Smell of Foul Play in the 14th Century

Gösta Lindwall, October 10, 2021

Is history as we know it, in large parts, a fabrication?

Could up to 800 years of our established chronology be fabricated, and could, as a consequence, the correct date for our present day be around 1,200 AD?

This is what the Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko proposes in his theory New Chronology, based on the works of Russian-Soviet writer and freemason Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov.

I have read about and viewed a video on Fomenko’s theories claiming that much of the dark middle ages didn't exist. Fomenko is a serious Russian mathematician and scholar well established in the Russian Science Academy.

The perpetrators are Benedictine monks forging this delusion during the 13th and 14th century. In essence, these clerics made things up to consolidate history within the view of the Church. My illustration is depicting a workshop with such 14th century clerics.

An early version of our historical chronicles was established by a pioneer in the making of history, Joseph Justus Scaliger, who lived 1540–1609. He is known as the father of historical chronology.

According to Fomenko, Joseph Scaliger was a person that pursued his own agenda of being recognised as being a member of a royal bloodline, worthy of a Prince title. This puts the entire historical timeline in question.

The Work of Anatoly Fomenko

Anatoly Fomenko is a Russian mathematician and professor at Moscow State University. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was born in 1945.

Fomenko has written several books on the use of new statistical methods to analyse historical chronicles, including the chronology of antiquity and the Middle Ages. He has been accused of “historical revisionism” and being “pseudoscientific”. His work on alternative history, New Chronology, has been called a “pseudohistorical conspiracy theory”.

The following is a video that presents aspects of Fomenko's work.

Video: Professor Fomenko and the Fake History

Below, I have done a summary of some of the claims made in Fomenko's theory of alternative history.

Lack of Sources and Fabrication of History

There is no source material from the dark ages. The earliest document in authenticy with reliably dating comes from the 11th century. All ancient documents are copies from copies of hearsay, mostly fabricated.

The history of ancient Rome and Egypt were crafted during the renaissance by humanist clerics, in documents of their own making.

The narrative was to a large extent forged by Benedictine monks during the 13th and 14th century, who made things up to consolidate history with the view of the Church. The agenda of the Roman Catholic Church would also have been to make itself older and mightier than it was.

Promoting Dynasties

People in medieval times did not use reliable calendars. Time was kept by nations following the progression of a dynasty. Stories of how long a King ruled, or how many predecessors existed in a royal family, were often made up to give the impression of an old dynasty.

After a few generations, the timeline was fuzzy and lacked reliable documentation. When making historical chronologies for different cultural spheres, dates and time spans were hugely miscalculated and overestimated. Errors in the timeline were therefore inevitable.

Contradictory Dating of Historical Events

Fomenko points out that many historical events do not correspond mathematically with the dates they are supposed to have occurred. Historical persons and their roles in historical hotspots and conflicts have in many cases parallel versions in stories and chronicles around the world.

Furthermore, Fomenko observed instances of the same story of a historical event, when told by people in different cultural contexts, were sorted into the historical timeline as different episodes.

Fomenko developed a method of statistical analysis to compare similarities and detect duplicated and tripled versions of such episodes.

One of his samples showed that the Trojan Wars and the Crusades were the same historical event. Another sample showed that the Mongolian Hordes, which have been placed under different names in various epochs in medieval and ancient times.

Astronomical Anomalies

Fomenko compared 37 detailed horoscopes engraved in Dendera and other Egyptian temples with astronomical observations. These ancient engravings, supposed to be thousands of years old, contain detailed astronomical information. However, when comparing them with actual astronomical data, their dating was found to align with a period between 1,000–1,700 AD. This is far younger than previously thought.

Fomenko also points out that the alignments of ancient megalithic buildings do not add up when analysed using modern astronomical knowledge.

The Downfall of Pompeii

An interesting finding is evidence that questions the dating of the downfall of Pompeii. According to official history, the eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii happened in 79 AD. However, historical maps, memorial inscriptions, anomalous art, and recorded eye witness accounts point towards the eruption occurring almost 600 years later, in 1631.

Over 500 Years of Creative Work Missing

Creative work, like art and architecture, are said to have been dormant during the dark ages, and then flourish again in the 12th century. At this time cathedrals were being built, among other things.

This gap in recordings of human creativity is often explained away as a period ”lost in history” or ”the hard times of the dark ages”. Maybe the explanation is that a period of 300 years was extended to 1,200 years by the monks and clerics who we base our entire historical narrative on.

The Father of Mainstream History

An important person in categorizing the historical timeline is Joseph Justus Scaliger, who lived 1540–1609. Scaliger is known as the father of historical chronology but also known to make mistakes when systemizing and recording his view of history.

Scaliger was a French Calvinist (an early protestant religious leader and scholar) who systematised ancient Greek and Roman history. Scaliger is proven to have made mistakes in his chronology, and according to Fomenko, he had a hidden agenda to prove himself being of a royal bloodline and worthy of a Prince title.

Newton’s View of History

Sir Isaac Newton also had problems with the timeline, and published a book in 1728 with drastically revised timelines: ”The chronology of ancient kingdoms”. He’s conclusion was that Greek history was wrongly dated by 500 years and Egypt by 1000 years.

Calibration of Scientific Dating Methods

What about scientific dating methods like carbon dating and dendrochronology (dating based on e.g. growth rings in tree trunks and environmental changes)? Should not these methods be accurate?

The problem with these methods is that they have been tuned and calibrated using the established timeline, and therefore also confirm a false date of new samples. This is like setting the time of your watch using a clock that shows the wrong time.

Conclusion

I have just done my first early study of this theory. Some of it may seem easy to dismiss, but some credible facts are presented, and the agenda by the medieval Roman Catholic Church seems plausible.

One must also consider that Russia (USSR) in the 20th century had issues with the church and their one reason to slander it.

In all cases, this theory is interesting and I realise that it takes more research, like learning more about Fomenko’s theory and studying the historical episodes, to reach further clarity on this subject.

This article has also been posted in the Facebook Group Forbidden Archaeology and other Mysteries.

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