|With Maïa for ever... by Antoine Gigal
That morning, the wind of the great Egyptian Ancestors was strongly blowing at my ears, the wind which is said that it is responsible for their messages, their will, their blessings, as I walked in the sand of Sakkara ... I had an impossible desire to achieve but curiously I already knew that it would be accessible, that it could not be otherwise ...
I wanted to convince the authorities to reopen the tomb of Maïa duly sealed with lead again from a week, since it was quickly opened for the first time, for a few selected journalists who had written very short articles not meaning much to me ... and I did not have the patience to wait February 2016 when the tomb would be open to the public, I wanted to immerse myself alone in the place, as I like to do everywhere to later get wonders in the progression of my thinking, my research, my writings, and to share with you all my first impressions, with you unable to be on site or who are passionate of Egypt following me for years now ...
This place is the mausoleum of Maïa named also: "the wet nurse of Tutankhamon," but: the remarkable Alain Zivie having discovered the tomb in 1996, would now much rather named it : “the shrine of the elder sister of Tutankhamon: Meritaton who gave her milk to him” ... Lately we hear a lot about Nefertiti and Akhenaton and a lot of questions arise about them and he had not escaped to Zivie that on another tomb located much further: the one of Meketaton the 2nd daughter of Akhenaton, we found Meritaton feeding the child Tutankhamon ... But it’s not not the complex inside relationships of this famous family that motivated me, no, but it was this incredible cliff of Bubastis in North Sakkara that had always fascinated me and where is located this mausoleum and also the fact that Maïa herself gave off an extraordinary charm: the full mystery of a truly accomplished person in all levels of the mind, but also another fact interested me : it had been found inside her tomb the skeleton of a large adult lion died of old age and may be mummified (those who know me know my passion for the lions: see my article where you learn the link between telepathy and lions, and maternal milk and telepathy) and that the rooms were on two levels. (You know my passion for underground). Another fact that drew me attention was that it had taken almost 20 years to clear the tomb of a late-filed incredible jumble of rubble deposited there at the Greco-Roman time to serve as soutainement to the ceilings collapsing under the weight of the cliff and all excavations and thousands of mummies of cats deposited there later... 20 years of hard work and securisation of the undergrond corridors that I 'd heard by my Egyptian colleagues to have been a job of Hercules! .... In short: my strong curiosity was wide awake and I did not knew how to refuse it anything .... But how? Because to unseal a tomb is an outright challenge and going through many complex and long process of several weeks and I was even ashamed to make my application for the same day because it called an immediate refusal .... But now the Ancestors were present and no doubt that they wished immediate success to my request ... It’s a long time now I know that I have no merit: everything comes from them because they know my respect and my love for univeral Egypt and they seem to have much fun making me to discover many things blindly for a purpose that I only manage to understand in reality for a very short time (but that’s another story...).
So unlikely by the conjunction of several facts and coincidences I could succeed. As for example with the help of two different archaeological zones chiefs who I've known for a long time and who came unexpectedly in the office of the Assistant Director who I had never seen before and where I 'tried to plead my cause without success, that was normal because he was not knowing me.... after answering a lot of questions, and after much checking and phone calls and after getting one by one the different security permissions etc...I finally, saw the face of the serious official lighting up and offering me to go all to the great Director of the area that had changed too. There, I found a man willing to hear me and understand me well and told me to my surprise with a smile that I could go! There is a lot of transparency and clarity in all these offices today which is really appreciable. So, escorted by three inspectors, we boarded a van to get to the cliff, then one of them broke the seals and turned on the light and they let me go inside the home of Maïa! I leave you with the photos, it speaks well ...And I invite you to meditate with Maïa...
|The entrance Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
|The amazing pillars with Maïa depicted everywhere...Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
|Maïa with at the top of her head a cone of perfume Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
|Accessing the underground part Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
|The opening of the mouth ceremony for Maïa Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
|La cérémonie d'ouverture de la bouche de Maïa Photos©AntoineGigal2015|
|Sealing again Maïa place Photo©AntoineGigal2015|
Well, I just wanted to invite you to an evocative walk, because I strongly believe in the power of the pictures for this ... for some time here you can read a lot more text ... In the meantime I wish you excellent Feasts !
With all my thanks to my Egyptian Colleagues of the Egyptian Antiquities, for their great help and amability. Hoping that tourists will come again to Egypt because it’s very safe now, as you see I am everywhere without any problem.