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Queen hatshepsut

  1. Jul 15, 2007 #1
    There is going to be a program on queen hatshepsut on the discovery channel tonight. Right now they have something on nefertiti, if your interested.
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2007 #2

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    I'm planning to watch (um...though...what time is it supposed to be on?) I caught an exhibit about her at the Met last year, and it was fascinating. I'd like to learn more (hopefully the documentary won't just be a complete reiteration of what was described at the exhibit). For anyone who doesn't know what the gist is, she's an ancient Egyptian queen who was named a king, a very unusual occurrence in history.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2007 #3

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    I don't have cable. :-(
     
  5. Jul 15, 2007 #4

    George Jones

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    I don't have cable. Or satellite. Or reception using any type of antenna. We only use our TV to watch the occassional DVD.

    I do, however, find enough live sports feeds on the internet to drive my wife crazy. :biggrin:

    Cryus, these programs sound interesting; maybe I can find them on the internet.
     
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    Moonbear

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    Otherwise, I was just going to suggest you find someone to record it, or who has cable who you can visit tonight. :biggrin:
     
  9. Jul 15, 2007 #8
    *That link was Charlie Rose, but not the program on Discovery.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2007 #9
    Some of the programs on the Discovery, PBS and History channels can be purchased on DVD's.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2007 #10

    Integral

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    Discovery store
    but it won't ship till Aug.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2007 #11

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    World news about this discovery. Several articles about this cross-dresser

    and some (allegedly) modern-day physiological problems

    http://article.wn.com/view/2007/06/.../?template=cheetah-article/displayarticle.txt

    edit:

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/cm/main/viewArticle.html?id=6130



    http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/femalepharoahs/

    Apparently it was and is a common practice in the middle east to have a double for protection, especially if you're a Queen like Hatshepsut or a ruler like Saddam Insane (who allegedly had about 12 doubles) and there is (allegedly) mention in hebrew records that Jesus had a double for protection as well. Such is the case for Queen Hatshepsut as is alleged in this article

    http://djvued.libs.uga.edu/text/lbeh.txt
     
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  13. Jul 16, 2007 #12
    I watched most of it but I feel asleep. Not because it was boring at all - in fact it was very interesting, but because I was exhausted. Hopefully it is on again soon so I can catch the rest of it.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2007 #13

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    This was a good look at the "Lost Queen". The infodramentary documented how her image was erased from Carmak (sp) and everywhere else in Egypt but as far as I noticed it failed to disclose why such a harsh measure was taken by the priests etc..... it may have been because of her deceptive ways, posing as a king. If anyone caught that bit of info please clarify.

    I thought the 3D imaging of her family was incredible. The skin lesions showing elephantitis or small pocks or ? on each of the members of her family was interesting and promised to be a solid identifying detail. I missed where they honed in on an actual candidate for the mummy of Hatshepsut but I'm sure the overseer of Eqyptian Antiquities could smell her long before he identified her as he repeatedly claimed he had a knack for in the film.

    edit) Incidently Akenaten was another ruler who was completely erased from the public history of Egypt. There is only one known sculpture of his likeness to have survived. His main crime against the Dynasties was to establish a monothesiastic religion that centered around a sun god "Aten". Akenaten also had the "moses" ending to his name that you see in Tutmoses III
    s name (http://www.egyptmyway.com/photo/egyptian_museum1_1.html). It is proported that 'moses" means "little one" and is a term of endearment. We westerners only know this "term of endearment" as the identity of the guy who freed the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2007 #14
    lolzzzz:rofl:
     
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