Category Archives: Enigmatic Egypt

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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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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