Dr Zahi Hawass, who promotes himself as “the world’s most famous Egyptologist” demonstrated stunning ignorance of crucial developments in archaeology in this exchange with me on 22 April. This second video is even more explosive and revealing than the first.
The Philae has landed. Forty five years after “one giant leap for mankind” was made by the United States in a race against the Soviet Union, the European Space Agency placed its robotic science vessel on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – an object 300 million miles away, traveling 85,000 miles an hour, and only 2.5 miles across.
The Maya respect for time depicts each person as a biological individual or member of a legacy and as an element of time cycles. A person is not only a singular or individual sequential occurrence in a historical time line but an eternal protagonist embedded and participating in recurring events in vast cycles of time as well.