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51. Calendars Revisited [The Velikovskian $]
... calendar, I have already noted that this presumption may be incorrect, and that the Egyptian calendar of 365 days may have been geared to Venus. The Canopic Reform itself was as much geared to Sirius as it was to the Sun. Thus, not even the Canopic calendar can be said to have been geared exclusively to the Sun. Of those calendars so far mentioned, perhaps only the Gregorian is strictly solar. For to whatever extent the Julian and Alexandrian calendars were in the Canopic tradition, they also might have been both Sothic and solar. The Julian and Alexandrian leap year days were nearly six months apart, but still fell significantly close together, in the sense that both were between the same two heliacal risings of Sirius. Also, between one such pair of Julian and Alexandrian leap year days and the next such pair, all four of the heliacal risings of Sirius that fell on one and the same date of the Egyptian calendar would have occurred. (The subsequent triennial intercalations would have obscured this, of course; nonetheless, it might have ...
52. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology Revised [The Velikovskian $]
... are well known in Egypt's New Kingdom (Amenophis III and Akhenaton). Because of its highly peculiar pottery style (Nuzi Ware) and a wealth of written tablets listing its rulers also known from the Amarna correspondence, there is little danger that archeologists do not recognize a stratum of the Mitanni nation once they see it. Thus, no other nation of antiquity is better suited for archeological cross-references than the Mitanni. The Mitanni got their -15th/ -l4th century date via the Amarna correspondence, which was dated by the pseudo-astronomical scheme of Sothic cycles. This scheme never fared well with astronomers, but it took up to 1985 until mainstream Egyptology abandoned it as well, with no less an authority than the editor of the Lexikon der Ägyptologie taking the lead: "Work on chronology has clearly arrived at a crisis. The reason for this is in part the adoption of dogmatic [Sothic scientific facts without testing their applicability to Egyptian material and the reliability of this material." (2) After abandoning Sothic chronology in 1985, archeologists were thrown back on stratigraphy-oriented dating ...
53. Index of Authors [Uncategorised]
... Mulholland: "A Celestial Mechanician Whose Name is Almost Synonymous with High Precision" Immanuel Velikovsky, A Concluding Retort Immanuel Velikovsky, A MISSED OPPORTUNITY? Immanuel Velikovsky, A New Introduction to Earth in Upheaval Immanuel Velikovsky, A Reply to Stiebing Immanuel Velikovsky, Afterword Immanuel Velikovsky, Alexander At The Oracle Immanuel Velikovsky, Are the Moon's Scars Only 3000 Years Old? Immanuel Velikovsky, Assuruballit Immanuel Velikovsky, Astronomy and Chronology Immanuel Velikovsky, Beyond the Mountains of Darkness. The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes Immanuel Velikovsky, Calendrical Changes And Sothic Chronology Immanuel Velikovsky, Cultural Aspects of the Libyan and Ethiopian Dynasties Immanuel Velikovsky, Earth without a Moon Immanuel Velikovsky, Esarhaddon In Egypt Immanuel Velikovsky, From the End of the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Time of Ramses II Immanuel Velikovsky, H. H. Hess and My Memoranda Immanuel Velikovsky, Hammurabi And The Revised Chronology Immanuel Velikovsky, Is Venus' Heat Decreasing? Immanuel Velikovsky, Jericho Immanuel Velikovsky, Khima and Kesil Immanuel Velikovsky, Khima And Kesil Immanuel Velikovsky, Mankind In Amnesia Immanuel Velikovsky, Metallurgy and Chronology Immanuel Velikovsky ...
54. SIS Study Group June 1995 [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . There was some discussion about working out a chronology without going back bit by bit but linking at some earlier point. Benny said the Greeks started reckoning in years in c. 420BC- the problem is one of measurement. AC commented that it only makes 27 years difference; he was more interested in what makes 430 years difference. Next Meeting of the SIS Ancient History Study Group is on Saturday 24th February 1996 at 2pm at 16 Oman Avenue, London NW2 6BG (tel. (0181) 452 7376). LAST SOTHIC DATE UNDER ATACK In recent years the New Kingdom Sothic date came to be regarded as unreliable, following criticism by the leading German Egyptologist, W Helck (Goettinger Miszellan 67 (1983), see also JACF 3 pp. 50- 51). That left only the Middle Kingdom Sothic date which supposedly fixes the 12th dynasty at c. 1991-1786BC. Of this dating a leading English Egyptologist wrote, 'To abandon 1786 BC as the year when Dyn. XII ended would be to cast adrift from our only firm anchor, a ...
55. Focus [SIS C&C Review $]
... revised stratigraphy "this earthquake would belong to the early 7th century. With the revised dates that I envisage, it would fit nicely with one of Velikovsky's catastrophes for the decades around 700 BC." Dr John Fermor Picture by Charles Chartan The third talk, on "A Revised Chronology for Egypt" was by DR JOHN FERMOR, a lecturer in geography and the history of science at the Glasgow College of Technology. Dr Fermor's address was a closely and cogently argued tour de force outlining a radical new approach to the question of Sothic dating and Egyptian chronology. While he agrees with many of Velikovsky's criticisms about conventional calculations for, and use of, Sothic data, Fermor believes that such valuable calendric material must not be ignored, and that careful re-evaluation of the evidence, including allowance for possible catastrophes during the period in question, might result in a new astronomical chronology for Egypt based on the Sothic data and compatible with a revised chronology. He started from the proposition that in the 3rd century BC the Egyptians had a 365-day calendar although the natural year was ...
56. Sirius and Saturn [SIS C&C Review $]
... his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught ancient philosophy for 35 years at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. He has published two books: Aristotle's Syllogistic (1969) and Sun, Moon, and Soth is: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt (1999). He is also the author of numerous articles on Greek philosophy. ancient calendars and archaeoastronomy. Summary A more careful reading of the Canopus Decree enables us to retrocalculate Sothic dates much more precisely than ever before. Middle Kingdom lunar documents fail to fit in the second millennium but they do fit in the 4th century, with the IIII prt 16 heliacal rising of Sirius in -394. My 'modified-Philolaos' model (1979) remains viable today: Earth once orbited Saturn, always keeping the same face toward Saturn, which thus appeared stationary. Other 'Saturn theories' sometimes suffer from 'northernism', from an overcrowding of divinities, from too much myth and from the lack of any descriptive name (how ...
57. The Identification of the Biblical "Queen of Sheba" with Hatshepsut, "Queen of Egypt and Ethiopia"" [Kronos $]
... ¦ Issue Contents The Identification of the Biblical "Queen of Sheba" with Hatshepsut, "Queen of Egypt and Ethiopia"-- as proclaimed by Immanuel Velikovsky-- In the Light of New Archaeological Discoveries Eva Danelius Preface Over twenty years have passed since Immanuel Velikovsky published his most provocative book, Ages in Chaos I, in which he suggested that the accepted reconstruction of Egyptian history seemed to be based on a wrong conception of chronology and that this chronology should be revised, (1) Velikovsky not only challenged the so-called "Sothic" theory-- others had done this before him-- but suggested a substitute which would shorten the history of the so-called Egyptian New Empire down to the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., by several hundred years. As far as could be observed, this challenge has never been taken up by Egyptologists or students of ancillary disciplines: Velikovsky's approach to the problem was considered unsatisfactory and not complying with the rules of strictly scientific procedure. This cause for objection has been finally removed thanks to the ...
58. Index of Titles [Uncategorised]
... MATERIAL EJECTED FROM GASEOUS PLANETS CREW, ERIC W.: Stability of Solid Cores in Gaseous Planets Crosthwaite, Hugh: SOME NOTES ON CATASTROPHISM IN THE CLASSICS Crosthwaite, Hugh: The Etruscans and their Language Crowe, John: Act of God by Graham Phillips Crowe, John: Ancient History Revisions: the Last 25 years- a Perspective Crowe, John: Ancient History Revisions: the Last 25 years- a Perspective Crowe, John: Ancient History Study Group Report on meeting of 6th March 1999 Crowe, John: Conventional Chronologists: Sothic or So Thick? Crowe, John: SIS Study Group Meeting 16th October 1999 D Damien F. Mackey, Frank Calneggia and Paul Money: A CRITICAL RE-APPRAISAL OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS Danelius, Eva: An Appendix to My Articles on Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Danelius, Eva: Did Thutmose III Despoil the Temple in Jerusalem? Darlington, C. D.: Akhnaton: A Geneticist's View DAVID ROHL& PETER JAMES: An Alternative to the Velikovskian Chronology for Ancient Egypt DAVID ROHL and BERNARD NEWGROSH: The el-Amarna Letters and ...
59. Hazor and the anachronisms in the chronology of the Ancient Near East [SIS C&C Review $]
... of finding the Old-Babylonian archive in Hazor's early Middle-Bronze stratum [11. If he wants to find an early second millennium Old-Babylonian archive he will need to search for it in Hazor's immediately pre-Hellenistic (i.e. Iron Age) stratum. Thus he has to search for it above and not below the late second millennium archive he hopes to- and may well- find for Hazor's Late Bronze Amarna-Mitanni period. The enigmatic Hyksos (-1600), whose material culture is indistinguishable [12 from that of the Old-Akkadians (-2350), are dated by Egyptology's Sothic scheme. From the outset this pseudo-astronomical dating method did not convince trained astronomers (e.g. Neugebauer [13) or astronomy-minded historians [14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Old-Akkadians (-2350 to -2200) and Old-Babylonians (-2000 to -1700), on the other hand, are dated by Bible fundamentalism, i.e. Abraham's date. Stratigraphy does not get a say in questions of Ancient Near Eastern chronology. Thus Old-Babylonian strata, found immediately beneath Hellenistic strata of -300 in materially continuous tells, are made older than Hyksos strata ...
60. Focus [SIS C&C Review $]
... 5 days, and are supposed to have been particularly interested in the heliacal rising of the "Dog Star" Sirius (Sothis, or Sepdet), identified with Isis, the goddess of agriculture and fertility. As the difference between the two years is approx. day, the heliacal rising of Sirius will advance through the calendar at the rate of one day every four years: after 365x4=1460 years it will have progressed through the entire calendar year; and this period is referred to as a "Great Year" or Sothic Period. It is understood to have begun when the heliacal rising of Sirius fell on the first day of the month Thot. Note that this event, being tied to the movement of the sun, is fixed in the seasonal year (where spring begins when the sun enters Aries, etc); thus it is that Sothis' rising, according to the orthodox understanding of the Egyptian calendar, "foretold" the seasonal inundation of the Nile. However, references to this from Egypt itself are few and vague at best ...
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