5561 BCE & Genealogies of Kings/Rulers (from ‘smriti’ literature) – Part 1

“It is a very recent disease to mistake the unobserved for the nonexistent; but some are plagued with the worse disease of mistaking the unobserved for the unobservable.”
-Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The mathematics of employing ‘Genealogies of Kings (rulers)’ in estimating timing of a specific historical event is rather straightforward.

Event A – Time of which is unknown and thus is to be estimated, is separated from reference Event B (timing of which is assumed/presumed to be known, based on other independent evidence).

If we happen to know Number of Kings/Rulers (X), between Events A & B, who ruled on an average for years Y….

Then,

Estimated timing of Event A = X Multiplied by Y, Years before the reference event B.

End of Theory.

I will present few illustrations in this series.

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