Half the nineties, I traveled, together with my girl friend to Hurgada in Egypt. The first night in the hotel we were approached by 2 animators. They asked us if we wanted to go out with them. Every single night during our stay they asked us the same question, we refused every time again, until the last night of our stay. We visit a bar with them, that is next to the hotel. As soon as we arrived there, only one of the 2 animators was there.
Hippocratic Medical Recipe Lost in a Famous Egyptian Monastery Finally Comes to Light
Traumatised Syrian children head back to Traumatised Syrian children head back to school There were 20, schools before the war began, now there are only 11, with kids attending emergency education after years without it. More videos Gunmen attack church near Cairo Gunmen have killed at least nine people including three police in an attack on a Coptic Christian church south of Cairo.
Police have stepped up security measures around churches ahead of Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7, deploying officers outside Christian places of worship and setting up metal detectors at some of the bigger churches. Islamist militants have claimed several attacks on Egypt’s large Christian minority in recent years, including two bombings on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral in December that killed 28 people.
AP Earlier reports by security sources and state media said at least two attackers were involved in the attack, and that one was shot dead and another fled the scene.
Anubis and Ma’at. Anubis is the Greek name for a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian mythology. In the ancient Egyptian language, Anubis is known as Inpu, (variously spelled Anupu, Ienpw etc.).
The Egyptian pottery The forms of ancient Egyptian pottery were numerous. Vases were made principally for practical use and not for ornament although the decoration in some of them is remarkable. The amphora, in Egypt as in all ancient countries was the most common and most useful vase, was made in all sizes, from the three-inch oil or perfume container to the immense jar of three or four feet in height, for holding water, wine, oil, or grain. Pottery provides a secure support for dating of all archaeological finds.
The studies of their dating shed light on the proper period produced as well as the cultural affiliations and economic aspects around them. Pottery was used for utilitarian tasks such as cooking, storage, and shipping. In Egypt artisan produced interesting shapes ceramic figures, vessels, and even sarcophagi which were very much a part of ancient Egyptian funerary practices.
The earliest Egyptian pottery already had geometric designs on it. The Egyptians made two kinds of pottery: The purpose of the ancient ceramic in Egypt as well as the one of their contemporaries cover; domestic use, funerary, festival, and ritual contexts. Egypt produced several varieties of unglazed pottery. The most common pottery was the ordinary red, cream-colored, and the yellow ones.
The art of covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date.
Coptic Versions of the Bible
At first there was nothing forbidden about it at all — we met, we did the right thing and approached her father for permission, he gave us the green light, preparations for the engagement ceremony were made — everything was perfect. Take a look at my other site: I take my hat off to you blokes for doing that.
It was either this or we stop seeing each other altogether. I had to make a serious choice then and there, without even knowing this girl properly, about whether or not I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from
However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e.
K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West. Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody. American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies.
Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America. The rightful Etruscan landowners are not bearing angry placards in front of the Vatican.
Arab Christian Dating
Traces of early man were found in Egypt dating back as early as , years ago. Egypt and ancient Canaan to the north probably served as the bridges by which successive waves of humans: Ancient Egyptians used a phonetic-pictograph writing called hieroglyphics by the Ancient Greeks. This system evolved from portrayal of pictures of objects to using stylized representation of objects to represent sound combinations and compose words, to a phonetic alphabet much like our own.
The Ancient Egyptian scribe, or sesh, was a person educated in the arts of writing (using both hieroglyphics and hieratic scripts, and from the second half of the first millennium BCE the demotic script, used as shorthand and for commerce) and dena (arithmetics).
Pre th century[ edit ] The Italian explorer Pietro della Valle , on a visit to Saqqara – Memphis in , was the first European to discover and describe mummy portraits. He transported some mummies with portraits to Europe, which are now in the Albertinum Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The provenance of these first new finds is unclear; they may come from Saqqara as well, or perhaps from Thebes. In , the Baron of Minotuli acquired several mummy portraits for a German collector, but they became part of a whole shipload of Egyptian artifacts lost in the North Sea.
It is so similar to de Laborde’s specimens that it is thought to be from the same source. Some of them were long considered portraits of the family of the Theban Archon Pollios Soter, a historical character known from written sources, but this has turned out to be incorrect. In , Daniel Marie Fouquet heard of the discovery of numerous portrait mummies in a cave. He set off to inspect them some days later, but arrived too late, as the finders had used the painted plaques for firewood during the three previous cold desert nights.
Fouquet acquired the remaining two of what had originally been fifty portraits. While the exact location of this find is unclear, the likely source is from er-Rubayat.
Fayum mummy portraits
I often feel ashamed of the cultural heritage of our church and how influenced we are by Arabic and Judaic ideologies. Even some women agree with these sexist ideas and continue to see themselves as submissive and secondary to the men. You only have to walk into our church to see the segregation of men and women. I am not only speaking about during the liturgy, but also during meetings and social events.
Copts (Coptic: ⲟⲩⲣⲉⲙ’ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ‘ⲛ’Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ’ⲁⲛⲟⲥ īmi tianos, literally: “Egyptian Christian”) are native Egyptian Christians, usually Orthodox, who currently make up between 10 and 15% of the population of Egypt — the largest religious minority of that country. While Copts have cited instances of persecution throughout their history.
Content are Shu and Tefnut. Content are Geb and Nut. Content are Osiris and [Isis]. Content are Seth and Neith. Content are all the gods who are in the sky. Content are all the gods who are on Earth, who are in the flat-lands. Content are all the southern and northern gods. Content are all the western and eastern gods. Content are all the gods of the nomes. Content are all the gods of the towns. He is represented by the hieroglyph of the Ibis on a standard Ibis religiosa.
In Babylon, he was called “Tichut”. Some proposed “he of Djehout” an unknown city , but Hopfner believes “DHw” was the oldest name of the Ibis “hbj”.
Ancient Nubia – The Origin of Egyptian Cosmology
The Border issue has been exploited and the result is the disassociation of Ancient Egypt to Nubia and to the South in culture and Race. The cure of this disassociation is in the Cosmology of the peoples of Nile Valley Civilization. A proper study of Nubia and the Secret of the Ankh is the Paradigm that allows us to grasp and unify Egypt.
This New Discovery will also aid in the solving of the problem when we get more information.
THE SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE GNOSTICS. In the apostolic age, before the appearance of the Gnostic movement as a school (or schools), or as separate sects, the apostles dealt with false teachings similar to the Gnostic systems, as in 1 John and the pastoral epistles.. The study of Gnosticism entered a new phase, however, with the discovery of a large collection of Coptic Gnostic documents.
Note the two holes of different sizes in the left hand example. Are these different sized holes for different sized spears, or are they different sizes for purposes of a bridle? At the turn of the century an excavator of a prehistoric site La Quina, in the Charente district of southwest France noticed unusual traces of wear on the front incisor teeth of horses dug up from the Mousterian layers. These marks resembled those on modern teeth that result from the “tic” or nervous chewing habit of horses shut up in captivity, where boredom drives them to nibble incessantly at hard objects.
This study concluded that the nervous “tic” and its associated pattern of tooth wear is never present on animals free to wander at will. Could it be, then, that some Mousterian communities kept corrals of horses at certain times of the year, facilitating a control over animals normally undreamed of for this remote period or for many thousands of years afterward? It may be significant that the excavator of La Quina also found no less than seventy-six of the mysterious stone spheres in the Mousterian layers that, if they formed parts of bolas as suggested earlier , could have been used to bring down and capture animals alive.
In any case, the problem of the peculiar tooth wear brought to light sixty years ago deserves to be reexamined with modern techniques.
Catherine’s Monastery is considered one of the most important for ancient texts. New research examining a manuscript from the 6th century shows that it is not just the visible writing that holds value, but also the letters hidden underneath them. A copy of a medical recipe linked to the father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, is just one text that was waiting centuries to be uncovered.
The manuscript containing the recipe has been dated to the 5th or 6th century AD, so it is not an original created by the famed Greek physician Hippocrates; it is just a copy created after his death.
“Do You not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven, or, to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and work in heaven have been transferred to Earth below?” Asclepius III, 24b.
Under Muslim rule, Christians paid special taxes and had lower access to political power, but were exempt from military service. Their position improved dramatically under the rule of Muhammad Ali in the early 19th century. He abolished the Jizya a tax on non-Muslims and allowed Egyptians Copts to enroll in the army. Pope Cyril IV , —61, reformed the church and encouraged broader Coptic participation in Egyptian affairs. Khedive Isma’il Pasha , in power —79, further promoted the Copts.
He appointed them judges to Egyptian courts and awarded them political rights and representation in government. They flourished in business affairs. Two significant cultural achievements include the founding of the Coptic Museum in and the Higher Institute of Coptic Studies in Nasser ‘s mainstream policy was pan-Arab nationalism and socialism. The Copts were severely affected by Nasser’s nationalization policies, though they represented about 10 to 20 percent of the population.
Pharaonism Many Coptic intellectuals hold to Pharaonism , which states that Coptic culture is largely derived from pre-Christian, Pharaonic culture, and is not indebted to Greece.
Gunmen kill multiple people at church near Cairo
Al-Qaida in Iraq had threatened Christians in Iraq and Egypt in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Militant websites had even posted names and addresses of churches in Egypt to target, raising fears of a follow-up attack on celebrations of the Orthodox Christmas, which Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority marks on Friday. A heavy police detail was assigned to guard Christmas Eve services across the country today. The choir prepare to perform at the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo Vehicles were blocked from parking near churches.
Police and church staff checked IDs, which denote religion – as well as people’s wrists, where many Egyptian Christians bear the tattoo of a cross. A line of riot police stood at each end of the street at Saints Church in Alexandria, the target of Saturday’s attack.
As has been the claim by some for decades and centuries In the History Channel video below, an Arab-Egyptian archaeologist inside the pyramid of King Teti (c. BCE), where early inscriptions of the ancient Egyptian sacred writings called the Pyramid .
Maspero Massacre 18 May — The Coptic Church obtained a permission in January to turn a garment factory bought by the church in , into a church in the neighbourhood of Ain Shams of Cairo. However, angry Muslim mobs attacked the church and scores of Copts and Muslims were arrested for the disturbance. On Sunday May 29, an Egyptian Military Court sentenced two Coptic Christians to five years in jail each for violence and for trying to turn a factory into an unlicensed church.
Maspero demonstrations Thousands of Coptic Christians took to the streets in Cairo to protest the burning of a church in Marinab and were headed towards Maspiro , where they were met with armoured personnel carrier , APCs, and hundreds of riot police and special forces. Army vehicles charged at the protesters and reports of at least 6 protesters being crushed under APCs, including one with a crushed skull, has emerged.
In addition, witnesses have confirmed that military personnel were seen firing live ammunition into the protesters, while the Health Ministry confirmed that at least 20 protesters have undergone surgery for bullet wounds. Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya members and Salafist groups attempted to attack Kamel as he was led out of court, and rocks were thrown at the police car used to take him away from the court.