Sherry Foust
Solar eclipses visible in ancient Egypt
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:13
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Hello,
I have a question that I hope someone in this forum can answer. When did Hatshepsut seize the throne from Pharaoh Thutmose III? I'm particularly interested in whether she used the solar eclipse in 1478 B.C. as an excuse to "eclipse" Thutmose III. A record of this solar eclipse is noted on Cairo Ostracon 12202, but it is not clear to me whether this ostracon been understood correctly (see "Total solar eclipses in Ancient Egypt a new interpretation of some New Kingdom texts," David G. Smith, 2007, pp. 21-22; online address: http://www.egiptomania.com/EEF/Blindness.pdf ).

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Sherry Foust



    • Solar Eclipses visible in Ancient EgyptGreg Wade, Wed Mar 4 19:54
      Here we go again! Guys, please stop bitch-slapping each other in public. We all know that assigning absolute dates is controversial, that's the point of this forum. Sherry Foust asked a valid... more
      • Re: Solar Eclipses visible in Ancient EgyptMonkton, Tue Mar 10 12:57
        Greg Wade: "Guys, please stop bitch-slapping each other in public. We all know that assigning absolute dates is controversial, that's the point of this forum. Sherry Foust asked a valid question... more
        • Bitch-slappingCullom, Wed Mar 11 20:17
          Hello Monkton, I did not invent a king Thuthor in the 19th dynasty. Manetho had a MAN with a Hellenized version of that name 60 years after Ramesses II and 26 years after Amenmesses. Before... more
    • Solar Eclipses Visible in Ancient EgyptCullom, Sun Feb 15 09:19
      Hello Sherry, The time of Hatshepsut's accession is open to debate. I have her claiming to be the king by 1113 B.C. This is a year when a solar eclipse may have been visible in Egypt, so there may... more
      • Hatshepsut' accession.A. Gordon, Fri Feb 27 09:46
        An accession date for Hatshepsut of about 1473 BCE would be far more accurate.
        • Hatshepsut's AccessionCullom, Fri Feb 27 18:45
          Hello A. Gordon, I prefer to rely on the information from ancient Egypt rather than the calculations of modern scholars. The genealogies of the TIP, the inscriptions of the 19th dynasty and Manetho... more
          • Re: Hatshepsut's AccessionMonkton, Sat Feb 28 02:32
            "I prefer to rely on the information from ancient Egypt rather than the calculations of modern scholars. The genealogies of the TIP, the inscriptions of the 19th dynasty and Manetho point to a much... more
            • Hatshepsut's AccessionCullom, Sat Feb 28 09:16
              Hello, While it is true that Hatshepsut is not mentioned by subsequent 'dynasties', the total structure of Egyptian evidence, incuding the lack of any evidence for the alleged years 10-20 of Ramesses ... more
              • Re: Hatshepsut's AccessionMonkton, Sat Feb 28 10:39
                "While it is true that Hatshepsut is not mentioned by subsequent 'dynasties', the total structure of Egyptian evidence, incuding the lack of any evidence for the alleged years 10-20 of Ramesses II,... more
                • Hatshepsut's AccessionCullom, Sat Feb 28 13:24
                  Hello, You are thinking backward here. If the TIP is shorter, by about 175 years, then it must have begun later, not 'when it began'. The TIP is securely connected to later periods, which are... more
                  • Re: Hatshepsut's AccessionMonkton, Sun Mar 1 01:28
                    "You are thinking backward here. If the TIP is shorter, by about 175 years, then it must have begun later, not 'when it began'. The TIP is securely connected to later periods, which are securely... more
                • Re: Hatshepsut's AccessionMonkton, Sat Feb 28 10:51
                  The correct spelling is Uluburun and it was a scarab of Nefertiti that was found, not a ring. Tests on firewood from the wreck revealed a date circa 1300 BC.
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