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ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT KING SOLOMON?
Ms Sans Serif
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 165301:MV8zMTMxMDJfNTM1Mzc4M183MDYyQTdENA==] In Abyssinian the word is "Saba". The word "Nighisti" means Queen, and the Queen of Sheba is referred to as Nighisti Makeda Saba. Obviously Jones and Monroe believe in the mainstream false theory that the "Land of Sheba" was in Yemen, or southern Arabia, where most establishment historians place it. But "Saba" is a feminine name, like "Maria"; it is not the name of a land, but a woman. However, Josephus' statement that this "Land of Sheba" was located in Egypt and Ethiopia conforms to the theory of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky that Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt was also Nighisti Makeda Saba and ruled both at Thebes and Axum. Queen Hatshepsut was succeeded by her son Amenhotep II, whom Dr. Velikovsky identifies with "Zerah" of the Scriptures and Menelik I of Ethiopia. It would have been an easy journey from Thebes to Axum; and although Queen Hatshepsut's memory was defaced at Thebes and Deir El-Bahari (which I have visited), she was, and still is, revered in Axum, her place of birth. RS] "The Queen of the South shall rise up in judgement with the men of this generation and shall condemn them." Her enigmatic figure had gathered round itself a tangle of fantastic legends, many of which are reproduced in the Koran. Her dominions had already in the first century A.D. been located by Josephus in Egypt and Ethiopia. Senmut, whose dazzling achievement in the conception and construction of Hatshepsut's funerary temple in the great bay in the cliffs on the western side of the river, opposite Karnak at Thebes, appears to us now to have been as much the inspiration of passionate love for his Queen as it was the most perfect expression in stone of the Egyptian religious ethos (Maatkare) 1473-1458 B.C. 18th Dynasty Hatshepsut, the fifth ruler of the 18th Dynasty, was the daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose. As was common in royal families, she married her half-brother, Thutmose II, who had a son, Thutmose III, by a minor wife. When Thutmose II died in 1479 B.C. his son, Thutmose III, was appointed heir. However, Hatshepsut was appointed regent due to the boy's young age. They ruled jointly until 1473 when she declared herself pharaoh. Dressed in men’s attire, Hatshepsut administered affairs of the nation, with the full support of the high priest of Amun, Hapuseneb and other officials. When she built her magnificent temple at Deir el Bahari in Thebes she made reliefs of her divine birth as the daughter of Amun. Hatshepsut disappeared in 1458 B.C. when Thutmose III, wishing to reclaim the throne, led a revolt. Thutmose had her shrines, statues and reliefs mutilated. Inscriptions at the temple say: When you rest in your building where your beauties are worshiped, Amen-Ra, the Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands, give Hatshepsut Ma'at-ka-Ra life, duration and happiness. For you she has made this building fine, great, pure and lasting... It most certainly is lasting. Her temple was filled with many beautiful scenes that prove herself as Pharaoh. There was even some reference to military activity at the temple, even though she is often portrayed as a peaceful queen. She did, in fact, have some conquest, like the rest of her seemingly war-loving family. This refers to a campaign in Nubia. She even sent Thothmose III out with the army, on various campaigns (many of which little is known at all!). One inscription even says that Hatshepsut herself led one of her Nubian campaigns. The inscription at Setet Island (Sehel Island) suggest that Ty, the treasurer of Lower Egypt, went into battle under Hatshepsut herself. She had to prove herself as a warrior Pharaoh to her people. It also depicts her expedition to the Land of Punt. The Expedition to Punt Hatshepsut ordered a trading expedition, her ships reaching the Land of Punt (perhaps to present day Somalia), as commanded by the god Amen-Ra. This was a land rich in products Egyptians desired - myrrh, frankincense, woods, sweet-smelling resin, ivory, spices, gold, ebony, ivory and aromatic trees. Even animals and fish, many of which can be identified today. There are also reliefs of the homes and people of Punt. The huts of the people, and the native flora, resemble the huts of the Toquls (according to some) near Somalia. The fish and other animals are not natives of Egypt, leading to evidence that Hatshepsut's people had actually visited such a place. Even the people are shown - the most obvious of the people, though, would have to be the ruler of Punt's wife - she is depicted as an obese woman. But their outfits and the fashion shown of the people seem to describe the ancient peoples of Somali. The chief and his wife, quoted on Hatshepsut's mortuary temple, say: How have you arrived at this land unknown to the men of Egypt? Have you come down from the roads of the Heavens? Or have you navigated the sea of Ta-nuter? You must have followed the path of the sun. As for the King of Egypt, there is no road which is inaccessible to His Majesty; we live by the breath he grants to us. On the return of the expedition, Hatshepsut held a procession to the Temple of Amen-Ra, where her inscriptions stated that the god himself, and Hathor (Lady of Punt), guided the expedition to the new lands. After the appropriate sacrifices had been made, tributes from the Land of Punt were transferred to the temple. She recorded this on the walls of her temple at Deir el-Bahri, and many of the scenes can still be seen today. (Unfortunately many were damaged or destroyed when someone - most likely Thothmose III - tried to erase her name and image from every monument that may have had her name.) Though this seems a little drastic, there was obviously bitter feelings against Hatshepsut. No-one knows if she was murdered, died or retired from politics to let Thothmose III and her second daughter rule, but she disappeared when Thothmose III became Pharaoh in his own right. Her body has not been positively identified, so it is difficult to prove one way or another. There are a mummies that are a good candidates to be the pharaoh herself, though. An elder woman found in the cache of Amenhotep II; the second female mummy found in the tomb of Hatshepsut's nurse, Sitra-In; and a female mummy found in a cache of mummies along with Hatshepsut's canopic chest containing the remains of her liver. But, despite all the damage, the people of today still know of Egypt's first female Pharaoh - Hatshepsut. Senmut’s Tomb Senmut was the vizier to queen Hatshepsut and also the calendar registrar of Egypt, during the 18th dynasty (16th c. BCE). He was also chief architect of Queen Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh’s funeral mortuary temple near the Valley of the Kings. According to A. Pogo, on the ceiling panel of this architect’s tomb, it “displays the celestial heavens including the zodiac and other constellation. The strange thing is the southern sky shows the constellations in ‘a reversed orientation.” (A. Pogo, “The Astronomical Ceiling Decoration in the Tomb of Senmut (XVIIIth Dynasty),” Isis (1930). P. 306 as quoted by Velikovsky in World’s in Collision, p. 127) This star-map actually describes a planetary conjunction in which the planet position is defined to a certain sector of the sky, plus a solar eclipse. As such, precise astronomical calculation can date this map to the date, May, 1534 BCE (Ove von Spaeth, “Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map, International Journal of the History of Science, Centaurus, vol 42:3 (2000):159-179) The Astronomical Ceiling of Senmut’s Tomb Whereas Emmanuel Velikovsky identified Queen Hatshepsut as the Queen of Sheba who came to visit King Solomon, internationally recognized former head of the School of Archeology at Andrew University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Dr. Gearty, believes that a firm case can be made that Queen Hatshepsut was the foster mother of the prince apparent to the Pharaoh of Egypt, Moses. Upon the exile of Moses and the death of Queen Hatshepsut, the nephew Thutmos III, a mighty Pharaoh in history became the Pharaoh that put the Israelites into bondage. Plato: “I mean the change in the rising and the setting of the sun and the other heavenly bodies, how in those times they used to set in the quarter where they now rise, and used to rise where they now set”….”at certain periods the universe has in present circular motion, and at other periods it revolved in the reverse direction….Of all the changes which take place in the heavens this reversal is the greatest and the most complete.” (Plato, The Statesman or Politicus (trans. H.N. Flowler, 1925) p. 49, 53) [/quote]
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