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The Velikovskian

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Vol. V, No. 2 (2001)

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


"Ramessides, Medes and Persians"
by Emmet J. Sweeney

  • Introduction [PDF]
  • Chapter 1: Distorting and Reconstructing the Past [PDF]
    Stratigraphy and Chronology; The Medes; The Chaldeans; The Lydians; The Scythians
  • Chapter 2: Bringing Light to a Dark Age [PDF]
    A Problem and a Solution; Ramessides and Neo-Assyrian; The Neo-Hittites of Syria; Malatya and Karatepe; Carchemish and its Remains; The Sukhis Dynasty
  • Chapter 3: The Great Kingship of the Medes [PDF]
    Mitanni and Middle Assyrians; The Median Kingdom of Assyria; Shalmaneser III Battles Suppiluliumas; Sardanapalus; The Kingdom of Urartu; The Chaldean Empire; Shamshi-Adad V; Adad-Nirari III and his Contemporaries; Arame
  • Chapter 4: In the Days of Seti I and Ramses II [PDF]
    The End of the Theban Dynasty; Hebrew Terms in the Egyptian Language; The Kings of Byblos; Seti I's Asian Wars; The "Wretched Foe"; Set I as the "Savior" of Israel; Ramses II Secures the Borders of Israel and Judah; Ramses II and Lydia; The Princess of Bactria; Alyattes and Hattusilis; Croesus and His Time
  • Chapter 5: The Fall of Imperial Egypt [PDF]
    The "Israel Stele" of Merneptah; Amenmeses the Usurper; Egypt Invaded by Asiatics; Tanites and Nubians; Ethiopian Rule; Queen Tewosret and the Three Brothers; Seti II; Esarhaddon and the Gates of "Sethosville"; The Rebel Wenamon; Ethiopia Defeated; Psamtek
  • Chapter 6: Sargonids and Achaemenids [PDF]
    The Evidence of Art; Military Technology; The Cult of Ahura Mazda; Two Hebrew Prophets; Tiglath-Pileser III; The Second Sargon; Xerxes and Sennacherib; Artaxerxes I and His Successors
  • Chapter 7: Neo-Babylonians and Achaemenids [PDF]
    The Baylonian Archemenids; Artaxerxes II; Artaxerxes III and Nebuchadrezzar; End of the Empire; The "Libyan" Dynasty; A Chronology in Chaos.
  • Epilogue [PDF]

The work that follows should be regarded as simultaneously fulfilling two functions. On the one hand, it represents the completion of the task Immanuel Velikovsky set for himself in the Ages in Chaos series, an endeavour which spectacularly initiated the reconstruction of ancient history, but which left the task half-completed and the reader, as it were, dangling in mid-air. On the other hand, the work is intended to demonstrate how Gunnar Heinsohn's radically shortened chronology can be applied to the details of ancient Near Eastern history.