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101. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... have allowed Hancock to view the hidden Ark (if it was there) for a relatively small payment or an instruction from a superior authority similarly persuaded by Hancock. Perhaps Hancock intends to write a sequel, having aroused world-wide interest in his theme. There are, however, many interesting comments in the book. For instance, Hancock describes his visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza, which he 'discovered had been built around 2550BC for Khufu (or Cheops)'. In fact there is evidence that it and the two lesser pyramids had been built thousands of years earlier and that the Khufu inscriptions Vyse claimed to have found in the recesses above the Kings Chamber were forgeries (see The Stairway to Heaven by Z Sitchin, Bear& Co., Sante Fe, 1992: previously published in 1980). Rather than being the culmination of a series of Egyptian pyramids of gradually improving design, the supposedly 'earlier' ones were more probably inferior attempts to emulate the already ancient magnificent Giza edifices. Hancock confirms the view of Sitchin and others that, contrary to ...
102. Krupp And Velikovsky [Kronos $]
... the pyramid was built. It is doubtful, however, that either shaft was intended as a sighting tube" (emphasis added).(37) Can Krupp explain why he is allowed license, when attacking Velikovsky, to utilise as definitive "evidence" that which he himself has reservations about? A double standard seems to apply here which smells terribly of charlatanry. Archaeologists, incidentally, have even more reservations about Trimble's theory. For example, Edwards-- whom even Krupp rightly acknowledges as the foremost authority on the Egyptian pyramids while fully aware of Trimble's claim, has this to say: "The object of these shafts is not known with certainty; they may have been designed for the ventilation of the chamber or for some religious purpose which is still open to conjecture."(38) Limitations of time and space preclude further exposure of Krupp's critique.* In any case, it is only one in a long line of undistinguished failures. Will Establishment Science ever realise the obvious reason behind these recurring debacles?* Editor's Note: An additional ...
103. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... is notable for its content of silverware. It is an enigma that such silverware is all but unknown elsewhere till some 800 years after the alleged time of Dynasty IV (c.f. John Dayton, Minerals, Metals, Glazing and Man, Harrap, 1978). Could it be that Sneferu, despite his Old Kingdom placement, is actually a member of the Ramesses clan? Maybe the last of the line, Ramesses XI, the king lists notwithstanding? Michael G. Reade, Checkendon, Oxfordshire Herodotus, the Labyrinth and the Pyramids In his Identification of the Labyrinth (C&C Workshop 1992:2 pp. 7-9), Jesse Lasken included a description of the Labyrinth by Herodotus. However, Lasken does not mention the continuation of Herodotus' account, which is as follows (ref. Book 2, p. 189 in the Penguin edition): 'Marvellous as the labyrinth is, the so-called Lake of Moeris beside which it stands is perhaps even more astonishing; the circumference of it is 3,600 stades, or sixty schoeni: a distance ...
104. Tunguska-Type Impacts Over the Pacific Basin Around the Year 1178 AD [SIS C&C Review $]
... Tahiti. The temple was associated with human sacrifices, which in many ancient civilisations characterised periods of stress. The title Hinakai Mouliawa, meaning 'discolouring the Moon with a dark mist' and intriguingly reflecting the change of colour of the Moon testified in the Canterbury annals, was also adopted by Hawaii chiefs [15. South America In South America we first observe, at the time under discussion, the rather sudden demise of the great coastal civilisations (Mochicas, Chimus,...) that, inter alia, had build huge pyramids (the largest of the Tucume pyramids, near the northern Peru town of Lambayeque, had a square base with a side of about 800 metres; although only about 70 metres high, its total volume was about 30% greater than that of the great Cheops pyramid) and a complex system of canals for irrigation. The demise was sudden and without recovery. It was also associated with substantial ruin of the pyramids, by evident erosion by heavy rain (they were not build in stone but with compacted soil), rather ...
105. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... in the North Atlantic. Peruvian civilization gets older New Scientist 17.10.92, pp. 38-42 The Moche of northern Peru were once known only for their pottery and thought to be a relatively unimportant South American group. A rethink is now necessary after the excavation of royal tombs at Sipan. The advanced state of their architecture, pottery, weaving and metallurgy show that they were one of the most advanced cultures in the region 1400 years before the Inca empire appeared in the 15th century. The Moche had widespread trade. They erected many flat-topped pyramids, including the 50 metre high 'Pyramid of the Sun' which is one of the largest structures in South America, and engineered complex irrigation systems. Yet the civilization disappeared. It is suggested that drought followed by flood may have been responsible. In common with other American civilizations the Moche took prisoners for human sacrifice and ceremonial drinking of blood, and one of the main figures in these rituals wore the trappings of a bird. Vatican Admits Galileo was Right New Scientist 7.11.92, p.5 In 1633, the Inquisition of the Roman ...
106. Astounding Undersea Structure Near Okinawa [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 118: Jul-Aug 1998 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Astounding Undersea Structure Near Okinawa "A structure thought to be the world's oldest building, nearly twice the age of the great pyramids of Egypt, has been discovered. The rectangular stone ziggurat under the sea off the coast of Japan could be the first evidence of a previously unknown Stone Age civilization, say archeologists." Wow! Is this true? This so-called "structure" is 600 feet long and 90 feet high. Said to be about 10,000 years old, it obviously predates the edifices of the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. The "structure" is now under about 75 feet of ocean near a small island named Yonaguni southwest of Okinawa. During the Ice Ages, it would have been exposed, just like the Bering Land Bridge to the north. Of course, the crucial question is: Is it really artificial? R. Schoch, the Boston University geologist who vouches that the Sphinx is also ...
107. Science Frontiers #122, Mar-Apr 1999 [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 122: Mar-Apr 1999 Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues Last Issue Next Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Contents Archaeology The mosier mounds El nino-- bueno? The black pyramids Astronomy Our lucky star Ghost galaxies Is a singularity worse than a spinning cosmos? Biology Are we running on martian time? Another skin shedder A GENETIC DISCONNECT Another sucker Geology The earth hums more loudly in the afternoons Geophysics Bizarre phsiological effects of lightning Unusual wave Psychology Exceptional human experiences A FEW POTENTIAL EHEs Unclassified A REALLY MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCE Ach du lieber himmel Now we know why! Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, MI5, NSA, etc) Homeworking.com. Free resource for people thinking about working at home. ABC dating and personals. For people looking for relationships. Place your ad free. ...
108. Chapter XIX: the Personification of Stars -- the Temple of Isis at Denderah [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... , op. cit., p. 142. Hathor is termed "La maîtresse du commencement de l'an." Mariette, loc. cit., p. 207. "Besides the solstice and the beginning of the Nile flood, there was an event in the sky which was too striking not to excite the general attention of the Egyptian priesthood. We also know from the newly-discovered inscriptions from the ancient empire that the risings of Orion and Sirius were already attentively followed and mythologically utilised at the time of the building of the pyramids."-- KRALL. ...
109. Chapter XXIV: the Years of 360 and 365 Days [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... had the inundation; but, as we have seen, the rise is not absolutely regular, and the inundation takes many days to travel from Philae to Cairo (Memphis). If, then, the inundation had fixed the beginning of the year, each nome would have its special New Year's Day, and this would never have been tolerated by a settled government embracing the whole Nile valley, especially as each king's reign was supposed to commence on New Year's Day. It seems, then, that the solstitial temples and the pyramids were, if not actually requisite for settling the matter, at all events all that was necessary, if they existed. But now comes in a most interesting and important point. If observations of the sun at solstice or equinox had been alone made use of, the true length of the year would have been determined in a few years. But the next scene in Egyptian history shows us that the true length of the year was not determined, but only an approximation to it. How was this? The astronomical answer ...
110. El Nino -- Bueno? [Science Frontiers Website]
... great cultural changes. To illustrate, coral records from the western Pacific and sediments in the Great Lakes indicate that El Nino was going strong before 12,000 BP, but then there was an unexplained, 7,000-year lull. This lull is also seen clearly in sediments in Laguna Pallcacocha, a lake in the Andes of southern Ecuador, so is El Nino's sudden resurgence around 5,000 BP. This resurgence and the associated worldwide climatic turmoil also marks the emergence of complex societies all over the planet. The Egyptians built pyramids, the Peruvians constructed temple mounds, civilizations rose and collapsed in the Middle East, and settled agrarian societies developed in many locations. Although not all cultures responded well to the climate changes, El Nino seems to have sparked the rise of modern civilizations. We are assuming that this was good! (Kerr, Richard A.; "El Nino Grew Strong As Cultures Were Born," Science, 283:467, 1999. Sandweiss, Daniel H., et al; "Transitions in the Mid-Holocene," Science ...
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