> seasmith Wrote:
> > Ships and pear-shaped maces
> > WMF Petrie may have been the first traditional
> > egyptologist to put forth the view publicly.
> > Since then there have been a number of journal
> > articles on the petroglyphs and pottery in
> > Desert wadis,
> > between the Red Sea and Nile River valley .
> > Thor Heyerdahl also made a proof-of-concept
> > in the 1970s.
> > Surprised with your many postings here, that
> > is the first you heard it ?
> I thought you might have a source I was not aware
> of that mentioned this island. My interest was
> piqued. You also state this route as fact which
> truth be told it is hypothetical for now.
> Quoting myself:
Another route (hypothetical) worth
> mentioning is from the Persian Gulf around the
> Arabian Peninsula and up the Red Sea:
> When I first started my research on this subject
> long ago I favored this idea proposed by
> Winkler/Frankfort in the early 20th century to
> explain, among other things like the famous Naqada
> II Tomb 100 at Hierakonpolis, the predynastic rock
> art found between the Red Sea and Abydos which has
> been interpreted by some (like the ship depicted
> in Tomb 100 among other Mesopotamian motifs) to
> represent Mesopotamian ships. I am all in and find
> this, among other evidence, very compelling. The
> more I have learned over the years, however, there
> is even stronger evidence this Mesopotamian
> influence also came to Egypt from the north by way
> of the Levant so much so that some have argued
> Buto was even a Mesopotamian outpost for a time.
> And of course, as I have discussed many times, it
> is in the north at Saqqara that the elaborate
> Mesopotamian palace facade mastabas appear.
> I am sure I am just talking to myself so I'll keep
> it short, but what I see are two points of
> Mesopotamian contact-one in the south by the
> AP/Red Sea route and the other more prolific
> contact from Mesopotamian outposts in the
> The Red Sea contact I believe would have occurred
> during the 1st wave of the Uruk expansion c.3500BC
> and the second wave c.3200BC by way of the
> Mediterranean coast/Levant. Nice to see you find
> this idea compelling. For more see:
> 57597,1158163#msg-1158163]A Brief History of
> Predynastic Egypt[/url]
Apologies for the belated response, had to spend some time pouring back over your prolific postings.
You are correct, a statement of apparent fact was actually dribbling hypotheses. A newbie error never to be repeated, and any future posts should be assumed to be prefaced with a big fat IMHO,. Thank you for the considerate correction.
You have posted an admirable body research, depiction and theory; imho.
Both routes that you have suggested pretty much concur with my own feeble attempts at ancient migrations reconstruction. Love that you have included that map in your post. The approximate borders now shared between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran provide a possible locus-of-origin for dispersions of 'modern' migrations, imo.
the''Crossroads' of Eurasia.
thank you for your protean prior work on this forum
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04-Nov-19 00:14 by seasmith.