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Egypt's Nabta Playa, some 6,000 to 8,000 years old, is "one of the world's earliest known examples of archeoastronomy." Astrophysicist Thomas G. Brophy suggests the hypothesis that the southerly line of three stones inside the calendar circle represented the three stars of Orion’s Belt and the other three stones inside the calendar circle represented the shoulders and head stars of Orion as they appeared in them in the sky.
These correspondences were for two dates -- circa 4,800 BC and at precessional opposition -- representing how the sky "moves" long term. Brophy proposes that the circle was constructed and used circa the later date, and the dual date representation was a conceptual representation of the motion of the sky over a precession cycle.
The alignment back then was pretty cool: (This Image Circa 4800BC)
I ponder people this... What is with our ancient people and Orion?
Originally posted by predator0187
reply to post by boncho
There has to be more, it's all around the world, why that constellation?
There is so many stars in the night sky, especially back then with no light pollution... ... why would they choose just this one?
I would have replicated the big dipper.
Is it just a monster coincidence that a lot of our ancient temples/pyramids are set up to replicate the belt of Orion? Could this mean that the ancient astronaut theory is correct?
What I find the most funny about stories like these, is that ancient people, although "primitive" and without technology knew more about the skies than the majority of people nowadays. They knew more about cycles of our world and universe than scientists know today.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
I'm not sure whether to ask you to define 'lot' or ask for examples of 'ancient temples/pyramids' that replicate Orion's Belt?
It's funny how you know more than 'scientists know today' and what 'ancient people' knew then. You should maybe email Brophy and put an end to all this speculation about our history.
Maybe the ancient astronauts used megaliths as their equivalent of a fridge post-it note to remind them of where the Orion Constellation was?