Disclamer* I do not believe in or support any theory regarding the 2012 end of the world movement. But I tought I would give some love and hope to
those that firmly believed the world was going to end on december 21th 2012. It is not all lost for you, and maybe after reading this you will be able
to keep on believing the world will end in 2012.
Some historians argue that there are nearly 300 years too much in the commonly accepted chronology. For example, Emperor Augustus had not lived 2000
years ago, but 1700 ...
Many researchers of the "New Chronology" have developed the hypothesis of "ghost-time", and say that our calendar is parasitized by 297 years!
Historians would thus be victims of a multitude of false data, falsified deliberately or not , since the Middle Ages. The Early Middle Ages (614-911
AD) would therefore have never existed, and 297 years were added to the calendar, either because of a misinterpretation of documents, either by
falsification (depending on the variant).
This would mean that all artifacts (documents, works of art, tombs etc.) Assigned to those three centuries belong to other periods, and that all
events have indeed occurred but either before or after this period. Thus, Heribert Illig, one of the main proponents of the theory, believes that
Charlemagne was a fictional character.
The genesis of the idea seems to emerge with the many problems of dating medieval documents. Horst Fuhrmann, President of the Monumenta Historica
Germaniae recognized medievalist and says that there a large number of counterfeit and suspect documents and notes that many historical documents are
But what arguments that support this thesis?
Heribert Illig (born 1947, VohenstrauB, Germany) says that there has been a systematic effort to show periods of history that do not exist: in
particular the early Middle Ages (614-911). Heribert Illig firmly believe that with the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in Europe (1582), many
dates were falsely (or unwisely) restated. His theory is based on the relationship between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar. The Julian
calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar, is known to introduce a lag of about one day per century. When the Gregorian calendar was introduced in the
year 1582, the Julian calendar should produce a shift of thirteen days. Instead, astronomers and mathematicians working for Pope Gregory changed the
calendar ten days only ...Illig's calculations have him to conclude that our era has nearly three centuries that never existed!
What is the "New Chronology"?
In the twentieth century, other researchers have also proposed changes in the conventional chronology: some varying only slightly from the academic
timeline, others require significant rearrangement.
Anatoly Fomenko (born 13 March 1945) was a Russian scientist, PhD, Professor, Chair of differential geometry and applications of
mechanical-mathematical faculty of Moscow University. He received in 1996 the State Prize of the Russian Federation, but it is best known as one of
the leading theorists of the "New Chronology" history.
The new chronology Anatoly Fomenko is as a rewriting of history, based on the fact that the chronology of the world as we know it today is
fundamentally flawed. The "new chronology" is much shorter than the traditional chronology.
In 1980, Fomenko and some colleagues in the Department of Mathematics of Moscow State University, has published several articles on the "new
mathematical methods in history" in several scientific journals. These items have obviously been controversial.
In the early 1990s, Fomenko draws the consequences of this hypothesis from examples: a series of events were, according to him, recorded several times
from different perspectives, and each iteration, the event was assigned to a different period
The idea of the existence of duplicate time back to the early eighteenth century and Newton or Hardouin who believed that many ancient
historical documents are much more recent than you think.
Indeed, one of the greatest scientists in history, Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), himself had highlighted the problem of conventional chronology:
Official historical data were for him inaccurate. He argued that the classical Greeks had to be seen and to be about 300 years closer to us.
Jean Hardouin (1646-1729) was a French scholar who had a predilection for classical literature. In 1685, he published a remarkable edition of the
Natural History of Pliny. According to Hardouin, the majority of classical Greek and Roman literature was not produced by Greek and Roman authors, but
was forged in the Middle Ages by a group of Benedictine monks. Hardouin argued that all councils allegedly took place before the Thirty were
fictitious and his ex Chronologiae nummis antiquis restitutae (1696), he intended to prove that, with the exception of the works of Homer, Herodotus
and Cicero, the Natural History of Pliny, the Georgics of Virgil, and the Satires and Epistles of Horace, all the classical writings of ancient Greece
and Rome were false, made by monks of the thirteenth century, under the direction of a certain Severus Archontius. He denied the authenticity of most
works of art, coins and ancient inscriptions, and ensured that the New Testament was originally written in Latin.
New chronology of the world: a fascinating hypothesis!
Anatoly Fomenko with,, other scholars such as Heribert Illig, Uwe Topper and Hans-Ulrich Niemitz, began seeking time distortions.
Uwe Topper hypothesized that the greater part of world history was written after the sixteenth century, and many of the events which took place before
1400 should not be regarded as true facts.
In his article "Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist? "Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz says: If some of our colleagues accuse us of being unrealistic or
fanciful, I want to say that this is not a mortal sin to question existing paradigms of science . Our thesis produced new problems and thus new
We must solve the problems of the early Middle Ages Historiography Obviously our project fits into the context of interdisciplinary research. It is
only in this way that we can have the necessary distance. '
This is not the Middle - Ages in history that is in question, but some history of the Middle - Age, the period that separates us from the Greco-Roman
antiquity must then be revised downwards.
If these currents of thought of alternative history managed to shake the conventional chronology, it would be one of those revolutions that completely
upset Humanity ...
So 2012 theorists, not all is lost for you. The Only problem is, that if we are not in 2013 but really in 1716, you still have almost 300 years of
waitting before the end comes!
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