The Magic Brick in Tut's Treasury

The latest episode ("Pharaoh's Curse") of Ancient Aliens airing this past Friday featured Ahmed Osman as one of the talking heads!

There will be a number of additional showings in case you missed it:

Ahmed explains the purpose of magic bricks in royal burials (among other things). The program goes on to discuss a rare/unique fifth magic brick located in a side chamber of Tut's tomb called "The Treasury". On the brick it was written:

"It is I who hindered the sand from choking the secret chamber,
and repel that one who would repel him with a desert flame.
I have set aflame the desert.
I have caused the path to be mistaken.
I am for the protection of the deceased."

This inscription has a decidedly Moses-like flavor! Recall that in the Biblical story that Moses is first repelled by "pharaoh" and then the pharaoh is prevented from chasing after Moses. And as Moses and the Israelites wandered about in the desert, they were accompanied by an intense fire during the nights.

The magic brick was evidently alluding to Akhenaten in his role as the "Moses"/Ra, however the intended speaker could have been Tut in the role of the Horus/"Joshua" (and as such, the protector of Akhenaten/Moses). It seems to have also been the role of Horus to combat the encroachment of sand (ala the slightly earlier Thutmose IV, who cleared the Sphinx and erecting of an associated stela). It was also the role of the Horus to defend Ra in Exodus. Biblical Joshua is raised up to become the champion of Moses in the desert and then become his kingly successor.

Akhenaten, Aye and Tutankhamun were patterning their actions after specific Middle Kingdom ancestors, who were forced to lead an evacuation of Egypt during a devastating flood event. This was a cyclical event in Egypt, which owed its inspiration to the myth of Ra. In that story, the old and senile god Ra had became disrespected and was encouraged by Thoth to unleash a killing flood upon the land. A remnant was saved only after Ra repented of his anger and turned the Nile red.

The Exodus of Akhenaten was motivated more from a killing drought (ala the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom), but the tradition of Ra was repeated nonetheless. Upon the death of Akhenaten, it was necessary for "the Lord" to return his body to Egypt for burial and be placed in a tomb originally built for someone else, namely for that Lord himself! (It is thought that Tut's tomb was originally intended for Aye.)

The program states that "some researchers" believe that Tut's tomb may be
hiding the burial of Akhenaten. I wonder who the (other) researchers are (haha)? Anyway, there does seem to be a growing justification to continue the search for Akhenaten! Let's get on with it. To break a curse you have to be willing to get cursed (at) (lol).

See also this blog and post from one year ago:

Alient spacecraft in front of sun.

NASA says this was the moon. Yeah right, like wer're going to buy that.

From the Judge-Not-Lest-U-B-Judged-Dept

Too late!!!

Drink whenever you come across someone shaming someone else on social media (of which News is now a part of)

More reasons for everyone to larn meditation n a morality conducive for living with other human beings

From the Duty-Honour-Purpose-Dept.

"To death
The best source of life"
--Major Fawcett

So I managed to see "The Lost City of Zed"

After getting over the shock of not having been to a mainstream local theatre in a decade

The movie is a period peice. Wonderful attention to the little details (I heard that the director does this with their films, they want to create a whole world where the characters can inhabit). Ivory Merchant without the dissipation and apathy.

The movie is also a boy's adventure story. Those can be fun
(When I saw a certain scene I laughed because it reminded me so much of a certain famous scene in tbe first Raiders of the Lost Ark movie)

The only issue I had with the movie was with the light. When goinv through the jungle, when sunny, I felt the show was too dim. I had to get up and go to the back to see if it was just my angle. I've been spoiled by Terrence Malik who does amazing things with light in his movies.

Ty DG for serendipitously introducing me to a film I would otherwise never have seen

The Hall of Mirrors

This is what we get for letting our intelligence agencies become black boxes. In the digital realm now there is no way whatsoever to determine who did what to whom when where and how. Bo

"According to WikiLeaks, the UMBRAGE team then “collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation. With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the ‘fingerprints’ of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.”"

WikiLeaks: CIA Uses ‘Stolen’ Malware to ‘Attribute’ Cyberattacks to Nations Like Russia

by LUCAS NOLAN7 Mar 20171,936

Documents released by WikiLeaks show that the CIA kept records of malware attacks supposedly stolen from outside agents, including the Russian government, used to “misdirect attribution” of hacking sources.
“The CIA’s hand crafted hacking techniques pose a problem for the agency,” WikiLeaks explains. “Each technique it has created forms a ‘fingerprint’ that can be used by forensic investigators to attribute multiple different attacks to the same entity.
That’s where the CIA’s UMBRAGE team comes in. WikiLeaks describes UMBRAGE team’s activities:
The UMBRAGE team maintains a library of application development techniques borrowed from in-the-wild malware. The goal of this repository is to provide functional code snippets that can be rapidly combined into custom solutions. Rather than building feature-rich tools, which are often costly and can have significant CI value, this effort focuses on developing smaller and more targeted solutions built to operational specifications.
According to WikiLeaks, the UMBRAGE team then “collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation. With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the ‘fingerprints’ of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.”
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This means that the CIA could use a malware attack originally developed by another country to “misdirect attribution” for the hack away from themselves. Within the UMBRAGE arsenal of malware is a collection of “keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.” A directory of the tools collected by the UMBRAGE team can be found here.

From the Joy-with-Google-Dept.

I typed in learn remote viewing and I got this:


Right On

It was absurd then, and it is even more absurd now.

See video

2017: Year of the Grail (Epi-Blogue)

The following is an excerpt (#20 of 20) from:

"Jesus Among the Julio-Claudians"
copyright 2017 Charles N. Pope

Previous attempts at understanding the “Holy Grail” have been frustrated by a general lack of understanding of royal culture. That has now been largely remedied and we can finally achieve a satisfying resolution to the age old “Mystery of the Gospel.” In short, the royal family was responsible for creating messianic figures in every era. Jesus was simply one in a long line of royal set-men.

Around the turn of the year (2017), I came up with the basic concept for comparing the Julio-Claudian dynasty with that of the Ptolemies. I had already done extensive study of both periods in years past. However, many of the details presented in this new study were figured out on the fly (over the past several months as the forum posts were being made). After taking a short break, I’ll likely produce a longer work later this year and make that available.

In the meantime, the following chart can be used for a handy reference to the associations made in this blog series.

Julius Caesar/Emperor Yuan = neo-Alexander III (“The Great”)/Chandra-Gupta

Pompey = neo-Darius III/Oxyathres/Perdiccas

Crassus = neo-Artaxerxes III/Seleucus

Octavius/Augustus = neo-Antiochus I/Ochos

Caesarion/Jihonika = neo-Alexander IV/Antigonus Gonatus/Bindusara

Tiberius = neo-Ptolemy Epigone/Onias

Marc Antony = neo-Ptolemy I (Soter)

Herod the Great = neo-Heracles/Ptolemy Ceraunus

Gaius Caesar = neo-Ptolemy III/Ashoka/Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
(but later replaced in the role by Lucius Caesar/Emperor Guangwu)

Lucius Caesar = neo-Antiochus III/Xiang Yu
(role usurped by Caesarion/Drusus I/Sejanus)

Germanicus/Emperor Wang Mang = neo-Philip V/Emperor Gaozu
(see note below)

Drusus II = neo-Prince Alexander (posthumous son of Ptolemy II)
(see note below)

Caligula = neo-Ptolemy IV (first 4 years)

Nero = neo-Ptolemy IV (final 13 years)

Torquatus /Kujula Kadphises/Emperor Ming = neo-Ptolemy V & VI/Emperors Wen & Jing

Agrippa II/Herodian = neo-Ptolemy VII

Galba/Lepidus (the Younger) = neo-Ptolemy VIII

Otho/Aristobulus= neo-Ptolemy D/Zoilos/Emperor Wudi

Nerva/Josephus/Vima Kadphises = neo-Ptolemy IX

Hyrcanus/Josue/Kanishka/Emperor An = neo-Ptolemy X

Note: Although Drusus II was younger than Germanicus and was logically in the role of Philip V, it was Drusus II that fulfilled representative elements from the life of Philip V (such as turning against and “striking” the Antiochus the Great figure). Conversely, Germanicus was patterned more after the wide-ranging Prince Alexander of early Ptolemaic times. These roles were essentially crossed, and even as the younger prince, Torquatus, took on the role of mild-mannered Ptolemy VI while the older prince, Galba, was patterned after the aggressive Ptolemy VIII. The important thing was that all of the major roles were played.

Note: Pompey or Cinna likely had a very brief stint as a pharaoh (Ptolemy XI).

Note: Crassus was also known as Ptolemy XII.

Previous blog in the series:

First blog in the series:

The prequel "Heroes of the Hellenistic Age" is posted at the page below:


So I'm getting into robotics. Why? Because I feel like it. And these days it actually is dirt cheap, I am sure some of you folks know numbers.

I want to make household bots and agricultural bots, things that do stuff that could be considered useful. Like clear the snow, or dig drainage in your garden.
Or help with the gardening.

Looking around, I found the "farmbot", here or, if you want to spend money on one, here

Some of you folks are revolutionary types right? And you already make your own farming, agricultural things, like grow food. Right? You knew about this already then. Or you have a more traditional farm, and you don't need the amateur things. Right?


The Vulture Stone at Gobekli Tepe

Just after posting my review of Graham Hancock's Magician of the Gods, a related announcement was made by the Engineering Dept. at Edinburgh University in Scotland. According to their analysis, Pillar 43 ("The Vulture Stone") is not predicting a cataclysm but commemorating the cataclysm that initiated the Younger Dryas Period. The Edinburgh team deduced that the ball in the figure represents the summer solstice sun (rather than the Galactic Center as proposed by Hancock) in 10,950 BC, which is very close to the accepted date for the Younger Dryas event.


If the catastrophe was related to a cyclical event (such as a comet strike), then keeping track of the elapsed time from that event would have been critical (in order to prepare for future occurrences).

My review of Magicians of the Gods:

Other articles discussing the Edinburgh University announcement:
(each of these articles emphasizes particular details of the Edinburgh study, such as a possible alteration of the Earth's tilt from the impact event)