Ancient history news

Sodom's Dolmens

William forwarded details of this way back in March. In their book, 'Discovering the City of Sodom: the fascinating, true account of the discovery of the old testament's most infamous city' by Colllins and Latayne (Simon and Schuster, 2013) ISBN 9781451684308. Dolmens are mentioned on 18 occasions. Some 500 bench like stone dolmens are what remains of 15000 of them and can be found in the vicinity of Tall al-Hammam (the deliberate placement of a large horizontal stone on top of three or more vertical stones).

Emmet Sweeney

Emmet Sweeney has a new web site dedicated to his chronology revision which expands on his Ages in Alignment theory - go to

Another interesting web site set up by one of our members is at ... which also has a page on chronological revisions inspired by Velikovsky.

Another web site for revision buffs is .. another SIS member. See also

Roman Santa

At this time of year we always get articles out there on the Christmas star or on the pagan roots of the festivities and this year there has witnessed a regurgitation of quite a bit of this kind of stocking filler in the dead tree press and online. At one of the more interesting web sites, although there are too many adverts which seem to clog it up, ...

Maps of Sea Kings

Jovan Kesic came up with a brilliant study of Hapgood's 'Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings' - I have probably read the conclusions elsewhere but the subject matter goes back to the 1970s and 1980s and was completely ignored by mainstream. Hapgood wasn't one of them I suppose and had come out with outlandish ideas, in their minds eye, such as Pole Shift (a really no go subject in mainstream). In 'Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings' he thought ancient mariners had mapped the outline of Antarctica and showed it ice free.

AD revision

At .... European oak tree chronologies archaeologically anchored in Roman times are all separated from early medieval chronologies by a severe timber depletion in late antiquity. Late antiquity here signifies the immediate post-Roman period. It embraces the 6th century low growth tree ring events in 536 and 540AD. Was something going on around this time that caused oak trees to cease reproduction? One other way to look at lack of timbers across the period is to think there is a hole in chronology.


At ... a dna analysis, it is claimed, has shown that Yiddish, the old language of the Ashkenazi Jews, had its origins in NE Anatolia. Yiddish was developed by Iranian and Ashkenazi Jews as they travelled the Silk Road (s). Yiddish has Iranian, Turkish and Slavic words and contains 250 words for the term 'to buy' and 'to'sell' - suggesting it was the language of merchants.

Thutmose III

An amulet with the name of Thutmose III has been discovered in the spoil heap from the Temple Mount. A sifting project has been in progress for a number of years with members of the public taking part. A 12 year old girl spotted what looked like an unusual piece of pottery - and hey presto. See

Comet Halley

Tim Cullen has written some conspiracy like articles in respect of Heinsohn's amazing revision of AD chronology - and he followed this particular post with another one today. However, at ... he has come up with an even more radical idea, involving Comet Halley. His piece says that the burned horizons common to the Balkans and SE Europe between 6500 and 2000BC are due to periodic passages of Comet Halley - every 76 to 80 years.

gazelles on a roasting spit

At ... and the same story has been at PhysOrg and Science Daily. Gazelles were a prized part of the diet of Natufian hunter gatherers during the Bolling-Alleroed phase of climate (between the end of the Ice Age and the Younger Dryas period) and continued into the latter, maintaining a high part of their diet in what was thought to be an extremely dry period (the Younger Dryas).

vines in Sudan

At ... which takes us back to the 7th century AD and the Christian kingdom of Mukaria (which existed as a rival kingdom to Islamic dominated Egypt, practising the form of Christianity that flourished in the Nile Valley from the 3rd century until the 7th). Makuria existed from the 6th to the 14th centuries - and was probably under pressure from Arabs and their successors throughout that period.