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1875 edition. Excerpt: ... Man Las been present at the climacteric
and geological evolutions, which have made their work with the help
of millions of years. In the ancient alluvions, belonging to the
quaternary epoch, there have been taken out fossils and
extinguished species of animals, human bones, found with remains of
mastodons and rhinoceros, hatchets, points of arrows made with
silex, and thousands of specimens of the primitive industry, which
bear the indisputable mark of man's hand. In considering the past
under that point of view, we are allowed to state, tbat the
community of astronomical ideas among the old nations of the
antiquity, must proceed from an anterior antiquity. However, the
state of minds to which the origin of that community answers, is
not a primordial state. The Chaldean period of 432,000 years, and
the period of 30,000 years which the Egyptians counted from the
commencement of Typhon to the death of Osiris, are generally known.
The chronologist, to reconcile these enormous accumulations of
years with the exigencies of their systems, have some of them,
taken each year to mean a day, and others a lunar month. It will be
seen by the dissertations to which these periods have given rise,
that opinions vary as to their duration. The generally accepted
view in our time, fixes the Chaldean period at 432,000 days, and
the Egyptian period at 2,424 solar years. In the colleges, a
totally different interpretation prevails. There, they are treated
as fables, invented by national vanity, to push back beyond
reasonable limits, the antiquity of the political existence of
Chaldea and Egypt. This explanation refutes itself, if we consider
that these long periods are found precisely in the recitals of
those races who studied astronomy. The 432,000 years of the...
|Country of origin:
Pierre E. Trastour
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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