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Old March 28th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #1921

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Cremation and having your ashes spread on a road was a punishment. In fact I think it was mentioned in the Ramses III murder trial.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1922

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Part of Khafre's causeway built over one of the external ramps used to construct the lower third of Khufu's pyramid.

From Quarry to Capstone: Transporting the Blocks and Megaliths of the Great Pyramid
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Old March 28th, 2017, 03:59 PM   #1923

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Cremation and having your ashes spread on a road was a punishment. In fact I think it was mentioned in the Ramses III murder trial.
Yeah, the Harem Conspiracy; forbidden spells from a scroll in a house of life..
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Old March 28th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #1924

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Part of Khafre's causeway built over one of the external ramps used to construct the lower third of Khufu's pyramid.

From Quarry to Capstone: Transporting the Blocks and Megaliths of the Great Pyramid
This is one of the more comprehensive websites I refer to. Tons of real info.
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This is one of the more comprehensive websites I refer to. Tons of real info.
I like Emhotep a lot. The only thing that I don't like, is it appears the blog is no longer active. The last post was two years ago.
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I like Emhotep a lot. The only thing that I don't like, is it appears the blog is no longer active. The last post was two years ago.
Guardians.net went the same way. But at least the work and info is still there. Most people who maintain these sites are private individuals. So continuity is an issue.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 04:32 PM   #1927

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I find there are few, if any, comprehensive Egypt related sites that are regularly maintained. Unfortunate but true.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 04:47 PM   #1928

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I find there are few, if any, comprehensive Egypt related sites that are regularly maintained. Unfortunate but true.
People who love the subject have trouble as it becomes almost a full time job. They don't sell wack job new age videos and books to make money. They also don't like advertisements all over their pages so the costs are hard to make up. Sort of a sad state of affairs.
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People who love the subject have trouble as it becomes almost a full time job. They don't sell wack job new age videos and books to make money. They also don't like advertisements all over their pages so the costs are hard to make up. Sort of a sad state of affairs.
I agree. But I have great appreciation for those who take up the torch. Emhotep used to be the place to go for up to date Egypt information. But that was a few years ago, back during my undergraduate days.
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In the sense that the pyramid was where the king's ka would return in order to be joined with the royal mummy, I suppose one could intrept the pyramid as the ka of the king. However, the ka was part of what we would interpret as the king's soul. Unlike the ba which was completely independent of the body after death, and the akh which was the glorified pharaoh, the ka could not exist without the mummy and thus the tomb, and had to return to the tomb at night. Thus, if the primary purpose of the pyramid was to act as the king's ka, than by it's very nature it was intended as a tomb. The ka and the tomb cannot be separated.
Egyptologists misunderstand the concept of "ka" in the exact same way later Egyptians misunderstood it. The writers of the PT obviously had a completely different definition that didn't involve superstitions like "soul". To the pyramid builders a man was composed of his "ba" (the ability to make manifest), his "ka" (what he made manifest), and his shadow (his immortal being)(the part of him that walked the earth until he was only a memory).

The pyramid was the ka of the king because it was his work and his place of ascension (where he became a memory)(with a star as a mnemonic).

1278a. O may it be pleasing to thee. He who puts his finger against this pyramid, this temple of N. and of his ka;

683a. To say: N. is pure, his ka is pure.

The ka ascends to heaven as the pyramid grows;

2081a. Cause ye the ka of N. to ascend to the god;
2081b. lead ye him to the two lions; cause him to ascend to Atum.

The two lions (shu and tefnut) whisk the dead king off to heaven in every imaginable way. But like all ancient concepts everything is literal. They lift his mummy to the iskn, they lift the horus' that become his ka, and they lift the pyramid as his ka by tefnut pulling down the counterweight (tefnut makes the earth high under the sky by means of her arms), and by shu lifting up the bread, horus', ka parts, and "shadow".

They didn't think like we do and this is how Egyptologists missed it.

"Ka" is a more difficult concept because it embraced all tangible results of a man's life so it's usage can become complex. A ka is "chased from a man" when he shuffles off the mortal coil: It's only in death that a man's work is complete and known.
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