Sometimes the Egyptology seems to be pressed on fragile bases. Knowledge on the matter rests indeed on assumptions which can easily be questioned.
In the chapter of the reasons to doubt, one can quote:
the hieroglyphic texts whose written form is not yet completely known;
- the current use in the hieroglyphic texts of the metaphor which requires an interpretation with the second degree;
- subjective character of the majority of the hieroglyphic texts, often written with the glory of large;
- multiple translations and rewritings of texts of the Antiquity whose originals did not arrive to us;
- the fact that the ancient texts on which certain theories rest were written well after the events that they describe ( cf history of Egypt of Manéthon);
- the fact that the classical theories explain badly certain events, or certain knowledge which the Egyptians of Antiquity had;
- the fact that Egypt generated a fascination favourable with extrapolations and phantasms in any kind ( cf pyramids built by the extraterrestrial ones);
- Egyptological medium that some find closed and not very inclined to modify sometimes old theories several centuries;
- finally and especially, the fact that the theories, even most recognized and most widespread, are not easily demonstrable.
Here some of the great polemics in connection with ancient Egypt:
a religion monotheist or polytheist?
- the problem of the traditional chronologies;
- is Yahvé the downward one of Aton, as lets it think Nietzsche?
- the mystery of the construction of the pyramids;
- the Origin of the former Egyptians.
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