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Mayas and a Telescope??

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 06:41 AM
Hey @ll

Had the Mayas some telescopes?

This question came into my head some days ago. I read many stuff about the Mayas. About their language, their gods, the calendar..etc. And i recognized that they had a really high knowing about Astrologie.

They knew exactly the ways of the planets.
But how?
At these days we are looking at the sky with telescopes. High technologie instruments, etc..

But why the Mayas knew such things. Guess they had not the technologie for those instruments.. or?

I posted a thread before, out of a magazine, where was written: "the mayas knew the exactly way of moon, merkur, mars, venus, etc.."

How did they know those things? Without the technologie?

The question came into my head as i read some posts in here, this star there, the other star there.. and many replied: You dont see it with a telescope, so it cant be real (pointing at Nibiru).

So please tell me your opinions

I will be glad to hear them.


Nia Wind

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:11 AM
you are saying that

They knew exactly the ways of the planets.

I dont recollect reading anywhere that the mayans knew the exact movements of planets, let alone distinguish the planets from the stars.

I might be wrong.

could you point out the source you read this about?

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:18 AM
I read an article in a magazine (which i posted there before :' ). Its in german, but i translated it at my best

and read many history books or sites in the web, etc..
Everywhere stand the same:
Mayas were very good in Astrologie


posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:26 AM
reply to post by NW111

The article you have translated from german is quite best as a fringe piece.

Any other academic sources for the proof that the mayans knew about the other planets?
of course they would know about the solar and lunar stuff, but about the other panets? i thinky only venus would have been visible and taht too, looking like a star.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:31 AM
They made a calendar about it.

and yeah, maybe you are right
maybe they didnt really use telescopes...

Venus was called "the second sun".

the calendar stopp until a time when Venus will be in a special constellation. (dont ask my for the years, i will check it out again.)

but they speak about a planet which dissapear too.

also about Mars and the other planets.

My question is simple. Did they had instruments for this? and how they looked for. Or did they only looked with their eyes.


posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:58 AM
reply to post by coredrill

well, im not going to say too much here ive done enough looking up on everything that interests me to know that theres more to NW111's post than u give credit for, if things were as open and shut as u say on this 'fringe' science then how do you explain the simple fact that they knew a galactic aligntment would occur in 2012, regardless of what will happen on that date its still gonna happen good sir. plus one very puzzling thing, if u really believed so called professional academic bodies on everything they say why are you scouring a conspiracy theory site????? next thing u know you'l start remarking how open and transparent NASA and the likes are, and the broad area tampering on their space images is just some dust on the lense
move on my son you keep sellin, i aint buyin it! XD nia its a very good point, there's a lot about the ancients that doesnt add up according to conventional academic theories. il start looking for some relevant sites for you to expand your ideas, S+F!

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:05 AM
thx frog

sounds good to hear that my threads are not stupid at all

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:16 AM
Actually, I think the Mayans knew a lot more than we sometimes give them credit for. They had an extremely good grasp of mathematics and astrology.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:28 AM
go back a few thousand years (maybe if you beleive current timelines from the mainstream) and you have sumerians. They had a grasp of the planets and stars too.

Ive read alot about how flat/still pools of water were used somehow to view the stars. Maybe they had a way of magnification within the water.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:31 AM
"Maybe they had a way of magnification within the water."

?? can you explain this a little bit please

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:27 PM
Everything they knew they could figure out with their eyes.

All the knowledge of planetary motions the Maya possessed you yourself could deduce by watching the sky every night.


posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by Harte

You can get a sense of their "bald eye" abilities by taking a look at the Dresden Codex which deal primarily with Astronomy and some divination.

Some general information on the Codex

PDF of the first 23 pages which deal with divination

A very technical discussion of astronomical aspects of the codex

Sorry they didn't detect anything regarding the 'galactic core' that is just a new age 'make up'.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:36 PM
thanks for those wonderfull links Hanslune

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by NW111

Hey when in doubt read what the folks themselves wrote!

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 07:34 AM

My problem at this site is that i oftly (guess mostly) read german articles. so its sometimes hard to translate, and it wouldnt make sense if i put them in here.
Nobody know german guess


posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 09:27 AM
link decent info for any new to the subject, take it as you wish folks

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 09:59 AM
Having a keen interest in herpetology, I sometimes enjoy "sachen geschrieben auf Deutsch". Most of the early literature available about reptiles and amphibians are written in German (and Dutch). Maybe you could turn me on to some of these German articles. I am intersted in what they say about the Mayans.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 10:45 AM
reply to tamusan:

here we go:
those are shared once from me..
i oftly google words and find interesting articles (dont even share them oftly


hope it helps


posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 10:45 AM
reply to post by THEsmokefrog

the link dont work

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by NW111
Hiya Nia, I'd like to add that the Mayans didn't have glass. They hadn't the technology to create the glass with which to make lenses. No glass, no telescopes.

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