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1. Chronological Implications of a Proper Identification of the Labyrinth [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 17.1.37) and Diodorus (1.66.3) that an Imandes or Mandes was buried at the Labyrinth. Imandes or Mandes are taken as a garbled reference to Ammenemes of the 12th Dynasty. However, as is well known, the ruins at Hawarra, which consist only of foundation beds and a mass of limestone and granite chips, do not allow the conclusion that what was originally standing there corresponded to the Labyrinth described by Herodotus and Strabo. The identification of Hawarra as the location of the Labyrinth was made before the excavation of the Step Pyramid complex at Saqqara in the 1920's. Saqqara is not far from Hawarra. While the geographical information that can be gleaned from Herodotus and Strabo is consistent with the Hawarra location, Herodotus is far from specific on the geography and Strabo is open to uncertainties. Neither precludes the identification of Saqqara as the location of the Labyrinth. As discussed by Armayor, neither the evidence relied upon by Petrie nor his use of it is certain [4. Likewise, various Greco-Roman papyri that mention the Labyrinth do not allow one to fix its ...
2. The Pyramid Age, by Emmet J Sweeney (Review) [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents The Pyramid Age by Emmet J Sweeney Domra Publications, 65 Constable Road, Corby, Northants. 1999 Reviewed by John Crowe 1. Introduction Emmet Sweeney has been a contributor to SIS publications since 1986, and this is the third book he has had published. The second, The Genesis of Israel and Egypt, came out in 1997. To have had three books published is a tremendous achievement for which he deserves much credit. This is a tribute to his tireless energy and enthusiasm for his chosen subject. His second book focussed mainly on the Sojourn and Exodus eras but closed with a reference to a further work dealing with the ages of the pyramid builders and the time of Assyrian control in Egypt. These subjects are the central themes discussed in The Pyramid Age. As a sequel, this presents a further development of his own very radical historical revision. For those who are not familiar with it, here is a brief outline. He builds upon the ...
3. Sothis and the Morning Star in the Pyramid Texts [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon III:5 (May 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents Sothis and the Morning Star in the Pyramid Texts Ev Cochrane It has frequently been observed that star-worship pervades the earliest religion of Egypt. Certainly this is true of that religion as it is represented in the Pyramid Texts. (1) Countless passages therein identify the king with one celestial body or another and describe in some detail his peregrinations (or his soul's) throughout the stellar regions until he ultimately comes to reside in a celestial Elysian fields. Despite numerous attempts to identify various stars and planets in the Pyramid Texts there is little agreement as to the specific asterisms involved and, in any case, there are grave problems with virtually every one of the identifications proposed thus far. In this essay we will examine the passages which have been advanced as referring to Sirius and the Morning Star. The correct identification of these two bodies is a matter of paramount importance not only for a correct understanding of ancient Egyptian religion, but-- because of the heavy reliance upon astronomically-oriented methods of ...
4. Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution http://www.eridu.co.uk Alford's theory is that a pre-dynastic race built the Great Pyramid and deposited at Giza certain scientific records which specifically included the catastrophic history of our solar system and the subsequent development of life on Earth. Alford presents evidence that the ancient Egyptian religion was an 'exploded planet cult', and suggests that they re-discovered this themselves in the legendary 'Hall of Records' at least 6,000 years ago. This profound knowledge- of catastrophism in the heavens and on Earth- was adopted by the emerging Dynastic elite as a means of legitimising their rule as 'divine' kings. Over the centuries, the religious knowledge became encoded into the Pyramid Texts and numerous other myths and legends. But after several thousands years the original meaning of these myths was lost. It became possible for Alford to recapture the ancient wisdom, as a result of the painstaking work of Egyptologists during the past two centuries, and the recent pioneering work of astronomer ...
5. The Exodus in the Pyramid Texts? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 4 No 4 (Mar 1982) Home¦ Issue Contents The Exodus in the Pyramid Texts? Walter Warshawsky It is assumed by Velikovsky and his supporters that the Exodus occurred after the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt. It is also assumed that there is little overlap in the first thirteen dynasties. These assumptions have not been tested. The cause for these assumptions seems to be the underlying assumption of progress in development of both language and pottery, as western civilisation sees it. It is not clear that catastrophically-minded people would develop language and pottery in the same way that we do, especially as regards the speed, the severity and the direction of the changes. Is it possible that the Exodus took place before the Twelfth Dynasty? In the Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom of Egypt there seem to be many references to the Exodus(1), but due to considerations of space I shall discuss only one: the Cannibal Hymn of Unas, a pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty. In the Cannibal Hymn of Unas there is the statement ...
6. The Pyramid Age [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1992 No 1 (Aug 1992) Home¦ Issue Contents REVIEWS The Pyramid Age by Emmet Sweeney, [obtainable from the author, 1 Marlborough Street, Londonderry BT48 9AU, Northern Ireland, price £3.50+ £1.00 postage (UK) Emmet Sweeney's 'The Pyramid Age' is a radical reconstruction of ancient history and contrasts sharply with the New Chronology of Rohl and Newgrosh (or that of James). For example, Emmet identifies the Libyans (Dynasties 22, 23 and 24) with the Ptolemies, and relocates Dynasties 18 and 12 in the 7th century BC. Most radical of all, he accepts Herodotus at face value and plumps the pyramid builders of Dynasty 4 in the 8th century BC. The audacity of it takes the breath away in a manner akin to Gunnar Heinsohn's Sumerians= Chaldaeans proposal several years ago (and Heinsohn appears in the text and bibliography etc). However, the general concept of 'The Pyramid Age' has its attractions (and the New Chronology has its imperfections). An extreme ...
7. Great Pyramid Entrance Tunnel Not Astronomically Aligned [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 42: Nov-Dec 1985 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Great pyramid entrance tunnel not astronomically aligned Early in the Nineteenth Century, astronomer John Herschel speculated that the ancient Egyptians had constructed the Great Pyramid so that the downwardly slanting entrance would be aligned precisely with the pole star, Thuban (Alpha Draconis), when the star was at its lowest culmination. Over 70 years ago Percival Lowell ran through the calculations and found that Thuban was not near the tunnel's line of sight when the pyramid was constructed (about 2800 BC). No one seems to have listened to Lowell, even though he was quite correct. Most books on the Great Pyramid still insist on the fancied pole star alignment. If the entrance tunnel wasn't pointing at the pole star, what other esoteric reason did the pyramid builders have for the 26 .523 angle? (It seems that everyone expects all dimensions of the Great Pyramid to have special significance.) R.L. Walker, of the Naval Observatory, ...
8. Problems for Rohl's New Chronology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . 2. How could 19th Dynasty kings employ heavily armed hoplite soldiers carrying double-handled shields (the Sardan), when double-handled shields were only developed by the Carians (Herodotus i, 171) and Greeks early in the 7th century- specifically to provide a stable shield-wall behind which otherwise vulnerable hoplite phalanxes would be safe? Can Rohl or anyone else show me a Greek portrayal of the double-handled shield predating c.650 BC? 3. How is it that both Seti I and Ramesses II show Hittite allies carrying typical Boeotian-style Medish shields? The Pyramid Age: 1. How does Rohl explain the fact that Herodotus, who is otherwise so accurate, places the pyramid builders- Cheops, Chephren etc- in the mid-8th century, just before the Ethiopian kings? 2. How is it that the artwork of the Ethiopian period is virtually identical, in most respects, to the work of the Old Kingdom pyramid builders? (see, e.g., J. H. Breasted: A History of Egypt [London, 1920, pp. 510, 570-1). 3 ...
9. The Crescent II [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... 92. The Mesopotamian great gods sail in the horned ship. The same connection occurs in many Scandinavian rock drawings. A rock picture from the Nubian desert south of Kerma shows the ship so placed on the back of a bull that the boat and the galloping animal are one. (14) The Sumero-Babylonian Nannar or Sin, esteemed as the bull with glistening horns, is also "the shining bark of the heavens." (15) "May you ferry over by means of the Great Bull," reads an Egyptian Pyramid Text. (16) Another declares: "the Bull of the sky has bent down his horn that he may pass over thereby...," (17) while a Coffin Text celebrates the "long-horn which supports the bark of Anubis." (18) Many years ago G.S. Faber, examining ancient symbolism of the ship, wrote: "A heifer seems to have been adopted as perhaps the most usual emblem of the Ark... That the heifer was an emblem of the Ark appears from ...
10. Some References to the Use of Iron Before the Iron Age [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . His reports are normally dismissed as inadequate or misguided but the man was no fool; he was the leading French Egyptologist of his day and was well aware of the controversy concerning iron. Maspero states in L'Anthropologie II (1891), p. 105, footnote 1, that he personally found groups of iron objects in two pyramids. The footnote by Maspero is in an item by S. Reinach reviewing debate on the appropriateness for Egypt of the Stone/Bronze/Iron Age categorisation. The iron objects were found in the pyramid of Unas and in 'la grande pyramide en briques de Dahshour'. Reinach mentions Maspero's discovery as being in 1882. Maspero excavated Unas's pyramid in 1881 (I. Edwards: The Pyramids of Egypt, 1985, p. 172) and in 1882 he excavated pyramids at Meidum and el-Lisht (Edwards). Did he also do Dahshur the same year? And not only that, but Abousir as well, for in Guide du visiteur au Musee de Boulaq, Boulaq 1883, p. 296, he states: "en ...
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