Written by Africanews

The op-ed piece published by the BBC about Amun-her-khepeshef being resurrected is in no way reflective of the material conditions of Egypt. The speculation and doubt expressed over the status of the heir-presumptive is borderline treasonous at best. The outside influence of the BBC is laughable as it is a western news source that has no basis to understand the religious magics wielded by the priests of the Egyptian pantheon.

The casting of doubt further de-legitimizes the governing of Egypt because it lacks substantiation particularly when the BBC states “Is the newly resuscitated prince considered to be born before or after his younger brother?” This sort of rhetorical questioning should be seen as quibbling that seeks to cause even more instability than what already exists.

In regards to the concern expressed about the primogeniture, the Prince is alive and that is what matters most. The overall vitality of the Egyptian crown is reliant on the existence of strong rulers who are benevolent, which Amun-her-khepeshef has proven himself as over his short life. He was the first born, and as such he is still the first born, regardless of the period where he died first.

The usage of a peasant's voice in the matters of religion is faulty at best as the peasants cannot truly know the will of the gods. They should follow the instructions of their priests rather than compare the news of the resurrection to their younger days before a Prince was deemed worthy of being sent back to the living.

To question the will of the Gods is to question the Pharaoh himself and is in bad faith. The rule and existence of the Pharaoh are through the blessings of Horus and Osiris, and as such they are above reproach and question.