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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? 1627 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? 171 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? 141 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? 137 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? 135 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? 135 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? 135 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? 149 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 140 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 135 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 112 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 115 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 119 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 128 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 118 Poster Boy 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 99 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 110 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 113 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 127 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 118 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 113 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 112 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 112 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 159 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 102 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 106 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 106 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 107 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 123 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 122 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 111 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 125 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 120 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 99 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 113 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 108 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 113 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 119 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 109 Poster Boy 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 103 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 99 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 102 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 100 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 117 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 107 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 102 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 104 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 107 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 97 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 98 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 93 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 107 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 132 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 136 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 129 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? 131 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? 110 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? 102 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? 98 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? 105 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? 122 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? 122 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? 135 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? 115 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 108 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 105 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 108 Poster Boy 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 112 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 159 Poster Boy 24-Mar-19 15:03


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