It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
This isn't true of Gobekli Tepe, though it is true of the other sites you mention.
So, now, isn't it true that the observed alignments of Stonehenge and Nabta Playa - not to mention the hundreds of other stone circle alignments that have been found, would not have been so aligned if this "old equator" was factual?
So, did the builders of Stonehenge (for example) then see into the future - noting future solstices and positions of sunrise on the horizon, thereby aligning their stones for our us
While this is a fun idea, one must sacrifice all the CURRENT speculations about star alignment, winter and solar solstice alignments, and every other positional alignment deemed Canon in both accepted paradigm AND fringe speculations.
Because if the Earth had an alternate equator, then, the Sun, Moon, Stars, and every other everything in the sky would rise and set at completely different positions in the sky.
Probably the last major impact event that could have had a significant effect on equatorial location was 65 Million years ago.
Otherwise, we'd need an extremely significant Chandler Wobble event to occur and a deviation that drastic would cause every ocean on the planet to slosh, basically destroying everything, not to mention the slosh results that would occur with magma chambers, and other places of liquified rock which would likely result in wide ranging Continental Flood Basalt events.
Basically, a change that big would result in the extinction of most life on the planet, similar the Permian-Triassic extinction event which had the Siberian Traps Flood Basalt to thank for some of that.
I enthusiastically encourage some study in Geology and Planetary Physics as opposed to going straight for the box of crayons to draw lines all over the planet because it looks cool.
Take your favorite virtual globe (eg. Google Earth), draw a path from Easter Island to Giza Plateau and extend that line around the globe. You'll probably be just as astonished as I was when realizing that many of the most mysterious and famous ancient sites are aligned to that 'alternative equator'.
A very educated and straight forward answer.
I was thinking the same thing before I came across your post.
It would take a catastrophic event to change how the earth rotates.
And we would not be here to debate it.
reply to post by ProphetZoroaster
We might have a GP. which is far older than currently agreed on. Built by people that knew all there was to know about just about everything. Then having constructed what appears to a repository of mathematical knowledge, in the centre of the Earths landmass, which couldn't be replicated today .Encoding PI the Golden ratio and the speed of light, disappeared from the face of the earth and left the great unwashed to duplicate less well engineered structures. Who incidentally used all the capping stone to build mosques with because they couldn't understand the devils writings. Who as an afterthought used the best library in the world to heat the baths. A few diligent people held on to a few maps, most likely for there own profit. The prognosis isn't good.
no.. really you just picked some of the more impressive talked about places and created a line connecting them. i mean come on, they were all built at different times in our history, a lot of them hundreds if not thousands of years apart.
The moai were built between 1250 ad and 1500 ad, the giza pyramids around 2500 bce, unless you want explain how that is magically possible or deny that human dating methods based on physics is wrong, go for either because what you came up with is impossible.
I've read many theories that megalithic buildings were built not on an equatorial line but on the Earth's grid system or Ley Lines, which are believed to harness and distribute the earth's energy.
These sites explain it further with maps:
Earth's Energy Grid
Earth's Grid Systemsedit on 20-1-2014 by CINY8 because: (no reason given)
Seems the line doesn't cross China.
reply to post by jeep3r
I saw a program the other night,that said if you draw two circles on the base of the great pyramid an inner and an outer then divide the circumference of one into the other, you end up with the speed of light.