> But the Egyptians did not have any long term
> calendars. It was their pharaonic king lists that
> provided their chronology
> and this only goes back to circa 3150 BCE. The
> first long term calendars among humanity
> in fact only come with the Greek Olympiads
> starting in 776 BCE or the founding of Rome
> in 753 BCE so obviously Plato would not be able to
> use any of these to put any exact date on
> He avoided the issue by refering to some Egyptian
> sources even though they certainly did not have
> long term calendar in use at any earlier point
> than the Greek. Nobody in Egypt would thus have
> counted the
> years before Solon and certainly not to 9600 BCE.
> I think the date of 9000 years before
> Solon was simply made up whether by Plato, Solon
> or some Egyptian priest. But in reality 9000
> ago was not a precise estimate and simply meant "a
> long time ago" especially since the number
> nine sometimes in ancient times was used to simply
> mean "many."
I haven't yet given up hope that the ancient Egyptians were using an accurate dating system that perhaps like the Maya dates, we simply aren't able to understand at first. If I am correct that they were taking careful notes on rare or dramatic astronomy events, such a dating system might have been very important.
> Once this is realized it makes much more sense
> that there was an ancient civilization called
> (presumably close to Cadiz in Spain) that was in a
> war with Athens some three
> thousand years ago, but later was destroyed by a
> This is an explanation that would make sense and
> be consistent with the fact that people could not
> measure time or had any calendar before the
> quantum shift in consciousness that took place in
> 3115 BCE.
> Yet, this would of course not be the version of
> Atlantis as a high tech culture that today many
> want to be able to reflect themselves in.
I'm curious, I think I've seen dates like 3100 BC and now 3115 BCE enter this discussion now. Can you tell me where that came from? These references are conscious to the last Mayan calendar cycle that ended in 2012 started in 3114 BC (Julian), I presume? If not I certainly should mention that!
rodz and DavidK Ancient Measures - Jim Alison on the Remen [grahamhancock.com] - Jim Wakefield From The Rollrights to Stonehenge
Peter Harris Visions of Time - Megalithic Foot - Megalithic Portal - Geoff Bath An Alternative Route to the Megalithic Yard
Mercurial Mercurial Pathways - Glanymor1948 Skhane.org - Jiri Mruzek Prehistoric Science