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820 Assyrian A=171

Syrian & Babilonianl1 st period of

-509 312-65 t'ie Roman

486 Pontusian 62 I episcopacy

Pergamosian 168 (?) 141 283-133

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Fig. 6.101. The version of the global chronology of "ancient" kingdoms as given by J. Blair's Chronological Tables ([76]). One can clearly see a strange "gap" or "cavity" in the Scaligerian chronology covering the first three centuries in the alleged beginning of the new era. First part of the graph

2089 -2200^ -2000

-1089 ^1000

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Fig. 6.101. The version of the global chronology of "ancient" kingdoms as given by J. Blair's Chronological Tables ([76]). One can clearly see a strange "gap" or "cavity" in the Scaligerian chronology covering the first three centuries in the alleged beginning of the new era. First part of the graph two types - those which have year-to-year annals of their own, and those whose chronicles didn't survive until the modern times, known only for having been mentioned in the documents of some other "kingdoms featured in annals".

We shall pay our foremost attention to the "featured kingdoms" as well as the different ways of keeping count of years in ancient times, i.e. different eras, etc. In fact, it is this "system of eras" "tidied up" by Scaliger and his disciples that constitutes the framework of the contemporary version of chronology.

The complete list of the main "featured kingdoms" with dynastic currents for which at least partial data is available can be seen in fig. 6.101 and 6.102. In doing so, we retained the terminology of the Tables by Blair ([76]). As for the alleged VI-VIII century, we have only shown the principal kingdoms listed in [76]. Minor kingdoms dated by Blair after the VI-VIII century a.D., were not marked, to avoid bulking the picture. However, the list of "Blair's kingdoms" allegedly pre-dating the V century a.d. is presented in full.

Let us now revert to the basic "ancient" systems of chronology as presented by Blair and described in contemporary commentaries on chronology. In the Scaligerian chronology, these eras turn out to have often been "forgotten", sometimes for several centuries, then again "revived" in their alleged former state. The basic ones are:

1) The "ancient" count by Olympiads, begun allegedly in 776 b.c. ([76], table 1).

The Olympic Games, in honour of which the count by Olympiads was established, were introduced by the Dactyls for the first time in the alleged year 1453 b.c.

Then the Games were forgotten.

Then restored by Hercules in 1222 b.c.

Then forgotten once again.

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