Ramses II and His Times

Ramses II and His Time, like Ages in Chaos and Peoples of the Sea it can be read independently, but taken as a whole the series carries a monolithic oneness and compels the reader toward agreement with the rewriting of history which Velikovsky considers his opus magnum.

This book settles many problems of historical magnitude. Who were the enigmatic Hittites? Who was Pharaoh Necho, the opponent of Nebuchadnezzar at the battle of Carchemish? Where did the battle of Kadesh take place? When was King Ahiram entombed at Byblos -- in the thirteenth century, as many historians claim, or in the seventh century, as others claim?

Ramses II and His Times is a kind of detective story, in which the personae are real historical figures.

For more than thirty-five years Immanuel Velikovsky has worked on a radical reconstruction of ancient history. When the work was in its initial stage, Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, the late chairman of Harvard's Department of Semitic Studies, wrote:

"Dr. Velikovsky discloses immense erudition and extraordinary ingenuity. He writes well and documents all his statements with the original ancient sources. . . . His conclusions are amazing, unheard of, revolutionary, sensational."

With the appearance of Ages in Chaos, the leading French Egyptologist and one-time curator of the Louvre Museum, Mr. Etienne Drioton, wrote to the author: "You certainly overturn -- and with what zest! -- many of our historical assumptions which we have considered established. But you do it with total absence of prejudice and with impartial and complete documentation, all of which is most sympathetic."

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Further study

Reviews and criticisms of Velikovsky's work have tended to be inaccurate, inconclusive or just plainly wrong. Velikovsky did make mistakes, but his key proposal, that in historical times mankind witnessed global catastrophes of cosmic origin, endures with increasing numbers of organisations and people investigating his work.


The Velikovsky Encyclopedia The verifiable guide to the subjects, the people, the criticisms, the rebuttals, and the Affair.

Hundreds of articles, many photographs and images. Referenced with citations.

Immanuel Velikovsky The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive. Maintained by a team of historians to ensure the integrity and preservation of Velikovsky’s unpublished writings, the Archive is strictly non-profit and its sole purpose is the advancement of education and scholarship.
Society for Interdisciplinary Studies The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies
The SIS was formed in 1974 in response to a growing interest in the works of modern catastrophists such as Dr Immanuel Velikovsky, stimulating controversy in the fields of cosmology, geology and ancient history. The SIS publishes two high quality journals which have included articles by and about Velikovsky.
Catastrophism CD-Rom Catastrophisim: Man Myth and Mayhem in Ancient History and the Sciences. Have there been worldwide catastrophic events in mankind's more recent past? This CD-Rom helps you investigate for yourself.
Aeon Aeon, A Journal of Myth & Science
First published in 1988, Aeon builds on the works Immanuel Velikovsky, presenting further evidence of catastrophic planetary interactions in historic times. It is devoted to the collection and exploration of archaeo-astronomical traditions and analysis of common patterns in ancient myths from around the world.
The Velikovskian
The Velikovskian journal offers an open discussion of whether there were global cataclysms in human history, their cause, nature and impact of these upheavals. As an important issue in science, history and humanity, it is deserving of our attention. Also features the book, Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky.
The Electric Universe
The Electric Universe theory highlights the importance of electricity throughout the Universe, and explains how the Sun and stars are powered electrically.