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why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics
    #3729070 - 02/04/05 05:54 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

perhaps they never learned.



what is this. why dont we see heads like that today?





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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729113 - 02/04/05 06:49 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

sometimes i think parts of Stargate are true. this only improves my theory


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729132 - 02/04/05 07:19 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

They "forgot" how to write them because like all languages, their language evolved from the concrete to the abstract. The first two pictures are of the pharaoh Akhenaten, famous for being the world's first monotheist. His odd appearance is attributable to either Froehlich's Syndrome or Marfan's Syndrome(more likely the latter). I do not know enough about the strange skulls to comment on those, except to say that some cultures have had a practice of tying a board to children's foreheads so that their head would develop more flat and vertical. The last picture is from a religious inscription, and cannot be taken any more seriously than anything which is written in the Bible.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729313 - 02/04/05 09:51 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Why have people forgotten how to speak Latin?

Languages die out as new dialects and languages from other areas take over. In cases like ancient Egypt, where really only a FEW people could ever read/write in the first place...it becomes MUCH easier to lose a language through turmoil and the fall of a civilization.

On the other hand, Latin was spoken by large sections of society over many different geographical areas. Yet it still died out. If Latin couldn't survive, then hieroglyphics didn't stand a chance!


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729324 - 02/04/05 09:54 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Oh, and we don't see heads like those today because the traditions that created heads like that died off with the Egyptian civilization.

They used to TIGHTLY wrap the heads of some children, which would cause their skull to stretch out like you see in those pictures. Same idea as in asia where some girls feet are wrapped tightly from birth, which can cause the toes to grow back and under the feet.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Silversoul]
    #3729343 - 02/04/05 10:03 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

i totally disagree with your answers.

the Egyptians had papyrus to write on.

and boards are a relatively modern invention.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729353 - 02/04/05 10:07 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

now what trendal had to say makes more sense. however im not totally convinced.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729386 - 02/04/05 10:23 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

What's not to be convinced about? What is your speculative hypothesis?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: trendal]
    #3729401 - 02/04/05 10:27 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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What happened to the Egyptian language?




The fanatic early Christians went on appropriating ancient Egyptian temples. In the 4th and 5th centuries, many ancient temples on the west bank of Ta-Apet(Thebes) were converted into monastic centers.
Hatshepsut?s Commemorative Temple was converted into Deir (monastery) el Bahari.
Ptolemy III Temple was converted into Deir el Medina.
The Commemorative Temple of Ramses III was given the Christian name, ?Medinat Habu?.
The Court of Amenhotep III in Luxor Temple, on the east bank of Ta-Apet(Thebes) was similarly violated.

In 415 CE under Theodosius II, Patriarch Cyril expelled the Jews of Alexandria from the city; and Hypatia, the learned and beautiful Neoplatonist, was cruelly murdered.

Christian mobs forcefully took a part of the Temple of Het-Heru(Hathor) at Dendera in the middle of the 6th century CE, and built a new church, which was constructed between the Birth House and the Coronation House, using some of the blocks from the Birth House.

Similarly, in Khmunu(Hermopolis) a Temple of Amon was occupied by Christians and had part of its interior turned into a chapel.

In addition to the violation of Ancient Egyptian temples, the fanatic Christians adopted a new script called the Coptic language ? basically demotic Egyptian written in Greek characters with a few additional letters ? from about 300 CE. A non-Egyptian alphabet was intended for the use of those non-Egyptians who were schooled in the Greek language. This move had the effect of re-emphasizing the cultural divide between them and the true native Egyptians.

The Greek characters are not any easier than the Egyptian demotic script, which is yet another indication that the Church emphasis was on the Greek-speaking population of Alexandria, Fayoum, and a few other colonies of foreigners.

Eventually everyone began to use the Greek characters and the kemetic language died out.

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why dont we see heads like that today?




In ancient Egypt incest was accepted and genetic degradation may be the cause of the deformities.

One theory is that it was some form of religious symbolism. Because the god Aten was referred to as "The mother and father of all human kind," it has been suggested that Akhenaten was made to look androgynous in artwork as a symbol of the androgyny of the god (Aldred, C. 1988, Pg. 235).

The skulls posted are not of Akhenaten, No mummy has yet been identified as being that of Akhenaten.

Heck those skulls may not be Egyptian. The culture of the skulls could tell us if they were made that way by human hand or if it was a genetic defect.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3729433 - 02/04/05 10:41 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

well i must admit that those skulls are not Egyptian.they were discovered in South America.you seem to know what you are talking about. however I'm still not totally convinced yet.

i will come back to this after i have had some rest as I've been awake for a long time with some interesting talks with a friend.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729471 - 02/04/05 10:53 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

What would you rather do?

Draw hundreds of pictures or draw a few lines to convey the same thought? Hieroglyphics is inefficient, which is why it died out.

Why dont we see humans with skull growth disorders? Some of us do, most of us dont. Simple as that. Still your thoughts are interesting to ponder, and could be true. But how do you know if they're true or false? And why would you choose to believe either?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3729476 - 02/04/05 10:55 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

The skulls are certainly not a genetic defect. If they were, they would probably be stillborn.

The skulls, as Trendal pointed out, are the result of tightly wrapping the heads of infants to form them that way. This is documented, and there is evidence of wear and stress from the wrapping in the structure of the skulls.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729515 - 02/04/05 11:09 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Ahhh, Those are the elongated Mayan skulls from Peru. Those do have a few unexplained attributes. It is thought that they may be from another Homo-Sapien species because of the size and volume of the brain cavity as well as the jaw attributes which resemble a neanderthal more than a modern human.

It is known that the Mayans practiced head flattening and elongation using boards and wraps. This would be done on an infant because there skull is not fully formed and is still soft.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: psyka]
    #3729596 - 02/04/05 11:34 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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What would you rather do?

Draw hundreds of pictures or draw a few lines to convey the same thought? Hieroglyphics is inefficient, which is why it died out.





Ummm NO,

The word eternity is



the word meaning "To Write" is



Many of the words are simpler in (Kemetic) hieroglyphics. But the Hieroglyphics were only taught to the priests, The common man learned hieratic (A Sub-Dialect) which was essayer to write with simpler charters.

For example in this picture  :grin: the top line is kemetic and the bottom is hieratic. you will note that the hieratic is a more flowing script and essayer to write.




If your hypothesis was true then Chinese would have died out long ago.

You may want to note that I do read and write kemetic and hieratic fluently.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3729608 - 02/04/05 11:38 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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Cosm said:
i totally disagree with your answers.

the Egyptians had papyrus to write on.

and boards are a relatively modern invention.



You may disagree all you want. It doesn't mean you have the slightest clue what you're talking about.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3729611 - 02/04/05 11:39 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

If you were writing a 300 page thesis (font size 11) what language system would you choose to utilize?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3729614 - 02/04/05 11:39 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

chinese is efficient.

I think the real question about egyptians is: why'd they forget how they built the pyramids??


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3729628 - 02/04/05 11:45 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Which egyption did you ask?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: psyka]
    #3729690 - 02/04/05 12:09 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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If you were writing a 300 page thesis (font size 11) what language system would you choose to utilize?




#1) Well a 300 page thesis would be 300 pages no matter what font I decided to use.  :cool:

#2) The truth is there are so few that can read and write the language it would be pointless to try and write it in kemetic.

#3) 11 point is some what small for kemetic. It makes it hard to read. But when it was being used there was no such thing as a computer, type set, or font point sizes.


#4) Kemetic words normally use fewer symbols to represent an idea, concept, or object than English. To top it off there are words in the kemetic language that have no English equivalent.

As with any language you use what you were raised with or you use what you have to to communicate. You do not give up a language because it is hard or complicated.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: psyka]
    #3730371 - 02/04/05 03:05 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Which egyption did you ask?

you know full well I didn't ask any egyptians, ancient or otherwise.

what's you point? that I'm misinformed, and they do remember how they built the pyramids?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3730516 - 02/04/05 03:26 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Egyptians, are people living in Egypt.

the people living in Egypt, at the time of the hieroglyphics, are not the people living there today..

egyptians of today, are not the same egyptians.. :P hehe


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Gomp]
    #3730543 - 02/04/05 03:31 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

right, I guess that's why they don't know how the pyramids were built. they didn't build them!

I mean, aliens built them anyways, right?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3730575 - 02/04/05 03:37 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

at least, the builders of the pyramids, are alien to us? :wink: he he


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    #3730608 - 02/04/05 03:41 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

uh, yeah, that's totally what I meant


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3730635 - 02/04/05 03:45 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3730639 - 02/04/05 03:47 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

was there any reason for the Mayans and Egyptians to practice head-flattening? Might it cause the brain to develop in a different way?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: MetaShroom]
    #3731157 - 02/04/05 05:32 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

I think it was purely cosmetic in nature.

Why do some tribes stretch their bottom lip out using discs?

Same idea, I suppose.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: trendal]
    #3731190 - 02/04/05 05:38 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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Oh, and we don't see heads like those today because the traditions that created heads like that died off with the Egyptian civilization.

They used to TIGHTLY wrap the heads of some children, which would cause their skull to stretch out like you see in those pictures. Same idea as in asia where some girls feet are wrapped tightly from birth, which can cause the toes to grow back and under the feet.




I've read about this practice before too. The ancients did some weird shit...


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Le_Canard]
    #3732901 - 02/05/05 12:08 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

It is easy for a language to die out when only a few scribes were taught it. Manipulating head shape is fairly commonplace historically. remeber 'Jerimiah Johnson' with Redford when he met the flathead tribe? In reality, those people would have trained infant cranium flat.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3733826 - 02/05/05 03:55 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Is there strong evidence that head wrapping was practiced in Egypt in those days?

I doubt Froehlich's Syndrome or Marfan's Syndrome is the case.



wow the Egyptians had some great skills in stone engraving and painting.what kind of tools could they have used to do that.

Evidence would suggest to me that they were of a different species.

Something doesn't quite make sense in Egypt.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3733843 - 02/05/05 04:02 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

There hieroglyphic message must have been really important for them to engrave it into stone so that it would endure all these years.

and the way we learned to read their language was the rosetta stone right, so limited. this was probably written using hieratic hieroglyphics right.so do we really have the means to read what has been written?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3734038 - 02/05/05 05:43 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

cyber you said you could read hieroglyphics,could you translate this for us all.



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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3734388 - 02/05/05 08:15 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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cyber you said you could read hieroglyphics,could you translate this for us all.






That is hieratic, The picture is the left half of plate 8 from "The book of going forth by Day" as written by the scribe Ani

Now do you what the plate translated?

Or do you what the stuff that is circled translated?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3734428 - 02/05/05 09:05 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Hey, that's my grocery list, where did you find that?


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3735674 - 02/05/05 04:58 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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There hieroglyphic message must have been really important for them to engrave it into stone so that it would endure all these years.



Indeed it was important. These hieroglyphs were spells to carry the pharaoh safely into the afterlife.

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and the way we learned to read there language was the rosetta stone right, so limited. this was probably written using hieratic hieroglyphics right.so do we really have the means to read what has been written?



Lingustics is a form of science, I'm pretty sure they're able to take the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta stone and trace their origins in other hieroglyphs.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3735703 - 02/05/05 05:05 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

translate the whole thing,if its possible and you dont mind.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3735760 - 02/05/05 05:17 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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Is there strong evidence that head wrapping was practiced in Egypt in those days?



Indeed there is. It is still practiced in some areas of Africa and South America today.
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I doubt Froehlich's Syndrome or Marfan's Syndrome is the case.



Why? Because it's the most rational explanation, and doesn't have the powerful implications of an extraterrestrial explanation?

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wow the Egyptians had some great skills in stone engraving and painting.what kind of tools could they have used to do that.



Probably the same tools other civilizations have used: chisels, hammers, etc. Look up stone carving, and you should be able to find the answers. Stone carving predates the Egyptians by a long time.

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Evidence would suggest to me that they were of a different species.



No, wishful thinking suggests to you that they were a different species. The evidence shows they were a powerful civilization with advanced art and science. Look up Occam's Razor.

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Something doesn't quite make sense in Egypt.



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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Silversoul]
    #3735907 - 02/05/05 05:44 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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Indeed there is. It is still practiced in some areas of Africa and South America today.
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oh that link is truly convincing


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3736234 - 02/05/05 06:52 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Here's another website explaing this practice. It's published in part by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, so it's probably pretty credible..


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3740583 - 02/06/05 02:29 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

That is one of the most famous texts of Egyptian script. You can find the translation on lots of web sites.

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HERE BEGIN THE PRAISES AND GLORIFYINGS OF COMING OUT FROM AND OF GOING INTO THE GLORIOUS KHERT-NETER, WHICH IS IN THE BEAUTIFUL AMENTET, OF COMING FORTH BY DAY IN ALL THE FORMS OF EXISTENCE WHICH IT MAY PLEASE THE DECEASED TO TAKE, OF PLAYING AT DRAUGHTS, OF SITTING IN THE SEH HALL, AND OF APPEARING AS A LIVING SOUL: The Osiris the scribe Ani saith after he hath arrived in his haven of rest- now it is good for [a man] to recite [this work whilst he is] upon earth, for then all the words of Tem come to pass- "I am the god Tem in rising. I am the Only One. I came into existence in Nu. I am Ra who rose in the beginning, the ruler of this [creation]." Who is this? "It is Ra, when at the beginning he rose in the city of Hensu, crowned like a king for his coronation. The Pillars of the god Shu were not as yet created, when he was upon the steps of him that dwelleth in Khemenu. "I am the Great God who created himself, even Nu, who made his names to become the Company of the Gods as gods." Who is this? "It is Ra, the creator of the names of his limbs, which came into being in the form of the gods who are in the train of Ra. "I am he who cannot be repulsed among the gods." Who is this? "It is Temu, the dweller in his disk, but others say that it is Ra when he riseth in the eastern horizon of the sky. "I am Yesterday, I know To-day." Who is this? "Yesterday is Osiris, and To-day is Ra, when he shall destroy the enemies of Neb-er-tcher (the lord to the uttermost limit), and when he shall establish as prince and ruler his son Horus. "Others, however, say that To-day is Ra, on the day when we commemorate the festival of the meeting of the dead Osiris with his father Ra, and when the battle of the gods was fought, in which Osiris, the Lord of Amentet, was the leader." What is this? "It is Amentet, [that is to say] the creation ofthe souls of the gods when Osiris was leader in Set-Amentet. "Others, however, say that it is the Amentet which Ra hath given unto me; when any god cometh he must rise up and fight for it. "I know the god who dwelleth therein." Who is this? "It is Osiris. Others, however, say that his name is Ra, and that the god who dwelleth in Amentet is the phallus of Ra, wherewith he had union with himself. "I am the Benu bird which is in Anu. I am the keeper of the volume of the book (the Tablet of Destiny) of the things which have been made, and of the things which shall be made." Who is this? "It is Osiris. "Others, however, say that it is the dead body of Osiris, and yet others say that it is the excrement of Osiris. The things which have been made, and the things which shall be made [refer to] the dead body of Osiris. Others again say that the things which have been made are Eternity, and the things which shall be made are Everlastingness, and that Eternity is the Day, and Everlastingness the Night. "I am the god Menu in his coming forth; may his two plumes be set on my head for me." Who is this? "Menu is Horis, the Advocate of his father [Osiris], and his coming forth means his birth. The two plumes on his head are Isis and Nephthys, when these goddesses go forth and set themselves thereon, and when they act as his protectors, and when they provide that which his head lacketh. "Others, however, say that the two plumes are the two exceedingly large uraei which are upon the head of their father.





The words that were circled are "Erta" == "To Place" and the second circle is 1/2 of the word "Ki" == "I am"


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cyber]
    #3744325 - 02/07/05 07:41 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

elongated skulls could very well just be a genetic defect..

what, havent you savages ever seen Mask? You know, with Cher? GEEZ


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3746894 - 02/07/05 07:51 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Cosm,

I want to thank you for posting about this. I didn't know a thing about the long heads. When I saw the art, I use to think they were just fashionably tall hats and or the heads were done in creative abstract. To see actual skulls was pretty far out.

I did my own search and found this darwin link. The research is well done and put together. This site is worth the time to read as religion, philosophy, spirituality and archeology are all present. They come to no conclusions and leave you with more questions really.

Bottom line here is that they think they have evidence to suggest that an actual race of humans, ahem, did have elongated skulls. They have found 7 month old fetuses with them. (I don't think binding began in eutero)They are considering that head binding took place as a practice in homage to goddesses with elongated heads and OR to mimic the elitism of the original long head race that they considered to be of a higher intelligence.

Very fascinating read for anyone interested and maybe some will reconsider leaving open some conclusions you may have made on this topic.

http://www.biped.info/articles/missingrace.html


edit -add on. I think it was also suggested that this race may have resulted from a genetic deformity that was carried on through an inbreeding race.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3746932 - 02/07/05 07:57 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

There is no evidence of a primitive Egypt, it is as if they spawned with their advanced knowledge and then disapeared. That is not the way it normally goes right? You start with the basics, learning stuff along the way you get more and more advanced?

This was not the case with the Egyptians


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: faslimy]
    #3746949 - 02/07/05 08:00 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

It was?

From all I've read, that's not even remotely the case. Here's a timeline of ancient Egyptian history, as far as we know it:

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/history/timeline.html

It spans over several thousand years... that doesn't sound immediate to me at all.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: faslimy]
    #3746962 - 02/07/05 08:03 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

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faslimy said:
There is no evidence of a primitive Egypt, it is as if they spawned with their advanced knowledge and then disapeared. That is not the way it normally goes right? You start with the basics, learning stuff along the way you get more and more advanced?

This was not the case with the Egyptians



I'm sorry, but you have no clue what you're talking about. I've taken a whole class just on the rise of civilization, and I can tell you with certainty that Egypt developed gradually, just like any other civilization.


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Silversoul]
    #3746979 - 02/07/05 08:09 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

You're right I don't know much about Egypt, don't be sorry :P

I'm going to go do some more reading about it


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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: faslimy]
    #3761702 - 02/10/05 02:22 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

OK after days of looking i couldn't find anything compelling to suggest they were another species except for the link above.

I can see how the South American skulls could have been binded with boards.



I cant say this for the Egyptian skulls as i haven't found any Egyptian skulls and according to the paintings and sculptures they have more rounded heads than the South American heads,but these are just that paintings and sculptures.I will keep an open mind about this after all when you see things like this what else could you do.



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Re: why did egyptians forget how to write hieroglyphics [Re: Cosm]
    #3761751 - 02/10/05 02:31 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

A rounded skull would simply require a different method of binding.


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