The result and the perspectives of Ove von Spaeth's decoding of the Senmut map have been shown a great interest and have been recorded, evaluated, acknowledged as well as disputed or protested. The answers to most of the many questions and reactions are presented in detail in the FAQ-list on next web page. The Oldest Egyptian Star Map - the Senmut map Dating information decoded.* - that the treatise on the dating contained in the Senmut star map never states that the mentioned solar eclipse had been observed in Egypt. A presentation of newly discovered data of special importance to Egyptology, ancient history, and astronomy - and, typically, studies of chronology - as well as related culture and science of Egypt's 18th dynasty and ancient Near East.- please, study FAQ: Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map ).According to the analysis, this dating may additionally be supported by the map's record of a simultaneous solar eclipse. Updating Ancient Astronomy The astronomical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians turns out to be surprisingly broader than previously imagined.This 3,500-year old star-map adorning one of the ceilings in the tomb of the great Senmut (Senenmut) near Luxor (Thebes) apparently demonstrates a previously unknown aspect of the astronomical situation in Egypt around 1,500 BC.The recording on the map only shows that the calculated eclipse has in fact taken place. noto a tutti quanto la questione del calendario fosse importante nel mondo ebraico ... By Ove von Spaeth, Independent Scholar, Denmark ( "... but of the original chronology that Egyptologists had long-established for dynastic times. - Being published in Ove von Spaeth's treatise on "Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map".
Created under the reigns of different pharaohs during 400 years or more after the first map, these maps exhibit Senmut's principle of depicting a certain kind of a planetary conjunction in the certain celestial sector.The data encoded in this map, and its significance, has for the first time been investigated by Danish researcher and is published in July-August 2000 in the international journal of the history of the exact sciences, "Centaurus", vol. The map's configurations, which have been considered as mythic representations, are now seen to be depictions of a rare gathering of planets in well-defined celestial positions.The information contained in the map refers to a specific point of time.These can never match the huge computer astronomy programs (important extra details) at the scientific institutions. in the new (fresh) issue of the journal of the history of science Centaurus 2000 vol. - (My research shows two possible dates for the [such kind of] solar eclipse, one retro-calculation with "Voyager" software came up with June 1, 1478 BC; the other, Julian date August 23, 1463BC) ...". Ancient Star Charts: The word "star" comes from the Greek term meaning heavenly body; - Bronze Age 'star chart' found March 2nd ; - Lascaux, France, 17,000 years ago: in star pictures of the Pleiades; - Prehistoric Star Maps Identified In France And Spain; - New Discovery in Ancient Egyptian Star Map ( ...". I have read your article "Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map" with great interest.All this is being taken care of in the treatise and carefully emphasized in the text. 42 pp 159-179, publishing the paper of Ove von Spaeth, 'Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map' ...". this important and fascinating paper - many congratulations on the research ..it is a major advance. I agree with your conclusions as to the general positions in the sky of the planets, the sun and the moon and the general dating of the configuration.SUMMARY, PRESS RELEASE and RESPONSES regarding Ove von Spaeth's treatise on dating Senmut's star map, which was published in "Centaurus" 42;3, July-August 2000. According to the new-orientating, larger analysis: the world's oldest star-map seems to contain information of an actual celestial event of its time.The paper in question was later re-edited, for non-astronomers, to be used in the appendix in volume 2 of Ove von Spaeth's book-series on the historical Moses (cf. This discovery uncovers the earliest exact scientific description of an otherwise rare, but not unknown, celestial phenomenon.These findings seem to be in accordance with a now forgotten tradition by which these younger star-maps were produced only at the time of those pharaohs, such as Ramses II, where the actual conjunctions of the relevant type appeared in the Egyptian sky.Many scientific disciplines have been involved in Ove von Spaeth's project: especially including astronomy and Egyptology - and with valuable correcting data contributed by Dr. Kristian Peder Moesgaard, Director of the Steno Museum (Denmark's National Museum for the History of Science) and Egyptologist h.c.The re-evaluation of this and of subsequent maps, together with the data contained therein, gives birth to new perspectives.By introducing these reference points of time - substantiated in astronomical terms - the appropriate chronology of the epoch in question, which has been much disputed, may now be dated with considerably greater precision than possible before.