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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cleopatra’s tomb: Found at last?....So What!

Zahi Hawass is obsessed with finding Cleopatra’s tomb. She wasn’t even a queen during the time of the true Ancient Kemetic Dynasties. She is most likely part Ptomlemy, which means she is related to those conquered Ancient Kemet. All of this attention is being used to distract us from the fact that Ancient Kemet was ruled by Africans. Zahi’s goal is to continue the myth that Kemet was ruled by Europeans. Not even his own people (Arabs)! Talk about love for the conqueror. In his article, he associates Cleopatra with the “Egyptian Goddess, Isis”. When will we stop honoring the conqueror, Isis is the greek name for Ast, Osiris is the greek name for Ausar. As a linguist, I am deeply offended by those who use misnomers. And people, please stop using the term “cartouche” as Zahi continues to do. The term “cartouche” is a French term referring to the bullet cartridge of a gun. To the French, the Kemetic name holder resembled the cartridge. The Ancient Kemites referred to the name holder as “Shen”. It is a symbol of eternal life, not a symbol of death! It was used in ancient writings (known as Metu Neter- divine utterances, not “hieroglyphs”) to declare that your name will live on into eternity. We need to recognize the Ancient Kemites for who they were-- African people with African names. The Greeks destroyed monuments and created false images of their own. Let the Greeks honor their own people. Cleopatra is irrelevant to the history of the ancients. She is a biracial invader. The only thing that makes her famous is her complexion. It allows Europeans to continue to claim our heritage. Come on Zahi…let’s dig a little deeper and further back into the real history!

Articles on Cleopatra tomb:

Dispatch Online Article

San Francisco Chronicle Article

Time Article
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1893329,00.html (make sure to click on pictures of Cleopatra through the Ages)


Djeden Ma'at Aten-Ra said...

Tua, NfrKaMaat! Zahi Hawass's obsession with Anthony and Cleopatra is confusing at best! He continues to say that if he finds the tomb, it will the most important find in history. What about the tomb of Imhotep, fourth dynasty multi-genius and architect of the Step Mrkhut (pyramid)? What about the tomb of Menes/Narmer? Finding this tomb would allow us to put to close once and for all whether we are attributing the beginnings of Kemet to 1 or 2 rulers. These tombs would be of individuals who are clearly African. He would rather have dreams of Elizabeth Taylor and Anthony Burton! After all, he has proclaimed the Ancient one as non-Black Africans!

Raquel said...

You know not everyone thinks like you...she was truthfully only half greek...the other part of her was Egyptian...not all Egyptians were dark skinned either...some had more of a tan rather then Dark skin...I agree with Zahi...it will be a very wonderful discovery... if you are not excited about it then just don't pay attention to it...ignore it...no one is forcing you to agree and follow his belief in how wonderful it is...you are a individual who can make their own choices...let those who do agree with him be and move on with your life...

Raquel said...

You know you do not have to follow along with Zahi...you are a human being with choices...if you do not agree with Zahi then don't follow along with his story...he is a modern day Egyptian he lives there so let him be...let those who agree and believe in him be...move on with your life and stop acting like someone who has no choices allowed to them...