Radiocarbon dating the pyramids

During the past years Osmanagic feverishly sought some organic material on the pyramids for radiocarbon dating in order to be able to determine the approximate age of the structures.Finally, the organic material was found during summer excavations 2010 at Sonda 20 on Bosnia’s Moon Pyramid.Backed by experts from other countries like Italy, Russia and Egypt, who unanimously confirmed the existence of the Bosnian pyramids, the attacks of those who spoke out against the project seem to have ceased - Osmanagic said.The hardheaded pyramid researcher got these days yet another important confirmation, whether anyone likes it or not.The Royal list of Abydoss (Right) - In the hall of records at the temple of Abydos, Seti I and his young son, the future Ramasese II are shown worshipping the cartouched names of 76 of their ancestors.Unacceptable predecessors such as Hatshwpsut and Akhenaten and the Pharaohs from the Amarna period are omitted from the list.Total, 44 years." We are left guessing whether the XXIV dynasty lasted for 6 years, 44, or 990.The names and ages Manetho gave for the kings of the two dynasties we know the most about, the eighteenth and nineteenth, were proven wrong in almost every instance when compared with the evidence left by the pharaohs themselves. Breasted to describe Manetho's history as "a late, careless and uncritical compilation, which can be proven wrong from the contemporary monuments in the vast majority of cases, where such monuments have survived.

Nevertheless, Manetho's history is still considered the foundation of Egyptian chronology.

Originally listing over 300 kings, it is written in a fine literate hand around 1200 BC.

It lists the dynasties of the kings with the lengths of each reign in years, months and days.

Because of the poor condition, piecing the fragments together has proven to be difficult.

These lists have been used to create a comparative dating system for many sites and artefacts by comparing them with the cartouches found on objects uncovered.

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