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... the limestone when it was originally prepared'. It seems highly probable that this or one or more of the other possible causes discussed by Taylor has systematically distorted the radiocarbon dates associated with Catal Huyuk. 3. As a final example, Taylor's discussion gives added validity to Velikovsky's observations about the radiocarbon dating of materials from King Tutankhamun's tomb found in the introduction to Peoples of the Sea. Velikovsky expressed consternation that the British Museum had not published radiocarbon dates on reeds and palm kernels that coincided with Velikovsky's 9th century BC placement of King Tutankhamun (although I place Tut in the 7th century BC). These radiocarbon dates appear to have been about 500 years later than the conventional dating of King Tutankhamun. Even with calibrations, they probably fall at least 300 years short. The standard error of these measurements was not stated by Velikovsky. However, based on the typical range of British Museum measurements from the time when the measurements were made, it is not likely that the range of the dates, even at 2 standard errors would encompass the 14th century BC. ...
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22. Problems for Rohl's New Chronology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 5-6 generations before the Trojan War. If one dates the accession of Ramesses II to c.955 BC and the Trojan War to c.860 (as I do), and if one allows about 25 years per generation, this puts Cadmus at c.1010-985 BC. The discovery of cylinder seals with cuneiform inscriptions in the palace of Cadmus at Thebes has been taken to confirm the Herodotean tradition concerning the origin of the Greek alphabet. Some of the seals are datable to the reign of Burnaburrias II of the Kassite Dynasty, a contemporary of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun whom (on other grounds) I would date 1020-990 BC. Thus the historical evidence, the archaeological evidence and the New Chronology all fit, and the gap of 550 years in the received chronology between Cadmus and the earliest remains of the Greek alphabet is reduced to 200-250 years. The latter is a reasonable span of time given that: (i) it is known that Linear B was still the dominant script in LH III B/C times, i.e., until well after 860 BC, (ii) people ...
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... of Israel). Jehoahaz ruled Israel during years 23-37 of Joash of Judah [4, though he is elsewhere credited with 17 years of rule (II Kings 13:1). Dr. Bimson further equates the time of Jehoahaz with that of Mursilis II (of Hatti). Mursilis ruled between the times of Suppiluliumas I and Hattusilis III. It was Hattusilis who signed a very well-attested treaty with Ramesses II. Suppiluliumas was the grandfather of Hattusilis and was the king of Hatti who was petitioned by Ankhesenamun, the widow of Tutankhamun, to offer her a son in marriage; he was also an Amarna correspondent (EA 41). According to orthodox Egyptological teaching (Sir Alan Gardiner), Ankhesenamun became a widow 11 years after the fall of Akhenaten. This broadly confirms the postulated 60 year gap between the fall of Akhenaten and the accession of Ramesses II but note that this 60 year gap is likely to be an over-statement of the true interval, as it occurs in an era when over-counting of years appears to have been common. The sequence Akhenaten-Tutankhamun ...
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... Home¦ Issue Contents Michael Carmichael: Censing the God: Psychoactive Substances in Ancient Egypt I chose Michael as a lecturer after watching the Sacred Weeds TV documentary series to which he was a consultant and researcher. One episode focused on the prevalence of blue water lily imagery in Egyptian art and culture, and it was this he concentrated in his talk. Michael ran through a series of slides, almost exclusively from Egypt's controversial Amarna period. This began with the pharaoh Akhenaten around 1378 BC and included the 12-year reign of the boy king Tutankhamun. Tiles, friezes and jewellery from this era frequently portrayed not just the psychoactive mandrake plant, but also the blue water lily. Drugs such as mandrake would have been burnt on incense holders and the fumes absorbed through the nasal passage. The Sacred Weeds programme proposed that the blue water lily had been used as a major stimulant both for ritual and social purposes. Michael showed slides of beautiful alabaster vases found in the tomb of Tutankhamun fashioned to resemble both the stem and flower of the blue water lily. These, Michael ...
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25. ASH (Continued) [Kronos $]
... testimony to Velikovsky's lengthy, and often futile, efforts to have radiocarbon tests performed on Egyptian antiquities of the New Kingdom. The "ASH" report, as published, concluded with the letter of a Dutch chemist (dated April 19, 1973) to Mr. A. Bruce Mainwaring, at the time coordinator of a Carbon 14 project sponsored by the Foundation for Studies of Modern Science (FOSMOS). Mr. Mainwaring was informed that the British Museum had just denied having ever made "measurements on material from the tomb of Tutankhamun". This was a direct contradiction of test results reported by Dr. 1. E. S. Edwards- the keeper of Egyptology at the British Museum- in a letter (dated April 6, 1971) addressed to Dr. Henry N. Michael at the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Edwards' letter contained a reference to two British Museum samples from Tutankhamen's tomb. They are BM-642A (Reed from Tutankhamen's tomb) and BM-642B (Dom palm nut kernel from Tutankhamen's tomb) which yielded dates of c. ...
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26. Date of Amarna Letters from Tyre and a Possible Date for Carthage [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the co-regents should/would receive the letters. In any case Courville can hardly have failed to note that a number of those who wrote "To the King" predeceased Akhnaton. I therefore have no reservations in rejecting both the total of one hundred and forty-three years as true elapsed time and the late dating of so many of the Amarna Letters because of the vague form of their address. While some of the letters may date fractionally later than the death of Akhnaton, none can be dated later than the first few years of Tutankhamun-- otherwise they would have gone to Thebes when the capital returned there. An attempt to date the letters from Abimilki of Tyre leads to the conclusion that they belong to the time of Azira (Hazael of Damascus), the beginning of whose reign is normally dated from 841 B.C. From Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia (Vol. I) by Luckenbill I note that the last reference to Hadad-ezer (Ben-Hadad II) is in the fourteenth year of Shalmaneser III, and that section 681 recording the death of Hadad-ezer ...
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27. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1998:1 (Sep 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf The Murder of Tutankhamen: A 3000-year-old murder mystery by Bob Brier, Weidenfeld& Nicolson, 1998, £20 Books solving ancient mysteries, or even revealing mysteries where none were formerly known, continue to pour off the presses. This one tells the life history of young Tutankhamun, using new forensic evidence to indicate that he was murdered at the instigation of one of his successors. Act of God: Moses, Tutankhamen and the Myth of Atlantis by Graham Phillips, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1998, £16.99 Unfortunately this author hasn't managed to link Stonehenge with Egypt or he would have hit the jackpot. Tutankhamun is supposed to have lived at the time of the Exodus, and therefore Moses, and Atlantis is that old chestnut, the explosion of Thera. The Gold of Exodus: The discovery of the most sacred place on Earth by Howard Blum, 1998, £17.99 Treasure hunters try to find Moses' holy mountain, Sinai, in Saudi Arabia ...
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28. Oedipus and Akhnaton [Pensee]
... Abdalla have given a preliminary report on their reexamination in 1968 of Tutankhamen's mummy. Using X-rays, they confirmed the close conformity of Tutankhamen's skull with that of Smenkhare: "The diameters of the skull are almost identical; in fact, on placing an X-ray of one skull on that of the other, there is virtually complete conformity. The cephalic index also demonstrates that the type of skull (i.e. brachycephalic) is the same in each case. Only in the measurements of the facial skeleton is there some discrepancy, indicating that Tutankhamun had a slightly narrower face than Smenkhare. Even the measurements of other bones of the skeleton show fairly close conformity." (Antiquity, 46 [February, 1972, 10.) Writing in the same issue of Antiquity, H.W. Fairman observes that,"... when one couples the rarity of the blood groups with the fact that both Smenkhare and Tutankhamun were members of the royal family of the 18th Dynasty, that they were alive at the same time, that they were successive pharaohs and were remarkably alike ...
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29. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... April 19, 1973 Dear Mr. Mainwaring Thank you very much for your letter of January 29th, 1973 on radiocarbon dates of material from Tutankhamun ? s tomb. In the mean time we got an answer from the British Museum: ? Dear Sir: With reference to your enquiry of 3rd Jan. this laboratory has made no measurements on material from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Yours faithfully, H. Barker.? Apparently Mr. Barker does not know what ? s going on in his laboratory, to say it kindly. This is much worse than what you said. Deviating results arc not only not published, it is even denied that they have been found... Sincerely yours, G. W. van Oosterhout ...
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30. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... 17 June, 1975 Dear Dr. Iles, Thank you for your letter of 14 May. I am afraid that you have been misinformed about the state of Tutankhamun ? s tomb. Not only was it entered by thieves in antiquity but, as a result of the collapse of a later tomb from above, there is a strong possibility that some of the material found in the tomb was of more recent date. It is consequently wrong to assume that all the material from the tomb must date from the same period. Furthermore, if any material is to be used as a means of checking on the date of Tutankhamun ? s death it is necessary to demonstrate that there is no possibility of its being accidentally mislabelled or confused with other Egyptian material during the interval between the opening of the tomb and the time when the material was submitted for dating. The material dated by the Museum ? s Research Laboratory did not meet these requirements and was dated in order to settle the doubts. Mr. Harold Barker, Keeper of Conservation at the British Museum ...
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