Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Mysterious False Door at Cairo Museum
Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
By Karima Lachtane

Mysterious False Door at Cairo Museum

★★★★★★ Inside the great Cairo Museums stands a very peculiar object, with a strange writing upon it...

Updated 15.09.2013
In this article You will take another journey, into the long hallways of a gigantic building, that holds over 4000 years old artifacts. 

You will be placed in front of a mysterious looking False Door, and you will be introduced to yet another ancient culture.



The Mysterious Fales Door

What is a False Door?

Tamazight Language

          Riff Tribal Group
          Chleuh Tribal Group
          Touareg Tribal Group

Tamazight Language in Ancient Egypt

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One day we visited the museum in Cairo, the biggest one in the world (according to my thoughts) :) 

There are so many things from the ancient world, that it would take several months to see them all. 


I had my camera with me and was actually running out of film batt., when 

My eyes suddenly caught something, which was placed on a lower shelf (beneath knee height) some meters away. 

I quickly walked towards it, I could see that it was a false door... But the writing was not ancient Egyptian...
Mysterious writing on a ancient Egyptian false door.

What is a False Door?

These doors are something the ancient Egyptian would use in their tombs, the purpose of these door constructions are for the Ba of the deceased (Ba, a kind of spirit being). 
You could see it as a doorway to a new dimension, the dimension of the soul. A magical door.

what stunned me the most about it, was the writing upon the false door, which did NOT look like the ancient Egyptians at all. 


Tamazight Language

I recognized the alphabet immediately, because I had just been working with this alphabet which comes from the Tamazight language, my fathers people.

As I was studying my fathers roots, I quickly read about their language and alphabet - Tamazight, which comes very close to the writing upon the false door above (again a personal opinion), if not identical.


Tamazight
Above, Tamazight Alphabet
Picture taken by karima

The language is one of the ancient ones still in use in the world today. It belongs to the culture known as the 
Amazigh people, which means 
the Free White Men of North Africa.

Many westerners know this group of people under the name Berber, which for them, is pretty much calling them the N. word (you know what I mean)

The Amazigh people are divided into three main groups in North Africa. Each of these groups speak their own Tamazight language with their own dialect.


Amazigh Symbol

The Mountain Amazigh people
The Riff Tribal group.
 
These two pictures are from the beautiful book Imazighen, written by Margaret Courtney-Clarke

Notice this beautiful elderly woman's facial tattoos, they are a form of identification symbols. This is something that for the Atlas Amazigh people have survived to this day.

The Mountain Amazigh people are known under the name Imazighen.

The Amazigh tribal groups are also very known for their creativity. They tend to live in environments that are very harsh on the body, they are also forced to make everything from nothing. A stick is not just a stick, but can be used for writing, drawing, painting, or even to direct an animal in it's walk. One object can have many uses.

My father has told be that it is a kind of family name for a tribal group.

Note:

Last time that I was in Luxor, Egypt I off course visited a bookstore there as I always do. 
I saw stacks of old pictures taken across North Africa from the beginning of the 19 century, so I just had to look. 

I quickly came upon these two, as you can see on the picture above. These pictures belong to the collection of Lehnert and Landrock.

Now look at the picture below these words, notice the facial tattoo...


The Atlas Mountain Range Amazigh people 
The Chleuh Tribal group.
This group which my fathers also belongs to lives between the Sahara and the Atlas mountains, right in between the two other tribal groups. These tribal groups have always been seen as a minority (?). The older Arabic kingdoms illegalized writing of the Tamazight language, actually jailing people if they wrote it. 
Morocco's new Kingdom is much more attuned to the people of today, and tribal groups are now allowed to write their language, as well as, people are now allowed to be proud of their heritages, which was also illegal in the older kingdoms.


The Blue Amazigh people
Senhadja or Touareg Tribal group.

There are the Blue Amazigh people, which are a black tribal group in the Sahara desert. They are referred to as Blue Amazigh people (in worst case the blue Berbers), people of the north called by this name because they tend to wear blue scarf and clothe, so much so, that their skin can have a beautiful blue shine to it.


In the ancient days of the Egyptians, these tribal groups were both known and admired for their magical skills. Earning the title of magnificent magic makers, even by the ancient Egyptians.



Tamazight Language 

in Ancient Egypt

I took you a little backwards in this cultural story, only to reach the mysterious false door from ancient Egypt. 

Now let me present you with the Amazigh pharaoh, the man that conquered over Israel after the death of the great Solomon.

We have to go back to 900 B.C (before Christ), a place where another kind of revolution had taken place years before. 

The Amazigh was at first used as slaves for the pharaohs, the Egyptian kings would go out and conquer the smaller Amazigh families, drag them back to Egypt, where they would work.

We know this because it is documented on the walls of Karnak, where their Amazigh village names were engraved.

It is very obvious that they could work themselves to a higher position in the Egyptian society, and automatically become free people living among the Egyptians.

This could be where the Amazigh word descended from, in that it means Free white men of North Africa..

Because they were so creative, they were very useful, and knew how to use recourses to their fullest potential. In regards to the Magic, nothing is said, which indicates something by itself...

Amazigh Pharaoh Sheshonq I 900 B.C
The 22nd Dynasty was started by the Amazigh pharaoh Sheshonq I, he was legally married into the royal family and he had earned his way into the heart of the soldier. He was recruited to work as an internal police force, as we still use today.

It is very obvious that the Mysterious false door is from the Amazigh people, because these tribal groups were mixed into the Egyptian culture, because they lived side by side for thousands of years.

The story of Sheshonq I is a remarkable story by itself...


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The oldest language in the world. Tifinagh-Tamazight

Famouse Amazigh people through history, This Will Suprise You






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2 comments :

  1. Have you guys seen this movie? If you haven't take a look at the trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG1MrpqYtBU
    It is amazing that so many years nobody said even a word about these strange things of ancient egypt.
    Let me know what you think.

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  2. Dear Henry,
    I just saw the trailer, It's what I write about.. But the trailer did not give enough information about which angle this Doc(?) is taking?

    Sincerely,
    Karima

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