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The slow movement of the stars in the night sky called precession is said to have been discovered by the Greek astronomer Hipparchus in 128 BC. But what do we mean by ‘discovered’? Hipparchus calculated the rate of precession from the observations of the Babylonians, who had minutely recorded the shift of the stars thousands of years before his time (‘back in time up to 2,048 BC’ – Magli1). Thus the movement, or the awareness that ‘something was happening in the sky’, was noticed long before the phenomenon received the name which we now call precession.

In ancient Egypt evidence for the awareness of precession goes even further back in time. To mention one of three impressive examples given by Bauval2, underneath the temple of Satis on the island of Elephantine several temples have been found stacked one upon the other, the oldest of which reliably dates back as far as 2,900 BC. And it was established about thirty five years ago by an American astronomer that their axes showed a deviation which precisely matches the shift, over time, of the rising Sirius on the horizon.

Moving still further back in time we find that Magli suggests that the slightly different orientation of the two adjoined Ggantija temples in Gozo (Malta) reflect the effect of precession. But because he adhered to the conventional archaeological dating of the Maltese temples, for him Sirius did not come under consideration. However, when we widen our view we make a surprising discovery. By consistently directing their temples towards Sirius, these ancient builders inadvertently left an imprint on earth of precession in the sky. This enables us to calculate, by means of astronomy, the time of each temple’s construction, from around 9,000 BC onwards. For more detail, see grahamhancock.com.

From the conventional perspective this is not even worthy of consideration. But isn’t it?

1) Giulio Magli, On the possible discovery of precessional effects in ancient astronomy, Milan 2004.
2) Robert Bauval, The Egypt Code, London 2004.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 09-Mar-19 18:37 by lukehancock.

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My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 3531 Lenie Reedijk 09-Mar-19 11:17
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 284 Poster Boy 09-Mar-19 17:02
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 221 Eddie Larry 09-Mar-19 18:47
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 207 Poster Boy 09-Mar-19 20:50
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 215 Lenie Reedijk 10-Mar-19 08:53
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 209 Poster Boy 10-Mar-19 15:27
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 207 gulsbo 11-Mar-19 20:49
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 235 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 222 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 210 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 195 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 191 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 195 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 213 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 190 Poster Boy 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 171 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 184 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 184 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 202 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 189 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 185 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 183 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 183 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 253 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 176 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 179 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 178 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 178 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 192 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 197 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 186 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 216 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 196 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 172 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 191 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 183 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 192 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 201 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 181 Poster Boy 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 179 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 172 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 178 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 178 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 192 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 178 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 180 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 189 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 191 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 180 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 175 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 174 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 177 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 207 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 223 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 202 Barbelo 16-Mar-19 00:46
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 201 Thunderbird 17-Mar-19 17:57
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 185 Lenie Reedijk 19-Mar-19 11:50
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 173 Poster Boy 19-Mar-19 16:04
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 180 Lenie Reedijk 19-Mar-19 16:23
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 186 Poster Boy 19-Mar-19 16:36
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 200 Thunderbird 19-Mar-19 17:15
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 196 Lenie Reedijk 19-Mar-19 17:50
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 221 Eddie Larry 19-Mar-19 17:58
Re: My research clearly indicates that Precession was observed in Malta as early as the Mesolithic, more than 11,000 years ago. Is this unthinkable? 189 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 187 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 180 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 190 Poster Boy 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 202 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 358 Poster Boy 24-Mar-19 15:03


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