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Very amusing site

Post by Eureka » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:47 am

http://www.troy-in-england.co.uk/index.htm

"And did those feet, in an-ci-ent times..."


:mrgreen:

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Post by annis » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:26 pm

Gosh.

At least it's not on the scale of the Parthenon Code idiocy.
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Post by Adelheid » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:41 pm

The Wilkens (Troy in England) theory I knew about, but the Parthenon code is new to me! I nosed around on the internet: is this really a serious effort or is it a joke?

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Post by annis » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:43 pm

Adelheid wrote:The Wilkens (Troy in England) theory I knew about, but the Parthenon code is new to me! I nosed around on the internet: is this really a serious effort or is it a joke?
Alas, all too serious. I refrain from linking to it here, since the author is reported to send nasty-grams to people who disagree with him.
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Post by Adelheid » Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:38 pm

I must confess that I am curious about books like that. Just because I'm intrigued by how the authors came to their conclusions and (perhaps the more interesting question) why.

The title (Parthenon Code) did at first sound as a parody to me.

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Post by mingshey » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:14 am

Adelheid wrote:I must confess that I am curious about books like that. Just because I'm intrigued by how the authors came to their conclusions and (perhaps the more interesting question) why.

The title (Parthenon Code) did at first sound as a parody to me.

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Re: Very amusing site

Post by Emma_85 » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:10 am

Eureka wrote:http://www.troy-in-england.co.uk/index.htm

"And did those feet, in an-ci-ent times..."


:mrgreen:
Yeah, i'd heard of this one actually. My teacher was sort of making fun of it. :P
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Post by Carola » Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:02 pm

Adelheid wrote:I must confess that I am curious about books like that. Just because I'm intrigued by how the authors came to their conclusions and (perhaps the more interesting question) why.
I think it is called a "get rich quick" scheme. People who write this kind of book probably used to sell expensive and useless diet pills before getting on to a much safer way of gulling the public - there is no FDA or similar body controlling crackpot theories in best selling books (a pity!). Actually, not a bad idea - I might do one about the ancient Greeks really being from outer space, the "wooden horse" was really a flying saucer......
Sadly, most of the general public would no doubt believe it - what did P T Barnum say about this?

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Post by Bert » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:30 am

I live a good hour away from Troy (Canada).
If I look hard enough, I might be able to find evidence of a battle.
All I have to do then is put it on paper and market it. (I can probably get a government grant to help me with this.)

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Post by Adelheid » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:27 am

I think it is called a "get rich quick" scheme
In the case of the Parthenon Code (as far as I can tell from the info on the internet :) ) I would say it has more to do with a need/wish to trace everything back to the bible or to at least connect everything to the bible, than with making a fast buck.



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Post by swiftnicholas » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:30 pm

I live a good hour away from Troy (Canada).
Don't waste your time, Bert---the real battlesite is in Troy, New York. I think I've also found conclusive evidence in the Catalogue of Ships that Joseph Smith hitched a ride to the New World on Agamemnon's ship. 8)

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Post by ThomasGR » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:34 am

Actually, not a bad idea - I might do one about the ancient Greeks really being from outer space, the "wooden horse" was really a flying saucer......
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Too bad for you, someone had this idea before.
A Greek "scholar" claims that the Greeks came from the outer space- from Sirious (Dog Star) :lol:

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Post by tdominus » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:38 pm

Is there not some evidence that war stories like the Illiad are part of a larger indo-european tradition of uncertain geographic origin?

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Post by Carola » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:37 pm

ThomasGR wrote:Too bad for you, someone had this idea before.
A Greek "scholar" claims that the Greeks came from the outer space- from Sirious (Dog Star) :lol:
Drat - I was hoping to finance my retirement!

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