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Sandy Coghlan

THE MYSTERIOUS
TOMB of OSIRIS

by Sandy

 

Tucked away in a corner of page 35 of the February 18th (2000) edition of the Melbourne (Australia) Herald-Sun newspaper (and no doubt in many other newspapers around the world), was the following inconspicuous item:

CAIRO - Sinking water levels have revealed a granite sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris in a 30-metre (100 feet) deep tomb at the Giza pyramids.

Osiris was an important god of ancient Egypt who, according to mythology, was murdered by his wicked brother Seth. He was buried by his sister-wife Isis and brought back to life as judge of the dead and ruler of the underworld.

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said the sarcophagus was surrounded by the remains of four pillars built in the shape of a hieroglyphic "Bir" or "House of Osiris".

The excavation unearthed 3,000-year-old bones and pottery found in underground water in a shaft located between the Sphinx and the pyramid of Chefren, he said.

Why is this of particular interest at this time? There are a number of reasons.

WHO WAS OSIRIS ?
History books tell us that Osiris was an important god to the ancient Egyptians. However, there is never any mention of Osiris being human! Did the ancient Egyptians bury their mythological gods? It is highly unlikely - after all, what would there be to bury?

In his book, "Egyptian Myths and the Ra Ta Story" (ARE Press, 1975), Richard Roche suggests that "(the name) Osiris does not have to be translated as a proper name, but rather as a title that denotes foresight or the abilities of a seer."

If this is true, then the bones may well belong to someone who was held in high esteem at the time - an ancient seer. However ... Edgar Cayce (the famed "Sleeping Prophet") insists that both Osiris, his sister Isis, and Osiris' murderer, Seth, were very real people who walked the sands of ancient Egypt.

The article also mentions that 3,000 year old bones were found in the tomb. It is important to keep in mind that the estimated age of the bones is merely that - an estimation . It is probably based on the dating of past findings in the area. No-one can be certain of their age until extensive and time-consuming tests are carried out.

Why is this important? Because Cayce places both Osiris and Isis in Egypt around 10,500 BC - around the time of the fall of Atlantis.

If this is so, and if the bones really are those of Osiris, it would make them about 9,000 years older than the archaeologists' initial estimation of 3,000 years. Who are we to believe? And if tests prove they actually do date back to this period, will such a revolutionary find be revealed ... or will it be shrouded in secrecy?

CAYCE'S STARTLING PROPHECY
The most exciting part of this find is that Edgar Cayce made a startling prophecy about a discovery that would take place around the turn of the 21st century.

In Cayce's own words:
The Sphinx "when the Sphinx was built there were those buildings ... connecting the Sphinx, and the base was laid out in channels. The monuments ... were unearthed and added to from time to time, (and) we find some still existent, though many buried beneath shifting sands. Many are the temples that are yet to be uncovered, near the Sphinx."

In "The Egyptian Heritage", Mark Lehner asks:

"What lies buried beneath the sands of the Giza Plateau?"

and Cayce replies:

"Archaeological exploration will eventually uncover a whole complex of channels, chambers, tombs and temples. There is a chamber or passage from the right forepaw (of the Sphinx) to the entrance of the record chamber, or record tomb."

It has only been within the last few years that modern technology has been able to ascertain that below the Sphinx there is, indeed , a hollow square chamber. To date - or so we are told - no-one has found a way to access this chamber without destroying the ancient monument.

What will they discover when they do find a way to access it? Cayce mentions records, but what "records" could he have been referring to? We learn the answer to this from later readings, when he states:

"These (records) were to be kept as had been given by the priests in Atlantis or Poseidia, when these records of the race of the developments of the laws pertaining to One were put in their chambers."

Have the archaeologists stumbled upon the tomb ... that connects to the passage ... that leads to the chamber ... that holds the records of Atlantis? I wish I could say: "tune in next week for the next exciting instalment", but will we ever know the truth? The Dead Sea Scrolls are a perfect example of how little we know. They were discovered in 1947, and today - more than 50 years later - only a very small percentage of what was contained in them has been revealed to the general public.

We may not be fortunate enough in this lifetime to know the truth about Atlantis, although we can and do hope this will occur. But, in the words of Mark Lehner (The Egyptian Heritage):

"archaeological exploration will eventually (bring)
the period into contemporary consciousness."

This has already occurred. Interest in the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis increases daily. Deep down - still, perhaps, at an unconscious level - we know there is much we can learn from that period. We can use our knowledge - combined with the memories we have tucked away - to help raise our consciousness and the consciousness of others, and in so doing we may well provide sufficient energy to avoid the disasters we brought upon ourselves during that turbulent period.


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