Enigmatic Egypt: The Promised Land

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Whilst wandering through the parched academic desert that smothers the Levant it’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that Egypt is the Promised Land where the Settled Science flows so freely it’s difficult to find the insights amongst all the academic … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: The Walrus and the Carpenter

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The realm of Geological Time has [at least] a couple of confounding countenances. On the one hand: Since the end of the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago the serenely sluggish sea has carved out the Strait of Dover to … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Sahara Seas

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200 years ago Georges Cuvier introduced academia to the concept of “periodic catastrophic floods”. Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier (1769 – 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the “father of … Continue reading

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The Pharos of Taposiris Magna

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The warm and woozy world of western archaeology has been stunned by the remarkable discoveries of a criminal lawyer from the Dominican Republic: Kathleen Martinez. The mainstream malaise was disturbed when Kathleen Martinez started to excavate the Temple of Osiris … Continue reading

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Johannes de Sacrobosco: A Cuckoo In The Nest

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One of the more curious characters to emerge from the mire of medieval manuscripts is a monastic scholar with a severe identity crisis: Johannes de Sacrobosco. Johannes de Sacrobosco, also written Ioannis de Sacro Bosco (c. 1195 – c. 1256), … Continue reading

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Supernova SN 185

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One of the Jewels in the Crown of Settled Science that’s been extracted from the mire of mainstream manuscripts and academic assertions is Supernova SN 185. A supernova is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary … Continue reading

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Comet Halley Clock

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Life is full of surprises. Having stumbled upon the Comet Halley Calendar [in the mire of mainstream medieval manuscripts and academic assertions] I wasn’t expecting any more revelations. I was content with establishing a rough estimate for the number of … Continue reading

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Comet Halley Calendar

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Researching the Gregorian Calendar Reforms involves a journey into the mire of mainstream medieval manuscripts and academic assertions that so inspired J R R Tolkien when he was a Professor of Anglo-Saxon between 1925 and 1945. Venturing into this swamp … Continue reading

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Heinsohn Horizon: Chinese Christmas Cake

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When Europe started carving up the world the acolytes of empire started carving up history to support their beliefs and interests. By 1850 the acolytes of empire had diced and sliced the Annals of China to create a great and … Continue reading

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The Calendar of King John

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The dating of Regnal Years has highlighted some very English eccentricities. Edward I’s regnal years are unusual for starting and ending on the same day (20 November), rather than ending one day, and starting the next … Edward III is … Continue reading

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Groundhog Year

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In the broad sweep of history the mainstream narrative implies the Julian Calendar was in “general use” across Europe throughout the Medieval Period. The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), was a reform of the … Continue reading

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The Coligny Five Year Yuga

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Tracking down a solution for a calendar riddle wrapped up in an enigma is not something that happens everyday. The riddle wrapped up in an enigma is the 2nd century AD Coligny Calendar that contains 62 lunar months spread over … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon: Calendar Conundrum

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Introduction A simple fact checking exercise whilst writing up one topic can produce an unexpected insight that warrants being spun off as a separate narrative. This posting is an example of a spun off narrative. Editing the original text to … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon: Kom El Deka

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The party line promoted by Wikipedia is that Kom El Deka was the Roman Quarter of Alexandria between the 4th and 7th centuries. Recent archaeology at Kom El Deka (heap of rubble or ballast) has found the Roman quarter of … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon: Four Sackings and a Tsunami

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Textbook history for Roman Alexandria includes a series of disasters beginning in 115 AD. In AD 115, large parts of Alexandria were destroyed during the Kitos War, which gave Hadrian and his architect, Decriannus, an opportunity to rebuild it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria#Ancient_eraContinue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon: 21st July 912

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Numerous academic articles acknowledge Alexandria has been “hit” by two destructive tsunamis. Alexandria was hit by a number of tsunamis in the course of the history (see Papadopoulos et al. 2007 ; Salamon et al. 2007), two of which have … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon: 21st July 365 AD

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The finer details of Roman History are as slippery as an eel and the events of the 21st July 365 AD are especially slippery. The 365 Crete earthquake occurred at about sunrise on 21 July 365 in the Eastern Mediterranean, … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Roman Problem

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One of the quaint aspects of academia is it’s claim that Dendrochronology is “scientific”. Dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating) is the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed in order to … Continue reading

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The Quality of Air Quality

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Once upon a time London was renowned for it’s “pea-soupers”. Pea soup, or a pea souper, also known as a black fog, killer fog or smog is a very thick and often yellowish, greenish, or blackish fog caused by air … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Charlies

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The surreal state of the Brexit negotiations via the medium of the mainstream media becomes more mind boggling by the day. Compared to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership the Brexit negotiations are pure custard pie slapstick. Transatlantic Trade and … Continue reading

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