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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? 3918 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? 404 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? 331 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? 313 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? 321 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? 319 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? 326 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? 363 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 331 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 324 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 307 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 306 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 321 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 337 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 301 Poster Boy 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 286 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 299 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 297 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 313 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 294 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 297 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 298 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 314 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 380 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 300 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 287 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 296 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 296 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 301 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 308 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 295 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 345 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 309 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 281 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 297 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 300 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 305 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 321 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 296 Poster Boy 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 296 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 288 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 295 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 294 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 307 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 288 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 299 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 307 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 319 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 306 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 281 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 282 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 285 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 319 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 357 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 313 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? 316 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? 295 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? 286 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? 292 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? 300 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? 324 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? 315 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? 344 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? 304 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 292 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 291 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 313 Poster Boy 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 314 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 577 Poster Boy 24-Mar-19 15:03


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