Submarines and the Hieroglyphics

Submarines and the Hieroglyphics

Temple of Abydos is one of the most beautiful archaeological site in Egypt. It was begun by King Seti I (1314-1304 BCE) and was completed by his son King Ramesses the Great (1304-1237 BCE).


The temple is famous for many reasons, especially the exceptionally well-preserved relief images and texts, including one of the most complete kings lists to survive from ancient Egypt.

 The temple also has a unique architectural layout structured around seven sacred shrines, a special shrine to the local god Osiris, and a southern wing creating its unusual (L) shaped plan.


Hieroglyphs Or “helicopter, submarine, plane and stealth fighter”:

 through the visit of Abydos Temple, one of the tour guides  like to give is that these pictures in a specific form of a helicopter, submarine, plane and stealth fighter!.

The interpretation of that is; in the first stage of decorating the temple, the artists inscribed the name of Seti I, however, when Set l died and Ramesses the great took over completion of the temple program, the artists plastered over the name and titles of Seti and inscribed Ramesses' titles on top.

Thus,  in this section of the temple, under the roof on the northern façade of one of the upper lintels in the first hypostyle hall,  It is possible to see this overlay clearly, as some sections of the covering plaster have fallen away.

The overlapping signs created a helicopter-like Chape, among other strange forms, that has led - illogical argument.

This diagram illustrates early how the mixing of the two layers of Hieroglyphs belonging to Seti I and Ramesses II made the illusion of these unusual hieroglyphic forms.

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