Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two Tombs "Discovered" in Egypt

The video begins with an interesting shot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which we looked at in relation to the Stairway to Sirius. Also interesting is that the two tombs of these two minor functionaries were lavishly decorated and named, and yet Pharaoh Khufu's "tomb" only had a bit of mispelled grafitti indentifying it as his. Better quality video here. AP Story here. Money quote:
One of the tombs, about a yard wide and 2.75 yards long, has a description above the entrance about the man, Yaamat, for whom it was built. The second tomb is twice the size and includes inscriptions and an image of a seated woman (the name Isis means "throne" -CK).
Hmm, two tombs of unequal size, found near the Step Pyramid of Djoser. A new "discovery" or one kept under wraps and released today to fit into the spreading Sirius memes we are (allegedly) seeing?

Reading further:
Hawass also said that a bust of Pharoah Amenhotep III that has been outside the country for about 15 years was returned to the Egypt on Sunday after a lengthy legal battle with an antiquities dealer in Britain.
Why is this important?
Amenhotep was the father of Akhenaten, who attempted to make Egypt worship a single god, the sun, making him one of the first known proponents of monotheism.
With all that Egyptian action in the news on Monday, it was only a matter of time before NAZCA NASA poked its head up. And sure enough, we see this on the front page of CNN.com:

For deep background on the NASA/Egypt connection, check out this installment of the Astronaut Theology series. And the check out these ancient artifacts, that many believe are depictions of astronauts.