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King of the Wild Frontier (Hyksos art and architecture in the Sinai)
Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | 2005 | Nevine El-Aref

Posted on 08/15/2005 7:33:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A team of archaeologists digging at Tel-Habuwa, near the town of Qantara East and three kilometres east of the Suez Canal... chanced upon a cachet of limestone reliefs bearing names of two royal personalities and two seated statues of differing sizes. The larger statue is made of limestone and belongs to a yet unidentified personage, but from its size and features archaeologists believe that it could be a statue of Horus, the god of the city. In 2001 archaeologists unearthed remains of a mud-brick temple dedicated to this deity. The second is a headless limestone statue inscribed on the back with the name and title of its holder. This statue belongs to the person responsible for the Tharo gate during the Hyksos era... This latest discovery, however, proves that Tharo was built long before that, since the Hyksos took over it as a military base on Egypt's eastern border... Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities... believes that after the liberation from the Hyksos, the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom intentionally buried all the Hyksos structures within the structures of other buildings in order to obliterate the era of occupation. The newly unearthed limestone relief shows for the first time ever a princess named Tani, whose nationality and lineage is unknown. This princess, along with a prince named Nahsy, stand before the god Baneb-Jed... Beside the town of Habuwa are remains of dwellings, storehouses and administrative buildings dating back to the Hyksos and the New Kingdom periods, as well as a great many ovens for baking bread to feed a large number of soldiers.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: avaris; catastrophism; egypt; exodus; godsgravesglyphs; history; hyksos; letshavejerusalem; sinai; telhabuwa; tharu
East of the Canal, no surprise there.

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1 posted on 08/15/2005 7:33:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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After a week's hiatus, a topic about Egypt.

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2 posted on 08/15/2005 7:36:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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the newly-discovered limestone relief 11 - 17 August 2005, issue #755

3 posted on 08/15/2005 7:46:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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related, trust me.

The Argonaut Epos and Bronze Age Economic History
Economics Department, City College of New York | Revised May 14, 1999 | Morris Silver
Posted on 08/25/2004 10:30:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Franchthi Excavations: 17,000 Years of Greek Prehistory
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Posted on 08/22/2004 8:41:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
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The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
Dartmouth College | 1996 | faculty
Posted on 11/28/2004 7:29:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean
George Washington University | 1994 | Eric H. Cline
Posted on 08/28/2004 4:49:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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4 posted on 08/15/2005 8:55:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Al-Ahram obviously missed the mark. Everybody knows Davy Crockett was king of the wild frontier ;^)


5 posted on 08/15/2005 10:46:12 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Berosus
"I didn't see the Hyksos story, where is it?"
6 posted on 08/16/2005 6:44:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Dynasty 0 (Egyptian colonies in Canaan)
http://xoomer.virgilio.it/francescoraf/hesyra/Dynasty0-Raffaele_AH17.pdf | Francesco Raffaele
Posted on 11/27/2004 9:48:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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7 posted on 08/16/2005 8:29:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I remember Immanuel Velikovsky talking about a place in the Sinai called Tharu, where Horemheb exiled prisoners after cutting off their noses. He thought Tharu was another name for El-Arish. Could this discovered "Tharo" be the place?


8 posted on 08/16/2005 8:30:11 AM PDT by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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To: Berosus

Interestingly, it sounds like the gate itself is called Tharo, as in, the Tharo gate, suggesting one left through it on the way to Tharo (Tharu?). :')


9 posted on 08/16/2005 8:33:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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King Nahsi and Princess Tant of the Hyksos

10 posted on 08/16/2005 8:36:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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"The first citadel dates back to the age of the Hyksos (1603-1567 BC). Within the walls of the citadel there were found houses, store- houses, furnaces, and human remains, pottery from Cyprus and pottery from the age of the Hyksos."

http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=A2627_0_1_0_M


11 posted on 08/16/2005 8:39:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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sort of translated by Google.
First discovered of a temple pharaonic in the north of the Sinai
May 1999 EXCAVATIONS AND DISCOVERIES
An Egyptian archaeological mission has for the first time discovered a temple pharaonic in the north of the peninsula of the Sinai. The temple goes up with the New empire (1600-1200 before J.C.) and is dedicated to the Horus god. It is built out of stones dried on a surface of 2.400 m 2 and gathers twelve rooms. Constructions are characterized by the thickness of the walls which are 4 meters while that of the enclosing wall is ten meters. Statuettes of pharaonic divinities and sandy stone and black granite characters were discovered inside the temple by the mission which depends on CSA. Their number and their form were not specified.

According to CSA, this discovery defines the site of Tharo, strengthened city built by the former Egyptians at the entry of the military path, known under the name of Horus path, which connected Egypt to Palestine through the Sinai and consequently, determines the site of the entry Is of Egypt.

12 posted on 08/16/2005 8:48:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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13 posted on 07/17/2010 7:34:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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14 posted on 06/09/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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