Category Archives: Heinsohn Horizon

Macedonian Madness

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

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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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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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Clark Whelton: Double Interment

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William Shakespeare was 17 when, in 1580, the eminent French philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne passed through the Aurelian walls via the Porta del Popolo and entered the city of Rome.

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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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Gunnar Heinsohn: Diocletian: Ingenious or Insane?

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Diocletian: Ingenious or Insane? The Simultaneity of Principate and “Dominate”

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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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E for Epigraphy

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The interpretation of inscriptions has a very long history. Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing … Continue reading

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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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Gunnar Heinsohn: Londinium’s Dendrochronology

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Dendrochronologist Petra Ossowski Larsson has repeatedly emphasized that so far it has not been possible to link a post-Roman tree ring sequence directly to timber or roof beams of Roman Imperial Antiquity (1-230s AD): “Primeval oaks, i.e. those that could … 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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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Red Sea

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The Egyptian grand tour of Roman ruination concludes with a relaxed Red Sea cruise. The cruise is an excuse for a Red Sea Romp through the dusty archives of ancient annals, medieval manuscripts, archaeological articles and the mainstream mindset. Passengers … Continue reading

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Gunnar Heinsohn: Porphyry and Power

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Textbooks tell us that the catastrophic collapse of the porphyry quarries at Egypt’s Mons Porphyrites/Gebel Dokhan, which had been active since 18 AD, didn’t take place until the mid 4th century. This late date was chosen to accommodate the porphyry … 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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