Some final conclusions or more correctly, some final suppositions!
You have basically seen my premise in the first two posts. We have seen that words that sound like Nile, or may be connected directly by current thought to Nile, might be common names like Niles or Nyles, or Nigel / Nial/ Neil or even Njal!
We have seen that these names carry various meanings, such as "Dark", "Champion", "cloud" or even "passionate!" You have even read about the various colours, red, blue, black and white. But I really did not mention "Neel", or "Neal", or "Nell", but I did mention "Knell", which I think may tie this together?
First, you must consider just what type of civilization was really found in the Nile valley? There are said to be about 80 known pyramids, and tons of masabas, found there, as well as the hundreds of thousands of underground tombs, all associated with mummies. And, last, but not least, there exists the "Valley of Death", which we today refer to as "the Valley of the Kings", and the "Valley of the Queens"!
We are all familiar with the huge temple complexes built solely to prepare the bodies of the deceased, and the priestly class totally devoted to preparing the bodies to last forever, etc. We are also familar with the great processions that transported the dead to their resting places, the "Arks" or boats or barges, that moved up or down the Nile for hundreds of miles, some eventually proceeding into great man made canals to the burial sites. And, of course, we are familar with the great number of persons who devoted their time to erecting such grandiose structures, like the pyramids, the canals, and the great edifices and caves prepared just for death.
The works of the Fomenko Group, and those of this site who prepared and published "The Medieval Empire of the Israelites", both consider that the country was, at least at one time, not just the burial place of the Egyptians and Greeks who lived there, but also for other great kings or officials from around the world! In other words, Egypt, and the Nile valley was a world wide "Valley of Death", as taken from the Psalms!
And with the above point being made, this is where we or at least I will consider how the word "Knell" or "Knells" or more specifically "Death Knells" assumes importance. The books mentioned also refer to the little known fact that Egypt was at one time literally filled with crosses, some of which still exist, with thousands of others having been deliberately defaced or removed from view. The authors have also mentioned that the great number of temples found in Egypt, were at one time, Christian or proto-christian faclities, either for worship or the home of cloistered "Nuns" or "Monks!" And, we must assume that each of these groups, have only later been associated with the numerous Gods of Egypt, but at one time, it is possible that they all had a related and specific function in the operation of Egypt itself as one gigantic mortuary or funeral home for the worlds greatest personages. They were there to guarantee that the purchaser of their services received "Everlasting Life", to quote a Biblical saying!
And, although, I know of little or no evidence for this, I also assume that at one time, the Nile river, with these temples spread up and down its length, may have actually had large "bell towers!" And, using "Knell" or "Knelling of the bells" as our connection with services for the dead used even in todays funeral services, we might then assume that these bells were "tolled" or "knelled" from temple to temple, from cloister to cloister, etc., to announce the death of some famous personage and the passing of the bier or ark containing the "everlasting body" of this great "Lord", to his or her final resting place.
Thus, Egypt was known for its "KNELLS", its tolling of the bells, sounds that would echo up and down the valley of the river, the Valley of the Bells, etc. and the river became known as the "Knell River" or the "Bell River", "
The River of the Tolling Bells", "The NILE!, and it carries a version of this word today as a result!
Thusly, the prominant position that Egypt today holds, is connected to that period in time where the casting of bells in bronze, came into common usage, and it is only from this time, that all of the great structures found there were built, it was all constructed to provide the most wealthy people of the world a place to spend eternity, and the native Egyptians were mainly concerned with feeding themselves, and laboring to bury the dead! And the locals or foreigners who actually ran the system, were merely great funeral directors, who became faboulsy wealthy by receiving great gifts from those potentates who chose them to provide a final resting place in this world. And, it probably became so profitable, that in later times, in the effort to increase their profits even more, that these "funeral directors", which today we might refer to as the "head priests or priestesess" resorted to reusing the already great structures as the resting place of other potentates, rather than going to the extreme costs involved in building anew!
Thus were inscriptions chiseled away and paintings removed, and new ones chiseled into place and new paintings installed, and the bodies of those great potentates who had lain in place for 50 or 100 years or so, were basically discarded or placed into innocuous places within the great tombs, so as to provide, what whould appear to be a new burial place, since the number of spaces were numerous, and spred out across the Egyptian landscape, it would be hard for anyone to realize that these places were not built anew, but merely refurbished, repaired, and repainted, etc.
There is even the supposition, that it was the priestly caste itself who later robbed the tombs of their wealth!
There, that is my supposition, and the evidence (or at least the indications) to support it!
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