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(Israel National News)   Egypt would like you to know that Communism and Tom & Jerry were invented by the ancient Egyptians and that they also built all the pyramids 200 years before the dates of the oldest ones   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Tom & Jerry, Egyptologists, communists, Egyptian, Egypt, engine rooms, Abdel Fattah  
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2014-05-15 11:21:47 PM  
3 votes:
Inventing communism isn't exactly something to be proud of.
2014-05-15 11:55:01 PM  
2 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: And the site has settings for Israeli, American English, and Russian languages?

Arutz Sheva News Agency (Sheva is hebrew for "7" which is their channel number on TV) which has newspapers (fourth largest i the country), TV Station and Radio (they have three different language radio stations plus a music station). It was co-founded by an American ex-pat. He wanted a news agency that could accommodate both Israelis and expats from English speaking countries (There are also expats from other english speaking countries. There are whole neighborhoods like Telz-Stone where everyone speaks in English and the schools teach some subjects in English and some in Hebrew because the Parents want it. That one neighborhood is about 50% American, 50% British, Canadian, Australian and South African expats and their children who are also dual citizens. The original people who started that neighborhood were from Cleveland) He also later added Russian to accommodate the large number of immigrants from the former USSR.
So that is why they have those languages for choices. Plus English and Hebrew are two of the three official languages of Israel (Arabic being the third) which also helps. They did at one time have an Arabic language version but not too many Israeli-Arabs listened to it. If you want Israeli news from a religious-Zionist perspective, it is the only news agency out there for that view (though not everyone there is religious, but everyone there is very Zionistic and pro-settlement). Its the only good Israeli news agency from the right. read them and haaretz from the left  and you get a clear picture of both sides in Israel.
2014-05-15 11:42:24 PM  
2 votes:
I have no idea if any of what's being reported here is true, but I think we are supposed to pointing out the contradiction between:

"The pyramids were built in 2800 BCE, whereas Abraham lived in 1700 BCE - he lived 1,000 years after the building of the pyramids. Even if we assume that they were around when the pyramids were built, there is a difference between shepherds, who know nothing about engineering, or about erecting such monumental structures, and who couldn't do much more than carry bricks, perhaps, and between the brilliant minds who could build such structures," claimed Al-Sissy.
"Anyone who knows this but still attacks [Egyptian] civilization must be working for global Zionism," he declared.

And this:

He then added, "I consider everything to have been planned here. Even the principles of Communism - it turns out that they were written by Ipuwer, the historian from the First Intermediate Period. He wrote that labor belongs to the laborers, that the land belongs to those who till it, and that the heavens do not rule the land, because there is no god. This is from the First Intermediate Period, after the Sixth Dynasty."

Because that's pretty funny.
2014-05-15 11:40:22 PM  
2 votes:

nekom: Unimpressed by your pyramids:

A hill covered and surrounded by a bunch of mud huts, built around 1000 years ago?

I can appreciate the accomplishments of our native peoples, but lets not pretend they weren't 3 or 4 thousand years behind the rest of the world.
2014-05-15 11:21:49 PM  
2 votes:
" he claimed it was not the forefathers of the Jewish people who built the pyramids, but the Egyptians. "

Okay, so he got one thing right.

..... It  iscommon knowledge that the jews didn't build the pyramids, right?
2014-05-15 08:52:44 PM  
2 votes: And the site has settings for Israeli, American English, and Russian languages?
2014-05-15 08:12:04 PM  
2 votes:
How do you respond to a guy that gives out complete truths and complete lies in equal numbers?
2014-05-16 12:38:36 AM  
1 vote:

fasahd: The guy seems overly pompous in flaunting his culture's acheivements. Maybe he's trying to renew national pride. Who really cares who came up with these things. But I don't think he's totally bat-shiat. Heres from wiki:

"Cats in everyday life in Ancient Egypt:
Wild cats naturally preyed upon the rats and other vermin that ate from the royal granaries. They earned their place in towns and cities by killing mice, venomous snakes, and other pests. They were worshiped by the Egyptians and given jewelry in hieroglyphics."

So watching cats chase mice was probably a cool pass time. Watching a cat hit his head on the wall because the mouse made it to the hole first would be classic. Maybe they drew it on papyrus.  The communism is easy enough to believe, and even if the Jews were the laborers, suppose Einstien had been one. You really think they would take slave laborer's advice on an engineering project? Credit for projects always goes to the designer, not the peons that toil. Granted, his dating theory makes him sound like a holocaust denier.

He's engaging in archaeology propaganda, it's actually fairly common in that part of the world.  It should be no surprise that these efforts are widely disputed, incredibly political, and very light on actual science or history.

As for the pyramids, they were public works projects.  It's kinda hazy to call them "slaves" when they were all feudal serfs (property of the king, who by the way is also LITERALLY GOD in the state religion) but at the same time it's not like they volunteered for their jobs, they just got drafted because the King needed them doing something in between planting season and harvest season.  And for all the talk of "amazing engineering" it wasn't all that, they had dudes, they had bronze-age tools, they got shiat done.  I mean it's interesting, and they did invent stuff (for that part of the world, which they did not share, and were eclipsed by) but it wasn't as impressive as what they were doing in, say Asia or what they did in Minoan civilization around the same time.

But Egypt needs pride, and since they ain't got shiat NOW they have to fall back on "yeah well we used to be hot shiat" even if it means lying and making shiat up.

Not exactly new, or unique.
2014-05-16 12:32:18 AM  
1 vote:

Billy Bathsalt: Starshines: Inventing communism isn't exactly something to be proud of.

Well, you say that, but what happens once every job is done by a robot and three people have 100% of the money?

The rest of us will go back to trading shiny rocks and fishes and berries and thatching roofs from straw
2014-05-16 12:23:34 AM  
1 vote:

Lord Jubjub: How do you respond to a guy that gives out complete truths and complete lies in equal numbers?

Vote him in for President twice?

//Go Barry!
2014-05-15 11:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
That website is some of the worst propaganda drivel I've seen in quite some time.
2014-05-15 11:23:48 PM  
1 vote:
Well, if we ever run out of sources of batshiat insanity, we know where to go to get a new supply.
2014-05-15 11:19:11 PM  
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2014-05-15 10:29:51 PM  
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2014-05-15 09:33:03 PM  
1 vote:
Unimpressed by your pyramids:
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