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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> Origyptian Wrote:
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> > MDaines Wrote:
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> >
> > > ...
> > > A note of caution when freely quoting the
> > > Gilgamesh stories as just about everybody does.
> > > This time not my words.
> > >
> > > “W. Von Soden regrets that we depend on the
> > > documents of the “Renaissance of Sumerian
> > > culture” (around 2100 B.C.), instead of having
> > > the real, old material at our disposal. The mere
> > > fact that Sumerian was the language of the
> > > educated Babylonian and Assyrian, the existence of
> > > the many Sumerian-Akkadian “dictionaries” and
> > > the numerous translations of the Gilgamesh epic
> > > betrays the activity of several academies
> > > responsible for the officially recognized text
> > > editions. One can almost see the scholars puzzling
> > > and frowning over the texts.” P. 120,
> > > Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillano and
> > > Hertha Von Dechend, David R. Godine, Publisher,
> >
> > > > ...
>
> > Ahh, good to see another expert preaching the
> > merits of physical evidence over unauthenticated
> > "historic" documentation.
>
> I'm not sure which "expert" you are reffering to,
> but nothing in what MD said or quoted refers to
> physical evidence. So not only did you not read
> and/or understand the OP on neither count did you
> the very post you are responding to.


You missed the sarcastic irony I tried (but obviously failed) to get across.

My point is that it doesn't matter if you use the "officially recognized text", or some newer derivation of that text if you're trying to suss out real historic events. And that's because neither can be considered to portray historic events any more authentically than the other.

If the "officially recognized" translation of a line of hieroglyphics is "100,000 men hauled stones up ramps 40' off the ground to build the pyramids", but someone takes translates that translation to mean "1,000,000 men hauled stones up ramps 400' off the ground to build pyramids", the keeper of the "officially recognized text" might criticize those who use the non-recognized translation, but neither is necessarily more authentic than the other regarding actual historic events.

Madeleine's "note of caution" might be relevant to preserve the original translation, but the "caution" has no bearing on the actual authenticity of the events portrayed in either text because neither represents physical evidence as it applies to actual historic events.

Sorry for my failed attempt at humor.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Apr-18 13:26 by Origyptian.

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Case for an Older Baalbek 2771 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 454 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 385 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 318 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 338 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 284 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 300 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 298 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 294 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 344 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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