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8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Do I think there are hidden chambers beneath the Sphinx? Tests conducted at the site revealed several subterranean chambers beneath the Sphinx, though it was never determined if the chambers are natural or man-made. I recall that two of the chambers appeared to be connected by a small "passageway" - I use this word cautiously as I do not wish to suggest that it is man-made; I remain op
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
You asked why the Great Pyramid shows no obvious signs of wind or water erosion. The answer is because the GP as it appears today is not as it was originally constructed. The pyramid was covered in limestone casing stones so that it would have appeared completely smooth to the onlooker. Given that the casing stones survived for at least 2500 years, this is one reason for the obvious dissimilari
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
A scholarly investigation into 'Post Interment Activity in KV46' - the robbery of the tomb of Tuyu and Yuya - provides extensive insight. The jewelry was placed on top of the linen bandages because at one point in the account, the author describes how gold pectoral plates were torn from the "pitch-like substance" which coated the mummy - once bandaging was complete. No mention of burn
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Charly Where is the evidence to substantiate your claim: "They often burned the mummies outside the tomb (inside lack of oxygen, smoke... not so practical)" ? I'm assuming you weren't around to observe this practice and so either there is concrete archaeological evidence to support your hypothesis ... or it's just a guess. If it's the former, I'll stand corrected if can you provide
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
An interesting rebuttal but one which fails to acknowledge that there is not a shred of archaeological evidence to support the belief that the pyramid at Saqqara - or indeed, any of the other pyramid sites at the Memphite Necropolis - were tombs because no mummified remains have ever been discovered inside them. It seems strange to invest considerable time and man power building a 'tomb' and the
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Russian-born world renowned anthropologist and Egyptologist Alexandre Piankoff, known for his translation of the Pyramid Texts of Unas, writes: “The embalmed body of the king lay in or under the pyramid, which together with its entire compound, was considered his body. The pyramids were personified.” However, while researchers like Scott and Robert Bauval concur that the pyramid constructions
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Robert I've been reading different English translations of Plutarch's "Isis and Osiris" and in versions by both Charles William King and Frank Cole Babbit, we read: "For Egypt was once sea; for which cause many places in the mines and in the mountains are found to contain shells to the present day; and all springs, and wells, whereof there are many, have their water brackish a
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
By way of explanation, I refer you to the first century historian, Plutarch, who seems to corroborate what Scott was merely suggesting, as evidenced by PT 1657: "This pyramid ... is Osiris ... this construction ... is Osiris". In Frank Cole Babbit's translation of Plutarch's "Isis and Osiris", we read: "The traditional result of Osiris's dismemberment is that there are
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Craig M. Lyons (Ms.D., D.D., M.Div.) author of “Osiris as the Solar and Moon God” offers this interesting insight: "According to Plutarch, Osiris was slain-suffocated in the box-on the seventeenth day of the month of Athyr, when the sun was in Scorpius, in the twenty-eighth year of his reign. The numbers are significant. Although the moon completes its phases in 29½ days, the number 28 was
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Michael In Frank Cole Babbit's translation of Plutarch's "Isis and Osiris" (356B) we read: "One of the first acts related of Osiris in his reign was to deliver the Egyptians from their destitute and brutish manner of living. This he did by showing them the fruits of cultivation, by giving them laws, and by teaching them to honour the gods. Later he travelled over the whole ear
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
You're welcome. Given Osiris' association with the moon, what do you consider to be the meaning of his body being scattered into 14 pieces? Plutarch (367F) states that: "The Egyptians have a legend that the end of Osiris's life came on the seventeenth of the month, on which day it is quite evident to the eye that the period of the full moon is over." Is this because the body of Osir
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Plutarch seems to corroborate what you are suggesting, as evidenced by PT 1657: "This pyramid ... is Osiris ... this construction ... is Osiris". In Frank Cole Babbit's translation of Plutarch's "Isis and Osiris", we read: "The traditional result of Osiris's dismemberment is that there are many so‑called tombs of Osiris in Egypt; for Isis held a funeral for ea
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Scott Thanks for the insight, substantiated by way of the late professor Griffiths. Given that Osiris is a deity and not a mortal human being, the idea of rebirth being a "corporeal event" doesn't really apply in his circumstance though, does it? Also, one can choose other Pyramid Text utterances to challenge the idea of denial of death. For example, utterance 141: "There is
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
James Frazer, writing in "The Golden Bough" points out that the custom of burying the harvest is not unique to Ancient Egyptians. He cites the Arabs of Moab and writes: "The conception of the corn-spirit as old and dead at harvest is very clearly embodied in a custom observed by the Arabs of Moab. When the harvesters have nearly finished their task and only a small corner of the f
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
It was James Fraser who, in Chapter 38 of 'The Golden Bough' mooted among modern scholars the idea that Osiris was a deity of vegetation. He wrote: "Reigning as a king on earth, Osiris reclaimed the Egyptians from savagery, gave them laws, and taught them to worship the gods. Before his time the Egyptians had been cannibals. But Isis, the sister and wife of Osiris, discovered wheat and bar
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
To my mind, it seems perfectly natural to make offerings like corn effigies and wooden boxes filled with grain and earth to a deity associated with rebirth in Nature. With regard to your opinion that the AEs believed that "rebirth was a truly corporeal event"; perhaps I have misunderstood you but if not, I'm not sure I agree with you. It is my understanding that following the death of
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Scott Are you familiar with the Ikhernofret Stela, erected at Abydos circa 1875 BC in the 12th dynasty during the reign of pharaoh Senostris, which gives details of a 5 day festival known as the Passion of Osiris? The Passion Plays were held in the last month of the inundation of the Nile, coinciding with Spring, and held at Abydos which is the place traditionally believed by the AEs as wher
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Dennis I wasn't questioning the calculations: as I said in my initial post, I find the results startling and clearly, it suggests an intelligent design. I was simply asking if the measurements known to us as inch, foot and mile were known to the AEs as I often read about the "cubit" but do not know from where this measure originated: was it ascribed later by Egyptologists or does a
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Dennis Fascinating calculations which suggest intelligent design but were the measurements of inch, foot and mile known to the Ancient Egyptians? If not, then can one not argue that the application of such measurements to produce what are indeed startling matches to the Earth's diameter and Polar circumference are simply coincidental? I ask in earnest because I don't know and the bit I am u
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
I visited Cappadocia several years ago while visiting 2 friends who were working in Istanbul. We crossed the Bosphorus, took an overnight sleeper train and stayed in Goreme for a few nights. It was explained to me that the geology was formed by two now extinct volcanoes and that the rock has a hard surface layer but is quite soft beneath - hence the famous "Fairy Chimneys" which dot th
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Might it have provided refuge from marauding invaders?
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
You can visit Gantenbrink's website for details / updates on the project at
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
I ought to clairfy what I meant by the statement; "A people who believed in resurrection were surely not concerned by an Earthly death - were they?" One might interpret resurrection as a spiritual belief but what I was driving at is that the cult of Osiris was perhaps a form of ancient Pantheism - a belief that God (Osiris) is the embodiment of life in Nature. If that is so, then sure
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Scott, An interesting post! I'm just uncertain why you are adamant that the pyramid served a practical function rather than a symbolic one. If Osiris was venerated as a god of vegetation, his death and resurrection myth serving as a metaphor for the cyclical nature of Earth's seasons, then is it not just as reasonable to assume that the pyramid is a temple and the sarcophagus / Osiris Bed
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
According to practitioners of the Jewish mysticism Kaballah, there are also 72 sacred names for God.
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Yes, but don't you find it somewhat odd that an object with such legendary 'power' is not documented in any of extra-Biblical contemporaneous accounts? The documented evidence to which you allude is 600 years after the New Testament was composed; hardly contemporaneous with the Old Testament tales of Moses and his Ark. If it was real and so powerful, why is there no reference to it from histor
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Beneath the 3rd Dynasty pyramid of pharaoh Djoser, early explorers found more than 40,000 stone vessels. These vessels included inscriptions of most of the kings of the 1st and 2nd Dynasties, but Djoser’s name occurred only once. Did Djoser gather and reuse vases that were already 200 years old from tombs at North Saqqara?
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
So, the recovery goods that were removed - why do you speculate that this was done if there has not been a global catastrophe in the period between the construction of the GP and the present? And how do conventional Egyptologists account for the 40,000 stone containers found beneath the GP?
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
Hi Scott If the Great Pyramid was built as a 'recovery vault', it would be fair for one to assume that it would be well stocked at all times if, as you believe, that the AE invested so much time and effort constructing it in the first place because they feared a global catastrophe. Given that you refute the notion of the pyramid being a tomb because of the absence of a body, how do you justify
Forum: Mysteries
8 years ago
eyeofhorus33
But that was the point I was making, Chris ... if the Ark possessed the various powers attributed to it by Biblical writers, don't you think it odd that no other contemporaneous accounts exist of the Ark outside the Bible? Classical scholars such as Plutarch, who wrote during the first century AD, offer insights into other cultures' traditions, beliefs and history such as his references to Egypt
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