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PostSubject: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:15 pm

From the trusty Fox News, a Baboon God?

Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins
Published December 16, 2010 | FoxNews.com


Two statuary fragments recently uncovered at the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III in Luxor. On the left is the head of the baboon god, Hapi, and on the right are the legs of another red granite statue.


Archaeologists have discovered fragments of a statue of a pharaoh and an ancient god during a routine excavation at what was once the largest temple in ancient Egypt, culture minister Farouk Hosni said on Thursday.
According to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the fragments -- the legs of King Amenhotep III and a bust of the god Hapi depicted as a baboon -- were uncovered in the ruins of Amenhotep’s mortuary temple on the west bank of Luxor, Upper Egypt.
Work has been ongoing to uncover the ruins of the once powerful king’s funerary complex, the largest of its kind before it collapsed over 2,000 years ago during the Late Period. Although the blocks were reused in the construction of other temples, it is believed that the northern side of the temple served as a burial spot for broken.
"Because the statuary were ritually significant, they could not be destroyed," said antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, who headed the excavation.
"The excavation team is still digging to find fragments of the double statue. It is the first of its kind as it depicts the king seated with the god Hapi, one of the four sons of Horus, beside him."
In the last two years, five double statues of King Amenhotep III accompanied by the deities: Re-Horakhti, Khepri, Horus, and Hapi have been found.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/16/egypt-statue-discovered-ancient-ruins/




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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:28 pm

lol!

the original ass kisser????????????????????

i had a doberman that i called Hapi..
he was a great dog and loved to steal peppers

i think the double statues were depicting that he was on one side man and on another side a god..
since there were five found that covers horus and all 4 of his sons...
infering that Amenhotep was all of them..

but who really knows..

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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:56 pm

I know this is showing my lack of general knowledge, but baboons were in that part of Egypt back then is that right. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:00 pm

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The Baboons and Monkeys of Ancient Egypt
by Royce Hiller



In ancient Egypt, baboons and monkeys often play a significant and mysterious role in religion and elsewhere. This somehow seems strange, as there are certainly no native monkeys or baboons to Egypt, nor have there been for some time stretching back to antiquity. However, it is clear that prehistoric Egyptians of the fourth millennium BC were familiar with monkeys, including the imposing and dangerous baboons and the African long-tailed monkey. Since that time, they have held a permanent place in ancient Egyptian religion as one of the more important animal forms into which the gods might be transformed. Also the very word "baboon" may be derived from ancient Egypt, perhaps from a linguistic root that characterized its sexual activities.

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

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PostSubject: Re: Baboon God Statue Found in Ancient Egyptian Ruins    Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:08 pm

I iz excited I get an A+ Wow. cheers I just wasn't sure hon.
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