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Old 30-11-2011, 01:33 AM   #281
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The Hiram Key: Pharoahs, Freemasons, and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus, by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, was born of the curiosity of these two initiated Freemasons to understand the source and meaning of the baffling rituals of their order.

The result is a book with revolutionary implications for our understanding of the roots of Judaism and Christianity, and it calls into question the validity of the claims these religions make for themselves today.

The authors' researches led them to ancient Egypt. These two are certainly not the first or last to see the source of Judeo/ Christian/ Islamic tradition in the religion of Egypt, but they have unearthed a fascinating story which I summarize here.

Abraham, the recognized father of the tradition, was from the Sumerian city of Ur. The Egytpians referred to the Semitic nomadic tribes which originated from Sumer as the 'Hibaru', from whence 'Hebrew'. Abraham was likely one of these, and like Moses it is said that he saw himself as leading ones to the 'promised land' of Canaan. The Bible says he also went into Egypt.

The dates historians give for Abraham of about 1900-1600BC coincide with the Hyksos takeover of Egypt.of 1786-1567BC.

Though the Bible suggests differently, and understandably so, given its writers' attempt to come up with a cogent history and theology centuries after the fact, it is Moses who introduced YHWH to the wide world, and not Abraham. People in Sumer worshiped their local and even familial deities at this time. The "god of the fathers' is a uniquely Sumerian concept. The 'god of Abraham' was uniquely that, and certainly not the Midianite YHWH.

"...the evidence shows that the Jews are not a race or even a historical nation...they are an amalgam of Semite groups who found commonality in their statelessness and adopted a theological history based on a Sumerian sub-group." (93)

Encrypted in Masonic ritual up to this day is the story of the assassination of Pharoah Seqenenre Tao of Thebes by the then-ruling invader Apophis, in order to wrest the Egyptian secrets of kingly succession from him in the attempt to legitimize his claim as pharoah over Egypt. The Hyksos ('desert kings') ruled Egypt briefly, but they knew that the true power over people's hearts and minds would always remain in Thebes as long as they did not have access to the mysteries, i.e. the death/rebirth ritual which was simultaneously the funeral for the old Pharoah, and the coronation of his successor.

"The king's right to rule was based on the story of the murder of Osiris [son of sky Goddess Nut, both man and god!] by Set and told of how Isis reconstructed Osiris's body and then had a son Horus, by him. Horus went on to take the kingdoms of Egypt back from Set in a mighty battle. Each king thereafter was considered to be an incarnation of Horus, literally a "son of God'. When the king died he merged with Osiris (God the Father) and went to live in the kingdom of the dead and his son became Horus the next mighty god-king."

"...the central crucial process of king-making involved the candidate travelling to the stars to be admitted a member of the society of gods and there to be made the Horus, possibly being crowned by the dead king-the new Osiris. At some point in the events of the night the old king and the new king journied to the constellation of Orion together, one to remain in his celestial home and one to return to rule the land of men." (110)

The ritual is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts which are 4300 years old, but the ritual itself is at least 1000 years older.

The authors realized that modern Masonic ceremonies ape this ritual. Where did they get this information?

1780BC marks the beginning of the Hyksos reign, and a likely timeframe for Abraham's entry into Egypt. Was Abraham one of these Hyksos?

1570BC marks the reign of Hysksos 'Pharoah Apohis, and, interestingly, dovetails nicely with the story of Joseph and his brothers. Remember in Genesis it says Joseph became vizier to the Pharoah-could he have been vizier to this Apophis? Yes, according to dates.

It was also at this time, 1550BC or so, that chronicles begin to tell of 'Habiru' slaves.

Joseph may have been the vizier to the Hyksos pharoah Apophis, and thus likely involved in planning the plot to wrest the secrets of kingly succession from Seqenenre Tao. The thugs who were sent to Thebes clearly botched their mission. The Masonic ritual of the 3rd Degree dramatizes the attempt to extract the secrets, the king's refusal, and the subsequest brutal murder, to which the mummified remains of Tao attest. Genesis 49:6 refers to the murder by Joseph's brothers of a man while trying to wrest secrets from him-did Joseph send his brothers on such a 'suicide mission' for revenge on them? It is told in the Masonic rite that the murderers were caught and killed.

Shortly after the assassination, the Hyksos were defeated, and these may have been the 'Hebrew slaves' of Moses' time-the Egyptians were not in the habit of making slaves, but what to do with the defeated Hyksos who still lived in Egypt? And so now comes Moses.

The story of Sargon I, king of Sumer centuries before Moses, is the obvious source of the 'bullrushes' story, and this indicates attempts by the authors of the Bible to mythologize the story of Moses. So who was he?

Well whoever else he was, Moses was an initiate into Egyptian 'mysteries', and the Bible is clear on this. Of course the true mysteries of kingly succession were lost with the assassination of Seqenenre Tao. Logically, these new 'mysteries' were probably centered around a retelling of the events around the assassination of Tao, as the third degree Masonic rites reflect.

It is important to remember that there was no such thing as a 'Jew' at this point, and none until the Babylonian Captivity. But there were probably a few thousand of these Hibarus/Hyksos, and though they spoke a Semitic language they worshiped Egyptian gods. YHWH also is nowhere in sight-they had not heard of him. He was the local deity of storm and war of Mt. Sinai/Horeb, of the Midians. When Moses was on the run for the murder he committed, the Bible tells us Moses took a Midian wife, and when he led the 'Hebrews' out of Egypt, he went to his father-in-law with them, who told Moses to go up to the mountain to talk to the local god who lived up there. There is only one language the commandments could have been written in, and that is Egyptian.

One of YHWH's first orders was for Moses to slay the 3000 'sinners' whom he found worshiping the golden calf (the Egyptian. Apis).

"Whoever Moses actually was, he became a murderer in Egypt and spent the rest of his life killing huge numbers of people, both strangers and those who had placed their trust in him. We found it difficult to reconcile this man and his view of God with the God of modern Jews and Christians, To us this disparity proves the idea of God is not a static entity but a social focus that grows and evolves as he intertwines with other gods, slowly evolving into an idealised figurehead who reflects the morality and needs of the time. It is not so much that God made man in His image;it is more that man continually recrafts God in his image." (161)

Throughout the Old Testament it is easy to see that YHWH was by no means the only god worshiped. Maybe they called on him in times of war...which were many. Even Solomon turned away...

The secrets brought from Egypt by Moses were transmitted through the Levite priests. The ark of the covenant as it is described is of Egyptian style and ornamentation.

The building of the Temple was an attempt at a literalization of the Egyptian mysteries, 'a reconstruction of the Egyptian concept of political stability through unity.' The two pillars that had at first symbolized the unity of upper and lower Egypt became " Israel (foundation) and Judah (establishment) and when united, stability.

What would a secret 'king-making' ritual do for a stateless, cultureless people? It would give them an identity. The pillars are a symbol of this that passed from Egypt through Moses.

Judaism did not cohere as a faith until the return from the Babylonian captivity. The word 'Jew' itself was coined during this time. Those who returned came back to an Israel that worshiped many gods. They, through their experience in Babylon, saw the strength of a coherent theology on display in Mesopotamia, and set about making one of their own.

"Contrary to popular belief, the Jews of this period were not monotheistic and even if they did hold Yahweh to be the special god of their nation, they would have worshiped Babylonian gods upon enforced arrival in their new home. Then it was quite normal to show respect to the god or gods of an area one visited as a matter of prudence. Yahweh's zone of influence lay in Jerusalem and from all the evidence available it seems that even his strongest supporters never created a shrine to him in the entire period of their captivity.

Whilst most of these Jews got on with life as it came to them, a small numbers of the deportees were philosophical and fundamentalist priests from Solomon's Temple who can only be described as 'inspired people with a thwarted sense of destiny', and they sought to rationalise the situation as best they could. It is now generally excepted that is was here, during the Babylonian captivity, that most of the first five books of the Bible were written down in a passionate search for purpose and heritage. Using information about the beginning of time from their captors the Jews were able to reconstruct the way that God had created the world and mankind, as well as gain details about later events such as the Flood [dated at about 6000 years ago]." (174-75)

What these authors wrote are full of both Sumerian and Egyptian influences: The pillars for example: 'Jacob' comes from the Sumerian word IA-A-GUB, which means 'pillar'. Through Ezekiel, the story of Tao is translated to the time of the building of the Temple of Solomon, and Seqenenre Tao becaomes Hiram in Masonic ritual, said to be the architect of Solomon's Temple. Ezekiel's visions make great sense if they refer to the 'Egyptian-style' secret rituals that the Levite priests performed in the Holy of Holies of the Temple.

One of the first things the returning Jews did was to ban marriage outside the 'race.' They also banned women as priests, and instituted strict dietary laws. And of course, they rebuilt the Temple. It is now 600BC, and perhaps this date can rightly mark the beginning of Judaism as a coherent theology and cultural glue.

The Greek influence around 400BC also swept through the Jewish world. 'Diaspora' Jews established conclaves in many Greek-controlled cities and were seen as betrayers by those who remained at home. The worst thing they did in orthodox eyes was to invent the 'synagogue' (Gr:'bringing together') The ones at home believed God could only be worshiped in His temple in Jerusalem.

"The religion of Yahweh was by now coming to the attention of occultists who were fascinated by the magical properties they saw in it and who took a very different view of its meaning. The numerological seized their attention and even the Hebrew name of God, pronounced Yahweh but written JHVH, took on a special meaning. The Greeks called this name of God the 'Tetragrammaton' and treated the Jewish texts as a source of supposedly ancient, esoteric wisdom. New cults arose in the Hellenistic empire, basing themselves on the scriptures of Yahweh yet not being themselves Jews. These gentiles took what they wanted from Judaism and it was these groups...who were a breeding ground for a later Greek mystery cult called Christianity." (187)

The Jews were only "Jewish' for 600 years before the Romans scattered them. The Roman invasion further refined the tenets of the faith. Is it a principle that outside pressure is what gives rise to a concretized religious system? Is Judaism itself a 'paranoid' response to captivity and invasion? Fundamentalism in the three 'Book' religions is popularly seen as an unfortunate response to the advent of modernity, but what if the truth is that the tendency to literalize spiritual truths and respond to challenge in an embattled and paranoid manner is intrinsic to these religions, and perhaps the most original and aithentic thing about them?

Look at the Old Testament as history-who are these Hebrews? In their own book it says they came into Canaan and did not leave even an animal alive. They were brutal invaders, and they were by no means united by a theology at this point. The whole Old Testament tells again and again of the 'idolatrous' nature of most of the 'children of Israel.'

Once they got to Canaan, they still could not find unity among themselves, and within 200 years split into the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The Bible says Israel continued in its pagan ways, while in Judah an attempt was made, by the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, to concretize a national religion. Judaism itself may be seen in light of this story I am telling as the attempt to literalize a necessary inner process, the secrets of which had been lost to them. Look how this plays out in the 'Promised Land' covenant with which Israel seeks to bludgeon the world,even to this very day. And the two religions which use Judaism as their source engage in the same errors, of course. They have become invaders in their own right, in this same attempt to make literal the 'KINGDOM" which is only to be properly understood as an internal spiritual condition. These religions do not have 'fundamentalist' tendencies-they are fundamentalist at their core. And based on a very basic error.

From the time of Abraham, and through most of their history except for that brief time in Canaan as conquerors, the 'Jews' have always been nomadic.

The Qumranians, who lived 'in the wilderness' in the Judaean hills around the time of the birth of Jesus, seem to have constituted a very Orthodox Jewish community with these same Egypt-derived secret teachings at their center. During the time of the Roman occupation, they saw themselves as the only true Jews, rejecting the Pharisees and Saducees of Jerusalem as liars, hypocrites and fools, little better than the collaborator Herods, puppet kings of Israel. And it is two members of this community, Jesus and his brother James, who sought to fulfill the promise of Judaism as the two-fold Messiah (again the two pillars), with Jesus as the worldly Davidic king, and James the foundation pillar, the Levite priest, Was James the 'Jesus Barabbas' whom the Jews spared that day on Calvary? He went on to become the head of the 'Christian' church in Jersalem, until his death by stoning in approximately 67AD. The explosion of civil unrest that his death precipitated led to the Romans' destruction of the Temple and slaughter and scattering of the Jews in 70AD. The authors draw on much evidence, both historical and from existing Masonic ritual, to conclude that scrolls containing the secret teachings which originated in Egypt were buried beneath the Temple, to be unearthed by the Knights Templar 1000 years later. How else could Masonic rituals, which are in effect mystery plays which tell the story of the assassination of Tao, the revised Egyptian king-making ritual, and the discovery of the scrolls beneath the Temple, reflect this history?

The book tells of Paul and the Romanization of the Christian teaching too, the one the Dead Sea Scrolls call 'The Spouting Liar," the implication being that the 'true church' as Jesus and the Qumranians saw it never made it into Roman Christianity. The legitimacy of the Christian church as most understand it today is thus called into question. These authors are certainly not the first or last to do so. Robert Eisenman, a principal Dead Sea Scrolls scholar does a devastating job of this in his book James: The Brother of Jesus.

The Qumranians and their descendents, the gnostics and Nasoreans, were closer to the essence. They rejected the divinity of Jesus, the virgin birth, and the 'resurrection' as a literal event. The Egyptian rite was designed to take the new Pharoah through a spiritual 'death/rebirth' cycle, and there is evidence that this rite was practiced widely in Egypt, and not only among the Pharoahs. The Greek Eleusinian Mysteries may well have the same source in Egypt.

The wilderness dwellers at Qumran clearly possessed some sort of 'secret teaching', the secret history really, of the attempt to highjack Egyptian knowledge and claim it as 'Hebrew'.

The implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hamadi discoveries have not been appreciated in their fullness. A good question is why did Egypt's 'two pillars' come to mark a civilization of stability and tolerance while the attempts of their imitators have failed? Clearly, the Hyksos and those who came after never understood the values they saw in Egypt. They thought in terms of crude brute force and dominance through the submission of others. This is the Western history that unfolds as a result of these errors of spiritual understanding. Here is the one-ton gorilla, the origins of the 'New World Order.'
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #283
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Pharaoh Ramesses II (of the 19th Dynasty), is generally considered to be the most powerful and influential King that ever reigned in Egypt. He is one of the few rulers who has earned the epithet "the Great". Subsequently, his racial origins are of extreme interest.

In 1975, the Egyptian government allowed the French to take Ramesses' mummy to Paris for conservation work. Numerous other tests were performed, to determine Ramesses' precise racial affinities, largely because the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop, was claiming at the time that Ramesses was black. Once the work had been completed, the mummy was returned in a hermetically sealed casket, and it has remained largely hidden from public view ever since, concealed in the bowels of the Cairo Museum. The results of the study were published in a lavishly illustrated work, which was edited by L. Balout, C. Roubet and C. Desroches-Noblecourt, and was titled La Momie de Ramsès II: Contribution Scientifique à l'Égyptologie (1985).

Professor P. F. Ceccaldi, with a research team behind him, studied some hairs which were removed from the mummy's scalp. Ramesses II was 90 years-old when he died, and his hair had turned white. Ceccaldi determined that the reddish-yellow colour of the mummy's hair had been brought about by its being dyed with a dilute henna solution; it proved to be an example of the cosmetic attentions of the embalmers. However, traces of the hair's original colour (in youth), remain in the roots, even into advanced old age. Microscopic examinations proved that the hair roots contained traces of natural red pigments, and that therefore, during his youth, Ramesses II had been red-haired. It was concluded that these red pigments did not result from the hair somehow fading, or otherwise altering post-mortem, but did indeed represent Ramesses' natural hair colour. Ceccaldi also studied a cross-section of the hairs, and he determined from their oval shape, that Ramesses had been "cymotrich" (wavy-haired). Finally, he stated that such a combination of features showed that Ramesses had been a "leucoderm" (white-skinned person). [Balout, et al. (1985) 254-257.]

Balout and Roubet were under no illusions as to the significance of this discovery, and they concluded as follows:

"After having achieved this immense work, an important scientific conclusion remains to be drawn: the anthropological study and the microscopic analysis of hair, carried out by four laboratories: Judiciary Medecine (Professor Ceccaldi), Société L'Oréal, Atomic Energy Commission, and Institut Textile de France showed that Ramses II was a 'leucoderm', that is a fair-skinned man, near to the Prehistoric and Antiquity Mediterraneans, or briefly, of the Berber of Africa." [Balout, et al. (1985) 383.]

It is interesting to note the link to the North African Berbers: some Berber tribes, such as the Riffians of the Atlas Mountains, have incidences of blondism reaching almost 60%, and they have a percentage of red-haired people which is comparable to that of the Irish. [Coon & Hunt (1966) 116-117.]

These facts have not only anthropological interest however, but also great symbolic importance. In ancient Egypt, the god Seth was said to have been red-haired, and redheads were claimed to have worshipped the god devoutly. [Wainwright (1938) 31, 33, 53.] In the Ramesses study cited above, the Egyptologist Desroches-Noblecourt wrote an essay, in which she discussed the importance of Ramesses' rufous condition. She noted that the Ramessides (the family of Ramesses II), were devoted to Seth, with several bearing the name Seti, which means "beloved of Seth". She concluded that the Ramessides believed themselves to be divine descendants of Seth, with their red hair as proof of their lineage; they may even have used this peculiar physical feature to propel themselves out of obscurity, and onto the throne of the Pharaohs. Desroches-Noblecourt also speculated that Ramesses II may well have been descended from a long line of redheads. [Balout, et al. (1985) 388-391.]

Her speculations have been proved correct: Dr. Joann Fletcher, a consultant to the British Bioanthropology Foundation, has proved that Seti I (the father of Ramesses II), had red hair. [Parks (2000).] It has also been demonstrated that the mummy of Pharaoh Siptah (a great-grandson of Ramesses II), has red hair. [Partridge (1994) 169.]

We may also note the anthropological description of Ramesses' mummy, which was written by the Biblical historian Archibald Sayce:

"The Nineteenth Dynasty to which Ramses II, the oppressor of the Israelites, belonged, is distinguished by its marked dolichocephalism of long-headedness. His mummy shows an index of 74, while the face is an oval with an index of 103. The nose is prominent, but leptorrhine and aquiline, and the jaws are orthognathous. The chin is broad, the neck long, like the fingers and nails. The great king seems to have had red hair." [Sayce (1925) 136.]

All of these features are characteristics of the Nordic race. [Günther (1927) 10-23.] Finally, we should note that Professor Raymond Dart declared that the Nordic race was the "Egyptian Pharaonic type". He then went on to state specifically, that the head of Ramesses II is "pelasgic ellipsoidal or Nordic" in type. [Dart (1939).]
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The Mummy is a 1932 horror classic from Universal Pictures directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff as a revived ancient Egyptian priest. The movie also features Zita Johann, David Manners and Edward van Sloan.
The Mummy Starring Boris Karloff 1932...


An Ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds Imhotep's mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell... Imhotep escapes from the archaeologists and prowls Cairo seeking the reincarnation of the soul of his ancient lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon. Imhotep was once mummified alive for attempting to resurrect her, and, upon finding her reincarnated, attempts to mummify her and make her his bride. In the end, she is saved when she remembers her past life and prays to the goddess Isis to save her. The young woman utters a prayer and the scroll containing the resurrection spell is burned, and Imhotep dissolved...
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Her speculations have been proved correct: Dr. Joann Fletcher, a consultant to the British Bioanthropology Foundation, has proved that Seti I (the father of Ramesses II), had red hair. [Parks (2000).] It has also been demonstrated that the mummy of Pharaoh Siptah (a great-grandson of Ramesses II), has red hair. [Partridge (1994) 169.]



Yuya, Egyptian nobleman from 1400 BC, father of Tiy, the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Yuya's blond hair and Nordic facial structure have been well preserved by the embalming process; Alongside, his equally blond haired wife, Thuya, great grandmother of Tutankhamen...



A Tocharian man with red-blond hair; his clear European features still visible after nearly 3,500 years in his desert grave in China.
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The Egyptians Act 1530 (22 Henry VIII, c. 10) was an Act passed by the Parliament of England in 1531 to expel the "outlandish people calling themselves Egyptians", meaning Gypsies. It was repealed by the Act 19 & 20 Vict. c.64.

The Act accused Gypsies of using crafty and subtle devices to deceive people, notably by claiming to tell fortunes whilst also frequently committing felonies such as robbery. The statute forbade any more Gypsies from entering the realm and gave those already in England sixteen days notice to depart from the realm. Goods which Gypsies had stolen were to be restored to their owners and property confiscated from Gypsies was to be divided between the Sovereign and the Justice of the Peace or another arresting officer.

The Act was not successful in its aim of expelling all Gypsies, for Mary I passed the Egyptians Act 1554 (1 & 2 Philip & Mary, c. 4), which complained that "Egyptians" were plying their "devlish and naughty practices and devices".
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Lorraine Evans in her compelling book, Kingdom of the Ark, reveals archaeological connections between Egypt and Ireland. Evans argues that the connections between the two distant lands were plausible and there is archaeological evidence to support the theory. In 1937 in North Ferriby, Yorkshire, the remains of an ancient boat were discovered. While thought to be a Viking longship at first, continued excavation produced additional ships, wrecked in a storm. Further investigation showed that the boats were much older than Viking ships and were of a type found in the Mediterranean. It was concluded that these boats originated from 2000 years before the Viking age and were radiocarbon dated to around 1400 to 1350 BC. Evans then makes connections to argue that these boats could originate from Egypt, as the timeframe fits the dating of the faience beads. While investigating the origins of the people of Scotland in the Bower manuscript, the Scotichronicon, she discovers the story of Scota, the Egyptian princess and daughter of a pharaoh who fled from Egypt with her husband Gaythelos with a large following of people who arrive in a fleet of ships. They settled in Scotland for a while amongst the natives, until they were forced to leave and landed in Ireland, where they formed the Scotti, and their kings became the high kings of Ireland. In later centuries, they returned to Scotland, defeating the Picts, and giving Scotland its name...


The Irish symbol, the harp, came from North Africa and so did the name of that other classic symbol of Ireland, the shamrock. Any three leaf plant is known in Egypt as a shamrukh. The rosary beads, the symbol of devout Roman Catholics, come from the Middle East and are still used by the Egyptians. The word ‘nun’ is Egyptian and their garments are from the Middle East. According to Arbois de Juvainville, the author of a work called Cours De Literature Celtigue, the Irish were known as ‘Egyptians’ in the Middle Ages. There are obvious connections between Irish books and those of the Egyptians. They employ the same styles of illustration and the colours used in the Irish Book of Kells and Book of Durrow are of Mediterranean origin...

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"To the ancients, as yet inventors of no astronomical instruments, and looking at the Heavens with the eyes of children, this earth was a level plain of unknown extent. About its boundaries there was speculation, but no knowledge. The inequalities of its surface were the irregularities of a plane. That it was a globe, or that anything lived on its under surface, or on what it rested, they had no idea. Every twenty-four hours the sun came up from beyond the Eastern rim of the world, and travelled across the sky, over the earth, always South of, but sometimes nearer and sometimes further from the point overhead; and sunk below the world's Western rim. With him went light, and after him followed darkness...


And every twenty-four hours appeared in the Heavens another body, visible chiefly at night, but sometimes even when the sun shone, which likewise, as if following the sun at a greater or less distance, travelled across the sky; sometimes as a thin crescent, and thence increasing to a full orb resplendent with silver light; and sometimes more and sometimes less to the Southward of the point overhead, within the same limits as the Sun...

From the journey of the Sun through the twelve signs came the legend of the twelve labors of Hercules, and the incarnations of Vishnu and Buddha. Hence came the legend of the murder of Khūrūm, representative of the Sun, by the three Fellow-crafts, symbols of the three Winter signs, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces, who assailed him at the three gates of Heaven and slew him at the Winter Solstice. Hence the search for him by the nine Fellow-crafts, the other nine signs, his finding, burial, and resurrection...

The celestial Taurus, opening the new year, was the Creative Bull of the Hindus and Japanese, breaking with his horn the egg out of which the world is born. Hence the bull Arts was worshipped by the Egyptians, and reproduced as a golden calf by Aaron in the desert. Hence the cow was sacred to the Hindus. Hence, from the sacred and beneficent signs of Taurus and Leo, the human-headed winged lions and bulls in the palaces at Kouyounjik and Nimroud, like which were the Cherubim set by Solomon in his Temple: and hence the twelve brazen or bronze oxen, on which the laver of brass was supported...

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/stellar/scenes/seiza/tau.jpg

The Celestial Vulture or Eagle, rising and setting with the Scorpion, was substituted in its place, in many cases, on account of the malign influences of the latter: and thus the four great periods of the year were marked by the Bull, the Lion, the Man (Aquarius) and the Eagle; which were upon the respective standards of Ephraim, Judah, Reuben, and Dan; and still appear on the shield of American Royal Arch Masonry...

Afterward the Ram or Lamb became an object of adoration, when, in his turn, he opened the equinox, to deliver the world from the wintry reign of darkness and evil."

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The constellation Taurus as it can be seen by naked eye.

In Babylonian astronomy, the Taurus constellation was listed in the MUL.APIN as GU4.AN.NA, “The Heavenly Bull”. It was also the first constellation in the Babylonian zodiac and described as “The Bull in Front.”

The same depiction of the “Heavenly Bull” was in the Dendera zodiac, an Egyptian bas relief carving in a ceiling that depicted the celestial hemisphere using a planisphere.

Lambda Tauri (λ Tau / λ Tauri) is a triple star system in the constellation Taurus.

http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/tau03r-t.jpg

Sarcophagus of the Crown Prince Thutmose's cat, Ta-miu...


The Crown Prince Thutmose (or, more accurately, Djhutmose) was the eldest son of pharaoh Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, who lived during the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. His apparent death led to the reign of Akhenaten as successor, his younger brother and the intrigues of the century leading up to Ramesses II, the failure of Atenism, the Amarna letters, and the changing roles of kingdom powers...

Prince Thutmose served as a priest of Ptah in ancient Memphis... His full royal titles are given in the sarcophagus of his pet cat: "Crown Prince, Overseer of the Priests of Upper and Lower Egypt, High Priest of Ptah in Memphis and Sm-priest (of Ptah)." A small schist statuette of the prince as a miller is in the Louvre Museum "while a recumbent mummiform schist figure [of the Prince] is in Berlin." Prince Thutmose is best remembered for the limestone sarcophagus of his cat, Ta-miu (she-cat), now in the Cairo Museum... The schist statuette of Thutmose is inscribed on three sides with this text:

"(right)...the king's son the sem-priest Djhutmose; (left) I am the servant of this noble god, his miller; (front) Incense for the Ennead of the western necropolis."

The cat sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose, conclusively establishes that he was indeed the eldest son of Amenhotep III since it provides his then current title of 'Crown Prince.' Thutmose is also attested by a total of 7 pairs of calcite and pottery vases in the Louvre... Prince Thutmose disappears from the public records and appears to have died some time during the third decade, fairly late, of Amenhotep III's kingship... His younger brother Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten, succeeded to the throne instead.

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An unknown mummy at Cairo Museum, Egypt. At the beginning of the century mummies were placed upright against a wall in order to photograph them...
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Let there be a withdrawal from the canal hippopotami which lie at the east of the City, because they don't let sleep come to me either in the daytime or at night...
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As Scota is not an Egyptian name, the first task for the author is to identify a plausible candidate princess from surviving Egyptian records. The Walter Bower manuscript gives the name of Scota's father as Achencres, and a historian called Manetho, writing around 300 BC, gives Achencres as the Greek version of Akhenaten. As readers of the recent novel Nefertiti will know, Akhenaten ruled in Egypt around 1350 BC and instigated a political and religious revolution, moving the capital to a new city at a site known today as Amarna and attempting to change the religion of Egypt to sole worship of the sun-disk or Aten.

Six daughters of Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti are known from carvings in the royal palaces excavated at Amarna. The author argues that five of the daughters appear to have died in Egypt, and that the eldest daughter Meritaten disappears from the records at around the time of Akhenaten's death and met an unknown fate.

On the strength of this, she identifies Meritaten as 'Scota'.

Akhenaten's reign was not a successful time for Egypt, and the end of his reign appears to have resulted in a period of political chaos. He was followed by three short-lived successors (including Tutankhamun of the famous tomb), and then by a military Pharaoh Horemheb, who came to power about 1320 BC. Horemheb appears to have had a particular dislike of everything associated with Akhenaten, and systematically destroyed buildings and monuments erected in Akhenaten's reign.

Given this upheaval, it is not implausible that a daughter of Akhenaten might have had good reason to become a political refugee and look for a new life outside Egypt, perhaps with a foreign husband. Several chapters in Kingdom of the Ark are devoted to Akhenaten's chaotic reign and its aftermath, and are among the most detailed and informative in the book (probably reflecting the author's background as an Egyptologist).

Having suggested that Scota might be an alternative name for Meritaten, the author then looks for evidence that Meritaten/Scota travelled from Egypt to Britain and/or Ireland as recounted in the Walter Bower manuscript.


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An Ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds Imhotep's mummy and one of the archaeologists, despite a warning, recklessly reads aloud an ancient life-giving spell... Imhotep escapes from the archaeologists, taking the Scroll of Thoth, and prowls Cairo seeking the reincarnation of the soul of his ancient lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon...




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Arthur C. Clark - Ireland's Cleopatra

“Does the blood of Egyptian pharaohs run through Irish veins today? Did an Irish Cleopatra lead a Gaelic army into battle in County Kerry? Is that her tomb over there across the stream? That hoary stone sunk into the ground amid the gorse in Foley's Glen?...

According to some sources, the story of Ireland's Egyptian princess dates back to 1700 B.C. when, says T.J. Barrington in Discovering Kerry, Gads - "with their iron spears" - invaded Ireland from Spain to avenge the death of a clansman who had gone over from Spain to explore Ireland and had been killed by the inhabitants. Those who organized this expedition were from the family of Miles, or Milesius, depending on the source consulted. Miles - a word meaning "soldier" in Latin - was a member of a warlike, aristocratic Gaelic family in Spain, with roots in Scythia, an area northwest of the Black Sea, now in the U.S.S.R. One source says Miles was "supposedly descended from Scythian nobles who had been expelled from Egypt and settled in Iberia [Spain]." Another, The History of Ireland to the Coming of Henry II, by Arthur Ua Clerigh notes that when Miles grew up "he went on his wanderings (from Spain) first to Scythia... and afterwards to Egypt where he married Scota (Scota ) the daughter of the Pharaoh Nectonibus."

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The story of Irish names is inextricably woven with her history. Many "real" Irish names predate christianity, their origins residing along with the ancient Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland) before the Gaels settled there in the 3rd century BC. Some of these names are based upon, or directly derived from, the ancient pagan religions, myths, legends and superstitions of the Gaels. More modern naming influences were derived from the introduction of christianity to the Emerald Isle after the arrival of St. Patrick, in approximately 432 A.D. From this time forward the adoption of Roman Catholicism heavily influenced the choices the Irish people made in naming their progeny. The evolution of the legends surrounding the native Irish aristocracy, her kings, queens and others, gave rise to yet more inspiration. Yet, with all of these changes the names still remained true to their Gaeilge origins. The tragedy of later conquest made the most drastic changes.

For many centuries the Irish people held off invasion and conquest by the sheer ferocity of her warriors. Not even the Romans dared to invade though they had subjugated all of Europe and nearby England (Which they called Albion). The Danes came for a time, founding Dublin, for example. Later though, it was primarily the British who desired Irish soil.

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Did Nefertiti's daughter flee Egypt around 1400 BC and sail to the shores of Ancient Britain? Compiling archaeological evidence, and using genetics, linguistics and Egyptology, the author challenges current views of the early days of British civilisation and the true origins of the ancient Britons.
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The entry to the so-called Saite gallery which leads to a deep underground funerary shaft was dug during the 25th dynasty, 500BCE. Some casing blocks can be seen here, partly reconstructed. One corner of the original mastabas can be seen...

And they found the stone which had been rolled from the tomb...

Grave robbery, grave robbing, or tomb raiding is the act of uncovering a tomb or crypt to steal artifacts or personal effects. Someone who engages in this act is a grave robber or tomb raider. A related act is body snatching, disinterring a grave for the purpose of stealing a corpse rather than for stealing other objects.


Grave robbing has caused great difficulty to the study of archaeology, art history, and history. Countless precious grave sites and tombs have been robbed before scholars were able to examine them.

"Looting obliterates the memory of the ancient world and turns its highest artistic creations into decorations, adornments on a shelf, divorced from historical context and ultimately from all meaning."

In modern times, grave robbers are often lower-income individuals. Grave robbers sell their goods on the black market. Though some artifacts may make their way to museums or scholars, many end up in private collections instead.

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Charlotte Booth teaches Egyptology at Birkbeck College, London. Here she separates fact from fiction for ten of the most intriguing ancient Egyptian mysteries. She discusses the most up-to-date theories and the persistent unproven guesses advanced by archaeologists, forensic scientists, historians and amateurs, casting fresh light on cursed tombs, seductress queens, mystical lands and a cross-dressing king. The curse of the mummy she shows to be a totally modern construct, though it stems from an ancient idea...



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Many people may be surprised to read that Moses and the Pharaoh Ankhnaten were one and the same person. However, this information was common knowledge among those whose ancestors had been taught by the secret societies of the Middle Ages. In fact, the information about Moses being the Pharaoh Ankhnaten was such common knowledge in the early part of the last century, that even Sigmund Freud wrote a book about it.

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Having seen so many similarities between the Israelites and Egypt, I felt sure that the Book of Genesis should also contain elements of Hyksos Egyptian culture. But how could this be so if the rivers of Eden were the Euphrates and Tigris? The answer to this is simple, because the Hebrew Bible does not mention a Euphrates or Tigris at all. What it does mention is a river that runs through Eden and splits into four branches, and this just has to be a reference to the Nile running through the Garden of Akhenaton's Aton (Adon), and splitting into the four branches of the Nile Delta. Ergo: the Genesis story has to be based upon Akhenaton and his brand of alternative theology.
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