INTRODUCTION History

Gymnasium beta
My highschool was a very particular education: the gymnasium beta old style. That meant 13 examination subjects, including 6 languages (Greek, Latin, English, French, German and Dutch) despite the fact that it was a beta education, focusing on mathematics, physics and chemics!

My diploma did not say: “graduated” (from highschool), but “admitted” (to university).

The school was a remnant of the idea of educating children to become renaissance men, with a very broad world view, and definitely as a basis for further education at the university.
I think this site kind of proves that the school did a good job!

I have always remained fascinated by the ancient civilisations, especially the really old ones: the Egyptean and Mycenean periods. This inspired me to dig deeper into two subjects, both leading to revolutionary theories about the past.
I hope you enjoy them!

The Cheops Pyramid
I was really excited by the book “The Orion Mystery” by Robert Duval, a Belgian-Egyptean engineer, about the spiritual world of the ancient Egypteans, and the way they expressed that world in their buildings. As a member of the first email listings about the subject at the time (we are talking about the nineties) I got to think about the great pyramid and the way it was built. That resulted in a rather fabulous theory! Even if I am completely wrong, it still is a nice theory!

Where on earth is Ithaca?
Another book that really inspired me was the first version of the book¬† “Where on earth is Ithaca?” by Cees Goekoop in 1990. Goekoop had read the Odyssee by Homer as a nautical instruction and found out where the beloved homeland of Odysseus actually was, 3000 years ago. A magnificent quest, with loads of proof!

With mr. Goekoop I published the completely revised version in English and in Dutch in 2010.

The page about the project is under construction, but I already opened the option to place reactions.

My old highschool in Breda