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91. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... it be considered valid, and some traditions did seem to provide this consistency. Those present were handed detailed sheets of Rees' own experimental chronology, which he then proceeded to weigh against the Greek traditions of Manetho and biblical and Jewish traditions to show how the chronology could develop and be strengthened by these traditions and, through this, to evaluate the traditions themselves. For example, Manetho's tale of a great calamity in the reign of Semempses of Egypt's first dynasty could be dated at 2309 BC. This not only tied in with Chinese stories of catastrophe in that year, but biblical reckoning back in time from the elevation of Joseph to power also gave a date of 2309 BC for the deluge and evidence from Mandelkehr had showed that there was cataclysmal change at about this time. Tony then led us, with references to his print-outs, through the traditions of bondage and exile, of Exodus and Conquest as derived from Manetho and the Bible and indicated how a wealth of traditional evidence could be incorporated within a single framework. He concluded that the true value of ...
92. Tree Symbols [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... the tree was the milk of the goddess. Pharaoh was supposed to be suckled in childhood by the goddess, and he was depicted with a cow's teat in his mouth. The god Zeus in like manner was suckled by a goat, or a horned sheep as a Mycen~an carving shows, in the cave of mount Ida in Crete. Various cult animals were the wet nurses of gods and heroes. Romulus and Remus were, on the banks of the Tiber, suckled by a she-wolf beneath a milk-yielding fig-tree. A Chinese royal foundling was suckled by a tigress. 8 The "bear-mother" was known even in America. In Greece the newly-born babe was given "fig milk"; in the Highlands of Scotland the "milk" of the hazel nut .was favoured, and elsewhere butter, honey, water sweetened with sugar, etc., are supposed to be necessary for baby's first repast. "Honey and milk of the nut" is the most famous Highland elixir. Honey brings in the bee which visits flowers and tree blossoms and sometimes ...
93. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... time. But this suggested habit, which is verifiable, will not explain why, when a disaster occurred, the first instinct of stargazers was to look for a comet to explain it (or to provide the mythically-required divine signal of impending catastrophe). Nor will the ease with which the stargazers found a catastrophe to associate with a comet's arrival explain the deeper theme of the world ending apocalypse. If one looks at comet lore more closely, it will be realized that what the stargazers feared most was no local disaster. Ancient Chinese comet astrology held that "Comets are vile stars. Every time they appear in the south, something happens to wipe out the old and establish the new." (96) In the language of myth that means the end of the world. Both the Sibylline Oracles and a Dead Sea Scroll (War of the Sons of Light and Darkness) present the comet as a sign of the Last Days (97)-- all of which sounds very much like the Aztec's comet-like plumed serpent presiding over the end of one ...
94. Chronological Placements of the Dynasties of Manetho [SIS C&C Review $]
... cycle' listed in the 'old chronography'. Since Dynasties 1 and 2 follow the obviously fictitious dynasties of gods and demigods, they have the highest probability of being based on something other than straight historical records. I suggest that Dynasties 1 and 2 have their genesis in the non-Egyptian ancestors of later Egyptian rulers. Full discussion of the chronology and location of the first two human dynasties of Manetho requires an extended analysis of the historicity of the Biblical and other literary/epigraphic accounts (Mesopotamian, Greek, Persian, Indian, and Chinese) of the Flood and a discussion of archaeological evidence. This is beyond the scope of the present paper. but the author believes that the first literate, advanced civilisation arose around 2000 BC in the Indus Valley (the 'Harappans'). Around 1700 BC, this civilisation was devastated by a flood of extended duration stemming from a blockage of the Indus River caused by some sort of tectonic activity. (Some archaeologists and geologists have pinpointed the blockage to ninety miles downstream from Mohanjo-Daro, the largest Harappan city yet excavated. ...
95. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... given as starting around 3000BC, would have to have been after 1700BC. There is an Indian flood tradition (see Encyclopaedia Britannica and work by Muller in the 19th century) that also has an Aryan invasion in 1500BC. There was a ruler, Manu, 6th of that name, in the time of the flood. He also had a boat on a mountain-top. Several Indian genealogies trace back to Manu. Most have 6 generations to the Iranian, Yayidi, as does Jactin (who went East) from Noah. The Chinese have the most complete historical tradition- civilisation began with 3 kings and 5 emperors. The first two kings were 17 generations apart, then 5, subsequently consecutive. Writing and other accomplishments are introduced as in the Bible. In the time of the second last emperor there was a flood. Emperor Shun appointed Yu, who took 13 years to unblock rivers etc. and controlled the flood. Yu then became emperor and founded the dynasty Hissia, which was followed by the Shang in 1523. Archaeology, oracle bones etc. ...
96. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... and may have taken as little as 115,000 years. ANTHROPOLOGY The politics of archaeology Earthwatch Jan-Feb 1994, p. 90 New work is to be done in Siberia to determine the truth about prehistoric cultures. Stone tools found so far resemble those from Europe and the Middle East, but this was very expedient for Communist rulers requiring a non-imperialistic reason for Soviet control. The new studies hope to be more objective. Man gets older Time 14.3.94, pp. 42-49 Every new human fossil creates an uproar. In the latest, Chinese scientists claim that a modern looking skull is at least 200,000 years old, twice as old as any Homo sapiens specimen found in that part of the world. This supports the theory that Homo erectus spread round the world and independently evolved into H. sapiens. More redating of fossil skull fragments of H. erectus found in Java take them back from 1 Myrs to 2 Myrs, long before they started to make the tools which were previously thought to have helped their exodus from Africa. However dating is a problem ...
97. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... do the scientists distinguish between 'frost damage' caused by volcanic dust and a severe earthquake? Catastrophically speaking it may not matter, but it does when one is trying to date Thera. Actual measurement of trees near the San Andreas fault showed that severe damage could last for 50 years and enabled dating of an earthquake to this fault when it had previously been thought to have occurred at a different coastal fault. Human origins in Asia? source: National Geographic October 1988, pp. 464, 465 Dr. Wu Xinzhi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has noted many features of the skull of Homo erectus in China which persist throughout the fossil record and are still retained in modern Chinese. In particular, the presence of shovel-shaped incisors is a trait which, shown also in native American populations, is taken to indicate the origins of these latter from early eastern Asiatics. Evidence of even earlier Man has been found in Siberia by a Russian authority on Palaeolithic sites. Excavating Duiktai Cave he had found stone tools similar to those found in Alaska and Western Canada which ...
98. A Slice Through Time (dendrochronology and precision dating) by M. G. L. Baillie [SIS C&C Review $]
... Solution is by no means the most likely adduced by Huber (1701BC, itself inferior to Wayne Mitchell's 1419 Solution [9); (ii) mythical evidence from the Irish Annals of a 'catastrophe' some time between 1620 and 1544 BC: the use of mythical evidence is a most welcome development- far too few mainstream academics will touch such material- but even accepting its account as valid there must remain grave reservations about our ability to ascribe even an approximate date to the 'event'; (iii) some very approximately dated Chinese evidence of a dust veil record for 1600 +/-30 BC and even less reliable dates for a change of dynasty at that time. On the latter point, it is well established that Egyptian historical dates for the 2nd and 1st millennia BC are much more securely based (both on archive information and scientific data) than the Chinese, which are at best guesstimates: and Egyptian 'historical' dates deny the postulated 17th century BC eruption for Thera (see below). The case for an 1159 BC event is based primarily on ...
99. Tunguska-Type Impacts Over the Pacific Basin Around the Year 1178 AD [SIS C&C Review $]
... first comes from European history. Frequent and scaring appearances of large comets were a factor contributing to the special psychological climate that led to the Crusades, which were often seen, at least at the popular level, as a means for atonement of sins, the divine wrath expressing itself through the menacing comets. A great comet appeared during a meeting of bishops where a decision had to be taken about starting the first Crusade and this was seen as a final argument in favour of the Crusade. The second piece of evidence comes from Chinese astronomers, who were routinely recording comets and fireballs. Their records have been the subject of a study by Clube [4 and show a very clear peak of sightings around the middle of the 12th century, the peak being over ten times higher than the average background. It is interesting to notice that a similar peak is also present in the middle of the 6th century, a time when, according to several Byzantine historians quoted by Gibbon [5, e.g. Malala, Procopius and Theophanes, many scaring comets appeared in ...
100. Venus and Sirius: Some Unexpected Similarities [Kronos $]
... star", and Chuj niwan k'anal, literally "large star"(8) have no apparent connection with red. However, the colonial Tzeltal term tzajal ek', "red star", refers to "red" and not to "large", and presumably names Venus.(9) Furthermore, "red" and "great" appear to have some color symbolic affinity, for the terms are not only homophonous in Yucatec; they are homophonous in a number of other languages as well; e.g., Chinese hong (rising tone)-- "red, great, grand, magnificent"(10) and Russian krasni (or krasnoy)-- "red, magnificent".(11) Connecting Venus with the color red is surprising, of course. Venus, if it can be said to have a color, would have to be described as silvery.(12) Only Mars, of the planets, could be described as "red" or "reddish". Oddly, Venus was given by the Maya ...
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