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31. The Orientation of the Pyramids [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III" Home¦ Issue Contents The Orientation of the Pyramids Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright 1967 by Immanuel Velikovsky. This first appeared in Yale Scientific Magazine (April, 1967). A little consideration reveals that, should the terrestrial axis be turned tomorrow into a new astronomical direction by any angle of inclination toward the ecliptic, the Great Pyramid would remain properly oriented to the north and south poles; there would be a new celestial pole and, if so positioned, a new polar star, but the pyramid would remain with two of its sides aligned with the geographical poles. Should the terrestrial axis be turned by anything like 180, north and south would change places (a hieroglyphic text quoted in Worlds in Collision, p. 107: "The south becomes north, and the Earth turns over"), but the pyramid would not be disoriented. Actually, quite a number of authors of classical antiquity refer to earlier changes in the inclination of. the terrestrial axis ...
32. Chapter XXXII: the Early Temple and Great Pyramid Builders [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter XXXII The Early Temple and Great Pyramid Builders In previous chapters I have referred to the difference in astronomical thought evidenced by the solstitial solar worship at Thebes as opposed to the non-solstitial solar worship at Annu, and again by the observations of southern stars above Thebes as opposed to observations of high northern stars below. There is still another fundamental difference to be signalised, and that is the building in some cases of pyramids, with or without associated temples, east and west true. It will perhaps be generally conceded that the differences in thought indicated by the building or non-building of colossal pyramids are greater than those indicated by the two other differentia to which I have referred, and on this ground I propose to enter upon this point at some length. We may first inquire if there be any other class of considerations which can be utilised to continue the discussion of the question thus raised on astronomical grounds. It is obvious that if sufficient tradition exists to permit us to associate the different classes of structures which have been studied astronomically with definite periods of Egyptian ...
33. Checking Out Those Australian Pyramids [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 44: Mar-Apr 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Checking Out Those Australian Pyramids Several Australian readers have been kind enough to send this item about the Australian pyramids reported in SF#41, especially the one at Gympie, Queensland. The article's author, T. Wheeler, personally checked out the Gympie pyramid, the other supposedly ancient artifacts found in the area, and the testimonies of authorities and old-timers in the Gympie area. His results: "What are we left with? The facts are (probably) that the Gympie 'Golden' pyramid is actually an ordinary hill terraced by early Italian immigrants for viniculture that has been disfigured by erosion and the removal of stone from the retaining walls for use elsewhere; the stone wall around Gympie's Surface Hill Uniting Church is exactly what the Rev Mr Geddes says it is-- a wall made from irregular, freshly quarried stone. The 'Gympie Ape/Iron Man' statue was carved by a Chinese gold prospector and later abandoned ...
34. A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors [Aeon Journal $]
... were unformed or, at best, vague." [94 Thus while, because of those vases, Naram-Sin might possibly be tied to the 5th or 6th Dynasty, Narmer cannot reasonably be. There is then Heinsohn's concocted date of -750, to which he has attempted to tie Ninos/Nimrod/Naram-Sin, which, under his scheme, would also apply to Narmer, as well as the 5th and 6th Dynasties. And what, then, of the intervening 1st to 4th Dynasties? [95 The Pyramid Builders The Giza pyramids. Does Heinsohn really believe that the pyramid of Mycerinus, shown above to the right, was the work of a Greek whore? The 5th and 6th Dynasties of Egypt constituted part of the pyramid-building period of what is termed the Old Kingdom. The pyramids of Sahure, Neferikare, Neferefre, Niuserre, all at Abu Sir, plus the pyramids of Isesi, Unas, Teti, Pepi I, Merenre, and Pepi II, all at Saqqara, were all constructed during this period. The intervening years between the time of ...
35. Pyramid stones not "cementitious" [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 120: Nov-Dec 1998 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Pyramid stones not "cementitious" In SF#119, we followed the item on artificial basalt with a comment about J. Davidovits' claim that the stone blocks of the Giza pyramids are actually made from a limey cement and poured on-site. No long-distance hauling and lifting into place required! We have since found (serendipitously) an authoritative refutation of Davidovits' claim. K.D. Ingram et al analyzed stone samples from the Giza pyramids using scanning electron microscopy, electron diffraction by X-rays, powder X-ray diffraction, inductive coupled plasmography, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and other techniques. Their conclusion: "...the pyramids are made of limestone and are not cementitious in nature." (Ingram, Kevin D., et al; "The Pyramids-- Cement or Stone?" Journal of Archaeo logical Science, 20:681, 1993.) From Science Frontiers #120, NOV-DEC 1998.© 1998-2000 William R ...
36. The Pyramids: an enigma solved [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1991 No 2 (Jan 1992) Home¦ Issue Contents REVIEWS The Pyramids: an enigma solved by Joseph Davidovits and Margie Morris (New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 1988) The question of how the pyramids and other monumental Egyptian works were constructed has long been the subject of speculation which has been fuelled by many problems. Given the hardness of the stone and the lack of iron or bronze in the Egyptian Old Kingdom, how were the massive blocks (and statues and coffins) cut with such precision and with no visible tool marks? How were such massive blocks transported and raised, especially in only a few decades? Other problems abound. As Davidovits points out, none of the various explanations that are proffered resolve all the problems in a believable manner, leading even to far-fetched suggestions that extra-terrestrials aided the Egyptians. Davidovits provides an answer that is at once elegant and simple- the pyramid stones were not hewn and sculptured. They are, instead, a form of cement, known as geopolymers ...
37. The Atlantis Blueprint [SIS Internet Digest $]
... - Percy Fawcett's Amazon quest for Atlantean cities- Easter Island, Teotihuacan, Tula, Copan, Quirgua, Lubaantum and Quito on the Giza Prime Meridian- locating Fawcett's Atlantean cities using the blueprint- Canterbury Cathedral on a sacred site. Chapter Four: Thoth's Holy Chamber. Herodotus and the Great Pyramid- Al-Mamum's break and entry- Christopher Dunn and the pyramid- a magical spell cast upon Thoth's Holy Chamber- The Secrets of Alkazar- misdirection- David Furlong and phi at Giza- a Fibonacci spiral running through the tips of the pyramids- red granite in front of the Sphinx- 28 degrees at Giza- breaking the spell that hides Thoth's Holy Chamber. Chapter Five: 6,000 Degrees Celsius. Nine skeletons in the Libyan Desert- the mystery of tektites- bore holes and high temperatures- Lord Rennell contacts Hapgood- 6,000 degrees Celsius- powdered metallurgy- Shawn Montgomery introduces Rand to Brown's Gas- alchemy and glass- Jules Verne's prediction- Yull Brown escapes the Iron Curtain- Shawn interviews Brown- gold mining in the Americas- portable forges ...
38. The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1995 No 2 (June 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert Heinemann, 1994 (hardback), Mandarin, 1995 (paperback) This book came out in a blaze of publicity which appears to have fizzled away. It was Book of the Month in the Ancient History Book Club and appeared on BBC television as another 'solve the riddle of the pyramids' theories. However Bauval and Gilbert have taken a look upstairs and at last astronomy and the sky have begun to be taken seriously as important features of the past. Basically, their premise is that the pyramids were constructed on a stellar pattern founded around a stellar myth that involved the sister wife deities of Osiris and Isis. The three large pyramids, they claim, exactly mirror the alignment of the three stars of Orion's belt (= Osiris). So far so good- the diagrams seem to match. They then go on to suggest all the lesser pyramids of dynasty 3 and those of dynasty 4 form part of ...
39. The Australian Pyramids [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 41: Sep-Oct 1985 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects The Australian Pyramids "Standing in the bushland some distance from the town of Gympie in southern Queensland, is a crudelybuilt, 40-metre-tall terraced stone pyramidal structure which, I believe, will one day help to alter the history of Australia-- to prove that, 3,000 years ago, joint Egyptian and Phoenician mineral-seeking expeditions established mining colonies here." Thus runs the lead paragraph of an article in a popular Australian publication. This purported pyramid boasts 18 recognizable terraces. The bottom 14 terraces are built from rather small stones; but the top four consist of slabs weighing up to 2 tons. Trees as old as 600 years poke up through the stones, attesting to a pre-European origin. Another much larger pyramid inhabits dense scrubland near Sydney. The claim that these admittedly crude structures are Egyptian is based upon the discovery of artifacts in the area with Egyptian and Phoenician characteristics; i.e., a stone idol resembling ...
40. Chapter II. The First Glimpses of Egyptian Astronomy [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... to occur in the right place, standing fifth in order. The third sign in Ptolemaios must be an o, and the fourth an l. Now the lion for l occurs second in Cleopatra, and the knotted cord for o fourth. In this way, proceeding by comparison with other names, that of Alexander, or Alksantrs, was next discovered, and by degrees the whole Egyptian alphabet was recovered. What had come down the stream of ages and were universally recognised as unsurpassed memorials of a mysterious past were the famous pyramids, successively described by Herodotus, Diodorus and Pliny among classical, and Abd el-Latîf among Arabian, chroniclers. Although the rifling of the most important of these structures for the purpose of finding treasure dates at least as -far back as 820 A.D the Khalîf El-Mamun being the destroyer. the scientific study of their mode and objects of construction is a work of quite modern times, and may be said to have been inaugurated by Colonel Howard Vyse in 1839. Much that has been written has been wild and nonsensical, but from the ...
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