posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Trying to catch up to the discussion in progress, hope I'm not repeating what someone else may have already mentioned.
Don't know if anyone's familiar with Anatoly Fomenko's (7 volume) "History: Fiction or Science" (HFOS) but if you're interested in "missing
history" and what amounts to a "chronology conspiracy" you might want to check this out. Fomenko's graphs, plates and illustrations are worth the
price of the book. Don't speak Russian? Not a problem, Volumes 1 & 2 have been translated and published in English. Fomenko is a member of the
Russian Academy of Science, trained as a mathematician, and author of a number of books on the "empirico-statistical method," which he applies to
conventional chronology (sometimes called New Chronology).
To make a long story short (but not as long as we thought), Fomenko has come to the conclusion that over 1,000 years have been inadvertently or
deliberately "added" to our current dating system. Put another way, we are over 1,000 years "closer" to the year "zero" than we've been led to
believe by the consensual global (Scaligerian) chronology of history taught in school and university. Josephus Justus Scaliger (1540-1609), btw, is
generally considered to be "the founder of modern chronology as a science." (Vol. 1, Chapter 1, Page 1, HFOS)
"One is to bear in mind," Fomenko writes, "that the 'secular' chronology of the present days is largely based on the scholastic biblical
chronology of the Middle Ages" (Page 2). Meaning, the dating of the pyramids and the Exodus, among other things, adopted by "secular" scholars as
"baseline" dates, are in fact based on a literal interpretation of the Bible.
Lost history, embellished history, fraudulent history and cover-up IS the history of the human race. History, as a "science," didn't even begin
until the 17th century. Think about that. Fomenko quotes another scholar (which I can't seem to find at the moment) more or less saying that
everything earlier than 1,000AD is lost in a fog of uncertainty, or words to that affect. Time after time what we think we know about Greek and Roman
history was "discovered" during the Middle Ages, a thousand years after the fact, with the help of a mysterious nameless monk in a remote abbey
among piles of forgotten manuscripts. Transcribed into Latin, the originals had the bad habit of becoming inexplicably "lost."
A fascinating "must read" for alternative history buffs. What we don't know is more than you thought, which is bad enough. We don't even know
what we think we know.