The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” published a sensational statement made by famous archaeologist Professor Ze’ev Herzog. The duke claims that a biblical period has never existed in the history of Israel.
According to his statements, there was no exodus from Egypt, no wanderings around Sinai, no siege of Jericho by Joshua, and no great power of David and Solomon.
Herzog concluded that the fundamental provisions of the Bible do not correspond to historical realities. According to him, 70 years of excavations on the land of present-day Israel and Palestine did not give a single confirmation of the facts set forth in the Old Testament.
Herzog says that “no matter how difficult it is to reconcile, but the people of Israel have never left Egypt, have never wandered in the desert, have never conquered Eretz Israel, and the glorified state of King David hasn’t been a great regional power.”
An article by Herzog in the “Haaretz” newspaper was commented by another historian and archeologist Yair Kamaysky in an interview with Israeli radio. Kamaysky fully shares his colleague’s non-standard beliefs about the Israeli kingdom.
According to Kamaisky, in the period traditionally associated with the reign of David and Solomon, Jerusalem was a meager city with a population of about 3.5-4 thousand people. “What empire are we talking about?” Kamaisky asked rhetorically.
He also rejected the suggestion that archaeologists simply had not yet found evidence that the Old Testament corresponds to historical data. According to him, Israel is the site of the most intense archaeological excavations in the whole world. The claims of Israeli archaeologists seem to still provoke heated and serious discussions in scientific and religious circles in Israel and other countries.
And therefore, today, there is a real war for the control over information about the past. However, this war is probably not visible to the uninitiated and ordinary people. It goes, apparently, in the countries of the Arab world, where the so-called “Arab Spring” has been attracting the attention of the world community for the past year.
An unexpected review of individual episodes of this wave of revolutionary and pseudo-revolutionary demonstrations and protests – which, in fact, constitute a civil war ongoing in several countries, including Egypt – was presented not so long ago by the newspaper Russian Gazette.
As reported on its website, shortly before 2012, over the course of street protests that erupted in the Egyptian capital, invaluable ancient documents were destroyed. Those documents indicated that the world’s “history did not evolve at all in the way that the Jews had invented and described in the “Tanakh” (Old Testament) prior to the 5th century BC.” According to another version, the Old Testament was recorded between the 1st and 5th centuries AD.
“This time, the crowd directed by provocateurs threw Molotov cocktails and burned the famous repository of antiquities founded during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign,” Russian Gazette writes, “The old library called the Science Center was a part of the complex of buildings of the Egyptian Parliament.
On its roof were law enforcement officers who tried to drive away the raging crowd with water cannons. The provocateurs sent the crowd with Molotov cocktails to this building. An explosion thundered, after which the old building was quickly engulfed by fire. The firefighters who put out the buildings nearby tried to save the historical monument, but their efforts were in vain. The library burned down almost completely.
A total of 200,000 ancient books and manuscripts had been kept in the library. How many of them irretrievably died in the fire is still unknown. But even the reported losses are irrecoverable. According to Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri, the fire destroyed the original description of Egypt, as well as invaluable maps and historical manuscripts that had been stored in the Science Center since its foundation in August 1798. Back in those times, French troops under Napoleon’s command took control of Egypt, and it was at this time that the most valuable historical documents were collected.
And this is not the first and not the last obliteration of historical evidence. In the territory of Egypt, it is at least the third case.”
The newspaper refers to a number of unnamed sources that claim that it was the Jews who, in order to conceal key historical information, destroyed the oldest repositories of information that didn’t correspond with the myths of Pharisee Judaism. In particular, such information was stored in the Alexandrian Library in Egypt.
This library, as it is commonly believed in official historiography, was founded in the 3rd century BC. According to some sources, it was founded in the era of the reign of the king of Egypt Ptolemy I Soter. Others claim that it happened during the reign of his son, king Ptolemy II of Philadelphus.
The library was caught on fire for the first time in the 1st century BC. It happened for the second time in the 3rd century AD when the Roman emperor Aurelian destroyed and burned the library during the storm of Alexandria. In the 4th century AD, a part of the surviving books was moved to Constantinople.
A modern library and cultural center were built on the site of the legendary Alexandria Library in 2002. However, in 2011, soon after the outbreak of the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East, such a “fire” broke out in Egypt that the burning of the ancient library started to seem almost like a childish prank, in particular, in regard to the extermination and plundering of historical and cultural relics.
“Over the course of the attack on the National Museum in Cairo, the rioters took away the long wooden shaft-handle of a handheld fan made from pure gold. At the same time, they for some reason didn’t take the pure gold fan itself,” Russian Gazette writes.
The rioters also destroyed several mummies that were contained in papyrus and linen bandages. Interestingly, those bandages have been inscribed with Etruscan text.
According to sources, the hunt for artifacts of the most ancient civilizations of Ur, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, and other states of the Interfluve pursued to maintain the mythology of the Old Testament “corporate culture”. The most valuable artifacts of the most ancient times and times of the “Babylonian captivity” disappeared from the National Museum. According to the newspaper, those artifacts were able to completely disprove the Abrahamic version of history.
Now, about the Etruscan language. Let us address the prominent book “Gods of Avaris” by famous English historian and archeologist David Roll. The author boldly spoke out against the prevailing stereotypes in Western science. What has long been known only to a small circle of scientists is now being carefully mastered by Western history.
Who are the Etruscans according to Roll? Let us quote direct statements from the book with the indication of the pages.
“The Etruscan civilization originated in Western Anatolia [Armenian Highlands – Western Armenia]. Its founders sailed from Arzawa 10 years before the outbreak of the Trojan War” (p. 554).
“Taruish, Thursa, Thorsenoi, and words with the Anatolian ending “Enos” denoted a person from Thursa.” If we substitute “u” by “a”, we would get “Tarsus” and “Toros.”
“They sailed to the West and became the Etruscans, the founders of the Roman civilization. They were called to-ro-ya” (p. 503).
“Tarui – people from Arzawa” (p. 504).
“Herodotus believed that the Etruscans arrived from Lydia – Arzawa of Cilicia” (p.548).
According to the Armenian version of ancient history, Arzawa was an ancient Armenian state.
“At first, they went to Smyrna where they would build ships to sail to Italy” (p. 549).
“The invasion of the peoples of the sea occurred in 856 BC, in the eighth year of the reign of Ramses III” (p. 183).
After that, it is not at all surprising that the patricians of ancient Rome were named “hay” (“hi”). This name was even used by western nations as a greeting word. Because of the identical pronunciation of the word “hi” and the Armenian endonym “hay”, many Armenians in the United States at first perceived the word “hi” as a question (said interrogatively in Armenian, “hay?” in Armenian means “are you Armenian?”).
“Julius Caesar and the later rulers of Rome attributed their lineage to the heroes of the Trojan War” (p. 573).
“Dynasties and other kings date back to the age of heroes” (p. 473). For example, “Pyrrhus II of Epirus, who reigned in the 3rd century, was Alexander the Great’s cousin. He also called himself a descendant of Achilles in the twentieth generation” (p.473).
In conclusion of our review of Roll’s book, we present three more statements from his book. “After being exiled from Egypt, some part of the Great Hyksos spread throughout the territory of their trade empire” (p. 370).
“Agenor from Tyre, Cadmus from Thebes, Danaus from Argos, Minos from Knossos, and Perseus from Mycenae descend from this family” (p.370).
“The kings of the Great Hyksos dynasty who ruled in Memphis and Avaris were one of the last elements of the great migration of northerners to the fertile crescent region. This migration began at the end of the early Bronze Age (ca. 2100 BC) and ended in the last phase of the Bronze Age (ca. 1200 BC).”