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... at the spelling. The Latin verb that means 'I inquire' is normally spelt quaero. Quairo, the older spelling, is the clue to the original meaning of the word, a meaning that emerges from a study of an oracular shrine and what happened there. The Arabic name for Jerusalem is El Quds. It is the same as Hebrew qadhosh, holy, 'producing qa'. The temple at Jerusalem was the site of an oracle, and this reminds us of an important point: an oracular site was holy ground. Greek chresterion is an oracle. The word indicates that it was a place where there was a flow of ka, or qa. Chre is used in ordinary Greek as 'it is necessary', but its original meaning was 'ka flows', implying that the oracular force is appearing or present. Latin delubrum is a shrine. It may be 'Ge lubet', the earth goddess pleases. Ge, or Gaia, was the earliest deity at Delphi, associated with the rock and the effects of earthquake and lightning. In the ...
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... which I have allowed myself will probably not find general favour: it being certain that the feminine ending -et, though shown in the writing, had disappeared from pronunciation as early as the Old Kingdom, Hebrew and Arabic presenting a like phenomenon, I have replaced the usual 'Punt', 'Wawat', and 'Hatshepsut' by 'Pwene', 'Wawae', and 'Hashepsowe'."(6) Be that as it may, the phonetic values conveyed by these new renderings of Punt seem almost identical with those of a likely ancient Greek antecedent of "Phoenicia," a name that comes down to us by way of Latin in its spelling. The Greek word for Phoenicia was Phoinike, while "the adjective 'Phoenician' [Phoinix for certain imported goods appears already in the Linear B texts as ponika (= phoinika), which also meant, along with the form ponikija, 'painted crimson, dyed crimson'. Ventris and Chadwick, therefore, correctly stated that ponika was 'probably a loanword'.. ." (7) If, then, the ...
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3. Linear B Deciphered [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Linear B Deciphered For a long time the Linear B script did not disclose its secret to those who worked on its solution. Nor was the decipherment facilitated by the manner in which Sir Arthur Evans published the texts of the Linear B tablets not all at once, but seriatim. When Blegen discovered the Linear B tablets on the Greek mainland in the ruins of the ancient palace in Pylos, they were ascribed to the Heroic Age of Troy, the final stage of the Mycenaean Age that ended abruptly. Yet even after the Linear B tablets were found on the mainland of Greece their language was not thought to be Greek. The reason for that was, first of all, in the accepted chronological scale: the Ionian age, according to conventional chronology, was separated from the Mycenaean Age by five hundred years. Greek writing appears for the first time in the eighth century. Efforts to read the tablets made by classical philologists were unsuccessful, and whatever clue was tried out, the result was negative. One of the most important and far-reaching theses of ...
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4. Tiryns [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI" Home¦ Issue Contents Tiryns Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright 1974 by Immanuel Velikovsky The same problem that caused the difference of opinions at the Heraion of Olympia and at the necropolis of Dipylon at Athens arose at other excavated sites in Greece. To demonstrate this on another case of Greek archaeology, I chose Tiryns, south-east of Mycenae. Tiryns was excavated by Schliemann and Dörpfeld in 1884-85. Along with Mycenae, it is regarded as a center of Mycenaean culture. On an acropolis, foundations of a palace were discovered. Together with Mycenaean ware and mixed with it, geometric ware of the eighth and seventh centuries and archaic ware of the sixth century were found, among them many little flasks in which libations had been brought to the sacred place. According to Schliemann, Tiryns was destroyed simultaneously with Mycenae and the palace was burned down. But his collaborator, Dörpfeld, who agreed with him as to the time the palace had been built, disagreed as to when it ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 2 (Winter 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Sicily, Carthage, and the Fall of Troy Jan N. Sammer THE WANDERINGS AND COLONIZATION OF THE WEST Greek literary tradition recounts many tales of the "returns" of the heroic generation that fought at Troy-- but few of the plunderers of Priam's citadel reached home safely, and those who did kept their thrones for only a little while; most were condemned to years of wandering in the far reaches of the known world until finally, in despair of ever again seeing their homes, they settled on distant shores from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. It was as if the return home was blocked- not just by stormy seas, but by upheavals and dislocations that deprived the returnees of shelter in their own land. Following the disasters that afflicted the Greek lands, the last of the heroic generation turned into wanderers and pirates, seeking for living space far from their own ravaged habitations.(1) Strabo, the Roman geographer, thus ...
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6. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 03: KATREUS [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: contact@quantavolution.org TABLE OF CONTENTS A FIRE NOT BLOWN... Investigations of Sacral Electrical Roots in Ancient Languages of the Mediterranean Region by Hugh Crosthwaite Chapter 3 KATREUS Egyptian priest-electricians used the term 'ka' for the aura round a person. It is translated as 'the double', and can also mean 'bull'. The word is comparable with the Hebrew qa of, for example, qadhosh, holy, and with the Greek kaio, burn, kara, head, and Latin caput, head [source of ka. The electrical god could be captured in a box, chest, or ark, and the Greek word elektron, amber, can be explained as El [the god above, out of the thronos [seat. We have suggested above that the Etruscan ar, fire, and the Latin ara, altar, are the fire from the sky and the place to which it is attracted and strikes in the form of lightning. Descriptions from all over the world of a snake-like object in the sky were probably inspired by ...
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7. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 19: LIFE [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: contact@quantavolution.org TABLE OF CONTENTS A FIRE NOT BLOWN... Investigations of Sacral Electrical Roots in Ancient Languages of the Mediterranean Region by Hugh Crosthwaite Chapter 19 LIFE Words for life cross the frontier between Semitic and Indo-European languages in the period of Greek and Roman civilisation. Greek bios resembles the Latin vigere, to be well and strong, in that it is a common word for life in the sense of day to day physical existence. Grimm's law helps us to see the relationship. Related to vigere are vis, stem vi, force or power, vita, life, and vivo, I live. The Greek is, in-, force or presence, originally began with a digamma, a letter like our f. It is the same as the Latin vis, and related to bios. Sanskrit giv is the Russian zhiv-, alive. Turning from the material or physical aspect of life, we find the key word in Greek, psyche. It is generally translated 'soul', and means the principle of life. ...
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8. Tiryns [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Tiryns The same problem that caused the difference of opinions at Enkomi and at the Heraion of Olympia arose at other excavated sites. To demonstrate this on another case of Greek archaeology, I chose Tiryns, south-east of Mycenae. Tiryns was excavated by Schliemann and Doerpfeld in 1884-85. Along with Mycenae, it was an important center of Mycenaean culture. On the acropolis, foundations of a palace were discovered. Together with Mycenaean ware, and mixed with it, 1 geometric ware of the eighth century and archaic ware of the sixth century were found, among them many little flasks in which libations had been brought to the sacred place. 2 According to Schliemann, Tiryns was destroyed simultaneously with Mycenae and the palace was burned down. But his collaborator Doerpfeld, who agreed with him as to the time the palace had been built, disagreed as to when it was destroyed, and their opinions differred by six hundred years. 3 From Greek literature it is known that in early Greek times, in the eighth or seventh century and until the first part of the ...
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... From: Aeon II:3 (1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Greek History Begins in the Sixth Century B.C. Benny Peiser The Controversy about the Olympic Victor list To calculate the times precisely therefore is difficult, particularly if one reckons according to the Olympic victors, whose records, as reported, were compiled only lately by Hippias, without being founded on reliable basis. Plutarch (c. 45-120) (1) First Olympiad: in which Coroibos the Hellene won the stade race. From this time the time-reckoning of the Greeks was considered to be certain. Eusebius (c. 265-340) (2) The list of the victors of Olympia begins in 776 B.C.-- our first definite date of Greek history. Oswyn Murray (1982) (3) So then a little after the death of Alexander the Great, they began to set down the Generations, Reigns and Successions, in numbers of years, and by putting Reigns and Successions equipollent to Generations, and three Generations to an hundred or an hundred and twenty years (as appears ...
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10. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 13: FIRE [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: contact@quantavolution.org TABLE OF CONTENTS A FIRE NOT BLOWN... Investigations of Sacral Electrical Roots in Ancient Languages of the Mediterranean Region by Hugh Crosthwaite Chapter 13 FIRE In the ancient world, a city or society had as an essential aim a knowledge of the divine will and intentions, and an understanding and some degree of control of the divine fire which, in the form of the thunderbolt, closely associated with earthquakes, was the chief weapon of the gods. The Greek aither is the upper air, home of the divine fire, pyr. The following words all mean fire of some kind, usually divine, i. e. electrical, originating from the sky in the form of lightning, or from the earth, e. g. piezoelectric effects from earthquakes, sometimes referred to by the general Semitic term ka. I put forward suggestions for the meanings and derivations of these words, based on the principle that in any philological inquiry the discovery of a link between a word and physical reality should be the starting point. ...
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