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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? 2253 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? 226 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? 179 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? 171 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? 171 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? 169 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? 170 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? 191 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 180 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 170 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 152 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 155 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 155 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 171 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 154 Poster Boy 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 132 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 146 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 148 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 162 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 151 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 148 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 147 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 146 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 204 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 138 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 142 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 139 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 140 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 157 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 157 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 147 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 172 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 157 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 133 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 152 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 143 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 151 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 158 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 143 Poster Boy 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 140 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 132 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 141 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 136 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 154 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 141 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 138 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 145 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 148 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 138 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 134 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 136 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 139 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 170 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 181 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 164 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? 165 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? 146 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? 135 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? 137 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? 142 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? 157 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? 158 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? 175 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? 150 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 145 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 141 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 146 Poster Boy 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 155 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 249 Poster Boy 24-Mar-19 15:03


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