Originally posted by King Loki
that isn't even scratching the surface of what the Egyptians did in terms of charting ... they also had these massive stones strewn all through the
desert with a massive "mother stone" that if u stood on and lined the other stones up it would point to a certain constellation of stars coming over
the horizon .. thats not the weird part ... for along time archaeologists could not work out why all the stones were at very different/sporadic
distances to the "mother stone". After a while they figured out that in ratio the distance that the stones that lined up with constellations on the
horizon were away from the mother stone .. were as far as we can scientifically tell today are the distanced that those particular constellations are
away from our planet
now my friends that is something to chew on ... how could the possibly know that
[edit on 24-11-2009 by King Loki]
You're refering to Thomas Brophy's discoveries concerning the late neolithic peoples of the Nabta Playa, (pre Egyptian, ~6,500-4,500 BCE). He's an
astro-physicist and archaeo-astronomer who became interested in this site after applying his expertise to the great pyramid and other Egyptian sites.
He outlined his hypothesis in his book "The Origin Map", which I've read, (it's pretty heavy reading if you're not an astronomer but his facts
and figures are there so you can double check them yourself). I won't hi-jack this thread but if his hypothesis is true, the ramifications of it are
far far FAR
more astonishing than the great pyramid!... On many levels.
Here is a summary of his hypothesis based on the evidence:
* the distances of the major stars in what we call Orion's belt, including Vega as a point of reference.
* the velocity of those stars.
* the distances of planets orbiting those star systems.
* the orbital distances and velocities of those planets in those star systems.
* our location in this galaxy (shown by an excavated stone under complex structure A, buried some 3 meters down which visually matches our milky way),
also including the dwarf galaxy Sagittarius.
* they used a scaling method of prime numbers between planetary, solar, galactic, and universal scales. Their understanding of math was more advanced
than what historians give credit for.
Only the central complex was fully excavated and two others partially examined, via boring down in the sand to take a look. There are roughly 30
total structures, most of which have not been excavated, as well as several other congregation of stones. This isn't even mentioning the calendar
stone circle site a bit further north, which is pretty sophisticated but very do-able and understandable in those times, but it is required to
understand the 'map'.
His theory is pretty valid actually, the measurements are there (1 meter = 0.799 LY). My only problem is that there seems to be a missing link. Our
own solar system isn't represented out there in the desert (as far as we've discovered anyway). We've got the calendar site, the interstellar
site/lines, and the planets that supposedly orbit those stars including their orbital distances and velocities, but oddly not our own solar system.
Anyway, if these people were that knowledgable it's no wonder that those pastoralists/agriculturalists mingled along the Nile, culminating into a
civilisation who used that shared knowledge to construct the works we know today, including the great pyramid. Far before the construction of the
great pyramid, the elite rulers/aristocracy codified it so that only they would understand and retain this knowledge to remain in power. (see the
reliefs @ Luxor/Karnak, they are visual depictions/codifications of their understanding of physics, including some of the devices needed. It isn't
the only place to look though.)
[edit on 24-11-2009 by Flux8]