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The Egyptian Ankh Cross Found In Mexico

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The Egyptian Ankh Cross Found In Mexico

Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.

The Egyptian Ankh cross found in Mexico. Image Credit: commons.wikimedia.

Calixtlahuaca, present day Toluca has one of the most mysterious objects discovered in Mexico. The Monument number 4, Cross Altar or Tzompantli share an incredible similarity to the Ankh cross in ancient Egypt.

The ankh also known as key of life was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life.” It actually represents the concept of eternal life, which is according to historians the general meaning of the symbol. It is one of the most important ancient Egyptian symbols yet one of the most mysterious ones because the origin of the symbol remains a mystery to Egyptologists even today and not a single hypothesis has been fully accepted.

The symbol frequently appears in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife.

A symbol similar to the ankh frequently appears in Minoan and Mycenaean sites, and it often appeared in coins from ancient Cyprus and Asia Minor, and it is also used to represent the planet Venus and the metal copper.

The symbol frequently appears in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife. A symbol similar to the ankh frequently appears in Minoan and Mycenaean sites, and it often appeared in coins from ancient Cyprus and Asia Minor, and it is also used to represent the planet Venus and the metal copper.

But what is the Ankh symbol doing in Mexico? The archaeological site of Calixtlahuaca is located at about 2,500 meters, and there are several monuments present at the site. Out of these structures, we pick out the Tzompantli structure. A Tzompantli s a type of wooden rack or palisade documented in several Mesoamerican civilizations. It was used for the public display of human skulls, typically of war captives or other sacrificial victims. It is a scaffold-like construction of poles on which heads and skulls were placed after holes had been made in them. – Wikipedia

The Tzompantli present at Calixtlahuaca is a cross altar decorated with skulls, it had skulls carved in stone embedded in the structure. Originally had more than ten, today there are only two original and the replica of a third. But what makes this construction so mysterious is that it resembles the Egyptian Symbol Ankh.

According to Rich Cassaro, “The Aztecs and the Egyptians were parallel civilizations in many ways, despite having evolved on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Both cultures built pyramids, both used solar symbolism, and both believed in life after death, preparing their dead for a journey to the afterlife via an elaborate and highly-ritualistic ceremony.”

The similarity between some structures found at Calixtlahuaca when compared to some symbols and structures from Egypt is quite interesting.

Both of these cultures had a similar use of the “Tau” cross. The Ancient Egyptian Ankh was a “Tau” cross that has a loop on top of it. Ancient Aztecs and Mayas used a similar symbolism in their cross; that apparently comes from the “Tau” cross without the loop that Ancient Egyptians used. This is why the “Ankh cross found in Mexico” is fascinating. Why would the Aztecs deliberately deviate from their conventional use of the “Tau” cross and modify it like they did in Calixtlahuaca by adding a loop, just like the Egyptians did? To the Egyptians, the Ankh symbol was a very important glyph that was connected to the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians were extremely spiritual, and they firmly believed that a person continues to live in the afterlife. That is why the Ankh cross was so important to them. In Central America, we have a similar story when we talk about the Mayas and Aztecs as they believed that a person would continue to live in the afterlife.

To the Egyptians, the Ankh symbol was a very important glyph that was connected to the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians were extremely spiritual, and they firmly believed that a person continues to live in the afterlife. That is why the Ankh cross was so important to them. In Central America, we have a similar story when we talk about the Mayas and Aztecs as they believed that a person would continue to live in the afterlife.

The TAU cross was inscribed on the forehead of every person admitted into the Mysteries of Mithras. When a king was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries, the TAU was placed against his lips. It was tattooed on the bodies of the candidates in some of the American Indian Mysteries. To the Qabbalist, the TAU stood for heaven and the Pythagorean Tetractys. The Caduceus of Hermes was an outgrowth of the TAU cross. – http://www.sacred-texts.com/

There are many monuments at Calixtlahuaca that have not been excavated yet; there is plenty of work to be done on the site, and archaeologists are hoping to uncover more information about this ancient complex and their inhabitants.


Based on the work by Richard Cassaro – for more, visit http://www.richardcassaro.com

 

17 Comments
  • Eric Lipps

    Actually, the “tau cross” appears to have been a male fertility symbol (do I really need to spell it out?) in very ancient times, independently invented by multiple cultures around the world as the swastika, originally a religious symbol, also was. (The maniac mystics of the SS took the Hindu swastika and reversed it, in a parallel to the Black Mass’s inverted cross.) Later, the tau cross acquired other meanings.

    • C.

      You are wrong about the tau cross

    • Lorraine5215

      Nothing from Afuraka is just male, misogyny, nor rome gay; its both male and female the ANKH of fertility, melanin/carbon, and the essence of life+more, greatness.Now thats true about the swastika except its not hindu uh, no, it too originated from Afuraka culture… twisted under euros…

  • Lboogiespeaks101

    Caucasoid “Egyptologist” have misinterpreted so much & this article is bogus in terms of what OUR Ankh means. Kemetologist know the precise meaning of the ankh. It’s all connected to MELANIN. They still call the writings “hieroglyphics” when it’s MEDU NETER. Caucasoids can’t even speak MEDU NETER because they don’t have enough melanin to do so. I’ll be glad when these bogus “Egyptologist” give back what they stole & misinterpreted. Smmfh

    • Etta St John

      I would love to know how melanin in the skin has anything to do with interpretation of an ancient language. If melanin is so vital to understanding Metu Neter, than why was it that the person who deciphered the Rosetta Stone was a person with very little melanin in his skin. Why did it take so long for someone to be born to discover the meaning of Heiroglyphics if they are so easily interpreted by people who have melanin in their skin? If what you say is true, than this language would not have been a lost language as it was before Jean-Fancois Champollion was the first person to decipher it.

      • Lorraine5215

        because its a LIE as euro albion do..lie about it calling it his’story, in actuality a ‘moor’ helped him decipher it but was a servant, as usual…you ever notice the turban wearing blacks in the back ground of many old england pictures that many mistake for slaves??? well, nah, they’re the muurs/moor negro coat of arms bs..

        • Etta St John

          You obviously know nothing about history except your own prejudices. The Rosetta Stone was deciphered because it was written in multiple languages and the Greek portion was still a language that was understood. That is how it was able to be deciphered. Moors had nothing to do with it. Revisionist history is a joke.

    • Lorraine5215

      Queen, Ase’

  • QS

    The Ankh is found in Mexico because Pre-Dynastic Egypt is what is now known as Peru of South America as per “When Rocks Cry Out” by Horace Butler. They were the same people; Noble Moors of the Asiatic Race.

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    • Lorraine5215

      asiactic what? No. the Jarawa people today are the original ppl and are there in asia as black as night ‘blue back’ who came from Afuraka, migrating to asia; if an Afuraka person leaves Afuraka to migrate to asia they’re still AFURAKA… asia is not that old 1400 bce governed by King Tutmose III…

  • Antonio Reynolds

    Could the similarities have something to with the Dogons who left Africa and explored the world during the Pangea. A creating the so called Native American stocks with the Chinese. Also brining alone Egyptian culture. The Hopi Indian dance resembles the Dogons and what about the 10 to 20 ton African feature heads of Lavinta and other locations in Mexico. Check out YouTube Mexico Xi people (misnamed).

  • Lorraine5215

    the coins were in cyprus, and asia minor because once in ancient times Afuraka King Tutmose III governed all of Khenit ‘Nubia’ Egypt ‘Kamit’ ans west asia….

  • GUEST

    WE are more than Africa……WE are the world!

  • Arshes Nei

    Our race would look like a flippin’ soap opera to any extra-terrestrial race watching this … *adds hot sauce to popcorn*

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