84 Two Zodiacs from the Petosiris Tomb

In this section we will analyze for the purpose of the astronomical dating the two "ancient" Egyptian burial zodiacs found in the Petosiris tomb. The photographs of these zodiacs were published in [5]. They were painted on the ceilings of the inner and the outer chambers inside the tomb. Let us recall (see section 2.5) that we denote by (P1) the zodiac from the outer room and by (P2) the zodiac from the inner room. Since these two zodiacs were well preserved, there is a good chance to discover the exact age of the Petosiris tomb. Of course, this date could be another important milestone in establishing the most probable chronology for history of the Ancient Egypt.

We will explain later in this section how it was possible to compute the dates encoded in the Petosiris zodiacs. Right now, let us present the final results of our computations. It turned out, that because of the absence of the additional astronomical information (eg. partial horoscopes or supplementary scenes), it was impossible to obtain unique solutions for these two zodiacs. Nevertheless, there were only three admissible pairs of solutions found: two medieval pairs and the one that seemed to us the most probable, in the 17th and 18th centuries. These exact dates are as follows:

Figure 8.14: Fragment of the mural inside the inner chamber of the Petosiris tomb.

First Variant: August 5, 1227 AD, for the outer room zodiac (P1), and March 24-25, 1240 AD, for the inner room zodiac (P2). We can not exclude the possibility that the Petosiris tomb was built in the 13th century. However, in this case, the buried in the tomb person was only 13 years old (1227 - 1240 = 13), but we do not find on the walls of the tomb any picture showing a young teenager, circumstances of his death, or anything related to his burial (see [5]). On the other hand there is a scene showing the killing of an adult man with a beard. His body is pierced with arrows, while he is kneeing with one hand raised up. Right above this scene there is a painting of a mummified body (see Figures 8.14 and 8.19). Therefore, it seems that the man buried in the Petosiris tomb was a warrior killed in a battle and he was definitely older than 13. Nevertheless, we will consider this solutions as possible even if it is very improbable.

Second Variant: August 10, 1430 A.D. for the outer room zodiac (P1), and April 17, 1477 A.D. for the inner room zodiac. Let us point out that this solution does not completely agree with the inner room zodiac (P2). However its flaws are rather minimal, so this pair of solutions should also be taken into account. Notice that according to the obtained dates, the age of the buried man was 47 years. From this point of view, the obtained solutions correspond well to the scenes painted on the tombs walls (see Figures 8.14 and 8.19).

Third Variant: August 2, 1667 AD for the outer room zodiac (P1), and April 2, 1714 A.D. for the inner room zodiac. In this case, the age of the man buried in the tomb would be 47 years old. Notice that these dates are rather late. It is already the 18th century! Nevertheless, these two dates are the most probable solutions for the Petosiris zodiac. Indeed, in our opinion the design of the tomb looks more like the 18th century style than the 13th century creation. Moreover, at that time in the 18th century, Egypt was ruled again by Mameluks, who regain the control of Egypt from the Ottoman Empire (see [49], p. 745). It is possible that the Petosiris tomb was a Mameluk burial place from this epoch. After the eradication of the Mameluks in the year 1811 (see [49], p. 745), as a form of a deception, some of those tombs were possibly revealed as "very ancient" graves. Such falsification of the history are not unusual.

In every case, all the possible variants for the dating of the Petosiris zodiacs, perfectly agree with the dates obtained for the other Egyptian zodiacs. All these dates belong to the epoch from the 12th to 19th centuries, during which the real history of ancient Egypt was taking place. For the record, all these results constitute one more independent confirmation of the new mathematical chronology of the ancient world (see [100]).

We were very fortunate to have two zodiacs located in the same tomb. From the astronomical dating viewpoint this is an important factor. We expect that the dates shown on the both zodiacs should be close one to another. It is rather obvious that they are related to the buried in the tomb person. On the other hand, the probability of having close dates for two independent zodiacs is very small (see section 6.5). Therefore, if the Petosiris zodiacs were only based on the fantasy of their creators without any connection to the real astronomical events, exactly like it is suggested by the authors of [5], it would be very unlikely to expect any pair of solutions belonging to the

Figure 8.15: Plans of the of the Petubastis tomb (above) and the Petosiris tomb (below).

historical time interval. Our computations show that such pairs of solutions indeed exist. Therefore, the astronomical meaning of the Petosiris zodiacs can be decoded and their dates revealed.

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