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Sinai's turquoise goddess
Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | 26 February - 4 March 2009 | Nevine El-Aref

Posted on 03/01/2009 6:56:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv

From pre-dynastic times, early Egyptians made their way to the Sinai Peninsula over land or across the Red Sea in search of minerals. Their chief targets were turquoise and copper, which they mined and extracted in the Sinai mountains. Archaeologists examining evidence left 8,000 years ago have concluded that some of the very earliest known settlers in Sinai were miners. In about 3,500 BC these mineral hunters discovered the great turquoise veins of Serabit Al-Khadim. Some 500 years later the Egyptians had mastered Sinai and set up a large and systematic mining operation at Serabit Al-Khadim, where they carved out great quantities of turquoise. They carried their loads down the Wadi Matalla to the garrison port at Al-Markha, south of the present village of Abu Zenima, where they set about loading them on board boats bound for the mainland... To mine the turquoise, the Egyptians would hollow out large galleries in the mountains, carving at the entrance to each a representation of the reigning Pharaoh who was the symbol of the authority of the Egyptian state over the mines. A temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor was built during the 12th Dynasty, when Serabit Al-Khadim was the centre of copper and turquoise mining and a flourishing trade was established.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; davidrohl; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; rohl; sinai
Remains of Serabit Al-Khidem temple

Remains of Serabit Al-Khidem temple

1 posted on 03/01/2009 6:56:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Another one of *those* topics.
 
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2 posted on 03/01/2009 6:57:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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3 posted on 03/01/2009 6:57:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Fascinating.

Thanks.


4 posted on 03/01/2009 6:59:22 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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my pleasure.

King of the Wild Frontier (Hyksos art and architecture in the Sinai)
Al-Ahram Weekly | 2005 | Nevine El-Aref
Posted on 08/15/2005 10:33:49 PM EDT by SunkenCiv
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5 posted on 03/01/2009 7:12:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Thanks for the link.

Have you studied the evidence of the Exodus on both sides of the Red Sea in the most likely spot for such a crossing?


6 posted on 03/01/2009 7:13:44 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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The timeline for all of Egyptology is wrong. In his book "Pharoahs and Kings" Devid Rohl proves it (at least in my opinion) and reveals some incredible evidence about the historical truth of the bible, and he's not even a believer.


Pharoahs and Kings
7 posted on 03/02/2009 4:57:39 AM PST by Scythian
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THANKS THANKS.


8 posted on 03/02/2009 6:30:57 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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You will find that book absolutely riviting, and his evidence on Moses is absolutely astounding, honestly, it will take your breath away, I think the information David provides in that book is absolutely incredible.


9 posted on 03/02/2009 7:12:25 AM PST by Scythian
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Sounds worth a buy.

Thanks.


10 posted on 03/02/2009 7:27:23 AM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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11 posted on 11/21/2017 3:40:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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