What means Revising Chronology?

Wooden Horse in Troy © I. U. Topper
Critical chronology means the study of our history from a point of view that critically questions, analyzes, and scrutinizes data, documents, and traditions. This often overturns traditional views, especially the chronological classification of many historical events prior to the Renaissance. The historical framework we use to organize the succession of our cultures —Greeks, Romans, Christianity, Middle Ages…— is based on an agreement that we believe was worked out in the 15th and 16th centuries. It has little in common with genuine data, and was elaborated mainly according to the interests of particular forces that wanted to create a history which would serve their purposes.
The essays presented here demonstrate by detailed analysis that many of the ideas that constitute our historical consciousness are based on fake documents. Some of the theories presented and discussed on this page completely turn our view of history upside down. The headline page summarizes some of the most surprising findings.
However, no definitive scheme of revised history is offered here. At the moment there can be none. We merely show which stage the discussion has reached so far. Our website offers articles, book reviews and critical essays, always on a scientific basis. Many independent researchers participate in this debate. Among them there are sociologists, engineers, physicists, mathematicians… most of whom live in Germany, where several dozens of books and various journals prove the progress of chronology research. In addition, experts from France, the UK and the United States are participating to an increasing extent. In Russia, too, there is a historical school that proposes a radical revision of chronology. Often the approaches of these various groups are very different, and mutual criticism is common.
The debate is not new, though it has gained momentum since the early 1990s. But throughout the centuries there have been researchers —some of them celebrated minds and well-respected scholars— who have recognized that our view of history is built on a foundation of forgeries. Their discoveries have been noticed and discussed occasionally, but later on they were mainly silenced. Some of their works will be saved from oblivion here.