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November 22, 2019, 6:58 am UTC    
October 23, 2019 02:51PM
Lee: “The "Two Ladies" are no doubt Isis and Nephthys”


The glyph on the lower row of text is G16 ideogram for the ‘Two Ladies’ (nbtj) - the vulture goddess Nekhbet (nxbt), protector of Upper Egypt and the cobra goddess Wadjet (wADt), protective deity of Lower Egypt.


Lee: “I am more inclined to think that the side thought to have faced east, actually faced south”

Orion (sAH) is mentioned on the triangular face of the pyramidion to the right of the winged sun-disk face:

“The Dual King Nimaatra is higher than the heights of Orion…..”

(at the summer solstice the sun was at its highest due south, almost directly overhead. It was much higher (about 25° higher) than Orion at its highest due south)

Stephen Quirke in ‘The Cult of Ra’ states that the Orion inscription is on the west face, which means the winged sun-disk faced north. It would be useful to read translations of the other inscriptions on the sides of the pyramidion that might help in understanding the correct orientation of the pyramidion - do you know of any translations?

If the winged sun-disk was facing east, Orion faced north, and the ‘reader’ of the inscription would be facing south and see Orion crossing the southern sky.

MK coffins had an eye panel on the outer side of the coffin, “the body was laid on its left side, facing towards the east, in order to be able to look out through the eyes* on the eastern side towards the newly rejuvenated sun at sunrise.”

*The ‘eyes’ on the coffins are pairs of wadjet eyes that have falcon markings (the wadjet eye is the ‘sound eye’ of Horus)

However, the ‘two eyes’ on Amenemhat III’s pyramidion may not have been for the king to see out of his pyramid but is simply an ideogram (I40) for ‘see’ / ‘look’. If the winged sun-disk was facing north, the ‘reader’ of the inscription would be facing south and see the sun crossing the southern sky.

If the winged sun-disk was facing east, Orion faced north, and the ‘reader’ of the inscription would be facing south and see Orion crossing the southern sky.

Chris
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Amenemhet III's pyramidion

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