The Land of Kemet - Ancient Egypt
Egyptians Called Their Home Kemet, meaning "The Black Land". They Also Used Ta Mery "The Beautiful Land". Egypt is Home to One of the Oldest Continuous Cultures in the World.
A shrine (known as the White Chapel) with fine, high quality reliefs of Senusret I, was built at Karnak to commemorate his Year 30 jubilee. It has subsequently been successfully reconstructed from various stone blocks discovered by Henri Chevrier in 1926. Finally, Senusret remodeled the Temple of Khenti-Amentiu Osiris at Abydos, among his other major building projects.
Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs, Alexandria, Egypt-- Kom el-Shuqafa (catacombs) are a marvel of technology and art. Built in the late 1st century AD, the Kom el-Shuqafa (literally means "Mound of Shards") is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. Since the catacombs were built to house more than 300 dead notables, there are plenty of tombs to explore as well as a banqueting hall. Many of the rooms display a unique fusion of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman decorative artwork.
According to Egyptian creation myth, it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. Both the blue and white varieties were used in medicinal preparations. In mathematics, the lotus hieroglyph symbolized the number one-thousand. It is also symbolic of Upper Egypt and represents the resurrection of Isis.
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed two 5,000-year-old wooden statues, complete with gold wrapping paper and precious lapis lazuli stones as striking blue eyes, dated from Egypt's pre-dynastic era (3,700-3,200 BC), before the age of pharaohs, the oldest such artifacts ever found. 1005685_10153097909045467_285121009_n.jpg (403×403)
During his excavations of the Osiris Shaft in 1999, Dr. Hawass found the remains of four pillars surrounded by a wall. Inside the pillared area was part of a large, granite sarcophagus with the lid thrown off. This discovery reflected the words of Herodotus when he said that Khufu was buried inside a granite sarcophagus and there was water near Khufu's pyramid.
One of the greatest mysteries of all time is the stones vases of Egypt. Thousands of stone vases have been found in and around the pyramid of pharaoh Djoser in Saqqara, about 30 km south of Cairo. These stone vases originate from before 2800 BC. They are made of hard rock materials such as diorite, gneiss and granite and require heavy-duty machinery such as diamond drills, diamond saws, cylinder bores, grinders etc., all of which did not exist in those days.
The Ancient Egyptians regarded Thoth as One, self-begotten/self-produced. He was the master of both physical/ divine law. He made the calculations for the heavens/stars/Earth. He dir-ected the motions of the heavenly bodies. Without his word, the Egyptians believed, the gods would not exist. He was depicted with the head of an Ibis. He was the Moon God of wisdom, speech, writing, measurement, magic and arbitration