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11. Black Holes [SIS C&C Review $]
... an invasion in which the invaders withdrew... Perhaps the best example of the problems involved, especially in reconciling modern historical theory with the opinions of those closer to the time involved, is found in a late chapter, "The Oral Tradition" (page 321 ff.), which I shall allow to speak for itself. In the haze of hesitancy and supposition that characterises this book it is gratifying to be able to make a statement of whose correctness one can be confident, and that is that the late literate Greeks had little or no knowledge of the Dark Ages. There is consequently no need to spend overmuch time in enlarging on their ignorance. The art of writing had been lost to the Greeks nearly half a millennium and was recovered only during the eighth century... Whether this recovery gave immediate rise, in terms of the communities, to anything but the most elementary keeping of records is most doubtful, as will be seen later, but it is certain there existed a substantial body of memories of the past, the oral ...
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12. Sicily [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Greek prototypes could have been manufactured by Greek colonists in the seventh century if ? a real Dark Age ? 5 of five hundred years ? duration did in fact separate them from the latest phase of the Mycenean civilization. In Sicily the time between the end of the Mycenean age and the beginning of Greek colonization is an absolute void, with a total lack of archaeological remains: even the Protogeometric and Geometric pottery which elsewhere is claimed to span the Dark Age, is absent; only late Geometric ware appears with the arrival of the Greeks. 6 The decorative motifs used by the Greek colonists are once more under strong Mycenean influence; a detailed comparison of the motifs in use in the seventh century with those on Mycenean ware caused much amazement among art historians, but not even a suggestion of how the motifs could have been transmitted through the Dark Ages. 7 Moreover, Minoan influences were identified in the shape and decoration of pottery discovered at Gela, presenting the same problems. All the evidence we have examined argues against a long gap between the Mycenean age in ...
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13. Why no Literary Relics from Five Centuries? [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ? Alan J. B. Wace challenged this view, and in his preface to Ventris ? and Chadwick ? s Documents in Mycenaean Greek (1956) wrote that future discoveries and study would ? undoubtedly make clear ? whether the Dark Age was really dark: The orthodox view of classical archaeologists is that there was a ? Dark Age ? when all culture in Greece declined to barbarism, at the close of the Bronze Age and in the early period of the ensuing Iron Age. Even now, when it is admitted that the Greeks of the Late Bronze Age could read and write the Linear B Script, it is still believed by some that in the transition time, the Age of Bronze to that of Iron, the Greeks forgot how to read and write until about the eighth century when they adapted the Phoenician alphabet. It is incredible that a people as intelligent as the Greeks should have forgotten how to read and write once they had learned how to do so. 2 Then where are the documents, what is the testimony? ?... ...
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14. Ancient Greeks in America [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon V:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Ancient Greeks in America Alban Wall Following are some quotes of an account by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch relative to a sailing route by which seamen of that period seem to have sailed to the Western Hemisphere. In my opinion, this account presents very strong evidence that voyagers from Europe regularly made their way to the New World. The description of the way-marks of the journey, as recounted by Plutarch, seems so precise that it appears impossible to have merely been the product of an exceptionally good imagination. Mention of the three-island-group, the phenomenon of the short Arctic day, the exactitude in the placement of the bay "which lies in a direct line with the Caspian Sea," the distances between land points along the way, the direction of midsummer sunset-- all these seem to provide positive proof that Plutarch's account was culled from eyewitnesses who had actually made the trip. Let us study Plutarch's account, item by item. "An isle called Ogygia lies in Ocean's Arms ...
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... Demodocus, who, some say, is Homer's self-image. The recital plays to a fascinated audience at the palace of Alcinous and to his guest, Odysseus, or Ulysses, hero of the War against Troy. The frank sexuality is Homer's, no matter how often it has been translated vaguely. The story is the archetype of the adulterous love triangle, as neat a plot and piece as anyone has ever composed, and a model for a thousand imitations. But it may also be the masking of a catastrophe visited upon the Greeks from the skies. I studied the lines and read some translations of them. I rendered them in something like the original epic hexameter, and shall present them below (Chapter 2) in that form. Still, examining the words was but the beginning of an investigation that carried me on odyssean wanderings into various fields of knowledge. I asked myself what spirit breathed into Homer and saw that it was the goddess Pallas Athena. Athena moved the Homeric Age. She led the Greeks in the Iliad and guided Odysseus through his ...
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16. The Saturn Problem [SIS C&C Review $]
... the embodiment of kingship and justice. Yet he, like Saturn, was also believed to be a planet. The Roman orator Cicero (102-43 BC) described the struggle between the two gods as one between planets: Saturn is 'said to have been put in chains by Jupiter to restrain his boundless course and to bind him in the network of the stars' [5. Along with Saturn and Jupiter, three other planetary deities were important in Roman religion: Mars, Venus and Mercury (Ares, Aphrodite and Hermes to the Greeks). By comparison, the gods of the Sun and Moon (Sol and Luna; Greek Helios and Selene), though sometimes identified with the great gods Apollo and Diana, played practically no role at all in the rich mythology of the Romans and Greeks. Even in ancient Egypt, where the Sun-gods Ra and Aten were undoubtedly important, they were not necessarily paramount. Osiris, the most important Egyptian god, was not originally a solar deity. In the heavens he seems to have been represented by the stars of ...
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17. World Ages Archive [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:1 (Sep 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents World Ages Archive The aim of the World Ages Archive is to provide an extensive web-based reference source for the study of the various ground breaking fields of ancient chronological revisionism, catastrophism, and Afrocentric discourse. Largely inspired by the works of Immanuel Velikovsky, the site centres on the book Planet of the Greeks: The Great Time Warp of History by Meres J. Weche. Several links also provide some important background on the debates and controversies covered in the book. Among those, the readers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the history of chronological revisionism, the Velikovsky Affair, as well as the ever-growing controversy surrounding the debate on Martin Bernal's Black Athena book series. The centre piece of the World Ages Archive is my book Planet of the Greeks completed in Feb. 2000. From the basis of the new chronological framework for the ancient world established therein, I endeavour to contribute a series of papers which will explore various aspects of my findings. Amid the continuing debate ...
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18. The Palace [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... at least in their final forms, belong to the LH III B period, and both, along with most of the rest of the city, as well as several other palaces and towns throughout the rest of the Aegean, perished in flames towards the end of the LH III B period (i.e., ca. 1200 B.C.). While there was a brief re-occupation of the House of Columns before its ultimate abandonment, the palace itself apparently became an uninhibited heap of rubble for the next five centuries, until the Greeks of the seventh (possible late eighth) century constructed a temple on the site. (1) The palace was the abode of the king, whom the Greeks of the eighth century, and probably earlier as well, (like contemporary peoples in Egypt and Asia) considered to be semi-divine;? (2) even though there was a separate religious complex in the lower city, presumably with its own priesthood, the king most probably still exercised much influence over the spiritual life of his subjects, performing sacred rites for ...
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19. Child of Saturn (Part I) [Kronos $]
... taken place but whether it ever did. 2. Athene Aphrodite of Melos-- popularly known as Venus de Milo. Photograph by Ken Moss-- Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris. It should, at the outset, be remembered that Velikovsky based his theory of Venus' ejection from Jupiter on the mythological record, and the mythological record alone. In fact, his only foundation for the event is Hesiod's tale of Athene's birth from the head of Zeus,(1) a tale that was very popular among the ancient Greeks. Athene's identification as the planet Venus was ably shown by Velikovsky;(2) and more recently, Peter James has added valuable information which further cements this identification.(3) As for Zeus, the Greeks themselves admitted that he personified the planet Jupiter. Even so, how solid a basis is Hesiod's tale for the event in question? Despite the popularity of Hesiod's tale, Athene's parentage, as also the nature of her birth, was not unanimously agreed upon among the Hellenes. To some it was Poseidon who ...
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20. Ancient Greek Pyramids? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 80: Mar-Apr 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Ancient greek pyramids? Yes, the ancient Greeks had their pyramids, too, only they had a very practical purpose: They were water-catchers. They had learned that piles of porous rocks could, in desert climes, capture and condense surprisingly large quantities of water. Take, for example, the 13 pyramids of loose limestone rocks that the Greeks constructed some 2500 years ago at Theodosia in the Crimea: "The pyramids averaged nearly 40 feet high and were placed on hills around the city. As wind moved air through the heaps of stone, the day's cycle of rising and falling temperatures caused moisture to condense, run down, and feed a network of clay pipes. "One archaeologist calculated a water flow of 14,400 gallons per pyramid per day, based on the size of the clay pipes leading from each device." Weren't the ancient Greeks clever? But perhaps they had observed how some mice in ...
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