The specific event depicted on the Senmut map is calculated to be May 1534 BC ( Gregorian calender ). I know there are disputes and discussions regarding different theories, and I do by all means not assume knowledge about who are correct.
Spaeth and his work concerning the Senmut map is not the established community view, but deserve some interest as it is published by a journal with very high credentials.
Purpose of my post was to add some perspectives concerning Roberts post, and his thoughts;
It would be interesting to find out if the pyramids have any marker to Canopus in their design.
Views outside the frame of mind set by the established community is always interesting, as it is the place where new knowledge comes from. Like Acharya boldly question established view of Christianity and Jesus as founded on a "persons biography", Ove von Spaeth presents Judaism and Moses as continuation of ancient Egyptian knowledge. The difference is suggestion of Moses being a historical person, with religion being myth created around him.
His work is interesting because it presents views that promote looking for knowledge outside "the box" that our mindset impose. I stumbled upon his work when I was looking at something interesting regarding the "mother and child" depictions that repeats itself in religions. Symbolism and patterns are my personal main interest and focus.
Senmut and the princess images are so similar to other known versions that it is almost strange to see them as pure coincidence. This is one example ;Senmut and the princess Neferure
Altes Museum, Berlin
Senmut, triumphant, not found among the writings of the ancestors, great father-tutor of the king's-daughter, Sovereign of the Two Lands, Divine Consort, Nefrure, -- -- which I did according to the thought of my heart -- -- --
A royal offering, which Amun-Re and the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare, give; may they grant the mortuary oblation of bread, beer, oxen, geese, linen, incense, ointment.
A Royal Gift
Given as a favor of the king's-presence [to] the hereditary prince, count, companion, great in love, steward of Amun, Senmut.
A royal offering which Osiris, lord of Abydos gives; may he grant all that cometh forth from his table every day for the ka of the hereditary prince — — who greatly satisfies the heart of the Lord of the Two Lands, the favorite of the Good God, the overseer of the granary of Amun, Senmut.
Senmut's Favor with King and Queen
He says, "I was a noble, beloved of his lord, who entered upon the wonderful plans of the Mistress of the Two Lands. He exalted me before the Two Lands, he appointed me to be chief of his estate throughout the entire land. I was the superior of superiors, the chief of chiefs of works. I was in this land under his command since the occurrence of the death of his predecessor. I was in life
under the Mistress of the Two Lands, King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare (Hatshepsut), who liveth forever."
(Thutmose III that followed Hatshepsut is known to dislike Senmut and his postition as well as relationship with Hatshepsut. Historically this could well be origin of the myth concerning the exodus.)
Funny as it is, and out of context and topic. Searching for images and objects related I found other items that enforce religion as a comparative astronomical and historical subject.
From the Metropolitan museum of art
Birth of Buddha http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1987.417.1
Predating Christianity. Depicting the mother and child, with sister who raised the child after mothers death. Adoration of three people to the left, with the attendant on the farthest right holding a pitcher filled with water for the ritual bath.
Krishna's Foster-Mother Yashoda with the Infant Krishnahttp://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1982.220.8
Enough rambling from me
. Not sure if anything made sense, but in a hurry to attend a ice hockey match. Have a nice weekend.