|Subj:||[Fwd: New Finds in Egypt]|
|Date:||2/28/01 7:44:28 AM Pacific Standard Time|
This is interesting. I always thought that "sky goddesses" were
considered as being not real, just religious, but here they say they
found the bones. Are they saying they found the bones of an alien?
This just came from Ione...Wow...Thunder
Prehistoric skeletons, rocks found in Egypt
Archeologists said illustrations of the sky goddess Hathor were
found on Mount Nabta, south of Cairo
February 19, 2001, 01:26 PM
CAIRO (AFP English) - US have found prehistoric
tombs containing skeletons and rock drawings of
the ancient Goddess Hathor which date back more
than 6,000 years, antiquities officials have said.
The illustrations of the sky goddess Hathor were
found on Mount Nabta, 1,350 kilometers (810
miles) south of Cairo, secretary general of the
Supreme Council of Antiquities Gaballah Ali
On the same mountain the archeologists found "two
tombs, with one containing seven prehistoric
skeletons and the other two skeletons, all dating
about 4,000 years before Christ," Gaballah said.
"What's new about this discovery is the existence of
Mica insulation imported especially from Sudan or
Egypt's eastern desert to preserve the skeletons,"
said Ali Al Asfar, head of antiquities for the Aswan
Stone tools, used to pound grain, and ceramic
utensils were also found in the Nabta mountain,
which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of
the pharaonic temple at Abu Simbel, Asfar added.
These finds will be exhibited soon at the Nubian
Museum in Aswan, he said.
Hathor, daughter of the Sun god Re, was the
goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She
was considered the protectress of pregnant
women and a midwife.
As the goddess of music and dancing her
symbol was the sistrum. As a fertility
goddess and a goddess of moisture,
Hathor was associated with the inundation of
In this aspect she was associated with the
Dog-star Sothis whose rising above the
horizon heralded the annual flooding of
the Nile. In the legend of Ra and Hathor
she is called the "Eye of Ra." (Sekhmet).