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41. LIVING WITH ELECTRICITY [Quantavolution Website]
... centaur. We may have here a glimpse of ancient education in electrical theology. Kings were required to understand all aspects of augury; Herodotus mentions especially the Persians in this respect. Crete was not the only place where there was bull fighting. The Taurokathapsia was a bull-fight at a festival in Thessaly, and also at Smyrna. 'Taurelates' was a bull-driver or Thessalian horseman in the Taurokathapsia. 'Taurokathaptes' was a stuffed figure, used to enrage the bull at a fight, tauro-machia. This would be similar in purpose to the Roman pila, which, as well as being a ball, was a stuffed figure for baiting bulls. Aeschylus, Fr. 27, refers to the Edonian rites of Kottyto; the imitators, mimoi, of the bull bellow in a fearsome manner. ARCHITECTURE The light-tower is in Egyptian 'an,' 'techen,' or 'ucha'; in Akkadian 'durr'; cf. Latin turris, Greek pyrgos, and perhaps stele, which is a memorial stone, inscribed slab, or obelisk, Hebrew 'shath.' When a pillar ...
42. Fomenko and English History [SIS C&C Review $]
... system owed much to the work of Dionysius Exiguus, abbot of a monastery in Rome, who died around 550 AD [3, 4, 5. In his 1994 book, Fomenko suggests that Dionysius Exiguus was an alter ego of Dionysius Petavius, despite the fact that the latter worked in France, not Italy. His claim that Petavius, together with Joseph Justus Scaliger, played a major role in establishing our present system of chronology is difficult to reconcile with the fact that he was born in 1583, the year after the Roman church replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian one which is still in use today. The vast majority of scholars also accept that the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles were compiled, in Old English, at the command of King Alfred the Great, around 892 AD, making use of use of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, Latin annals, genealogies, lists of episcopal appointments and a variety of other sources. Several copies were made and sent to different locations and these were separately updated for another 200 years or so. The oldest manuscript still in existence ...
43. Applying the Revised Chronology [Pensee]
... war await discussion until another time. Just as at Mycenae and Tiryns, the first large-scale excavation of the site was undertaken by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's-1890. His collaborator, Wilhelm Dörpfeld, continued the work after Schliemann's death in 1890. From 1932-1938, yearly excavation of the site was undertaken by an expedition from the University of Cincinnati. Their findings, published in final form in the 1950's, provide the principal scientific data about the site. Nine major habitation levels, ranging from the Early Bronze Age (stratum I) to Roman times (stratum IX) were distinguished, of which only levels VI-VIII will concern us. As was pointed out in my earlier paper, the 8th-century Phrygians, who, according to Homer, were allies of Troy during its siege, copied the architectural style of the fortifications of Troy VI when they built their great gate at Gordion. Since the end of Troy VI is put at ca. 1300 B.C., its walls must have been buried by 500 years of debris, making them invisible in the 8th century. The ...
44. Astral Kingship [Aeon Journal $]
... were, therefore, claimed and asserted. Thus, it was not enough to be heir to earthly regal power alone. A new ruler had to be heir to all the traditional power of the kingdom-- a power that transcended the mundane. With it, the populace could be awed into obedient submission and the prevailing rule of an individual perpetuated. Without it, the structure of monarchical power could not be sustained and was doomed to collapse for lack of charismatic support. This enables us to better understand the attitude of the Roman Emperors toward Christianity. It was the concepts and ideals of the latter, based upon a Judaic foundation, which challenged the political power of the former; and this could not be tolerated. One author best summed up this problem as follows: King-worship came to be an integral feature in Hellenistic culture. Meanwhile on the east coast of the Mediterranean lived a small people, the chosen people, as they deemed themselves, of a jealous God, who would not brook the adoration of a rival. This alone was enough to ...
45. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... Since 1991, more than ten international conferences, dealing exclusively with cosmic disasters and impact hazards, have been organised world-wide. Dozens of astronomers around the globe are now involved in research projects, focusing on past, present and future cosmic catastrophes [7. Above all, it has been argued that both the emergence and the collapse of human cultures, (e.g. the origin of metallurgy, the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, the destructions of the Bronze Age civilisations in the Near East and the Mediterranean, the collapse of the Roman Empire, the rise of Judaism and Islam, etc) should be associated with extra-terrestrial episodes of destruction [8. All these new findings and developments of astronomical and archaeological research seem to verify Velikovsky's main idea: that the apparent destruction of the Bronze Age cultures, documented by various destruction layers around the world [9, and the rise of the sciences, ethical teachings, astronomy, monotheism and historical consciousness, which all followed the Age of destruction, were related to cosmic catastrophes. Yet, we are confronted with a ...
46. ROME AND THE ETRUSCANS [Quantavolution Website]
... legend of about 400 B. C., was named after a Trojan woman. Capua may have been named after Capys, a Trojan and friend of Aeneas. Capys was a king of Alba in Latium, according to Ovid, Metamorphoses XIV: 613, and in Livy IV: 37 he is king of Capua. Cape Misenum will have been named after Misenus, Aeneas's trumpeter. The generally accepted view was that the foundation of Rome followed quite closely the arrival of Aeneas in Italy after the sack of Troy. The earliest Roman historian, Quintus Fabius Pictor, agrees with Greek historians in putting Aeneas in the eighth century B. C.. There is an obvious clash here with the view of those scholars who date the sack of Troy to c. 1200 B. C. Such evidence as is normally adduced for the conventional date of Troy, arrived at via orthodox Egyptian chronology, is increasingly under attack, but detailed discussions of this, and of the difficulties that are caused by the extension of Dark Ages, in the face of the archaeological ...
47. The Lord Of Light [Aeon Journal $]
... often associated with the planet Venus. Adonis was also called the Dove, and "at the ceremonies in honor of his resurrection from the dead, the devotees said 'Hail to the Dove! the Restorer of Light'." (20) The dove was also the symbol of Astarte, the divine consort of Adonis and goddess of the planet Venus. (21) Like Tammuz, Adonis has been identified with the planet Saturn. (22) Jesus, Dionysus, and Horus The Greek god Dionysus, the counterpart of the Roman Bacchus, was also the equivalent of the Nabataean deity Dusura or Dusares. (23) Dusares and the goddess Allat-- who is to be identified with the goddesses Athena and Ishtar and the planet Venus (24)-- are an Arabian reflex of Tammuz and Ishtar. Elsewhere, the names Beltis and the Chaldean "Bacchus" have been found in juxtaposition by Rawlinson; (25) and Beltis is none other than Ishtar. (26) In the Orphic Hymns, the mother of Bacchus is addressed as: ...
48. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... , Bolton Comalcalco and Olmec Heads Bob Porter [1 disagrees with my findings [2 that the Old World markings on the Comalcalco bricks were transmitted from Southeast Asia via the Pacific and suggests that the shorter, more direct, trans-Atlantic route offers a much simpler solution to the problem. However, firstly, the simplest solution is not necessarily the correct solution and the most direct route is not necessarily the route taken. In support of an Atlantic crossing Mr Porter states that the signs in my fig. 4 apparently show links to the Roman Empire. Of course, this is the first thing that occurred to many, including myself, who have become involved with study of the site. The problem with this conclusion is that, as stated in para. 2, p. 26, of my article, 'unlike Roman bricks, which are inscribed with Latin graffiti, the Comalcalco bricks do not contain any Latin script whatsoever'. Furthermore, there are no round (true) arches at Comacalco and no Roman-type flanged tegulae (roof tiles) at Comalcalco. In ...
49. The Egyptian Prince Moses [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the Book of Jubilees. Artapanus was probably simply combating antisemitism. However, the writer of Jubilees was attacking the frightful inroads Hellenism was making into the Jewish community at large. His Jubilees is a cleverly written religious dossier which gives Moses an irreproachable religious background. Any portrait of Moses must not tempt Jews to follow gentile religious concepts. And would he, masquerading as the Angel of Presence, lie? Of course not! Angels who are close to God do not lie. Nor, for that matter, do Pharisees. The Roman Search The New Roman Imperial Theology. The Greeks and the Jews were not the only peoples looking for-- or creating-- roots for themselves. The Romans, with the advent of the creation of their empire, wanted to give great antiquity to their patriarchs. The first major effort along this line was put forth by Virgil in his Aeneid. This Roman "bible" portrays the imperial city as having been founded and enhanced according to a divine plan: Rome's mission was to bring peace and civilization to the world ...
50. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... should have said'.. anonymous references to David by contemptuous epithets...' and an '!' was omitted.) Jeremy Goldberg, Hayward, California, USA The Cosmic Winter, Gildas, St Patrick and... Reflecting on Phillip Clapham's article in C&C Workshop 1994:1, it seemed to me that it should be possible to do some checking on the likelihood of Clube& Napier's idea of a mid-5th Century impact on eastern England. My idea was to check the Ordnance Survey map of Roman Britain for signs of disruption to Roman roads in the allegedly affected area. The starting point was eastern England. Could that be narrowed down at all? Suppose the impact was not exactly like Tunguska and that it did leave some sign of an impact crater. Was there any indication of this? The only contender I could see leapt out of the modern map- The Wash! If The Wash is the remains of an impact, then there might be one or more Roman roads which had once gone across it and were ...
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