By nameBy dateNext

Christoph Marx
Schulstrasse 17
4436 - Oberdorf

July 14, 1978

Tel. 061 97 91 88

Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky
78 Hartley Avenue
Princeton, N.J. 08540

Dear Velikovsky,

before leaving for some three weeks of holidays I’m sending you some more reviews of WELTEN—they are getting more serious now I believe.

I have just finished testing the computer programs I developed for building up files about orthodox vs. revised chronology. The lists I’m enclosing are just samples to demonstrate the possibilities neither the general text nor the definitions should be regarded as final. I have taken a few key words from Lexikon der Aegyptologie as a basis, and though such kinds of works may be especially worthwhile for entries (e.g. the Cambridge Ancient History for references in English), any book or article can be included, of course. The output, of course, can be worked into any kind of listings desired, and the samples I’m sending you are showing (1) a list showing a particular author’s publications, and where they conflict with your work, or (2) a list that will present to a publisher where his authors should rethink their views; and (3) a list that will show up everybody responsible under a particular key word.

I intend to try this initially with Die Seevölker, sending the contributors to Lexikon der Aegyptologie, who’s articles are being involved, a reading copy plus their “personal” list, with a recapitulation to the publisher at the same time. For the media I expect such listings may have a special appeal for providing definite data about conflicting views on a variety of interesting points.

How is Ramses selling? I hope to see my first copy when in London next week.

Kind regards and friendly greetings, yours


By nameBy dateNext