posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 01:48 PM
I had posted this today in another forum, i thought i would share this over here too.
today while i was surfing the net looking for information on Pre-Dynastic Egypt or about the original Inhabitants of Egypt, i came across the mention
of The Anu or The Aunu People.
Further look up provided the following information.
The Prominent Egyptologist Flnders Petrie (who found the Merneptah Stele, which has the first mention of "Israel" in anywhere in ancient Egypt)
found the Tera-neter on a on a green glazed faience in the early temple at Abydos underneath the dynastic temple.
Flinders petrie refers to the Anu people in his work The Making of Egypt
, in 1939
"The Aunu People. Besides these types, belonging to the north and east, There is the aboriginal race of the Anu, or Aunu, people (written with three
pillars), who became a part of the historic inhabitants. The subject ramifies too doubtfully if we include all single-pillar names, but looking for
the Aunu, written with the three pillars, we find that they occupied Southern Egypt and Nubia, and the name is also applied in Sinai and Libya. As to
the Southern Egyptians, we have the most essential document, a portrait of a chief, Tera-neter, roughly modeled in relief in green glazed faience,
found in the early temple at Abydos. Preceding his name, his address is given on this earliest of visiting cards, "Palace of the Aunu in Hermen city,
Tera-neter." Hemen was the name of the god of Tuphium (Lanz., Dict, 544), 13 miles south of Luqsor. Erment, opposite to it, was the place of Aunu of
the south, Aunu Menti. The next place in the south is Aunti (Gebeleyn), and beyond that Aunyt-seni (Esneh). The chief peculiarity of the figure is
the droop of the chin; this is caused by a slanting jaw with short ramus. The same type of jaw is seen in the ivory king from Abydos, and moreover,
the Scorpion king who preceded Nar-mer.
Read More on The Tera-neter and the Anu/Aunu people
Psst...so there was a real Scorpion King. wow!!
The prominent French Egyptologist Abbe Émile Amélineau (who is claimed to have discovered the reference to the Anu/Aunu) also says
These Anu were agricultural people, raising cattle on a large scale along the Nile, shutting themselves up in walled cities for defensive purposes. To
this people we can attribute, without fear of error, the most ancient Egyptian books, The Book of the Dead and the Texts of the Pyramids,
consequently, all the myths or religious teachings. I would add almost all the philosophical systems then known and still called Egyptian. They
evidently knew the crafts necessary for any civilization and were familiar with the tools those trades required. They knew how to use metals, at least
elementary metals. They made the earliest attempts at writing, for the whole Egyptian tradition attributes this art to Thoth, the great Hermes an Anu
like Osiris, who is called Onian in Chapter XV of The Book of the Dead and in the Texts of the Pyramids. Certainly the people already knew the
principal arts; it left proof of this in the architecture of the tombs at Abydos, especially the tomb of Osiris and in those sepulchers objects have
been found bearing unmistakable stamp of their origin, such as carved ivory, or a little head of a Nubian girl found in a tomb near that of Osiris, or
the small wooden or ivory receptacles in the form of a feline head--all documents published in the first volume of my Fouilles d'Abydos.
What i have searched links to some Afro-Centric Black Power Propaganda sites too, claiming much stuff.
Any more inputs on these Mysterious people, who don't find much mention in books on Ancient Egypt?
all info is welcome.
Note - What i have posted above is what i have found during my search on the net. it doesn't reflect my ideas or theories. I am just seeking more
info on these ancient people. No trolling please!