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  • Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

    10/31/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2017 | University of Cambridge
    Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world. Using a combination of the biblical text and an ancient Egyptian text, the researchers were then able to refine the dates of the Egyptian pharaohs, in particular the dates of the reign of Ramesses the Great. The results are published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Astronomy & Geophysics. The biblical text in question comes from the Old Testament book...
  • Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohs

    10/30/2017 9:54:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    According to the book of Joshua in the Old Testament, after an all-night march from Gilgal, the Israelites attacked the Amorites at Gibeon, they then pursued them to Azekah and then to Makkedah. We have evidence from historical geography of where these places were: Gibeon was about 10 km northwest of Jerusalem, Azekah about 30 km southwest of Gibeon and Makkedah about 20 km south of Azekah. Because the eclipse occurred in the afternoon, it was probably seen from near Azekah, from where the partial eclipse would have started at 15:27 (local apparent time as given by a sundial), with...
  • Spanish, Egyptian Archaeologists Make Discovery That Changes Chronology of the Pharaohs

    02/15/2014 1:33:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Hispanically Speaking ^ | February 8, 2014 | unattributed
    A team of Spanish and Egyptian archaeologists made a find in a southern Egyptian tomb that opens the way to a reinterpretation of Pharaonic chronology, since it could show that Amenhotep III and his son Amenhotep IV reigned together. The team, headed by Spaniard Francisco Martin Valentin and funded by Spain’s Gaselec foundation, excavated the remains of a wall and columns of the mausoleum of a minister of the 18th Pharaonic dynasty - 1569-1315 B.C. - in the province of Luxor. What is exceptional about the discovery, Martin Valentin told Efe, is that in the excavation they found the names...
  • Naked Images of Pharoahs are Heresy, says Salafist Leader (Prelude to Destroy Egyptian Artifacts?)

    01/12/2012 5:53:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Thursday 12 Jan 2012 | Ahram Online
    Naked images of Pharoahs are heresy, says Salafist leader Abdel Moneim El-Shahat uses TV appearance to condemn Egypt's Pharaonic heritage, reiterates criticism of Naguib Mahfouz and Alaa Al-Aswany The newly discovered tomb that belonged to Rudj-ka, a priest who headed the mortuary cult of the pharaoh Khafre, at the site of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo (Photo: AP) Images of naked Pharaohs on Egypt’s temples are tantamount to heresy, prominent Salafist Abdel Moneim El-Shahat said on Wednesday. El-Shahat, who failed to win an independent seat for the Nour Party in recent parliamentary elections, had previously called Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage “rotten.”...
  • In The Reign Of The Black Pharaohs

    04/05/2008 8:15:04 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,088+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 4-4-2008 | Mohamed El-Hebeishy
    In the reign of the Black PharaohsWhich country has the largest collection of pyramids? Think again, for it is not Egypt, but Sudan. Join Mohamed El-Hebeishy as he visits north Sudan in search of answers The Northern Cemetery in Meroe, where more than 30 pyramids are in site Our great grandfathers called it Ta-Seti, Land of the Bow. They were referring to the area south of the First Cataract at Aswan, and the reason behind the name was the unparalleled skill its inhabitants demonstrated when using the bow as a method of arm. Those excellent bowmen were actually the Kushites....
  • How Wild Asses Became Donkeys Of The Pharaohs

    03/10/2008 4:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 737+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-10-2008 | Andy Coghlan
    How wild asses became donkeys of the pharaohs 21:00 10 March 2008 news service Andy Coghlan The ancient Egyptian state was built on the backs of tamed wild asses. Ten skeletons excavated from burial sites of the first Egyptian kings are the best evidence yet that modern-day donkeys emerged through domestication of African wild asses. The 5000-year-old bones also provide the earliest indications that asses were used for transport. The skeletons suggest that the smaller frames of today's donkeys hadn't yet evolved. Instead, the bones resemble those of modern-day Nubian and Somali wild asses, which are much larger than...
  • Snake-Bird Gods Fascinated Both Aztecs And Pharaohs

    09/25/2007 12:19:09 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 324+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-24-2007 | Robin Emmott
    Snake-bird gods fascinated both Aztecs and pharaohs Mon 24 Sep 2007, 17:05 GMT By Robin Emmott MONTERREY, Mexico, Sept 24 (Reuters Life!) - Ancient Mexicans and Egyptians who never met and lived centuries and thousands of miles apart both worshiped feathered-serpent deities, built pyramids and developed a 365-day calendar, a new exhibition shows. Billed as the world's largest temporary archeological showcase, Mexican archeologists have brought treasures from ancient Egypt to display alongside the great indigenous civilizations of Mexico for the first time. The exhibition, which boasts a five-tonne, 3,000-year-old sculpture of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II and stone carvings from Mexican...
  • Climate Key To Sphinx's Riddle

    01/08/2007 11:27:02 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,890+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1-7-2006 | Jeremy Watson
    Climate key to Sphinx's riddle JEREMY WATSON GLOBAL warming is one of the greatest threats to present day civilisation but work by a team of Scots scientists suggests the ancient Egyptians may have been earlier victims of climate change. The pharaohs ruled their empire for hundreds of years, spreading culture, architecture and the arts before it collapsed into economic ruin. Why that happened is one of the great mysteries of history. Now a team of scientists from Scotland and Wales believe the answer lies beneath the waters of Lake Tana, high in the Ethiopian Highlands, and the source of the...
  • Pharaohs and Kings - A Test of Time

    07/31/2002 7:35:06 PM PDT · by Scythian · 20 replies · 2,246+ views
    A New Chronology Synopsis of David Rohl's book "A Test of Time" by John Fulton The concept of time for us today is taken to be an absolute unchangeable system. We measure time from the fixed point of Christ's birth so that this is the one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-seventh year since he was born. The ancients, however, could not look forward to Christ's birth; instead, they worked on a regnal dating system where events happened in the Nth year of the reign of a particular king. For most of the Old Testament, we can find a good...
  • Unique Full-Frontal Portrait Reveals Pharaohs Face (3,500 YO Drawing)

    04/02/2004 4:44:58 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 299+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-2-2004 | Will Knight
    Unique full-frontal portrait reveals pharaoh's face 17:40 02 April 04 news service The red lines painted across the picture suggest it was the template for a carving (Image: Jose Manuel Galan) The first full-frontal portrait of an Egyptian pharaoh has been discovered by archaeologists. It is thought to be more than 3500 years old. The artefact was buried beneath a courtyard in front of a tomb in Luxor in southern Egypt, and was unearthed by a Spanish team of archaeologists. The portrait is painted onto a wooden board measuring 50 by 30 centimetres and is unique. Other Egyptian paintings...

    05/22/2002 6:11:04 AM PDT · by Clive Douglas Campbell · 93 replies · 1,345+ views
    May 22, 2002 | Clive Douglas Campbell
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada author Clive Douglas Campbell and Phoenix, Arizona, USA publisher Selah Publishing Group are pleased to announce the release of Messiah: 2030. Nobody knows the day and hour of the Second Coming, but the following years are on the front cover: Messiah: 2030 Cluny: 1030 Jesus: 30 David: 970 Abraham: 1970 Noah: 2970 Adam: 3970 Messiah: 2030 claims the Bible prophesies a sixth Arab-Israeli war will be over in 2003 and include the following: --the Palestinians will be deported to Jordan --Israel will go to war with Jordan, possess Jordanian land east of the Jordan River and King...