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51. Brains Trust - Chronology and Ancient History [SIS C&C Review $]
... around the world. He saw this as one option and it could have led to building several shelters over there. He believed they started out as armoured shelters and thereafter they got expeditious use as graves and shelters. Some so-called graves have no evidence of burials, some have adaptations to become burials and there are others which were obviously intended to be graves from the start. It is dangerous to speculate on the purpose of any mound with stone passageways under it. Comment- Brian Moore said that both Velikovsky and Duncan Steel suggested Pyramids were designed as shelters, as did Comyns Beaumont. Len Saunders said the pyramids offered protection for eternity and were designed to keep people dry at a time when there was jungle in the Western desert. They stopped building pyramids when the climate changed to the dry weather we have there today. Q4. Why, in the list of tribes the Israelites encountered during the Conquest, were the Philistines left out? Is there any truth in the tradition that the Berbers were descendants of the Philistines? John Bimson replied that he could ...
52. Pensée [SIS C&C Review $]
... . THE SCANDAL OF ENKOMI- A section from the unpublished historical volume, THE DARK AGE OF GREECE, examining one of the many controversies arising from the incorrect Egyptian chronology's distortion of the chronology of Mycenae. THE ATOM AND OIL- Velikovsky's views on nuclear energy (reprinted from the N. Y. Post, 1948). IS VENUS' HEAT DECREASING- An article written in 1966 outlining Velikovsky's expectation that repeated measurements of infrared radiation from the cloud surface of Venus will reveal a detectable fall in temperature. THE ORIENTATION OF THE PYRAMIDS (reprinted from the Yale Scientific Magazine) EARTH WITHOUT A MOON OTHER MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS Dr R. W. Bass. DID WORLDS COLLIDES/ "PROOFS" OF THE STABILITY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM- Two articles of major significance by a specialist in celestial mechanics dispose of one of the main objections to Velikovsky's astronomical theories and offer further support. Dr M. M. Nieto/ Dr C. J. Ransom: THE TITIUS-BODE LAW AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM- If the Titius-Bode Law is real, then recurrent large-scale ...
53. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... the sabbatical cycle. This demonstrates the superiority of Aaronson over Thiele. Similarly, in the Garbett chronology, assuming the 40th year of Solomon was 938 BC (p. 19), the 4th year would fall in 974 BC, for which there is also a mismatch on the above argument. Hence the Garbett chronology is wanting even at its starting point, let alone that which is developed therefrom. The Aaronson chronology is thus more accurate than that of Garbett! C. Lindsay Prasher, Brighton Orion and the Mystery of the Pyramids The Orion Mystery by Bauval and Gilbert was reviewed in C&C Workshop 1995:2 by Phillip Clapham, where he says 'their premise is that the pyramids were constructed on a stellar pattern founded around a stellar myth that involved the sister wife deities of Osiris and Isis'. What they write about the myth is a matter of interpretation, which it is not my intention to discuss, but maintaining that the three large pyramids on the Giza plateau 'exactly mirror the alignment of the three stars of Orion's belt' is debatable ...
54. Keeper of Genesis by Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock [SIS C&C Review $]
... is classic circular reasoning, as there is no independent evidence that the shafts were designed to point to these (or any) stars. Also, in contrast to the over-abundance of detail on the dimensions of the pyramid, no indication is given in the book as to just what the authors mean by a precise alignment. Arguments based on alignments with other stars could probably be used to support other construction dates. Following American writer John West, they believe the Sphinx is much older than most of the Giza complex, including the pyramids, because it shows more erosion than adjacent structures. Geologists I have spoken to are not impressed by this argument, because wind and sand erosion is an erratic process. Nevertheless, one academic geologist, Robert Schoch of Boston University, has investigated the Sphinx and concluded that its erosion was caused by prolonged rainfall. Since the climate of Giza has been exceedingly dry for the past 5,000 years, he said that the Sphinx must have been constructed between about 7,000BC and 5,000BC. As West pointed out ...
55. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:2 (Aug 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents The Book Shelf Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert, The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids (Crown: New York) 1994 Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman There is a revolutionary recidivism taking place today within the scholarly Egyptological community. While most all of the ideologies of dynastic successions and chronological sequences still remain conventionally intact, a few arguments about the fundamental elements on which these tenets were originally based are being aired. It is a healthy sign to have a breath of fresh air occasionally permeate an otherwise hoary and stuffy academic atmosphere, but, still, such fresh breezes often leave more questions unanswered, when recently acquired evidence to old problems is presented, than what might have been intended by any new discoveries. A mere quarter of a century ago, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend outlined, in Hamlet's Mill, (1) what was perhaps the first imposing essay on myth, and the frame of time, relating to the ancient question of stellar arrays, basing ...
56. Fingerprints of The Gods [SIS Internet Digest $]
... London, New York and Barbados and considered it to be a most significant document. I have only today seen some internet comments, most of which appear to condemn the whole thesis on the basis of a few minimal apparent deficiencies. However, I have not yet seen a general credible critique of the work which provides the hard scientific evidence that: there was NO global flood around 12,000 years ago; the Sphinx could not possibly have been constructed around that time; the intriguing measurements and spatial alignments of some of the Pyramids in Egypt and Meso-America are the result of pure chance; debunks the accuracy and predictive aspects of the Mayan calendar; debunks the existence of pre-Columbian maps which give reasonably accurate plottings the currently submerged antarctica coastline ?? ?? ?I hope that this discussion will attract the comments of open minded scientists in the areas of science which interface with the "evidence" Graham Hancock brings to bear on the topic. It might well turn out to be the most interesting discussion on the net. From: GORHED, firstname.lastname@example.org ...
57. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... , Brasseur de Bourgbourg, quoted by Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision, said the Maya civilisation was Atlantis because they call themselves Atlanteans. He dated the fall of the early Maya civilisations to 10,000 BC. Velikovsky, being a theologian, said he could have known that a similar description was in the Bible at very much later dates. David Fairbairn said there was an argument that after the Atlantis civilisation some people went to America and founded the Mayan civilisation and others to Egypt- hence the similarities between Meso-American and middle Eastern pyramids and burials. There was discussion about diffusion versus similar reactions to global events. Benny commented that from a Velikovskian point of view similar features could easily be explained by people around the globe witnessing similar events- the dragon for instance. Velikovsky argues that everywhere you have dragons but there are no dragons in the animal kingdom. Most cometary astronomers accept now that the dragon is a symbol of a comet. In the early 20th century people claimed Meso-America was founded by Chinese because of the similarities of their dragons. David Fairbairn said ...
58. Chronological Placements of the Dynasties of Manetho [SIS C&C Review $]
... . Persian period date for Emery's '1st Dynasty' tombs. Hence, the buildings and tombs containing this pottery also date to the Saite, Persian, or Ptolemaic periods when Egypt was under the central rule of either Saite, Persian, or Ptolemaic kings. Thus inscriptions from these buildings and tombs also create the false impression of a centralised Egyptian government early in Egyptian history and tend to deny the possibility of concurrent dynasties. Acceptance of a framework of largely consecutive dynasties has caused the conventional and 'new' chronologists to date many of the pyramids and material associated with them to the 3rd millennium BC. Africanus, for example, specifically attributes pyramids to some kings and a queen of the 1st, 4th and 6th Dynasties of Manetho. Of course, Herodotus contradicts 3rd millennium BC dates. He suggests that a king Moeris who lived no earlier that c. 1350 BC built the earliest pyramid and Herodotus seems to date the Giza pyramids at least several centuries after Moeris [4. Although his account of early Egyptian history is confusing, Diodorus suggests that many ancients, including ...
59. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... specifically noted then that the Israelites did not share this iron taboo. That article was written before I had come to the conclusion that the Israelites were the Hyksos (in this I was following Chetwynd). Thus Sargon of Assyria, on my model, did not introduce the scimitar. He adopted it from the Israelite-Hyksos he defeated. (3) Although iron technology was available in limited quantities from the time of the Middle Bronze II B-C, which I place around 1000-950 BCE, it was not necessary for the building of the pyramids. Here, I refer Heinsohn to The Pyramids: An Enigma Resolved by Professor Joseph Davidovitz, 1988, with its compelling argument that the pyramids were built of concrete, or "liquid stone," whose secrets were shrouded in the mysteries of alchemy, later recalled in the masonic traditions. Vast numbers of iron tools were not necessary. Nor do the stones of the pyramids show their cutting marks. Nor have sufficient numbers of iron tools ever been found anywhere near the pyramids of Giza. (4) It is particularly ...
60. Pouring A Pyramid [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 34: Jul-Aug 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Pouring A Pyramid The ancient Egyptians may have been more clever than we thought. Instead of chipping away laboriously in limestone quarries to precisely shape the stones constituting the pyramids. they may have cast the stones from a slurry of crushed limestone and a special mineral binder. Polymer chemist Joseph Davidovits has examined the limestone casing stones that were used to face the some of the pyramids. (Most of the facing stones were removed for use in modern construction projects.) Davidovits claims that the casing stones contain minerals not found in the quarries, and that they contain as much as 13% binder material. In addition, the casing stones have a millimeter-thick coating of binder. This theory might help explain the precise fitting of the stones. Others have also analyzed the stones and oppose the claims of Davidovits. (Peterson, I.; "Ancient Technology: Pouring a Pyramid," Science News, 125: 327, ...
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