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Hey there Audrey,

Yeah, I have read here and there about the differing views over this, and for the most part, all I see is folks and their locations having an impact upon their observations. (This link shows the difference between location and observations: [www.classicalastrologer.com].
Anyway, because there are differing views, it was enough for me to do some math :)

As much as I can grasp, the Sothic Cycle pertains to the merging of two calendar periods - the 365 day Egyptian year and Sirius’ near-365 ¼ day year. And we know the particulars of this because a one day discrepancy in the celebration of Sirius’ rising at dawn after four years meant the Egyptian’s could have a party with no guest, and that just ain’t right :) Yeah, they fixed that now and then by adjusting the date a day before Inundation began, and other times they didn’t and the observed date wandered away from the actual event.
Left to wander enough, it takes 1460 actual years for the observations to coincide again, or 1461 Egyptian years, depending on which way you want to go. The wonder of this is that for every 1460/1 years, Sirius is exactly in the position on the horizon and at the exact time of rising upon it as it was 1460/1 years before, and that does not match in with the general layout of the starry night: it takes a full precession for the other stars to do this.
What does this mean? Well, if one were to line up something with Sirius, over and over again, you would know it was perfect for aligning every 1461 Egyptian years and pretty damn good every 4 years, but for any other star, every 25,772 years. This is the difference between following many stars on their journey upon the ecliptic, and following Sirius as not on the ecliptic. But certainly it depends on one’s location upon the face of our planet…being a fraction under 30degrees north latitude has some amazing properties for star gazing.

(The actual year - Tropical Year - is a fraction different to the Sothic year, being 365.24219 days long, but certainly the extent of precession realigns these differences to perfectly coincide every precessional cycle. There are 17.64 Sothic Cycles in a Precessional Cycle, and 1764 comes and goes in importance, yes?).

As for the Year of The Gods, wouldn’t this refer to the Tropical Year? Or is it something else?

Cheers
Drew

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Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 1149 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 15:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 279 Archae Solenhofen 20-Jun-12 16:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 460 LonelyAngel 25-Jun-12 19:58
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 366 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jun-12 20:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 21:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 17:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 517 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 18:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 445 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 18:53
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 485 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 19:03
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 19:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 456 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 22:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 465 cladking 25-Jun-12 22:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 473 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 20:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 21:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 22:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 495 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 22:10
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 472 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 22:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 22:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 484 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 23:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 470 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 04:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 10:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 448 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 12:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 485 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 13:10
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 458 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 14:03
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 474 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 15:02
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 cladking 26-Jun-12 22:51
Did you have a direct question? 471 Warwick 09-Jul-12 23:13
Re: Did you have a direct question? 472 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 20:40
Re: Did you have a direct question? 378 cladking 11-Jul-12 00:15
Re: Did you have a direct question? 460 Warwick 14-Aug-12 19:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 506 billbaty 20-Jun-12 17:39
The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 438 cladking 20-Jun-12 19:18
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 471 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 23:50
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 478 Thanos5150 21-Jun-12 01:07
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 484 billbaty 21-Jun-12 03:24
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 452 Thanos5150 21-Jun-12 03:44
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 515 billbaty 21-Jun-12 04:43
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 435 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 06:56
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 454 MJT 22-Jun-12 08:15
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 475 paxton 22-Jun-12 10:18
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 326 MJT 23-Jun-12 03:29
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 442 Chris Jordan 23-Jun-12 09:12
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 457 MJT 23-Jun-12 10:41
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 390 paxton 24-Jun-12 15:22
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 430 Chris Jordan 24-Jun-12 18:01
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 452 MJT 24-Jun-12 18:59
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 386 Chris Jordan 24-Jun-12 19:47
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 467 MJT 25-Jun-12 00:21
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 479 Chris Jordan 26-Jun-12 14:48
Re: The tomb theory is NOT dead; long live the spirit of the king. 394 MJT 26-Jun-12 18:00
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 446 paxton 26-Jun-12 21:58
Re: The dumb theory is dead; long live the water king. 423 Nejc 26-Jun-12 22:46
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 503 Chris Jordan 27-Jun-12 10:28
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 457 paxton 27-Jun-12 22:02
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 486 Chris Jordan 28-Jun-12 09:32
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 512 paxton 29-Jun-12 10:46
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 490 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 17:54
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 408 MJT 22-Jun-12 19:01
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 490 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 20:00
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 402 MJT 23-Jun-12 02:57
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 524 Thanos5150 23-Jun-12 22:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Audrey 20-Jun-12 20:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 365 Chris Jordan 20-Jun-12 20:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 449 MJT 20-Jun-12 22:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 22:22
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 20-Jun-12 22:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 435 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 22:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 452 MJT 21-Jun-12 00:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 431 Sirfiroth 21-Jun-12 00:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 450 MJT 21-Jun-12 01:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 356 Sirfiroth 21-Jun-12 04:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 459 MJT 21-Jun-12 08:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 465 lobo-hotei 28-Jun-12 17:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 272 MJT 28-Jun-12 18:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 Scott Creighton 28-Jun-12 22:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 352 MJT 29-Jun-12 00:38
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 478 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 01:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 436 MJT 29-Jun-12 11:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 447 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 11:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 399 MJT 29-Jun-12 13:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 13:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 463 MJT 29-Jun-12 18:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 440 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 19:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 467 lobo-hotei 29-Jun-12 20:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 490 MJT 29-Jun-12 21:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 487 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 22:30
Re: Ante Chamber Fails To Disprove Tomb Theory 418 MJT 30-Jun-12 14:25
Re: Ante Chamber Fails To Disprove Tomb Theory 494 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 16:38
Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 488 cladking 29-Jun-12 22:05
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 427 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 22:33
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 451 cladking 30-Jun-12 02:00
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 455 MJT 29-Jun-12 22:37
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 415 cladking 30-Jun-12 01:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 LonelyAngel 30-Jun-12 00:11
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 30-Jun-12 13:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 533 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 16:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 498 paxton 30-Jun-12 18:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 484 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 18:38
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 503 paxton 02-Jul-12 10:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 471 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-12 11:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 443 lobo-hotei 30-Jun-12 21:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 454 MJT 01-Jul-12 00:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 465 MJT 30-Jun-12 23:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 421 Scott Creighton 01-Jul-12 15:05
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 408 lobo-hotei 03-Jul-12 19:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 22:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 495 lobo-hotei 28-Jun-12 17:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 466 Scott Creighton 21-Jun-12 10:55
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 457 MJT 21-Jun-12 12:12
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 389 Nejc 24-Jun-12 13:48
Further Thoughts.... 403 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 10:37
Re: Further Thoughts.... 488 cladking 22-Jun-12 16:16
Re: Further Thoughts.... 412 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 16:29
Re: Further Thoughts.... 490 eyeofhorus33 22-Jun-12 16:19
Re: Further Thoughts.... 427 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 16:32
Re: Further Thoughts.... 380 MJT 22-Jun-12 19:35
Re: Further Thoughts.... 474 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 20:18
Re: Further Thoughts.... 428 MJT 22-Jun-12 23:30
Re: Further Thoughts.... 448 eohpyratech 23-Jun-12 02:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 442 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 17:17
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 429 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 17:35
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 334 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 17:47
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 309 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 17:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 303 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 18:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 462 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 18:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 411 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 19:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 447 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 19:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 496 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 20:02
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 447 MJT 23-Jun-12 03:12
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 11:58
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 417 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 13:26
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 425 cladking 23-Jun-12 15:55
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 414 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 15:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 331 eohpyratech 23-Jun-12 12:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 419 cladking 23-Jun-12 15:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 378 eohpyratech 24-Jun-12 16:01
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 cladking 22-Jun-12 19:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 drew 23-Jun-12 00:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 462 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 12:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 13:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 308 drew 23-Jun-12 14:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 17:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 333 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 17:43
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 400 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 17:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 435 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 18:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 381 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 18:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 315 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 18:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 19:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 457 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 18:21
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 435 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 19:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 397 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 19:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 19:51
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 413 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 23:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 445 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-12 23:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? - NO! 362 MJT 25-Jun-12 00:05
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 00:26
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jun-12 18:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 395 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 00:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 349 drew 25-Jun-12 11:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 15:01
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 421 drew 25-Jun-12 22:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 22:53
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 drew 25-Jun-12 23:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 428 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 00:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-12 14:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 373 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 18:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 449 drew 23-Jun-12 20:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-12 21:50
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 448 cladking 23-Jun-12 21:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 297 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 01:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 drew 06-Jul-12 17:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 413 MJT 06-Jul-12 22:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 drew 06-Jul-12 23:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 MJT 07-Jul-12 01:27
Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 410 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 06:54
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 464 MJT 07-Jul-12 10:44
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 393 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 17:52
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 429 MJT 07-Jul-12 18:40
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 428 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 23:17
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 379 MJT 08-Jul-12 00:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 414 drew 07-Jul-12 14:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 401 MJT 07-Jul-12 18:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 428 drew 07-Jul-12 21:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 08-Jul-12 00:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 248 drew 08-Jul-12 14:18
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 MJT 09-Jul-12 23:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 397 cladking 10-Jul-12 00:35
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 391 Audrey 10-Jul-12 04:20
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 428 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-12 04:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 Audrey 10-Jul-12 04:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 cladking 10-Jul-12 04:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 Audrey 10-Jul-12 05:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 456 cladking 10-Jul-12 05:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 378 MJT 10-Jul-12 11:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 cladking 10-Jul-12 15:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 310 MJT 10-Jul-12 18:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 426 cladking 10-Jul-12 18:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 413 MJT 10-Jul-12 22:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 406 Audrey 11-Jul-12 02:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 417 drew 10-Jul-12 15:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Audrey 11-Jul-12 02:37
Re: Sothic cycle 418 drew 11-Jul-12 17:53
Re: Sothic cycle 452 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 23:42
Re: Sothic cycle 412 drew 12-Jul-12 01:38
Re: Sothic cycle 371 drew 12-Jul-12 05:29
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 398 Scott Creighton 09-Jul-12 14:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 392 Freelancer62 27-Jun-12 13:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 749 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 11:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 410 drew 29-Jun-12 12:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 451 Sirfiroth 29-Jun-12 14:35

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