Marianne Luban
re: Jericho
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:02
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Rich wrote:

"-- We're in agreement, the scarabs are absolute."


They are absolute in that they provide a terminus for scarabs among the burials--that terminus being the reign of Amenhotep III. Apparently the scarabs were considered as having some value or at least as being of interest or they wouldn't have found their way into the graves. No more being found beyond any manufactured during the time of Amenhotep III makes sense to me as the reign that followed was the beginning of a low point for the Egyptian rule of Canaan. Rebels began to make war on the city-states, killing any princes loyal to Egypt. Jericho, although consisting of several strata of occupation, evidently never recovered from this period. In the future, strong pharaohs would arise who would have scarabs, too. But apparently not for Jericho.

  • re: JerichoRich McQuillen, Mon Jun 11 22:34
    "Why did you ignore the scarabs in your posting." -- Toby "If there are scarabs of pharoahs here, then the 1550BC date turns into 1435BC." -- me -- We're in agreement, the scarabs are absolute. I... more
    • re: minor date correctionRich McQuillen, Sun Jun 17 12:27
      "If there are scarabs of pharoahs here, then the 1550BC date turns into 1435BC." -- me I misread Amenhotep ii instead of 3. Amenhotep 2 would have ended in 1435BC. I have Amenhotep 3 ending around... more
    • JerichoToby Charles Anderson, Wed Jun 13 15:55
      "Why did you ignore the scarabs in your posting." -- Toby "If there are scarabs of pharoahs here, then the 1550BC date turns into 1435BC." -- Rich -- We're in agreement, the scarabs are absolute. I... more
    • re: Jericho — Marianne Luban, Tue Jun 12 12:02
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