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Monumental Statue Of Black Egyptian Pharaoh Found [ Taharqa of 25th Dynasty ]
Digital Journal ^ | Saturday, January 2, 2010 | Christopher Szabo

Posted on 01/03/2010 11:35:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Archaeologists have discovered a monumental statue of an ancient black Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian 25th Dynasty in Dangeil, Sudan, about 350 kilometres northeast of the capital, Khartoum. The granite statue of the warrior pharaoh Taharqa weighs one ton, according to its discoverer, Dr Caroline Rocheleau of the North Carolina Museum of Art... The statues of two other Nubian pharaohs were also discovered... Taharqa was ruler of both Egypt and Nubia (Kush) during the 25th Dynasty, which was based in Nubia, which had a long history of pyramid building, apparently independent of Egypt. His reign is dated from 690 BC to 664 BC. The pharaoh is mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Kings under the name "Tirhakah." [e.g. 2 Kings 19:9] "Kush" refers to areas south of Egypt, including Nubia... Eventually, King Essrhaddon of Assyria would defeat Pharaoh Taharqa, who continued to rule in Nubia, despite his defeat. The little-known 25th Dynasty produced striking statues and paintings of its black rulers, as well as of their restoration of a declining Egyptian civilisation. Modern-day Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt, a reflection both of the ancient Nubian culture and the later civilisation of Meroe.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 25thdynasty; ancientegypt; archaeology; blackpharaohs; catastrophism; centuriesofdarkness; godsgravesglyphs; history; nikoskokkinos; peterjames; robertmorkot; statue; taharqa; tirhakah

1 posted on 01/03/2010 11:35:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 01/03/2010 11:36:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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http://wysinger.homestead.com/kingtaharqa.html


3 posted on 01/03/2010 11:36:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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The Black Pharaohs The Black Pharaohs:
Egypt's Nubian Rulers

by Robert G. Morkot

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4 posted on 01/03/2010 11:38:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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[from the hard drive, apparently never posted]

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/p/papyrus_letter_to_paiankh.aspx

Papyrus letter to Paiankh

From Thebes, Egypt

Late New Kingdom, around 1080 BC

‘Uncover a tomb among the ancient tombs and preserve its seal until I return’

A large number of papyri were found in Western Thebes in the nineteenth century. They are known collectively as the ‘Late Ramesside letters’. The letters mostly relate to the last years of the reign of Ramesses XI (1126-1108 BC), and onwards to the end of the New Kingdom (around 1086 BC). They come from the family archive of the scribe Djehutymose (known as Tjaroy) and his son Butehamun, who worked in the royal necropolis and lived in the village at Medinet Habu.

The general Paiankh was the most powerful man in Thebes. However, for much of this time he was in Nubia, fighting Panehsy, the former viceroy, who had turned against the crown of Egypt in about 1090 BC. It is unlikely that Paiankh succeeded in controlling Panehsy, since Nubia was soon lost to Egypt, though the general probably managed to keep Panehsy from harassing Thebes.

The letter opens in the typical fashion of ancient Egyptian letters, with a long passage of formal greetings before turning to business. It then relates several tasks which Paiankh has asked Butehamun to do, and his response. One says ‘Uncover a tomb among the ancient tombs and preserve its seal until I return’. This might be a reference to Paiankh opening the tombs of the earlier kings and stripping them of their wealth to pay for his campaigns. As with so many letters and documents from ancient Egypt, its true meaning is cryptic; both the sender and recipient knew exactly what was meant, though we may not.

E.F.Wente, Letters from Ancient Egypt (Atlanta, Scholars Press, 1990)


5 posted on 01/03/2010 11:40:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: SunkenCiv

6 posted on 01/03/2010 11:42:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s very interesting. Thanks for posting it. I really do wish they’d have more photos of these things.


7 posted on 01/03/2010 11:48:29 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: SunkenCiv

So? These people are Africans, most Africans are dark skinned. What does that even mean “black”?


8 posted on 01/03/2010 11:51:59 AM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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9 posted on 01/03/2010 11:53:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: svcw

The 25th or Nubian dynasty was unusual in that it was black African; in pharaonic times the Egyptians portrayed different ethnic groups in their art, and black Africans are shown as black. Egyptian men are generally red-brown, Egyptian women generally very light-skinned.


10 posted on 01/03/2010 11:55:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: JoeProBono

:’)


11 posted on 01/03/2010 11:56:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: McGavin999

Yeah, the statue isn’t all that big by comparison with the really large stuff from ancient Egypt, but it would still be nice. Caroline Rocheleau doesn’t seem to have posted pics on her ‘blog or anywhere else.

http://thessea.org/columns.php?articleID=54


12 posted on 01/03/2010 12:00:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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whoops.

http://thessea.org/columns.php?articleID=54

[snip] Taharqo, Senkamanisken and Aspelta at Dangeil. Wow! The statues are broken at the neck, the knees and the ankles, and we have various body parts for each statue. Both Taharqo and Senkamanisken have great muscular bodies with an inscribed back pillar (Taharqo is more than life-size and weighs over one ton) and lovely feet on the statue base, but we are missing their heads and their lower legs. As for Aspelta, it completely the opposite: we have his beautiful head, lower legs and his feet, but not his body. At present, the head is identified as Aspelta’s purely on its resemblance to the statues of Aspelta at Barkal and Dukki Gel.

We also have a small statue of a Meroitic queen, possibly the Kandake Amanitore. [unsnip]


13 posted on 01/03/2010 12:03:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: JoeProBono
Dangeil image search:
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14 posted on 01/03/2010 12:04:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that Bahraqa?


15 posted on 01/03/2010 12:05:32 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: svcw

Probably to differentiate from the North Africans, who are generally lighter-skinned.


16 posted on 01/03/2010 12:07:43 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: svcw
It means "African American" which means they invented everything, which means we owe them everything, which means an affirmative action president.

Side note: Once word gets out to the city-zens, get ready for the next re-write of history.
17 posted on 01/03/2010 12:09:06 PM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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That I agree with. I am sick to death of everything of import according to liberals emanating from homosexuals and black slaves.
18 posted on 01/03/2010 12:17:09 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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I suppose you are correct. Have South African friends who are towheads and one from Tanisha who is blond and green eyed. When they say they are African boy does the sh!t fly. All conservative so they get great pleasure in telling people they are truly African American.
19 posted on 01/03/2010 12:20:07 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: svcw

LOL! That’s great. It must be fun to check the “Race” box on applications and surveys.


20 posted on 01/03/2010 12:23:02 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: JoeProBono

Thank you Joe, but we need more flappy ears here.


21 posted on 01/03/2010 12:26:00 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: JoeProBono

i’m starting to believe that the Zer0 truly is Nyarlathotep...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

he is described as a “tall, swarthy man” who resembles an Egyptian pharaoh who wanders the earth, seemingly gathering legions of followers through his demonstrations of strange and seemingly magical instruments, the narrator of the story among them. These followers lose awareness of the world around them, and through the narrator’s increasingly unreliable accounts the reader gets a sense of the world’s utter collapse. The story ends with the narrator as part of an army of servants for Nyarlathotep.

22 posted on 01/03/2010 12:53:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JoeProBono
The Mummy: Usurper's Curse Resurrected

23 posted on 01/03/2010 1:33:28 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: svcw
Black here means Nubian...usually they only traded or warred with Egypt, but at one point when Egypt was in Chaos, the Nubian leader took the place over.

Check out Bob Brier's lectures on it.

24 posted on 01/09/2010 6:37:59 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: JoeProBono

Pharobama!

Good work.


25 posted on 01/09/2010 6:40:30 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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26 posted on 03/10/2010 4:01:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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25th dynasty, Egyptians were about as Egyptian as the Maltese are Maltese, or the Sicilians Italian. Even in the 18th, the great royal wife of Amenhotep III was distinctly negroid, and a commoner too, which suggests that Egypt readily absorbed other ethnic types even in the nobility. Well before that, the Hyksos arrived and mingled, and they are thought to have been a semitic people.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 7:19:36 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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