An old, and most cruel punishment., a short story by mark68. Date added: 2011-11-07. Times viewed: 728.
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- Intro: A story of vengeance for ancient history.
On the 6th January 1907 Edward Ayrton discovered a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
It seemed to be a tomb designed to keep something in rather than someone out. There was a seal of a jackal and nine captives warning people not to enter. I read a book called Act of God, which initially inspired my interest in this subject; I have since read about six other books on related subjects. In fact I invested in a boxed set of books called The Bible Codes which set me back a hefty 81p brand new, plus postage you understand.
The thing about this tomb was its sparcity and the potential for what we don’t see with our five senses.
What it seemed to be was the resting place of ‘he who God had anointed’ and as such had been subject to the wrath of his people when they eventually broke free from his rule. For legend has it that the military was stood down the pantheon of gods banished and the one true god the Aten named the only god. In fact the originator of this belief system Amenhotop the fourth was called ‘dweller in truth’ and ‘servant of the Aten’. It could have been his remains in this long buried tomb but this is still open to question.
What does seem to have been the case is that this heretic dynasty was removed from the list of kings and lost in time for nearly three thousand years. The list includes some famous names, Tutankhamen, Nefertiti and Akhenaton, in fact in all of history this remains a most important list despite the fact that between them they would have only reined for about thirty five years, some three thousand two hundred years ago. Akhentaten was said to have been the most important being in all of human history, probably mostly because of his monotheistic decisions, which may have led to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Anyway, back to the purpose of this story; what there was was a sarcophagus and not much else, the sarcophagus was unusual in that the face was missing save for one eye, there was a ureaus so the deceased was royal, the name was removed from the cartouche so anonymous, and that was that.
When the coffin was opened the mummy seemed to be that of a woman as the body was in the position of a woman, with one arm by the side and large feminine hips, there were trinkets of gold in the mummy’s wrappings and plates of gold underneath the body, there was also a royal vulture collar. The rest of the chamber was bear. The walls had no story for the afterlife, there were only canopic jars which belonged to other people and that was it; apart from some magic bricks that belonged to Akhenaten himself.
The idea of the punishment.
So what do you have? A royal from an heretic line, who looks like a woman and is buried in the pose of a female, no wealth and no story and a belief in dwelling in truth.
The idea: that this being must wander.
Emasculated, without notoriety, faceless and nameless but with pharonic protection; foundations of gold and enough trinket wealth to make sure there would never be extreme poverty. No story so no guidance, and the eye of the moon missing so honesty and light required at all times without the ability to defend himself but with an overshadowing protection. To wander though time, faceless, nameless and honest for the love of his god; this was to be his punishment.
But what of the canopic jars belonging to other people?
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