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Chapter 203 - The secret of the third pearl: The seven giants and the sarcophagi.

203,1. Raphael now took the third pearl in his hand and removed its crust.

203,2. When it was uncovered, Raphael drew the attention of the onlookers, who were excited and consumed by their thirst for knowledge, to the quite clearly engraved colossi of Memnon and said: “Look, there they are already, the two Nameless Ones! Above them and in the foreground you can however see a depiction of seven gigantic robed figures of humans, surrounded by many tiny human shapes! What did the wise Shivinz, who himself inscribed all the pearls, intend us to understand from this?

203,3. Listen carefully! It was at about the same time, some one hundred and seven years before the reign of the first of the two ‘nameless’ forefathers, that a large planet in deep space was fragmented into many pieces with the approval of the Lord. Many people of gigantic proportions lived on it.

203,4. As a result of this sudden cataclysm, which was not foreseen although its coming had often previously been foretold to these people, it so happened that seven of these earthlings landed in upper Egypt in several open places throughout that large country and the heavy impact caused a major earth tremor.

203,5. This human rain lasted for more then ten days, which was the period from the first to the last of these impacts. The inhabitants of this country had to endure considerable anxiety and were greatly shocked; especially at night, when they were terrified that one of the giants would fall on them and totally obliterate them. It was therefore with fear in their hearts that they looked constantly skywards to see whether another uninvited guest from the clouds would pay them a very unwelcome visit.

203,6. For nearly ten years they posted a permanent watch to see whether another gruesome traveller might land in their midst but after ten days there were no more. In time the people calmed down and they even dared to approach the giant, completely desiccated, corpses which were scattered over a wide area and lay several hours’ walk away from each other.

203,7. The seers among those ancient Egyptians deduced quite correctly that these were giants from a large, distant country who were being punished by the spirit of God because they must have sinned against Him. God in His just anger was said to have picked them up and hurled them here, just to show the Egyptians that He does not spare even the most mighty giants if their actions are contrary to His will. In short, they finally began to burn the bodies piece by piece and fifty years later there was no longer any evidence of the giant visitors..

203,8. However the Egyptians’ remembrance of these gigantic human figures caused them to regard everything in colossal terms as they were influenced by the image of these giants imprinted on their minds and their first sculptures were more than tangible proof of this.

203,9. In the temple of Ja bu sim bil, in each of its three divisions, seven giants were shown as supporting the roof to some extent and they were chiselled into the stone, notably wearing the garments in which the travellers fell from the skies. The Egyptians, who had previously walked around almost completely naked, started to dress in the same manner - which is the reason why even nowadays we see the remains of their ancestors dressed in this way. Their mummies and sarcophagi are full of this kind of adornment.”

203,10. The leader asks about the true significance of the sarcophagi to the ancient Egyptians and why they gave this one name to both larger and smaller versions of these heavy coffins.

203,11. Raphael says: “This you will hear right now and in some detail! You know that in large areas of this country it is not so easy to bury corpses as, in dry ground, a body decomposes very slowly and therefore does not begin to rot. In the more moist ground near the Nile they wisely did not wish to bury the dead and thus pollute the river. The alternatives of just putting the corpses on the ground or throwing them to wild animals as food were both unacceptable especially to the ancient Egyptians who were much too civilised and respected even the corpses of their dead brothers too much to treat them so disrespectfully. But what else could they do?

203,12. They then had a very clever idea! They hewed from stone sometimes very large but later also very small coffins, in which there was comfortably enough space to accommodate one, two or at most three corpses. Each coffin was provided with a relatively large and heavy lid. When one or more corpses had been placed in a coffin, after the skin had been rubbed thoroughly with mum (Muma, also mummy, = earth resin, earth balsam), the lid was heated until it glowed and the coffin was then covered ‘for all time’, in a manner of speaking, with this glowing hot lid. Using this process the corpses completely dried out and with very large, well heated lids they were sometimes charred or completely burned to ash.

203,13. However, in the bigger towns and communities there were also communal coffins, which were opened every seven years. They were then gradually re-filled with corpses and completely enclosed and a substantial fire was ignited on top of the lid with the result that the corpses were of course reduced to ash. When one of these coffins was full of ash, it was not opened again but was left to stand as an respectful reminder of the transitory nature of everything on earth.

203,14. In time vaults and pyramids were built around and above them and this is the reason why many of these coffins are still to be found today in the vicinity of the pyramids in sometimes very narrow and sometimes very wide vaulted chambers (Kai-tu comba, which means hidden chamber). These coffins which have now been described to you in detail were then called sarcophagi, as in the tongue of the ancient Egyptians, sarko means ‘glowing’ and vaga (vascha) means ‘heavy lid’.

203,15. These then are your sarcophagi; but now let us proceed to the fourth pearl and see what secrets it has to reveal to us!”

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