This Little Girl Died And Came Back To Life Minutes After As An Ancient Egypt Priestess Found An Ancient Garden With Memories! (1)

This Little Girl Died And Came Back To Life Minutes After As An Ancient Egypt Priestess | Found An Ancient Garden With Memories!

Dorothy Eady is a British woman whose life took an extraordinary turn following an accident in her early childhood. At the age of 3, she was pronounced dead after a fall from stairs. But she came back to life with eerie memories of her past life as an ancient priestess in Egypt. She is claimed to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess, Bentreshyt. She even discovered an ancient garden in Egypt just from her memories. But that is not all that she has revealed from her past life.

Dorothy’s story is a compelling dive into the mysteries of past lives. At a young age like 4, she claimed Egypt as her home and recognized her ancestors. She also begged her parents, “I want to go home, “ wanting to return to Egypt. Let’s dive in to know the eerie story of Dorothy and what her memories revealed of Ancient Egypt.

A Fall, A Death, and An Unusual Rebirth!

In 1907, at the tender age of three, Dorothy experienced a fall down a flight of stairs. Her doctors announced her death and her family was mourning. Yet, astonishingly, she was found playing on her bed an hour later of her passing!

However, This near-death experience seemed to unlock in Dorothy a connection to ancient Egypt. She began to have vivid dreams of a past life. She began to tell her memories about grand, columned buildings and developed an insatiable longing to “go home” to a place she hadn’t yet visited in her current life.

Her behavior became so unusual that it caused disruptions in her early education. Dorothy’s Sunday school teacher requested her parents to keep her away from class, as she kept comparing Christianity with the ancient Egyptian religion, “heathen.” She was removed from a Dulwich girl’s school after she chose not to sing a hymn that called on God to “curse the swart Egyptians”. Dorothy also made frequent visits to a Roman Catholic church as she liked hearing the Catholic Mass. Apparently, she was reminded of the “Old Religion.” However, following an interrogation by a Roman Catholic priest, she was sacked from the church.

Image source: IMDB / The official website of L. Bachman

The Strange Memories As A Priestess in Ancient Egypt!

Dorothy’s fascination with ancient Egypt was not just a passing childhood fantasy. It became the central theme of her life. Her connection to Egypt was so intense that during a visit to the British Museum, at the age of 4. She recognized artifacts and described them as belonging to her former home. It caused quite a stir among the museum’s visitors and staff.

With no hesitation, Dorothy pushed her hands up to glass displays and knelt down to kiss the feet of statues. Adding to her strange walk down memory lane, Eady took a seat by a preserved mummy. Then she demanded that she be left there. When her mother made to pick her up, Eady said, “Leave me here, these are my people!”

She kept frequently and desperately said ” I want to go home,” with tears in her eyes. She claimed to have lived as Bentreshyt, a priestess in the Temple of Seti I, providing details of her life and the era she lived.

Image source: Historic discoveries (Left Dorothy Eady / Right Drawings on worship in Temple of Seti)

Priestess Bentreshyt of the Temple of Seti

Bentreshyt, is a priestess who lived in the Temple of Abydos at the time of Pharaoh Seti I. Dorothy remembered having taken a pledge of purity and loyalty. But things have come downhill after King took a liking to her. She has become pregnant, carrying Seti’s child. However, she had the compelling need to protect Seti’s honor. So, she took her own life before giving birth to the child.

Dorothy describes Pharaoh’s visits to her in her sleep. He has promised her an afterlife with him in Amentet, the ancient Egyptian afterlife.

Image source: American research center in Egypt / Wikipedia (Temple of Seti Abydos)

Finding A Hidden Ancient Garden: Discovering Places that No One Before Knew

Dorothy’s contributions to Egyptology are perhaps the most compelling evidence of her extraordinary connection to ancient Egypt. She to accurately recall and locate ancient sites and objects that had not yet been uncovered by modern archaeology. Her detailed descriptions of locations, artifacts, and hieroglyphs led to significant findings, such as the ancient garden she insisted existed.

Dorothy gave directions to Egyptian archaeologists to find the central garden within the Temple of Seti I. It was a place she had dreamed for so long. The location had been eroded and destroyed over time. However, had told to the exact plot of land. After careful excavation, it was there. A place that once was a garden. She also gave the details of the exact types of trees and the arrangements in them.

Dorothy gave accurate details on water canals and the size of columns that no longer stood. She easily translated some of the most mysterious hieroglyphs.

During a visit to the Temple of Seti, the chief inspector from the Antiquities Department performed a test to check the claims of her ancient Egyptian life. He requested her to remember certain wall paintings without looking at them. Using nothing but her memories of her past, she identified every single one of them correctly. At the time, the painting locations were not even published.

Marriage and Move to Egypt

Dorothy’s life was deeply intertwined with Egypt, not just in her past life but also in her present one. At 27, she moved to Egypt after marrying an Egyptian man. With her husband, Emam Abdel Meguid, she embraced Egypt as her true home. She kissed the ground as soon as she landed.

Even her marriage and her decision to name her son Seti were reflections of her deep connection to her past life. She later became known as ‘Omm Sety’ (translates to Mother of Sety). Her work in Egypt, and contributions to the Department of Antiquities, solidified her status as an invaluable asset to the field of Egyptology.

In 1935, Dorothy and her husband separated after he moved to Iraq. Their son Sety decided to stay with his mother. A couple of years later, she took a residence near the Giza pyramids.

Death Of Dorothy Eady

Dorothy once stated “Death holds no terror for me…I’ll just do my best to get through the Judgment. I’m going to come before Osiris, who will probably give me a few dirty looks because I know I’ve committed some things I shouldn’t have.”

However as the Muslims and Christians did not want “a heathen” to be buried in their cemeteries, Dorothy built her own. An underground tomb adorned with a faulty door. It was believed that this door was the key to travel between this world and the next. The door also had markings offering prayers. On April 21, 1981, Dorothy passed away in Abydos at the age of 77. The local health authority made sure to bury her in the tomb she had made. She now rests in the desert outside a Coptic cemetery.

Image source: Women of Egypt Network


Dorothy Eady’s life story blurs the lines between history, mystery, and spirituality, offering a narrative that is as captivating as it is controversial. Her contributions to Egyptology, combined with her convictions about her past life, continue to fascinate researchers, historians, and anyone intrigued by the possibility of reincarnation and the enduring mysteries of ancient civilizations. Her story stands as a testament to the idea that sometimes, the most incredible discoveries come from the most unexpected sources.

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