OldTimeRadio on Oct 20 2008, 03:48 AM, said:
As for Herodotus, his greatness lies not in his errors (which were always intelligent ones, such as his quite reasoned but erroneous theories as to the origins of the annual flooding of the Nile) but for the things he got right.
It's a little like Pliny the Elder theorizing that the Sun is six million miles from the Earth, in opposition to the commonly-held view of his contemporaries that it is a mere 200 miles distant. (And some believed only 20!) Do we condemn Pliny for his ignorance or praise him for bringing us exponentially closer to the truth?
the turin papyrus is a geological map drawn in 1160 BC by the well-known Scribe-of-the-Tomb Amennakhte, son of Ipuy for a geological expedition for Ramses IV, as such it makes no mention of dates at all.
the sumerian king list goes back as far as about 3500bce.
perhaps you'd like to check your facts and get back to us