The Queen Hatshepsut-Queen of Sheba Connection–My Interest Reawakened
Originally posted on September 25, 2018 @ 3:09 PM
Pioneering catastrophist and interdisciplinarian Immanuel Velikovsky noted a whole series of remarkable similarities between the fabled Queen of Sheba of the Bible and Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt (who was not only a queen by blood, but became the full-blown Pharaoh of Upper and Lower Egypt, something never seen before). He made his case in his second seminal book called Ages in Chaos, in which he resolved multiple biblical-archaeological conundra, such as library records in one kingdom showing trade dealings with another, supposedly dead for 300+ years, according to standard archaeological dating. Part of how he figured out Queen Hatshepsut and the Queen of Sheba were one and the same came from looking at the treasures the former came home with from her great expedition, the very things for which Israel was known!
The Velikovsky-Hatshepsut-Sheba-Hawass Connection
Based on his cosmological research put forth in his first shattering book, Worlds in Collision (suggest you read all his books), he theorized, and proved through some tests done more or less covertly (people would lose their jobs else) that the standard dating of the Egyptian dynasties was off. Why? Venus was then a rampaging comet, whose hydrocarbon-rich tail impinged the atmosphere, releasing large amounts of radioactive Carbon-14 into the atmosphere, thus screwing up dating for sites from the period on for some time thereafter. Why? Radiocarbon dating was based on the assumption of steady state conditions, with no allowance whatsoever of large quantities of the very material whose known decay rate was the foundation of the dating technique!
Further, Velikovsky explained the Seven Plagues of Egypt all had good explanations derived from the interaction of the Earth in one region with but a piece of the cosmological upheavals. By making the corrections to the chronology, all sorts of things now worked again. For example, the kingdom which seemingly had been conducting trade with one long gone was now contemporaneous with it. But this was then, and is still, heresy to Egyptologists, who dogmatically cling to what they believe is right.
There is none more doctrinaire than formidable Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, formerly Minister of Antiquities and still a person with enormous clout. During his tenure as minister, he ever supported the Standard Model, suppressing any and all claims any monument in Egypt was not of Egyptian origin. It's known, too, that there was secret digging going on inside the Great Pyramid and between the paws of the Great Sphinx, these tied to searches for ancient libraries from before Egypt, possibly ET in origin.
But it was this same Dr. Hawass who helped bring about a series of major discoveries regarding what happened to Queen/Pharaoh Hatshepsut and who was behind the systematic efforts to deface her monuments and destroy her statues. That story was told in The Science Channel's series “Secrets of the Lost,” in the episode called Mystery of Egypt's Lost Queen. It was a fabulous melding of grit, determination, persistence, luck, rigor, clever thinking in conjunction with a host of scientific and medical disciplines, which yielded a whole series of discoveries and… Stopping there, because I don't wish to spoil your intellectual fun! There are doubtless many places online where you can see it, but here's where I found it after a quick search moments ago. Yes, it's long, but so, often, is the process of discovery, never mind analysis. If you enjoy, variously, Ancient History, Egyptology, Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Medicine, Genetics and more, you are in for a real treat. This is a brain feast which is still quite approachable.
Watching this complex impressive documentary started reconnecting long-dormant synapses, bringing to mind that last year(?) I had a series going on the Ark of the Covenant, a story intimately (on several levels) connected with the royal line of Ethiopia born of the union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. According to both Ethiopian tradition and evidence, a royal son was born there on her way back home and spent, at her direct behest, considerable time with his father. Thus, I find myself in the extremely awkward position of in a sense owing Dr. Hawass for discoveries which have reawakened my own long quiescent project, itself forever tied to Queen Hatshepsut, Pharaoh of Egypt, kickass warrior, leader and nation builder par excellence. Under her reign, Egypt flourished, and she built on a vast scale.