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Sir: No wonder Peter Lemesurier (Right of Reply, 6 July) is unable to endorse Nostradamus's apparent prophecy that the world will end in 1999. In his Gods of the Dawn (HarperCollins, 1998), Mr Lemesurier has already earmarked the autumn of 2569 for "the final physical extinction of terrestrial humanity" (page 109).

His prophecy is based not on Nostradamus but on the meticulous measurement of the internal passageways of the Great Pyramid.

Luckily, Mr Lemesurier assures us, "starships" will descend to earth at the right moment to lift off those terrestrials who have heeded his prophecy. Plenty of time to pack.


Buxhall, Suffolk