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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hen or chicken (Gallus gallus) was not used in depictions of ancient Egyptian gods because it was introduced into Egypt rather late. Although there are many tomb-scenes of fowl and poultry dating back to the OK, the first unmistakeable representation of a rooster dates to a 19th Dynasty ostracon found by Howard Carter in the VoK. (1)

The horse was another late arrival.

Herodotus ( I: 78 ) wrote:
... the snake, they said, was the son of the earth, but the horse was an enemy and a foreigner.

Herodotus is alluding to a prophecy delivered in about 547 BCE by the priests of Apollo at Telmessus, in the area known as Lycia in what is now south-western Turkey, but the saying itself looks very Egyptian. ‘Son of the earth’ (z3 t3) is an Egyptian word for ‘snake,’ and we know that the horse only arrived in Egypt during the SIP, perhaps as late as just 250 years before the reign of Amenhotep III, whereas I believe they were found in Asia Minor much earlier.

Lycia is, in fact, in the area known as Arzawa in the Amarna Letters. It will be remembered that Amenhotep III formed a loose alliance with this state as a counterweight to the growing strength of the Hittites. (2) Could the relations between Egypt and Arzawa have developed strongly enough for an Egyptian saying to take root there, to be repeated by the priests of another religion a thousand years later?

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1. according to an article in Ancient Egypt Magazine (Vol.III Issue 1) about birds. See ancientegyptmagazine.com
2. Amarna Letters EA31(and EA32)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
They're fruity alright...



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