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Upper and Lower Egypt NOT rivals

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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Not rivals but culturally united Al-Ahram [Egypt], 22 - 28 January 2009 Sensational discoveries by a Polish mission in the Nile Delta have revealed that far
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2009
      Not rivals but culturally united
      Al-Ahram [Egypt], 22 - 28 January 2009

      Sensational discoveries by a Polish mission in the Nile Delta have
      revealed that far from being hostile regions as previously supposed,
      Upper and Lower Egypt were politically united in predynastic times, says
      Jill Kamil ...

      http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/931/he11.htm

      Also:

      Dig Days: Bastet, the cat
      Al-Ahram [Egypt], 22 - 28 January 2009
      [By Zahi Hawass]

      Tel Basta is an archaeological site in the city of Zagazig, in Sharqiya
      governorate. It was very important in ancient times because it was
      sacred to a goddess called Bastet, who took the form of a cat. Beginning
      in the Old Kingdom, several kings built temples there dedicated to
      Bastet. A large cemetery for cats was also found at the site. When the
      ancient Egyptians worshipped an animal, they did not worship each
      individual one in itself. They worshipped what the animals represented
      -- they saw cleverness and wisdom, for instance, in the ibis and the
      baboon, and so they honoured these animals as representatives of Thoth,
      the god of wisdom.

      http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/931/he2.htm
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