12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2010
I have read the book, and found it amazing. I have the utmost respect for Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett, with their thorough research, and not being swayed by the so called academics. At last some normality to the chronology of of ancient Egypt and the surrounding area. Why is it that for so long, the academics on this subject, follow eachother like sheep, with no sensible ideas. Now the truth is out, and using this book as a guide, history can now be researched without all the confusing muddled chronology. The book goes on to prove what I have always thought, and that is duplication of pharaohs under different names, and that the history of Egypt is not as old as has been made out in the past. No dark ages (as the academics use when they run out of ideas) either here, or anywhere else. If I have one fault with this book, it is not the writers, but the publishers. In one section, about 7 pages are repeated 10 pages futher on, and the phraseology throughout the book, with spelling mistakes and word ommisions makes it frustrating at times. The publisher is to blame for this by not proofreading and cutting corners, as the mistakes mentioned are glaringly obvious. However it didn't detract from what is a groundbreaking research into a very confused subject. I recommend this book highly to all who would like to know the answers to some important questions. (By the way I haven't forgot the important contribution of Grant Berkely, who wrote out the information on behalf of Wilson & Blackett.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
Having Read and enjoyed David Rohl's Excellent Books which also pointed out possible reasons for the yawning gaps in the Egyptian Chronology which impinge so crucially on both the Biblical History and History of the other Middle Eastern Civilisations, I have long been waiting for another book or books to advance his Hypothesis that the 'established' Egyptian Chronology is Centuries out of line with actual History.
I also waited for any response from the 'stick in the Mud' Middle eastern Archaeological vested interests .. result: nothing constructive, just the usual disparaging put-downs from on high!
The ridiculous anachronistic Status Quo has been maintained, as incompetent and close minded so called 'Establishment' Experts Prop each other up in the Chronological Mire into which they have been sinking themselves ever deeper since the mid Nineteenth Century.
In this book the authors try, and succeed, depsite the obvious lack of a Proof Reader and competent Editor, to solve the problem by going back to basics and begin to decipher Hieroglyphs correctly, using a language that apparently, according to the Oxbridge Mafia does not exist!.. This being the ancient 'Welsh' language of the pre Roman Britain.
I wholeheartedly reccomend the Book but advise perseverence or else the numerous spelling and typesetting errors and repetitions of text and argument may well defeat you.
This is a thoroughly good read and is very thought provoking..but a better presented book with a total rewrite by an accomplished Editor (and a more realistic 'Book' price .. The very Much cheaper Kindle Version was read by me), would undoubtably mean a wider readership and a more polished and professional appearance and impact ..although whether that would have any effect on our Powerful 'one track' narrow minded Archaeological Dinosaurs is doubtful ... the arbitrary and frauduleny use of the Carbon 14 data by them illustrated by this Book leads me to believe that if they themselves were Carbon dated they would all come out as circa 1850!
David Rawson. Hull, East Yorkshire.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This book to me represents an important milestone in understanding Egyptian chronology. I recommend it not because the authors are necessarily correct in every detail, but rather, the unique approach, that is, that ancient Khymric provides the most consistent and straight forward means of decyphering Hieroglyphics,and the results are both electrifying and an enormous challenge to conventional Egyptologists. This book adds to the argument begun in modern times by Immanuel Velikovsky, that the key to the past lies in a multi-disciplinary approach, in effect, looking for the logical answer over the convoluted one that often seems favoured by academia. As so often turns out to be the case, the real evidence is there all along. Simply by promoting this approach, this book deserves a wide readership, but offers much, much more!