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111. "Just Plainly Wrong": A Critique of Peter Huber (Second Installment) [Journals] [Kronos]
... the very book that "corrects" five months and sixteen days into two months and six days, simultaneously "correcting" Nisan 9 and Ulul 25 into Ayar 29 and Ab 5, respectively! This book is not only Huber's general model for treating the Ninsianna tablets, but appears also to be the main guide for his remarks about the calendar in use during the First Babylonian Dynasty. Huber's point about the calendar is that there are numerous documents from the First Babylonian Dynasty, mostly agricultural and other contracts, that contain references to intercalary months; and he claims that the general frequency of those intercalations would fit the requirements of a luni-solar calendar for our present solar system. Huber ...
112. The Pentagram of Venus [Journals] [Horus]
... Egyptian years." He notes that although the eight year period for Venus is well attested from many sources in antiquity, including usage in a completely different context in Babylonian astronomy, little is known about its origin. The eight-year period is also the basis of the oktaeteris, which was introduced into Greece by Eudoxus. It was a lunar-solar calendar since there are 99 lunar synodic months of 29.53 days in eight years (in round figures), the oktaeteris was used extensively until it was superseded by the 19 year Metonic cycle. Figure 5 - The Great Star Glyph Looking for parallels in Mesoamerica, we find that one pass through the Venus table of the Mayan Dresden ...
113. Chaos and Creation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... back to the earliest civilization presently known in Meso-America (and it may be that by Venusian times the American population had been reduced to a survival culture). In the light of our earlier chapters, the existence of cultures in Meso-America that flourished long before Venusia cannot be doubted. The legends all go back before then. So do the calendars. The Mayan calendars begins with the year October 4, 5373 B.P . or August 13, 5113 B.P . according to recent calculations. This would indicate a Jovean base, and before then comes the story of Atlantis and eastern connections. In Meso-America between 1500-1200 B.C ., writes, there was a ...
114. Calendrical Changes And Sothic Chronology [Journals] [Kronos]
... in Collision (Part I, Chap. 5; Part II, Chap. 8), I endeavoured to show that each of these changes took place, and more than once during historical times. There I wrote (p . 124): "There exists a direct statement found as a gloss on a manuscript of Timaeus that a calendar of a solar year of three hundred and sixty days was introduced by the Hyksos after the fall of the Middle Kingdom; the calendar year of the Middle Kingdom apparently had fewer days" (Cf. pp. 123, 336, 338).(1 ) The cataclysm that brought the downfall of the Middle Kingdom (ca. ...
115. Catastrophic Theory of Mountain Uplifts (A Crustal Deformation Theory) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... a 92.25-million mile orbit radius, not today's 93.0-million miles. (This "slot" in space puts the Earth's orbit in a 12:1 orbit timing resonance with Jupiter and a 30:1 resonance with Saturn, also 85:1 with Uranus. This explains the 360-day (not 365-day) ancient year and ancient calendar; 360-day calendars were the norm in ancient societies before 701 B.C . Orbit Hot Spot. The closest point in a planet's orbit to the Sun is its "perihelion" (Greek, peri = near, helios = Sun). Mars had a perihelion of 66 million miles in our model, and thus its perihelion was ...
116. Years Of Ten Months, Part 2 Mars Ch.8 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... consisting of twelve signs, at one time had eleven and at another time ten signs. A zodiac of fewer tha n twelve signs was employed by the astrologers of Babylonia, ancient Greece, and other countries.7 A Jewish song in the Aramaic language which is included in the Seder Service refers to eleven constellations of the Zodiac. The calendars of the primitive peoples disclose their early origin by the fact that many of them are composed of ten months, and some of eleven months. If the time of the lunar revolution was thirty-five days and some hours, the year was something over te n months long. The Yurak Samoyeds reckon eleven months to the year.8 The ...
117. The Ramesside Star Tables [Journals] [SIS Review]
... seasons, due to the precession of the equinoxes. Leap year corrections do not halt this drift, in fact they only make it more obvious to the man in the street, and this seems to have been a principal reason for the general Egyptian antipathy to leap-year corrections (see also Appendix III). It is impossible to devise a calendar system which keeps both the sun and the stars to precisely the same positions in the heavens at the same season year after year, but the antique "seasonal hour" system outlined here appears to have been a compromise which genuinely suited the customs of the age. It ceased to he maintainable when constant-rate timing mechanisms, unsuited to seasonal ...
118. Velikovsky, Mars, and the Eighth Century B. C. Part One [Journals] [Kronos]
... deposits sands. . . Beyond this point Daressy does not attempt to provide a connected translation, but he adds that fish were seen swimming in the chapel. His reading of the date on the first line was first month of the second season, day twelve. In a note, Breasted questioned the accuracy of this reading: "This calendar date for the high level of the inundation does not at all correspond to the place of the calendar in the seasons at this time as fixed by well-authenticated dates in other periods. Hieratic dates are usually very cursive, and there is little doubt that the transliteration is here incorrect." Velikovsky quoted the first sentence and added his own ...
... the problem may be gathered from the fact that the authorities are not yet decided whether many of the dates met with in the inscriptions really belong to a fixed or a vague year! Let us, rather, put ourselves in the place of the old Egyptians, and inquire how, out of the materials they had at hand, a calendar could be constructed in the simplest way. They had the vague year and the Sirius year, so related, as we have seen, that the successive coincidences of the 1st Thoth in both years took place after an interval of 1460 years. Now, for calendar purposes, they wanted not only to know the days of the years ...
120. Velikovsky and his Critics by Shane Mage [Books]
... bodies in motion absolutely denies that either Venus or Mars can have had Earth crossing orbits within astronomically recent time." (S c. V, p. 114, emphasis in original) And that the four objections to Worlds in Collision that Sagan presents as of highest weight are surprisingly lacking in .. . gravity. Ancient Clocks And Calendars Beyond these theoretical criticisms against Velikovsky's reconstruction of historical orbital dynamics, a further area of debate demands consideration: the evidence adduced by Velikovsky to substantiate the orbital and rotational transformations undergone by our planet between 1500 and 687 BCE. Sagan and Mulholland do not venture into a critique of the multitudinous citations, drawn from the worldwide repertoire of literary ...
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