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Si-amun
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Random little facts Reply with quote

Does anyone know any useless little facts about Egypt that could be added to a story to add a bit more realist depth. Just something to make it feel more authentic than lots of other Egyptian stories (Christian Jacq! lol)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm.. Sekhmet said this a little bit ago, but there is actually a pyramid shaped mountain on top of the Valley of the Kings called Meretseger.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the annual flooding of the Nile, it was called "Isis crying". The actual water was known, at that time, as the "tears of Isis".
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy That is interesting!!
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Ramsekh
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read something like 'the cool breeze blowing from the north known as the Breath of Ra'. I've been using that in my stories.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When people died nobory said they 'died' instead they said they went 'west'


Dunno about anybody else but i think 'south' would be a more fitting direction!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

South would make it seem like they were going to Hell. lol, North maybe.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleopatra had a big nose.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.... Need to beat DM_28... Very Happy ..... Chariot Wheels were found in the Dead Sea that they thought might have been from the Exodus!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knew that. Razz Let's see...a more well known fact, the Egyptians once mobbed some Romans for killing a cat.
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Tadukhipa
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark_Meryetamun_28 wrote:
knew that. Razz Let's see...a more well known fact, the Egyptians once mobbed some Romans for killing a cat.


Little known fact: it has been theorized by some experts (aka me) that the reason they mobbed him wasn't so much because he killed a cat, but more because he was Roman. Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Horus-eye System" was used to indicate fractions.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A still born child was technically without a soul and often, if buried referred to only as "the Osiris" as without a soul it had no name.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes , like in the case of the thought to be daughters of Tutankhamun found in his tomb.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rameses III was probably named after Rameses II but was not related to him!

Thutmose I was not related to his predecessor Amenhotep I but was "adopted" by him.
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