Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images. Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids. The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak. She says she was amazed at how much she and her team has found. "We were very intensely doing this research for over a year. "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist," she said. The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's surface. Infra-red imaging was used to highlight different materials under the surface.
And she believes there are more antiquities to be discovered: Gods and Goddesses.
Egyptian Deities and Myths Compared to the Bible. There are few books that have caused as much controversy as the Holy Bible.
For centuries now, it has been regarded by many to be the "one true word of God". The writers of the Bible may have been human beings... but it is said that those writers had "divine inspiration" for their words. The birth of the Christ child, or Jesus, that comes to save mankind from damnation is told in both Matthew and Luke in the New Testament. It describes a child, born in the stables of an inn to a virgin... a child that would shed his blood for all of those who would otherwise be forever separated from God.
Mésopotamie. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.
Carte de la Mésopotamie avec les frontières des États modernes, l'ancien tracé du littoral du golfe Persique et les sites des grandes cités antiques. Elle comprend deux régions topographiques distinctes et remarquables: d'une part au nord (nord-est de la Syrie et le nord de l'Irak actuel) une région de plateaux, celle-ci étant une zone de cultures pluviales; et d'autre par au sud, une région de plaines où l'on pratique une agriculture reposant exclusivement sur l'irrigation. L'ensemble des historiens et des archéologues contemporains s'accorderaient à dire que les Mésopotamiens sont à l'origine de l'écriture. Ils utilisaient un système de signes qualifiés de « pictogrammes »; plus tard, aux alentours du IVème siècle, les mésopotamiens - qui étaient alors des sumériens et akkadiens - eurent l'usage des signes « cunéiformes » (du latin cuneus, i, m : le coin). Géographie[modifier | modifier le code] Chronologie[modifier | modifier le code]
Osiris myth. From right to left: Isis, her husband Osiris, and their son Horus, the protagonists of the Osiris myth, in a Twenty-second Dynasty statuette The Osiris myth reached its basic form in or before the 24th century BCE.
Many of its elements originated in religious ideas, but the conflict between Horus and Set may have been partly inspired by a regional struggle in Egypt's early history or prehistory. Scholars have tried to discern the exact nature of the events that gave rise to the story, but they have reached no definitive conclusions. Parts of the myth appear in a wide variety of Egyptian texts, from funerary texts and magical spells to short stories. The story is, therefore, more detailed and more cohesive than any other ancient Egyptian myth. Sources Other types of religious texts give evidence for the myth, such as two Middle Kingdom texts, the Dramatic Ramesseum Papyrus, and the Ikhernofret Stela. Rituals in honor of Osiris are another major source of information. Synopsis Isis (God of nature and magic,Ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of ) Temple of Isis in Philae, Egypt Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely "Aset" or "Iset") is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world.
Nephthys. Etymology Nephthys - Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Nephthys is the Greek form of an epithet (transliterated as Nebet-het, and Nebt-het, from Egyptian hieroglyphs).The origin of the goddess Nephthys is unclear but the literal translation of her name is usually given as "Lady of the House," which has caused some to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a "housewife," or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household.
This is a pervasive error repeated in many commentaries concerning this deity. Nut (goddess) Nut (/nʌt/ or /nuːt/) or Neuth (/nuːθ/ or /njuːθ/; also spelled Nuit or Newet) was the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of Egyptian mythology.
She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth, or as a cow. Great goddess Nut with her wings stretched across a coffin A sacred symbol of Nut was the ladder, used by Osiris to enter her heavenly skies.