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The mummie of Erodoto

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: The mummie of Erodoto Reply with quote

THE MUMMIE OF ERODOTO: POOR AND THE WOMEN ” Your opinions Cases of necrofilia on the sides of the Nilo When a Pharaoh died, there was lugubre the custom to execute all the personal slaves of the monarch so that they continued lend while still alive also from dead same servigi that them contraddistinguevano. Naturally, for costoro the imbalsamazione it was the much fastest one and imprecisa: 87. 1Gli imbalsamatori they instead prepare therefore those that, in order to avoid a great expense prefer one intermediate solution: 2 create an ointment from the cedar, of it fill up the clisteri and with these farciscono the interstices of the dead man, without to cut it neither sventrar it. Then, having introduced the liquid for anale way and preventing that lathes behind, leave it mummificare the necessary time. 3Questo ointment has a such power that it pushes outside viscere and the interiora liquified. ; instead the nitro it dissolves the meats and remain only the skin and the boneses of the dead man. When they have concluded the job, they give back the dead man to the committenti and of it they do not take care more The botanists will agree with me that neither the cedar neither the juniper (join to you in the Greek language with the term kedroò) have similar powers corroded to you. Much more probably, the ointment described in this understood served it to slow down the decomposition of the body until the corpse essiccato. Particular Erodoto scorda then the most important one: the bende!!!!! 88Il third type of imbalsamazione, that it concerns the nullatenenti, is this: after to have taken the grease out of them to viscere with a rake, they leave essiccare for seventy days and more thought is not given any Passes hour to the part cruenta: the under-age ones do not read, please 89. 1Gli Egizi does not send endured to a mummificazione the mogli of the VIP, when they die, neither the women good looking aspect or of a sure prestige, but only when they become putride of three and four days, solo then makes them to reach the imbalsamatori 2 and they make that for this reason: because the imbalsamatori are not useful sexually for those women. One tells that a such one has been uncovered while it was combined to the still warm corpse of a woman and that she has been a colleague to make the delation Not rinnegate your egittofili interest, friends: probably this of the stupri was a gossip of the Greeks and the delays, also attest to you, had had to an intense workload for the impagliatori. In these cases, the feminine corpses were procrastinati. Idea Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Greeks provided us with most of the detailed information we know about Egyptian mummification, especially noted Classical writes such as Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, Plutarch, and Porphyry. Herodotus was probably the most detailed but in his Histories he did caution the reader to be wary of what he reported because he evidently wasn't convinced that everything he learned was on the up-and-up. And it was Herodotus who left us with the unsettling "fact" about necrophilia: how the bodies of upper-class females were left to putrefy for a bit so the embalmers wouldn't find them quite so attractive.

Yuck. confused2

Personally I don't know that we need to take this seriously. It runs counter to the precept of an ideal mummification so favored by the wealthy and nobles and royals, so I've always doubted it. But who can know for certain, right?

We have to examine the writings of all of these Classical historians to arrive at a synthesis of how we think Egyptian mummification was carried out--until that day when possibly an Egyptian text is unearthed that reveals unequivocal facts. None of these writers left us a full account. For example, Porphyry was the only one of them to record that the organs were placed in canopics.

Bob Brier's mummification experiment in 1994 went a long way to proving that these Classical writers got a lot of it right, but without a purely Egyptian source we can never be 100% certain.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You perfectly have reason to doubt of these historians… According to me between Erodoto, Diodoro, Plutarco and Porfirio, just Erodoto is the historian who goes taken little in consideration! The egittologia students say that what has written does not have of the sure foundations!!! pyramids pharaoheyes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ewww, that thing about the female mummies' bits...I don't believe it either. Were the Egyptians really into necrophilia? Shocked It doesn't seem likely since they respected the dead, didn't they?

Wait a minute...you're saying there are NO Egyptian accounts on mummification? Not even a how-to manual?
Maybe it was one of those big secrets passed down to 'initiates'?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact it is absurd to think that in bottom the egizi antichi practiced rituals of human sacrifices. As you with justice say also… Pack-saddles single to stop themselves and to think next to the cure and the time that put to us in order to prepare the body affinchè to potessere dignitosamente to face the travel in the afterlife, than this it says indeed all!!! They had the maximum respect for the dead men and not creed that their religion was in compliance with the practical one of in how much had also one total venerazione for the animals… human sacrifices. emhotep Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wait a minute...you're saying there are NO Egyptian accounts on mummification? Not even a how-to manual?


It's particularly the How-to Manual that we'd love to find because no such thing exists from ancient Egypt. The most we have are receipts for and references to embalming materials and the occasional tomb inscription mentioning things like "You've had your seventy days of embalming..." There are also tomb paintings that hint at various procedures, but all in all the Egyptians left us with a big mystery, which is why we've had to rely on accounts from Classical writers like Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus.
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