Yes sir ri! Howdy to all! I have been vegitating for a while, except at the other weird forum that I have to keep operating! Albeit,with a little help from GF! cough!
What have I come up with? I still support the hypothesis that most of what we think we know about the past is bull! But Bull and Sh-t, are still nothing more than fertilizer! Things grow from it!
My wishes, are that Charles considers his work to emininate from the times of the Ottoman emergence into the world stage! I propose that the warriors depicted at Medinet Habu are nothing more than Latin or Ottoman / Byzantine (Byzarre-intine?) history! And, if you want me to to be more specific then they are those warriors, exactly like those who protected David and Solomon (IE Daub and Suleman?). In the Byzantine Empire they were called the Varangian Guard, and in the Ottoman (Othoman / Osman) Empire they were called the Janissaries! Just like the times of David and Solomon, it seems that the close protection of the kings were not fellow travellers, or fellow religionists!
They were, in all cases, foreigners, mercernaries, etc.! All that differs is / are the modern explanations! These were the professional soldiers, from outside the pale, so to speak, who made and un-made Kings / Emperors, etc.!
If one is familar with the depictions seen on the walls of Medinet Hebru, you will see the helmet, or headgear worn by the so called Philistines, to look like feathered crowns! But, since Egyptian art rarely depicted things in real acquisitional view, then you are constantly shown depicitons of only the sides of the persons and their bodies. The same exists when it comes to head-gear or helments. How many times have you seen the so called plumed head gear of Romans and Greeks, as depicted in ancient art as well as modern? Can you realize how they would be depicted head on?
If you peruse the subject, you will even be able to find exagerated examples of the so called Philistine head-gear upon the heads of Ottoman (Othoman / Osman?) Janissaries! At Medinet Habru you will also be able to notice the appearance of "chevrons" upon the uniforms of those "barbarians" IE Phillistine warriors! And if you look close enough, you will be able to determine that the number of "chevrons" seems to also indicate rank!
But, if you look up the use of chevrons to indicate rank within military units you will most likely find out that it is a very recent addition!
Also, the horned helmets of the Philistines are another problem! Velikovsky consdered it well! The Peleset / Philistines / Persians, etc., plus the Greek mercenaries! If thus you move the accepted date of the inscriptions, much further in time, you will arrive at that time when the Greek Isles, were considered Rome! An area settled and fought over by various groups called Catalans, Navareaneans, Franks etc.!
Thus, Charles, the above are just a few things I wish you would consider in the coming times?
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