- New reality underlying the ancient traditions about Moses, who was
an Egyptian pharaoh prince expelled as a claimant to the throne and whose
mysterious disappearance led to the ruin of his reputation ...
Why had Moses disappeared many years before
Has one of Moses' secret burial chambers to be
found in Egypt?
Which high-ranking Egyptian had an identity
Did Moses know about history's oldest known
Which documents mention how the execution
of Moses was faked?
Historians have questioned how Moses could have left the Land of the
Pharaohs without a trace. Now, exciting new findings and substantial
evidence indicate the presence of Moses in Egypt 3,500 years ago.
New information, decoded
with the help of modern astronomical methods used on the world's oldest star
map - found in 1927 in secret Egyptian burial facilities, at Luxor, -
presents accurate dating. This makes it possible to substantiate significant
material on Moses' existence in ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty.
Moses was outmanoeuvred
by a well-planned ambush. Because of Moses' versatile brilliance and
personality he would probably have become one the greatest pharaohs of Egypt
- but another prince took power and systematically tried to destroy all
traces of his rival. Yet the subsequent absence of clues has caused
modern-day doubt and commotion about Moses' place in history.
The book is the first to
explore and develop a genuine Egyptian context with regard to Moses. Data
from archaeology, Egyptian astronomical records, and ancient inscriptions as
well as the Rabbinical Talmud texts show why the traditional concepts of
Moses' identity and fate need to be critically revised and re-examined. The
sources strongly indicate that Moses was a high-ranking leader among the
Egyptian elite, and offers a master key to uncover a large-scale political
intrigue at Pharaoh's court which led to Moses' exile. The "silent years" of
Moses' life can now be
revealed and heard.
"... the results of modern research all the way up to the present have
been applied and discussed to an astonishing extent. - Well-articulated,
thought-provoking - it has the potential to change our present view of the
historical sequence of events in the Near East in the second millennium
Leo Hjortsoe, University
Lecturer in Classical Philology, - the University
Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for
his works on the
historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His
explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture
and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and
He is also recognized for
work in accurately dating the world's oldest star map and establishing a
scientific methodology. It includes a significant contribution to the chronology
of Egypt and the Moses era.
has carried out extensive research on Egyptian history, archaeology, ancient
star knowledge, religion, anthropology, cultic mystery doctrines, and mythology.
With acute proficiency and years of experience, he researches in depth and
detail the often controversial material.
"... Concerning Ove von Spaeth's momentous, new-orientating treatise on "Dating
the Oldest Egyptian Star Map", which was published in "Centaurus
International Magazine on The History of Mathematics, Science, and
Technology" (2000, Vol. 42:3, pp. 159-179): - a scientific pioneering work which
has gained sustained admiration and respect internationally for its
non-traditional observations and for finding solutions to difficult problems
of key importance to ancient Egyptian astronomy and the chronological
perspectives. In addition, the actual findings have furthered research on
rendering more accurate the dating of Moses' historical period …"
Key Phrases concerning "The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter" : historical Moses drama, ancient Egypt, archaeology, anthropology, history,
ancient astronomy, the Moses identity, Prince of Egypt, high priests,
magical spells, identity theft, name manipulation, iconoclasm, court
conspiration, ritual mock execution, royal substitute victim, star myths, astronomical dating, cultural history, chronology,
the Bible, the Rabbinical Writings, religious history, theology,
the Old Testament, the Torah, the Pentateuch, Jethro,
the exodus, Egyptology, Ove von Spaeth, Philo, Josephus, Pharaoh's Daughter, Queen Hatshepsut, royal infant ritual, Maatkare, Isis, Pharaoh Tuthmosis III, Thebes, Sirius, World-axis, mythologies, Sinai.
"The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter" sheds more light on the
Assassination of Moses: - Was Moses a mythical figure, or did important
elements of modern biblical research 'murder history'? - A discovery of
controversial information has now revealed heretofore obscure evidence of
Moses' historical existence and new facts to explain his dramatic fate.
Precedents show that when the probable location of the ancient city of
Troy was discovered by Schliemann on the basis of clues in Homer's ancient
texts, his assertion was long regarded with suspicion by science and
scholarship. This even though it was possible to substantiate the accounts -
that were widely regarded as myths - with significant archaeological
evidence to form a more tangible historical perspective. This same type of
reservation has long been propounded against the Moses story.
Assassinating Moses - carried out by his peers within the Egyptian
opposition, and later on partly by Bible editors of ancient times - indeed
seems to have been repeated in modern times by certain new schools of
research that have made Moses a "fabricated mythical figure".
study's thoroughly argued verification precisely demonstrates that a vast
multitude of archaeological and textual hints, facts and evidence can be
presented and are "far greater than necessary for winning a lawsuit". For
example, data from the world's oldest star map and other more recent and
older finds contribute to a new perspective and to improving uncertain
By tracing, compiling and presenting exceptional knowledge from research,
finds and archives, the author produces important documents. They harbour
a historically astonishing Moses account, an account that has a different,
more logical context than previously assumed. A well-documented drama of
reality. A drama in which the 'scapegoat' syndrome, officially used in a
ritualized version, emerges in several historical circumstances.
unique material is made accessible in a form so it can be read without the
need for scientific qualifications.
(Inside front cover:)
"... this re-assessment of the historical
circumstances of Moses ...is not only serious, but also vivid
Leo Hjortsoe, University Lecturer in Classical Philology, - the
University of Copenhagen
"(Regarding the study of the Egyptian star
map:) "... an important work for establishing Egyptian chronology ...".
Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science
Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Danish
National Museum for the History of Science, Aarhus
From the reviews on "The Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter", vol. 2 of
the Moses-series :
"... Danish author Ove von
Spaeth appears to be one of Denmark's boldest scientists. - He takes a
distinctive approach as a historian. Von Spaeth fills the imagination of
his readers with his discoveries about Moses ...(and) has prepared a
brilliant, logical solution or true stroke of genius ...". - F.J. Billeskov Jansen, Ph.D., Professor,
at the University of
Copenhagen, - Politiken, Daily
"... the book is well written and easy to read and occasionally as thrilling as a
detective novel ... The reservations should not prevent anyone from reading the
book with profit, especially for the sake of its literary qualities. It has the
ability to captivate and occasionally to disquiet, as well! ...".
Hoegenhaven, Ph.D. in Theology, Professor, - at the University of Copenhagen,
- Jyllands-Posten, Daily
"... something impressive and terrifying about Ove von Spaeth's attempt
to rediscover the historical Moses. - Von Spaeth is an immensely
learned man - at ease in Egyptology - he deciphers inscriptions,
sculptures, calendars, historical records and much more with a brilliant
breadth of view. And the result is striking. - Von Spaeth's achievements are
impressive - and to a great extent convincing. The account ...is
definitely thrilling and worth reading; and makes you look forward to the
sequel ...". - Lars Tjalve, M.A. in Theology, - Kristeligt Dagblad, Daily
"… In his book-series, i.e. "Assassinating Moses", a Danish researcher
and writer has presented what - by international standards - has to be
considered sensational evidence on a connection between the history of
Egypt and the existence of Moses …" - Erling Haagensen, Writer and Film Director, Member of Danish Film
Directors, - Bornholms Tidende, daily
"... No researcher has previously turned his or her attention on these
matters which obviously deserve a wider audience. Ove von Spaeth truly
risks his neck - which a genuine researcher must be willing to do, by
the way, unless he is content to be a book-keeper. One thing is certain,
however: Ove von Spaeth has thrown down an impressive inter-disciplinary
gauntlet that cannot be ignored ...". - Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in
Comparative Religion and Semitic
Philology; Project leader, at The Royal Library, of the New Scholarly
Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
"... In Egypt we are finding no major traces of emigrated Israelites at
the time of Ramses II in 1200 BC, and according to researchers - and
together with them many biblical interpreters believe - here is the
timeframe to where Moses belongs. Ove von Spaeth operates by reversing
the issue: We are not going to find a Moses, because we have placed him
in a wrong time ...
Ove von Spaeth
presents us even with a beautiful and intriguing jigsaw puzzle. However, his
critics have been suspicious about the fact that, for once, the pieces seem to
fit in quite handsomely - the logical plain solution, simply, is not allowed to
Even strongly interested persons at an almost-expert level have to exert
themselves in order to draw immediate conclusions to all elements of such a
huge collection of material as is the basis of these books on Moses ... so
the strong point of these books is the very fact that so many important data hitherto neglected in research have now been included.
historical circumstances which the books on that background already have
been able to present, should further inspire the scholarly branches involved
to expanding this researching. ..."
- Jurij Moskvitin,
Philosopher, Mathematician, Writer, formerly a Reviewer for the Copenhagen
newspaper "Politiken" and occasionally for Danish National Television
Concerning a scientific treatise of Ove von Spaeth
published in "Centaurus" (42;3, 2000) with documentation for the
of Egypt's Oldest Star Map. To be used by readers without 'professional'
astronomical knowledge this was later re-edited and presented in connection with Ove von
The text has been added as an Appendix to vol. 2of Ove von Spaeth's present
book-series on Moses.
In the following is being presented what reviewers said regarding the study of the Egyptian
"... the findings are very ingenious and admirable, and quite surprising
considering the apparent lack of interest of the Egyptians in this sort
of astronomy. - I have visited and photographed the Senmut tomb several
times, and I find it quite fascinating. Thus I find the paper especially
interesting ...". - Owen Gingerich, Research Professor in Astronomy and the History of
Science, The Harvard-Smithsonian Institution, Astrophysical Observatory,
"... Without any knowledge of astronomy I am nevertheless convinced
that from Egyptology's point of view the paper by Mr. Ove von Spaeth contains
new and valuable information concerning the date of Senmut's star map. ..." - Erik Iversen, Dr.Phil.h.c., of Egyptology, Professor formerly at the
University of Copenhagen
"... the article on the Senmut ceiling, with so many interesting
observations ...". - Erik Hornung, Professor Dr.,
Aegyptologisches Seminar der Universitaet,
"... The resulting date of Senmut's star map, objectively proven by the
author on an astronomical basis, adds, in my opinion, a considerable
contribution to the debate concerning the Egyptian chronology. ..." - Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science
Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Denmark's
National Museum for the History of Science, Aarhus
"... this important and fascinating paper - many congratulations on the
research - and it is a major advance ...". - Sir Patrick Moore, D.Sc., Astronomy, CBE, FRAS, - BBC Science editor
Said about Ove von Spaeth's entire "Assassinating Moses"-series, VOLUMES 1-5:
The readers' receiving the books with extraordinary enthusiasm
The work has been acknowledged for its language and its progression in
the course of reading simultaneously with the well-documented
"... Among the gems I
will point out: The most accurate research on Moses -
www.moses-egypt.net/book-series/moses-survey_en.asp. - His English
pre-translation of the first book: I have not read the latter books of his
series. They have not yet been translated. I can only say that the first book is
very well researched and I agree with his conclusions in the first book. Our
research was independent but many of our conclusions were the same. ..."
- Ray Kaliss,
writer, reseacher, - The Byzantine Forum
"… Heinrich Schliemann,
who proved more than a hundred years ago that the Homeric poems were
based on historical facts. Just like Ove von Spaeth, who gave up his job
as a printer, Schliemann discontinued his job as a merchant, in order to
start finding proofs of his hypothesis. Followed by a lot of adversity
and mocking, sarcasm and shake of heads from the learned people,
Schliemann found his Troy. This could be one aspect for the Danish
parallel to Schliemann ...". - Flemming Chr.
Nielsen, B.Sc., editor, writer, - Jyllands-Posten, Daily
In Danish: "The Enigma of the Son
of Pharaoh's Daughter" (Attentatet på Moses, Vol.2) / by Ove von Spaeth, - Copenhagen 2000,
pp. 239, soft cover, DKK: 125, - illstr.,
facsims., geographical and celestial maps, plans.
Includes bibliography and index.
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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom
of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt -
and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic
fate and mystery.
Ove von Spaeth has
written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still
influential background of our civilization. • His interdisciplinary
research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into
Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge,
and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings,
and the authors of Antiquity. • Each volume offers unique insights not
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