On March 2, 1999, Fox Television broadcast live from Egypt's Giza Plateau a world-wide television special called "Opening the Lost Tombs: Live from
Egypt." The program contained a segment by investigator of the Enterprise Mission, Richard Hoagland. Hoagland presented incredible graphic evidence
suggesting that a "high-tech" civilization had existed prior to the known Egyptian civilization. The evidence presented were glyphs discovered that
were carved into the ceiling beams of a 3000-year-old New Kingdom Temple. The temple is located at Abydos, hundreds of miles south of Cairo and the
These glyphs depicted flying machines that are very modern in appearance, completely impossible to build given the knowledge of ancient Egypt.
Hoagland's Abydos discovery was verified in November 1998 by a Fox television crew's own several-hundred-mile trek to the SETI-I temple at Abydos
and actual filming of the glyphs in place within the temple. The find is nothing less than astonishing support for the controversial sub-text of the
March 2nd Fox Egyptian telecast: that we are not the first, suggesting that a prior, "high-tech epoch" to civilization somehow came before the now
known Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
Opposition to Modern-Machines Theory
On Thu, 21 Jan 1999 Katherine Griffis-Greenberg stated:
"...I am afraid that you have been subjected to the famous "Abydos helicopter" mania, here. There is a simple explanation to what you are seeing,
at least, as we see it in Egyptology. There is no mystery here; it's just a palimpsest (though without the use of that term, and which is defined as
"A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often
legible" AHED). It was decided in antiquity to replace the five-fold royal titulary of Seti I with that of his son and successor, Ramesses II. In the
photos, we clearly see "Who repulses the Nine Bows," which figures in some of the Two-Ladies names of Seti I, replaced by "Who protects Egypt and
overthrows the foreign countries," a Two-Ladies name of Ramesses II. With some of the plaster that once covered Seti I's titulary now fallen away,
certain of the superimposed signs do indeed look like a submarine, etc., but it's just a coincidence.
What is happening in the photographs is quite clear; just consult Juergen von Beckerath, Handbuch der aegyptischen Koenigsnamen, Muenchner
aegyptologische Studien 20, pages 235 and 237.
This issue comes up from time to time on such academic e-mail lists as the Ancient Near East (ANE) List and so on, so we're all pretty familiar with
Katherine Griffis-Greenberg Member, American Research Center in Egypt International Association of Egyptologists University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hoagland Claims Discovery for Himself
On March 2nd, 1999 Richard Hoagland appeared on the Art Bell radio show discussing these glyphs. Unfortunately, Mr. Hoagland implied that it was
Enterprise's discovery with the quote from the Enterprise Mission website.... "Hoagland's Abydos discovery." Viewers who have been following the
Amargiland website for the last 3 years will remember our posting of these photographs about 2 years ago. At the time of posting, Amargi Hillier sent
many requests (via fax) to Art Bell and Richard Hoagland to take note of these glyphs. These communications were ignored. It is unfortunate... for Mr.
Bruce Rawles should receive credit for this incredible observation and presentation to the world, long before Richard Hoagland talked about it on
March 2nd, 1999.
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