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34921Y189 The Fayum engineering project gave the

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PHARAOH
THE POWER TO REGULATE THE NILE,
PREVENT DESTRUCTIVE FLOODS AND PROVIDE PTRECIOUS WATER RELIEF
IN TIMES OF DROUGHT! In addition, it transformed & turned the Fayum Valley from just a crocodile-infested swamp
surrounded by barren desert into AeGYPT's granary?! On the shore of the new artificial lake was built the city of SHEDET,
which the Greeks called CROCODILOPOLIS ~ the city of crocodiles. It was dominated by the temple of the crocodile god SOBEK,
who was identified with pharaoh {contemporary statues sometimes show pharaoh sporting a crocodile head}! The temple housed
a sacred crocodile called PETSUCHOS, who was considered to be the living incarnation of SOBEK! Just like 'the living-god pharaoh',
the living-god PETSUCHOS was lovingly groomed by attending priests who provided the lucky reptile with lavish food & even toys,
and dressed him up in gold cloaks & gem-encrusted crowns!!! After all, Petsuchos was the priests' brand, and their authority and
livelihood depended on hìm! When PETSUCHOS died a new crocodile was immediately elected to fill his sandalsm while the dead
reptile was very carefully embalmed & mummified! In the days of Senusret III & Amenemhat III the AeGYPTians had neither
dynamite nor bulldozers! They didn't even have iron tools, work horses or wheels (the wheel did not enter common usage in Egypt
until about. 1500 BC!)! Bronze tools were considered cutting-edge technology, but they were so expensive & rare that most of the building work was performed with tools made only of stone & wood, operated by human muscle power!! Many people argue
that the great building projects of ancient Egypt ~ all the Dams & Reservoirs & Pyramids ~ MÙST have been built
by aliens from outer space?! How else could a culture
lacking even wheels & iron
accomplish such
wonders?