posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 12:23 AM
Part II: The Lost Pyramids of Edfu and the Staircase of the Pharaoh
I went back home, got my old job back at the coffee shop and I started dating this girl Cassie who often came there when I was working. She drove a
Corvette, and said she had ripped off her ex-husband of all his money. She was kind of strange at times, and always carried a gun in the glove box.
She said it was to protect herself from her ex-husband, just in case something went wrong. During the summer she invited me to Egypt, to see the
pyramids as she said. Yeah, she was a friendly girl like that and she wasn’t shy on spending money, but I knew nothing about what I was getting
We arrived in Cairo, took a boat and went on a cruise upwards the Nile valley. Everything was great until after six days we arrived in Edfu. We
followed the tour guide to the temple and after he told us all stories behind the hieroglyphs he let us wander around to explore the site on our own.
I was watching the huge front pylon, the massive gateway with a carved fresco relating the grand achievements of the pharaoh, in which the said
pharaoh was lashing a bunch of captives kneeled down in front of him. Then Cassie came and told me she had found something I had to see.
I followed her and she got me to a worn down broken carving that only showed a pair of legs. Then she got a phone call, told me it was important and
left me in front of the thing, telling me she was going to be back in five.
A few minutes later this Egyptian guy dressed in a traditional outfit came out of nowhere showing me a small doorway closed by a metallic door. He
didn’t speak English but kept pointing at the door, and then he handed me a flashlight. I took it; he opened the door with a key, and made this
sign with his hand that means money as if he wanted me to give him a tip. But then I had this strange feeling as if maybe the guy was trying to
kidnap me. I didn’t want to star in some internet terrorist movie production that’s for sure. So I told him no, but then the guy got really
nervous and wanted me to go, he started to push me so I pushed him back. It looked like we were going to fight or something.
And then, Cassie Cox came back with a gun in her hand and shot the guy right through the eyes from like twenty feet away. I did not expect that at
all from her, she always was such a sweet girl. Then she pointed the thing to my head and said, “Mickey, don’t make this harder than it has to
be,” and I was like WTF!
I still had the brains of the old Egyptian man covering my face and I couldn’t possible process what was happening. She me shoved through the
doorway and closed the metal gate. I though that she was selling me to the terrorists and that she had done the same thing with her previous husband.
She said nobody would be coming to get me, and that I would die from dehydration within three days. She said the only way out was the other way; she
told me, “Good Luck!” and she left. Needless to say, that was the end of our relationship.
I turned on the flashlight after I sat down for a while to calm down. I got up and started to walk through the endless underground corridor that ran
from the temple to a group of small pyramids covered up with sand on the other side of a small hill. When I say endless corridor, I mean it just kept
on going forever; I thought I was never going to reach the other end. It was going uphill and just kept on getting smaller, so much that I thought I
was not going to be able to fit through the end of it.
Luckily I did, and I got into a narrow room with a carving of the, “Judgment of the dead” by Anubis, the jackal-headed God. It was the usual
scene from the “Book of the Dead,” with the dead guy taken to the scale by Anubis, and his heart weighted against a feather to ensure he was
worthy enough to talk to Osiris, the God of the underworld. If the heart was heavier than the feather, the fellow would be devoured by Ammit, the
croco-lion-hippo beast, which guarded Aaru, the heavenly reed fields.
I took a narrow staircase at the end of the room and climbed forty-eight flights of stairs. I arrived into another room which had a carving I had
never seen before. I interpreted the scene from what I had seen in the previous temples I had visited during the trip, and from the explanation I
could remember from the tour guide.
It looked like after going through the gateway to the underworld, the dead guy would meet the spirit, which was depicted as a bird standing over the
gate. After that the dead man would be taken by Anubis back through the gateway, but only after being shown the Tree of Life. Upon his return from
the underworld, the dead man would continue his life on Earth as a worker and nurturer of the Tree of Life. Then, he would be anointed by Horus, the
falcon-headed God son of Osiris, and proxy ruler of Earth for his father who resided in the underworld. After that, the dead man, who had become the
consecrated host of the divine spirit, would be enthroned as the legitimate divine King where he would rule over the four corners of the Earth.
I continued up another twelve flights of stairs, and again reached another room with a wall carving. This time it was a sort of big disk with a
multitude of people inside, and which was supported by twelve figures who seemed to be major deities.
Next to the disk carving was a list of the names of the twelve deities, and only the last one had the key of life before his name. It looked like
someone had smashed the key of life which belonged to the other deities with a hammer, and I focused my attention on the name of the last deity, which
I remembered as “Pancake-making, sitting dude.” Later I learned this hieroglyph stood for the name atum. Under the list of Gods were another
scene depicted the dead man drinking from the waters of the Tree of Life between Nut and Maat, the goddesses of the sky and of cosmic harmony, but
only after he had defeated the human-like snake demon which held knives in his hands.
[edit on 29-10-2009 by townio]