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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:32 am 
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Hey, I know this is probably a really dumb question but i was watching the Mummy Returns and i was wondering if women really could learn to use weapons like that.....i was just thinking maybe if there fathers/brothers/husbands let them....well, anyway....hope to hear from you..


also, what kind of weapons did they have?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:13 pm 
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If they women of Egypt were anything like the women of other past cultares, i doubt they even knew how to throw a punch.


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Re: Hey...just wondering...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:10 am 
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NeferetIsis wrote:
Hey, I know this is probably a really dumb question but i was watching the Mummy Returns and i was wondering if women really could learn to use weapons like that.....i was just thinking maybe if there fathers/brothers/husbands let them....well, anyway....hope to hear from you..


also, what kind of weapons did they have?


Hi NeferetIsis, It isn't a dumb question it has been asked before. :) Egyptian culture gave women unheard of rights before the law. However there was a real seperation of what men and women did. In the case of war, men went, women stayed home.
There are no documented cases of Egyptian warrior women. In it's 3,000 year history there is only one known woman who might have taken up arms. Queen Atthotep I, mother of the founder of the 18th Dynasty. Pharaoh Ahmose makes the claim that his mother after the death of her husband( the only Pharaoh known to have died in battle). Took up arms against the Hyskos and continued the fight. She is also the only woman, known to be buried with the Egyptian Gold Fly. An award normally won for showing personal valor against an enemy on the field of battle.
Hapsheput, Tiye, and Nefertiti all of the 18th Dynasty line that Queen Atthotep founded. Are shown as defeating enemies or make claims to have done so.
Not really surprising they would make such claims being of that bloodline. There is no actual proof of any of these latter queens leading armies, or stomping down Egypt's enemies.
The puzzle that Atthotep creates, is did she, or didn't she? Isn't helped in that she doesn't make the claim. Her son did!

What weapons did Egyptian have? Javlins (a weapon in between a spear, and sword), spears, a wicked looking sword that resembled a harvesters sickle, knives, sling shots, bows and arrows, and sticks. The long fighting sword didn't make its appearence into Egypt until the reign of Merenptah (19th Dynasty). The Egyptians also had armor made of and decorated with cattle, crocodile, hippo hides, and turtle shell.
Pharaoh Tutankhamun supposedly had armor made of linked gold.

Hand to hand combat which was in the movie, didn't really exist in ancient Egypt. Warfare was mostly fought at a distance with warriors favoring javlins, bows, sling shots, spears, and sticks. If you looked at a pre-Merenptah sword you would understand. It was not a very effective sword, it looked far worse than it really was.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:05 am 
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Don't forget the infamous mace, which many inscriptions of Kings can be seen smiting their enemies with.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:28 am 
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:D thanx.....another question...isnt the Hall of Records in the Sphinx supposed to be connected with Atlantis? that it is supposed to be like the almighty history?

thanx again for answering my question....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:33 pm 
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Supposedly the Hall of Reccords is a hidden chamber somewhere under the Sphinx, and contains the reccoreds of the past, present, and future of humanity. The idea was first made popular by readings from Edgar Cacey, a famous psychic.

I'm sure you can find a lot more on the web about it, but it's mostly not from an Egyptology oriented point of view, mostly metaphysical/spiritual/psychic. If you ask me, it's all a giant metaphor.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:16 pm 
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If that was actually true, Im sure we wouldve found some kind of evidence of it...


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the "hidden halls" under the sphnix
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 2:20 pm 
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The idea of halls, or rooms full of papyrii under the Sphnix has been around for some time, probably since Cayce's statement that the halls would be discovered in 2002. Guess what? They weren't. After a long renovation, the SCA (supreme Coucil of Archaeology) announced that after a thorough exmination of the Sphnix and its surrounding territory, there wer no unexplored rooms or corridors beneath or around the Sphnix.
Another wild idea bites the dust!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:44 pm 
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*Busts out a Queen song* Another one bites the dust!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:25 am 
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I always think that the Sphinx is the wrong place. Anything like a Hall of records would have been associated with a major temple, probably at Heliopolis, Memphis or Thebes. Why bury the whole of recorded humanity out by the tombs away from the seats of learning?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:17 am 
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Adn the Sphinx has water damage that suggests it might be thousands of years older than its time. If the Sphinx was built over the Hall of Records, than that would have water damage too, and depending what was in it, It might have been destryoed.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:19 am 
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:) I believe that there is nothing under the Sphinx. I mean I think they would have found it by now.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:50 am 
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I read or heard somewhere that there was either a temple or writing under the sphinx. But no one can find out because the stupid government doesn't care for the history they just want the money.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:23 pm 
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Well , I watched a show recently that said that they have checked and they believe that nothing is under the Sphinx.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:55 pm 
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How can they tell? WHy don't they just move the slab in fornt of the sphinx and find out?


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