‘As the investigation advanced it became evident that I was not dealing with monuments orientated for some ritualistic purpose but rather with the remnants of a scientific study of the Moon’s motion. When this is recognized it will be found that a great mass of material falls into place.’
‘There is evidence that he did not use the slope length on the ground, but the horizontal distance as does a modern surveyor, and that he could ‘range in’ a straight line between mutually invisible points.’
‘But relative to a node the Sun revolves in 346.6 days, called an eclipse year, and so the interval between what we shall call the danger times, when eclipses can happen, is 173.3 days.’
‘ From a statistical examination of scores of ‘cup and ring’ marks, found incised on stones and rocks in Scotland, there emerges another unit with a length of 0.816 inches, exactly one fortieth of the Megalithic yard of 2.72 feet.’
‘We can write the circumference of the Aubrey holes at Stonehenge as 330 megalithic yards, 897.60 imperial feet from a diameter of 105 megalithic yards 285.6 imperial feet, giving the interesting approximation for Pi as 22/7.’
‘It is fortunate for us that Megalithic man liked, for some reason or another, to get as many as possible of the dimensions of his constructions to be multiples of his basic unit. The reason for his obsession with integers is not entirely clear, but undoubtedly the unit was universally used, perhaps universally sacred.’
None of the numbers I use are my own and I don't own a calculator.
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