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A Typhonian Chronology of the
From the Flood of Ogyges until the Event at Tunguska
|Part I: Alignment of Hebrew, Egyptian, and Assyrian King-lists|
|Introduction The Patriarchs and the Pharaohs||Chapter One Solomon and Shoshenq|
|Chapter Two Joseph and Thutmosis IV||Chapter Three Children of Merneptah―Moses, Miriam, and Seti II|
|Chapter Four Judges of the Pharaoh||Chapter Five Abraham and the Kingdom of Ugarit|
|Chapter Six Ham, Shem, and the First Dynasty of Babylon||Chapter Seven Jewish Kingdoms―Israel and the House of David|
|Chapter Eight Adam and Atlas―Eden and the Fall of Atlantis||
Chapter Nine Seth and Typhon―Identifying the Agent of Destruction
|Chapter Ten Noah and Menes―The Ark at Thebes||Chapter Eleven Sargon, Naram-Sin, and the Egyptian Seventh Dynasty|
|Chapter Twelve Tangled Bloodlines||Chapter Thirteen The Hyksos and the Hebrews|
|Chapter Fourteen The Phaistos Disc and the Early Kings of Crete|
|Part II: After the Sack of Rome|
|Chapter Fifteen AD 429―The Rise of the Pendragons||Chapter Sixteen Twilight—AD 536|
|Chapter Seventeen AD 854—Pope Joan||Chapter Eighteen 1066—The Norman Conquest and the Orbit of Halley's Comet|
|Chapter Nineteen 1487—Leonardo in the East|
|Part III: The Golden Age|
|Chapter Twenty Afterglow—Orion in Egypt||Chapter Twenty-One Gemini in Bosnia|
|Appendix A Alignment of the Sothis of Pseudo-Manetho with Josephus and Manetho||Appendix B Alignment of Diodorus with Eratosthenes, Herodotus, and Manetho|
|Appendix C Origins of the Tarot Deck (downloadable pdf files)||Appendix D The Kings of the Indus Valley Civilization|
+ February 25, 2013: A minor addition, but interesting nonetheless. It turns out that the tunnels under the largest Bosnian Pyramid were filled in, according to radiocarbon dating, very near the year 2600 BC, which is the exact year we have identified as that of the cometary approach that marked the beginning of the Bronze Age. So basically, we have the taking out of service of the greatest monument of the Neolithic Period at the exact time that the New Stone Age came to an end. At this point it remains unknown which are the causes and which are the results of this complex of events. I have also tentatively identified the exploding meteorite of February 15 as a fragment of the same body (the former comet Typhon-Seth) part of which exploded over the Little Tunguska River in 1908, which means that the Mayans were a bit less inaccurate (~2 months) in their chronology than I had originally suspected. So far we have no candidate for avatar of the new cycle, if, indeed, the system of cometary avatars is still in place somewhere.
+ May 8, 2013: I have been reading the works of Malati Shendge, who claims to have deciphered the Indus Valley script. It occurs to me that the evidence presented by Shendge for the presence of elements of the Akkadian language among the Harappans resulted from the invasion of Sargon of Akkad in the 24th Century BC and that the Harappans weren't actually Akkadian. It is still not clear who exactly they were, except that they worshipped the same god Asura or Asirai who was worshipped in Iran, and on Crete during the Linear A period. The funny thing is, if we take the religious evidence in isolation, we have to wonder whether it was not the Aryas who were non-Indo-Europeans, or were later Indo-Europeans. As Shendge points out, the Aryas were a rather weak force of wandering bands and only triumphed due to a series of dirty tricks including the destruction of a dam—though this may have resulted from the cometary approach of 1877—thus suggesting that Sanskrit arose among the Harappans and that it was taken over by the Aryans. This leads to the fascinating question: What Indo-European-speaking people were in a position to rule India during the early 3rd Millennium BC? A possible and equally fascinating answer would be that the Indo-European language arose not in Anatolia, as is usually thought, but in India itself and was carried westward into Iran, Anatolia, and finally into Europe.
+ June 16, 2013: It finally occurred to me that the supposedly astronomically determined date of 3067 for the Battle of Kurukshetra is a bit early, by perhaps 70 years or so, thus solving some chronological inconsistencies that saw Duryodhana/Titan ruling as early as the year after the cometary catastrophe of 3068 and giving a combined rule for him and Yudhisthira/Zeus of 117 years, suggesting that the astronomical descriptions in the Mahabharata were retrocalculated and not observational, if not simply interpolated astrological omens.
+ July 6, 2013: Looking at the relationship between the Indian Vishnu and the Chinese Fuxi (Fu Hsi), it occurred to me that the flood from which the two aided the recovery must have been the one associated with Ogyges by the Greeks, which I have identified with the tree ring minimum of 3195. This accentuates the problem of trying to do chronology based on a single Great Flood rather than a series of cyclical floods and other catastrophes. In this regard, Fuxi's wife or sister Nuwa is clearly a female form of Noah from the later flood of Deucalion. I am also beginning to suspect that the Xia (Hsia) Dynasty was earlier than commonly believed, Shao Kang looking like the Chinese version of Sargon of Akkad and Sagara of Ayodhya. I am currently working on a comparison of the various national versions of the story of Sargon in an attempt to extract a consistent central form. Whether Sargon actually conquered all of these areas or whether the story simply developed a life of its own remains unclear. If Sargon does turn out to have been in China, it would have been as part of an essentially coastal and riverine empire supported by fleets based in the Persian Gulf and Black Sea.
+ August 18, 2013: The Visconti-Sforza family tree in Chapter Nineteen has been slightly enlarged in line with the work of George L. Williams. It appears that the Viscontis claimed descent from Charlemagne, though the skeptipedics call this legendary. Williams takes these claims seriously. (Jamie Allen has added a link to this chapter on his page for Maifreda da Pirovano at his gargantuan Jamie Allen's Family Tree & Ancient Genealogical Allegations genealogical site.)
+ September 5, 2013: I can't seem to leave Sargon alone. Having earlier identified him with Ninus, it occurred to me that it might be possible to flesh out the chronology of his conquests using the Persian History of Ctesias. It turns out that Ctesias, by way of Diodorus of Sicily, tells us that Sargon's campaigns short of India took him 17 years, placing his conquest of the subcontinent sometime between 2317 and 2314, when he conquered that part of China ruled by the Xia kings.
+ October 4, 2013: Whatever the unit used to generate the reign lengths found in the various versions of the predynastic part of the Sumerian king-list, it was obviously not years. No one lives long enough to rule for 43,200 years, despite the followers of Zecharia Sitchin and their nonsensical planet Nibiru, who seem to be suffering from the same cognitive problem as the biblical scholars who seriously believe that Methuselah lived to be 900+ years old. It took a while to figure out what the unit called a saros actually represented in this particular application, but it most likely refers to 3600 of something. The most obvious unit would be the minute, which would suggest that the proper divisor for generating realistic reign lengths is 1440, the number of six-hour-periods or quarter days found in a Sumerian 360-day year. Thus, Enmenlu-Anna would have ruled, not 43200 years, but 30 years. The repetition of some of these reign lengths—25 years twice and 20 three times—and the general presence of what look like rounded off numbers suggest either that these periods are only approximate and that only the last two of them, those of Enmendur-Anna (14 years, 7 months) and Ubar-tutu (12 years, 11 months), are accurate; or that they were using multiples of a standard 5-year term of office. Nevertheless, I have attempted to construct something resembling a defensible timeline for this period in Sumerian history. From this it would appear that these predynastic kings began to rule sometime shortly after the flood of Ogyges.
+ October 7, 2013: I have added a comparison of the reign lengths given by Berossos for the Interdiluvian kings and those given in the Sumerian King-List.
+ October 18, 2013: A small table suggesting the reason for Manetho's misalignment of the kings of the 18th Dynasty has been added to the end of Chapter Two.
+ November 11, 2013: I believe I have solved the problem of the disparity between the traditional dating of the Bharata War (ca 3100) and the historical (retrocalculated) dating (between 1450 and 950 BC) discussed in Chapter Eleven. The problem appears to have arisen from the confusion of Sargon with Takshac, both foreign invaders, the former near 2317 BC and the latter near 563 BC, thus distorting the chronology by approximately 1750 years. I have also been adjusting the early reaches of the major table in Chapter Eight. There appears to be a link between the cometary event of 6267, the 8.2 Kiloyear Event, the beginning of the Age of Gemini, the building of the triangularly arranged pyramids in Bosnia, and the beginning of the Aditi Era in India; the stars Castor and Pollux (α & β Geminorum), as I have just learned, having been associated with Aditi, mother of the Adityas, according to Allen (1963). Beyond this, the fact that there still exist myths and legends concerning the beginning of the Age of Gemini suggests the fascinating possibility that we may find actual references to the building of these gargantuan structures in the writings of the Romans and Classical Greeks. One wonders why Semir Osmanagich attempts to date the Visoko pyramids before the last glacial period. Is 8000 years ago not far enough beyond the accepted paradigm? No, these are not from the "Time Before." These are from the Golden Age, about which more later.
November 15, 2013: It is beginning to look like the termination of the list of Solar Kings marks the end of the Indus Valley Civilization and that its destruction resulted not from an "Aryan invasion" but from the approach of Typhon circa 1877 BC, though, as always, there were forces waiting in the wings for just such an event. In the final analysis, it looks like the story of the Bharata War has been confused with and merged with the events that followed the collapse of the Indus Civilization and that both the traditionalists and S. R. Rao, who places the submergence of Dwaraka between 1900 and 1700 BC, are partially correct.
November 26, 2013: I see that the recent radiocarbon dating of the earliest level of the Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini places the earliest Buddhist temple circa 550 BC, in line with its association with the cometary event of 563. That being said, assuming a number of years for the development of this phase of the religion, it looks like the dates for the Jain Mahavira, 599–527, are closer to the archaeological facts than those for the Buddhist Siddhartha.
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