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Reading through The Sphinx Its History in the Light of Recent Excavations again, Hassan repeatedly gives the date of the 4th Dynasty as 2900BC and the OK at 2900-2675BC. He dates the 1st Dynasty to 3400BC. The problem for me is that this book was written in 1949, 40yrs after proposed revisions to the Sothic cycle based chronology. Selim Hassan was no slouch and one of the luminaries of the field and this is what he thought to be true at quite a relatively late date in the formation of Egyptological thought.

A question I think we all need to understand is when exactly did these dates change and why? What was it exactly that prompted the consensus to just chop off yet another 300yrs?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 28-Aug-17 17:48 by Thanos5150.

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4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 726 Thanos5150 28-Aug-17 00:37
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 113 waggy 29-Aug-17 08:09
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 80 Thunderbird 29-Aug-17 15:01
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 70 Thanos5150 29-Aug-17 15:25
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 106 Origyptian 29-Aug-17 16:25
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 56 Thunderbird 31-Aug-17 18:45
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 67 Thanos5150 31-Aug-17 18:47
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 51 Spiros 31-Aug-17 17:56
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 60 Thanos5150 31-Aug-17 18:21
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 67 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 02:56
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 58 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 12:53
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 55 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 13:58
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 50 Origyptian 01-Sep-17 14:08
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 53 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 14:15
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 58 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 14:25
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 47 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 19:25
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 56 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 14:14
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 49 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 14:18
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 87 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 15:09
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 60 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 16:21
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 56 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-17 19:28
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 57 Thanos5150 01-Sep-17 21:56
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 55 Spiros 02-Sep-17 08:01
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 48 Thanos5150 03-Sep-17 15:15
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 42 drrayeye 04-Sep-17 15:55
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 57 Origyptian 01-Sep-17 15:13
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 55 R Avry Wilson 03-Sep-17 20:36
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 60 Thanos5150 04-Sep-17 03:10
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 47 Spiros 04-Sep-17 06:18
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 62 R Avry Wilson 04-Sep-17 18:58
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 63 cladking 04-Sep-17 19:25
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 52 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 15:24
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 43 Eddie Larry 05-Sep-17 15:35
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 53 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 15:56
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 51 R Avry Wilson 05-Sep-17 19:34
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 60 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 20:23
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 62 R Avry Wilson 06-Sep-17 03:52
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 53 Thanos5150 06-Sep-17 14:57
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 49 R Avry Wilson 06-Sep-17 16:28
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 55 Eddie Larry 06-Sep-17 17:22
Re: Sothic cycle 66 molder 04-Sep-17 09:23
Re: 4th Dynasty: 2900BC? 83 Rofhessa 08-Sep-17 23:35


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