Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Discovery of the Pharoah's Palace in 586 B. C. #georgiapioneers

Flinders Petrie  
The discoveries of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, known as Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist was a pioneer in archaeology and the preservation of artifacts. His important discovery of the Pharoahs House on the west bank of the Thebes, was written about in the Atlanta Journal, 10 Sept 1886.  For Biblical scholars, the book of Jeremiah mentions how Nebuchanezzer instructed his captains to allow the Prophet Jeremiah to refugee with the fugitive daughters of King Zedekiah out of Jerusalem during the seige of ca 585 A. D. and mentions that he went into Egypt.  His discovery was the mud-brick palace known as Pharoahs House in Talipanbes, the original palace of Amenhotep III.

"The building was at first a stronghold - quadrangular lofty,massive, like a castle keep.It contained sixteen rooms on each floor, both the outer and partition waits of enormous strength.  It is, of course, impossible to guess of how many stories it was originally composed, but it is of its fallen stones that the mound is made.  This stronghold was built by Psammeticus I,  (note:
Wahibre Psamtik I, known by the Greeks as Psammeticus or Psammetichus, who ruled 664–610 BC), as is proved by the  deposits marked with the royal name and titles, placed under the foundation walls.  When discovered by Petrie, the land was described as a wilderness, half-swamp, half desert, in the delta over which no traveler ever passes. The site of was known locals as "the castle of the Jew's daughter" who were brought by Jeremiah during the reign "Apies" (Greek word) or "Wahibre Haaibre" (Hebrew word) who was friendly with Jerusalem. Source: The Atlanta Journal dated 10 September 1886.
How long the princesses remained at the palace is unknown, as there are other legends concerning them.  One, is that Jeremiah gave one pricess in marriage to a prince of Spain and that the other princess was given in marriage to a prince of Ireland. 

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