Principles Of Ma'at
Maat or Ma'at was the Ancient Egyptian Goddess that judged how well the 42 basic principles are followed. The principles are of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess who regulated the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities.
The earliest surviving records indicating that Maat is the norm for nature and society, in this world and the next. These 42 Principles were recorded during the Old Kingdom, the earliest substantial surviving examples being found in the Pyramid Texts of Unas 2375 BCE and 2345 BCE, but they are much older.
The judgement process was the ‘Weighing of the Heart’ ceremony. The heart, which contained a record of all the deceased’s actions in life, was weighed against the feather of the goddess Ma’at. This feather was the symbol for truth and justice and helped determine whether the deceased person had indeed been virtuous. If the heart was found to be heavier than the feather, it was fed to Ammut, the ‘Devourer’, and the soul was cast into darkness of the Black Hole (Sagittarius A). If the scales were balanced, the deceased had passed the test and was taken before Osiris who welcomed them into the afterlife of immortality in the stars. For those who were concerned about this test, they could recite the spell (usually Spell 30B from the Book of the Dead) inscribed on their heart scarab amulet to prevent their heart from ‘betraying’ them.
The light hearted would reach the paradise of afterlife in the stars successfully.
Pharaohs are often depicted with the emblems of Maat to emphasise their role in upholding the laws of the Creator.
Maat represented the ethical and moral principle that every Egyptian citizen was expected to follow throughout their daily lives. They were expected to act with honor and truth in manners that involve family, the community, the nation, the environment, and God.
The Rosetta Stone was the key to understanding the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Ancient Egypt conjures up images of bearded pharaohs, space ships, Big pyramids and gold-laden tombs. Before archaeology became a legitimate field of science, explorers raided Egyptian ruins, seizing priceless artifacts. Collectors knew that these items were valuable, but they had no way of understanding just how much they were worth. The Egyptian civilization's historical records and monuments were inscribed with hieroglyphics, a language no one -- Egyptian or foreigner -- could read or make sense of. The secrets of Egypt's past were hopelessly lost. That is, until the Rosetta Stone was discovered.
The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a stela, a free-standing stone inscribed with Egyptian governmental or religious records. It's made of granodiorite stele and weighs about three-quarters of a ton (0.680 metric tons). The stone is 118 cm (46.5 in.) high, 77 cm. (30 in.) wide and 30 cm. (12 in.) deep -- roughly the size of a 30 inch LCD television or a big coffee table . But what's inscribed on the Rosetta Stone is far more significant than its composition. It features three columns of inscriptions, each relaying the same message but in three different languages: Ancient Greek on bottom, Demotic in the middle, hieroglyphics on the top. Scholars used the Greek and Demotic inscriptions to make sense of the hieroglyphic alphabet. By using the Rosetta Stone as a translation device, scholars revealed more than 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian secrets
Egyptian hieroglyphs ( Egyptian: meaning, "God's words") were a formal writing system used by the ancient Alien Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. Hieroglyphs are related to two other Egyptian scripts, hieratic and demotic. Early hieroglyphs date back as far as 3,300 BCE, and continued to be used up until about 400 CE, when non-Christian temples were closed and their monumental use was no longer necessary.
Few Egyptians were capable of reading hieroglyphs as they were written by Alien Beings..
After the loss of the knowledge of hieroglyphic writing, the decipherment of hieroglyphs remained an enduring puzzle which would only be solved in the 1820s by Jean-Francois Champollion, with the help of the Rosetta Stone.
As writing developed and became more widespread among the Egyptian people, simplified glyph forms developed, resulting in the hieratic (priestly) and demotic (popular) scripts. These variants were also more suited than hieroglyphs for use on papyrus. Hieroglyphic writing was not, however, eclipsed, but existed alongside the other forms, especially in monumental and other formal writing. The Rosetta Stone contains three parallel scripts – hieroglyphic on top of the stone, demotic in the middle section, and Ancient Greek on the bottom.
Egyptian Burial Tombs tell that the Ancient Egyptians were more evolved and God gave them 42 principles of Ma'at.These can be turned into 42 Commandments by changing to plural as in (Thou shalt not) The Bible has only 10 commandments. 8 of the 10 commandments are borrowed out of the list of 42. It may appear that God thought that the children of Israel were only smart enough to carry out some of the commandments from the list. Perhaps the children of Israel just picked out which ones they wanted and altered the 8 that they used? Moses was raised an Egyptian in a royal family. Moses was raised with 42 commandments, but apparently dementia was setting in after wandering the desert for 40 years and he remembered only 8 and made up 2 more. Moses ruled by terror and may have altered the commandments to make warriors out of children and all other people fear him.