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Topic: Rhind Papyrus is the Canons of Zephon
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Hossam Aboulfotouh

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Rhind Papyrus is the Canons of Zephon
Posted: May 7, 2009 7:52 AM
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Dear List Members:

In many books and articles that speak about the Mathematics of the Ancient Egyptians we read translations for the prelude text of the so-called Rhind Mathematical Papyrus-RMP; see the hieratic text of that prelude via this link:

Their authors said that RMP was copied by scribe his name is Ahmes, prior to the early days of the so-called the New Kingdom. Today, if one intended to run Google-search for the two words: Scribe & Ahmes, one will get more than thousand pages; this will be, of course, in addition to what was already printed and put on the shelves of many libraries.

My intention here is to protect the copyright of the original author of this excellent work. For decades, translators have endowed that copyright to an imaginary scribe, they said his name is "Ahmes"; which is wrong information and is not mentioned in the prelude of this papyrus. Translation should be based on knowing the ancient Egyptian tongue, and the correct sequence in the writing techniques of both Hieroglyphs and Hieratic.

In the prelude of the so-called Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, both the title and the name of its original author were clearly mentioned; it is titled:

"The Canons of Zephon, the Handbook of Horapedon"

Who was Zephon? It seems that Zephon was very knowledgeable person; his numerical and guiding texts give us an idea about his ability not only in mathematics but also in divine numerology and spherical astronomy. His name is mentioned in the Exodus 14:2, and historic books say, one of his statues was standing there close by the Red Sea; on its base, it was written, do not pass from here, you may sunk.

This is a call to protect the copyright of Zephon, when you discuss, or refer to, his mathematical handbook.

Best Regards

Hossam Aboulfotouh

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