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Live-streamed sarcophagus opening reveals Egyptian high priest with gold cross

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posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:31 PM
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So, I find this odd....maybe because I don't understand religion and it symbolism?

Jesus was reportedly crucified approximately 1986 years ago, so why when they open the sarcophagus of a Egyptian Priest does he have a gold cross on his chest when the Mummy is supposedly 2500 years old?

Wasn't the cross meant to depict the crucifixion?

I don't get it......I'm sure someone will be able to shed some light on my ignorance.



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posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

There was a cross in Ancient Egyptian times too... its called an Ankh



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posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Looks like a winged sun to me mate.




posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Cool find....appears to be an Eagle with its wings spread to me, I believe a common symbol of strength in ancient Egypt....

Also used to great effect by the Third Reich Germany during the 1930s-40s.



posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:39 PM
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The article you linked refers to it as golden figure depicting Isis



posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

An ankh is a badly tied shoelace actually lol



posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:42 PM
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Read the text at the bottom of the PIC.



posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:54 PM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: CaptainBeno

Looks like a winged sun to me mate.



Pretty sure that's it




posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

The cross has been a widely used symbol throughout history. Many civilizations have used their own version of a cross but yes, the Christian cross is probably the most recognizable use of it nowadays.


The Egyptian cross is called an Ankh.


Typically, it was meant to depict "life" but was also referred to "the Key of Life" or "Key to Life"

One thing I have always found interesting is that the cross, no matter what religion, civilization, or time period, almost always refers to life in some way. Even with Christianity, where many view it in regards to Jesus' death. In reality its meaning has more to do with life. Yes, it was the instrument used in Jesus' death but he needed to die so he could cleanse the rest of the world of their sins (so that we could live) and also so that he could be resurrected (live again).

The cross is a VERY interesting symbol and has a pretty amazing history. Just do a couple of searches about ancient crosses and meanings and you will find a rabbit hole that will blow your mind while expanding it at the same time.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 12:17 AM
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originally posted by: CaptainBeno

I don't get it......I'm sure someone will be able to shed some light on my ignorance.



It's a geometric figure; two straight lines set a perpendicular angle one to the other, intersection somewhere near their middles.

Christianity does not have a trademark claim on it.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

Sorry, my point was that the crucifix was a torture/execution tool. Jesus was supposedly executed on one and it was then taken as a symbol of Christianity. I didn't state that religion owned some form of trademark on this shape. However, what I meant was that "this shape" was found on a priest. That was my connection etc.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 01:45 AM
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originally posted by: CaptainBeno
a reply to: incoserv

Sorry, my point was that the crucifix was a torture/execution tool. Jesus was supposedly executed on one and it was then taken as a symbol of Christianity. I didn't state that religion owned some form of trademark on this shape. However, what I meant was that "this shape" was found on a priest. That was my connection etc.

I know that your reply was not addressed to me but I want to chime in because I think it's GREAT that you asked a question about something you didn't know the answer to.

Often times we forget that just because you or I might be aware of something, does not mean that everyone else does. The internet (widespread broadband availability) has really only been around for 20 years and only for the last 10 has it been constantly at our fingertips. While it has been a great way to spread "information," it has not been that great at spreading "knowledge"...unless we actively seek it.

By asking questions, you are seeking knowledge that you have not yet come across or maybe not even been interested in finding until something else (an Egyptian mummy priest with a golden cross on his chest) came across your TV screen and drew your attention to it.

While true that a cross is a simple geometric figure of 2 lines, perpendicular to one another and intersecting, there has to be more to it than just that. Too many ancient civilizations and societies have used it as an important symbol that they hold in high regards. Also, the fact that the meaning of the symbol is often very similar to civilizations around the world and spread throughout human history.

I proudly proclaim that I am a follower of Christ but I feel like the church (Catholic and other denominations) have changed the interpretation of the cross over the last 2000 years (this is just my opinion). We typically view the cross as a means of death, destruction and other negative things today, but I feel like it may have had a little bit different meaning when it first became a symbol of Christianity.

Like I stated in my previous post, it can also be seen as a symbol for life. The execution of Jesus had to happen so that the rest of the world could be washed of their sins and be able to live. Also, the death had to occur so that the Resurrection could happen. The literal definition of resurrect is "restore to life." So, in my simple opinion (I'm only an amateur and not even a very good one at that), the cross has as much to do with life as it does with death. But it just depends on the stance you take and the angle you view it from.

Back to the reason for me wanting to reply, thank you for your post and for reminding me that none of us know everything and that we must actively seek knowledge most of the time. And if this subject interests you, I do recommend doing some searches on it because it is pretty fascinating, there is quite a bit of information out there and it might open your mind to new questions or new ways of viewing some things.

Again, thank you for your post, keep asking questions and keep pursuing knowledge!



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Christianity stole a lot from egyptians. The whole Isis, Osiris Horus story. Die Jesus and the other Gods really walk the Earth and have super powers? Can I have super powers?
He went 40 days into the desert? I'll go however long it takes.
I would take them!
Just a question of watermanagement.
But they know that? The acueaducto.
The egyptians knew a thing or two about that as well.
I think it has a deeper meaning. Water is very important.
Did you know the pyramids were once waterfront ptoperties?



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 04:07 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: CaptainBeno

Christianity stole a lot from egyptians. The whole Isis, Osiris Horus story. Die Jesus and the other Gods really walk the Earth and have super powers? Can I have super powers?
He went 40 days into the desert? I'll go however long it takes.
I would take them!
Just a question of watermanagement.
But they know that? The acueaducto.
The egyptians knew a thing or two about that as well.
I think it has a deeper meaning. Water is very important.
Did you know the pyramids were once waterfront ptoperties?


Can you show me where and how Christs story was stolen because my research indicates they are nothing alike at all
In fact every time I have asked for similarities the person who made the quote disappears and is never comes back

As for the cross, it was a torture execution device made by the Romans to kill people, not really unique to Christianity at all, probably hundreds of thousands died on such a device so not christian. But adopted by Christianity

The ankh, represents life, the cross represents death
Opposites



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

I'm just saying father absent, special way of birth, a god.
All the stories about aliens...In my younger days I would have thought "religion the history of alien contact".



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Research Osiris for some answers.
It is thought that Jesus spent a lot of his missing time in Egypt.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 05:29 AM
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here is a clip




posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 05:35 AM
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another longer version




posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:17 AM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

I think Zahi said it was Osiris it's not really a cross it’s Osiris with wings behind. It was a cool opening and I really though Josh Gates was going to get a legendary Zahi Hawass @ss chewing at times.



posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Tanga36

Your response reminds me of something my History teacher would have said back in the 90's when I was in high school. He happened to be one of my favorites. I also like the fact that you're not afraid to tell people you follow Christ. Most of all, I appreciate your explanation, it taught me something I wasn't aware of. That's very fascinating and I'll be doing some research on it later today.


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