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Old October 11th, 2017, 03:56 PM   #41

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The answer to this question is actually very simple. The Great Pyramid's size was an expression of the power of the king for whom it was built. He demonstrated his ability, like a god, to command the vast resources of men and material in order to construct a monument for his burial and ultimately for his glory. During the Fourth Dynasty, bigger literally meant better.
That may explain many of the statues of Min.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #42

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It is said that until October of last year, one of the mysterious gaps that nobody else knows is located 105 meters above the ground, behind a northeastern crest of the pyramid at 146 meters high. The other room is located near the north ceiling.
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he details of the mysterious rooms found today are not fully known. The final shape, size and exact position of the void will emerge soon. If Indiana Jones was not an imaginary character, no doubt he would have been fascinated by this news.
Keops Piramidi?ndeki iki odan?n gizemi çözülüyor! - Seyahat Haberleri

This tells me these may be the rooms near the burial chamber Houdin postulated. This was posted 5 hours ago.
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That may explain many of the statues of Min.

It most certainly does. If you don't mind, try to find some pictures of these Old Kingdom statues of Min to post, as I am not familiar with them.
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Keops Piramidi?ndeki iki odan?n gizemi çözülüyor! - Seyahat Haberleri

This tells me these may be the rooms near the burial chamber Houdin postulated. This was posted 5 hours ago.
Interesting, Harry is probably packing trowels, brushes, and photography equipment while trying to book a flight at the same time
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Interesting, Harry is probably packing trowels, brushes, and photography equipment while trying to book a flight at the same time
Are you spying on me through the computer screen? How did you know that? LOL!
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Min (Egyptian mnw[1]) is an ancient Egyptian god whose cult originated in predynastic period (4th millennium BCE).[2] He was represented in many different forms, but was most often represented in male human form, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail. As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum, he was the creator of all things, "the maker of gods and men"

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The earliest examples are a ... the First Dynasty (including two colossal standing statues of the god Min) were found at Koptos, near modern Qift, and a torso deriving from a statue ... Stele of Rahotep from his tomb in Meidum, Fourth Dynasty
https://books.google.com/books?id=Vj...ynasty&f=false

As usual the finds are in the literature but finding pictures is a pain.
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The God Min was the Long Dong Silver of Ancient Egypt. In fact the British museum cut off his member during the Victoria era so as not to offend the fair sex. I think they were just jealous. They also put a plaque over his member on a wall representation.
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Another crime of the Victorian era was the way they let the Turin Erotic papyrus decompose. If it was properly plated in glass and sealed we would still have the whole thing. Only now are we starting to study aspects of AE sexuality.
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Another crime of the Victorian era was the way they let the Turin Erotic papyrus decompose. If it was properly plated in glass and sealed we would still have the whole thing. Only now are we starting to study aspects of AE sexuality.

Yes, I understand prudishness. If some people find sexuality offensive, than that is fine. They are entitled to their opinion. But as scholars, we must remain objective and not attach our moral standards to the artifactual and textual evidence of antiquity.
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Yes, I understand prudishness. If some people find sexuality offensive, than that is fine. They are entitled to their opinion. But as scholars, we must remain objective and not attach our moral standards to the artifactual and textual evidence of antiquity.
ISIS did worse. But I will leave that for another thread.
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