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51. Abraham and Phallicism [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... found on the vessel- a vital ingredient in the manufacture of bronze. An ebony-like wood grown in Africa south of Eygpt was also recovered, blue cobalt glass from Tyre and amber deriving from the Baltic lands; also elephant and hippopotamus tusks of probably Syro-Palestinian provenance, and ostrich eggshells. The tools and weapons of bronze recovered are similar to those of Mycenaean, Egyptian and Canaanite manufacture, the jewelry typically Canaanite. Mesopotamian cylinder seals bearing winged griffins and dated to about 1400 BC were among the treasures, also pottery typical of the Amarna period, and a gold scarab of Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaten. The latter artifact has revived speculation that Nefertiti may have reigned alongside Akhenaten on the throne of Egypt (or, as per Julia Samson, been 'king' in her own right). All the evidence seems to point to a date of the Amarna period for the wreck, so it is refreshing to see quotations from the Amarna letters sprinkled about the write-up, detailing items actually found on this ship. \cdrom\pubs\journals\workshop\w1988no2 ...
52. Another Look at Velikovsky's Ages in Chaos [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... by Velikovsky, invariably serve to validate his position only because of the new identifications being made, not in spite of them. Such a process is essentially circular in nature and can be made to prove anything; it is relatively safe to say no interpretation of history requiring so thorough a resetting of the historical stage for proof will ever gain wide acceptance. In the pursuit of evidence to cross-identify historical personages Velikovsky grasps at the most precarious similarities. Such is the case with a certain Zuchru in the Bible with a toponym in the Amarna letters (see Peter James, SIS Workshop, Vol. 5/4, 1982/83). James insists that a certain Iahzibada in the Amarna letters is the captain of Jehoshaphat (whom Velikovsky identified with Adbu Hepa of the same letters). However, we are not led into a discussion as to why Iahzibada could not have been one of the two captains of David by this same name (1 Chronicles 12:20) or some of the other namesakes in the Bible, as any concordance reveals. The ...
53. Michael Carmichael: Censing the God: Psychoactive Substances in Ancient Egypt [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2000:2 (Dec 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents Michael Carmichael: Censing the God: Psychoactive Substances in Ancient Egypt I chose Michael as a lecturer after watching the Sacred Weeds TV documentary series to which he was a consultant and researcher. One episode focused on the prevalence of blue water lily imagery in Egyptian art and culture, and it was this he concentrated in his talk. Michael ran through a series of slides, almost exclusively from Egypt's controversial Amarna period. This began with the pharaoh Akhenaten around 1378 BC and included the 12-year reign of the boy king Tutankhamun. Tiles, friezes and jewellery from this era frequently portrayed not just the psychoactive mandrake plant, but also the blue water lily. Drugs such as mandrake would have been burnt on incense holders and the fumes absorbed through the nasal passage. The Sacred Weeds programme proposed that the blue water lily had been used as a major stimulant both for ritual and social purposes. Michael showed slides of beautiful alabaster vases found in the tomb of Tutankhamun fashioned to resemble both ...
54. Forum [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... not destroyed. One of them was called Israel (and that is well known), and the other was the shrunken kingdom of Rehoboam, called Judah. 2. The second reason is Thutmose III. In the newly proposed chronological scheme Thutmose III is put in the time of the Judges around 1200 BC. Thutmose was well known from his annals to have attacked the Holy Land about fifteen times. This certainly is not reflected in the Bible at the time of Judges. 3. The third and most significant reason is the Amarna Age, which is dated by Rohl and James to around 1050 BC and the time of Saul and David. The Bible has many stories dealing with these kings- in which the Egyptians are hardly mentioned. Further, there are figures in the Amarna Letters that do seem to appear in the Bible around the time of Jehoshaphat, like Iahzibada and Zuchru. Are the habiru really the Hebrews under Saul and David? The habiru appear to be further north, not even in the Holy Land, If Samuru is on the Levantine ...
55. Editorial [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Editorial Conferences Herbig-Haro object HH-34 in Orion. Some features of HH-34 are understood-- some are not (NASA's words). At the core of Herbig-Haro 34 is a typical young star which somehow ejects energetic "bullets" (see arrow) of high-energy particles. Could a feature similar to this account for the co-linear nature of the proposed Saturn-Venus-Mars-Earth system? The summer has seen two notable conferences, (1) Intersect 2001: "Electricity, Cosmology and Human History", in Nevada and organised by Kronia (2) The Amarna Heresies in Reading organised by ISIS and the Sussex Egyptology Society. Both conferences are fully reported in this issue, which is a third larger than usual, to accommodate all the material. Intersect 2001 I was fortunate enough to attend the Intersect 2001 conference myself for which I thank my wife, Caroline, who practically ignored my excuses, and booked up my tickets. The conference focussed on three areas: (1) The Saturn Theory (2) The Electric/ Plasma Universe, and new to most, (3) ...
56. Heinsohn and the Hyksos (An Answer to Martin Sieff) [Aeon Journal $]
... for Egypt. At first I agreed with Martin that Heinsohn's Mesopotamian revisions could be reconciled with Velikovsky's Bible based chronology. But gradually my doubts grew stronger. Martin's reconstruction of ancient history places the Exodus at the end of the Early Bronze, ca. 1500 BCE. Heinsohn was giving 1500 BCE as the beginning of the Early Bronze, and hinting that he intended to lower this key date even further. The crisis came when Heinsohn-- working from conclusions forced upon him by his Mesopotamian chronology-- lowered his date for the Amarna period (and the end of the Late Bronze Age) down to the late 7th century BCE. This drastic step was followed by an even more startling departure from Velikovsky's revision. Heinsohn identified the mysterious Hyksos-- cruel conquerors of Egypt and masters of a mighty empire-- as the Assyrians. Like Martin Sieff, I had accepted Velikovsky's view that the Hyksos were the Biblical Amalekites, who left Arabia during the Exodus disaster (c. 1450 BCE), battled the escaping Israelites, and occupied Egypt. Heinsohn's claim ...
57. Amarna Heresies Conference Overview [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2001:2 (Sep 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents ISIS Conference: The Amarna Heresies The conference was organised by ISIS and the Sussex Egyptology Society and took places in the University of Reading 3- 5 Aug 2001. These reports were written by Richard Abbott and are from the ISIS Web sites at www.nunki.net/isis/ (to whom I thank for permission to reproduce them here). For more on ISIS, contact Mike Roland, 127 Porter Road, Basingstoke, Hants. RG22 4JT. UK Overview 3- 5 August 2001 The conference was packed with information. As a general rule, the presentations on the Saturday were more conventional and those on Sunday either speculative or even controversial. Interestingly, there appears to be a broad consensus emerging amongst scholarly opinion regarding what used to be considered unresolved questions. For example, there was little dispute arising concerning the likelihood of a substantial coregency between Amenhotep 3 and Akhenaten, where until very recently the matter would have been contested vigorously. Issues about which there clearly was a divergence ...
58. Key figures of the Amarna period [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2001:2 (Sep 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Key figures of the Amarna period Thutmose 3 A great warrior, often called 'The Napoleon of Egypt', he campaigned extensively in Asia and received tribute from a wide variety of places. He reigned a little over 50 years. Conventionally dated in the mid-15th century BCE, the New Chronology places his reign from late in the 12th century to the start of the 11th century. Amenhotep 2 A son of Thutmose 3, he was appointed heir shortly before his father's death. He apparently combined physical and military skill with cruelty towards his enemies. He campaigned several times against Mitanni. He reigned for just over 25 years, from late in the 15th to early in the 14th century BCE conventionally, or the first half of the 11th century with NC dates. Thutmose 4 A son of Amenhotep 2, he seems to have been a pious individual deeply concerned with temple affairs. Because of the exploits of his father and grandfather, little military action was called for. He ...
59. The Memphite Tomb of Haremheb [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2001:2 (Sep 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents The Memphite Tomb of Haremheb Geoffrey Martin Summary The tomb for Horemheb at Memphis was prepared before he came to rule Egypt- his final resting place was in the Valley of the Kings. Thus it provides valuable insight into the later years of the Amarna period, while Horemheb was a high-ranking official. A preponderance of traditional artwork is found, though with some portions in the Amarna style. The most informative surviving sections are those depicting his military career during Tutankhamun's reign. Content Horemheb was one of the most senior officials in the court of Tutankhamun, with regent amongst his titles. In this capacity, and as commander of the army he effectively governed Egypt and the foreign protectorates during the reign of the young king. He appears to have started his career in the Delta, and to have risen up the administrative as well as military ranks. It is expected that many other tombs of both major and minor officials await discovery in this area. The recent finding of the ...
60. Akhetaten - Horizon of the Aten [SIS Internet Digest $]
... to the west, with the river along one side and the natural desert cliff forming a boundary in other directions. It was deliberately chosen by Akhenaten as a virgin site and can be seen as a deliberate move away from any existing power-base. It also would have appealed on religious grounds as a break in the cliff wall to the east allows the rising sun to shine through the gap in a physical manifestation of one of the central images of Atenist religion. Boundary stelae were set up in Akhenaten's year 4, decorated with typical Amarna artwork. 15 of these have so far been found. The city was then constructed in haste, with a definite time frame in mind. Akhenaten's intention was that as Egypt's new capital it would endure for many years, but in actuality it was occupied through Smenkhkare's brief reign until (probably) the second year of Tutankhamun. After this it was largely abandoned and the population dwindled rapidly. A workmen's camp and possibly military garrison lasted for a short time after. Thus its life was brief, though profoundly important. During ...
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