Serapis - a genetically engineered Hybrid?

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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A tomb in the Serapeum of Saqqara. Picture by Tatjana Ingold, from the Erich von Daniken archives


This article was compiled and written with the help and combination of a chapter in the groundbreaking 1984 book “Eyes of the Sphinx” by Erich von Daniken, the help of Wikipedia-digging and filling in some blanks with logic.

The Serapeum in Saqqara

A Serapeum is an ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to the Egyptian god Serapis who combined aspects of Osiris and Apis in humanized form. The word “Serapis” is a mixture of the words Osiris and Apis.

One of many such Serapeum lies at the Step Pyramid at Saqqara near Memphis, Egypt and is said to be the burial place of the “Apis Bulls”, creations of the god Ptah. The Serapeum of Saqqara was discovered by Auguste Marriette who had set out to collect coptic manuscripts and then had instead become interested in the remains of Saqqara. The first thing Mariette found in 1850 was the head of a sphinx and then an entire avenue of sphinxes which led him to the site. The Sphinx is probably the most famous human-animal hybrid which has given lead to speculation of ancient cross-breeding and genetic engineering. Of course contemporary science rejects the notion because it doesn't fit the world view of our ancient ancestors having the high technology required to engineer and neither do modern scholars accept the notion of ancient extraterrestrial intervention and genetic engineering, but tales, pictures and statues of hybrid-beings tell a different story nevertheless.

Mariette used explosives to clear rocks blocking the entrance to the catacombs and excavated a tunnel system. Notes of his excavation are lost (notes and documentation being mysteriously “lost” is nothing unusual when it comes to suppressing knowledge).

The Serapeum consists of numerous long straight underground galleries cut into the rock, with side chambers containing large granite sarcophagi, which weigh up to 70 tons each. According to contemporary Egyptology, these sarcophagi (tombs) held the mummified remains of the apis-bulls. Or so the tourist and researcher will read in the accepted literature. This however, is a piece of disinformation, as no corpses of bulls were ever found in Saqqara, neither mummified nor otherwise. Only one mummified corpse had been found there and it was not that of a Bull. The other 24 sarcophagi are said to have been robbed.

Since no actual bull corpses have been found at this side, Egyptologists assume that yet undug areas (which Mariette deemed to dangerous to excavate holds the remains of the mythological bull (or, as I believe, hybrid-being). Mariette's “new discovery” is not actually entirely new as information on the Serapeum at Saqqara was given by renowned historians such as Herodotus, Diodorus, Sicilus and Strabon more than a thousand years ago. These historians not only described the existence of an Apis-Cult but also it's precise location.

An example:
"One finds," said the geographer Strabo (1st century AD), "a temple to Serapis in such a sandy place that the wind heaps up the sand dunes beneath which we saw sphinxes, some half buried, some buried up to the head, from which one can suppose that the way to this temple could not be without danger if one were caught in a sudden wind storm."

The sphinxes were indeed found. The Serapeum, described by our ancient scribes, were indeed found. But the historians also spoke of the corpses of apis-beings that were pompously entombed and would be found there. In his neverending search and struggle for concessions, re-negotiations with the Egyptian military, fight with smugglers and employment of 2000 people helping him he found everything except those elusive apis-bulls.



Sphinxes Found, just like ancient historians had described





Huge and heavy Tombs in the Serapeum









Images of Underground Tunnels, Saqqara


Researcher Erich von Daniken writes (very roughly and loosely translated by me)


Imagine Mariettes disappointment when, after a laborious search and plenty of explosives, Mariette found one of the gigantic sarcophagi, opened it...and found it to be empty. Where had the apis-bulls, topic of legends and myths, disappeared to? In the weeks thereafter he systemically searched the tunnels of the Serapeum. As he dug and exploded his way through the underground he found that someone had already been to these nearly inaccessible places and had apparently robbed the tombs. They were all empty and the lids either shoved to the side, broken or put to the ground. Finally, deep within the Serapeum, behind one boulder which was removed with dynamite, he and his group found a coffin that contained a mummified corpse, the only one found there. But it contained not a bull, but a human. A gilded mask covered the mans face and he wore a gold chain with two jasper amulets. "Was this the mummy of the prince Kaemwaset himself before our eyes, the one who was so devoted to the Apis bull?" Mariette later asked. Surrounding the body lie 18 small human-headed statues bearing the inscription “Osiris-Apis, God of Eternity”. Not bull-headed statues, mind you. Even later in this search a dream seemed to have come true as Mariette stood in front of two tombs that were apparently undamaged and untouched since thousands of years, indeed since the time they were closed. A golden statue of Osiris stood guarding the chamber and on the floor lie gold tiles that had split off the ceiling over time. That ceiling featured another picture of Osiris, this time shown as a Hybrid-Being. Convinced that here he would find the Serapis he opened the tomb with utmost care. But again, he neither found a bull nor the head of a bull, nor its horns. He found a rank substance that crumbled at the slightest touch. Beneath the smelly bitumen he found several shards of small and fragmented bones that (as later research has proven) had already been splintered in ancient times. No bulls...but what did the small shattered bones mean?


So why does mainstream Egyptology insist that the apis-bull was a regular bull and why does it insist that the tombs north of Saqqara were used for normal bulls? Because embalmed and mummified bulls were found elsewhere in connection with the Serapis-cult. This is why they automatically assume that this huge and mysterious temple was also a place for ordinary bulls. What is conveniently ignored is that the Bulls found come from a much later period than the period in which temples such as the Serapeum of Saqqara were built. The bulls in Alexandria for example are dated to have been buried around Roman times (A.C.), more than a thousand or even two thousand years (Egyptologists are still struggling with their chronology) after the original sacred burials of Serapis Other than that the tombs connected to the “apis-cult” not only in Saqqara but also elsewhere, do not contain any bodies of bulls but are either empty or contain smelly layers of dirt covering tiny smashed bones or that one mummy of a human wearing a golden mask. When removing the bandages not even that turned out to be a “human” though but only more of the decayed substance.

Daniken continues (rough translation by me)


The sarcophagi are made of assuan-granite, assuan being around 1000 kilometers far away from the Serapeum. I wonder how they chiseled, smoothed and transported all these extremely heavy pieces and then somehow brought them into the chambers they had laboriously dug. The effort invested is evidence of the importance the contents of the tombs must have had. But we are supposed to believe they only contained bulls and shattered/smashed ones at that. So first they artfully mummify them then smash them and add some sticky substance to the mix? And besides: Where are the remains of the bulls horns? “Of course not”, mainstream Egyptology says. “They would not smash their sacred bulls, that would have been considered a sacrilege. Corpses were always buried whole in ancient Egypt”.




Two very well kept Bulls in Abuser add to the mystery: Tombs were found apparently containing the mummies of these sacred bulls. The bandages were untampered with and well-preserved. Even real bull horns were sticking out of the top of the head. Had they finally been found? But to the amazement of all involved, they did not find an intact Bulls body beneath the bandages but the bones of several other animals, some of species which couldn't even be identified. So do we here finally have evidence of what many historians and ancient scribes have always been talking about: The “Gods” creating “mixtures of species through cross-breeding”? In his book “The Egyptian Way of Death”, mummy-specialist A.P. Leca not only reports various that the inside of the two abusir bulls had been destroyed and filled with the bones of other animals. But what if these “other animals” had actually been the result of genetic experimentation gone wild? One odd passage from this mainstream-Egyptologists book says “The bull in the second tomb appeared to have two heads”. Dr. Ange-Pierre, specialist for Egyptian mummies: “In the inside of a second mummy that seemed to be a bull, bones of seven animals were found. A third bull must have had two heads.” Sir Robert Mond: “We found bones of a jackal in the tomb of a Bull”. It has been established that the vault found by Mariette containing “the man with the golden mask” and also the two bulls of Abuser had gone untouched by tomb raiders, thieves or religious destruction for thousands of years. So the question remains: Where are the Serapis? Or what are they? And why would the ancients have crushed them into shards? Could it be because these “creations of the Gods” were not actually sacred but seen as misguided, demented or evil? Lets see what some of the historians say. Manetho was a high priest and Egyptian historian who lived during the Ptolemaic era around the 3rd Century BC, the final days of Egypt. (long after the apis-bulls had been entombed). Manetho recorded the Aegyptiaca (a three-volume History of Egypt). His work has been and is still used by Egyptologists as evidence for the chronology of the reigns of pharaohs Most of his work is said to be lost, but as the Greek historian Julius Africanus (year 240) copied many parts of manethos writings, they survived. The historian Plutarch, who lived around the same time, writes of a heavy sculpture that the Egyptian king let transport to Alexandria. He writes that Manetho was the only one who had taught the king that the mysterious figure being transported is a Serapis. Manetho begins his history by listing the Gods and Half-Gods. According to him the Gods ruled 13900 years and the half-gods ruled another 11000 years. Interestingly, mainstream Egyptology accepts his pharaonic chronology almost without question but refutes his history of Gods and Half-Gods since “we know Egypt didn't exist that long and the Gods never existed in reality”. This is a typical example of the double-standards used by the establishment to disinform.



Manetho wrote in a precise and matter-of-fact way, without intermixing his writings with fiction. Much of what he wrote has been proven to be accurate by scientists of our time. This is why it is so interesting that according to Manetho the Gods created or engineered various Monsters and Hybrids (Animal Hybrids and Animal-Human-Hybrids). Why reject this piece of information while accepting so many other historical facts put down by him? Ancient cross-breeding is not only reported by Manetho but confirmed by many other sources, such as Eusebius who speaks of ancient times in which Monsters were created, some of which could reproduce on their own. Another witness of the times, the religious historian Eusebius (died 339) who´s writings confirm and are confirmed by many of Manethos writings, goes on to list humans who had wings, humans with four wings, two faces and one body, man-woman hybrids, humans with legs of goats and horns growing from their heads, horse-legged humans, hippocentaurs, Bulls with the heads of humans, humans with the heads of bulls, , Horses with Dogheads, Dragons, Reptiles, unknown fantasy-like animals.



One of many thousands of ancient depictions showing hybrid-beings



My own research points to genetic engineering and cross-breeding in a past so distant we have forgotten about it. Even the reports we learned about in this chapter may only be distant memories themselves. Tales of hybrid beings can be found in any ancient mythology, history and religion, from the temple walls of ancient Sumeria to the Minotaurus of ancient Crete. Or look at the Sphinx, itself a Hybrid. Sphinx does not only refer to a Lions body with a human face but to many other variations: Goats, Dogs, Birds, you name it. Some ancient tales (referred to as “flights of fancy” by our arrogant historians) even tell how and by whom they were created: By the “Gods” who came to earth “from the sky” (in their aircraft), stayed for awhile and then left them planet, taking their technology and strange experiments with them. Most texts speak of the hybrids being treated as inferior to humans, as working-slaves, pets or cruel forms of entertainment. Some texts, such as Babylonian mythology have passages that hint to other “godly” forces condemning and opposing this type of experimentation and ordering all hybrids to be destroyed.

We have to ask ourselves: Even if these tales are “pure fantasy”, what were they based on? Certainly there must have been a reason hybrid-beings were referred to by Plutarch, Strabon, Platon, Herodotus, Diodor and many others. Having been written about, shown on walls and now even found in the Tombs of Abusir, they must have really existed. And since evolution cannot create these type of hybrids naturally, they must have been created artificially, by the “Gods” who once roamed the earth and then left. And once gone, their hybrid animals died out. And these monsters, because of the evil they represented, were smashed into pieces when they were buried.

Related Thread: Forbidden Egyptology




posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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Man, another great and fascinating find. S&F
I can't wait to get my mind around all this info.
You have done it again my friend.


Once again you have brought us the rarest of things: The new and unexplored!






[edit on 9/23/2008 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Thanks dawg.


Here´s a summary of the opening-post for those too lazy to read it:

Mummified beings that were a cross or mix of various animals have indeed been found by Egyptology, thereby confirming ancient historian accounts of hybrid-beings and ancient genetic engineering.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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If you are interested in this stuff the Old Testement may give clues, many Christians speculate that Giants help build Egypt, the cross breed human Angels hybrids.

en.wikipedia.org...


According to the New American Bible, the Nephilim appear as part of the "increasing wickedness of mankind". Their mention does account for the "giants" of Canaan, whom the Israelites also called the Nephilim, since according to Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them." (NIV translation). This verse, which precedes and introduces the passage of the Great Flood thus implies that the Nephilim actually came to the earth at least twice. The first of which were destroyed in the flood, and the second succeeding the flood. Thus it is possible the "giants of Canaan" were the direct result of the Nephilim. The reference introduces the story of the flood with a moral orientation.[2]
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A seraph (Heb. שׂרף, pl. שׂרפים Seraphim, lat. seraph[us], pl. seraphi[m]) is one of a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament), in Isaiah. Later Jewish imagery perceived them as having human form, and in that way they passed into the ranks of Christian angels. In the Christian angelic hierarchy, seraphim represent the highest known rank of angels.
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en.wikipedia.org...


[edit on 23-9-2008 by The time lord]



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:47 PM
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An exceptional article. I wish there was more I could say, but at the moment I'd like to promote The time lord's idea of looking more closely at the Bible as well as other ancient texts. If we can wipe away the dust of fear and superstition that has been thrown in the eyes of humankind, the truth is apparent. But make no mistake, it has been men who have kept these things hidden. The ones who don't want us to know are those that stand to lose.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:16 PM
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Yes, Im familiar with hybrids and giants mentioned in the bible. Ancient scripture mentions hybrids all over the place. Whats less known (which is why I posted this thread) is that egyptologists have actually found hybrid-beings.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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I intend to read the article and already see that it warrants a star and flag. But is this a theory, or do you have pictures of the physical remains?



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by Skyfloating
 


I intend to read the article and already see that it warrants a star and flag. But is this a theory, or do you have pictures of the physical remains?



I dont have pictures just now. That these animals with bulls-heads and the bodies and bones of other animals were found is a fact.

However, the explanation of egyptologists is that they mixed the bones of various animals together "presumably for ritual puproses".

So the fact stands. There´s just a controversy about the interpretation of those facts.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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Ok, sky please forgive me if my question is silly as I am not an expert.

My understanding though anecdotal in nature is as follows.
Many people who have looked into the physical shape of sphinxes have come to the conclusion that their origin cannot be Egyptian. In fact, as I understand it, they are the last remnant of the civilization of Atlantis. Now we know the mythical status of the bull in Cretan history with the story of the Minotaur etc. and Crete was in most peoples eyes near Atlantis. Now most people believe that Atlantis was a civilization that was technologically advanced and in fact might have been themselves extraterrestrials or at least communed or even bred with extraterrestrials. Anyway I'm throwing a lot of stuff against the wall here, but does any of this tie into what you are saying.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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So easy for skeptics to "explain away" what is plainly obvious. I was quite interested in "ooparts" for a while. My conclusion is that the ancient world is far more mysterious and complex than we are led to believe, perhaps even allowed to believe.

I would be quite interested to see a fully mummified example, which would of course include more evidence than bone. I find this to be quite plauseable, so the most shocking part about such a find would be that it had not been covered up or destroyed already intentionally.

I wonder if perhaps there might have been such evidence in the Baghdad Museum.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:55 PM
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I didnt want to reveal how far-out my beliefs are, but my personal version of history says that genetic engineering was conducted by Atlantis, creating horrendous beings and that they somehow got punished for abusing technology either by themselves or extraterrestrial factions opposing the creation of monsters.

I believe the stuff we see and read about it are only faint memories based on memories.

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 07:58 PM
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Ok, so I wasn't a total twit. Thank god.
It's actually a pretty good theory about Atlantis.
But what of the Sphinxes, do you believe they originate from Atlantis onto Egypt?
And would that be relevant to your OP?



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
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Ok, so I wasn't a total twit. Thank god.
It's actually a pretty good theory about Atlantis.
But what of the Sphinxes, do you believe they originate from Atlantis onto Egypt?
And would that be relevant to your OP?




I think Egypt copied leftovers from Atlantis, trying to save as much as they could from a civilization that had fallen. Among these leftovers are the sphinxes...hybrids.

I dont think the egyptians understood everything though. Its like someone trying to re-construct a television without being an engineer.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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If they cant hide or destroy oopa, they change the interpretation/meaning of them. Happens all the time


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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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Very intersting. I wondered about genetic engineering too, especially in things like Greek mythology where it talks about the gods' children sometimes springing from their foreheads or thighs.

Two questions though. One, is there a chance that these mumified remains that have been found had human and animal parts mumified together, perhaps to give that person the animal traits, like they buried posessions so he would have them in the afterlife?

Two, is there any indication of what type of animal was crossbred with what kind of human and why? For instance--what is the point of a human with wings? It's not going to be able to fly like a bird, and besides looking interesting, I think the wings would just get in the way? I'm not trying to be childish with that question. I just want to know if it seemed like they were just mucking about to see what they could do or there was an actual purpose in creating specific crosses.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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Egyptian Archetecture is so mindboggling.

Dayum

XD



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Hello Timelord

Thought you might want to know that "Giants" does not mean "Giant man" or hybrid.

It means:

H1368 gibbowr ghib-bore'

or (shortened) gibbor {ghib-bore'};intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:-- champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

The "Giants" in those days, which are these days...are described above...."Men of the Name who are from the eon"...meaning surname and means Tyrant...or "Giants of Industry".

The giants you are making mention of is like that of Goliath who was big, but still not

Goliath
H7497 rapha' raw-faw'or raphah {raw-faw'};from H7495 in the sense of invigorating; a giant:--giant, Rapha, Rephaim(-s). See also H1051.

Peace



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by asmeone2
Two, is there any indication of what type of animal was crossbred with what kind of human and why? For instance--what is the point of a human with wings? It's not going to be able to fly like a bird, and besides looking interesting, I think the wings would just get in the way? I'm not trying to be childish with that question. I just want to know if it seemed like they were just mucking about to see what they could do or there was an actual purpose in creating specific crosses.


I dont know what they were thinking when showing a human with wings or the sphinx.

But speaking of the apis-bull as referred to in the OP...most of them were missing from their tombs. The ones they did find somewhere else had a bulls head. Opening the mummy bandages, they didnt find a bulls body though, they found the smashed bones of dogs and birds.



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 06:40 AM
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Notice how they look like Fairies in a way? If you look at a picture of the anuki (man in a disk) it is the same thing Leonardo painted...(The movement of man) and other characters of the past are all very similar.










posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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Its the first time I see the connection. The ancestors of fairies genetically manipulated hybrids? Interesting.





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