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... from Cairo.22 Several pieces of a pickaxe from the Sixth Dynasty were unearthed at Abusir,23 and a heap of broken tools from the same period at Dahshur;24 a lump of iron dust, probably a wedge, was discovered at Abydos.25 Most of these objects showed a nickel content, suggesting that they were made of meteoric iron. The Great Pyramid and Abydos pieces contained "traces of nickel," but the analyses were not conclusive. Meteoric iron does not require extraction from the ore (smelting). If only meteoric iron was used, and no extraction from the ore was undertaken, the process of manufacturing cannot be regarded as complete and the Iron ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 26  -  05 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/ramses/8-epilogue.htm
... pss-kf is offered to the deceased in the spell immediately before the spell for the opening of the mouth." [75] "The pss-kf is offered, and is said to fix the lower jaw of the deceased (Pyr. 30a), The mouth is [then] op-ened with two ntrwj-blades...made of bj3 [meteoric iron]..." [76] The important points in Roth's articles, which further the enquiry found in this paper, will be summarized shortly, but it must be stressed that they only graze the surface of the Saturnian events that are contained in these peculiar funerary rites. As we will soon learn, many of the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 26  -  25 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0604/063opening.htm
... . Phaethon and Olijato, are associated with streams of meteoroids, hitherto assumed to be the outpourings of comets. (A small, solid object in space is called a meteoroid; if it passes through the Earth's atmosphere, appearing as a streak of light [` shooting star'] because of the heat generated, it is termed a meteor; and if it is large enough to survive passage through the atmosphere and impact on the surface of the Earth, it is then called a meteorite [27].) Phaethon's orbit coincides almost exactly with that of the Geminid meteor stream, whilst Olijato, which seems to have a faint tail, is associated with the Taurids. ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 26  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/palmer/1context.htm
154. Comets, Dragons and Prophets of Doom [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... AND TREE RINGS POINT TO GIANT COMET'S VISIT TO EARTH [http://www.coi.gov.uk/coi/depts/GPP/coi1810e.ok] Ancient myths, tree ring studies and archaeological evidence all confirm that a rare giant comet may have visited the Earth only a few thousand years ago, raining fireballs and meteors in its wake. Dr Bill Napier, astronomer at Armagh Observatory, and Dr Victor Clube of Oxford and Armagh Universities (sic), have investigated the doom-laden cosmic myths of early civilisation. From the Persian prophet Zooraster, who in 500 BC predicted the end of the world caused by a huge comet sent by Satan', to ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 26  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/i-digest/1998-2/11comets.htm
155. Earthquake Lights (U.S. Geological Survey News Release) [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... resembled a "transformer exploding" was observed at the time of an earthquake centered in Monterey Bay. More recently, Yutaka Yasui, a professor of physics at Dokkyo Medical College, Japan, collected photographs of lights seen during the Matsushiro earthquake swarm in Japan from 1965 to 1967. At least 18 of the 35 sightings are not explained by meteors, twilight, zodiacal light, arcing power lines, or distant lightning. Yasui has also commented on observations of lights during the October 1, 1969, earthquake at Santa Rosa, Calif., which were seen extensively over the Santa Rosa area and described in terms of lightning, electric sparks, Saint Elmo's Fire, fireballs, or ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 26  -  09 May 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/catgeo/cg77dec/06lights.htm
... red spot, the volcanos of Rees(e ), changes on the surfaces of the satellites, etc.) occur on these celestial bodies. This is also confirmed by the bursts of radio-emission linked to the active regions of Jupiter. The existence of short-period comets, with their recent origin and planetary motion, shows that the ejection of meteoric material and ice masses is taking place at the present time in the systems of Jupiter and Saturn. The masses of ejected material, with their velocity less than that which produces comets and meteoric bodies on heliocentric orbits, will not be capable of leaving the gravitational field and must form the satellite system. One should thus expect the formation ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0504/029ring.htm
157. Falling Dust and Stone [Books] [de Grazia books]
... melted by hypervelocity impacts of large, extraterrestrial objects."[30] Erratic bits of an exploded planet from the Mars-Jupiter interregion often fall to Earth. Some of them may also be surviving, uncaptured, terrestrial material. The tektite fields on Earth could also be fall-back from the lunar eruption. Rittmann writes : "The chondrites (of meteoric falls) correspond genetically to the terrestrial sima, and the tektites to the protosialic upper crust of the primeval earth."[31] James Sun proposes that half a million years ago, a snowball comet laden with flammable gases approached Earth from the Northwest [32]. It shattered by gravitational force, and part crashed while part ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/lately/ch08.htm
158. Dr. Robert Schoch: Voices of the Rocks [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... : Everything changes. The great 19th-century battle between catastrophists and uniformitarians seemed to end with the notion of global cataclysms being dismissed as a back door to the supernatural. But the catastrophist theory has gradually become more and more plausible, so that now, less than a hundred years later, it is widely believed that mass extinctions are linked to meteor strikes. Geologist Robert M. Schoch believes that if a large meteor or comet could extinguish most of our planet's complex life (just ask the trilobites), then a smaller one could destroy a civilization, and perhaps did. In Voices of the Rocks, he tells us how it may have happened. Asked to investigate the Sphinx ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/i-digest/1999-2/05robert.htm
... explaining what he meant by the term "secular" as referring to eternity, Wells proceeds, always referring to himself as "he": "The secular process, as he now sees it, is entirely at one with such non-mental rhythms as the accumulation of crystalline matter in a mineral vein or with the flight of a shower of meteors. The two processes have run parallel for what we call Eternity, and now abruptly they swing off at a tangent from one another- just as a comet at its perihelion hangs portentous in the heavens for a season and then rushes away for ages or forever. Man's mind accepted the secular process as rational and it could not do ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/mankind/404-mind.htm
... . (The "K " in K-T, by the way, is from the German Kreide, meaning "chalk.") Iridium is one of the noble metals of the platinum group of elements that is relatively rare in terrestrial deposits, but appears commonly in trace amounts in stony meteorites. This was theorized as being evidence for a meteoric impact that brought the Age of Dinosaurs to a close. Confirmation came with samples sent to Alvarez, collected by Russell from New Zealand, with additional sediments from Denmark, and subsequent finds of iridium presence at the K-T boundary elsewhere around the world. Geological, gravimetric, and magnetic investigation has recently identified the Chicxulub Crater in northern Yucatan ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0502/21ptero.htm
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