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Abydos King’s List

Panoramio - Photo of Abydos King List

The Abydos King List, is a list of the names of seventy-six kings of Ancient KMT, found on a wall of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos. It consists of three rows of thirty-eight cartouches (borders enclosing the name of a king) in each row. The upper two rows contain names of the kings, while the third row merely repeats Seti I’s throne name and praenomen.

The start of the king list, showing Seti and his son – Ramesses II – on the way to making an offering to Ptah-Seker-Ausar, on behalf of their 72 ancestors – the contents of the king list. Ramesses is depicted holding censers.

1st Dynasty
Cartouches 1 to 8
1 Meni. Probably King Narmer. Menes
2 Teti. Same name in Turin King List. Hor-Aha
3 Iti. Same name in Turin King List. Djer
4 Ita. Called Itui in Turin King List. Djet Continue reading

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Nsibidi Symbols

Nsibidi name written.jpgNsibidi

Nsibidi (also known as nsibiri, nchibiddi or nchibiddy) is a system of symbols indigenous to what is now southeastern Nigeria that is apparently ideographic, though there have been suggestions that it includes logographic elements. The symbols are at least several centuries old: Early forms appeared on excavated pottery as well as what are most likely ceramic stools and headrests from the Calabar region, with a range of dates from between 400 and 1400 CE.

There are thousands of nsibidi symbols, of which over Continue reading

Using Wallis Budge

Who the hell translated this?“Who the hell translated this? It’s completely wrong. They must have used Budge; I don’t know why they keep reprinting his books!” – Daniel Jackson, from the movie, “Stargate”

Using Budge = BAD IDEA!
By Fanny Fae, 2013

People: I am here to tell you once and for all, ditch the Budge translations that you have. Stop using them in your arguments and your writings. You are making your work and yourself into a laughing stock. I don’t care that you have meticulously collected all of his works over time or how much you spent for that gold embossed, leather bound volume of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead It’s as of this writing, about 150 years out of date. If you do choose to ignore the advice and use him anyway, any of your Continue reading

Fayum and Sobek (2)

OSIRIS IN THE FAYYUM
Marco Zecchi
From Fayyum Studies 2
Edited by Sergio Pernigotti and Marco Zecchi, 2006

Part 1

Osiris in the Fayyum had to leave his power to his successor, who in the region took the aspect of Sobek-Horus. In the hymns in honour of Sobek of Shedet in the papyrus Ramesseum VI of the XII-XIII dynasty (P-1), Osiris certainly is a dead god, the main presence in the crucial moment of the passage of royal power from him to his son. Here, Sobek-Horus is described while he looks for the scattered body of his father Osiris and performs for him the rituals necessary to his resurrection. In this way, Sobek-Horus can finally become king of Upper and Lower Egypt: Continue reading

Fayum and Ausar (1)

OSIRIS IN THE FAYYUM
Marco Zecchi
From Fayyum Studies 2
Edited by Sergio Pernigotti and Marco Zecchi, 2006

One of the most crucial and unavoidable issues in studying a polytheistic religion is the problem of gods’ identities. In this respect, Osiris is a problematic figure, whose identity one could never expect to master. Osiris’ origins remains unclear and a number of factors are important in attempting to unravel his identity, his birth and personal qualities and, above all, the events of his life and death.

The fact that his cult spread throughout Egypt made him an‘universal’ god, who belonged to all Egyptians. The particular inflections that his identity took on through its dissemination in various localities undoubtedly played an important role in the construction and reconstruction of his character Continue reading

KMT Egyptian Numerals

Oudjat_SVGEgyptian numerals

The system of ancient Egyptian numerals was a system of numeration based on the scale of ten, often rounded off to the higher power, written in hieroglyphs. The hieratic form of numerals stressed an exact finite series notation, ciphered one to one onto the Egyptian alphabet.

Digits and numbers

The following hieroglyphics were used to denote powers of ten: Continue reading

KMT – Tehuti (2)

Tehuti HieroglyphTEHUTI – THOTH (- HERMES): god of scribes, science, magic, time medicine, reckoning, cults, wisdom and the peace of the gods. The companion of MA’AT.

The meaning of Tehuti’s name (“DHwtii” or “Djehuti”), represented by the hieroglyph of the Ibis, is unknown. Egyptologists propose “he of Djehout” (an unknown location), “he of the castle of speech”, “he who speaks in the temple”, “messenger”, “he who selects”, “he who chooses”. Nothing is certain. He seems an accumulation of cognitive deities. Continue reading

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