The Non-Existent Battles of the Pharaohs – Evidence in Support of the GKS (gks 7)

The dead soldiers

Egyptian Battles SoldiersEgypt had two basic obsessions, the ‘next world’ and ‘warfare.’ There is overwhelming evidence to support Egypt’s obsession the former with numerous mummies disinterred on a regular basis, but there is no evidence to support Egypt’s other obsession – that of war. The lack of archaeological evidence is very important and provides overwhelming support for the GKS. We will consider this in the light of the lack of human remains.

It is of course impossible to calculate exactly how many men died in battle, however, I have worked out that over a period of 3,000 years, the very least we could expect is well in excess of over 300,000 men killed in action (see book). This is a very conservative figure; the number is, in all probability much, much higher. Also, this doesn’t include the enemy dead, so if the annals are anything to go the figure would be ten times this amount i.e. running into the millions. Remembering, the Egyptians smote the enemy with ruthless efficiency and never lost a battle.

How could so many men disappear of the face of the Earth?

Partridge in an attempt to explain the whereabouts of the fallen in his book ‘Fighting Pharaohs’ proposes that the Egyptian soldiers were indeed buried close to the battle field:

‘On campaign, most soldiers who were killed in action were probably buried close to the place they died.’ (Partridge, 2002, p 126)

Partridge here fails to take into account that to step outside Egypt was a step outside any chance of immortality; the afterlife would become nil and void, and besides we return to, where’s the evidence?

Although slightly contradictory Partridge continues.

“We do not know where most soldiers were buried, especially those who died away from Egypt . Small burial sites have been found at some of the fortifications. But it must be presumed that those of high status would have had there bodies returned home for burial. (ibid)

Points of note, the tentative “we do not know,” “probably” & “presumed” are used in the above. With so many battles shouldn’t the archaeological evidence be overwhelming? Equal perhaps to that of Egypt’s other obsession – the afterlife?

To single out the following sentence.

“Small burial sites have been found at some of the fortifications.”

Partridge gives no reference here, however isn’t it common sense to presume that if they were in anyway connected to any of Egypt’s major campaigns that he would have followed this up and, more importantly archaeologists and Egyptologists would beware of this by now. Essentially, this would be a major discovery and Partridge would be verifying his own work, but he doesn’t.

Smiting Enemy DenPerhaps archaeologists aren’t looking in the right place and the fallen were buried somewhere close to the battle?

As discussed, to step outside Egypt was a step outside immortality, so to be buried outside Egypt goes against everything the Egyptians lived for, literally. So, this is a none starter especially when taking into account the 70 day mummification process. However, for argument sake, let us assume they were buried close to the battle as some believe.

“The dead had to be buried close to where they fell which was generally in foreign soil, a fate many Egyptians dreaded.” (Reference)

The question remains, where are they? In dying for king and country, no doubt they were, at the very least given a decent burial along with full military honours, but nowhere outside Egypt will you find remains of Egyptian soldiers. No mass war graves, no carved stela, no cenotaphs or otherwise inscribed with “killed in action… fighting the vile Asiatics” – nothing! A fact epitomised at Megiddo.

What of the enemy dead?

“Fallen enemies were often mutilated and their corpses left to the crows, vultures and other scavengers” (ibid).

If found, they shouldn’t be difficult to identify in that the Egyptians apparently cut of their right hands (& in many cases penises) in order to count them (why not simply mark them with a stick? One, two, three…). Although highly unlikely, are we to presume the victors cleared these up and buried them in mass graves, or perhaps there was always just enough survivors to carry out this gruesome task, either way, if this was done at Megiddo, it has to be the most incredible clear-up operation ever known to man. To reiterate, no enemy remains, no Egyptian remains, no battle artefacts, no mass graves, no memorials, etc, etc.

I consider the lack of archaeological support irrefutable evidence in support of the GKS, but how am I to prove this? Perhaps I should join the archaeologists at Megiddo, dig yet another hole and reiterate what they’ve been saying for a hundred years or more – “look …, nothing!” Or perhaps I should appeal to people’s common sense?

Archaeological evidence from Egypt

I don’t see any point in readdressing the possibility of transporting thousands of decomposing dead soldiers back to Egypt, given the scorching climate and the distances involved I deem this absolutely impossible. Further, who in their right mind would undertake such a gruesome task?

Moreover, the archaeological evidence doesn’t support this, insofar as, nowhere in Egypt (or beyond) do we find mass war graves, cemeteries, or even cenotaphs that correlate with the many hundreds of ‘scared’ battles recorded on temple walls throughout the Nile Valley.

Egyptian Bound PrisonersIt seems the veneration of those killed in action just doesn’t exist in Egypt or beyond its borders – no monuments, cenotaphs, memorials or otherwise inscribed “here lies, killed in action, fighting for king and country at Megiddo” – nothing!

To say this is odd would be an understatement; what of the families of those who died in combat, wouldn’t they insist on the construction of some kind of memorial and cenotaph in honour of their fallen, perhaps even setting aside days of remembrance? Apparently not.

Surely, if such conflicts did indeed take place here on earth and not above as I contend, there should be thousands of wars graves, and if the fallen were not brought back, the very least we could expect is a few hundred cenotaphs or inscribed monuments. Perhaps evidence enough to equal Egypt’s other obsession, the next world.

That said, as stated earlier, the Egyptians undoubtedly fought battles and there is some scant evidence to support this. All can be explained in the context of the GKS

Sixty Egyptian soldiers found in Deir el-Bahari

“A mass-tomb found in Deir el-Bahari contained 60 bodies of slain Egyptian soldiers who perhaps lost their lives in Nubia . That these soldiers were given a burial so near the king’s own funerary monument, demonstrates how much importance was attached to them.”

http://www.ancient-egypt.org/index.html

Tutankhamun Vanquishing EnemyThis is a very, very rare discovery, to date the only location in Egypt where we have dead soldiers numbering more than one! It is presumed these soldiers died fighting for Mentuhotep, this maybe so but there are no inscriptions to verify this. No inscriptions honouring these apparent loyal subjects. Certainly nothing to link the soldiers with any of Egypt’s scared battles. If these soldiers did take part in one of Egypt’s recorded battles, as presumed then we have to ask, where are the other many thousands of dead soldiers from Egypt’s other wars? We have millions upon millions of mummies verifying Egypt’s obsession with the afterlife but only one mass warrior tomb, which incidentally, is dated to the Middle Kingdom, so we haven’t even reached the height of Egypt’s military might of the New Kingdom. It doesn’t add up; there should be thousands of similar mass warrior tombs.

The rarity of this find correlates with my premise that the earthly Egyptians engaged in conflicts and skirmishes (and possibly civil war) but on a scale nowhere near, and totally separate to anything recorded in the sacred annals. These were reserved for the celestial kings.

Rare Egyptian soldier

The fact that the above is a rare discovery is proven by a recent article from the National Geographic News.

Rare Egyptian “Warrior” Tomb Found.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080215-egypt-coffin.html

Ramesses Battle Kadesh

Ramesses II (Mars)
Fighting the enemy (space debris)

The article speaks for itself, however, I’ve extracted a few points of note.

“An unusual…”

“…may contain the mummy of an ancient warrior…”

“The discovery of burials belonging to soldiers and mercenaries, who had elevated status in the wartime society, are even rarer…”

“We don’t know about the origin of Iker,” Galán said. “We don’t even know if he was Egyptian, Nubian, or Libyan.”

And of course, the heading “rare.” Rare, because there is a gigantic void when it comes to unearthing Egypt’s deceased warrior soldiers. We have many dead kings (without a scratch), but we do not have the ‘killed in action’ soldiers.

I would also add there are no inscriptions linking Iker with any major battle and there’s no evidence to suggest he was KIA. If it turns up that he fell fighting for the king, this would be a major discovery, the only one of its kind. But it shouldn’t be!

Given Egypt’s obsession with warfare and given all things normal the above article should read something along the lines of “Yet Another Egyptian Soldier Found” or perhaps “Another Cache of Soldiers Found.” As we can see the opposite couldn’t be more true!

Cosmic Wars PharaohsCosmic Wars Godkings

A drawing of the reliefs at the Temple of Luxor depicting the Battle of Kadesh. The bottom register shows Ramesses/Mars II (shown larger = planetary body) single-handedly charging the enemy. A practice any modern day commander would cringe at. Despite our history books containing very detailed accounts of this, ‘battle of battles’ the location of Kadesh has yet to found! A Prediction on which my theory stands. The Battle of Kadesh as with all Pharaonic battles will never be archeologically verified because they were all wars fought in the heavens. (Ramesses = “Re (the red sun) has fashioned him” i.e. the red Mars).

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