Sycamore is a common name that is applied used at various times and places to three very different taxa of trees, Ficus sycomorus, Acer pseudoplatanus, and all members of the genus Platanus. These trees are located in three different orders of flowering plants.
Platanus is a genus of trees of North America known as sycamores. They are known as planes in Europe. There are several species, including the American sycamore and the California sycamore. The term sycamore particularly is used for Platanus occidentalis, the American sycamore.
These trees offers unique ecological, aesthetic, and commercial values. Ficus sycomorus, which was popularly cultivated by the ancient Egyptians, requires a tiny wasp in order to reproduce sexually, as opposed to grafting. The sycamore is a giant tree, standing as much as 6 meters (20 feet) wide; the wasp is a tiny insect. Yet, reflecting the harmony in nature, both depend on each other (mutualism), as the wasp needs Ficus sycomorus for a place to lay its eggs and the tree depends on the wasp to pollinate its flowers.
Acer pseudoplatanus is noted for its tolerance of urban pollution, salt spray, and wind, making it a popular ornamental tree for planting in cities, along salt-treated roads, and in coastal localities. It also provides wood for furniture, flooring, and other uses. Members of the Platanus genus are among the more common trees planted in North American and Europe for shade, and are commonly found in public parks or city streets. This is also reflected in the common name of sycamore for street names in the United States.
This is a Fig Sycamore.
Izapa Stele from Izapa, Mexico
This is the tree of life for many cultures. This I believe represents the Sycamore Fig tree of Chiapas, Mexico. Egyptians used this and the Cedar tree a lot in Hieroglyphs and Stele’s . The Mormon group have their views as do the Christians on what the tree of life represents. Whether we want to attach this in our spiritual realm individually or not is up to each his own. But I feel knowing were Egypt really is and Midian was where Moses fled to, gives one a head start. The land of Midian appears to be what some Mormons call the land of bountiful. Peten, Mexico is actually where the Egyptian Sinhue went to, he is also suspected of being Moses. I do know that Sinhue means “son of the Sycamores” I also know most of the sarcophagus used by the Keta’s or Egyptians was made from a type of sycamore tree. Its wood was used for many things as well as its fruit and sap.
“The Story of Sinuhe” is considered one of the finest works of Ancient Egyptian literature. It is a narrative set in the aftermath of the death of Pharaoh Amenemhat I, founder of the 12th dynasty of Egypt, in the early 20th century BC. It is likely that it was composed only shortly after this date, albeit the earliest extant manuscript is from the reign of Amenemhat III, c. 1800 BC. There is an ongoing debate among Egyptologists as to whether or not the tale is based on actual events involving an individual named Sinuhe, with the consensus being that it is most likely a work of fiction. Due to the universal nature of the themes explored in “Sinuhe”, including divine providence and mercy, its anonymous author has been described as the “Egyptian Shakespeare” whose ideas have parallels in biblical texts. “Sinuhe” is considered to be a work written in verse and it may also have been performed. The great popularity of the work is witnessed by the numerous surviving fragments. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_Sinuhe
Sinuhe’s biography tells the story. It is so close to the biblical story of the Exodus its leaves one with know doubts. But I feel this way and you may feel different. Investigate and search it out. You will find many other truths in this journey. I again encourage you to study the history and put the puzzle together as my family has.
Ill leave you with this. I have found evidence that the mummies in the Left hand east where in the Yucatan and South America at one time. Do to desecration of the tombs the Egyptians moved them across the Atlantic. Ever wondered why they find tombs with many sarcophagus’s just leaned up in a corner over their? Hmmmm?? They worshiped these people that would not of happened ..Unless??
Dont trust my word here look into yourself and trust no man!