Secrets of Ancient Egypt: ancient Egypt
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This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By WindBlowerTM

Egyptology, what is it?



Egyptology, and what is it?

Her enchanting words filled the room with a perfume like mist, as if it carried her words, softly drifting towards your ears.. with a soft voice she said;

Egyptology and what it is
Egyptology can be magical.
Human model was borrowed from deviantart Artist Marcus J. Ranum
ár pestex-nek ' en-k textex-á en er ápt-f unen Áuset pu her'
seta ám-s áhá en sán-nes '
seni-s ám ár uat'i nebt ámmu maat Rá pu. 

Translation of the above

Now thou spreadest thy hair, I scatter it upon his forehead, Isis it is who hideth in it;
 she hath drawn her hair there. Now Uatchit the lady of flames, the eye of Ra is.

This post Contains 

  • So what is Egyptology?
  • Oldest Egyptologist
  • Famous Egyptologists

So what is Egyptology?

Egyptology is taken from the Greek word egyptologia, and it is the study of ancient Egyptian language, literature, history, religion and other subjects from the land of ancient Egypt.

Without people being somewhat naturally drawn to Egypt and the cultures past history, there would have been no such word as Egyptology.

The above text would never have been read..

First recognized as an academic discipline in 1880 because a Flinders Petrie and Samuel Birch as well as Emmanuel de Rougé and Heinrich Brugsch, began to meticulous documenting what was found at each excavation site.

Today Egyptology is a firm part of many universities, and people can take degrees under this subject. The word Egyptology is a over all description, but it can be much more specified.

Starting at the most obvious point, namely by the Pyramids and then moving south towards Luxor to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, they clearly determined that there was a timeline to follow.

According to the University of California, Los Angeles the standard text used for studying Egyptology was the book Lexicon der Ágyptologie, the first volume was published in 1975.

Oldest Egyptologist

What is worth taking into account, is the life of vizier Khaemwese Ramesses II son. He is now considered the first recorded Egyptologist as well as many other things.

He is clearly recognized as both seeking ancient artifacts and restoring ancient monuments. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that Greeks have always gone to Egypt (after the conquest of Alexandra the great), and their graffiti can still be seen in the ancient tombs.

I would suspect that ancient Egypt have always captivated the mind and hearts of people, since the time of their greatness. 

Meaning, that it is only the word that is new, and not the study of ancient civilizations.

Famous Egyptologists

Zahi Hawass

He is the former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, and works at a lot of archaeological sites, different places in Egypt. He is very well known for his television series, which ran in the United States, the program was called Chasing  Mummies.
Most likely if you have an interest in Ancient Egyptian culture, then you have hear of Zahi Hawass :)
A very controversial person.

Kent R. Weeks

Mr. Kent R. Weeks is a remarkable Egyptologist and archaeologist as well as being the genius that launched The Theban Mapping project back in 1978, I truly appreciate him for that. 
One of his great achievements was to find the tomb of Ramesses II many son's.

List of Famous Egyptologists


Read more about Egyptology Degrees online

Did you know that it is possible to start an Egyptology education through the Internet? Off course I strongly recommend that you also take some IRL classes and talk to Egyptologists, because they hold the keys.

Be sure to do your research before you consider a school.

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By WindBlowerTM

Makeup in Ancient Egypt

Makeup seems to have been around forever, where exactly it descends from, is still unknown. We see cosmetic used in ancient cultures, and the items that they used back then, looks a lot like ours today.

I will use queen Nefertari as subject for this Makeup article post as well as an antique object that I found in Morocco.

Nefertari and Ramesses the Great
Nefertari, the Most beautiful
Nefertari's Tomb

Anubis/Duamutef embracing queen Nefertari

Nefertari and Ramesses the Great

Nefertari was the favorite wife of Ramesses the great (Ramesses II). His love for her went beyond the stars, his soul was bound to her in life as well as in death, she was the true love of his life.

They are said to have
been married 1279 B.C.

Some of her titles were,
"Great Royal wife"
"Sweet of love"
"Mistress of all Lands"
"Beautiful of face"

Pharaohs have always had more than one wife, yet some women in time have stood out like no other. 

Nefertari was one of these women. 

Nefertari the Most beautiful

Considering that one of her official titles were "Beautiful of face" it surely sounds like she had an enchanting face. 

She must have had a very distinct beauty. It would be a much more logical title, if she used cosmetic, which can give the face a distinct beauty.

Nefertari's Tomb

Her tomb is not only one of the most beautiful resting places, but it also shows us how she looked and dressed, to some extent. 

On the tomb walls you she Nefertari looking stunning, but you can also she that she is wearing makeup.
Ramesses II would carve her existence into the rocks, making her live forever.

As you can see above, she clearly has makeup upon her face. Eyeliner and mascara even a blush like color on her cheeks.

I would bet my hat on that they also had lip stick,
but more like lip balm with color. 

Since they also had crème back then some 3000 years ago, I would not put it past them to have combined that with color too, getting a foundation like cosmetic.

In this PDF article you can see pictures of ancient makeup items, some well over 3000 years old. It gives a short description of the material that they used, as well as show you the ancient artifact that I found in Morocco.

Free PDF file showing more makeup items from ancient Egypt

Beauty and cosmetics in ancient Egypt

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By WindBlowerTM

Details from Abydos Temple


Abydos Temple

As I mentioned in a previous post, last year I spent my birthday in Egypt. When we (mom and me) arrived at Abydos temple (been there many times), it was the same time, as when I was born. A more spiritual alignment :)

The very first details that attracted me, was not inside Abydos temple, but outside in the open court.

The details that Sety I had his artist create, are so beautiful that they always make me speechless.

 From a long distance I could see that there were more details than normally, so I just headed straight for them...
Abydos Temple
Pictures from Abydos taken by me.

Off course these relief's make me sad, because they portray a mixture of military and political scenes.

1 Picture.

Yes.. Your eyes are not deceiving you. The enemies hands are presented to the king (Pharaoh). I personally think they would cut the hands of the fallen (dead) enemies.

It would be illogical for them to cut living enemies hands off, merely because it would be worth more to have them as a work force, that's how people of power, think, at least back then...

Today we just call it political as well as defending ones own country outside ones country, a national security threat, and what not - same propaganda.

2 Picture.

Was something that I haven't seen before, to this level of details. Right beside relief/picture number 1, I saw the next scene. I was quickly drawn to the details of the horse carriage wheel.

It looks like a head is attached to the wheel, no it is not a real head, it is decoration for the horse carriage. Most likely carved of wood, they have the same conquering scenery portrayed on their thrones foot stools.

Below this text you can see a close up of the center of the wheel, which surprisingly showed more details.
Details from the Horse carriage wheel outside Abydos Temple.
The front part of the temple, especially the outside always portray war and political scenes. 

If you look at Luxor temple, the front art is the political scene, whereas in Edfu temple you also find these scenes in the first court, like here in Abydos. 

Edfu temple functioned much like a court room for the people in ancient Egypt.

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By WindBlowerTM

The Helicopter Hieroglyphic symbol

Ahhh... It's a bird.... AHHHH... It's a plane... AHHHHHH it's an Alian !!!

The Helicopter Hieroglyphic symbols

Behold Abydos Temple, Where Osiris Dweels.

You have probably seen these very fascinating hieroglyphics on the internet, many people have added a theory about alien encounters in ancient day. 

On my birthday this year, I choose to go to the ancient Temple known as Abydos Temple

As I was walking around, one old Egyptian man came over to me and pointed the hieroglyphic out, I quickly hit the 'shoot' button on my camera.

This is a short post about what I saw. 
Is there really proof of alien encounters in ancient days?

"Behold the Temple of a million years, where Death dwells"

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By WindBlowerTM

Wishing Cup from Tutankhamen's tomb


The Wishing Cup from Ancient Egypt

Have you ever heard of the wishing cup that was found in Tutankhamen's tomb? 

The cup is really a perfect representation of what the object stands for, and it might prove to come from another place...
The Wishing cup from Tutankhamens tomb.

          • The Chalices description.          

          • Translation of the ancient text upon the cup.        
          • Did the wishing cup belong to Tutankhamen?

These are the 3 questions that this short article post will analyze.

The Cup's Description,

The artistic hands that formed this chalice  was truly a great artist of their time (?).
Carter chose to call it the Wishing cup, because the chalice bears the inscription of a wish or a prayer.

The Wishing cup can be found in the Cairo museum in room 20, which is the room where you find the things found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. It is carved alabaster and has a height of 18.3 CM. It is beautifully carved with hieroglyphs that are painted with blue color.

Translation of the ancient text on the chalice.

I find the translation very interesting, and it makes me more sure, that there is probably more to this relic and where it might come from...

Translation of the Rim:

"Live, thy Ka, and mayst thou spend millions of years, thou lover or Thebes, sitting with thy face to the north wind, and thy eyes beholding felicity."
Translation by carter          
The person that found the Tomb of Tutankhamen          

"May your Ka live for ever, may you, who love Thebes, spend millions of years with your face to the north wind, and may your eyes see joy."
Translation found in          
The illustrated guide to the Egyptian museum in Cairo.          

Translation of the front part of the Wishing cup

What I found here seems more complex than I can explain in a blog post, but I will give you some hints. First off as I have said before, all hieroglyphic can be translated much further than what is normally done or shared.

One version
"Amun-Ra, Lord of the world, Lord of the thrones of the two lands, the two horizons of east and west, Lord of heaven beloved king of upper and lower 
Egypt Nedukheper-Ra, give life, to the son of Ra Amun-tut-ankh, everlasting"

Translation by me.          

Interpretation of the Wishing cup

Every aspect of this chalice is filled with a sense of timelessness. From the chalices elegant Lotus shape to the cups handles themselves, it is a true masterpiece.

The handles are made up by different numeral symbols as well as centering on a timeless mythology from ancient Egypt.

The sitting man is central, and his name is Heh and he stands for 1,000,000. Not only should he be seen as a number, but he is also essential to the cosmos mythology, being one of the eight pillars that hold up the heaven. You should not see this as a person, or a personification of such, because it is more like an idea/ a concept which belongs to the concepts of time, which is not a factual calculation which we tend to judge it today.

You are right, this is pretty complex and cannot be fully explained in a blog or on a website, but I can allude to it ;)

Did the wishing cup belong to Tutankhamen?

It is well known that a lot of the things that were found in Tutankhamen's tomb, did not belong to him. It is also widely known that the tomb was robbed in ancient times.

With this is mind, we find some very unusually and beautifully made alabaster things, which have always made me wonder.. When I first heard that, way back, my first thought was: If the tomb had been robbed, then why is there still a lot of gold which could easily have been carried out.
The answer to this is pretty simple, they filled up the tomb with other peoples belongings. This also explains another question which bugged me back in the days.

Seti I one of the greatest kings (pharaohs) of his time, and after. His body is on display in the Cairo museum, and his alabaster sarcophagi (coffin) is found in England (I really have a dilemma with the fact that an eternal resting place have been messed up so much), the question that I have always asked; where is Seti I belongings. I suspect much of his belongings were made in alabaster if possible, because of his sarcophagi (coffin).

Tutankhamen seems to have followed his father and stepmothers use of material, which was mostly gold, the direct connection to Atum and the Sun.

I have the personal opinion that this beautiful relic the wishing cup, most probably belonged to the Pharaoh (king) Seti I.

And I see it as a ceremonial chalice that was used in the temple of Abydos. In my mind the cup looks almost perfectly made for the Blue Lotus drink, those colors would have bounced off each other.

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By WindBlowerTM

Pyramids of Africa

Naturally you have heard of Pyramids, especially the famous great pyramids of Giza. 
But what do you know about the 
pyramids of Africa?

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The Great Pyramids of Giza

There are still a lot of people that have only heard of the great Pyramids of Giza, never being aware of the many dozens of pyramids that this holy land contains.

The great Pyramids are the most prominent of them all, because of their tremendous sizes and the mystery of how they did it and why? But they are hardly the only large pyramids in Egypt, merely the most spoken of.

Around 138 pyramids have now been identified in Egypt (2008), and there are probably more yet to be found, some have even been lost. The pyramids you find in Egypt are many different sizes, some are exceptionally large while others are very small.

The Great Pyramids of Egypt

As I said above, the Pyramids of Giza are not the only Pyramids in Egypt, nor are they the only big pyramids in Egypt.

One of my favourite pyramids belong to a very old pharaoh Zoser, his pyramids were constructed by a very famous genies known as Imhotep. The later Greeks loved Imhotep so much that they raised his status to a god.

These are the names of some of the big Pyramids of Egypt

• Zoser (Djoser) Step Pyramid
• The Bent Pyramid
• Unas's Pyramid
• The Black Pyramid
• The Red Pyramid
• Meidum Pyramid

The Pyramids of Nubia, Sudan

If we keep following the Nile southward, we hit the northern boarder of Sudan. Africa is a beautiful place with a lot of different beautiful people and cultures, and Sudan is one among the many.

Sudan's northern part is filled with Pyramids, they are mostly referred to as the Nubian Pyramids, and they are like big cemeteries with pyramids as tombstones.

Nubian people are classified as the most beautiful people on earth, and I surely agree. The hospitality that they posses go beyond any I have ever seen. I really like the Nubian people, and I wish that they would be respected and accepted by their fellow country men.

The Nubian Pyramids are a remarkable sight by themselves. The sheer harmony of their geometric construction is fascinating, and despite being on a much smaller scale than the Egyptians, they illustrate a true mathematical consistency in their architectural construction.

Some of the Nubian Pyramids have pylons attached to them, as you would find in the Egyptian temples. The Nubian seems to have combined the pyramid construction with the front part of a temple construction, which is the visual part of the tomb above the ground. When entering the tomb, it has much the same feel as the Egyptian tombs. They took all three parts and stuck them together as their eternal resting place, whereas the Egyptians would divide them up.

There are so fare 220 Nubian Pyramids, one must wonder what more these parts of Africa holds? I do hope the fighting among people will stop.

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By WindBlowerTM

Link to Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Video Page

If you click this link to the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Video Page, you will automatically be taken to my personal video page. 

I will be uploading videos to this site that is why you have to remember to bookmark it, so you can return to see which mysterious roads are being revealed.

So fare you can find some unique video clips about
• the Decans
• and a Temple Crypt

It would also be cool to know what you might like to see on the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Video page.

Would you be interested in seeing more about the stars? From the tombs? from the Temple walls?

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By WindBlowerTM

Ancient Egyptian Astronomy


is very different from our modern day astronomy, but it was very vital for the ancient Egyptians belief system.

Ancient Egyptian astronomy was a very complex system which has survived for so long, that no one has come near to find any beginning of its creation. Where exactly Ancient  astronomy descends from is unknown, there are theories but nothing proven by archaeological finds.

"From the beginning there were the stars,
and when he said there should be light,
they alighted and were forever".

The old Pyramid builders are proven to be star worshippers, whereas the later Egyptians would come to change their belief purposely away from the stars. But they always mentioned them, as if they were unsure of which was right, so they kept the names and their beings.

Actually the later Egyptians could not root out the star worshippers from their ancient past, because their basic numeral system was build up by them.

The most important deity was the great lady Sirius, she was called Sopdet in ancient Egypt and she was the queen of the night heaven, the queen of the stars, Queen of the Decans.

The lady Sirius had a great husband who was the famous Orion, and his name was Sah in ancient Egypt, and he was one of the 36 Decans.

The old Pyramid builders believed that their soul would travel towards the pointed star, the pointed star is Sirius.

When a person was deceased, they believed that the soul automatically became a sister or brother to the stars, the greatest gods and goddess whom are below the greatest one, for it was universal.

Ancient Astronomy was seen like their writing system, a symbol system rather than a letter system.

The Greeks changed a lot, especially flipping genders and attributes of the gods and goddess. 

For instance in Ancient Greek mythology 
the earth was female and called Gaia, 
whereas in ancient Egyptian astronomy
 the earth was male and called Geb.

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Mysteries of Ancient Egypt


The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

This blog takes you on a journey towards the inner most valuable wisdom from the forgotten past. The mysteries of ancient Egypt is quite unique because a lot was documented some 3000 years ago by the scribers (writers).

Some of these subjects are well known because these remarkable treasures were left and survives to this present day, which clearly illustrates a higher knowledge. 

Some of the finds are so strange that we don't even know how they were made.

From the Post Mysterious Sarcophagus of Sekhemkhet 2649 B.C. - 2643 B.C.

Their achievements have some people speculating into alien theories, I think people with this idea which is based solely upon their belief that an ancient Egyptian were not that cleaver, is absolutely absurd and reflect more about modern man than the ancient people of Egypt.

One just has to look at other things from Egypt, than just the pyramids, to easily conclude that they were a remarkable people. 

If the pyramids were built by aliens then their writing system must be made by aliens too? which is so ridicules to think. 

Their writing system is as complex as the ancient Chinese writing system, and no one is talking aliens when it comes to the Great Wall of China or their other great monuments.

I look at the ancient people with a scientific mind as well as with a spiritual heart, and I can agree to this, the real mysteries of Egypt is the fact of their knowledge, especially their knowledge of the stars and our systems movement.

The Alien idea might become more relevant when we look at the astronomy of the ancient Egyptian people, which is rather stunning by it self. 

I quite understand why people would turn towards this possibility, and I won't be the one dissing it. I only dis the fact that people believe monuments to have been built by an alien rather than a human, and offers no proof of such. 

I follow facts, which are based on solid and logical theories which are based on actual findings. But this does not mean that the other ways are wrong. I believe we each have our path in life.

These mysteries reveal a lot of things which are rarely mentioned in regular documentaries or other journals, this is a unique blog because it offers a rather reverse insight to the ancient Egyptians belief system. 

It is not merely focused on pharaohs and actual archaeological findings, but again it is a mixture of it all.

When we look back we will be better able to look into our future, and if we are attentive to our 'human' nature, then we might be able to change ourselves and move towards the dreams instead of living out the nightmares.

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An Unforgettable Night for a Guide - Private Story

As you probably already know, I worked as a guide touring between Luxor and Aswan. 

I think I had been working in Egypt for like two weeks when suddenly something strange happened. It would be an experience that I will never forget, and it still blows my mind to think about.

You might not believe my words, but there were witnesses and believe me, I could not make this up. But the last part is up to you, I just know what I live.

A Guide Experince by Karima

I do hope that its alright to tell this story, Its been years, and there should be no contract breach of this story (or I hope).

So one night after me and my teacher had dinner with our guests, I returned to my room at the lower deck, I needed to prepare for the next day. So there I was tugged up in the bed with around 5 books around me, when suddenly my teacher came storming through the cabin door. With a panic like look she said "Karima we have got an emergency, and you have to jump ship!"

I looked at her and said "Say what?" She went on saying "Here is what has happened, one of our other guides has just left their guests'. The boat signed them in and diverted their attention, so that they did not know the guide hadn't turned up as their boat set sail. The guide is not picking up their phone and we can't find the person. Now Karima, you have to go from this ship to another ship and take care of the guests until we fix the situation."
I remember just being blank as she spoke and thinking "What?..."
She continued "You have to pack some things because you will be traveling with them for a couple of days. Now the problem lies in as you very well know, that we are sailing right now, and there is no docking until after tomorrow. We have talked to the captain of the ship and he will sail into Esna's shores and so will the other ship, then you have to climb down from this ship and climb up the other ship".

Still in a small state of chock I packed a bag and went with her. We walked all the way through the ship and through the engine room until we reached the end, where people were preparing for what was to come next.

I just have to make a quick input here, been in Egypt less than two weeks, then suddenly I have to climb a ship. I thought it could not be that hard, because the ship did not look that high when it was docking... But sadly I was very mistaken.. It is quite sad that I didn't have a camera with me, but as a guide you really don't have time to stop up and take pictures.

I looked at my guide teacher, and she was now laughing, because the situation was so ridicules. I panicky laughed a little bit too, but what I was seeing was not what I had expected.

First off, these ships are like two floors high, when they just sail up into the sand shore. No matter the situation, it was a remarkable view and something that I will never forget. But it felt film like, you know where you're asking yourself, is this really happening, am I really seeing what I am seeing?
I saw two giant boats ram up on the Nile river shore at Esna, and there was a long way down to the sandy beach. I remember the sky was clear of clouds and I could see the stars and the moon, it was a unique experience indeed.

Well I threw my shoos as hard as I could overboard, then I saw a very small plank being dragged overboard. I looked at my teacher and said "Is that how I'll be getting down from here?" She was laughing very hard, and said "Yes, there is no other way to do this". Now I cannot describe it completely, but there I stood in a white dress and sandals overboard. I was scared, but the adrenalin had completely pumped my body full of its energetic power, so I was ready to go.

One of the ship workers easily took my bag on his shoulder and ran down like it was nothing, I was amazed at how easily he did it. I on the other hand did not do is so easily. I grabbed hold of the ship railing and placed my feet steadily on the plank and began moving down. Pretty interestingly it was not as hard as I had imagined, but the plank did wobble a lot.

On the sand shore I picked up my sandals and looked up at the ship that I had just climbed drown from, and then over to the other.

I did make it, and in a rather good manner, none of the gusts suspected anything and I was not allowed to say.

I have to stop it here, sorry for the long post, but I just thought I share something from my private life experience baggage.

I should probably have called this post something like walk the plank in a downwards motion..

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Queen Nefertiti

Theories of Nefertiti's Disappearance

She was considered the most beautiful woman of her time, and she would prove herself to be much more than yet another pretty face. Queen Nefertiti was a very strong woman and her background is as mysterious as her being.

Mysterious Disappearance of Queen Nefertiti.

Where to locate Queen Nefertiti in ancient Egyptian History

Queen Nefertiti was married to Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV) whom is said to be the father of Tutankhamun which means that she was Tutankhamuns stepmother.

As she was the wife of Akhenaton whom ruled Egypt between 1350 and 1334 B.C. (Before Christ), we can place her to pretty much to the same time between 1350 and 1334 B.C.

Queen Nefertiti was born around 100 years after the Great Pharaoh/Queen Hatshepsut and 100 years before the days of Seti I and his son Ramesses II.

If I had to explain how Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaton changed the ancient Egyptian world, this would become a book post. But you most probably already know about the scope of the story, namely they moved the capital and changed the religion, which off course caused a lot of problems for the priest, pretty much making them unemployed.

This is not a post detailing the events that happened, but I do suspect that these events were exactly the reason for what happened next.

Theories of the Disappearance of queen Hatshepsut

A big and quite interesting question to pose in regards to Queen Nefertiti and her husband Akhenaton is, why did they change things so radically? Akhenaton seems to have followed the old ways as a child, then suddenly everything flips 180 degrees.

Queen Nefertiti just stops being mentioned from the year 13 in Akhenaton's rule, and now their temples are battered ruins. There are so many questions about this family, especially from Akhenaton's time and onwards in their kingdom.

There are some theories that she is the pharaoh Smenkhare, but many seem to disagree on this point, and since no real evidence so fare proves one or the other, this must be left open to future debates.

It is most logical that she has died, but under what circumstance is unknown.

Personal note:

In the Boston museum there exists a block of stone with a relief of Nefertiti, but it is quite different that other reliefs. On it we see Queen Nefertiti depicted in a large boat, with her own image at the end of some big paddles. 

Queen Nefertiti is seen standing in the Pharaohs position smiting a captive, which we normally see in regards to the pharaohs wars. In the relief she shows a clear war like nature, but I have never seen Akhenaton in such a pose. 

Their roles seem to have been reversed, in that Akhenaton seems more feminine like and Queen Nefertiti seems very masculine in her nature.

This could be proof of what kind of fate she might have had. She defiantly angered a lot of priests, whom were used to things in a different manner. 

Her own father's position as Vizier could also have added to the conflict between the kingdom and the priesthood. It is very obvious that the priests didn't care for her, because there is not a lot of her personal things found, and those that are found in others graves, indicating a clear lack of interest in keeping her and her things together, which was essential for the afterlife in those days.

I know that there was a lot that I did not mention, because as I said that would be equal to a books length. I simply try to give you information that is not mentioned even thou its true, let's call it a different angle on that ancient history, than the regular guide book.

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By WindBlowerTM

Coffin of Tutankhamun


Coffin of Tutankhamun

If you ever visit Cairo museum, then you must check out the Tutankhamun section especially the outer coffin of Tutankhamun. 

Most people are normally more attracted to the famous mask of Tutankhamun, I went the completely different way.

I found myself most attracted to the outer coffin of Tutankhamun, which by themselves are a remarkable achievement.
Tutankhamuns outer coffin by karima

Do you know what Tutankhamun means?

His name was Tut-ankh-amun
(Note: The pharaohs of ancient Egypt had many names, reflecting different sides to that specific pharaoh (king). Tutankhamun, was also known under his birth name of Tut-ankh-amen (amen was from his fathers days, this would take several books by itself to explain)).

Tut - This part I find rather interesting, because it is not as straight forward to translate.

In this case it means Image of Amen, Image of Atem.

Ankh - The ankh was the symbol of life.

Amun - Amon was one of the great gods (in some periods in time he was the greatest god, depending on the priesthood. Tut-ankh-amun live in what is today known as Luxor, which was a centre for the Amon priesthood).

The word Amun is translated to mean 'what is hidden,' 'what is not seen,' 'what cannot be seen' in short 'hidden'

Tut - Ankh - Amun

The image of Amen - Life - is what is hidden
The image of Atem - Life - is what cannot be seen

other version - made by me (and generally accepted)

Amen - is life - and it remains hidden
The image of Amun - is life - and he remains unseen
The life - of Amen - cannot be seen

A secret Revealed

One could also read his name like this

The image of Amen is the life of Jupiter
The Moon - life - Jupiter (if we read Tut as Thoth)

Coffin of Tutankhamun

The pictures above shows you a little bit of the outer coffin of  the boy king. 

The outer coffin of Tutankhamun was decorated with gold leafs that enhance the strange details upon the coffin.

I classify them as unidentified beings, because their nature is still unknown. One thing I do know for curtain is that these beings belong to the journey of the soul, hereby linking them directly to the stars. The stars will always be the centre of the ancient Egyptian religion, both if you follow the older gods or the Osiris path.

The outer coffin of Tutankhamun is filled with these mysterious beings.

I have always thought that Tutankhamun was a patchy of the events happening between Akhenatons rule and the priest's opposition.

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