Category Archives: Arabian Horizon

Ravenna Revealed: Curious Clues

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The mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista provide some very curious clues.

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Three Flavours of 700 Year Old Fudge

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The last 2,000 years have been punctuated by three catastrophic horizons that have spawned three different versions of history.

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Dennis Rawlins: Olbers’ Magic Square of Sky

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Heinrich Olbers is best remembered for discovering Pallas and Vesta.

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The Dodwell Dead End

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The Aleppo Test provides some painfully penetrating perspectives.

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Alaskan Muck: Sol Invictus

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Buckle-up for a bumpy ride managing your cognitive dissonance as the Alaskan Muck series ends with a bang as the Solar Parallax and Sol Invictus fall into place.

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Alaskan Muck: The Road To Aleppo

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It’s unlikely travellers on the Road to Damascus will convert to catastrophism or challenge the chronology but travellers on the Road to Aleppo have an opportunity to observe the pieces of the puzzle falling into place.

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Mendenhall Glacier

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The blue ice of Mendenhall has produced more than it’s fair share of red faces.

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Fiery Trigons: Fire Birds

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There is one abiding mystery associated with Johannes Kepler’s Fiery Trigons.

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Fiery Trigons: 1st Millennium Diagnosis

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Can Johannes Kepler’s esoteric astrology provide 1st millennium insights?

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Fiery Trigons: Non-Identical Twins

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Leona Libby’s Old Japanese Cedar Tree chronology provides the point of departure for a voyage of discovery into the esoteric astronomy of Johannes Kepler [1571-1630].

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Korean Horizons

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The good news about the Korean Annals is that they appear to contain unadulterated data.

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Roads to Rome

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To understand why Roads Lead To Rome it’s important to understand what happened when the level of the Mediterranean Sea dropped precipitously.

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Spinning Southern Africa

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The gradualist assumptions underpinning the Earth Sciences come into sharp focus when the geomagnetic history of Southern Africa is taken for a spin.

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Iceland’s Ice

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It’s not hard to guess that Iceland is icy. The clue, after all, is in the name. But guessing the age of Iceland’s ice is more challenging.

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Plague of Justinian

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One of life’s truisms is: You can’t have your cake and eat it.

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Gothic Wars of The Roman Empire – No Sale

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When revisionist historians slice and dice the Roman Empire narrative they soon discover the remnants of the Gothic Wars are a troublesome waste disposal problem.

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Macedonian Madness

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A leisurely rummage through the history of Roman Victory Titles reveals some very unexpected curiosities when serendipity intervenes.

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Calendars and the Level of the Nile

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Isaac Newton claimed in 1676 that he had “seen further” by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. Since then academia has institutionalised this Newtonian approach to knowledge building. Unfortunately, this Newtonian technique is fatally flawed because “giants” only exist in … Continue reading

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The Retreat of the Gangotri Glacier

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If you’ve come to recognise that the future projections of modern climate science are alarmist pseudo-science then it should come as no surprise that the historical hindcasts conjured up by climate science are also pitiful pseudo-science.

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Pb for Lead

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The mainstream attempt to combine the Settled Science of Lead Pollution in Greenland Ice Cores with the Settled History of the Roman Era is a very revealing train wreck.

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Shaping Roman Scotland

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Roman forts reflect the geological changes that have shaped Scotland and Scottish history.

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B for Bikini

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Although experts prefer to avoid authenticity arguments there comes a point when even casual observers wonder: Did Roman Men really wear Tights? Did Roman Women really wear Bikinis?

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E for Elephant

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Roman History has – just like an elephant – wrinkles. But – unlike an elephant – Roman History forgets and fudges it’s embarrassing blemishes.

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R for Rome

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The layers of debris and dirt that smothered Ancient Rome have a tale to tell. Whether that tale agrees with the official narrative is another story altogether.

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C for Colossal

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The remaining body parts of the Colossus of Constantine are an enduring reminder that students are taught to ignore truly colossal levels of Cogitative Dissonance.

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P for Porphyry

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Whilst perusing porphyry sculptures serendipity supplied some surprises.

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S for Sculpture

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A sideways shufty at Roman sculpture suggests things aren’t all they should be.

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A for Augustus

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Taking a sideways look at the historical narrative encompassing the death of the Roman Republic and it’s subsequent resurrection as the Roman Empire highlights some curious characters and discordant data.

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M for Marcus

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Applying the Sagan Standard to Roman History means: Extraordinary Roman Narratives require Extraordinary Roman Evidence. The Sagan standard is an aphorism that asserts that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“.

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Amphitheatre of Serdica

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This summer serendipity sends Malaga Bay to Bulgaria. Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, … Continue reading

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The Late Paleocene Event

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The most telling aspect of the Late Paleocene Event is the divergent data. The ooze on the Shatsky Rise at ≈ 32° North has an outlier δ18O high spike. The ooze on the Maud Rise at ≈ 66° South has … Continue reading

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Late Paleocene Thermal Minimum

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If you’ve ever felt the Earth Sciences are rather special then you’ve arrived at the right place. On the other hand: If you believe the Earth Sciences are entirely based upon robust science then you’ve arrived at the wrong place … Continue reading

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Heinsohn Horizon: Middle-Earth

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In the realm of British Medieval History the boundary between fact and fiction is indistinct and it should be no surprise that C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien are [both] “best known” for their works of fantasy fiction. … Continue reading

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Latin Languages: Carthage Connection

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Occasionally, it’s helpful to combine a series of posts into a single document for off-line perusal.

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Red Sea Hills

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The Roman narrative for Egypt includes the quarrying of monumental hard stones and the mining of gold, emeralds and amethyst in the Red Sea Hills of the Eastern Desert that separates the Nile from the Red Sea. To the east … Continue reading

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