Sunday, January 15, 2017
Artifacts from Egypt
Amarna period Saqquara. Winged discs, compare to the Michigan slates relics. A Burrows cave marble portrait in a collection of Michigan slates artifacts. VII is carved at the base referring to Cleopatra VII or her daughter Cleopatra Selene. Egypt - Coptic Christian textile. A light phenomenon appearing for hours above a Coptic Christian church in Egypt. "Prior to its discovery in 2000 by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM), directed by Franck Goddio, no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found. Its name was almost razed from the memory of mankind, only preserved in ancient classic texts and rare inscriptions found on land by archaeologists. The Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BC) tells us of a great temple that was built where the famous hero Herakles first set foot on to Egypt. He also reports of Helen’s visit to Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War. More than four centuries after Herodotus’ visit to Egypt, the geographer Strabo observed that the city of Heracleion, which possessed the temple of Herakles, is located straight to the east of Canopus at the mouth of the Canopic branch of the River Nile." Heracleion restoration drawing. Yuya and Tuyu.