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Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:2

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Towards an astronomical dating of the pyramids 4
Michael G. Reade questions whether the pyramids really model the constellation Orion.
Relation Between the Perpetual Calendar Based on the 128 Years 12
Flavio Barbiero presents an explanation for stone calendars like the Aztec ‘Piedra del Sol’ (front cover).
Planetary Observations of the T’ang Dynasty 16
Charles B. Raspil investigates Chinese planetary observations between 618 and 906AD.
The Genesis of Israel and Egypt 23
Emmett J. Sweeney investigates the very beginnings of Egyptian and Hebrew history and finds characters and events unnaturally separated in textbooks by 1,000 years.

The Wabar Meteorite Crater in the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia
By Gerrit L. Verschuur 11

Notes and Queries 26
Ancient Egyptian Stoneworking Techniques

Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 27

Forum 28
Catastrophes in the 5th – 14th centuries AD – Phillip Clapham replies to Dick Atkinson.

Monitor by Jill Abery 31

Bookshelf by Jill Abery 39

Reviews 40

A Slice Through Time (M. G. L. Baillie) – reviewed by Bernard Newgrosh 40

Keeper of Genesis (Bauval and Hancock) – Reviewed by Trevor Palmer 44

William Comyns Beaumont:
Britain’s most eccentric and least known Cosmic Heretic by Benny Peiser 47

Society News 48

Personal Report on the 1997 Portland World Conference
‘Planetary Violence in Human History’ by Birgit C. Liesching 51

John D. Weir, Laurence Dixon, Robert M. Porter, Daphne Garbett, Michael G. Reade, Major A.J. James, Dick Atkinson, Michael Rowland, Kim Salkeld. 56

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Front cover: calendar engraved on stone by the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan in 1492, known as ‘Piedra del Sol’ (see Barbiero article, p. 14)

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