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21. Chapter VIII: the Earliest Solar Shrines in Egypt [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... the moment of th< solstice or the moment of the equinox. The most natural thing to begin with was the observation of the solstice, for the reason that at the solstice the sun can be watched day after day getting more and more north or more and more south until it comes to a standstill. But for the observation of the equinox, of course, the sun is moving most rapidly either north or south, and therefore it would be more difficult to determine in those days the exact moment. East and West Pyramids and Temples at Gzeh (From Lepsius.) We next come to the question as to whether any buildings were erected from an equinoctial point of view-- that is, buildings oriented east and west. Nothing is more remarkable than to go from the description and the plans of such. temples as we have seen at Abydos, Annu and Karnak, to regions where, apparently, the thought is totally and completely different, such as we find on the Pyramid Plains at Gzeh, at Memphis, Tanis, Sas, ...
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22. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... media made the most of the occasion but, when reason again prevailed, the curious image was deemed to be the interplay of light and shadow on a natural outcropping in the Martian desert, and interest in the face-like object faded. However, some two and a half years later, imaging experts Vincent DiPietro and Gregory Molenaar, working together but independent of NASA, enhanced the intriguing visage to where it showed startling bilateral symmetry of the facial features, as well as greater intrinsic detail, and, in addition, found that the pyramids were in the region of Cydonia that had been earlier and erroneously ascribed to Elysium, half a planet away. One of these pyramids, an unusual but regular five-sided figure, also showing bilateral symmetry, was named the "D&M" pyramid after DiPietro and Molenaar. It was in 1981, at a conference at Boulder, Colorado, sponsored by undergraduates at the University of Colorado-- not an inconsiderable distance from where Tesla conducted his experiments-- that Richard Hoagland found himself initially intrigued by the enhanced photos of ...
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... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:1 (Oct 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Pyramids of Tucume, The quest for Peru's forgotten city by Thor Heyerdahl, Daniel H. Sandweiss and Alfredo Narvaez Thames and Hudson, London, 1995 The greatest complex of prehistoric pyramids in South America lies on the coastal plains of northern Peru, yet until Thor Heyerdahl resolved to mount an archaeological study after his first amazed impressions in 1987 they lay virtually unremarked since viewed by the Spanish conquistadors over 400 years ago. This copiously illustrated book is the story of Heyerdahl's research, together with archaeologists Sandweiss and Narvaez who write their own chapters on the cultural and historical background and archaeological details. Monumental architecture started in Peru around 4,500 years ago in what is termed the Preceramic Period, with large stepped platforms, leading eventually to large pyramids. Pottery first appears in Peru nearly 1,000 years later but, strangely, had been made in Ecuador and Colombia 1,000 years earlier. Do we detect some dating anomalies here? By the 500s AD, ...
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24. Ancient Greek Pyramids? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 80: Mar-Apr 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Ancient greek pyramids? Yes, the ancient Greeks had their pyramids, too, only they had a very practical purpose: They were water-catchers. They had learned that piles of porous rocks could, in desert climes, capture and condense surprisingly large quantities of water. Take, for example, the 13 pyramids of loose limestone rocks that the Greeks constructed some 2500 years ago at Theodosia in the Crimea: "The pyramids averaged nearly 40 feet high and were placed on hills around the city. As wind moved air through the heaps of stone, the day's cycle of rising and falling temperatures caused moisture to condense, run down, and feed a network of clay pipes. "One archaeologist calculated a water flow of 14,400 gallons per pyramid per day, based on the size of the clay pipes leading from each device." Weren't the ancient Greeks clever? But perhaps they had observed how some mice in ...
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25. Graham Hancock [SIS Internet Digest $]
... in contact with Dr. Archie Roy, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Glasgow University. Since Dr. Roy was sympathetic to my theories, he could serve as a balance to Edwin Krupp's criticism. In late February I flew to Egypt and met up with Julian Hudson and Chris Hale at Giza. They filmed and interviewed me for a whole morning. Present with us was the author John Lash. The focus, of course, was on the Orion-Giza correlation theory. I gave them a detailed overview of the astronomical alignment of the Pyramids and the shafts in the Great Pyramid and especially the associations to Orion in the Pyramid Texts. I also explained the double-lock of Orion's belt and Leo at the meridian and the vernal point respectively in 10,500 BC, which aligned with the Three Pyramids and the Sphinx. I also carefully explained that I did not advocate a material connection with the 10,500 BC date and the Pyramids but rather felt that they were intended to be a memorial to what the Egyptians called "the First Time" of Osiris. All ...
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... to undulate up and down this staircase, an illusion that lasts for 3 hrs 22 mins. In fact, if you see the serpent, even though you have lost your calendar system, you know it is the equinox and you can start correcting your calendar in that way. Now to position the monument on this scale so perfectly that that illusion could be created requires enormous astronomical and geodetic knowledge and I think that this astronomical and geodetic knowledge was a legacy inherited in Central America. Examining the city of Teo, with the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, we again have a site about which archaeologists know relatively little hard fact, though it has been extensively studied. Certainly very little is known about the people who built it. What is becoming clear is that they too had an astronomical orientation. Astronomers have suggested quite convincingly that the Way of the Dead is a kind of terrestrial map of the Milky Way and this again bears a connection with Egypt, where what is spoken of as the winding waterway in the Pyramid texts and other ancient Egyptian ...
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... with a catastrophic destruction around 1300-1200BC. Then comes a brief pre-dynastic epoch followed by a further destruction episode around 1050-1000BC. Then comes the early Dynastic Age of Abraham/Menes and Joseph/Imhotep, followed by a final destruction episode around 850-800BC. The Pyramid Age, the Age of the Judges and the Akkadian Age all start around the beginning of the 8th century BC. It is at this time, therefore, that his second book begins. Summary of Content Those hoping to find the answer to the riddle of when the Great Pyramids, with those mysterious pieces of iron deep inside them, will probably be disappointed but, although they will probably disagree with Sweeney's dates, hopefully they will find plenty of new pieces of the chronological jigsaw puzzle that may help shape their own theory. The purpose of the book is explained in its Introduction. Herodotus placed the pyramid builders of Dynasty 4 just before the Ethiopian era, whereas Manetho placed them some 2,000 years earlier. By drawing together evidence of many different kinds from many different sources, Sweeney arrives at ...
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28. Pyramid Builders and Hyksos [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Revised chronologies for Egyptian history appear almost all still to be based on the assumption that the traditional sub-division into consecutive Old, Middle and New Kingdom eras is sound. Even Dr Velikovsky's original revision relies on this hypothesis (e.g. his placement of the Exodus between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New Kingdom). One exception appears to be Emmet J. Sweeney's recent paper The Pyramid Age[1, though papers by Professor Heinsohn and Jesse E. Lasken are also relevant. Were the dating of the pyramids of Gizeh (the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) to be materially re-assessed from its present 2686-2181BC level [2, the traditional sequence of the kingdoms would almost certainly have to be abandoned, or at least be very substantially amended. I happen to agree with Sweeney's general proposition but his paper devotes such disproportionate space to controversial items that nobody seems likely to place much faith in it. When I got to p. 28, for instance, I paused to consider whether the whole would not perhaps best be consigned ...
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29. Forum [Pensee]
... successful model of a (very) complex system over time is the "order of Nature." We must now somehow learn to fashion our social, political and economic systems in that pattern. The environmental crisis which, given present systems, can only get worse, leaves us no other choice. In these terms, Velikovsky's method and insights, in helping us to understand our world and cosmos much better, significantly enhance our efforts to improve our situation. Charles Konigsberg Professor of Political Science Alaska Methodist University Anchorage, Alaska THE PYRAMIDS AND EARTH'S AXIS To The Editor: It is not true, as William Mullen stated in his footnote (Pensee, winter, 1973, p. 1 5), that "several of the pyramids contain a long narrow chute... rising from their inner chambers at a 30 degree angle" and that these chutes "point directly at the pole-star." Only one, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, contains such a chute, which rises at a 31 degree angle (while a companion chute on the southern side ...
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30. Early Chinese Contacts With Australia? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 46: Jul-Aug 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Early chinese contacts with australia? Readers of SF will recall three separate articles in recent issues relating to the Australian "pyramids." In the final analysis, these "pyramids" did not seem to be pyramids at all, at least in the archeological sense. All of this pyramid excitement was precipitated by Rex Gilroy, an amateur Australian archeologist. Well, Gilroy is at it again. This time he claims to have evidence of ancient Chinese visits to Australia-- long before the Dutch explorers and Captain Cook. Although our Australian contacts have warned us about Gilroy, and his "pyramid&#34; evidence has been debunked, his latest data should at least be laid open for inspection, with caveats attached of course. Since China is much closer to Australia than Egypt, and the way is paved with handy islands, early Chinese contacts would not be as anomalous at Egyptian-built pyramids. Gilroy's latest claims are: ( ...
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