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The incredible story of Omm Sety and his archaeological discoveries

Today I found a story that I did not know. And although it usually appears in media related to mysteries and reincarnation (things that, on the other hand, I do not share), the historical-archaeological aspect of the matter has caught my attention. It's the story of Dorothy Eady , an English woman who claimed to be the reincarnation of a priestess from ancient Egypt. Aside from this being impossible, what cannot be denied is her archaeological skills. Apparently, according to her own account, at the age of 3 she suffered a serious fall in her house. After being examined by a doctor she was presumed dead. However, moments later she recovered. From there she began to have dreams in which she saw herself living in ancient Egypt.

When her parents took her to visit the British Museum at the age of 4, something strange happened. Upon entering the room dedicated to Egypt, she began to kiss the feet of all the statues, stating that they were her people and that she wanted to return to her house in Egypt. Eady studied Egyptology at the Ernest Wallis Budge museum. her, she learned to read hieroglyphs, and in 1932 she moved to Egypt where she married and had a son, whom she called Seti . She starts calling herself Omm Seti (Seti's mother).

The fantastic story is complemented by visions and encounters with the supposed ghost of Seti I. There she finds a job in the Department of Antiquities and discovers the Temple of Abydos , erected by Seti I in the 13th century BC. Precisely the place that she claimed to see in her dreams since she was 3 years old, and that she identified as her home. She lived in Abydos from 1950 until her death in 1981. The curious thing is that, apart from the fact that all this is nothing more than a story possibly caused by some type of brain injury, what scholars do recognize are the archaeological discoveries of she. When she said dig here -«I remember I was here «, she said-, the archaeologists dug and found what she had said. This was the case, for example, with the garden attached to the Temple of Seti I. Most Egyptian temples used to have an attached garden. However, she was able to pinpoint the exact spot where she had to dig to find it. She also predicted that there would be a tunnel that passed under the northern part of the temple, found in a later excavation. Other of her archaeological predictions have not yet been verified. Like the one that under the temple of Seti I there is a secret vault that contains a library of historical records. Among her most controversial claims is also the dating of the Great Sphinx of Giza as much older than what is actually accepted today.

The story of Dorothy Eady was quite famous in the media in the 1980s. Precisely in 1979 a New York Times correspondent named Christopher Wren published her story, establishing a relationship between Eady and The Wizard of Oz, a story of another Dorothy who also wanted to come home. In 1987 the The New York Times took up the story, following a book published by Jonathan Cott and Hanny El Zeini entitled The Search for Omm Sety. An eternal love story . Eady herself published several books, which can be found in online stores. There are several videos on YouTube about it, but they are not very interesting because they focus on the mysterious and magus aspect of the story.

Collaboration of Guillermo Carvajal.