Absolute Chronology of the Ancient World from 2840 BCE to 1533 BCE
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Classics
General
Absolute Chronology of the Ancient World from 2840 BCE to 1533 BCE
Absolute Chronology of the Ancient World from 2840 BCE to 1533 BCE
Gerard Gertoux
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Classics
General
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“Chronology is the backbone of history” is usually taught in schools but in the same time the first fall of Babylon is currently fixed today (2016) either in 1595 BCE or in 1651, 1531, 1499 depending on historians! In Egyptology the situation is still worse because each Egyptologist has his own chronology (+/- 20 years)! Such a difference in timeline prevents one from reaching the historical truth. It is for this reason that from Herodotus, the “father of history” (in fact the father of scientific and chronological inquiry), Greek historians gradually established a system of scientific dating in order to write a universal history. Many astronomical phenomena (observed and described by Babylonian astrologers), which are well identified such as eclipses, enable anyone today (with at least an undergraduate level) to synchronize these ancient dating systems and anchor them on absolute dates. As incredible as it may seem this is still not done (among the hundreds of thousands of theses in history there is none which focuses on chronology, except the one of Isaac Newton in 1728 entitled: Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended). The purpose of the present brochure is to give the chronologies of the main ancient civilizations (Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Sumerian, Hittite, Mitannian, Israelite, etc.) with their synchronisms as well as all absolute dating based on astronomical events (which have been precisely dated in a calendar) like eclipses, solar or lunar, and some Sothic risings.

ISBN 978-1-365-28163-1
Imprint Lulu
DOI 10.20850/9781365281631
Copyright 2016, Gertoux
Copyright License Standard Copyright License
Product Details 8.27 x 11.69 Standard Color Glossy Perfect Bound
Page Count 70 pages
Type of Publication Monograph (standalone)
Keywords chronology, astronomy, absolute chronology
Audience University/Post-secondary education
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