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The Pharaohs  VS  The priests

The Pharaohs  VS.  The priests

The Templar Knights CoinThe Freemasons (Personally I choose to call them Freamasons), are really merchants joining into groups, (probably dating back to the late 17 century). Because the struggle for power has accrued since (well like forever), in all small cities, each in its own way, information got even easier to control. Especially among the 1200 up until well Now!

Again you must be wondering what this all has to do with what is today known as a Freemason (freemason), again I have to state A lot!
I might jump around in history, but I believe you will understand the point of this article. We surely don't know enough about each to 'blame anyone for anything, especially things we know Nothing about' - But we 'the normal people' will always contain 'Thé Force'

                                                            A Templar fort

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The land that spreads its wings ; Ethiopia 

The Historical line of Ethiopia can be hard to comprehend, because most written works comes from their most ancient days. To this day, language can not be 'translated' (like our modern days like it) but rather people 'lived' it. The name of Ethiopia is like the names of Morocco and Egypt, it is merely a 'western' geographical description (stating where one part is through longitude and such means).

Like I have stated before, North Africa (and now, most of Africa) has been embedded with war from all corners of the world. For this part I will dig into my historical books about ancient Egypt, which was the Great Empire 2000 year B.C (before Christ).

Before the time of King David (around 1000 B.C), Ethiopia was normally under the Egyptian Pharaohs rule. (Here things are in truth interesting).
A Pharaoh named Herihor (Siamun/Herhor) ruled in Egypt from around 1080 B.C until 1074 B.C.
It was truly a time of turmoil in Egypt.


It MUST be understood, that Herihor was not a 'True' Pharaoh by Blood (in other words, he was not a truthful king by blood / Royal Blood), he in fact was the high priest of Amun at Thebes (Today's Luxor in Egypt).  

Ramesses XI was the truthful (and yet he was not) ruler of Egypt at this time, but because of his ancestors neglect towards the peoples demands, he had lost much of his power. Off course this gave way for a totally new kind of ruling, namely by the high priests. All in all because the Pharaohs before Ramesses XI had mishandled their heritage, the priest started to gain more trust among the people. 
The people did not see this as improper or anything because the 'higher ranking people' (usually in these days this was the priest and kings and generals - pretty much like today). Egypt back then had through some generation been divided into two kingdoms by two pharaohs (Upper and Lower Egypt), some being brothers and others just power hungry people. All these dilemmas accrued long before Ramesses XI came into power, so he really did not stand a chance, because people's minds were made up, before hand ( - pretty much like today). 
But even thou the priest/pharaoh Herihor, died 4 years before the 'real' Pharaoh Ramesses XI, something happened which would change the whole worlds 'thinking' forever. Now I'll use the Egyptian history records, to further our knowledge into these Pharaohs. The book called 'Chronicle of the Pharaohs' by Peter A. Clayton, who did a great work on this book. In this book on page 171, it states that we are told that Herihor in all war confusion claims panehesy's title as 'Viceroy of Kush', we are also told that the office of Viceroy of Kush was near Nubia.With this title Herihor had supreme power in the South. 
Not many visitors in Egypt know when they see his (Herihor's) tribute to Amun, even thou most guides take their visitors there, no one seems to mention this story (and this I base on my personal experiences as a guide wanting to learn from other guides)
Herihor's contributed to the God Amun.
Just behind the 1. Pylon lays Herihor's temple of Knonsu, son of the god Amun. This also indicates that the kingdoms coming after recognized this person to be a Pharaoh (king), but there must have happened more.

The first prophets in history ; 

There is not written a lot about Herihor or his kingdom, not even in the book 'Chronicle of the Pharaohs'. It only states that his wife was named 'Nodjmet', and that his tomb has not yet been found.

His throne name was "Hem-netjer-tepy-en-amun", which means "The first Prophet of Amun". Back then the word 'Prophet' was a new word in use, and came to replace what they were calling them, which was 'high priests'.

                                                          Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh names

Now I will take another much older book into account, dating from 1887 "The story of the nations - Ancient Egypt" is a book series coming from Am
erica. In this very old book I also found the name of Kush, under a chapter called 'The land shadowing with wings' (page 314).

The only difference being in that this older book, speaks about Kush being a 'people' not a land or kingdom description. In fact, it states that this word was used for the people that were not Egyptian, but they had a darker skin color than the Egyptians. But it also says that they were not as dark as the South Africans, but it indicates very strongly to a people in between these colors - Ethiopia.
Back then, what is today known as Ethiopia and Sudan and Nubian were always at war, because the Pharaohs thought these lands belonged to the Egyptian. 
When these events that I am describing here took place, Ethiopia had already been adapted to how the Egyptian worked/lived/and their beliefs. So the task of Herihor seemed easy and very plausible. Herihor probably had these power issues because he was a 'war character' he was a general of his time, which made his advancement much more 'political' than one would have guessed.

                   Kushite Kingdom

                                                  African Kush People

The Three Great Kings    [King - High Priests] ;

Now I've given you a little hit, as to what and on what level things became confusing.

Off course the Sun didn't just one day set in the west (this has never changed..) and suddenly the next day it set's in the east!?! (By this I mean, your right in assuming that people just didn't follow the words of Herihor ((Priest/general and suddenly Pharaoh)) right of).  
(This is done through generations. This is mostly not meant as anything harmful, merely a tradition that honored a very ancient ancestor, for the given person).
So let me tell you about the three great 'kings' which came before Herihor, and would be the three kings that would make way for the new way of ruling, in kingdoms.

                                                  Menkheperre - Tuthmoses III     1504 - 1450 B.C.

                                                  Pharaoh Tuthmoses III             Pharaoh Tuthmoses II   

I will only very shortly mention these three Kings, and maybe I will write something more deeply about them.

- Menkheperre (ruled from 1504 - 1450 B.C) More famously known as Tuthmoses III. It is in his kingdom everything starts, because of his stepmother and aunt, whom was Thee Hatshepsut. She (or her father the True Pharaoh of Egypt) angered the High priests of Amun, by letting a 'female' figure rule. There must have been some kind of personal among them, because Queen rulers was not unknown back then, so it was probably not just because she was a female. But this is a story that belongs to the history records of Egypt, even thou everything is indeed linked.

                                                          Amenhotep II         1453 - 1419 B.C.

                                                Amenhotep the 2nd         Amenhotep the 2nd tomb

- Amenhotep II (ruled from 1453 - 1419 B.C) is a more mysterious person, where we know more about this tomb than we do him and his person. Like Tuthmosis III he had come to reign at a very young age, and like always, some people wanted the kingdom. Amenhotep II quickly showed that he was a son of his father. At a very young age he and his army advanced into northern Palestine. 

                                                         Amenhotep III        1386 - 1349 B.C.

                                                  Tuthmoses the 3        Tuthmoses the 3 Tomb

- Amenhotep III
(ruled from 1386 - 1349 B.C) became as great a pharaoh (king), as the two pharaohs mentioned above. 

Why I wanted you to notice these pharaohs, are because these are the very first kings which really takes a hold of Ethiopia, so Herihor later on so easily would gain everything. 
but I also wanted you to notice how long they each ruled, and in what time. Meaning all rules over 35 years each, and they were the Pharaohs that came before Herihor, but also before King David and King Solomon.
But we have the bodies of these kings in museums, so they are found. 

Next - NOT images for Children!

                                      Amenhotep the 2              Tuthmoses the 3          Amenhotep the 3

Another thought is that Tut-ankh-amun is born after these three kings, and he is said to have died as a young boy/man (depending on ones definition of a man Vs. a boy, back then it was war-fare, which would make Tut-ankh-amun a boy).
These are the Priest descendants' that move more towards the south, where they very slowly and very stable build their empire.
If you read this like I do, then this automatically means that Pharaoh / High Priest Herihor is the first to change his name to the word 'prophet' which would at this time replace the words 'high priest'.

  1. Monarchies of Ethiopia - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. History of Ethiopia - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  4. BBC NEWS Ancient skull found in Ethiopia
  6. Africa Kush 
  7. Stela of Queen Tabiry  - The Kushites Kingdom (Kush people)
  8. Who is Ramessess XI -  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  9. who is Herihor - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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