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Originally posted by Ansar
reply to post by Lagrimas
I hate to say it too Lagrimas - but I think you reply was not cynical at all.
Your contribution - at least that's what I think - was very, very "dim".
Maybe you could search for any "sort" of "enlightenment" you can find before you post on such matters.
Even the "Illuminati" may do if you need someone to "screw" a "bulb" into the (be)holder.
You'd be surprised what a little light can do.
My excuses - that's only my opinion - so don't be concerned if your "vision" of the world does it for you.
Originally posted by Lagrimas
If you think me having an opinion on that. And wondering about this sudden find which verifies human interaction with the pyramid building itself. I hardly think its a matter of being dim witted to question the provenance of a find until it is proven of absolute unbiased certainty.
Originally posted by Ansar
The Pyramids - are they REAL after all?
Originally posted by Ansar
On the other hand... are YOU?
Originally posted by sealing
Aquisitioned or Built?
Who's to say?
If it had been "in the family" for hundreds of years,
and only priests wrote things down,
that lineage of Pharohs could have been like..
"Oh that pyramid?" "Yeah we built that..."
"That was my Dad... You didn't know that?"
"Yeah I know it doesn't say so anywhere"
"But it was him" "Are you saying it wasn't him?"
"Yeah didn't think so..."
Originally posted by rickymouse
I'd be interested in seeing the full text also. I want to see what it says, not someones interpretation of what it says. Just the basic translation word for word without adding anything.
Originally posted by thePharaoh
reply to post by Hanslune
just got to add
its not Khufus name though is it
it says....apparently....Khnum-khuf.... the name found by vyse in one of the relieving chambers
Ancient Egyptian monuments, buildings and inscriptions span the period from the Third to Twenty-Ninth Dynasties (ca. 2700 BC-1100 BC), although most monuments date only to the Twelfth Dynasty. The monument raised by Semerkhet, sixth king of the First Dynasty, at Maghareh is the first Egyptian monument outside the Nile valley. Two Third Dynasty rock tables of king Sanakht are found in the valley, as is one of Djoser and two virtually identical tablest of king Sekhemkhet. Tables of Snefru and Khufu from the Fourth Dynasty are also found there. The Fifth Dynasty king Sahure's funerary temble at Abusir depicts him dispatching a fleet to the Red Sea, probably to collect turquoise at Maghareh. and he raised a monument depicting himself "smiting the Mentju of all foreign lands" which was found at Maghareh as well. Fifth Dynasty rock tablets include those of King Nyuserre Ini accompanied by a libation vase and images of the gods Horus and Thoth, one of king Menkauhor Kaiu, and three of king Djedkare Isesi
The Sinai inscriptions are best known from carved graffiti and votive texts from a mountain in the Sinai called Serabit el-Khadim and its temple to the Egyptian goddess Hathor (ḥwt-ḥr). The mountain contained turquoise mines which were visited by repeated expeditions over 800 years. Many of the workers and officials were from the Nile Delta, and included large numbers of "Asiatics", speakers of the Canaanite language that was ancestral to Phoenician and Hebrew, who had been allowed to settle the eastern Delta.
Most of the thirty or so inscriptions have been found among much more numerous hieratic and hieroglyphic inscriptions, scratched on rocks near and in the turquoise mines and along the roads leading to the temple. Four inscriptions have been found in the temple, on two small human statues and on either side of a small stone sphinx. They are crudely done, suggesting that the workers who made them were illiterate apart from this script. In 1916, Alan Gardiner, using sound values derived from the alphabet hypothesis, translated a collection of signs as לבעלת l bʿlt (to the Lady) One of the instances of this collection of signs was on the small stone sphinx, which contained a bilingual inscription: The Egyptian reads The beloved of Hathor, the mistress of turquoise, and according to Gardiner's translation, the Proto-Sinaitic reads m’hb‘l (the beloved of the Lady; m’hb beloved), with the final t of bʿlt (Lady) not surviving. Egyptologist Orly Goldwasser believes the script was most likely invented during the reign of pharaoh Amenemhet III of the Twelfth Dynasty.
The script has graphic similarities with the Egyptian hieratic script, the less elaborate form of the hieroglyphs. In the 1950s and 60s it was common to show the derivation of the Canaanite alphabet from hieratic, using William Albright's interpretations of Proto-Sinaitic as the key. It was generally accepted that the language of the inscriptions was Semitic and that the script had a hieratic prototype. If correctly translated, the word baʿlat (Lady) lends credence to the identification of the language as Semitic. However, the lack of further progress in decipherment casts doubt over the other suppositions, and the identification of the hieratic prototypes remains speculative
edit on 15-4-2013 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)