posted on May, 23 2011 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by Serafine
Serafine: Hope this animation helps clarify perception ( and comprehension ) of this thread for some. More Grist for the Mill...
SC: Many thanks for the link. It certainly helps visualise the precessional 'elevator motion' of Orion's Belt on the meridian. This is, however,
where I fundamentally disagree with Robert Bauval with regard to what the pyramids at Giza are presenting to us. Certainly it concerns Orion's Belt -
there is absolutely no doubt about that in my mind.
The ancient Egyptians were - in the words of Egyptologist - Jane B. Sellers, "horizon watchers". They observed the stars as they rose and set on the
horizon. Whilst it is not particularly difficult, it is more awkward to know and observe a star when it has reached transit i.e. the meridian - its
highest point in the sky. It is much easier to beserve a star when it rises and when it sets. By combining this knowledge with precession it is
possible to create a 'precession clock' using the setting culmination and rising culmination of a particular star (or group of stars in the case of
Orion's Belt). Also, if the sun is in the southern sky at the time of transit them it would be impossible to see the star in any case let alone try
and measure it. This is not to say Bauval is wrong in saying the layout of the main Giza pyramids was done to reflect the angle of the Belt Stars thus
allowing us to date the design - just that I disagree with him.
The two sets of so-called 'Queen's pyramids' depict the rising culmination (G1 Queens c. 10,500 BCE) and setting culmination (G3 Queens c.2,500 CE)
of the Belt Stars. I constantly ask myself - why is everyone obsessing about the 10,500 BCE date when the Giza Pyramids (i.e. the Queens Pyramids)
ALSO depict the date 2,500 CE (just under 500 years in our future). Why not focus on the future date? It seems that whilst everyone was focussing on
the 10,500 BCE date and suggesting this is when the AE civilisation was found (the mythical 'First Time' or Zep Tepi), no one noticed the other very
obvious FUTURE date of c.2,500 CE depicted by the G1 Queens' pyramids.
To me the main Giza pyramids were built (among other reasons) was to represent the Belt Stars in a big and unambiguous way. The smaller pyramids were
then built to demonstrate how the Belt Stars precess with their min and max culminations. These two culminations effectively work together to create a
'13,000 Year Precessional Timeline - an Astronomical Clock' (we call this line today, 'The Lehner Line' after the American Egyptologist who first
observed that the arrangment of the main Giza Pyramids were very precisely aligned on a NE/SW diagonal). Lehner did not, however, comprehend the
purpose of this line - he merely observed it as a curiosity. We can today, however, observe how this line serves a very critical function which you
can read all about in the OP of this thread