08 - Zep Tepi

Original date of article: January 2019.
Article corrected Oktober 2019.

If it was indeed Isis who brought agriculture to Egypt in about 10,500 BC, we must assume that before that time the people in northern Africa (and also in Europe) still consisted of hunters, fishermen and collectors. The ancient Egyptians weren’t farmers yet and therefore most of them probable lived in the Nile delta, they formed the civilization of lower Egypt.

Before the crustal shift started the civilizations in America, compared with other continents, stood on a much higher level. These must have been civilizations with advanced technologies, total different from ours but certainly of a high level. After the initial shock at the beginning of the crustal shift these civilizations were completely swept away, they ceased to exist. City’s like Tiwanaku were completely destroyed.

But yes, there were survivors with the knowledge and skills of these highly advanced technologies. The few they were, they had to start all over again.

After a while these people must have realized what had happened and must have experienced that the crustal shift was still ongoing. Would it once more be accompanied by a tremendous shock at the end? Would there be any chance for the few still living they would also survive the end shock? Above all that, it made no sense at all to erect new constructions because they probably would be destroyed at the end shock. And, how long they had to wait before this crustal shift would come to an end?

These people must already have known the continent Africa, most likely they figured it out that the center of this crustal shift was lying somewhere on that continent. This was certainly the most safest place on earth, the place to be to survive the end shock.

Or they had already a lot of seaworthy boats or they built them. Anyhow, they left their continent and went on searching for a safer place to settle.

Oh yeah, although no one want to accept it, survivors from (South) America have indeed crossed the ocean. Some if not all of them sailed upon the Nile and finally reached Gizeh, Abydos and later on Syene, the center of the crustal shift. There they were safe and settled for a new start. This is why today we still discover, on both sides of the ocean, the same artefacts of their advanced technologies.

Similarities on both sides of the ocean:

Step pyramids.
Mummification of their dead’s.
Plant extracts typical from South America, such as tobacco and cocaine found in Egyptian mummies.
Constructions erected with enormous great stone blocks.
Knowledge of red copper and bronze (an alloy of red copper and tin or red copper & arsenic).
Perfect North-South orientation of their pyramids and other buildings.

Zep Tepi or Egypt’s “First Time”


See Wikipedia : Ancient Egyptian creation myths.

If Zep Tepi indeed is to be connected with the ancient Egyptian creation myths, the creation of the world, then it would be better not to use this expression here. But often, like here too, Zep Tepi is given another meaning.

Zep Tepi are ancient Egyptian words translated as "FIRST TIME" and referring to an earlier period prior to ancient Egypt and connected with Osiris, the legendary bringer of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians of that time.

The ancient Egyptians left records describing the Zep Tepi as actual historic peoples who were very advanced and came to the Nile valley and proceeded to civilize and rule over the native peoples. This group of people were the survivors of disaster in their former home and sought safety and a new life in the Nile valley.

Compiling the chronology of the very first kings and pharaohs in Egyptian history has been and still is immensely difficult, archaeologists have accomplished an almost impossible task. We must assume that the chronology as recorded by the scholars is as good as entirely correct.

But for them, Egyptian history begins somewhere around 3,500 BC. However, they have a lot of trouble to give all those kings and pharaohs a place on this timeline.

Not that they will ever accept this, but actually the archaeologists should start with their timeline about 10,500 BC. This is Zep Tepi where it all started, not with mythical figures but with real human kings like Scorpion I, Hor Iry, Hor Ka, Narmer, Hor Aha, Djer and so on.


Possible chronology, not expressed in years but in degrees North West orientation.

Before 74.5° NW – long time before 10,500 BC.

Teotihuacan – Avenue of the dead, an observatory with orientation directly towards the east.
Great civilisation in Tiahuanaco on the shores of lake Titicaca.

74.5° NW – possibly about 10.500 BC.

Beginning of the earth’s crustal shift – the initial shock. Tiahuanaco on the shores of lake Titicaca completely destroyed. Survivors searching for a safer place to live, to survive the end shock of the crustal shift. The centre point of the crustal shift lies somewhere in the middle of Egypt. This is the at most safe place to survive. With their ships some survivors from Tiahuanaco crossed the ocean.

Short after 74.5° NW – Zep Tepi

Ships arrived in Gizeh with survivors from the American continent, they may have lived some time in Gizeh. Osiris (= king Djer?) arrives in Egypt in times of chaos.

The oldest graves are all lying on the burial field of Umm el Qa’ab in Abydos, these must be the graves of the survivors who arrived first here in Egypt.

According to archaeologists the oldest grave is that from Scorpion I, followed by Hor Iry, Hor Ka, Narmer, Hor Aha and then king Djer. King Djer wasn’t the first who arrived here but seems to be the most important one, even more important than Narmer.

From day one on there have always been problems between the people from Lower and Upper Egypt (from Gizeh on it is already Upper Egypt). Was this a struggle between the indigenous population and the invaders?

66 ° NW - Giza (Gizeh), tomb with six niches, now the lowest underground room in the pyramid of Menkaure.

This tomb must have been built during the reign of king Djer. Maybe a tomb for Isis, was she a wife of king Djer? According the dream stela, the "great" pyramid and a temple were built here on the Giza plateau in honour of Isis. The survivors must have lived quite some time in Giza before they moved further to Abydos and Syene.

Diodorus Siculus reports that Isis was generally regarded as the inventor of agriculture and honoured as such, but also as a great healer and physician, and as the first to introduce the law of justice in the country.

Osiris, her beloved, was taught farming from her [Isis]. Agriculture originated sometime in the 10th millennium BC after the last ice age. Osiris and Isis, it must be about king Djer and his wife here, no mythical figures but real humans.

Around 10,500 BC the level of the Nile stood extremely high. Their boats, now in the desert near Abydos, must have been laying at that time on the shores of a side arm of the Nile.


Please take a look at a copyrighted sketch from National Geographic Society:

National Geographic ancient Abydos

When it’s assumed that the history of Abydos has begun about 3,500 BC then one must take note of the fact that the Abydos ships were already lying then in the desert and the Nile was at a great distance away.

So scholars have to assume there has been a canal once which stood in connection with the Nile, from there another canal led towards a little harbour near these boats.

The sketch here from National Geographic is still acceptable because the water in the canals runs horizontally. On many other such sketches one can see that the water had to crawl upwards!

63 ° NW - dead of King Djer, beginning of the reign of King Djet.

Tomb of King Djer on the cemetery of Umm el Qaab in Abydos.


48 ° NW - The dead of King Djet.

His tomb is also on the cemetery of Umm el Qaab.

23° NW or 23° SE towards Syene – Tomb of Chasechemoey.

Last king of the second dynasty. The most recent and last tomb on the graveyard of Umm el Qaab. Probably the end of the earth’s crustal shift. No longer orientations towards Syene (or the star Sirius) but orientations towards the (new) true North Pole star.

90° North – New North Pole Star - Possible from 10,000 BC on and later.

From 10,000 BC on, perfect North South orientations aligned on the present Pole Star. The crustal shift had stopped with the end shock, apparently without too much damage in the vicinity of Syene or Abydos.

The earth crust was stable again and from now on people could built higher monuments much further away from Syene. So, Abydos was abandoned and Saqqara became the new centre.

Saqqara was already in use as a burial field (low mastabas) but the pyramid of Djoser, also in Saqqara, may have been the first (very) high construction aligned towards the (new) pole star.

The Kalasasaya perfect oriented towards the present North Pole Star.

Age 12,000 years (max) – Observatory from about 10,000 BC. Build by survivors of the crustal shift who stayed behind in Tiahuanaco or else by some survivors who returned from Egypt?