did the pharaohs of Egypt have fake
first pharaoh was Menes, also called Narmer. He united upper
and lower Egypt and became the king.
This shall have happened about 3100 BC. On the so-called Namer-palette
is depicted very tall, much
the enemy he pulls by the hair. Menes/Narmer has a false beard
on the palette,
pharaohs of Egypt are often depicted with fake beards. The
theory is that the beard was a symbol of their connection
to the gods. But also the ancient gods had false beards,
so where did they get this idea from? Could it be that they
tried to look like Denisovans from Siberia - a human species
that had a very advanced technology?
also on other depictions.
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Gods and kings of Egypt
Tutankhamun - fake beard
Human and Denisovan
Of other famous pharaohs are Ramsesses II, Akhenaten, Amenhotep
III, Ahmose I and of course the boy-king Tutankhamun. All
of them often with false beards - as most of the pharaohs
of ancient Egypt. Yes, even the female pharaoh Hatshepsut
is depicted with a fake beard! The fakes beards, called postiche,
were usually made of metal and were held in place by a ribbon
over the head. This fashion shall have existed from about
3000 to 1580 BC and was a sign of royalty and a connection
to the gods.
So what about the gods that they tried to look like - were
they bearded? Well, the strange thing is that they also are
depicted with false bards! Like Amun Ra and Ptah - they definitely
have fake beards! Another strange thing is that the gods look
like humans, even if they sometimes are depicted with heads
The gods of ancient Egypt did not live in a theological heaven
but walked around on Earth. They were living among the people
and helped them to develop their societies - taught them how
to do farming and fishing, gave them the art of painting and
writing. The most visible difference was that they were taller
than ordinary people. And that their facial features were
more European, or even Nordic, than the people of Egypt. They
also had much lighter skin.
There were lot of gods in Egypt in ancient times - more than
2000 of them! They not only looked like and lived with ordinary
people, and they also had also had sex with them! Yes, the
sexual habits among the gods would have raised eyebrows today.
The male gods are described to rape the female gods - and
have sex with whomever they wanted! Yes, the mythical gods
often married and had children with their own siblings. The
pharaohs followed up this custom - to keep the blood after
Well, even today we find a similar custom in several countries-
the kings have to marry royal females! Even in the Christian
Bible we can read "the sons of God (originally in plural:
Gods) saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took
them wives of all which they chose."
The pharaohs of Egypt wanted to look like the gods and made
metal beards to look like them (the ordinary people of Egypt
were clean shaven). But why did the gods have fake beards?
Who did they try to look like? Can it be that the gods were
another race of human beeings?
In the Christian scriptures we can read that God lives in
heaven. A theological heaven. But the Bible also says "God(s)
in the highest". So what if the gods not descended from
a theological heaven but came from a place high up - from
a mountain? We had an other race of humans that came from
mountains - the Denisovans from the Altai Mountains of Siberia!
The Denisovans (Denisova hominins) looked like humans but
were taller and had a much bigger brain. And they had a technology
that was very advanced for the time. They were sowing their
clothes, making drawings and even riding horses. Could it
be that something happened in a distant past that made them
move away from the mountains? Might be a natural catastrophe
like climate change, might be caused by large meteorites hitting
our planet? Might be only male Denisovans were able to escape
the catastrophe? Were some of them hiding in the Denisova
cave when the catastrophe struck?
During digging in the Denisova cave in 2010 they found a toe
bone that was contemporary with the Denisova finger bone.
And later they found bones that showed that that there was
a hybrid progeny of a Denisova father and a Neanderthal mother!
Were these hybrids the gods of ancient times? Human looking
but taller and with a bigger brain?
We do not know what the Denisovans and looked like but might
be their beards were braided not to get it in their eyes what
they rode out hunting? Might be the pharaohs of Egypt copied
their look in hope of getting them to come back and help them
© Terje Dahl 2021.