Category Archives: History

Roman Chronology: Legendary Legions

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The Roman Legions have fired the imaginations of many generations of people. A Roman legion was a large unit of the Roman army. … For most of the Roman Imperial period, the legions formed the Roman army’s elite heavy infantry, … Continue reading

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Gunnar Heinsohn: Comments on 300 Year Repeaters

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Please find below my comments on the 300 year “repeaters” referred to in The Cock-Up of the 3rd Century and Roman Chronology: Crime Scene Reconstruction. 300 YEAR “REPEATERS” My claim that, during the 8th-10th century CE, Imperial Antiquity (1st-3rd c. … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Nile Delta

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One of the many enigmas confronting gradualist academics is Roman Egypt. On the one hand: The history of Graeco-Roman Egypt makes many Western academics dewy-eyed. https://archive.org/stream/ldpd_8542907_000#page/n27/mode/1up Alexandria was founded around a small, ancient Egyptian town c. 332 BC by Alexander … Continue reading

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Catacombs of Rome

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The Catacombs of Rome are truly remarkable. Firstly: The Catacombs of Rome include underground burial niches carved into soft volcanic rock. The Catacombs of Rome are ancient catacombs, underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least … Continue reading

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Roman Chronology: Crime Scene Reconstruction

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In theory: a crime scene reconstruction provides some useful insights. In practice: a crime scene reconstruction can also provide some real surprises. Crime reconstruction or crime scene reconstruction is the forensic science discipline in which one gains “explicit knowledge of … Continue reading

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The Cock-Up of the 3rd Century

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Getting to grips with a reconciliation error is usually a laborious exercise that involves critically examining the data, identifying errors and [very occasionally] discovering malfeasance. However, reconciling a 60 Year Discrepancy in Roman history is another story altogether. 60 Year … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Ancient Rome

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Rodolfo Lanciani was an archaeologist who produced “unsurpassed” plans of Ancient Rome. Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1845 – 1929) was an Italian archaeologist, a pioneering student of ancient Roman topography, and among his many excavations was that of the House of … Continue reading

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Marcomannia

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According to Edward Gibbon the moral Decline of the Roman Empire was caused by a loss of civic virtue whilst the physical Fall of the Roman Empire was outsourced to barbarians. The History of the Decline and Fall of the … Continue reading

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Homeschool Domination

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The words: The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests. (The public school average is the 50th percentile; scores range from 1 to 99.) A 2015 study found Black homeschool students … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Myths and Monsters

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The carefully crafted deep safe space created by anxious academics is designed to distance these terrified titans of thought from calamitous catastrophes and creepy creatures. The beastly Basilosaurus has been banished to “30 to 40 million years ago”. Basilosaurus (“king … Continue reading

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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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