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Total Solar Eclipses in Ancient Egypt - A New Interpretation of Some New Kingdom Texts by David G. Smith.
[A reworked version of an earlier paper, " "Blindness" in Ancient Egypt - A New Interpretation of Some New Kingdom Texts"]
The author offers an alternative interpretation of a specific class of texts which thusfar have been thought to refer to some form of blindness: could these texts record the witnessing of total solar eclipses and could they thus assist in establishing an absolute chronology?
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