Friday, March 27, 2020

Nile Valley (Sudan) Temple

Raising Star in the Meroitic Facebook group,  has  found a very interesting  building. He wrote: “The old building with a sound painting is a confusing puzzle for the mind. It was built above a 6 M Limestone. This hill is a rock block from the sample of stones used to build pyramids . Building area about 1012 sqm .It is divided into four rooms each two rooms separate by a rocky passage. Each room is divided with a small reserve inside it separates it into two. Walls Height is about 10 meters.

 All the rocks around the building have been engraved in a circular form with letters and engravings as in the picture. Each stone was carved from the walls of the building. The walls of the building were painted from the inside with a thick layer similar to cement, but stronger as it was painted from the inside with brown and brown lines. The building has very short doors, put your back when you enter, and it doesn't have your doors, but small slots above the rooms near the broken roof. 

I have looked at these inscriptions and see that they are Thinite writing or the Proto-Saharan script. The Proto-Saharan inscriptions indicate that the building was a  temple where the locals worshipped their gods.

 In this post I will discuss the inscriptions inside the building. The symbols inside each room is written in the Proto-Saharan/Thinite script. This writing was used by members of the Maa civilization. The Maa people later founded the River Valley civilizations of Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus Valley.

Each room in this temple appears to have been a  chapel  where people can go to pray or worship on their own. Each chapel appears to have a different inscription above the entrance.

The inscription above one of the chapel is a single sign. This sign is “Gyo”.  Gyo means “ [Place} Consecrated to the cult”. Consecrated to the divinity.

In Figure 4, we see one of the longest inscriptions.

Reading from right to left we read:
Ii gyo se
I lu yo le ga
I gyo fe gyo

This means:
 “Thine in the company of a superior place consecrated to the divinity’.
Rest up right the spirit here to sprout zeal [for the divinity and cult].
This talisman loves the Divinity of the cult.
[Here is true] Existence”
In another chapel we find a banner that has fallen to the ground. The inscription is presented in Figure 1.

In the bottom inscription in finely carved Proto-Saharan script we read the following:

I ta gyo I gyo ka
“This place the locality of the cult Divinity. In the company of the mystic order [At]  this object [building] consecrated to the cult”.

In front of this inscription we find other signs that were engraved on the banner later. These signs we read as follows:

Yo gyo gba lu  lu I fe
“ The spirit of the cult Divinity [is here] in the strong habitation of the congregation, rest(ing) up right [here] Love [of the Divinity]”.

In conclusion, this building was a temple. Where believers could venerate their God(s). It would appear that the Believer could enter a room and pray/worship their God(s) as an individual or group.