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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 2945 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 481 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 411 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 369 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 415 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 380 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 366 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 389 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 380 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 371 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 346 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 349 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 306 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 331 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 331 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 355 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 336 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 361 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 349 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 315 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 309 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 322 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 310 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 425 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 302 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 281 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 344 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 356 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 342 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 372 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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