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41. Public History Discussion Group [SIS Internet Digest $]
... and others, and expressed in the 1970s by the History Workshop Movement. The group's work has already resulted in one publication, Seeing History: public history in Britain now (Eds Hilda Kean, Paul Martin and Sally Morgan, Francis Boutle Publishers, £10, paperback, £10, ISBN 0 9532388 9 X). Topics covered in this collection range from family photographs to women and the sea, from the Avebury 'heritage' site to the history of the Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London [and the restoration of Stonehenge-- Ed.. Work In Progress: Avebury and Stonehenge: any photographs or cine film showing these sites and dating from the inter-war period (1919-1939). Contact Brian Edwards by email: Second Public History Conference: Placing History, Saturday 12 May 2001, Ruskin College, Oxford. 9:30 registration. 10:15- 11:15am Opening Plenary Session: Placing History Today- popular and academic history Brian Edwards, Public Historian: Forgetting the modern making of Stonehenge. Mike Marquesee: ...
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42. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Jerusalem, March 29, 1976 Dear Dr. Velikovsky, I was very pleased to get your acknowledgment of my contribution to the Festschrift as well as your invitation to write to you. Accepting the later may I ask you the Gretchenfrage? In your section about Stonehenge which first appeared in a ? Rejoinder to Burgstahler and Angino ? (1967) and was reprinted in Pensée of May 1972, mention is made of the ? Slaughter Stone ? (Altar Stone) and its shifting location during the ages, so as to be met by the first ray of the rising sun. In this connex your statement ? the shining forth of the first ray of the sun was the moment ? demands an amplification! My question is: Is it not obvious that the scrupulosity of the observance was not meant for astronomical calculation alone, but also to fix the exact moment for ritual slaughtering? Worlds in Collision quotes from unpublished notes of G. A. Dorsey: ? There seem to have been astronomical beliefs connected with the sacrifices ? (p.?92) ...
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... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:1 (June 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Oldest Astronomical Monument Rivals Stonehenge From: Ron Baalke, Date: 3 April 1998 Office of Public Relations, University of Colorado-Boulder, 354 Willard Administrative Center, Campus Box 9, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0009. USA. Tel: +1 (303) 492-6431. Contact: J. McKim Malville, +1 (303) 492-8766. Jim Scott, 492-3114. March 31, 1998: Oldest Astronomical Megalith Alignment Discovered in Southern Egypt by Science Team. An assembly of huge stone slabs found in Egypt's Sahara Desert that date from about 6,500 years to 6,000 years ago has been confirmed by scientists to be the oldest known astronomical alignment of megaliths in the world. Nabta stone circle site in Egypt Known as Nabta, the site consists of a stone circle, a series of flat, tomb-like stone structures and five lines of standing and toppled megaliths. Located west of the Nile River in southern Egypt, Nabta predates Stonehenge and similar prehistoric sites ...
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44. The Mapmakers from the ice age [SIS Internet Digest $]
... schema, with the help of the following maps. The first map (below) is a Mercator projection. The second map (below the first map) is built according to the principle of a stereographic projection centered on the point X (intersection of the meridian of Alexandria and of the tropic of Cancer). From this point, I have traced the circumferences the radiuses of which equal 36, 72 (2x36), 108 (3x36) and 144 (4x36) degrees. We notice that: The megalithic sites of Stonehenge (Great Britain) and of Carnac (France) are situated on the first circle. The ancient Chinese observatory of Gaocheng (area of Luoyang) and the site of Angkor Vat (Cambodia) are situated on the second circle. The remarkable solar observatory of Chaco Canyon (USA, New-Mexico), the Maya cities of Uxmal (Mexico), of Tikal (Guatemala) and of Copan (Honduras) and, finally, the Peruvian sites of Nazca and of Machu Picchu are found on the third circle. Easter Island ...
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45. Index of Titles [Uncategorised]
... Fallen World Aster and Disaster: Toward a Catastrophist Mode of Mythological Interpretation Asteroid Researcher Discovers Prehistoric Moon Map Astral Kingship Astroblemes And Gastroblemes Astronomer Sees Red Astronomers Find Nearby Stars Constantly Bombarded by Comets Astronomical Basis of Egyptian Chronology, The Astronomical Dating and Calendrics Astronomy and Chronology: An Assessment Astronomy and Chronology Astronomy As Art Astrophysicist Finds New Scientific Meaning in Hamlet Aten- an Imaginative Reconstruction Atlantis Blueprint, The Atlantis Rising- Magazine Atlantis Rising Atlantis Secret, The Atlantis- The Lost Continent Finally Found Atlantis Atom and Oil, The Aubrey Holes of Stonehenge (Concluded), The Aubrey Holes Of Stonehenge, The Author's Note to the Editor's Note Autumn Meeting, The Available from Pacific Meridian Available from Pacific Meridian Avaris and El-Arish Avaris and the Land of Goshen Aviation Week& Space Technology B Baal-Manzer the Tyrian: A Reappraisal Baal-Manzer The Tyrian: A Reappraisal Baalim, The Babylonian Observations of Venus Back Page Back to Instantaneous Polar Shifts Back to the Drawing Board? Background to 'Ramses II and His Time', The Ballochroy, Kintraw, and Mackie Basinger's Lecture on the Eocene Forests of ...
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... , "cosmic" mega-forces interacting as such and with a given biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. High-energy forces and chemical outbursts reach toward the extermination of evidence of a biosphere. Low-energy uniform and gradual forces also tend to exterminate such evidence. The truth of the past thus remains for us in the evidence of niches where high-energy forces acted but were not totally destructive-- mountains that were not leveled, elevations by-passed by cross-tides, humans buried swiftly in a clay that quickly hardened, and so on. If at the time of Stonehenge about 3500 years ago there were a million people in Britain (for they were building other sites as well and carrying on the chores of living), and if we find no sign of them, either we have not searched very well, or there was some catastrophe that erased all signs. The very existence of the megaliths does, however, discount the notion of complete disaster-- there were no Washington Scablands barrier-bursting floods, or giant oceanic tsunamis or Biblical overturning of mountains. And of there were a few utensils ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 3 (Summer 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents The amazing, astonishingly accurate Stonehenge Lunar-Solar Calendar Now you not only can learn the purpose of the mysterious ancient stone structure in southwestern England, but you will be able to demonstrate to your own satisfaction that the monument was an operational calendar that corrolated lunar months with solar years over the 19-year period of the Metonic cycle. Printed on green 10" by 14" parchtext paper, this stylized schematic is perfect for framing as an ideal conversation piece, and has accompanying tet which explains the evolution and operation of the calendar in detail. The Stonehenge Calendar $3.75 N. America. $4.50 Overseas. PO Box 96, Mountaintop, PA 18707. Look for these highlights coming in Volume XII- Some Preliminary Remarks About Ice Cores The Greenland Ice Cores Velikovsky, Mars, and the Eighth Century B. C. Venus and Sirius. Some Similarities The Mark of the Beast Noah's Ark "Beyond Velikovsky". A Review When Venus was a Comet \cdrom\pubs ...
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48. The Reality of Extinctions [Aeon Journal $]
... from about 2500 to 1500 years B. C. This could be loosely termed the megalithic millennium, for it was during this time that the huge monuments of standing stones were set up in north-west Europe. There were several episodes of megalithic activity and, in the resulting patterns of standing stones, we have a record-- possibly the only record-- of a mechanism which will be proposed below as a cause of extinctions. Let us take this one step at a time. The most famous of all megalithic monuments is Stonehenge. But it is not a solitary example; hundreds of stone rings are extant in Britain alone. In addition, there are rows of huge standing stones in Brittany, just as impressive as Stonehenge. The Grand menhir, now broken, was originally 320 tonnes, probably the largest stone ever moved by manpower. Occasionally, a megalithic society had to work without stones and chose to make long broad excavations on the chalk downs in England and Belgium, given the name "cursus." When new, these excavations, which ...
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... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2000:1 "Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event" Home¦ Issue Contents Evidence From the Moon, Newgrange and Stonehenge Indicates Lunar Disturbance by Leonard Saunders Leonard Saunders is a retired general management consultant and 'company doctor'. Throughout his career he has been concerned with multi-disciplinary problem-solving in both physical and intangible respects. He has carried over this skill into extended private research centred upon Stonehenge and its environs. Summary Four features of the moon, the carvings at the Newgrange passage grave, cup and ring marks elsewhere and the Station Stones at Stonehenge have defied detailed explanation. Prompted by the Newgrange carvings a model is presented which accounts for all these conundrums: in historic times the plane of the moon's orbit slowly turned 180-deg about the earth. The sequence of events is identified. Introduction The extended work of Prof. George Eogan (Univ. of Dublin) in the passage grave at Knowth in the Boyne Valley, Ireland, is approaching its culmination. Dr Philip Stooke (Univ. of Western Ontario) has discovered ...
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50. Chapter IX: Other Similar Shrines Elsewhere [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... , moon, and stars and the year god, Tai-sui. The sun and stars take the east, and the moon and Tai-sui the west: the stars are the twenty-eight constellations of the Chinese zodiac, borrowed by the Hindoos soon after the Christian era, and called by them the Naksha-tras, the Tai-sui is' a deification of the sixty-year cycle." [4 We find, then, that the most important temple in China is oriented to the winter solstice. To mention another instance. It has long been known that Stonehenge is oriented to the rising of the sun at the summer solstice. Its amplitude instead of being 26 is 40 N. of E.; with a latitude of 51, the 26 azimuth of Thebes is represented by an amplitude of 40 at Stonehenge. The structure consists of a double circle of stones, with a sort of naos composed of large stones facing a so-called avenue, which is a sunken way between two parallel banks. This avenue stretches away from the naos in the direction of the solstitial sunrise. But this ...
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