Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Uluburun Shipwreck Shaking Ancient World Views: Zannanza and the Egyptian Queen

The Uluburun Shipwreck is slowly -- and rightly -- changing many of the false conceptions that mainstream scholars have been propagating erroneously over the years about the ancient world, especially in terms of ancient navigation and seafaring traders.

Take a look at the About.com Guide about the Uluburun Shipwreck by  , and the links you find there.

I refer to the Uluburun Shipwreck in my book Ancient Signs
and reveal there some interesting analysis
of what was found on the Uluburun shipwreck
as bearing on important questions of ancient history.

Here is a sample;
Zannanza [designated to wed the Egyptian Queen] died before reaching Egypt [but his fate remained a mystery]..... Irene E. Riegner writes about the Akkadian term zanānu and notes that a derivative term Zununnê means "marriage gifts". It is likely that Zannanza was a name reference to a son as "the marriage gift" as it were for the Egyptian Queen, together with the royally laden ship."
The Uluburun Shipwreck could have been Zannanza's fate. We have more about that in the book.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
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    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
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    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
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