Female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.

The Shrouded History of Nitocris: Was the Last Pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty a Woman?

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Herodotus on Nitocris

By far, the most colorful account of Nitocris comes from the Greek historian Herodotus. Like many of the other fanciful stories found in Herodotus’ work, this one too ought to be taken with a pinch of salt, despite the historian’s claim that this tale was related to him by Egyptian priests. The story of Nitocris in Herodotus’ The Histories goes like this:

The name of the queen was Nitocris – the same as that of the Babylonian queen. They said that she avenged her brother. Despite the fact that he was their king, the Egyptians killed him and then handed the kingdom over to her, but in order to avenge him she killed a lot of them by a trick. What she did was construct a massive underground chamber, and although in reality she had other plans, she claimed to want to hold an inauguration ceremony for it. She invited the Egyptians she knew to have been the ringleaders in her brother’s murder – and there were quite a few of them – to the reception; while they were in the middle of the meal she had the river flood in on them through a large secret passage. That is all the information I was given about Nitocris, except that afterwards she threw herself into a chamber full of ashes, to avoid retribution.

Thus the story of Nitocris remains wrapped in myths and legends, did she really have the role of a 6th dynasty pharaoh? If so, under what praenomen? And, why was she erased?

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By Ḏḥwty

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Comments

There is zero chance a queen or woman was an " msef"...that is a "mes"...a Buddhist coppersmith/miner/smelter from Mes Aynak. See article on this at National Geographic online. These are the " Moses"...metal-workers. See the metal plough in left cartouche? See the mislabeled axe...which is called a "Yue" in Chinese archaeology...those are "mes king's" pride and joy...metal tools. So that name on right cartouche? I see the "ra" and the "ka" hieroglyphs...where is the YUE in this name? These were Ptah worshipers...E Wallace Budge called him "Butah"...Vishnu's avatar known today as Buddha. Go see the article today at Siberiantimes on the thousands of gold artifacts found in Tuva, Russia, of Iranian Scythians royals...dressed in red and gold...just like images of Gautama the Saka (Scythian) prince in Buddhist temples holding a sword exactly like the one buried with Tut. Oh yeah...this Tuvan king had an iron sword...Tut's was "celestial" and "pulled from a stone"...the Nantan meteorite...proven by metallurical testing. The Guldestrup Cauldron or the "Holy Grail" depicts Tut being wrapped in linen by Kohannim priests...and as Buddha...with his deer...go see the one in article on Tuva.

Please always keep in mind the misconception that these dynasties ran consecutively...they did not. Usually there were two or three "Egyptian" kingdoms running concurrently...but sometimes as many as six. And keep in mind the occupying Iranians (Persian), the Greeks, Romans and then the Ottomans looted, destroyed and REWROTE THE RECORDS. Which begs the question: if professor David O'Conner is accurate that ancient Abydos remains were destroyed and leveled down to less than 1 inch today...then how and why did "Ramses II" and "Seti I"s temples at Abydos remain almost intact after an alleged 3370 years? Not possible. These are the lies of academic Gatekeepers. That image of Menkaure in above article...that is the guy depicted on the "Narmer Palette"...go look for yourself...and believe your own eyes. This is a king from India...calling himself an avatar of Shiva named Naram-Simha...see his simha/lion's tail he wears? The Sphinx...was that the image of Naram-Simha that killed the Anatolian green "Bullman" with his iron sword? Yes...it is. See the Greek sailors on palette swimming away in fear of what looks like a microchip?? That is the "Shavista"... the symbol of Shiva...and that is "Yuya" he is driving a stake into...blinding him...and see him wearing a mask to hide it on reverse side. That is the masked statue of those "mysterious" Chinese bronze statues of "unknown origins" to be found right here at ancient origins. And one image of him with stakes in his eyes... That is Yuya/YAHWEH. Calling himself "Saurid" and falsely claiming to have built the pyramids... enraging the true builders...even "Khufu" (the Ku named Fu...ku is "Teacher") has iconography showing him driving a stake into Yuya's eye. He was the "asafJa" or "Joseph" of the Chedi king...that came to Mudraya/"Egypt" enraged at his mercenary SIKHS for "acting asif " they were kings. The "Hyksos" are Sikhs spelled as an anagram. Chronology is faked and maintained by academic gatekeepers. Btw: I was not allowed to post my comment at siberiantimes even though I entered the proper random code ten times...it still said "incorrect code entered, please try again." Happens everywhere they have a code...I am silenced. Think about that...and thanks for allowing uncensored comments here.

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