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Headquarters of pharaohs' army found
REUTERS via. The Times of India ^ | 29 May 2008, 0023 hrs IST | REUTERS

Posted on 05/29/2008 8:48:44 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick

CAIRO: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what they say was the ancient headquarters of the pharaonic army guarding the northeastern borders of Egypt for more than 1,500 years, the government said on Wednesday.

The fortress and adjoining town, which they identify with the ancient place name Tharu, lies in the Sinai peninsula about 3km northeast of the modern town of Qantara, Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Abdel Maksoud said.

The town sat at the start of a military road joining the Nile Valley to the Levant, parts of which were under Egyptian control for much of the period, the government's Supreme Council for Antiquities said in a statement.

The archaeologists, led by Abdel Maksoud, have been working on forts along the road since 1986 but it was inscriptions found this year which clinched the identification, he said.

The inscriptions mention three Pharaohs — Tuthmosis II, who ruled from about 1512 BC and who built one of the military installations along the route, Seti I and Ramses II, who between them ruled Egypt from 1318 to 1237 BC, it added.

The site contains the remains of a mud-brick fortress dating from the time of Ramses II and measuring 500 metres by 250 metres, with towers four metres high, it said. "Initial studies at the site prove that this fort was the headquarters of the Egyptian army from the time of the New Kingdom until the Ptolemaic period," it said.

The New Kingdom began in about 1570 BC and the Ptolemaic period ended with the death of Cleopatra in the first century BC.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancient; army; avaris; catastrophism; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; hyksos; pharaoh; slowlybutsurely; tharu; workingtheirwayeast

1 posted on 05/29/2008 8:48:45 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Ping.


2 posted on 05/29/2008 8:49:04 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Why not say the Pharoh’s army...What’s this pharoaric bit??


3 posted on 05/29/2008 8:52:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: CarrotAndStick
measuring 500 metres by 250 metres

That's huge!!

4 posted on 05/29/2008 8:55:59 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Sacajaweau
"Why not say the Pharoh’s army...What’s this pharoaric bit??"

Sounds funnier.
It's a comedy thing.

5 posted on 05/29/2008 8:58:44 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sacajaweau
 

According to the dictionary...

 
 
Phar·aoh also phar·aoh  (fâr, fr)
n.
1. A king of ancient Egypt.
2. A tyrant.

[Middle English Pharao, from Late Latin Phara, from Greek, from Hebrew par', from Egyptian pr-'' : pr, house + '', great.]

Phara·onic (fâr-nk) adj.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pharaoh

 

6 posted on 05/29/2008 8:59:09 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
There's that crack Egyptian intelligence community in action.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/29/2008 9:20:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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8 posted on 05/29/2008 9:57:36 AM PDT by indcons
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To: CarrotAndStick
"the ancient headquarters of the pharaonic army guarding the northeastern borders of Egypt"

(Notpicking alert)...Not "Pharaoh's army"

9 posted on 05/29/2008 10:23:26 AM PDT by norton
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Battlements Found At Egypt’s Ancient East Gateway
Reuters | 6-30-2004
Posted on 07/01/2004 8:17:17 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1164080/posts

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1464082/posts

Massive Egyptian Fort Discovered
iAfrica | 7-23-2007
Posted on 07/23/2007 2:51:56 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1870451/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/avaris/index


10 posted on 05/29/2008 11:26:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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One of *those* topics. :') Slowly but surely, step by step, getting closer to the actual site. (':
 
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11 posted on 05/29/2008 11:29:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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12 posted on 05/29/2008 11:29:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Ancient History lesson for the day:

It is rumored that they found many gold and copper metal rings called ‘deben’ at the Pharonic army headquarters site. These ‘deben rings’ of ancient Egypt were supposedly used for trade like money.

That’s why the Pentagon sections are called ‘rings’ as in A-ring, B-ring to E-ring, etc. with the high class denizens of the E-Ring being able to ingeniously demonstrate a military procurement need and then authorize the most money for defense contracts.

‘Deben,’ of course, is where the word debenture comes from.


13 posted on 05/29/2008 12:41:18 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill

Hmm... interesting!


14 posted on 05/29/2008 12:52:08 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Didn’t Dr. Velikovsky say something about Tharu being near El-Arish? I think it had to do with Horemheb’s inscription about cutting criminals’ noses off and exiling them to Tharu.


15 posted on 05/29/2008 1:22:46 PM PDT by Berosus (Supports the troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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To: Berosus

Yep. Bietak claimed a site in the eastern delta of the Nile was Avaris, but I think he’s given up that view. More recent work has pushed the location further east all the time. My guess is, this is part of or stems from the public relations campaign by the “gyppos” (that’s the cool knock-name used in the HBO series “Rome”) to sell people on moving into the Sinai along that coastal canal.


16 posted on 05/29/2008 9:32:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: CarrotAndStick
Is Tharu also known as Succoth, from Exodus?

Thara = Succoth in Exodus

17 posted on 05/31/2008 2:22:04 PM PDT by BroJoeK (A little historical perspective....)
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To: BroJoeK; blam

I haven’t a clue. Blam might know...


18 posted on 05/31/2008 2:25:18 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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