Digging up the past

Chapter 1 Land of the pyramids

Chronological Revolution

Peter James and four other scholars, in "Centuries of Darkness", published 1991, claim that the dates of Ancient Egyptian history need to be reduced by some 250 years. (Page 318).

In his forward to this book Colin Renfrew, Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University wrote:

"I feel that their critical analysis is right and that a chronological revolution is on its way". (Page XVI). David Rohl in his book "A Test of Time" published in 1995, proposes an even more drastic reduction.

Such a reduction could mean that the Biblical stories of Joseph, the migration of Jacob and his family to Egypt and their subsequent slavery to Pharaoh, would have occurred during the 12th Dynasty, and for that there seems to be some significant archaeological evidence.


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Were some Egyptian dynasties contemporaneous, or only successive?


Revised Egyptian Chronology compared to the Traditional Chronology