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51. On Number As Artifact: Part 2: Development [Journals] [Horus]
... their use in practical arithmetic, jumped at false conclusions about the ancients. Further, modern writers on the history of science have been impatient with the delight of the ancients in symbolic speculation, a delight which they did not understand and did not want to understand.[1 ] There are many examples of symbolic number speculation with regard to calendar systems, despite the obvious pragmatic purpose of the calendar respecting agriculture and other seasonal activities. In the first installment we mentioned the sidereal month of between 27 and 28 days - not a month' in the usual sense of the complete cycle of lunation, but rather in terms of the moon's position in the starry firmament. Did this ...
52. Sothic Dating: A "Surrealjoinder" (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... seem in order in the hope, probably vain, that I can persuade them of the possible correctness of my position. Let us begin with Dr. Mage's remarks. He questions my use of the verb "shown" in reference to the Senmut and Ramesseum astronomical ceilings. Of course these ceilings were not for "show". The calendar was surely important in the after life or it would not appear on a tomb or temple ceiling but that variety in depiction meant a change in the celestial order is an unproved proposition. On these two ceilings see paragraphs secs. 220-225 in my Calendars where the great differences in composition are gone into. With regard to the introduction of ...
53. The Aubrey Holes Of Stonehenge [Journals] [Kronos]
... more than just coincidence.) The modern concensus of opinion concerning this ancient structure, when taken as a whole, is that it was probably a primitive observatory used to determine the point of sunrise on the first day of summer, to predict eclipses (relatively rare events), while it also served as a kind of "crude" calendar.(1 ) However, my studies show that, far from being merely a "crude" calendar or"primitive" observatory, the site actually constituted a sophisticated and effective device for keeping track of the days, weeks and months and for correlating these time increments to the visible movement of the sun along the horizon. Indeed ...
54. Forum: Do the Early Middle Ages Survive Only as a Sacred Cow? C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... cannot be condensed into 13 pages without leaving something out. My own contribution to this debate amounts to some 60 articles and two books [2 , 3], publications Palmer is unfortunately unable to quote. The central ideas in this debate are also mine. Specifically, we are dealing with a chronological problem: between Caesar and the Gregorian Calendar Reform, the timeline has 297 years too many; archaeological findings refute the abundance of written documents; Charlemagne never existed, nor did Harun al-Raschid, or Alfred the Great; a mysterious gap also appears in the Old World between Iceland [4 ] and Indonesia [5 ], probably also in China. In order to defend my ...
55. Sun, Moon, and Sothis [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1999:2 (Oct 1999) Home | Issue Contents Sun, Moon, and Sothis http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sun-moon/Sun, Moon, and Sothis: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt. A book by Lynn E. Rose. The history, of calendars is far from cut-and-dried. Almost every topic that this book addresses has long been the subject of heated controversy. Rose sees Hellenistic and Roman Egypt as of unparalleled importance in the history of calendar development. Even the Julian calendar had its origins in Hellenistic Egypt. Very likely, the Julian calendar itself was Sothic- that ...
56. On Number as Artifact (Part 3: Conclusion) [Journals] [Horus]
... , in Western culture generally. But try to find the numbers 13 and l& This corroborates what is already known of Western calendar-making, which since Mesopotamia and Egypt has always favored the 12month year. Interestingly, the pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and Central America have shown a no less demonstrable affinity for 13 and 18, suggesting quite a different calendar orientation. This indicates the role of number as artifact and underscores the need for prehistorians to become aware of its significance. Literally all pre-Columbian lore celebrates the number 13 - a number clearly not thought to be unlucky in early Central America. It was combined with the vigesimal 20 (the Mayans counted toes as well as fingers) to ...
57. A Re-examination of the Sothic Chronology of Egypt [Journals] [Kronos]
... the seven astronomical benchmarks listed in Table I. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the records and comment on their contribution to absolute dating. [* See I. Velikovsky, "The PitfaUs of Radiocarbon Dating", Pensee IV (Spring-Summer, 1973 pp. 12ff.- The Ed ] Egypt possessed a 365 day civil calendar:** 3 seasons, each containing 4 months or 12 months of 30 days with 5 epagomenal days at the beginning of the year. Being 1/4 day short every year or an entire day every 4 years the calendar corrected itself in accordance with the seasons only once in approximately 1460 revolutions of the earth around the sun ...
58. Precession and the Hebrew Calendar [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History XI:2 (July 1989) Home | Issue Contents INTERACTION Precession and the Hebrew Calendar Daniel Trifiletti Were the ancient Hebrews aware of the precession? Stecchini described the problem: [1 ] In their book Hamlet's Mill de Santillana and Dechend have used mythological and iconographic evidence in order to prove that all ancient cultures of the world were deeply preoccupied with the phenomenon of the precession of the equinoxes. They intended to prove that the movement by which the celestial pole in about 25,920 years (Platonic year) makes a full circle around a point called the pole of the ecliptic was conceived as the basic movement in the life of the ...
59. Ring Counters and Calendrical Cycles [Journals] [Horus]
... keep track of repeating cycles, such as those that occur in astronomy and calendrics. A prime example is the Stonehenge, where marker stones in the Aubrey, X, and Y holes could be advanced each day to keep track of the days of the year and the month. [See "Setting and Using the Stonehenge Nineteen Year Sun-Moon Calendar" by Alban Wall in HORUS II:3 .] Much more ancient is the Mallia disk which was found in the Minoan remains on Crete. It has been dated as belonging to the Middle Minoan period, which corresponds to the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. Diagram of Mallia Disk The Mallia Disk. [From a photo by J. ...
60. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... deserves in scientific annals? Congratulations again. Keep up the good work. J. JOSEPHINE LEAMER Denver, Colorado New Year Resolution Sir, In SISR III:4 , p. 91, an excerpt was reprinted from Everyday Life of the Maya by Ralph Whitlock, which tells us the following about the Mayan sacred year: "The second calendar was concerned with the Tzolkin and was regarded as sacred. It consists of 20 months' of 13 days. The total of days was thus 260, a figure which bears no relationship to any natural calendar. How or why it originated is a mystery." Although the possibility that in very ancient times (before the Venus catastrophes ...
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