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December 11, 2019, 10:50 pm UTC    
October 09, 2019 01:14PM
Katherine Reece Wrote:
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> One of the nice things about what Hermione are
> doing right now is that I'm being refreshed on
> what the Ma'at articles say … sooooo
>
>
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Replica voyages are problematic. The
> passengers on the replica voyages knew that the
> Canary Current and the North Equatorial current
> existed and where they were; that the prevailing
> winds were favorable; that a destination really
> existed and how far away it was; how much food and
> water might be needed; and that a radio was
> available to call for help. It would have been
> quite a different matter for an ancient Egyptian
> accustomed to the quiet waters of the Nile or the
> Mediterranean to venture out into the apparently
> endless Atlantic with no knowledge of the existing
> currents or where to find them, with no knowledge
> of the existing winds, with no concept that if
> sight of land were lost one might sail into the
> vacuum. Or if the voyage was accidental, a boat
> caught by the current, which is more likely, why
> would people accustomed to sail only along the
> coast have the kind of provisions aboard that
> would last a couple of months? Heyerdahl fans also
> omit mentioning that the reed boat, which had
> started in Safi, Morocco, disintegrated 500 miles
> before Barbados after traveling 3890 miles.
> However, a true replica voyage would have set out
> from the mouth of the Nile NOT from Morocco. The
> distance from Alexandria to Casablanca (as the
> crow flies and thus an underestimate) is 2195 mi.
> A true replica voyage would have disintegrated
> 1700 miles into the Atlantic with the loss of all
> hands. There are more problems with Heyerdahl’s
> replica voyages, but that would require another
> paper.
>
> Plant Evidence for Contact Between Africa and the
> New World
> By Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

Yeah the Portuguese and Spanish took a while but they figured out that going to the Caribbean during the Hurricane season was paramount to 'casting dice for death'.
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