|allegory of world history, with chronology, genealogy among others, by Bernard Picart 1720|
The following fragments - in order of appearance in manuscript - are relevant for reconstruction of chronology. (More fragments will be added, as well as discussion.)
A. Hidde Oera Linda
[00a/16] NÉI ÁTLAND SVNKEN IS. THÀT THRJA THÛSOND-FJVWER HVNDRED ÀND NJUGON ÀND FJVWERTIGOSTE JÉR.
THAT IS NÉI KERSTEN RÉKNONG THAT TVELF.HVNDRED. SEX ÀND FIFTIGOSTE JÉR.
in the three thousand, four hundred, forty-ninth year after Atland sank.
That is in Christian reckoning the twelve hundred and fifty-sixth year.
(3449 - 1256 - 1* = 2192 BCE) *year 'zero': 2192 BCE + 1 + 1256 CE = 3449 a.a.s.
B. Liko Ovira Linda
[00b/23] ACHT.HONDRED ÀND THRJU JÈR, NÉI KERSTEN BIGRIP.
year eight hundred and three in Christian understanding.
(1256* - 803 = 453 years before Hidde wrote) * see A (also, see note below)
1a. Council in Confusion
[001/02] THRITTICH JÉR ÀFTERE DÉI THÀT THJU FOLKS MODER VMBROCHT WAS
Thirty years after the day that the folk mother was killed
(588* - 30 = 558 BCE) *see 11b
2a. Vesta, Take up your Stylus
[006/01] THÀT WAS FRYA HIS DÉI
ÀND TO THÉRE STONDE WAS.T VRLÉDEN SJVGUN WÁRA SJVGUN JÉR. THAT FÀSTA WAS ANSTÀLD AS FOLK.MODER
NÉI FRYA.S JÉRTA.
It was Frya's Day,
seven times seven years since Vesta had been ordained as folk mother
by Frya's desire.
(this fragment seems to rather be mythological than historical - it was added here to demonstrate the use of symbolic numbers: 7 x 7 = 49 years)
7b. How Aldland Sank
[049/25] ÁLDLAND. TRVCH THA STJÛRAR ÁTLAND HÉTEN SVNK NÍTHER
Aldland — or ‘Atland’ as the steersmen say — sank down
(2192 BCE) see A
8a. Magyars and Finns
[050/31] 100 ÀND 1 JÉR NÉI THAT ALD.LAND SVNKEN IS
One hundred and one years after Aldland sank
(2192* - 101 = 2091 BCE) *see A
[note: 101 = prime number]
[052/22] ACHTTANTICH JÉR FORTHER
Eighty years later
(2091 - 80 = 2011 BCE)
9a1. The War of Kelta and Minerva
[062/08] 563 JÉR NÉI ALD.LAND SVNKEN IS.
Five hundred and sixty-three years after Aldland sank
(2192* - 563 = 1629 BCE) *see A
[note: 563 = prime number]
9b. Jon and Minerva Resettle
[068/19] 10 JÉR ÀFTER JON WÉI.BRIT WAS
Ten years after Jon had left
(1629* - 10 = 1619 BCE) *see 9a1
9c. The Gerdmen Move to Punjab
[074/20] ET LESTE LÁNDON HJA ET PAN'G.AB (...) HÍR SETON HJA HJARA SELVA NITHAR
At last they landed at Punjab (...) Here they settled
(1551 BCE) see 14d1
10a. Ulysses’ Quest for a Lamp
[075/08] AN THA JÉRA 1000 ÀND 5 NÉI ÁLDLAND SVNKEN IS
In the year one thousand and five after Aldland sank
(2192* - 1005 = 1187 BCE) *see A
[1005 = 15 x 67]
11a. Denmarks Lost
[079/13] 1600 ÀND 2 JÉR NÉI ALDLAND VRGVNGON IS.
sixteen hundred and two years after Aldland perished.
(2192* - 1602 = 590 BCE) *see A
[note: 1602 = 18 x 89]
11b. Death of Frana/ 11c. Death of the Magus
[082/01] TWA JÉR NÉIDAM KÉM THENE MÁGÍ
Two years later, the magus came
(590* - 2 = 588 BCE) *see 11a
14a. Frederick: Fryasland Swamped
[117/19] THÀT SKÉD 1888 JÉR NÉI THÀT ÁTLÁND SVNKEN WAS.
All this happened 1888 years after Atland sank.
(2192* - 1888 = 304 BCE) *see A
[note: 1888 = 32 x 59] NB This chapter has a detailed internal chronology (month-wise).
14b. Gosa: Expulsion of the Blacks
[117/20] IN 282 JÉR NÉDON WI NÉN ÉRE.MODER NAVT HAT
For 282 years we had not had an honored mother
(304* + 282 = 586** BCE) *see 14a, **compare 11b
[note: 282 = 6 x 47]
14c. A Fleet Arrives
[119/02] TWA JÉR NÉITHAT GOSA MODER WRDE
Two years after Gosa had become mother
(304* - 2 = 302 BCE) *see 14a
14d1. Alexander the King
[120/15] NEI THÀT WI 12 MEL 100 ÀND TWIA.12 JÉR BI THA FIF WÉTRUM SÉTEN HÉDE (...) KÉM ALEXANDRE THAM KÉNING
After we had lived at the Five Waters [Punjab] for twelve hundred and twice twelve years (...) Alexander the king came
(1224 + 327* = 1551 BCE) * convential dating of arrival Alexander at Indus
14d2. Demetrius and Friso
[Note: various names and events mentioned, known from conventional history: Nearchus, Demetrius, Antigonus, Ptolomeus, etc./ Friso and family also known from 'fantastic' Dutch-Frisian histories]
[130/23] VNDERA TIDA THAT VS LAND DEL SÉG
While our lands sank
(304 BCE) see 14a
15b2. Yesus or Buda of Kashmir
[136/08] 16 WÁRA 100 JÉR LÉDEN IS ÁTLAND SVNKEN. ÀND TO THÉRA TIDUM BÉRADE THÉR AWAT HWÉRVPPA NIMMAN RÉKNED NÉDE.
It was sixteen hundred years since Atland sank, when something happened that no one had expected.
(Literally: ‘16 Times 100 years ago Atland has sunk, and in those times something happened that no one had expected.’ — It would not make sense when this ‘something’ happened when Atland sank, because all dating is relative to the sinking of Atland. It would simply have been: ‘When Atland sank...’.)
(2192* - 1600 = 592 BCE) *see A
= = = = =
Note to B. Liko Ovira Linda
It is remarkable that Liko writes "they want to obliterate all traces of our ancestral heritage" and yet dates his writing by referring to the year in 'KERSTEN' reckoning: 803, rather than using the system 'after Atland sank'. Had the latter system already gotten out of use? In that case, how trustworthy is the key provided by Hidde on page 00a, using both systems (1256 KERSTEN and 3449 ÁTLAND)? If Yesus/Buda is the same as Buddha, than ca. 600 BCE seems to be right. Also, if Friso's fleet arrived ca. 300 BCE, then this corresponds with the conventional dating of Alexander the Great.
On the other hand, there are good arguments for theories in which the first millennium was in fact considerably shorter than 1000 years (at least 300 up to perhaps 700 years). See for excample Toronto 2016 lecture by dr. Gunnar Heinsohn and listen to the 1 hour interview in German of dr. Herbert Illig.