Our concept as stated above is approximately as different from the version of N. A. Morozov as his concept is from that of Scaliger. For example, according to N. A. Morozov, the main Biblical events took place in the III-V century a.d., which is about one thousand years later than the Scaligerian dating. The results of our methods place these events in the XI-XVI century a.d., which is about a millennium later than N. A. Morozov presumed.
We shall conclude by an example of how the system of three chronological shifts that the author of this work discovered helps resolve certain historical mysteries. We shall remind that the Almagest ex
plicitly refers to the observations made at the time of Antoninus Pius, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Contemporary historians consider this emperor to be an "ancient" one, who is supposed to have reigned in the II century a.d. At the same time, the astronomical facts in the Almagest explicitly refer to the XI-XVI century a.d., as well as the completion dates of the Almagest, q.v. in Chron3. There is no contradiction, though. Let us turn to the chronological map in fig. 6.55. If the total shift is 1053 + 333 = 1386, then the "ancient" emperor Antoninus Pius appears exactly in the XVI century, superposed on the period of 1524-1547 a.d. We shall remind the reader that the Scaligerian dating of the reign of emperor Pius is 138-161 a.d. ().
It is very interesting that the "ancient" Antoninus Pius is superposed precisely over the epoch of the first editions of the Almagest. The first Latin edition took place in 1537, the Greek one - in 1538, the "transla
tion" of the Trapezund one - in 1528, and so on, all this during the reign of "Antoninus Pius" as named in the Almagest The author of the Latin edition deceived no one by inserting the name of the ruler in whose time the observations were made into the text.
We have a marvellous opportunity to verify this result in another independent way. Since the Second Roman Empire of the alleged I-III century a.d. identifies with the Empire of the alleged X-XIII century, and the Empire of the Habsburgs, q.v. above, we can try and directly identify the emperor of the Habsburg (Novgorod?) epoch with the name of Pius. The epoch immediately preceding the first publications of the Almagest- the beginning of XVI century, - is covered by the famous emperor Maximilian 1,1493-1519. It must have been in his time that the astronomical observations were carried out, provided the book was published right after its completion. The full name of this emperor turns out to comprise the following formula tion: Maximilian Kaiser Pius Augustus. See the engraving by A. Dürer, fig. 6.60. A slightly different version of the same print by A. Dürer is shown on fig. 6.61.
Thus, we can see a good concurrence between various methods.
Similarly, in the wake of chronological shifts stated above the epoch of the "ancient" Alberti and mediaeval Vitruvius identify with each other perfectly.
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