"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Abydos Boats and Enclosures Mark the Stars of Cepheus, by Tradition Immortalizing One of the Argonauts of Jason

We have a new decipherment -- the Abydos Boats and Enclosures, which we have found to mark the stars of Cepheus, as follows in the graphic below. By tradition, Cepheus is regarded to have been one of the Argonauts -- Minyans who "went out to measure" the Earth via astronomy in a pioneer seafaring voyage, by our calculations, ca. 5000 years ago. Were these the maritime boats by which Jason and the Argonauts conducted their mission? Perhaps.

For background, it might prove useful for the reader to read our past posting Ancient Seafaring, Megaliths, Egypt, Phoenicia, Carthage and the Periplus of Hanno (and for an inkling of what is to come in our forthcoming postings on a PNAS article just published by Bettina Schulz Paulsson, Radiocarbon dates and Bayesian modeling support maritime diffusion model for megaliths in Europe).

Click on the image to obtain a larger image for a better reading of the text. Enjoy.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Understanding Our World: The Almighty Dollar Still Rules the Roost and Nothing Else Comes Close

The Dollar Is Still King. How (in the World) Did That Happen?
is an absolutely seminal article by Peter S. Goodman
published today in the New York Times (February 22, 2019).

The dollar's preeminence permits (perhaps) a better understanding of our world
than most anything else found written or said in daily news reports or opinions.

Many would have us believe that the world turns on politics or religion. Not so.

Crunching the article's message to its essence, we refer to the song:

Money Makes the World Go 'Round!  (YouTube)
by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey in the 1972 cinema film Cabaret

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIAXG_QcQNU
Lyrics at: https://www.google.com/search?q=Money+Makes+the+World+Go+%27Round!+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8