical authors employed the number 7 in numerous ways to express the ideas of completion, perfection, and holiness and to highlight keywords or elements within a text.
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Archaic Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They're tombs. Hence the bodies and grave goods > in pyramids. Well said, Archaic. Regrettably, many of these ancient tombs were subsequently robbed. Consequently, there are many examples where much of the contents has disappeared.
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
Milo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Their current membership are ageing out and > they’re unable to recruit fresh blood. ... The situation in the UK.
Forum: Misc.
8 weeks ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Considering Dr. Brinton’s attempt at sanctified > numerical methodology, what, in your estimation > are the Ancient’s Sacred Numbers, and why? ... Well, various ancient civilisations were keen on some basic numbers like 3, 5, and 7 (many examples in ancient texts and traditions) ... possibl
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > I am absolutely certain professionals have > proprietary databases with such information. ... I'm not sure if this would be of any help.
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
Just to repeat: The sacred bull, Apis, is so called beacause Apis or Hapis was the name of the bull deity.
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > He's been asked that same question many times on > many forums. Guess what? He never answers it. Hi Hanslune, Well, I'm very sorry to hear this. I can conclude only that the pyramids were really tombs all along ...
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
@ charly and cladking: charly Wrote: ... > When Cladking says "The builders said they were > not tombs.", he refers to the Pyramid Texts and > his imaginary ability of understanding the "true > meaning" of these text. It's one of his favorite > mantra's he keeps repeating no matter how many > people tell him it's just him, making stuff
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
Glass Jigsaw Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No I don't. That's why I'm asking... I don't, either. That's why I'm asking, too: seeking a citation for the statement: << The builders said they were not tombs. >> < Did you read Manu's post ? It doesn't provide a citation for the statement just mentioned.
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
Hi Glass Jigsaw, > I'm not being argumentative, but where does it say > they were. Actually built to hold bodies as their > sole purpose. I would be grateful for a reference > in the texts, to see what else it says . All I'm asking for here is an answer to the question of where and when: > The builders said they were not tombs. Do you know, perhaps? Merrell
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > The builders said they were not tombs. > > Merrell asked: > > Where did they say this? cladking replied: > They said it so many times and in so many ways in > the Pyramid Texts that I quit counting. ... Good to hear. So it shouldn't be too hard to provide one example
Forum: Mysteries
2 months ago
Merrell
Glass Jigsaw Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is said that the director of the > original British Museum would stand in the street > with his head in his hands, as yet another cargo > of foreign goodies was delivered, with little > space to store it. Gowin Knight (1713=1772)? It's possible that his odd behaviour in his later years had
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