Ravenna Revisited: The Heinsohn Horizon

The Greek Termination Event in 607 CE is characterised by earthquakes and flooding while the Heinsohn Horizon in 912 CE is characterised by heat, fire and dust.

Based upon the mud that reached the height of the ground floor door lintel of the Mausoleum of Theoderic in Ravenna it seems this event was characterised by earthquakes and flooding.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/ravenna-revisited-greek-termination-event/

The more likely explanation is that these tall tales from the monasteries were designed to explain away the natural disaster that was the Roman Termination Event in 912 CE – an event that most decidedly was associated with “heat, fire and dust”.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/ravenna-revisited-mausoleum-of-theoderic-farce/

The topographical changes associated with the Greek Termination Event are characterised by the East-West expansion of the Mediterranean Sea whilst the Heinsohn Horizon is characterised by the North-South expansion of the Mediterranean Sea.

These topographical changes have been carefully recorded by many generations of cartographers and the initial [predominantly] East-West expansion of the Mediterranean Sea was well documented by Eratosthenes and Ptolemy.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/ravenna-revisited-greek-termination-event/

This dynamic evolution was also well documented in the 2nd millennium.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/finding-frisland/

Overall, these topographical change form a natural continuum that documents the transformation of the Old World into the New World.

One of the more dynamic locations [since the time of Ptolemy] has been the British Isle.

These changes to the British Isles are indirectly documented by the mainstream historical narrative.

The Romans introduced wine making to England, and even tried to grow grapes as far north as Lincolnshire.

Winemaking continued at least down to the time of the Normans with over 40 vineyards in England mentioned in the Domesday Book, although much of what was being produced was for making communion wine for the Eucharist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_from_the_United_Kingdom#Roman_to_19th_century

The presence of amphora production houses found in what is now Brockley and Middlesex indicates that the British probably had vineyards of their own as well.

There is clear evidence that the Roman cult of Bacchus, the wine god, was practiced in Britain: more than 400 artifacts depicting his likeness have been found throughout Britain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Rome_and_wine#Britannia

Dionysus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth.

He is also known as Bacchus, the name adopted by the Romans and the frenzy he induces is bakkheia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus

Nearly all the Greek historians mention that Dionysus, their wine God, came to India in remote times.

Wine in Ancient India – Dhirendra Krishna Bose – 1922
https://archive.org/stream/wineinancientind00boserich#page/39/mode/1up

These changes have been interpreted by some observers as the Roman Warm Period followed by a period of “strong climate cooling” in the Early Middle Ages.

The Roman Warm Period or the Roman climatic optimum has been proposed as a period of unusually warm weather in Europe and the North Atlantic that ran from approximately 250 BC to AD 400.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Warm_Period

Temperature can be inferred from the isotope ratios for carbon (carbon-12 and carbon-13C) and oxygen (oxygen-16 and oxygen-18) in the skeletons of sea foraminifers, in the bottom deposits in Sargasso Sea (Northern Atlantic).

These indicate that in the last 3,000 years, the climate on Earth has been constantly changing, and the scope of changes in modern times does not differ from those of the past.

Shown are the Medieval Optimum (1,000 years ago) the beginnings of the Holocenic Optimum (2,500 years ago), and also the Little Ice Age (ca. 500 years ago) from which we are still emerging.

The Early Middle Ages also witnessed a strong climate cooling, which had an impact on Europe ’ s economic and cultural decline in this period.

The Ice Age is Coming – Zbigniew Jaworowski – Winter 2003-2004 21st Century
http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/Articles%202004/Winter2003-4/global_warming.pdf

The Greeks had a more sophisticated approach towards climate change where a “change of clima” was associated with a change in latitude and/or a change in axial tilt.

Sadly, these Greek concepts are deemed heretical by modern Settled Scientists and far too complex to be comprehended by modern Earth Scientists.

The word clima (from Gr. κλίνειν, to lean or incline; whence also the English “clime,” now a poetical term for this or that region of the earth, regarded as characterized by climate), as used by the Greeks, probably referred originally either to the supposed slope of the earth towards the pole, or to the inclination of the earth’s axis.

It was an astronomical or a mathematical term, not associated with any idea of physical climate.

A change of clima then meant a change of latitude.

The latter was gradually seen to mean a change in atmospheric conditions as well as in length of day, and clima thus came to have its present meaning.

Climate and Climatology – Encyclopædia Britannica – 1911
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Climate_and_Climatology

In many respects academia is still stuck in the Dark Ages.

The “Dark Ages” is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages.

The phrase “Dark Age” itself derives from the Latin saeculum obscurum, originally applied by Caesar Baronius in 1602 to a tumultuous period in the 10th and 11th centuries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Ages_(historiography)

Perhaps it’s time to shine a little more light on the 1st millennium…

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6 Responses to Ravenna Revisited: The Heinsohn Horizon

  1. Amenhotep III had a water clock that is presently located longitude 25 deg 43 min North 25.7166. The clock was designed for a length of day at winter solstice of 11 hours 18 minutes, but its present location has LOD as 10.4 hours of daylight.

    Move the clock south tp latitude 12.7 degrees North and LOD is 11 hours 18 mins.

    Was the clock moved, or the Earth tilted?

    If Earth tilt, then everything else being equal, England moved 12.7 degrees more north than what it was in Roman times, and why grapes are not grown where they used to be during Roman times.

    This puts Amenhotep III into 1st Millennium ???????????

    Or have there been other axial tilts for which no empirical data is available.

    • malagabay says:

      Thanks Louis – That’s another fascinating can of worms

      Amenhotep III, also known as Amenhotep the Magnificent, was the ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

      According to different authors, he ruled Egypt from June 1386 to 1349 BC, or from June 1388 BC to December 1351 BC/1350 BC, after his father Thutmose IV died.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amenhotep_III

      In Greece, a water clock was known as a clepsydra (water thief).

      The Greeks considerably advanced the water clock by tackling the problem of the diminishing flow.

      They introduced several types of the inflow clepsydra, one of which included the earliest feedback control system.

      Ctesibius invented an indicator system typical for later clocks such as the dial and pointer.

      The Roman engineer Vitruvius described early alarm clocks, working with gongs or trumpets.

      In the 4th century BCE, the clepsydra is known to have been used as a stop-watch for imposing a time limit on clients’ visits in Athenian brothels.

      Slightly later, in the early 3rd century BCE, the Hellenistic physician Herophilos employed a portable clepsydra on his house visits in Alexandria for measuring his patients’ pulse-beats.

      By comparing the rate by age group with empirically obtained data sets, he was able to determine the intensity of the disorder.

      Between 270 BCE and 500 CE, Hellenistic (Ctesibius, Hero of Alexandria, Archimedes) and Roman horologists and astronomers were developing more elaborate mechanized water clocks.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_clock

  2. Re water clocks this makes good reading: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41668444?origin=JSTOR-pdf&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents There are several works of John Fermor.

    LH asks “have there been other axial tilts for which no empirical data is available”. If axial tilt refers to obliquity, then this: http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1979A%26A….73..129W&data_type=PDF_HIGH&whole_paper=YES&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf gives table of tilt since 1100bce. No change except secular.
    However Dodwell here: http://www.setterfield.org/Dodwell_manuscript_1.html gives similar dates but claims tilt change occurred in 2345bce.
    Here: https://www.facebook.com/melitamegalithic/photos/a.598283537013122.1073741852.430211163820361/598283550346454/?type=3&theater is a calendar built post 3200bce that was converted from low tilt (narrow field of view) to today’s. The narrow angle is same as several other of prior date. So there is empirical data showing earlier tilt changes. See here: https://melitamegalithic.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/blog-post-title-2/ Proxies -several- corroborate.

    • These are in terms of the standard chronology which we now know is quite suspect. So we have but one working water clock in existence from Amenhotep III”s reign and his sucessors kept the clock as a museum piece or was it in actual use afterwards?

  3. Yry says:

    Martin Armstrong has just posted this most pertinent
    “World Interest Rates chart” 3000 BC – 2000 AD:

    It appears to check with the Heinsohn & Arabian proposition if we
    work from Tim’s real dates 88 BC(fake 607 AD) & 238 AD(fake 912 AD).

    There is a max plunge in rates at these two periods (no one left to lend?)
    concerning the proposition itself and, as a matter of general interest, a
    huge dive from the early 1900s onwards AD (implementing the Central Bank
    system in 1913 and widespread socialism in the West?)

    Chart is at:
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/understanding-cycles/diversification-smart-or-dumb/

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