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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Did they really do this? Reply with quote

I was recently reading a book that is newly published by a friend of mine, it's set in the time of Atenism and mostly deals with one of the pharaoh's wives ...
But in the first chapter, she has the MC mention reading the defiled walls of a temple to Bastet in which, according to the partially damaged hieroglyphs where the name of the goddess and her offspring were chipped out, they "offered up the virginity of young girls".

In all my years of passive research, I've never heard of such a thing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pure fiction
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I thought.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand what you mean by "offer up the virginity of young girls". This could sound like a pygmy ceremony where the kids who have become of age get together in a festival to be wed. Or it could sound like a human sacrifice which evidence shows has happened only in the first dynasty at Abydos when the kings died, their servants were sacrificed and were buried with their king. There is also a possibility of it having occurred in Naqada, but we do not know for certain.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a solid knowledge of this web site helped me a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you read this information from?
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