Expanded Discussion of The HAB Theory |
The culture of the Egyptians appeared
full-blown, without any history antedating the
First Dynasty. About the year 450 BC, the
Greek historian Herodotus journeyed to both
Memphis and Thebes on the Nile and talked at
length with the priests there about their
country and its history.
Herodotus was told by the priests of Memphis
that their records went back 11,000 years. If
they had survived a cataclysm, wouldn't
accounts of it have played important roles in
what the priests told Herodotus?
Unfortunately, the Egyptian records were on
papyrus and skin scrolls, housed in one of the
greatest libraries of antiquity, the
Alexandria Library. Much of that library,
along with a large portion of its 700,000
scrolls -- the equivalent of 10,000 textbooks
of today -- was lost to fire during the reign
of Caesar. Nevertheless, the Alexandria
Library was rebuilt and continued to be a
great repository of ancient records until AD
390. In that year the Bishop of Alexandria,
evidently insane and a religious fanatic, led
a mob through the streets of the city and
pillaged the library of half a million of its
scrolls, all of which were burned at his
order. Not too long after that, the remainder
of the collection was destroyed by the
invading army of Caliph Omer.
Fortunately, though, during his visits,
Herodotus noted some other very peculiar
information passed on to him by the priests...
information which heretofore has been
discounted as imaginings.
Assuming that an observer in one of the
so-called safe areas of Earth at the time of a
capsizing were looking at the heavens, he
would note a drastic change in the course of
the moon, stars and sun. The sun might rise in
the south instead of the east, and set in the
north instead of the west. Or it might even
shift a full 180 degrees, so that the sun
would appear to rise in the west instead of
Imagine that at the moment of the last
capsizing it was nine in the morning in
Memphis. The Earth suddenly began moving
sideways even while continuing the normal
rotation from west to east. To an Egyptian
looking upward at such a time, it would appear
that the sun had stopped in its path, then
moved about erratically for a while and
finally set very close to where it had
An impossible supposition? So it has always
seemed. Consider, though, what else the
priests of Memphis told Herodotus. They told
him with great assurance that in the history
of their country, spanning 11,000 years -- or,
as they put it, 341 generations (Egypt had by
then had 341 kings and a similar number of
high priests) -- the sun had twice risen where
it had set, without any great change in the
productivity of their country!
This heretofore inexplicable statement begins
to have considerable relevance. There is a
possibility that Egypt was fortunately
situated where it could survive two capsizings
with little damage. In other words, two
capsizings ago, one of the poles was at Hudson
Bay. When the capsizing occurred, the area now
known as the Sudan Basin became a polar site.
The Egyptians then lived in a climate not
unlike that of Fairbanks or Reykjavik.
Then another rollover occurred and once again
the sun seemed to stand still and then set
where it had risen, and what had been a pole
became the Sudan Basin of today. The reference
by Herodotus to the sun rising and setting
twice in the same direction fits into the
precepts of the HAB Theory very nicely.
The HAB Theory contends that when a capsizing
occurs, the ice caps suddenly move to the
equator, and areas which were previously
equatorial become sites for the new poles.
This goes wholly against long-established
geological estimates which, for example, place
the age of the South polar ice cap at
approximately 13 million years (though these
estimates were revised downwards, to 130,000
years, in the mid 1980s).