Lets begin with a simple definition of "Egyptology". "Egyptology is the study of Ancient Egypt and Egyptian antiquities and is a regional and thematic branch of the larger disciplines of ancient history and archaeology. A practitioner of the discipline is an Egyptologist, though Egyptology is not exclusive to such practitioners." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptology Egyptology - Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org Lets now look at the development of the field. "Egyptology investigates the range of Ancient Egyptian cultures from the 5th millennium BC up to the end of Pagan religion in the 4th century AD. One of the first historical accounts of Egypt was given by Manetho, an Egyptian priest, during the reign of Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II in the 3rd century BC." According to this statement, prior to Manetho "historical acoounts" of Egypt were nonexistant. In previous threads I have spoken about "problems with chronology". Lets look again to the wiki. "There are many open problems concerning Ancient Egypt, and some of them may never be solved. Egyptian archaeology is in a state of constant transition, with much of the terminology and chronology in dispute. The archaeological record is incomplete, with countless relics and artifacts missing or destroyed.. New archaeological discoveries can call into question previous conclusions about Ancient Egypt. Furthermore, there are internal problems of overall cohesion of various dynasties and there are problems reconciling the Egyptian civilization with other concurrent civilizations." While I will not argue against this statement I will add that "countless relics and artifacts" were STOLEN, which accounts for their "missings", while others were "purposely destroyed". Interestingly, the list of "Egyptologists" accompanying this article makes no mention of Gerald Massey or E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge is listed on the separate "List of Egyptologists". In this context consider the following, "Demotists are Egyptologists who specialize in the study of the Demotic language and field of Demotic Studies." http://lexicorient.com/e.o/demotic.htm Demotic script - LookLex Encyclopaedia lexicorient.com Since Demotic Script was in usage prior to the birth of Manetho and the Ptolomaic period it seems as if it had to have been in usage as a means of "recording Ourstory" prior to the written records of Manetho. Of course this is a theoretical postulation as I am not in a position to prove that any written "Historical" records exist. Therefore, I must rely in "sacred texts" written before Manetho's era, such as the Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts and Book of Gates. if these books are not considered "historical", how are they classified?