The Magic Brick in Tut's Treasury

The latest episode ("Pharaoh's Curse") of Ancient Aliens airing this past Friday featured Ahmed Osman as one of the talking heads!

There will be a number of additional showings in case you missed it:

Ahmed explains the purpose of magic bricks in royal burials (among other things). The program goes on to discuss a rare/unique fifth magic brick located in a side chamber of Tut's tomb called "The Treasury". On the brick it was written:

"It is I who hindered the sand from choking the secret chamber,
and repel that one who would repel him with a desert flame.
I have set aflame the desert.
I have caused the path to be mistaken.
I am for the protection of the deceased."

This inscription has a decidedly Moses-like flavor! Recall that in the Biblical story that Moses is first repelled by "pharaoh" and then the pharaoh is prevented from chasing after Moses. And as Moses and the Israelites wandered about in the desert, they were accompanied by an intense fire during the nights.

The magic brick was evidently alluding to Akhenaten in his role as the "Moses"/Ra, however the intended speaker could have been Tut in the role of the Horus/"Joshua" (and as such, the protector of Akhenaten/Moses). It seems to have also been the role of Horus to combat the encroachment of sand (ala the slightly earlier Thutmose IV, who cleared the Sphinx and erecting of an associated stela). It was also the role of the Horus to defend Ra in Exodus. Biblical Joshua is raised up to become the champion of Moses in the desert and then become his kingly successor.

Akhenaten, Aye and Tutankhamun were patterning their actions after specific Middle Kingdom ancestors, who were forced to lead an evacuation of Egypt during a devastating flood event. This was a cyclical event in Egypt, which owed its inspiration to the myth of Ra. In that story, the old and senile god Ra had became disrespected and was encouraged by Thoth to unleash a killing flood upon the land. A remnant was saved only after Ra repented of his anger and turned the Nile red.

The Exodus of Akhenaten was motivated more from a killing drought (ala the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom), but the tradition of Ra was repeated nonetheless. Upon the death of Akhenaten, it was necessary for "the Lord" to return his body to Egypt for burial and be placed in a tomb originally built for someone else, namely for that Lord himself! (It is thought that Tut's tomb was originally intended for Aye.)

The program states that "some researchers" believe that Tut's tomb may be
hiding the burial of Akhenaten. I wonder who the (other) researchers are (haha)? Anyway, there does seem to be a growing justification to continue the search for Akhenaten! Let's get on with it. To break a curse you have to be willing to get cursed (at) (lol).

See also this blog and post from one year ago: