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Why Are There So Many Ancient Egyptian Mummies In The Vatican? | Egyptian Secrets at the Vatican

  • čas přidán 16. 01. 2024
  • The Vatican houses over 70,000 artifacts, with 20,000 on display. The Egyptian section in the Vatican Museum features a diverse collection spanning various dynasties, showcasing aspects of ancient Egyptian life, mummification practices, and artifacts from different periods. Including an unexpected artifact related to the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception translated into Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Komentáře • 106

  • @endelosecosplay1302
    @endelosecosplay1302 Před měsícem +63

    Can we please please get this fellow a good audio engineer?? This the second of his videos, which I really like, with horrible audio. I can hear him better than the last one BUT that is only when the music isn't overpowering and drowning him out.
    Also side note, gourgues hair has last time! That and your voice are immediately cued me into it being another one of your famous videos.

    • @ronalderb9692
      @ronalderb9692 Před měsícem +8

      I agree. It's music with a voice in the background.

    • @1000_Julys
      @1000_Julys Před měsícem +2

      Thank you for bringing this to the attention of those who hopefully care! I’ve been playing with the sound modes on my sound bar to try and hear more of his oration and LESS of the loud music, to no avail. This is happening a lot, lately. Other content providers I follow have the same issue: background music overpowering their voice. It’s oddly comforting to know it’s not just me. Thank you!!

  • @TimeSpectators
    @TimeSpectators Před měsícem +424

    Have you ever heard about the pharaoh's curse? It's quite a mysterious tale that surrounds the tombs of Ancient Egypt, particularly that of King Tutankhamun. Legend has it that when Lord Carnarvon, the financial backer of the excavation of King Tut's tomb, died under mysterious circumstances, rumors spread about a curse that affected those who disturbed the pharaoh's rest. Some attribute these mysterious deaths to the mold or ancient toxins present in the sealed tombs, while others love to speculate that it may indeed have been the work of something more supernatural. The enigma of the pharaoh's curse continues to be one of Egypt's most enduring and captivating mysteries.

    • @nephilimslayer73
      @nephilimslayer73 Před měsícem

      Lord Carnarvon died because of infected mosquito bites, not mould inhalation.
      In the dry, sandy deserts of Egypt, mould was never a problem.
      The “mould explanation” is a futile attempt to explain the many, mysterious deaths following the excavation.

    • @Nick-pu3of
      @Nick-pu3of Před 24 dny

      Yeah, the pharaoh's curse. Amazingly, every person who was present when Tutankhamen's tomb was opened died... over the next 70 years. Look it up, no one died mysteriously, no one died quickly. Even Carnarvon himself, who died six months later from an infected mosquito bite, was a very common cause of death at the time. It wasn't "rumours spreading", it was one very fanciful newspaper story. There wasn't even any kind of "curse" inscribed on the walls, it was a very standard type of tomb.
      Tell me something: Why would Carnarvon, who wasn't even there the day they opened the tomb and came to visit a week later, would die while Carter, who actually opened the tomb and was the first one inside, didn't?
      Don't be silly.

  • @yvonnesmith6152
    @yvonnesmith6152 Před měsícem +125

    Whoever did the sound mixing, needs to stop immediately! The narration was awkward, the music either too loud or too cumbersome, which combined made for an uncomfortable viewing experience

    • @gleep23
      @gleep23 Před měsícem +11

      I had to skip this video by 3 minutes. The background music is way too loud, the narration cannot be heard and volume fluctuates.

    • @michaelboldys3330
      @michaelboldys3330 Před měsícem +1

      What do you expect from someone who goes around masked!

    • @Primadon
      @Primadon Před měsícem +3

      ​@michaelboldys3330 we expect the sound engineer to do their job and do what all competent sound engineers do to allow for something like a mask.
      That being said, the off camera narration is equally as bad, so obviously the mask isn't the problem.

    • @gleep23
      @gleep23 Před 27 dny +3

      @@michaelboldys3330 It had nothing to do with the mask, in the first two minutes, it is narration. The narration was terrible. I didn't even reach the part with masks.

    • @gwickkie
      @gwickkie Před 17 dny

      You guys are whiny bitches

  • @janeneharker339
    @janeneharker339 Před měsícem +7

    I put this video on while working on herbs. I could not follow it well due to the overlay of the music and the softness of presenter’s voice. It’s not surprising to find others with the same comments. I won’t give it a “thumbs down” but cannot give it a “thumbs up”. Absolute History is usually so good at presentation.

  • @fancyobsession1803
    @fancyobsession1803 Před měsícem +47

    The audio level is so bad...

    • @Z3nHolEminD
      @Z3nHolEminD Před měsícem +1

      “ if it’s to loud , you’re to old “

    • @yvonnesmith6152
      @yvonnesmith6152 Před měsícem +2

      @@Z3nHolEminD the music drowns out the narration completely at certain points. It overlays instead of accompanies….do you understand that difference?

  • @ellen4956
    @ellen4956 Před měsícem +6

    What an interesting video! How strange that the Vatican would have so many Egyptian relics! Do they also have relics from other places in the world? I had no idea this existed.

    • @user-vv8ve4px5j
      @user-vv8ve4px5j Před měsícem +1

      Which ancient relics the one's in the sarcophagus or the ones that roam around the Vatican? How do you tell once set of mummified stiffs from the other?

  • @walterulasinksi7031
    @walterulasinksi7031 Před měsícem +3

    Many of the beliefs and practices from ancient Egypt were included into both the Hebrew and Christian beliefs the concept of an afterlife( resurrection) the virgin birth, the notion of having to bury an entire body and not cremation, even to the ending of a prayer withAmen( Amun). Egyptian temples had outer and inner rooms with a special place for the holy of holies. In Hebraic tradition this was the ark of the covenant that became the ark in which the torah is kept. In Catholicism, it is the tabernacle,which is the name for the chamber of the holy of holies in Hebrew, in which the hosts are kept. The use of music in ceremonies. In Egyptian, it was the Chantress, in Hebrew the Cantor and in Christianity the Choir. Different name same function.

  • @victoriocanale2946
    @victoriocanale2946 Před 27 dny

    I was at the Vatican 🇻🇦 only a couple of months ago and it's amazing the museums there. Walking into the main hall I stopped and looked up for ages, absolutely breathtakingly beautiful ❤

  • @psps4550
    @psps4550 Před měsícem +12

    Do you want us to enjoy yr VERY LOUDED music or listen to the stories it narrated?!

  • @viridiangreen8259
    @viridiangreen8259 Před měsícem +1

    This knowledge continues and expands

  • @rai1879
    @rai1879 Před měsícem +6

    ❤ Nice to know more about history.
    Thank you Curtis!

  • @hieithefox
    @hieithefox Před měsícem +7

    Even with headphones on the music is often very loud and drowns out the narration I love this videos but they are hard to listen to at times

  • @kay9334
    @kay9334 Před 21 dnem

    I liked the music it was absolutely perfect so goth like.....love it! Perfect ❤

  • @leavemydogalone
    @leavemydogalone Před měsícem +11

    The sound balancing is pretty bad

  • @marcmckenzie5110
    @marcmckenzie5110 Před měsícem +2

    It is unethical for the Vatican to continue to hold these objects, and refuse to repatriate them. Not only does it continue the history of its long history of raiding other cultures, but as a religious organization there is a clear conflict of interest in its stewardship of competing ideas.

  • @TheGreyLineMatters
    @TheGreyLineMatters Před měsícem +10

    I feel like I just spend all day turning volumes up and down...

  • @gracethroughchrist4949

    Psalms 115:5
    “They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:”
    King James Version (KJV)
    Jeremiah 50:38
    “A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.”
    King James Version (KJV)

  • @f_r_e_d
    @f_r_e_d Před měsícem +5

    sound mixers from craigslist be like:

  • @MagdaleneDivine
    @MagdaleneDivine Před měsícem +1

    So like as a Scorpio female I decided that I completely totally am claiming Selkeit The Scorpion Goddess as like, well, mine.
    And I say it is spelled that way.
    Like that's just mine now.
    So, like, find your own Goddess to envibe as yours.
    Selkeit is taken.

  • @roberthousedorfii1743
    @roberthousedorfii1743 Před měsícem +5

    unwatchable due to sound...

  • @user-je3kx6fw7e
    @user-je3kx6fw7e Před měsícem

    WHY? The Catholics know the secret hidden truth: Religion Evolves Over Time. Moses, was schooled in the Cult of Amun, the religion of Ramses, as a child. This monotheistic religion had 19 commandments. So Moses removed the commandments about being kind to slaves, which were unnecessary. He removed others which were redundant, and ended up with The 10 Commandments. He further streamlined the religion to make his God symbolize a Heavenly Father, and thus invented Judaism. Then of course Jesus was a Jew, and after his martyrdom, up sprung the New Testament. So after further evolution this religion became Catholicism. Amen.

  • @Cindeylyn
    @Cindeylyn Před měsícem +4

    I thought this was very interesting. The sound was fine just as the narration. Soothing voice!
    Some people are just nasty. There is a way to say constructive criticism in a polite manner. These rude people don't have a clue!

    • @PablosOutdoorProjects
      @PablosOutdoorProjects Před měsícem +2

      I feel targeted 😅

    • @caydet
      @caydet Před měsícem +6

      objectively the audio levels are off. that is just a fact. if they sounded good for you, then you are lucky and/or have a higher ability to ignore background noise.

    • @f_r_e_d
      @f_r_e_d Před měsícem +2

      do you want to speak with my manager?

  • @shortbookworm481
    @shortbookworm481 Před 21 dnem

    Wow! You can almost hear what the guy says! Definitely need to turn up the music more!

  • @bsjeffrey
    @bsjeffrey Před měsícem +13


    • @jimmyhvy2277
      @jimmyhvy2277 Před měsícem +3

      What Utopia do you come From ?

    • @bsjeffrey
      @bsjeffrey Před měsícem +2

      @@jimmyhvy2277 are you trying to say taking things that are not yours even if you do "represent " god is not thievery? i guess when your org diddles the littles breaking the 8th commandment isn't a big deal.

  • @MegaVthompson
    @MegaVthompson Před měsícem

    YESSSS ‼️
    I’ve always wondered 🤔

  • @bigb7157
    @bigb7157 Před měsícem +3

    Doesn’t need music.

  • @avg1712
    @avg1712 Před měsícem +2

    Music is way too loud and can hardly hear the man talking. Ridiculous

  • @SergeantShiver
    @SergeantShiver Před měsícem +2

    If Hellen Keller can graduate, you can figure out the god damn audio.
    Fix it, bro.

  • @melissacoulter3996
    @melissacoulter3996 Před měsícem

    Background music is a little loud

  • @patrycjakonieczna
    @patrycjakonieczna Před měsícem +1

    The background sound disturbs me a lot because narration is very quiet.
    And most important thing: the video doesn't answer the question what for and why there are so many pagan Egyptian artifacts in the Vatican?
    I understand it was once a part of Rome and a part of pagan imperium's capital but now Vatican is considered as a capital of Catholic Christian world.

  • @leeedwards9275
    @leeedwards9275 Před měsícem +2

    Can't hear

  • @NickPapison
    @NickPapison Před 16 dny

    the music in the background around 10:00 sounds like it’s straight out of black ops 2 😂 i mean i like that kind of stuff but it doesn’t seem fitting for this documentary with all the dubstep noises

  • @sallymj5588
    @sallymj5588 Před měsícem +1

    I can't hear you. The music is too loud! Can't watch, music to loud

  • @ericteneyck8691
    @ericteneyck8691 Před měsícem +2

    Horrible sound. Narration is way to quiet. Didn't make it 3 minutes.

  • @olgabukaa8530
    @olgabukaa8530 Před měsícem +2

    unwatchable due to very bad sound mixing

  • @sassy-savvy
    @sassy-savvy Před měsícem +9

    I'd rather listen to a plain narration than this :/

  • @beccabauer9683
    @beccabauer9683 Před měsícem +1

    Can we please loose the music?? I can barely hear at times

  • @mmeeehhh
    @mmeeehhh Před měsícem

    Ptolemy wasn't a descendant of Alexander the Great, he was one of Alexander's generals.
    How many more inaccuracies are in this documentary that I just didn't catch?

  • @annasteiger7817
    @annasteiger7817 Před měsícem

    The music is from another channel. Brief History.

  • @ronalderb9692
    @ronalderb9692 Před měsícem +2

    This is rather useless. The music is louder then the narration.

  • @mandywagner2460
    @mandywagner2460 Před měsícem +2

    Misleading title, to say the least. This video does not in any way discuss, speculate, or even mention WHY the Vatican chose to preserve these items. It is only a tour of the Vatican's Egyptian theft collection, no analysis at all and only a very brief history of the items and general cultural context.

  • @SikanderG
    @SikanderG Před měsícem +3

    Narration audio is too light compared to the background music.

  • @Intervaloverdose
    @Intervaloverdose Před měsícem

    Can't hear this

  • @earlshaner4441
    @earlshaner4441 Před měsícem +2

    EAch item is worth millions of dollars

  • @ghesoonkarim602
    @ghesoonkarim602 Před měsícem +2

    You are not saying why they have those there. The video makes no sense 😕
    You are just repeating what most know.

  • @user-uu5ht1pl3r
    @user-uu5ht1pl3r Před měsícem +1

    Shortage of staff 😅

  • @eviehanlon1445
    @eviehanlon1445 Před 17 dny

    It annoys me the way they talk about the Nubian mummy. The reason they have it is some Italian antiquarian went through the Nubian pyramids and blew them all up. Sending them back isn't a slippery slope at all. They were stolen. Send them back.

  • @linseiler1135
    @linseiler1135 Před 28 dny

    So is the catholic church going to give Egypt back its treasures?

  • @gracethroughchrist4949

    1 Peter 5:8
    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
    King James Version (KJV)

  • @randygottschalk9718
    @randygottschalk9718 Před 28 dny

    Never really answered the reason why

  • @user-uq5hc8ji4v
    @user-uq5hc8ji4v Před měsícem

    Loose the music , gave up with this after a few minutes

  • @CathodeRayNipplez
    @CathodeRayNipplez Před měsícem

    The Vatican 🙄

  • @rogerscottcathey
    @rogerscottcathey Před měsícem +3

    Opium den narration

  • @brokenegg4714
    @brokenegg4714 Před měsícem +2

    Because they were stolen

  • @InfernoXV
    @InfernoXV Před měsícem

    the immaculate conception is not about mary conceiving christ…

  • @pegnicholson9989
    @pegnicholson9989 Před měsícem +3

    They should leave relics in the country of origin
    The bodies should be left in peace!

    • @yvonnesmith6152
      @yvonnesmith6152 Před měsícem +1

      If you dig up a recently buried body….you are a body snatcher.
      If you dig up ancient buried bodies….you are an archaeologist

  • @JoColours
    @JoColours Před 28 dny

    As others noted, stopped watching because of the sound levels.

  • @leapintothewild
    @leapintothewild Před 22 dny

    WHAT DID YOU SAY??? 👂 Can’t hear a damn thing! 😡

  • @courtneyriley185
    @courtneyriley185 Před měsícem

    Its 2024 and dudes wearing mask. I hope it was so he didnt drool on anything . I would have been drooling haha

  • @mr.bryant9328
    @mr.bryant9328 Před 26 dny

    The music sucks!!!!!!!!

  • @nelsontodd9184
    @nelsontodd9184 Před měsícem

    Far DNA study's

  • @kpcraftster6580
    @kpcraftster6580 Před měsícem +1

    Why not? It makes no less sense than London, Paris and Berlin.

  • @henocksolomon
    @henocksolomon Před měsícem +2

    1st comment

  • @pandt2099
    @pandt2099 Před měsícem +2

    2nd to comment 😂

  • @cassieoz1702
    @cassieoz1702 Před měsícem +1

    I always have to speed him up cuz I find his slow, stilted narration style very irritating.

  • @terencephillips6833
    @terencephillips6833 Před měsícem +1

    Well I tried , but no , sadly I had to give up on this video .

  • @PablosOutdoorProjects
    @PablosOutdoorProjects Před měsícem +8

    The narrator is awkward ASF, how did he get this job??

    • @meganh4011
      @meganh4011 Před měsícem +4

      He is an actual Egyptologist & he does these films himself🤓

    • @PablosOutdoorProjects
      @PablosOutdoorProjects Před měsícem

      @@meganh4011 well he's obviously very smart and the info is interesting but no well delivered. He should hire a narrator

  • @ashg086
    @ashg086 Před měsícem +1

    I would have loved to know about this, but the person narrating is just bad.

  • @Nick-pu3of
    @Nick-pu3of Před měsícem +1

    Can't hear a damn word. Ease up on the music a bit, and maybe learn to project if you're going to work as a public speaker.

  • @misterpatrick36
    @misterpatrick36 Před měsícem +4

    To those who actually know anything about such matters, this is utter rubbish. It is fakery and anti/Catholic misinformation. Don’t be suckers. This material is as inaccurate as it is cheesy and poorly produced. That should’ve been your first clue!

  • @vsm6847
    @vsm6847 Před měsícem +1

    The narration is unbearable on this. Just talk like a normal person ffs.

  • @jdrakehoffman
    @jdrakehoffman Před měsícem +1

    I mean no offense, but can we not have this presenter anymore?

    • @DJL78
      @DJL78 Před měsícem

      He is terrible.

  • @DJL78
    @DJL78 Před měsícem

    This guy is awful.