Tuesday, August 4, 2009
How Old Is Egypt?
The customarily ignored history of planet Earth gives perhaps contradictory dates as to when the Land of Egypt was settled. Herodotus gives the date of ~11,770 B.C. while Plato gives the date of ~8,500 B.C.
"Thus the whole period is eleven thousand three hundred and forty years; in all of which time (they said) they had had no king who was a god in human form, nor had there been any such either before or after those years among the rest of the kings of Egypt. Four times in this period (so they told me) the sun rose contrary to experience; twice he came up where he now goes down, and twice went down where he now comes up." -- Herodotos, historian, Book II, ~440-420 B.C.
"She [Venus] founded your city [Athens] a thousand years before ours [Sais], receiving from the Earth and Hephaestus the seed of your race, and afterwards she founded ours, of which the constitution is recorded in our sacred registers to be eight thousand years old." -- Plato, philosopher, Timaeus, 350 B.C.