Descents from Antiquity Project
Aims: To propose and prove or disprove descents from antiquity. This will involve publishing proposed lineages as a tool to generate discussion and consensus. A final report on each link will be published in The Augustan Omnibus.
The Project may study more than one such link at a time. At present, the Projects include:
Prove a link between the Pharaohs of Egypt and “modern” European genealogies.
Prove a link from ancient Asian royalty to modern descendants.
Other proposed links may be added from time to time. Given the nature of research on ancient topics, it may not be possible to prove all such proposals, thus proposals may at times be left dormant until new research or new ideas make them worthy of further attention. As disproof is nearly impossible, it is not expected that any unproven link will be permanently abandoned.
Funding for the research expenses of this Committee are defrayed by selling charts showing proposed lineages as a work-in-progress. These are being edited to more clearly show which elements are considered proven, which are tentative, and which are purely speculative. These charts should be considered “research notes” and should not be used for research or cited by others, as they are subject to change or withdrawal at any time.
The Project is part of the Genealogy Committee, and reports to the Genealogy Committee Chairman. Members are appointed by the Chairman, and the Project may include those who are not members of The Augustan Society, provided such members remain in the majority.
Joseph Uphoff, FAS
Edmund Miller, FAS
Lee A. Dorland, FAS
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