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61. Did The Pharaohs Cheat With Concrete? [Science Frontiers Website]
... one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, may have been at least partially constructed with man-made concrete. "Edward Zeller, cirector of the radiation physics laboratory at Univ. of Kansas Space Technology Center, Law rence, recently examined a stone sample, taken from a pyramid passageway, under a binocular microscope and discovered that it was filled with oval air bubbles, 'like you'd expect to see in plaster,' he says. "The finding supports a theory proposed by French geochemist Joseph Davidovits, who says Egyptians built the pyramids by pouring concrete into forms. Such technology was not thought to have existed during the construction of the pyramids around 2690 BC. "Zeller still has his doubts. "'The sample is clearly made of manufactured stone and it's part of the pyramid,' he says. 'But a single speci-men does not a pyramid make.'" (" Did the Pharoahs Cheat with Concrete?" R&D Magazine, p. 5, December 1990. Cr. J. Wenskus.) Reference. An earlier report on the theory ...
62. Editor's Page [Aeon Journal $]
... to the past," one of the article states that this comet was "last seen in these parts 4, 200 years ago"-- although, some lines later, "4, 210 years ago"-- which doesn't jive with its calculated return in another 2, 400 years. Informing us that comets "have been blamed for earthquakes and floods, Caesar's assassination and the death of Charlemagne," we are also told that the last human eyes to behold this particular one "were eyes that saw the Great Pyramids at Giza when they were young," which is contradicted a few lines later where it is said that "the Great Pyramids had already endured 400 years of sandstorms." At that time, "the grandeur of Rome and Athens lay centuries in the future," while the empires of the Meso-Americans "were yet to be." The most amusing part, however, comes when we are told that, during this time, in 2213 B. C., this "inauspicious sign was interpreted as the divinities trying ...
63. C&C Review 1996:2: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: C&C Review 1996:2 Texts Home¦ SIS Review Home Chronology& Catastrophism Review Journal of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies 1996:2 News 2 Articles Towards an astronomical dating of the pyramids 4 Michael G. Reade questions whether the pyramids really model the constellation Orion. Relation Between the Perpetual Calendar Based on the 128 Years 12 Flavio Barbiero presents an explanation for stone calendars like the Aztec 'Piedra del Sol' (front cover). Planetary Observations of the T'ang Dynasty 16 Charles B. Raspil investigates Chinese planetary observations between 618 and 906AD. The Genesis of Israel and Egypt 23 Emmett J. Sweeney investigates the very beginnings of Egyptian and Hebrew history and finds characters and events unnaturally separated in textbooks by 1,000 years. The Wabar Meteorite Crater in the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia By Gerrit L. Verschuur 11 Notes and Queries 26 Ancient Egyptian Stoneworking Techniques Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 27 Forum 28 Catastrophes in the 5th- 14th centuries AD- Phillip Clapham replies to Dick Atkinson. Monitor by Jill Abery 31 ...
64. Japanese Mini-pyramids [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 112: Jul-Aug 1997 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Japanese Mini-Pyramids In a recent issue of the Ancient Ameri can, Editor F. Joseph presented an intriguing photograph of a precisely sculpted pyramid crouching incongruously amid the thick trees and bushes of Mount Kasagi, in north-central Japan. Being only 7 feet high and 14 feet along its base, this edifice hardly challenges the classical pyramids of Egypt and Mesoamerica. It is, though, skillfully crafted from solid granite-- almost a work of art. Age, sculptors, and purpose seem to be unknown. Japanese call it a "trigonon." It is not alone, for four more can be found strung along a ridge of Mount Kasagi about 100 meters apart. (Joseph, Frank; "Ancient Wonders of Japan," Ancient American, no. 17, p. 27, 1997.) Comment. We have not stumbled across reference to these "trigonons" before. Hopefully, some of our Japanese readers ...
65. Society News: 1999 SIS AGM & SIS Study Group Meeting 19th June 1999 [SIS C&C Review $]
... , Emmett Sweeney and Ian Tresman. John Graham had stood down from Council and the Chairman paid tribute to John's services over a lengthy period. In his place we wished to welcome David Davis, a keen younger member, and Emmett Sweeney, whose past contributions to the C&C Review would be known to many. After a lunch break we were pleased to welcome Janek Pietron who has been studying ancient chronology and alignments and the implications for catastrophic cosmic changes in Earth's recent past. The present perfect cardinal alignments of the Giza pyramids implies that they were built after any cosmic catastrophes. So were they really built around 2500BC, or were they rebuilt in two stages as alignments altered? Pietron considered a variety of myths and origin traditions which gave clues to the cardinal directions in earlier times. He dealt with the geology of the Mediterranean and the Nile Valley and their implications for climate change, along with the evidence of old maps which indicate an ice-free Antarctica, and concluded that this physical evidence, along with most sky imagery, points to Earth having previously ...
66. Basalt Synthesis Invented Over 3,000 Years Ago! [Science Frontiers Website]
... have been found. (Stone, E.C., et al; "From Shifting Silt to Solid Stone: The Manufacture of Synthetic Basalt in Ancient Mesopotamia," Science, 280:2091, 1998. Also: Bower, B.; "Ancient Mesopotamians Made Rock from Silt," Science News, 153:407, 1998.) Comments. In the light of the Mesopotamian's success in making artificial stone, perhaps we should reconsider Davidovits' claim that the ancient Egyptians cast some of the blocks they used to build the pyramids. In other words, they, too, made artificial stone at the sites of the pyramids. (SF#34 and SF#54) We can't resist remarking that the first-author's name jibes with the subject at hand. A variety of "nominative determinism"? From Science Frontiers #119, SEP-OCT 1998.© 1998-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, ...
67. Riddles Of The Sphinx [Science Frontiers Website]
... Riddles Of The Sphinx Riddle 1. The body of the Sphinx, which is obviously lionesque, is in bad shape compared to the head. The head we see today is human with a pharaoh's headdress. The head's workmanship is excellent and comparable to that seen in the nearby Great Pyramid. The Sphinx's body, on the other hand, is highly eroded, even though it was completely buried under sand for centuries. This severe erosion led R.M. Schoch to proclaim that the Sphinx is actually thousands of years older than the Giza pyramids, much to the annoyance of conventional Egyptologists. (SF#79) Be that as it may, no one denies that the Sphinx's head and body are quite different. Riddle 2. The head of the Sphinx seems too small for the body. None of the many other sphinxes carved by the ancient Egyptians show such an error of proportion. To answer both riddles, R. Waters suggests that the original Sphinx was actually carved as a complete lion several millennia before the Giza pyramids were erected. It was these later ...
68. A POT POURRI OF MARTIAN CUSIOSITIES (AND WE DON'T MEAN "FACES" AND "PYRAMIDS") [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 100: Jul-Aug 1995 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects A POT POURRI OF MARTIAN CUSIOSITIES (AND WE DON'T MEAN "FACES" AND "PYRAMIDS") A shadow and grid-like pattern. "...the recent Phobos probe that the Russians sent to Mars in 1988-- which met a mysterious and untimely demise-- recorded two quite mysterious Anomalies on the planet before contact was lost with the satellite. One was a strange shadow moving across the planet's surface (not a shadow of either of Mars' moons)! The other anomaly was a strange grid-like pattern at one location on the Martian surface; it was photographed with an infrared camera on Phobos 2, the first such instrument carried on a spacecraft sent to Mars." (Ref. 1) The canals are still there-- in a shadowy way! Commenting upon the theory that those Martian canals that keep showing up on plates made through terrestrial telescopes are only picture/film defects, D. Louderback ...
69. Bruised Apples [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 88: Jul-Aug 1993 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Bruised Apples A serious problem has cropped up in supermarkets, where fresh, ripe apples are piled up high in beckoning pyramids. Surely, as the heights of the pyramids increase, the bottom-most apples will be crushed, particularly those in the center under the apexes. Common sense tells us that crushing forces will be greatest at Position #4 in the illustration. But grocers need not be concerned about Apple #4. Two Czech researchers, J. Schmid and J. Novosad, using pressure sensors, found that in a horizontal plane through a stacked pyramid the maximum pressure actually occurs in a ring of objects (apples) some distance from the pyramid's vertical axis. How come? (Watson, A.; "The Perplexing Puzzle Posed by a Pile of Apples," New Scientist, p. 19, December 14, 1991.) A theoretical analysis of the problem by J. Grindlay doesn't help much ...
70. Problems for Rohl's New Chronology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . On p. 510 Breasted tells of tomb robbery in Ramesside times, pp. 570-1 refers to the much later renaissance period in the time of Psamtek I, and where Breasted does (elsewhere) refer to the art of the Ethiopian period he gives nothing specific- and he certainly does not compare it to Old Kingdom art- while relating that very little survived. But even if the Ethiopians decided to copy Old Kingdom art... so what? 3. I. E. S. Edwards, in his The Pyramids of Egypt, gives a detailed account of what is known of the methods used in the construction of the pyramids. He fails to mention the possible use of iron by the Old Kingdom workers: this is in stark contrast to Sweeney's 'frequent use of iron tools'. I was aware of some iron tools found in the Great Pyramid at Gizeh, but there are two points to be made about these. Firstly, it is usually claimed that the tools found were of meteoritic iron; secondly, there is the likelihood that ...
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