THE SECRET CHAMBER
GO TO SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 UPDATE
COPPER SCROLL 3Q15 - DEAD SEA SCROLLS
WHAT WILL BE
FOUND INSIDE THE SECRET CHAMBER OF CHEOPS ?
sources may tell us what is in the chamber of the Cheops Pyramid:
Westcar Papyrus and the Qumran Copper Scroll.
EGYPTIAN WESTCAR PAPYRUS
Westcar Papyrus was transcribed and transliterated by Professor Adolf
Erman and his reading of a text passage regarding the secret chamber(s)
of the Cheops pyramid was "amended" by Sir Alan Gardiner in an article
entitled "The Secret Chambers of the Sanctuary of Thoth", quoted
in Bauval and Gilbert's The Orion Mystery.
The text passage
in the Westcar Papyrus reads, Gardiner first quoting Erman:
' Then said king Cheops (namely to Djedi): What of the report, thou
knowest the number of the IPWT of the WNT of Thoth? And Djedi said: So
please thee, I know not the number thereof, O Sovereign my lord, but I
know the place where ... [these are found]. And His Majesty said: Where
is that? And Djedi said: There is a box of flint in a room called
"Revision" in Heliopolis; [well,] in that box.' In the passages
thereafter Djedi declares that it is not he who brings the box (´fdt)
to the Pharaoh, but the eldest of the children who are in the womb of
Reddjedet. This leads to the well-known episode of the birth of the
triplets destined to become the founders of the Fifth Dynasty."
Qumran Copper Scroll is one of the most important of the "Dead Sea
Scrolls". The Copper Scroll was surely made of the metal copper to
withstand the passage of time. Thus, it must contain eminently
important information, the text of which was clearly "coded" or
"encrypted" by the ancients.
Copy of the Original Scroll
first centimeters of the Copper Scroll found at Qumran have been left
intentionally blank and various interpreters of the text regard the
Qumran Copper Scroll to be a code-crippled copy of the original scroll
- which has yet to be found. The original would contain the "code-key"
We find that the
Qumran Copper Scroll
contains a Passage
from the Westcar Papyrus
Passage in Hebrew according to Paul Mandel
to Paul Mandel, the Qumran Copper Scroll has a text passage similar to
that found in the Westcar Papyrus. We agree. This text passage can be
found in Revue de Qumran - (no. 61, XVI, September 1993,
Letouzey et Ane, 87, bd Raspail, 75006 Paris) "On The 'Duplicate
Copy' of the Copper Scroll (3Q15)"
by Paul Mandel This important passage is a Hebrew phrase found on the
Copper Scroll which may relate to the Cheops Secret Chamber. It reads
MSHN' HKTB HZ'
WPRWSHH WMSHHWTYHM WPRWT KL 'HD W'H(D)
The Translation of
the above Passage according to J.T. Milik
to the accepted reading (in French) of J.T. Milik, the above text
passage is to be read as "un examplaire de ce document-ci, avec
l'explanation, les mesures et l'inventaire detaille" which means in
English, "a copy of the document with explanation, measure and
inventory of details" (source: J.T. Milik, "Le rouleau de cuivre
provenant de la grotte 3Q (3Q15)" Discoveries in the Judaean
Desert of Jordan, Volume III: Les "petites grottes" de Qumran
(Oxford: Clarendon, 1962).)
Prior Text Passage
Translation by A. Wolters
Prior to Milik, A.
Wolters in "The Lost Treasure of the Copper Scroll", Journal
of Biblical Literature
107 (1988), interpreted the Hebrew term MSHHWTYHM initially as a word
found in Exodus 40,15 and meaning "consecrated portions (of the sons of
Aaron)" but later thought it meant "anointing oils". A. Wolters, "The
Copper Scroll and the Vocabulary of Mishnaic Hebrew", Revue de
no. 55, XIV (1990). [we find Wolters was right - these consecrated
portions of Aaron AND oils were found in the Valley of Kings in the
Tomb of Tutankhamun].
Wolters also reads
the disputed word (W)PRWT together with the text element KL as related
in sense to Greek protokollon, i.e. meaning "protocol".
Wolters interprets the full text of the Copper Scroll here to mean that
there is a duplicate copy of the scroll somewhere - with an
"interpretative key", together with sacred items or anointing oil and a
protocol appended to the scroll.
Variant Reading of
the Text Passage by Paul Mandel
interprets the text of the Copper Scroll to mean either "a duplicate of
this document and its list (of treasures): their measurements and the
amount of each one" or, more likely, "a duplicate of this document: the
specification (geographic location of each treasure), their
measurements and the amount of each one."
The Text of the
Here again is the
Hebrew Text of the Copper Scroll:
MSHN' HKTB HZ'
WPRWSHH WMSHHWTYHM WPRWT KL 'HD W'H(D).
Pharaonic Westcar Papyrus uses the Egyptologist's falsely transcribed
IPWT in the position of the Qumran WPRWT. Moreover, in the original
Egyptian text, this Pharaonic hieroglyph is undisputedly preceded by
the determinative of the "cylinder seal". This determinative sign means
in fact simply "metal cylinder seal" - here - the cylinder of the
Andis Kaulins of the Text Passage in Hebrew
Using the Westcar
Papyrus Text of Pharaonic Egypt
The Qumran text
the "key" to decode the Qumran Copper Scroll is found on the "original"
of this Copper Scroll - and, according to the Westcar Papyrus, this
original copper scroll must be found in the Pyramid of Cheops in the
room of the "revision" (actually, the hieroglyph reads room of
"Sirius", but "calendric revision" is also correct)
the original copper scroll may be found together with another treasure
and a decoded guide to the location of many other treasures buried in
the stone blocks of the Great Pyramids or in the Valley of Kings or
elsewhere - treasures which are clearly identified in the Mishnayot.
copper (metal) scroll (i.e. "cylinder" seal) may be found in the secret
chamber of Cheops with a "guide" to the treasures buried in the stones
of the Great Pyramids or elsewhere (e.g. Valley of Kings). (Note: The
Westcar Papyrus has hieroglyphs which we find to read PA-VA-DO-NIS TA-M
, which is identical to Latvian "the guide to that", i.e. an
"unraveling" of the code in the Copper Scroll - the "code" of which is
missing at the top of the Copper Scroll found at Qumran.) The people at
Qumran were the last of the Pharaonic Hebrew priests, who had salvaged
as much of Pharaonic knowledge as they could over the centuries.
traditionalist zealots then met their end at Masada.
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