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... Chapter XXXIV The Origin of Egyptian Astronomy- the Northern Schools So far we have dealt with the dawn of astronomy in Egypt. We have found that from the earliest times there were astronomical observations carried on, and that practically there were three schools of thought. To all three schools sun-worship was common, but we may clearly separate them by the associated star-worship. We have found worshippers of northern stars, east and west stars, and southern stars. The northern star-worshippers we may associate with Annu, the east and west star cult with the pyramid fields at Gîzeh, and the southern star-worshippers with Upper Egypt. What we have to do in the present chapter is to see ...
72. Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... ) Home | Issue Contents Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution http://www.eridu.co.uk Alford's theory is that a pre-dynastic race built the Great Pyramid and deposited at Giza certain scientific records which specifically included the catastrophic history of our solar system and the subsequent development of life on Earth. Alford presents evidence that the ancient Egyptian religion was an exploded planet cult', and suggests that they re-discovered this themselves in the legendary Hall of Records' at least 6,000 years ago. This profound knowledge - of catastrophism in the heavens and on Earth - was adopted by the emerging Dynastic elite as a means of legitimising their rule as divine' kings. Over ...
73. From the End of the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Time of Ramses II [Journals] [Kronos]
... was he an ancestor of the Ramessides. He is supposed to have ruled over Egypt during the interregnum. It is not apparent why he was "chosen to be the king" and to administer Egypt. Nothing is known of his end. The transition of power from the Eighteenth to the Nineteenth Dynasty is regarded as an obscure period in Egyptian history. With the close of the el-Amarna period we have reached, according to our revised scheme, the latter part of the ninth century. The eighth century and the beginning of the seventh were the periods of the Libyan and, Ethiopian Dynasties in Egypt. The conventional scheme assigns the el-Amarna period to the latter part of the fifteenth ...
74. Flavius Josephus Against Apion Book 1 [Books]
... , is of yesterday only. I speak of the building of their cities, the inventions of their arts, and the description of their laws; and as for their care about the writing down of their histories, it is very near the last thing they set about. However, they acknowledge themselves so far, that they were the Egyptians, the Chaldeans, and the Phoenicians (for I will not now reckon ourselves among them) that have preserved the memorials of the most ancient and most lasting traditions of mankind; for almost all these nations inhabit such countries as are least subject to destruction from the world about them; and these also have taken especial care to have ...
... Sea" © 1977 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents Venus IF THE LENGTH of the year was accurately known in the second and third millennia, the deliberate neglect of a quarter of a day each year and the loss of twenty-five days in a century would have been a deliberate disregard of the degree of exactness attained by the Egyptian priests. Why should the Egyptians have perpetuated such an error through centuries and millennia if they recognized it? The scholar who asked this question (M . Knapp) [1 ] supposed that the Sothic period pertained to Venus rather than to Sinus. Sirius is the most brilliant star, Venus is a still more splendid planet. Venus ...
76. After 200 Years It's Time to Get Serious About Dynasty XVIII and Tuthmose III [Journals] [Aeon]
... cut ancient fabrics according to eighteenth and nineteenth century sociological patterns. Thus, for example, Tuthmose's military experiences were understood in the context of our wars. But then, one might ask, how much different can any war be regardless of its time-frame? We'll come to that below. Reflections Long settled on a rigid chronological frame for the Egyptian kingdoms as the essential backbone of all ancient history, the equanimity of mainstream historians was pricked in 1950 by the impertinent sting of Velikovsky who alleged that the highly touted Egyptian chronology was inflated by some six centuries. Several of Velikovsky's prime synchronisms pivot on his claim that the recovery phase of Dynasty XVIII paralleled much of the 120 years of ...
77. KA [Books]
... . SACRIFICE Notes (Chapter Seven: Sacrifice) 8. SKY AND STAGE Notes (Chapter Eight: Sky and Stage) 9. TRIPOD CAULDRONS Notes (Chapter Nine: Tripod Cauldrons) 10. THE EVIDENCE FROM PLUTARCH 11. THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS 12. MYSTERY RELIGIONS Notes (Chapter Twelve: Mystery Religions) 13. KA', AND EGYPTIAN MAGIC Notes (Chapter Thirteen: KA" and Egyptian magic) 14. BOLTS FROM THE BLUE 15. LOOKING LIKE A GOD 16. HERAKLES AND HEROES 17. BYWAYS OF ELECTRICITY 18. ROME AND THE ETRUSCANS Notes (Chapter Eighteen: Rome and the Etruscans) 19. THE TIMAEUS Notes (Chapter Nineteen: The Timaeus) 20 ...
78. A Harbinger of the Exodus? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that are able to go forth to war in Israel' [Numbers 1:3 ]. Old and infirm men were probably excluded, so the total of adult males would be higher. Males under the age of twenty can only be guessed at, but demographic statistics suggest that they would number approximately as many again [4 ]. Egyptian limitations on male births did not apply to girls, so female Israelites would probably outnumber males: whence if Exodus 12:37 is taken literally, the Israelites would have totalled 2,000,000 to 2,500,000! In fact the 600,000' figure is a mistranslation. "The word translated (and ...
79. Ra as Saturn [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... or liveth] in the circle. (12) He was described as "the sender forth of light into his Circle" and the "Governor of [his] circle." (13) What is this Circle that the hymns allude to? Egyptologists will immediately inform us that this Circle of which the hymns speak was what the Egyptians referred to as the Duat (or Tuat), a word that has been rendered into English as "the Underworld." Egyptologists will also inform us that this Underworld, or Netherworld, was supposed to have consisted of a great valley enclosed by mountains. Through this valley ran a river on the banks of which lived a multitude ...
80. <i>Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities</i> Journal (Review) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History V:2 (July 1983) Home | Issue Contents Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Journal (Review)Reviewed by Herb Storck Toronto is a veritable hotbed for Ancient Near Eastern research. No less than three societies arrange lectures by prominent scholars and publish their own journals. These groups are the Mediterranean, Mesopotamian, and the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. The last-SSEA-is the longest lived of the three, in its fourteenth year, and shall be the subject of the present review. Its publication is the SSEA Journal, normally abbreviated JSSEA. In addition to reports of ongoing excavations at East Karnak and the Dakhleh Oasis, ...
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