I am uploading sakkara1.gif and sakkara2.gif to our files on Egypt.
These files involve my decipherment of a sarcophagus just found in
Egypt holding the allegedly oldest Pharaonic mummy ever discovered.
I today read on the Netscape home-page popup "Look what they found
in Egypt" as follows:
"The just-discovered cedar wood Egyptian coffin is 5,000 years old,
dating to sometime between 3100 and 2890 B.C. When archaeologists
opened it earlier this week, they found a skeleton inside. What
makes this skeleton special is that it provides the oldest evidence
yet of human mummification in Egypt, report Reuters and the BBC News
Found in the desert near the Sakkara pyramids near Cairo, the coffin
was in one of more than 20 tombs made of mud and brink. The pile of
bones inside it was covered with skin and resin, an ingredient in
the mummification process. It is believed to be the skeleton of one
of the officials under Egypt's 1st Dynasty. "We found more than 20
tombs built of mud bricks in this area and inside these tombs we
found sarcophagi intact for the first time, completely enclosed in
mud brick," Dr. Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian Supreme Council of
Antiquities, told the BBC. "When I opened this mud brick up, I found
the oldest mummy inside. The mummy has been dated as being some
5,000 years old, and this mummy was covered completely with linen
when we found it." Hawass said excavations are continuing to learn
more about the tombs of the officials who ruled Egypt under the
kings of the 1st Dynasty."
You can see 5 photos of the find at
What is remarkable is that everyone is concentrating on the mummy -
dated to the start of Egyptian Civilization ca. 3000 BC which
relates well to our megalithic calendric starting date of 3117 BC.
Of course, a mummy of this great age IS spectacular.
But what about the cedar coffin?
Everyone has ignored the coffin - and so I find this illustrative of
the blindness rampant in mainstream research. The most obvious
things are not seen by the archaeologists because they are always
concentrating on bones and pots and not paying enough attention to
the wealth of other information which is at their fingertips.
I looked at the photos of the coffin and found clearly that the one
end shown in the photos is carved with figures - well visible when
enlarged using Paint Shop Pro 7, carvings which apparently were
originally painted over in color. Outlines are still visible - and I
have been able - quite easily - to decipher this one end of the
coffin. You will be able to judge this for yourself when you see the
uploaded files. Pictured are the stars of Orion, Taurus, Perseus,
Andromeda, Triangulum and Aries, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Pegasus and
Also visible - in my opinion - but this is VERY SPECULATIVE - are
remnants of carved symbols which are nearly identical to those used
on the Phaistos Disc - confirming my original suspicion that the
Phaistos Disc dates clear back to ca. 3117 BC for its original
symbols (the actual disk at Phaistos may be a younger copy of more
ancient sources - or - it has been falsely dated to the 2nd
millennium rather than the 3rd or 4th millenium).
Using my syllabic values for these symbols,
it would seem that these represent a goat (horn) as Cepheus plus an
axe symbol, a twine symbol, and an angle symbol and that the symbols
read GA-PO-TEI-NW which is Latvian KAPOTNE "summit", i.e. the horn
or summit of the Milky Way. The angle symbol is quite clear - but it
could also just be decoration if such angle symbols go all around
the sarcophagus. This I can not tell from the available photos.
You can see the original Reuters photo online at
I reproduce it here and in my .gifs under the fair use exception to
the copyright laws for "scientific research work" not made for