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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:28 am 
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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 7:21 am 
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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 8:39 am 
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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 8:40 am 
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:D That is interesting!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:06 am 
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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 12:02 am 
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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 4:52 pm 
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South would make it seem like they were going to Hell. lol, North maybe.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:54 pm 
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Cleopatra had a big nose.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:56 pm 
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Hmm.... Need to beat DM_28... :D ..... 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 4:59 pm 
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knew that. :P Let's see...a more well known fact, the Egyptians once mobbed some Romans for killing a cat.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:47 pm 
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Dark_Meryetamun_28 wrote:
knew that. :P 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. :roll: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:43 am 
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The "Horus-eye System" was used to indicate fractions.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:45 pm 
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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 11:48 am 
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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 11:43 am 
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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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