This ancient temple built by Seti I, and his son Ramses II, has been the center of attention for many researchers in the field of archaeology and ufology. The image above firsts thought to be a fake, was proven to be the real deal and present today on a heavy stone slab that supports the ceiling of this amazing temple.
Even though some of us would love for these ancient hieroglyphs to depict actual modern day machines, most archaeologists claim that this is the result of Palimpsest, where Egyptologists actually identified overlapping of the hieroglyphics in the above image. The original glyph’s were “erased” and replaced by a new set of hieroglyphics which turned out to be these strange looking figures which according to researchers, accidentally resemble modern day machines.
- The pharaohs of the first dynasty were buried in Abydos, including Narmer, who is regarded as founder of the first dynasty, and his successor, Aha.
- The long list of the pharaohs of the principal dynasties—recognized by Seti—are carved on a wall and known as the “Abydos King List”
- The image of the Abydos flying machines was firsts thought to be a fake.
- It was proven to be the real deal and is present today on a heavy stone slab that supports the ceiling of the amazing temple built by Seti 1.
- It is one of the best preserved ancient necropolis of Egypt and the primary cult center of Osiris in ancient Egypt.
- The Abydos temple honored numerous deities, including Isis, Horus, Set, Amun-Re, Re-Horakhty, and Ptah.
- The temple was not completed in the lifetime of Seti I, but was completed by his son, Ramesses II.
- Hieroglyphs present at the temple of Seti I are incredibly clean and precise and you cannot find a single place inside the temple where hieroglyphs were sloppy or out of place.
- Re-carving of inscriptions was a common practice in ancient Egypt.
- When newly installed Pharaohs adopted the structures of their predecessors they would make them their own by overwriting the hieroglyphs
- The practice of re-carving hieroglyphs can cause optical illusions and this is the explanation that modern day Egyptologists have regarding Abydos and the “flying machines”.
- Two almost identical sets of drawings were found at Karnak and Abydos.
- Arab newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published several sensational photos taken in the Amon Ra Temple in Karnak, which according to researchers represent almost identical carvings to the ones found in Abydos.
- The photographs are of carvings believed to be three thousand years old.
Do the hieroglyphs found at Abydos suggest the presence of flying machines thousands of years ago? Is it a coincidence that similar hieroglyphs were found at two locations, Abydos and Karnak? And does the theory of re-facing and re-carving of the original temple stonework hold up against the theory of flying machines? It is a debate that will continue in the future, until an explanation, accepted by the entire archaeological community is given. The actual explanation of the “flying machines at Abydos” is that, they are not flying machines, they are merely eroded glyph’s of a palimpsest punished by time. If the author of these hieroglyphs really meant to illustrate flying machines, we are sure that we would find more evidence of these flying machines in other parts of Egypt.
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