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The Edwin Smith Papyrus c1600bc 

In 1862 the American, Edwin Smith who some believe to be a forger of antiquities,( amongst many other unscrupulous titles) “acquired”   the scroll whilst in Luxor from a Egyptian “businessman” named Mustapha Agha.

This scroll has been accredited to none other than Imhotep, although that is not the opinion of most archaeologists.

It has been suggested by many that it was acquired via tomb robbers, which is believeable as is was quite common and easy to buy ancient artifacts on the black market at that time.

It is five meters long, and is mainly concerned with surgery. It was translated in the 1930s by James Breasted who was helped by Dr. Arno Luckhardt, a professor of physiology. It describes 48 surgical cases of wounds of the head, neck, shoulders, breast and chest. It can still be seen at the New York Historical Society. 43 Smith died in 1912.

Below is an extract of the Papyrus.




Case Thirty-One

"Title: Instructions concerning a dislocation in a vertebra of [his] neck. Examination: If thou examinest a man having a dislocation in a vertebra of his neck, shouldst thou find him unconscious of his two arms (and) his two legs on account of it, while his phallus is erected on account of it, (and) urine drops from his member without his knowing it; his flesh has received wind; his two eyes are bloodshot; it is a dislocation of a vertebra of his neck extending to his backbone which causes him to be unconscious of his two arms (and) his two legs. If, however, the middle vertebra of his neck is dislocated, it is an emissio seminis which befalls his phallus.

Diagnosis: Thou shouldst say concerning him: "One having a dislocation in a vertebra of his neck, while he is unconscious of his two legs and his two arms, and his urine dribbles. An ailment not to be treated."


Quote 13

A probable passage referring the “Great Pyramid” of Gizeh (which means Border) as a symbol of the coming Christ.

"In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them." 44



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