Archaeology Odyssey 8:4, July/August 2005

Editors’ Page: Ages in Chaos?

Answering the Revisionists

By Jack Meinhardt

Archaeology Odyssey

Periodically, about once a generation, someone awakens the slumbering giant of ancient chronology, the discipline that tells us when the pyramids were built, Troy was destroyed, and Hannibal crossed the Alps.

This person calls into question the collection of ancient dates assembled by scholars of various specialties, mainly over the last century. Often, but not always, the revisionist manages to win a large following by seeking to amend the standard chronology to square with the Bible.

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