Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The Venus Temple Ruins of Sais and the Lost Pillars of Atlantis
Leopold Carl Muller, Ruins of Sais, 1878
Ebers, Georg. "Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque." Volume 1. Cassell & Company, Limited: New York, 1878. p 070.
"The Ancient Africans were well known for their tight cosmological views; Sais [Sa el Hagar] (Egypt) was the intellectual center of the world." -- Emmanuel C. Eze, philosopher, 1998
I wonder why? Could it be that there is a sacred meteorite impact crater in Sais from which people might learn the secrets of nature?
"The writer of these pages attempted many years since to realise in his mind's eye the now vanished city of Sais as it was at the time of its splendour, to people its temples with priests and sacred animals, its streets with a living humanity, its palaces with princes and potentates. It is impossible to describe the feelings which stirred his soul as he trod the soil of the venerable spot, while the fallen edifices stood before his fancy, and the illustrious dead rose again before his dreaming spirit. Wandering and searching through the wide extent of ruins he could find no trace of those noble buildings—not a hall, not a room, not a pillar—nothing but an ancient rampart wall, which for colossal dimensions has not its fellow even in Egypt. It consists of huge unburnt bricks, and encloses the meagre remains of the once magnificent city. The citadel with the ancient palace of the Pharaohs must have stood on yonder mound; that pool at the side of the northern enclosure is the sacred lake on which the history of Isis and Osiris was represented at night, on richly decorated vessels, in a splendid and mystical drama or mystery-play. The lake undoubtedly lay within the precincts of the temple of Neith, the divine mother, the Female Principle in the life of the Cosmos and of man. She was Nature, whose mysterious order must remain a secret to the sons of earth. Her statue bore the inscription, 'I am all in all; the Past, the Present, and the Future, and my veil hath no mortal ever raised.'" -- Georg Ebers, egyptologist, 1878
Jean-Francois Champollion, Plan Des Ruines De Sais, 1928
"This is in the temple of Athena [Venus], very near to the sanctuary, on the left of the entrance. The people of Sais buried within the temple precinct all kings who were natives of their district. The tomb of Amasis is farther from the sanctuary than the tomb of Apries and his ancestors; yet it, too, is within the temple court; it is a great colonnade of stone, richly adorned, the pillars made in the form of palm trees. In this colonnade are two portals, and the place where the coffin lies is within their doors. There is also at Sais the burial-place of one whose name I think it impious to mention in speaking of such a matter [Osiris]; it is in the temple of Athena, behind and close to the length of the wall of the shrine. Moreover, great stone obelisks stand in the precinct; and there is a lake nearby, adorned with a stone margin and made in a complete circle; it is, as it seemed to me, the size of the lake at Delos which they call the Round Pond. On this lake they enact by night the story of the god's sufferings, a rite which the Egyptians call the Mysteries. I could say more about this, for I know the truth, but let me preserve a discreet silence." -- Herodotos, historian, Book II:169-171, ~440-420 B.C.
What's so sacred about a couple of lakes?
Round Pond in Delos is now known as Sacred Lake because it is said to have witnessed the birth of the sun.
Is Round Pond in Delos an impact crater lake?
Once one realizes that it is an impact crater lake, then the reason why it is sacred becomes clear.
Is the same round lake in Sais also a crater lake?
This impact crater lake in Sais is known as "The Great Pit."
Here is an aerial view.
Does the word "pity" come from "pit"?
Just as "disarray" and "arson" come from Ares/Mars?
And what of the pillars in the form of palm trees?
I found a 19th century illustration showing the palm trees on the pillars of Sais.
F.C. Welsch, Palm Capital, 1878
Ebers, Georg. "Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque." Volume 1. Cassell & Company, Limited: New York, 1878. p 071.
According to Solon, Dropides, Critias, Plato, Crantor, and Proclus, the evidence for Atlantis/Antarctica was written on these pillars in Sais.
"Solon, who was intending to use the tale [of Antarctica] for his poem, enquired into the meaning of the names, and found that the early Egyptians in writing them down had translated them into their own language, and he recovered the meaning of the several names and when copying them out again translated them into our language. My great-grandfather, Dropides, had the original writing, which is still in my possession, and was carefully studied by me when I was a child." -- Plato, philosopher, Critias, 360 B.C.
"His [Solon's] first voyage was for Egypt, and he lived, as he himself says -- 'Near Nilus' mouth, by fair Canopus' shore,' and spent some time in study with Psenophis of Heliopolis, and Sonchis the Saite, the most learned of all the priests; from whom, as Plato says, getting knowledge of the Atlantic story, he put it into a poem, and proposed to bring it to the knowledge of the Greeks." -- Plutarch, historian, 75
"As for the whole of this account of the Atlanteans, some say that it is unadorned history, such as Crantor, the first commentator on Plato. ... He [Crantor] adds, that this is testified by the prophets of the Egyptians, who assert that these particulars are written on pillars which are still preserved." -- Proklos, philosopher, 5th century
"Crantor ... even, it seems, went to the length of sending a special enquiry to Egypt to verify the sources of the story, and the priests replied that the records of it were still extant 'on pillars.'" -- J.V. Luce, archaeologist, 1969
"Crantor came to Sais and saw there in the temple of Neith the column, completely covered with hieroglyphs, on which the history of Atlantis was recorded. Scholars translated it for him, and he testified that their account fully agreed with Plato's account of Atlantis." -- Otto Muck, philosopher, 1978
I've written to ask John A. West what he knows about the pillars of Atlantis in Sais.
Below, director Penny Wilson of the Egyptian Exploration Society (EES) shows her EES group the great care and delicacy with which the Muslim authorities handle and preserve these pillars (April 4th, 2009).
The United States gives Egypt more than $2 billion a year in foreign aid so they can "preserve" our cultural and historic treasures in the dirt on the ground and exposed to the elements and vandalism.