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.
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