Blue Moon Reloaded #3
byon 07-31-2010 at 12:17 PM (727 Views)
Henut Taui, The Immortal
In the 21st dynasty of the Pharaohs a funeral was held for Henut Taui - the Lady of the Two Lands.
Compared to the great rulers of Egypt, her burial was extraordinarily modest. But just like the Pharaohs she was mummified and her body placed inside her tomb in faith that it would grant her immortality.
Her dark slumber went undisturbed as history marched on - through the time of the Greeks and Romans, the collision of the Dark and Middle ages--- the Renaissance and Napoleon until in the early 19th century when her tomb was plundered and the Lady was once again brought out into the light of day.
The king of Bavaria bought the ornate sarcophagus with the mummy inside. He gave it to a museum in Munich where for another century Henut Taui slept on undisturbed.
Slept that is, until in 1992 Dr Svetla Balabanova of the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Ulm Germany, made a discovery on a whim that upset the world of Egyptology and tore apart whole areas of science and history.
She discovered that the body of Henut Taui contained large quantities of cocaine and nicotine. The surprise was not just that the ancient Egyptians had taken drugs since they actually consumed a virtual laundry list of recreational mood enhancements--- but that these drugs come from the tobacco and coca plants--- plants completely unknown outside the Americas--- unheard of until Sir Walter Raleigh introduced smoking from the New World or until cocaine was imported in the Victorian era.
After the first tests came more---134 Egyptian Mummies were drug tested and over one third of them were found to contain cocaine and tobacco. It would appear that someone in Ancient Egypt was doing trade with the Americas...and with this discovery the Lady of the Two Lands was granted her wish and became immortal after all.
Alternative contact theories:
Ancient Wisdom Site – lots of cool and Fortean stuff here:
Something is screaming in the Appalachian mountains: