Historic Markers of Traumatic Occasions: The Period of Menophres, Sothis, Osiris, and Noah

In his work De Die Natali (The Birthday E book), written in 238 AD, Censorinus, a Roman grammarian and writer, discusses the idea of the Nice 12 months in Chapter XVIII. He writes “The 1461st yr by some is named the Heliacal and by others the 12 months of God.” In Chapter XX he states that the present Annus Magnus had commenced 100 years earlier in 139 AD. Working again from this date 1461 years brings the date to roughly 1322 BC. That is confirmed by an extant textual content written by the astronomer Theon of Alexandria (c. 335 AD- 405 AD). He refers to it because the Period of Menophres.

There may be a lot debate as to who Menophres was, with some sustaining that the identify is little greater than a geographical reference to Memphis. The better chances are high that the identify pertains to a pharaoh, and quite a lot of candidates clustered round that date have been proposed. The prime candidate within the writer’s estimation could be Seti I ( c.1294 or 1290 BC to 1279 BC). His beginning is at the moment dated c. 1323 BC, inside a yr of the goal date, and inside 4 years of the c. 1327 BC date for the destruction of Ephesus/Atlantis. Tutankhamen’s demise is dated to the identical yr, 1327 BC. Is it coincidental or was there one thing else within the equation?

The Tetraëteris Drawback

Notably there exists an issue in reckoning time referred to as the tetraëteris, the four-year section throughout which the heliacal rising of Sirius was noticed on the identical day of the yr. Each 4 years the section moved backward at some point, and it’s not doable to find out by which of the 4 years of the tetraëteris a given commentary passed off. Censorinus’ use of the yr 139 has been questioned with 136 seeming to have been the beginning of the tetraëteris. If that’s the case then this may produce a date for the beginning of the cycle of c. 1325 BC – a date inside a yr or two of the pure catastrophe which destroyed Ephesus!


Seti I got here to energy within the aftermath of the momentous occasions surrounding the demise of Arzawa. He would have been thought of as blessed by the gods when he got here to rule, for the reason that predominant beneficiary within the aftermath of the catastrophe proved to be Egypt. The small print in regards to the c. 1327 BC eruption will be discovered within the writer’s guide entitled Atlantis, the Amazons, and the Delivery of Athene. It might additionally assist clarify why he adopted the identify Seti/ Seth – which in impact is a metaphor for an energetic volcano. The Greeks equated Seth with Typhon; one solely has to learn descriptions of Typhon for affirmation of this premise.


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High Picture: Epic occasions shook the traditional Egyptian world throughout the Period of Menophres. Supply: FantasyLand86 / Adobe Inventory

By: Nic Costa

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