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Music in Ancient Egypt

Although music existed in prehistoric Egypt, the evidence for it becomes secure only in the historical (or "dynastic" or "pharaonic") period--after 3100 BCE. Music formed an important part of Egyptian life, and musicians occupied a variety of positions in Egyptian society. Music found its way into many contexts in Egypt: temples, palaces, workshops, farms, battlefields and the tomb. Music was an integral part of religious worship in ancient Egypt, so it is not surprising that there were gods specifically associated with music, such as Hathor and Bes (both were also associated with dance, fertility and childbirth).
All the major categories of musical instruments (percussion, wind, stringed) were represented in pharaonic Egypt. Percussion instruments included hand-held drums, rattles, castanets, bells, and the sistrum--a highly important rattle used in religious worship. Hand clapping too was used as a rhythmic accompaniment. Wind instruments included flutes (double…

The Rosetta Stone: A History of the Sacred Characters

For over two thousand years, the secrets of the ancient Egyptians were lost to history. All the tombs, trinkets, statues and cenotaphs were pretty but indecipherable, covered as they were in a pictographic script that had no meaning. It wasn’t decades of research, the intricate technologies of archaeology or the explanation of some ancient king risen from the dead that unlocked the lost language of the ancient Egyptians. In fact, it was the accidental discovery of some half buried rock that came to be known as the Rosetta stone, by a French soldier that would change the face of Egyptology and provide a much needed window into the language and belief systems of the most celebrated ancient culture.
It was 1799 and Napoleon’s troops were preparing to defend against the encroaching Ottoman Army as they grew closer and closer to the city of Rosetta on Egypt’s West bank just miles from the sea.As they cleared away rocks to improve their fortifications, a small group of soldier …

Mummy Powder and the Household Use of the Egyptian Dead

Beginning in the 12th century, European physicians began to prescribe their patients a most unorthodox remedy: the ground remains of mummies procured from Egyptian tombs.
, the practice was widely accepted and so-called mummy powder was in sold in a variety of strengths. Powder procured from the crudely preserved bodies peasant folk buried in sand pits was said to be only good for relieving minor stomach aches, while the meticulously embalmed and bitumen-rich bodies of the Egyptian aristocracy were a highly valued commodity and supposedly capable of healing life-threatening wounds.
Mummy powder proved so profitable that soon after its introduction, Egyptian tombs were ransacked not only for the riches they might contain, but also for bodies that might be processed into the expensive folk medicine. It wasn’t long before the practice of applying mummy powder was incorporated into medieval Europe’s catalog of dubious medical practices. By the 16th century, the product had…

The Egyptian God Horus Horus 'He who is above.' Guardian of the pharaohs, protector of the god king planets.

The sky god Horus protecting the red (?) disk of Mars (NOT THE SUN!) which at this particular time was named Ramesses ('Fashioned by Re'), personified here as the young king. Photo credit: Jon Bosworth
The Falcon-god Horus can be traced back to the dynastic period around 3100 BC and is one of the most famous gods of ancient Egypt. Usually depicted as a hawk or as a man with the head of a hawk, Horus was not only a god of the sky but the embodiment of divine kingship and protector of the reigning pharaoh. Gradually the cult of other hawk gods merged with that of Horus, and a complex array of myths became associated with him.

Horus and the pharaohs (Horus in general)
Horus = ruling god king planet. In regards to the god kings - the astral pharaohs when reigning over earth as 'living gods' were simultaneously embodied in the sky god Horus - he was, just as the literal sources reveal, the guardian of kingship.

By using sacred imagery along with the …

Tutankhamun's Pectoral represents Mars

One of the birth names given to Mars was Tutankhamun. The pectoral below spells Tutankhamun's throne name Neb-Khepru-Re. This translates as 'The Lordly Manifestation of the Sun.' With the GKS we've no need to twist or contort or demote such a title as belonging to a weird world we don't understand, we simple take it at face value! The sun in ancient times appeared as a red orb and Mars numerous times also appeared as a red orb, so what we have here is Mars/Tutankhamun literally ‘the image or manifestation of the sun.' It is the very reason why the divine astral monarchy also adorned the ubiquitous title sa re which translates as 'son of the sun.' All planetary bodies as they moved back and forth to earth in the guise of godly kings and queens were naturally deemed as offspring of Re, one of the original creator gods. Tutankhamun Egyptian Pharaoh as the Planet MarsThe illustrations below show the effect of the solar wind (charged part…

Cosmic Catastrophe through the ages

Catastropic events affecting Earth - Ancient Egypt Recent planetary chaos is staring us in the face via ancient history and what better way to prove this than by using the glorious carved reliefs, paintings and art of the Egyptians. It is presumed the reader has a basic understanding of the GKS although as we’re dealing with images it's not essential.
Wars in the heavens
Description: A section of the North facade of the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak depicting Seti I returning with captives and leading chariot attacks on the Libyans. Photo: Credit Jon Bosworth.
there is no archaeological evidence whatsoever to verify ANY of the hundreds of Pharaonic battles supposedly fought over a 3,000 period. This is because they are all time honoured recordings of wars in the heavens - they have little if anything to do with events here on earth.

Seti ("he of the god Seth") was one of the many god kingly names given to Mercury shortly after its birt…

Horus Behdety - The Winged Disk

Re-Horakhty takes flight giving rise to the winged disk.
Horus Behdety, the Winged Disk (not the Sun!). Temple of Sobek, Kom Ombo. Photo: .
Cosmic catastrophe in plain sight. A meticulously carved winged sphere - a direct representation of a winged planet that graced earth's skies only a few thousand years ago.
"Great God, Lord of Heaven, Dappled of Plumage"

The winged disk is a familiar emblem found in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Persia. It can be found carved over temple doorways, on the rounded top of stela (as above) and on many papyri. The exact nature of the winged disk has been the subject of discussion and disagreement for over half a century.

Having no concept of catastrophism Egyptologists affirm the winged sun-disk represents the midday Sun . A truly perplexing situation given the Egyptian noontime Sun graces the skies as a golden glaring ball - it doesn't have wings and most certainly isn't coloured red (the above orb wa…