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A religious sect getting more and more attention of the world. Jews in the Middle East already have problems with them. Coincidentally, a terrible terract happens in the largest city of the empire. The same religious sect is blamed for it. The year is 64 AD. The sect is Christians. The place is Rome of the emperor Nero.
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Monday, July 26, 2004

The origin of the name "Egypt"

Egypt or Aegyptos or Aegyptus is a Greek distortion of the Egyptian Het-Ka-Ptah (Hw.t-kA-PtH) - "the place of Ptah", "the place where the projection of Ptah manifested", that was found on a stela on the site of Memphis (Mn-nfr, Men-Nefer, "The Beautiful Monument"), an older name inb-hD ("The White Walls").

Interesting, but after inventing this name by distorting the original Egyptian sentence, Greeks forgot about it, and was so puzzled by this name that invented a myth about the king Aigýptos ("supine goat"), who supposedly ruled the Egypt and gave him his name ([6]).

[1] Stephen Mehler's Research
[2] Memphis
[3] Memphis
[4] A brief introduction to Coptic Egypt
[5] Inscription of the royal scribe Amenhotep
[6] Aigyptos



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