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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? 611 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? 60 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? 49 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? 50 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? 50 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? 50 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? 48 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? 46 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 48 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 41 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 26 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 31 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 27 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 31 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 32 Poster Boy 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 17 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 29 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 33 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 30 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 33 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 27 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 30 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 28 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 48 Poster Boy 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 18 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 21 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 22 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 26 Poster Boy 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 39 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 39 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 28 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 32 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 36 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 20 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 28 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 22 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 30 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 25 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 28 Poster Boy 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 21 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 16 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 20 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 17 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 27 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 22 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 19 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 20 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 15 Poster Boy 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 14 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 18 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 9 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 23 Poster Boy 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 37 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 35 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 42 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? 45 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? 25 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? 18 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? 16 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? 20 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? 36 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? 39 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? 40 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? 30 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 23 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 23 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 26 Poster Boy 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 29 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 18 Poster Boy 24-Mar-19 15:03


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