To answer a question that was raised: "yes, the Stargate tv series is completely made up. There's no elements of truth in the Stargate.' I've talked to the actors and producers (this is no great trick, folks. I go to Dragoncon each year and they're regulars at Dragoncon. You can go and talk to them, too. We got all the gossip on last season's Stargate-Atlantis and SG-1 and some hints and facts on this season.)
There's not a shred of truth in it. It's all fiction. You can ask them yourselves and you can check the "writer's Bible" (this is the series of
guidelines that writers of a tv show have to follow if they want to submit material) on the show if you like.
SUGGESTION FOR RESEARCHERS: If you're posting a picture to prove a point, post the whole picture with the text in whatever language
(cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics.) Ancient art was like modern editorial cartoons, and the artists almost always put text on the picture or
beside it to say something about the image. This is true of Egyptian and Sumerian/Babylonian/etc art. And it's often true of Roman art and Greek
And remember, some of us can read hieroglyphics and puzzle out Mayan glyphs and cuneiform, too. (There's books out there showing how to do it. In
fact, you can get them at your local library.)
Before making speculations, it is ALWAYS a good idea to look at the text on the images and read what it says for yourself. I think that if you
researchers start looking at the text written beside and around those images, you will find additional valuable information.
It's also a good idea to check what the original culture said (Marduk would actually be the "son of the creator god"), including who the individual
was supposed to have married and what he was supposed to have done. The original texts are available online. Don't go on the word of anyone
(including me) -- look up the original source for yourself, please.
You might also want to doublecheck timelines. Many people run into errors in their theories when they try to do timelines without checking around for
a good history.
* early AmerInd traces in America (12,000 BC and possibly 20,000 BC)
* early stone age villages in Europe and Asia (7,000 BC or thereabouts)
* early stone age (Neolithic) villages in the Middle East about 12,000 BC
* rise of the Egyptian civilization - 5,000 BC
* rise of the Sumerian civilization - 4,000 BC
* verified king list: www.sarissa.org... (note that Nin-kisal-si ruled about the same time as Menes of Egypt)
And, of course, we have a lot of writing (which shows that no catastrophes of a global nature occurred) that dates from at least 5,000 BC.
In any case, some of you might like to go back and recheck sources. Wikipedia, while not perfect, is usually a good place to start. Crystallinks
puts up text without checking (it's an archive) and so while there is good material there, there is also a lot of material that has since been
discredited.) Always check the date of publication and don't go with information that's a century old.
As a final footnote, when checking on the dates of things proposed by archaeologists and historians, do NOT assume the dates were established by
carbon 14. In many cases they were established by one or more methods other than radiocarbon dating.