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Stone tablets dating back up to 4,000 years have been discovered by archaeologists in Cairo.
The tablets, which were discovered by researchers from the University of Leipzig, are made of limestone and vary in age.
The oldest is believed to be from the 12th Dynasty, while others are from the 20th Dynasty, the Third Intermediate Period, or more recent.
originally posted by: Osirisvset
Thanks for sharing, the many areas of synchronicity shared between most of the early religions, including Christianity, is far more than mere coincidence.
Why do they share so many major plot points? That's a question for the ages....
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: Osirisvset
the book called "hamlets mill" attempts to address this and does it rather well in my opinion, they simply state that the reason so many civilisations had similar creation myths is that they are all based on astronomical observation
Hamlet's Mill was severely criticized by academic reviewers on a number of grounds: tenuous arguments based on incorrect or outdated linguistic information; lack of familiarity with modern sources; an over-reliance on coincidence or analogy; and the general implausibility of a far-flung and influential civilization existing and not leaving behind solid evidence.
[The] authors' insistence that between about 4000 B.C. and 100 A.D. a single archaic system prevailed throughout most of the civilized and proto-civilized world is pure fantasy. Their attempt to delineate the details of this system by a worldwide scatter of random oddments of mythology is no more than an intellectual game. [...] Something like 60 percent of the text is made up of complex arguments about Indo-European etymologies which would have seemed old-fashioned as early as 1870
The universe was created on a "mound of creation" called Benben that rose out of the receding flood of the Nile River. Rather interesting story to the find of ancient flood mythology.
Benben was the mound that arose from the primordial waters Nu upon which the creator deity Atum settled in the creation myth of the Heliopolitan form of ancient Egyptian religion.
Does it mean that the flood was widespread