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Huge monkey god statue found
Straits Times ^ | Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | AFP

Posted on 03/18/2010 8:08:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a colossal ancient statue of the pharaonic deity of wisdom, Thoth, in the shape of a baboon, the council of antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday.

The four-metre tall statue was discovered in four pieces along with two statues while workers were lowering ground waters beneath Luxor to help preserve the city's pharaonic temples, the statement said. It dates back to the 18th Dynasty, which ruled Egypt until 1292 BC.

'It is the first time that a statue of Thoth, depicting him as a monkey, of this magnitude has been discovered,' Mansur Boraik, head of pharaonic antiquities in Luxor, told AFP.

The statues were discovered near the temple of Amenhotep III, who ruled until 1372 BC.

Another statue, of which only the upper half was found, depicted the king and the sky god Horus, represented as a falcon, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said in the statement.

'The team also discovered an alabaster statue base that is expected to have been the base of one of Amenhotep III's statues,' he said.

A granite statue of the pharaoh Ramses III, who ruled about 3,000 years ago, was also found.

(Excerpt) Read more at straitstimes.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeology; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; thoth
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1 posted on 03/18/2010 8:08:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 03/18/2010 8:09:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv
IBTBOP.

(In before the Barack Obama pics.)

Cheers!

3 posted on 03/18/2010 8:10:04 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This thread will quickly receive some photos of a certain individual and might get pulled very soon!


4 posted on 03/18/2010 8:10:07 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: SunkenCiv

10...9...8...


5 posted on 03/18/2010 8:11:20 PM PDT by DouglasKC (Waiting for the picture....)
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To: DouglasKC

7,6,5...


6 posted on 03/18/2010 8:13:28 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: DouglasKC

Right turn Clyde...


7 posted on 03/18/2010 8:13:31 PM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: SunkenCiv

Wait a minute..I saw a movie...Charlton Heston..


8 posted on 03/18/2010 8:14:05 PM PDT by berdie (Hey, Bill Mahr...That's Mrs. Cracker to you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Finally they have found where (deleted) may have been (deleted).


9 posted on 03/18/2010 8:15:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ancient Darwinists.


10 posted on 03/18/2010 8:15:19 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: CommieCutter

Or maybe it’s Darwinians?


11 posted on 03/18/2010 8:15:50 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: SunkenCiv

I take it the monkey god is not the living God then.

Yahweh 1
Monkey god 0

Final score.


12 posted on 03/18/2010 8:16:38 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh darn, you all beat me to it. Great minds, etc.


13 posted on 03/18/2010 8:17:20 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Pavegunner72

I ain’t gonna do it...

http://www.hicktownpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/obama_monkey11.jpg


14 posted on 03/18/2010 8:17:58 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: SunkenCiv

They need to return it to the DNC. They’re probably wondering where it went.


15 posted on 03/18/2010 8:18:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How much did your congressman's vote go for? Mine got two bits. Her going price.)
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To: SunkenCiv
An inscription....

My name is Monkeymandias, king of monkey kings:
Look on my piles of bananas, ye Mighty, and despair!
16 posted on 03/18/2010 8:19:49 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Pavegunner72; All

You guys are great. ILMAO. thanks


17 posted on 03/18/2010 8:20:08 PM PDT by Track9 (A good education is knowing what truly sets you free.. and then crushing liberals with it)
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To: DouglasKC

18 posted on 03/18/2010 8:21:35 PM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: SunkenCiv


19 posted on 03/18/2010 8:23:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: lurk

real pitchers’ duel there - wouldn’t have expected it so close


20 posted on 03/18/2010 8:24:35 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SunkenCiv

Anybody who would worship a monkey god is an as*****...


21 posted on 03/18/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: JoeProBono

They also might find a giant Statue of Liberty buried on the beach with a monkey face.

22 posted on 03/18/2010 8:26:01 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ok, so they describe it as colossal, but then don’t go on to give any measurements, or at least a picture. Seriously, what gives?


23 posted on 03/18/2010 8:26:26 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Huge monkey god statue found

Egypt? Is that where the Indonesians moved it to?

25 posted on 03/18/2010 8:27:49 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape! .....

26 posted on 03/18/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: JoeProBono

Cheers!

27 posted on 03/18/2010 8:44:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SunkenCiv

...From the New Kingdom onward, temple statues of baboons are somewhat common. They frequently appear to be squatting on a raised platform, often accessed by a flight of stairs. In the Hermopolis of Middle Egypt, giant quartzite baboons belonging to the reign of Amenhotep III were found. These may have originally been grouped around a sacred lake. Other large statues of monkeys once stood in the entrance areas to the animal cemeteries. In the temple of Babylon in Old Cairo, a statue of a green monkey once stood in the forecourt as the town god...

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/baboons.htm

28 posted on 03/18/2010 8:47:02 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: SunkenCiv

No comment.


29 posted on 03/18/2010 8:47:21 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: SunkenCiv
“And Thoth spake and said, ‘Touch my monkey! Love him!’”
30 posted on 03/18/2010 8:50:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SunkenCiv

“Huge monkey god statue found” -
“Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a colossal ancient statue of the pharaonic deity of wisdom, Thoth, in the shape of a baboon, which send tingles down the archaeologists` legs.”


31 posted on 03/18/2010 8:51:26 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: SunkenCiv
You know I wonder if we are all getting it wrong and they were simply statues in reverence for their most useful livestock. We just have to find out what great use they put the monkeys to in their society...

Perhaps they trained the monkeys to bring back forage to share with the sick and hungry of the ancient city?

32 posted on 03/18/2010 8:58:35 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought Thoth had the head of an Ibis or stork...


33 posted on 03/18/2010 9:00:03 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: grey_whiskers

34 posted on 03/18/2010 9:04:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Grizzled Bear
This thread will quickly receive some photos of a certain individual and might get pulled very soon!

Yeah, some folks think comparing Harry Reid to a babboon, which he is, is offensive...

35 posted on 03/18/2010 9:06:42 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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36 posted on 03/18/2010 9:07:55 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I used to watch that when I was like 10.


37 posted on 03/18/2010 9:08:27 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

The dvds are going on sale in June ;-)


38 posted on 03/18/2010 9:12:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: eclecticEel
Ok, so they describe it as colossal, but then don’t go on to give any measurements, or at least a picture. Seriously, what gives?

"The four-metre tall statue ..."

So, a little over 13 ft. high.

39 posted on 03/18/2010 9:55:19 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Cvengr

See? Even many years in the distant 'future,' knuckle-dragging liberals will still be trying to muzzle conservative speech...

40 posted on 03/18/2010 10:11:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SunkenCiv
It's amazing how very stupid people can become when they leave off worshiping the true and living LORD. Worshiping the work of your own hands???!!!! Soon our oh so intelligent people of the world will worship the antiChrist. Then what will the atheists and agnostics do? Perish or bow. If they gain their senses they will bow to The Living LORD even if their heads are sliced off by the antiChrist.
41 posted on 03/18/2010 10:53:35 PM PDT by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFN6agkNnQ


42 posted on 03/19/2010 5:12:08 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: SunkenCiv

They can keep the ape statue, let me know when they find this.

43 posted on 03/19/2010 5:14:58 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: SunkenCiv

I love it when an article about something unique, antique, and interesting artifact contains no picture of said artifact.

Journalism is dead.


44 posted on 03/19/2010 6:01:31 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: Bellflower

Are you even aware that this monkey god statue was created around 1300 years BEFORE CHRIST? Good grief.


45 posted on 03/19/2010 6:52:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Constitution Day

Was that before or after Noah was feeding the triceratops on the ark?


46 posted on 03/19/2010 6:56:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Constitution Day
Are you even aware that this monkey god statue was created around 1300 years BEFORE CHRIST? Good grief.

Are you even aware that God made Himself known 6000 years before Christ?

47 posted on 03/19/2010 7:02:39 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!!

Maybe Noah had a bunch of dinosaurs on the Ark, but the T-Rex went on a feeding frenzy. Yeah, that’s it!


48 posted on 03/19/2010 7:02:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: ShadowAce

She was talking about Christ. So shove off.


49 posted on 03/19/2010 7:03:15 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: Constitution Day

Raptor, rapture... what’s the diff?


50 posted on 03/19/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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