Jaime O
re: Orus
Thu Dec 22, 2016 15:57
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Dear Rich,

"We have a possible lead from the Greeks on an Orus who was a king, about at that time. [...] This is a vague reference; the name does look like the Egyptian Horus. This could be some commander/ship captain that is being substituted back into Manetho."

I get your point, but it seems odd Manetho (or whoever wrote his words) would substitute a pharaoh's name by some other king's, from a source unrelated to the chronology of Ancient Egypt. 'Horus' seems to be the best option; at light of this, I interpret Orus as Amenhotep III, the king who was deified in life. And that's a whole other topic...

Regards,
Jaime

  • re: OrusRich McQuillen, Thu Dec 22 08:44
    "You're totally right about Orus and other names." -- We have a possible lead from the Greeks on an Orus who was a king, about at that time. "Orus 1. The first king of the Troezenians, whose land was ... more
    • re: Orus — Jaime O, Thu Dec 22 15:57
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