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71. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... their 1980/ 81 subscriptions, which of course, now includes an entitlement to the papers of the Conference. We should therefore wish them to know that they can either claim a refund of the original amount paid, or deduct that amount from their 1981/82 subscriptions. We trust that this arrangement will be acceptable. ANCIENT HISTORY STUDY GROUP There was a meeting of the Ancient History Study group on January 18th at Mrs Morgan's residence in Dulwich. John Knightsbridge entertained all present by an interesting account of his recent visit to the pyramids. This sparked off a lively discussion on ancient Egyptian history in general and the pyramids in particular, bearing in mind Velikovsky's chronological reconstruction and catastrophic cosmology. In addition, as is usual at these meetings if there is time, members also discussed the latest news or snippets of information on the "catastrophism front". The meeting of the Group at the home of David Roth is being held as this issue of WORKSHOP is going to press, and a report will be carried in the next issue. On behalf of the ...
72. Edfu Books (Advert) [SIS C&C Review $]
... they used to fabricate the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. A further revelation, that springs directly from this quotation, is that the biblical Mt Sinai is most probably the Great Pyramid of Giza. If this were the case, then the circling of the 'mountains' around Sinai was in fact a ceremonial circumnavigation of Giza- a ritual that is preserved to this day by the circling of the Ka'ba in Mecca. By Ralph Ellis Thoth, Architect of the Universe Takes a radical look at the henges of Britain and the pyramids of Giza, and concludes that they were both designed to represent maps of the Earth- and each of these ancient maps comes complete with outlines of continents and lines of latitude correctly marked. The diagrams that demonstrate this are simple copies of these great monuments, but viewed from an unusual perspective. K2, Quest of the Gods Taking this idea one step further, K2 QotG identifies the precise location on the surface of the Earth that these maps were pointing at, high in the Himalaya. Indeed, the Giza pyramids seem ...
73. Pyramids Getting Younger [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon VI:1 (Feb 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Pyramids Getting Younger Tania ta Maria Analysis of stars supposedly utilized by the Egyptians to align the northward facing of the pyramid of Cheops is now said to have proven that the builders could not have begun work before 2480 B.C., with a margin of error of only five years. The analysis was conducted by Kate Spence, of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University. Her calculations are now considered to be more accurate than previous estimates, based primarily on the length of regal reigns from incomplete king lists, which had dated the pyramid to 2554 B.C. Although Spence continues to laud the Egyptians' building expertise, her findings have resulted in her conclusion that they were really poor astronomers. The new data is now said to be forcing Egyptologists to reconsider the accepted chronology for Egypt's Old Kingdom. But, really, would a difference of c.74 years make that much difference in the chronology of Egypt? Tania ta Maria ...
74. Velikovsky, Solomon, strata [SIS Internet Digest $]
... The problem with the missing archaeology of the United Hebrew Monarchy of David and Solomon is that their empire is said to have stretched from the Euphrates to Wadi El Arish (or perhaps to the Nile, depending on how you interpret "river of Egypt)." I am preparing an answer to Rose (whose title, by the way, is a bit deceptive since Rose-- though opposing Heinsohn's lower dating of the Neo Assyrians-- advocates lowering Egypt's Dynasty XII (Middle Kingdom) to the -4th century! and the pyramids to the -8th century) so I won't say more at this point except to note that if the Bible story about David and Solomon is based on genuine events then somewhere within that sizeable realm we should find evidence of them. Ev wrote: It is Rose's contention that the chronologies of Heinsohn, Illig, and Peiser are impossible to reconcile with the extant ancient astronomical records and other texts. He provides compelling evidence why this is the case. I happen to agree with this position. It is also true that Dr. ...
75. Woodhenges Before Pyramids [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 115: Jan-Feb 1998 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Woodhenges Before Pyramids The ancient inhabitants of Britain were constructing massive structures before Cheops, builder of the Great Pyramid, was even born! One of these structures is 5,000 years old. It is located at Stanton Drew, in southwestern England. But tourists at the site see only the Great Circle of standing stones, which is impressive enough but only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. What is more spectacular is "seen" only by sensitive magnetometers. These instruments detect faint, ghostly remains of the magnetotactic bacteria that consumed the giant oak pillars that graced this site five millennia ago. The soil inside the Great Circle reveals that there were once 400-500 oak pillars on the site. These massive cylinders were probably a meter in diameter, 8 meters (26 feet) high, and weighed 5 tons each. The rings of pillars occupied an area about the size of a football field (100 ...
76. More Mouse Engineering [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 81: May-Jun 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects More Mouse Engineering Shortly after writing in SF#79 about the "Ancient Greek Pyramids" and the Saharan mice that construct small pyramids of pebbles to extract moisture from the air, we serendipitously ran across the following:" Australian Native Mice. The species P. chapmani builds low mounds of pebbles over its burrow systems, and P. hermannsburgensis may use these mounds after they are constructed. The pebbles are of a uniform size and cover a large area, often a meter in diameter. The pebbles are probably collected both by excavation and from the surface. Some local mammalogists believe these are used as dew traps. Since the air around the pebbles warms more rapidly as the sun rises than do the pebbles themselves, dew forms on the pebbles by condensation. As the areas in which these mounds are found are quite dry, except after a heavy rain, these dew traps solve the problem of water shortage. ...
77. SIS Study Group Meeting 16th October 1999 [SIS C&C Review $]
... , this king may have had a historical or political motive for wanting to associate himself with the earlier kings. Bob has written this up in the ISIS Journal JACF No. 8, which came out in Nov. 1999. For revisionists, as he says, 'this text gives a useful indication that the true date for Huteludush-Inshushinak is c. 800BC, and the Elamite Dark Age is solved by a down-dating of about three centuries'. Clearly this is a very significant chronological anachronism. Bob Porter then talked about Carbon Dating the Pyramids. An item in Archaeology (Sept. 1999) mentioned that small fragments of charcoal had been extracted from the mortar used between the stones in many places and C14 dated. Lime mortar was made by burning wood and limestone, a process which also produces carbon dioxide. In 1984 a set of C14 dates were obtained and published in 1987. They showed the pyramids were on average 374 years older than currently thought. The latest samples give C14 dates only between 100 and 150 years older. They freely admit this contradicts the ...
78. A Reading of the Pyramid Texts [Pensee]
... priests as affirming that since the first king of Egypt the sun had changed its course four times --also gives the priests' opinion that since the time of that first king no god had ever appeared in human form (II. 142). The sequence of ruling gods in the Turin Canon, which has only slight variations in Manetho, is that of the so-called Ennead of Heliopolis, the nine gods of the city of On (close to present-day Cairo), at which the king's court was centered and in whose name many pyramids are located. The nine gods are arranged in five generations preceding the birth of Horus, who was identified with every living king. Their story is the story of cosmic history leading up to the unification of Egypt. After Horus comes a group called the Followers of Horus, in Manetho named demigods, and then, in both versions, Menes. Herodotus says the priests gave this account:"... they told me that the first man who ruled over Egypt was Min [Menes, and that in his time ...
79. Chapter XXXIV: The Origin of Egyptian Astronomy -- the Northern Schools [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... of the founding of the temple at Annu a knowledge of the stars near the pole of the equator, and of the importance of observing them, was common to N. Egypt and to the region N.E. of it. Whether the worship of Set was introduced into Egypt from this region, or whether there was a common origin, must for the present, then, remain undetermined. THE EQUINOCTIAL SCHOOL-- THE WORSHIP OF THE SPRING-SUN The East and West orientation, as we have seen, is chiefly remarkable at the pyramids of Gîzeh and the associated temples, but it is not confined to them. The argument in favour of these structures being the work of intruders is that a perfectly new astronomical idea comes in, one not represented at Annu and quite out of place in Egypt, with the solstitial rising river, as the autumnal equinox was at Eridu, with the river rising at the spring equinox. We are justified from what is known regarding the rise of the Nile as dominating and defining the commencement of the Egyptian year at the solstice ...
80. Egyptian Chronology: A Solution to the Hyksos Problem [Aeon Journal $]
... the common accusations of hopeless confusion and stark incompetence in matters Egyptian. His statements that, for the construction of the pyramid of Cheops, "enormous sums" must have been spent on "the iron tools" alone and that Rhodope, a Greek woman from the Hellenic settlement at Naucratis, played a leading role, places these works in the fully-developed Iron Age of the 7th/6th century BCE, a period which saw the building of the great ziggurats of Mesopotamia by kings from Nabopolassar to Nabonidus. The countless components of the pyramids from what is called the IVth Dynasty (at present dated -2613 to -2494), made of such extra-hard materials as granite, basalt, quartz and diorite, which are still unworkable without steel implements, no longer requires pre-Iron-Age supermen to shape them (let alone the mysterious ray-gun cutters they are frequently said to have used), but fall into precisely the right slot in the history of technology. They are brought down to the time after what is conventionally called the XVIIIth Dynasty (currently dated to -1558 to 1303), ...
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