by Paul White
Egyptian hieroglyphs found in New South Wales
Egyptian hieroglyphs found in New South Wales
The discovery centers around a most
unusual set of rock carvings found in the National Park forest
of the Hunter Valley, 100 km north of Sydney.
There are at least 250 hieroglyphs. At the end of the chamber, protected by the remaining section of stone roof, is a remarkable third-life sized carving of the ancient Egyptian god "Anubis".
This archaic style is very little known and untranslatable by most Egyptologists who are all trained to read Middle Egyptian upward. The classic Egyptian dictionaries only handle Middle Egyptian, and there are few people in the world who can read and translate the early formative style.
Because the old style contains early forms of glyphs that correlate with archaic Phoenician and Sumerian sources one can see how the university researchers who saw them could so easily have thought them to be bizarre and ill-conceived forgeries.
The ageing Egyptologist Ray Johnson, who had translated
extremely ancient texts for the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo
eventually was successful in documenting and translating the two
facing walls of Egyptian characters - which stemmed from the
This dates the expedition just after the reign of King Khufu (known in the Greek as "Cheops" reputed builder of the Great Pyramid) somewhere between 1779 and 2748 BC. Lord Djes-eb may have actually been one of the sons of the Pharaoh Ra Djedef, who reigned after Khufu.
The hieroglyphic text was apparently written under the instruction of a ship's captain or similar, with the corner glyph on the wall displaying the title of a high official or chief priest.
The scribe is "speaking for his Highness, the Prince, from this wretched place where we were carried by ship." The expedition's leader, as mentioned before is described in the inscriptions as the King's son, "Lord Djes-eb", who came to grief a long way from home.
The hieroglyphics sketch his journey and his tragic demise:
There was a moat around the pyramid called the "waters of Mer".
The second facing wall, which was much more seriously eroded, details the tragedy further.
This wall begins with the badly eroded glyph of a snake (Heft), with a glyph of jaws (to bite) and the symbol for 'twice'.
Burial rituals, prayers and preparations are described.
The three doors of eternity were connected to the rear end of the
royal tomb and sealed in. We placed beside it a vessel, the holy
offering, should he awaken from the tomb. Separated from home is the
Royal body and all others.
A number of
excavation attempts by interested parties have not turned up any
artifacts or bodies but sophisticated and expensive laser scanning
techniques have not been applied.
It seems fairly certain that the
maritime civilizations of antiquity were quite capable of extensive
ocean voyages. Particularly the early Egyptians, as evidenced by
Giza's remarkable "Tomb of the Boat".
And there's also the strange set of golded boomerangs
Prof. Carter in the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922.
A stone ape statue possibility 3000 years old.
The statue was unearthed in 1966 on Mr Dal K. Berrys Wolvi road property. The ape is made of conglomerate iron stone and shows a squatting ape figure. It is believed to represent the Egyptian God Thoth in ape form. A smaller stone idol unearthed near the Gympie Pyramid is also believed to represent the Egyptian God Thoth in ape form clutching the Tau or the Cross of Life.
is badly weathered with age. Thoth was the god of writing & wisdom,
depicted as an ape by the Egyptians until about 1000 BC when he
became an Ibis-headed human bodied deity who recorded the judgment
of the souls of Amenti, the after world. Thoth's symbol was the
A very small statuette of a squatting ape was found by Widgee Shire workman Mr Doug George from near Traveston crossing. Mr George picked up the rock while working near the bridge.
This is also believed to be Thoth in ape form. Unearthed at Noosaville on the Sunshine Caost, was an ancient Egyptian Jade Ankh or 'Cross of Life'
A group of seventeen granite stones were found with Phoenecian inscriptions.
One had been translated to read "Guard the shrine of Yahweh's message" and "Gods of Gods". Another inscription reads, "This is a place of worship or Ra" and "Assemble here to worship the sun." Ra was the Egyptian sun god.
Rex Gilroy in 1978 identified ancient Masonic Egyptian symbols among aboriginal cave art several miles from the 1910 Ptolomy IV coin discovery site. An Egyptian sun disc was discovered in 1950 carved into a cliff.
The carving featured the outline of a chariot, showing one of its wheels.
Near Bowen carvings were found on rocks which looked like Egyptian
hieroglyphs. A scarab beetle carved from onyx was dug up near the
Neapean River outside Penrith (NSW). Also at Penrith a 50 foot
stepped pyramid exists. West of the Blue Mountains (NSW) a
similar 'stepped pyramid' to the Gympie example exists. Although
constructed of huge granite blocks stands about 100 feet tall.
He discovered the Aborigines worshipped the sun.
They also had an earth mother and Rainbow Serpent Cult. Later he discovered many of the words spoken were of Egyptian origin.
This is the area of the famous Wandjina Cave Art. According to legend the Wanjina came from across the Indian Ocean in great vessels. The Tjuringa sacred stones of the Kimberley region include a sun symbol identical to that of the Aten, the solar deity worshipped in Egypt around 1000 BC.
In Atonist art, the Sun was depicted as having little hands that reached out to touch mankind. There was an Egyptian God named Aton connected to Akhnaton.
Arnhem land and Torres Strait peoples mummified their dead. On Darnley Island in Torres Strait, natives mummified their dead by removing their stomach contents. Then extracted the brains by making an incision through the nostrils with a bone instrument.
After inserting artificial eyes of pearl shell,
they embalmed the corpse and rowed it 2 miles westward out to sea in
a canoe shaped like the 'Boat of Ra' of the Egyptians,
for internment on an island of the dead. As if to imitate the
Egyptians who ferried their dead across the Nile to the West bank
Here if the souls
sins were outweighed by a feather, the body was devoured by the
crocodile God Ba.
Among the monolithic stone blocks
there was an idol, facing the rising sun with features half human,
half bird it stood 6 feet tall and weighed four tons. Near there
Ray Sheridan found the carving of a wheel complete with hub. The
ruins reminded him of ancient Sun-worship temples he had seen in
Egypt during WWII.
His papers seen to have mysteriously disappeared from The Australian Academy of Science Library in Canberra.