Why is the climate changing. (Page 9)

kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Was it beyond or close, the language then was a bit muddy.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: same with the date, early Egyptian didn't diffferentiate between 1000 and 100
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: so it was ether 900 years earlier or 9000
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Seeing that Santorini and the Pillars of Hercules are at opposite ends of the Mediterranean I'm not sure there's any way the two could be confused.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: To an Egyptian who weren't big on long distance voyages, I can see how they would. Remember this story came from an Egyptian historian Solon.

The 900 year date would also tie in with the Biblical story of the Exodus. Their plagues could easily be volcanic in origin.
(Edited by kittybobo34)
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Er, no, Solon was a famous Greek who travelled to Egypt. The story of Atlantis, according to Plato, was related to Solon by an Egyptian priest.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Oh ok, I stand corrected.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Pity we lost the Library of Alexandria, so much history was lost there.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Dates, of course, can get muddled but it seems strange to me that there seems to be no mention of Atlantis in the Egyptian record we have.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Those records span thousands of years.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: To Egypt that would have been ancient history, In a country where no one reads or writes, only the priests keep up with it, then the whole thing burned down
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: We may get lucky , they keep finding middle class tombs that have historical stuff on the walls
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Think how much we know about their history, yet not a squeak about Atlantis or the Exodus.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: They found the Egyptian version of the exodus, thought it was quite interesting
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Really? From what I can see in the story nothing unusual happened. A usual spring in Egypt and a few footloose workers on a building site.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Lets see, from what I remember it went something like: Pharaohs will was sorely tested by the Hebrew workers, dirty and worthless Pharaoh bid them to leave. They left in mass and pillaged every village they past on their way to the Sea of Reeds. Pharaoh sent his army to punish them, but the great general (???) bid them to stop as the water was gone.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: in his wisdom he knew that the water would return as a great wave. When the wave came it was certain that the hebrews were destroyed.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: No reports from the Egyptian forts on the other side and on the way to Isreal saw them at all.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: As you recall the Hebrew version they turned south into the Sianai for their 40 year trek around Saudi Arabia.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: Wind setdown explains the water parting. Remember, the wind was blowing from the east.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: The Sea of Reeds was a huge salt swamp, miles of muck and shallow water.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: A tsunami there would have devastating qualities.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: The Plagues of Egypt are suffered yearly by the inhabitants of that country, except for the last one. As it happens, the tenth plague is the easiest to explain. It never happened. Moses lied about it. Read the account and you'll see the Israelites were shut up in their houses when it was supposed to have happened and were reliant on what Moses told them happened.
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kittybobo34
kittybobo34: Sounds like Moses could have been the ultimate politician.
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ghostgeek
ghostgeek: He was the ultimate con man.
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