posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 05:36 AM
reply to post by grantbeed
Thanks for your question.
Grantbeed: ...why did'nt they just scribe "2012" on the walls of the great pyramid in huge text?
There are two problems:
1) What language do you use to write the date?
2) What calendar system do you use to reference the correct future time?
Taking point 1 first - there exist some ancient scripts that even today we still do not have the first idea on how to interpret. Suppose such a
language was used to write the significant date then the important information would have effectively been lost. We have the script but we don't
understand the archaic language in which it was written. Even Ancient Egyptian and Sumerian glyphs are still subject to much alternative
interpretation and we have by no means translated everything the AEs/Sumerians ever wrote. Much of what these civilisations wrote is still a puzzle
to us. The ancients would likely have understood that over time language changes and is eventually lost. To ensure their 'message' could traverse
time fully intact and meaningful they would need to have sought a 'language' that remains the same for all time and to all civilisations - the
language of math and astronomy. This is what they used.
The second point concerns time reference. What calendar system would you employ to precisely reference a future date? Gregorian? Mayan? Ancient
Egyptian? Sumerian? Jewish? The Gregorian calendar date of 2,012CE presents a different value to all of these other calendars. For example, the
year 2,012 (Gregorian) is the year 5,772 in the Jewish calendar. (Curiously, this is also the value of the height of the Great Pyramid in inches).
The only true calendar/clock that is the same in all civilisations (past and future) is the clock governed by the motions of the heavens - the sun for
annual yearly count and the stars for a much longer count. By using the 2 culmination positions of Orion's Belt stars, the ancients are giving us a
time reference point (like sunrise and sunset). They are giving us a clock/calendar of some 13,000 (half-cycle) years. By intersecting the timeline
of their clock/calendar at 2 specific points, the ancients are effectively telling us to be aware of the times just after the minimum culmination of
the Belt Stars (c.9,700BCE) and also the time just before the maximum culmination of the Belt Stars (c.2,012CE). For long term (i.e. millennia)
calendars to function accurately and not be 'lost in translation', this is the most effective course of action they could have taken.
It is also worth mentioning here that the culminations of the Belt Stars presented via the 2 sets of Queens Pyramids at Giza are quite unique
astronomical occurrences. These are the moments after travelling for some 13,000 years in one direction, the belt stars seem to stop and then change
their motional direction to traverse in the opposite direction. A bit like when the sun rises in the sky, reaches it highest point (culmination) and
then changes direction - it begins to descend. So, the 2 culminations of the Belt Stars are not arbitrary points - they are points of reference like
12 noon is to us in our daily calendar/clock.
You may also find this of interest:
The Precession of Orions-Queens
Hope this helps answer your question.
[edit on 26/12/2009 by Scott Creighton]