Anatoly Fomenko is a Russian mathematician and historical researcher and the proponent of New Chronology, a revised historiography of the world.
Fomenko alleges that the "darkness" for "3 hours" at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, according to the mainstream narrative on 04/03, 33 AD, was a solar eclipse, which makes more sense than the mainstream (lack of) explanation for such curious event, which may well have been the combination of clouds, sand storms and other meteorological phenomena, extending the maximum period of a total solar eclipse.
But then, from the alleged location of the crucifixion, a solar eclipse must have been visible.
Fomenko positions "Jerusalem" in Constantinople/Byzantium/Istanbul, so this must have been a hill nearby.
Fomenko states "1170 ± 20 AD". And on page 388 of New Chronology:
"It turns out that the solar eclipse of 1185 A.D. [??] corresponds a lot more to the real dating of the Crucifixion."
Possible candidates (not in Istanbul):
- 1152 AD
Listed below are all the solar eclipses between 1100 and 1250:
|1||1098||07/01||Central Americas, Western Africa||Aztec, Maya, Muisca, Inca, West African archeoastronomy needed||[ 1098 AD]||[E 1]|
|2||1116||07/11||Hawaii, Pacific||Only visible from Hawaii; Hawaiian archeoastronomy needed||[ 1116 AD]||[E 2]|
|3||1134||07/23||Levant, Arabia, Persia, India, China, SE Asia, Australia||Arabian, Persian, Indian, Chinese, aboriginal archeoastronomy needed||[ 1134 AD]||[E 3]|
|4||1152||08/02||NE South America, S Spain, Morocco, W Africa, Ethiopia, South Africa||Moorish, Arabic, African, Ethiopian or Brazilian archeoastronomy needed||[ 1152 AD]||[E 4]|
|5||1170||08/13||Hawaii, Pacific||Only visible from Hawaii; Hawaiian archeoastronomy needed
Together in the sky; Sun, Moon, Venus, Regulus and Mercurius; Moon occults Regulus. From Western Pacific beautiful sunrise with these bodies aligned.
|[ 1170 AD - Kyoto]||[E 5]|
|6||1188||08/24||"Tartaria", India, China, Korea, Japan, SE Asia, Australia||"Tartarian", Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, aboriginal archeoastronomy needed||[ 1188 AD]||[E 6]|
|7||1206||09/04||NE South America, Ireland, Iberia, Italy, France, Morocco, W Africa, Ethiopia, South Africa||Must have been widely recognized||[ 1206 AD]||[E 7]|
|8||1224||09/14||Pacific, western Northern, Central and South America||Only visible from Hawaii; Hawaiian, Aztec, Maya, Muisca, Inca archeoastronomy needed||[ 1224 AD]||[E 8]|
|9||1242||09/26||"Tartaria", India, China, Korea, Japan, SE Asia, Australia||"Tartarian", Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, aboriginal archeoastronomy needed||[ 1242 AD]||[E 9]|
|10||1260||10/06||[https://moonblink.info/File/EclipseMaps/1260_10_06.gif NE South America, Iberia, Morocco, W Africa, Ethiopia, South Africa||Moorish, Arabic, African archeoastronomy needed||[ 1260 AD]||[E 10]|