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11. The Location of Punt/Ophir Part II [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... that with the (long-horn) cattle under the incense tree belongs to the top register. There are also an Arabian baboon and some dogs. The scene of the first meeting between the two parties begins on the bottom row of the relief pictures (HZ:23, Tafel 1): Coming from the right we see first Nehesi with his commander's staff, behind him an Egyptian officer and eight soldiers, heavily armed with spears and oblong shields. Before Nehesi on the ground lies a heap of different goods, brought by the Egyptians; among them are necklaces, axes, daggers, rings, bread, beer and wine, and Egyptian fruit. After some space filled with explanatory text there comes the chief of Punt, Perehu (Paruah), with both arms raised in salute. Behind him comes his enormously fat wife Eti (Ati, Iti), also with both hands raised in salute. As we have pointed out previously, she has a clear case of steatopygia. She is no dwarfish figure and she does not have "peppercorn" hair ...
12. Limitations of Astronomical Dating Methods* [Kronos $]
... setting up the broad outlines of ancient chronology is reduced to one whose sole value has been that of refining a few dates in the era of the 8th century B.C. and later where there is rather abundant independent supporting evidence for the chronology. Meyer's Theory of Historical Dating from Sothic Data In addition to eclipse records, other types of astronomical data have been used in attempts to date ancient historical events or eras. Most notable of these is the use of the so-called Sothic period.(12) The Sothic theory presumes that the Egyptians used a calendar year of 365 days, without interruption, as far back as the Vth Dynasty or earlier. Since the true solar year is more exactly 365-1/4 days, the New Year of such a calendar would wander backward through the seasons at the rate of one day every four years. Thus in 4 x 365 or 1460 years, the New Year's Day would return to its original position with reference to the seasons. This is the Sothic period. The theory of Sothic dating further presumes that the Egyptians had ...
13. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER TWO: THE SCENARIO OF EXODUS [Quantavolution Website]
... reputation, and government connections prevented this fate. And that is precisely what Aaron and the Jews had counted on in seeking him out as their leader (not to mention Yahweh, who insisted that Moses be his spokesman and that of Israel.) Moses had found an ethnic connection; very well. The Pharaoh's government wanted to solve the problem of growing unrest in Goshen and elsewhere. "That the Levites, who promote the state of unrest, are not interfered with is apparently due to the uncanny air of power which the Egyptians scent as emanating from Moses." So writes Buber [1. "Ben David has asserted that Moses possessed some knowledge of electricity," reported Salverte. [2 "Some knowledge" is an understatement; we shall see him as the world's best electrical scientist until Benjamin Franklin. Actually, I think, the Egyptians wanted Moses to help them not only to settle the unrest, but also because he came out of exile already known to them as one of their top-ranking scientist-magicians, and his predictions, noisomely ethnic as ...
14. My Kingdom for a Horse ... [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... famous account being the Spanish Conquest, when soldiers riding majestic beasts mesmerized the natives of both Peru and Mexico. Almost the same thing happened in the Eleventh Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, when a pharaoh named Timaois literally gave up his throne for a horse! Numerous archaeological excavations over the years have brought to light, through monuments, sculptures, and scarabs, other evidence regarding Semites on horseback descending upon Egypt when that country was in a weakened state. The evidence shows that they rode in on the first horses and chariots the ancient Egyptians had ever seen. [1 Using war chariots pulled by magnificent large horses was the first occasion at which horses had ever been seen in Egypt; and the way the people worshiped animals as gods makes it easy to understand why they must have thought the horse too was a divinity. And for a god to be pulling these Semites in battle was probably thought a good omen, as the Egyptians had been infighting with the Southern Nobles and life had not been kind. Here was a possible turn in the tides of war ...
15. Rockenbach's 'De Cometis' and the Identity of Typhon [SIS C&C Review $]
... of investigation." In the present article I offer the results of my own exploratory foray into this area. My conclusion is that this sentence, when correctly understood, lends new support to Velikovsky's revised chronology. Let us begin by looking at the sentence in its context, using Dr Sutherland's translation. After describing the physical appearance of the comet, Rockenbach says: "... It was called Typhon after the king then holding the lordship of Egypt. This king, as reliable men assert, subjugated the kings of the Egyptians by the help of the giants. The comet was also seen, as if rolling along another road in Syria, Babylonia, and India; it was in the sign of Capricorn, in the form of a wheel. This was at the time the Children of Israel were led from Egypt to the Promised Land...." It should be stated straight away that the reinstated sentence (which I have emphasised) throws serious doubt on the identification of king Typhon proposed by Velikovsky. In Velikovsky's view, Typhon is ...
16. Chapter XXIV: the Years of 360 and 365 Days [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter XXIV The Years of 360 and 365 Days WHETHER the Egyptians brought their year with them or invented it in the Nile valley, there is a belief that it at first consisted of 360 days only, that is, 5 days too little. It is more likely that they brought the lunar month with them, taking it roughly as thirty days (30 x 12= 360), than that they began with such an erroneous notion of the true length of the solar year, seeing that in Egypt, above all countries in the world, owing to the regularity of the inundation, the true length could have been so easily determined, so soon as that regularity was recognised. We must not in these questions forget to put ourselves in the place of these pioneers of astronomy and civilisation; if we do this, we shall soon see how many difficulties were involved in determining the true- length of such a cycle as a year, when not only modern appliances, but all just ideas too, were of necessity lacking. Since 360 days ...
17. Sothic Dating: the Shameless Enterprise [SIS C&C Review $]
... from the Persian period show that 'from about 473 onwards, the Sothic hypothesis is not really a hypothesis but simply the truth' [4. Before examining this latter claim in more depth, we should first turn to Theon, a source whom Depuydt and others before him have cited in support of Sothic dating. We shall find that Theon actually contradicts current Sothic dating assumptions. The Origins of Sothic Dating Sothic dating, of course, starts with Censorinus. In AD 238, this Roman scholar wrote in De Die Natali that the Egyptians had a 365 day calendar without leap year and that on July 20 (12 Calends of August), AD 139, a heliacal rising of Sirius corresponded to 1 Thoth on the Egyptian calendar. Censorinus indicates that the Egyptians had a great year tied to the correspondence of the rising of Sirius with 1 Thoth and that 'we are today in the hundredth year of this Annus Magnus'. According to most practitioners of Sothic dating this means that Sirius rose on July 20 in AD 139 and on July 19 in AD 140-142 [ ...
18. ANCIENT EGYPTIANS IN THE NEW WORLD? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 98: Mar-Apr 1995 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Ancient egyptians in the new world? In issue #8 of The Ancient American, G. Thompson translated a few paragraphs from Mariano Cuevas' 1940 book: Historia de la Nacion Mexicana. We now summarize that translation. In August 1914, Professor M.A. Gonzales was excavating Mayan ruins in the city of Acajutla, in Mexico. The two illustrated statuettes were uncovered. On the male, the headdress, the beard, and the cartouche are all typically Egyptian in style. The male is thought to represent Osiris, the female Isis. (Thompson, Gunnar; "Egyptian Statuettes in Mexico," Ancient American, 2:12, no. 8, 1995.) In the same issue of The Ancient American, the issue of whether the ancient Egyptians reached the New World is joined with pro and con articles. The first is entitled: "The Egyptians Were Here!" It is written by R.A ...
19. SIS Study Group Meeting 16th October 1999 [SIS C&C Review $]
... route. Dynasty I was started by them after their conquest. Rohl disagrees with Petrie and has them arriving over two centuries earlier to start the Nakada II (Gerzean) culture. In Rohl's chronology this is c. 3050, with Dynasty I starting c. 2781. Emmet Sweeney said he was surprised that Rohl did not, when discussing the Biblical evidence, recognise that both the Bible and Jewish legends place Abraham's descent into Egypt from Mesopotamia at the time of the first Pharaoh. These sources claim it was they who taught the Egyptians the basics of writing, architecture, the use of cylinder seal, etc. In his book, The Genesis of Israel and Egypt, he had already connected Abraham's migration into Egypt with the clear Mesopotamian influences which Petrie noted for Dynasty I. Petrie found cylinder seals in Egypt, which they invented in Mesopotamia. The tomb architecture of the mastabas is clearly based on Sumerian originals. The iconography of the Narmer Palette shows a pair of animals with entwined necks exactly similar to a depiction found in Mesopotamia. King Menes introduced the ...
... & MAN by permission of George C. Harrap& Co. Ltd. The book may be obtained by writing to the publisher at the following address: P.O. Box 70, 182-184 High Holborn, London WCIV 7AX.- LMG This date is based on the work of Parker (1950) and Neugebauer (1938). Examination of the facts, however, shows that the date rests on certain very doubtful assumptions, and that there is absolutely no evidence at all for a Sothic cycle having had any effect on the ancient Egyptians. It is assumed by Parker (a) that a lunar calendar existed (which is a quite reasonable assumption since all primitive peoples recognise the lunar cycle, which, however, repeats itself every 25 years ); (b) that the Egyptians, after years of observation and written records, introduced a civil calendar (in Parker's opinion in c. 2937 BC) which at its introduction was NOT tied to the heliacal rising of Sothis; (c) that since the first day of the civil year had come to ...
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