FW: Just a clarification
peter_kirk at sil.org
Sun Feb 13 23:07:45 EST 2000
Well, Ian, why didn't you start with these specific arguments instead
of all the ad hominem stuff? Don't you think that would have been more
scholarly? Mind you, I would like to see more specific data here, the
publications or catalogue numbers for the continuous lines of high
priests and the "one totally damning little text". Otherwise we cannot
determine the boundary between the raw data and Kitchen's (no doubt
very scholarly, but not infallible) interpretation.
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Subject: Re: FW: Just a clarification
Author: <mc2499 at mclink.it> at Internet
Date: 13/02/2000 17:24
At 16.01 13/02/00 +0100, Niels Peter Lemche wrote:
>Did Kitchen ever make a review of it?
Here's a little on Kitchen regarding his participation in Rohl's video:
In particular, Kitchen said he demonstrated evidence which directly
contradicted Rohl's views. With Rohl's main focus on Egyptian chronology,
Kitchen's specialty, he provided Rohl with primary evidence from several
vital genealogies of the 21st and 22nd Egyptian dynasties. In addition, he
presented continuous lines of high priests for Amun (in Thebes) and Ptah
(in Memphis) going through both dynasties. Kitchen said Rohl communicated
he was unaware of this material. Furthermore, Kitchen answered Rohl's two
great anomalies in Egyptian chronology?the cache of royal reburial near
Deir el-Bahri and the lack of Apis bull burials for the 21st Dynasty.
Finally, Kitchen provided parallels in the Assyrian King List, The Assyrian
Eponym List and the Babylonian King list, with crosslinks illustrated by
the synchronous history and Chronicle P. Additional links to New Kingdom
Egypt and Hatti, plus markers showing which kings of Assyria successively
built in the national shrine at Assur, also bolstered Kitchen's case.
As a coup de grace, Kitchen brought out what he called "one totally damning
little text" (personal communication) from Deir el-Medina in west Thebes.
It precisely dated the Nile inundation at a specific time, an occurrence
which takes place only once every 1460 years. As far as Kitchen is
concerned, Rohl's proposed "corrections" of ancient Near Eastern
chronologies was dead in the water (Kitchen 1995: xlii-xlvi).
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