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Author Topic: Ancient Offerings to Set in Qau el-Kebir  (Read 2456 times)

Offline Senuwierneheh

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Ancient Offerings to Set in Qau el-Kebir
« on: August 20, 2016, 10:49:21 am »
http://www.ironfromthesky.org/?p=393

"At Qau el-Kebir, Middle Egypt, in 1923 Guy Brunton was working with Petrie, during excavations within a stepped burial shaft he found an estimated “2-3 tonnes” of fossilised, mainly dark, shiny heavy bones and carved ivory (1,2), the following year Petrie excavated a nearby cemetery finding a smaller deposit of fossils and yet more inside some of the rock cut tombs of the high status regional governors, at Qau many fossils were scattered as fragments through the tombs, others were still wrapped in their ancient linen bundles (3)."

"Qau el-Kebir is in an area suggested as a cult centre for the god Seth, a stela was found at Qau depicting Seth as a hippopotamus, Brunton and Petrie theorised that the mainly hippopotamus fossil bones were highly likely to be offerings to Seth."

Fascinating!

Senebty,
Neheh...
Senuwierneheh (My Two, forever)
Sat Hethert-Sekhmet her Set, meryt Ptah-Sokar-Wesir, Djehuty, her Heru-Wer
Self-care Hethert, Set and Ptah Advocate
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Offline Senuwierneheh

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Re: Ancient Offerings to Set in Qau el-Kebir
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 10:53:44 am »
More:

http://www.ironfromthesky.org/?p=276

"If we look to ancient texts to give us clues on the meaning of these bones, the Pyramid texts (early Egyptian theological texts) make reference to gods having bones of iron, it is possible that these heavily mineralized dark fossils could have been interpreted by ancient Egyptians as being bones of iron, this led some to call these fossils the ‘bones of Seth’. They also have a very similar appearance to weathered iron meteorites."


Neheh...
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Sat Hethert-Sekhmet her Set, meryt Ptah-Sokar-Wesir, Djehuty, her Heru-Wer
Self-care Hethert, Set and Ptah Advocate
𓁥 𓁣 𓁰

Offline Rev. Saryt

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Re: Ancient Offerings to Set in Qau el-Kebir
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 11:37:15 am »
Thank you for sharing this, Neheh! Your articles and research are always appreciated.
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