Nefertiti’s Final Resting Place Continues to Polarize, Captivate – D-brief

Nefertiti could be interred in the deserted ruins of Tell el – Amarna, or have been included in the cache of ancient Egyptian royalty & noble mummies taken from the Valley of the Kings / Queens, or her remains could’ve had the worst possible fate for ancient Egyptian befall them – Destruction at the hands of those whom the monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten & his followers in the religion of the Aten ( Sun God, another aspect of Ra / Amun Ra ) fell out of favor with. I don’t have access to more than my imagination, but I would suspect that the Chief Wife ( There was no title such as ” Queen ” in Egyptian. ) of Akhenaten’s mummy was destroyed or perhaps because of the before – mentioned disfavor, she was unmummified & just left to the unforgiving desert. And the entire 18th dynasty section of the the King’s List was essentially erased at the sacred city of Abydos ( Abju / Abjdu ) effectively removing them from memory. That was the 2nd worst fate that could befall a Pharaonic Egyptian. Many carvings depicting Akhenaten & / or Nefertiti were heavily defaced, & their cartouches ( hieroglyphs enclosed in a protective oval ) erased by chisels.

Perhaps we’ll never know. The past of 3,000 years + ago is another world. Nefertiti – ” The Beautiful One Has Come ”

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Is Nefertiti hidden in a chamber behind a wall in King Tutankhamen’s tomb? Is there a chamber? An intense debate heats up.

Source: Nefertiti’s Final Resting Place Continues to Polarize, Captivate – D-brief

Possible Viking Settlement in Canada Revealed in Satellite Images

A lot of disparate cultures & ethnic groups are believed to have shaped the ” New World ” : Chinese anchor stones have been found in California, an obscure item called ” The Bat Creek Stone ” in Eastern TN – inscribed with paleo Hebrew script, pottery not too dissimilar to Japanese Jomon ware, for example, & the controversial 9,000 year – old ” Spirit Cave Man ” & Kennewick Man with Caucasian bone structures. But Vikings & early Mediterranean seafarers seem to be the favorite of scholars almost globally.

As I’m 1 / 4th Cherokee, I wonder if the early Native Americans met & mingled with other travelers & traders ( & by ” mingled “, I mean intermarried, intercourse, reproduction, family groups, family trees….. 🙂 ). It would certainly mean revising a LOT of history & getting used to new perspectives, challenging & puncturing many preconceived ideas & concepts.

But that’s what discovery & exploration are ABOUT !

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With the help of detailed satellite images, scientists have uncovered what may be a previously unknown Viking settlement in Newfoundland, Canada, news sources report.

Source: Possible Viking Settlement in Canada Revealed in Satellite Images

Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave

The ancient Egyptians had nothing on curses. These ” curse tablets ” are proof of that. Although these curses seemed to be mainly aimed at this Greek family’s tavern ( I believe that good bars are pretty much SACRED anyway ).

I have a BIG book about ancient mythology & folklore which might have something on curse tablets. It’s a different subject than what I’ve covered before, but I have a veritable gallimifrey of interests from A – Z / zed. & interesting. Religious & spiritual practices from all over this crazy blue marble capture my interest, engage my curiosity & keep my mind from crashing like a computer hard – drive with a virus.

If curiosity is MY  ” curse “, then I’m pleased as punch to have it. 🙂 Maybe there are ancient curse tablets out there with curses wishing undying curiosity on people – Now wouldn’t THAT be the coolest ?

May your curse ( or what you may perceive as a curse ) turn out to be your blessing !

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The lead tablets, which were meant to curse tavern keepers in ancient Athens, were found in the grave of a young woman who lived 2,400 years ago.

Source: Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave

Pompeii – Restoring it & Recording it.

79 A.D. would have been a very BAD time to be in Pompeii, Herculaneum or ANYWHERE in the vicinity of Mt. Vesuvius.

Roughly 2 millennia later, the city of Pompeii is still in peril – from the footsteps of tourists, & even the CO2 they exhale, not to mention auto emissions from nearby towns & other elements of 21st century life.

But, as it happens, Kickstarter is beginning a campaign to fund an inter – disciplinary team for the restoration & conservation of the historical town. & 1 team is going to use digital imagery taken by remote – controlled drone & from the ground to virtually restore Pompeii.

With the unintended damage wrought by tourist traffic & other factors, maybe a ” virtual ” tour will be the best way to see the strange, eerie wonders of Pompeii, Herculaneum ( Ercalano ) or for that matter, the Valley of the Kings, Petra, the Giza Plateau & other sites from the ancient world.

The ancient world still has some things to teach us, even if we have to learn virtually.

I hope BOTH links work.

Villa of the Mysteries – Video & virtual mapping :