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(Discovery)   Oldest known depiction of Pharaoh found in Egypt, showing a tax collecting tour. Some things never change   ( news.discovery.com) divider line
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2012-12-31 03:41:55 PM  
Taxes are the admission price for civilization, subby.
2012-12-31 03:46:29 PM  
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2012-12-31 03:48:16 PM  
ChipNASA: You know, for someone who claims to work for NASA, you seem to be content to ignore where your paycheck comes from...
2012-12-31 03:50:16 PM  
Now this top line translates into, "Pharoah gobbles donkey goobers."
2012-12-31 03:50:22 PM  
That was some nice trolling. There's gonna be a lot of butthurt in this thread. For all of the libertarians who will invariably flood this thread, I suggest heading a little further south from Egypt, perhaps to Somalia. It's really nice this time of year and everyone there is really into bootstrappiness.
2012-12-31 03:50:55 PM  
That's nice, now where is the Stargate?
2012-12-31 03:51:45 PM  
Came for a photoshop of Pharaoh Fartbongo.

Leaving happy.
2012-12-31 03:52:28 PM  
I thought the old living Pharaoh was...

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2012-12-31 03:54:06 PM  

Evil Mackerel: That's nice, now where is the Stargate?

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2012-12-31 03:54:23 PM  
The Pharoah probably returned the next and subjected the artist to the Hom Dai for drawing such a shiatty likeness.
2012-12-31 03:55:49 PM  
fta : A ritual event known as the "Following of Horus"-- a biennial tax-collection tour of the king and his court to demonstrate royal authority throughout the land

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An early Egyptian FARKER posting that roughly translates to, "If you dont like it, you can move to Somalia".
2012-12-31 03:56:40 PM  
That figures. Collecting taxes, hating jews. Pharoh was a Democrat
2012-12-31 03:57:45 PM  
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'No, not a Pharaoh on a tax collecting tour; an invitation'
2012-12-31 04:01:22 PM  
A close examination seems to reveal that they are using two coconut halves and they are bangin' 'em together.
2012-12-31 04:01:23 PM  
So let it be written, so it shall be done.
2012-12-31 04:13:45 PM  
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2012-12-31 04:16:07 PM  
"The king is followed by a fan-bearer and preceded by a dog and two standard-bearers."

Stimulus jobs.
2012-12-31 04:19:57 PM  
Oldest known depiction of Pharaoh found in Egypt.

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2012-12-31 04:25:45 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Taxes are the admission price for civilization into the high life for kings, subby.

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And citizens working on Shovel Ready Jobs have to eat.

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2012-12-31 04:38:54 PM  

Vectron: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Taxes are the admission price for civilization into the high life for kings, subby.

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And citizens working on Shovel Ready Jobs have to eat.

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Some things never change.
2012-12-31 04:55:14 PM  
Further down the wall there was something about a troop of musicians called "Stones that Roll" going on tour.
2012-12-31 05:35:53 PM  
Smeggy Smurf:

That figures. Collecting taxes, hating jews. Pharoh was a Democrat

There were no Jews in 3100 BC. Too early.

Anyway. Was this ancient tax collection more like a serial robbery or a panhandling trip?
2012-12-31 05:44:19 PM  
What kind of lameass supreme ruler has to go out and collect his own taxes?
2012-12-31 05:45:42 PM  
Was there a beer ad? The Pharaohs were into beer.
2012-12-31 05:48:35 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: ChipNASA: You know, for someone who claims to work for NASA, you seem to be content to ignore where your paycheck comes from...

I remember when I was in grade school. I asked my teacher how much money the school spent per student. She being a teacher actually knew the number exactly and told me. I was flabbergasted. My dad worked at NASA, I was always flabbergasted that people somehow thought my dad didn't have to pay taxes.

\Dad liked working for NASA, 'the little a' as he said. National! aeronautics, and Space! Administration!
\\Cause at the little a, half the stuff they did was to support commercial aviation.
2012-12-31 06:29:11 PM  
Think I'll give all my tax money to the State I live in and none to the Feds this year. If the Feds want my money, they can try and get it from my State.
2012-12-31 07:39:53 PM  
There is nothing new under the Sun God.

1) In those days there was in the land of Shinar a wise man who had understanding in all wisdom, and of a beautiful appearance, but he was poor and indigent; his name was Rikayon and he was hard set to support himself.

2) And he resolved to go to Egypt, to Oswiris the son of Anom king of Egypt, to show the king his wisdom; for perhaps he might find grace in his sight, to raise him up and give him maintenance; and Rikayon did so.

3) And when Rikayon came to Egypt he asked the inhabitants of Egypt concerning the king, and the inhabitants of Egypt told him the custom of the king of Egypt, for it was then the custom of the king of Egypt that he went from his royal palace and was seen abroad only one day in the year, and after that the king would return to his palace to remain there.

4) And on the day when the king went forth he passed judgment in the land, and every one having a suit came before the king that day to obtain his request.

5) And when Rikayon heard of the custom in Egypt and that he could not come into the presence of the king, he grieved greatly and was very sorrowful.

6) And in the evening Rikayon went out and found a house in ruins, formerly a bake house in Egypt, and he abode there all night in bitterness of soul and pinched with hunger, and sleep was removed from his eyes.

7) And Rikayon considered within himself what he should do in the town until the king made his appearance, and how he might maintain himself there.

8) And he rose in the morning and walked about, and met in his way those who sold vegetables and various sorts of seed with which they supplied the inhabitants.

9) And Rikayon wished to do the same in order to get a maintenance in the city, but he was unacquainted with the custom of the people, and he was like a blind man among them.

10) And he went and obtained vegetables to sell them for his support, and the rabble assembled about him and ridiculed him, and took his vegetables from him and left him nothing.

11) And he rose up from there in bitterness of soul, and went sighing to the bake house in which he had remained all the night before, and he slept there the second night.

12) And on that night again he reasoned within himself how he could save himself from starvation, and he devised a scheme how to act.

13) And he rose up in the morning and acted ingeniously, and went and hired thirty strong men of the rabble, carrying their war instruments in their hands, and he led them to the top of the Egyptian sepulchre, and he placed them there.

14) And he commanded them, saying, Thus saith the king, Strengthen yourselves and be valiant men, and let no man be buried here until two hundred pieces of silver be given, and then he may be buried; and those men did according to the order of Rikayon to the people of Egypt the whole of that year.

15) And in eight months time Rikayon and his men gathered great riches of silver and gold, and Rikayon took a great quantity of horses and other animals, and he hired more men, and he gave them horses and they remained with him.

16) And when the year came round, at the time the king went forth into the town, all the inhabitants of Egypt assembled together to speak to him concerning the work of Rikayon and his men.

17) And the king went forth on the appointed day, and all the Egyptians came before him and cried unto him, saying,

18) May the king live forever. What is this thing thou doest in the town to thy servants, not to suffer a dead body to be buried until so much silver and gold be given? Was there ever the like unto this done in the whole earth, from the days of former kings yea even from the days of Adam, unto this day, that the dead should not be buried only for a set price?

19) We know it to be the custom of kings to take a yearly tax from the living, but thou dost not only do this, but from the dead also thou exactest a tax day by day.

20) Now, O king, we can no more bear this, for the whole city is ruined on this account, and dost thou not know it?

21) And when the king heard all that they had spoken he was very wroth, and his anger burned within him at this affair, for he had known nothing of it.

22) And the king said, Who and where is he that dares to do this wicked thing in my land without my command? Surely you will tell me.

23) And they told him all the works of Rikayon and his men, and the king's anger was aroused, and he ordered Rikayon and his men to be brought before him.

24) And Rikayon took about a thousand children, sons and daughters, and clothed them in silk and embroidery, and he set them upon horses and sent them to the king by means of his men, and he also took a great quantity of silver and gold and precious stones, and a strong and beautiful horse, as a present for the king, with which he came before the king and bowed down to the earth before him; and the king, his servants and all the inhabitants of Egypt wondered at the work of Rikayon, and they saw his riches and the present that he had brought to the king.

25) And it greatly pleased the king and he wondered at it; and when Rikayon sat before him the king asked him concerning all his works, and Rikayon spoke all his words wisely before the king, his servants and all the inhabitants of Egypt.

26) And when the king heard the words of Rikayon and his wisdom, Rikayon found grace in his sight, and he met with grace and kindness from all the servants of the king and from all the inhabitants of Egypt, on account of his wisdom and excellent speeches, and from that time they loved him exceedingly.

27) And the king answered and said to Rikayon, Thy name shall no more be called Rikayon but Pharaoh shall be thy name, since thou didst exact a tax from the dead; and he called his name Pharaoh.

28) And the king and his subjects loved Rikayon for his wisdom, and they consulted with all the inhabitants of Egypt to make him prefect under the king.

29) And all the inhabitants of Egypt and its wise men did so, and it was made a law in Egypt.

30) And they made Rikayon Pharaoh prefect under Oswiris king of Egypt, and Rikayon Pharaoh governed over Egypt, daily administering justice to the whole city, but Oswiris the king would judge the people of the land one day in the year, when he went out to make his appearance.

31) Rikayon Pharaoh cunningly usurped the government of Egypt, and he exacted a tax from all the inhabitants of Egypt.

32) But All the inhabitants of Egypt greatly loved Rikayon Pharaoh, and they made a decree to call every king that should reign over them and their seed in Egypt, Pharaoh.

33) Therefore all the kings that reigned in Egypt from that time forward were called Pharaoh unto this day.
2013-01-01 01:57:47 AM  
Good god, can't we even make a tax collection joke without people being all passive aggressive about politics now?
2013-01-01 10:31:52 AM  
Anyone else click the related link to "Little Horny Man?"

/North America's earliest depiction of a Farker

//including a certain exaggerated feature
2013-01-01 12:35:29 PM  
Collecting taxes by force

Folks, that's a GD Democrat
2013-01-01 03:31:41 PM  
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