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... whole-number chauvinism in human affairs, most easily discerned in discussing arithmetic with four-year olds; and this seems to be a much more plausible explanation of these irregularities, if they existed. "Three hundred and sixty days a year provides an obvious (temporary) convenience for a civilization with base 60 arithmetic as the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian cultures."21 When we turn to Evan Hadingham's book on ancient astronomy we learn, "The Babylonian reliance on numerical methods is understandable, considering that they practiced sophisticated arithmetic as far back as 1800 B.C . At this early stage, there already existed tables for multiplication, division, squares, square roots, cubes and ...
72. Mercury and the Tower of Babel [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 2 (Apr 1983) Home | Issue Contents Mercury and the Tower of Babel Hugh Eggleton In a different work I intend to bring out that what is known as the catastrophe of the Tower of Babel (Babylon) was caused by a close passage of Mercury, Nebo of the Babylonians (heard in the names of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar), or Thoth of the Egyptians (heard in the name Thutmose). (I . Velikovsky, Ramses II and His Time, p. 102) In Genesis, chapter 11, we read how God destroyed the Tower of Babel, associated with the city of Babylon. as its name indicates ...
73. RECONSTRUCTING THE SATURN MYTH [Journals] [Aeon]
... . And when they drew pictures of them, they produced the singular image , probably the most common pictograph in the ancient world. Interestingly, the African Dogon have a "picture" of Saturn: it is this very image. The early Greeks and Romans portrayed Saturn with the same pictograph, and so too did the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, who called Saturn "the high one of the enclosure of life." And many thousands of miles away the Maori remember Saturn as "the encircled one." (4 ) The connection of this familiar image to ancient ideas about Saturn is an anomaly deserving investigation. From the beginnings of modern research, the antiquaries have assumed ...
74. Support for Heinsohn's Chronology is Misplaced [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Royal Inscriptions in particular. These must form the basis of any attempt to revise Mesopotamian chronology [1 ]. In fact one is inclined to suspect that Sweeney must be unaware of texts such as those compiled by Grayson and Brinkman. Major Alter-Egos Sweeney lists four "alter-ego" identifications on which Heinsohn's arguments are based: 1). Old Babylonians = Persians in Babylon 2). Amorites = Persians 3). Akkadians = Assyrians (neo-Assyrian period) 4). Sumerians = Chaldaeans Let us look at these in turn: 1. Old Babylonians as Persians in Babylon Excavation reports for Babylon indicate that tablets of the time of the Old Babylonian kings (i .e . Hammurabi ...
75. The Venus Tablets and Climate [Journals] [SIS Review]
... became interested in the Venus Tablet problem during the 1960's and his ideas have gradually developed over the years. Previous publications include The Venus Tablets of Ammizaduga (Istanbul, 1972), The Venus Tablets: A Fresh Approach' in JHA xiii (1982) and Venus Tablet Anomalies', C & C Workshop 1989:2 . Introduction The Babylonian king Ammisaduqa reigned, according to astronomical theory, from 1702 BC to 1681 BC [1 ]. The date-formula of his 8th year, which appears after Year 8 of a 21 year sequence of Venus observations known as The Venus Tablets', links the Venus data with his reign. The key to this astronomical dating is the Inferior ...
76. Old-Babylonian and Persian Terra-Cotta Reliefs [Journals] [Aeon]
... ), who should not be mixed up with the Sargonids (conventionally dated to the same period but stratigraphically belonging to the Persian period). (2 ) The Neo-Sumerians (2150 BCE onwards) correspond to the Neo-Babylonian/Late Chaldeans (625 BCE onwards), whereas the Old-Babylonian Empire of the Mardu (2000 BCE onwards) represents the Babylonian satrapy of the Persian Empire (540 BCE onwards). The Persians were also known as Mardians (Amardians), after the tribe of Cyrus the Great. (3 ) Note also the account of Nicholas of Damascus: "Cyrus was the son of a poor Persian of the ill-famed Mardian clan." (4 ) (The ...
77. Heracles and the Planet Mars [Journals] [Aeon]
... circumstances under which the planet Mars would be seen as engaging in an attack upon the sun are difficult to imagine. It is worth noting, however, that the traditions of other cultures bring the planet Mars into some sort of adversarial relationship with the ancient sun-god, a common motive ascribing to Mars a role in disturbances of the sun. Babylonian tradition, for example, referred to Nergal as Lugul-du-su-a, "the king who causes the sun to go down." (17) Ugaritic sources, similarly, credit Reseph with causing "eclipses" of the sun, Reseph being a form of Nergal and identified by leading scholars with the planet Mars. (18) R. ...
78. Thoth Vol I, No. 10: April 22, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... : Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true. Nietzsche- SATURN: THE ANCIENT SUN GOD By David Talbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) Many threads of Greek and Roman astronomy appear to lead back to a priestly astronomy arising in Mesopotamia some time in the first millennium B.C . The Babylonians were apparently the first to develop systematic observations of the planets, and they recorded the celestial motions with considerable skill. But in laying the foundations of later astronomy, they also preserved a crucial link with the past. Again and again they asserted a claim that could only appear preposterous to the modern translator. They declared that the distant ...
79. Mars Gods of the New World [Journals] [Aeon]
... the regent of the planet Mercury, whereupon that planet would have come to be looked upon as the war-god par excellence. The end result of this fortuitous set of circumstances, culminating in the identification of Nergal with the planet Mars- so the argument goes- was that such traditions ultimately became diffused throughout the Old World upon the inheritance of Babylonian science by the Greeks and Indians. At first sight this argument has some appeal. Certainly there is no denying the fact that Babylonian astronomy had an enormous influence upon the early astronomical conceptions of the Greeks and other Old World cultures. The Greeks themselves admitted as much. (2 ) And analysis of the Greek and Indian traditions surrounding ...
80. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology Revised [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... . (10) The identity of Hyksos Akkadian with Old Akkadian Akkadian was shown 30 years ago. (11) This finding was further confirmed when it was understood that the Old Hittites of the -16th century (conventionally), contemporaries of the Hyksos whatever their absolute dates, also used Old Akkadian dates (of -2400) and not Old Babylonian ones ( -2000 to -1700) as was expected. (12) After Hyksos and Old Akkadians shared scripts, scimitars, triple gates, pottery shapes, vaulted burials, temple plans, etc., it became unavoidable to postulate their stratigraphic contemporaneity. To establish the identity of stratigraphical horizons for Old Akkadians (as well as for ...
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