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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? 4319 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? 578 PB Bytes 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? 505 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? 481 PB Bytes 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? 486 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? 483 PB Bytes 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? 498 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? 531 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 07:30
Orientation of Temples 502 Barbelo 11-Mar-19 23:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 487 Lenie Reedijk 12-Mar-19 06:48
Re: Orientation of Temples 466 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 07:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 477 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 07:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 486 Barbelo 14-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 527 Lenie Reedijk 14-Mar-19 11:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 468 PB Bytes 14-Mar-19 19:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 448 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 16:03
Re: Orientation of Temples 470 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 00:54
Re: Orientation of Temples 467 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 479 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 11:13
Re: Orientation of Temples 455 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 11:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 465 PB Bytes 15-Mar-19 14:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 456 Lenie Reedijk 15-Mar-19 15:05
Re: Orientation of Temples 473 PB Bytes 15-Mar-19 15:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 569 PB Bytes 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: Orientation of Temples 464 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 07:12
Re: Orientation of Temples 448 PB Bytes 16-Mar-19 14:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 455 Lenie Reedijk 16-Mar-19 14:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 464 PB Bytes 16-Mar-19 16:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 463 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 21:46
Re: Orientation of Temples 467 Lenie Reedijk 17-Mar-19 14:36
Re: Orientation of Temples 461 Corpuscles 17-Mar-19 21:23
Re: Orientation of Temples 518 Lenie Reedijk 18-Mar-19 05:40
Re: Orientation of Temples 469 Corpuscles 19-Mar-19 23:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 446 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 03:53
Re: Orientation of Temples 462 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 470 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 11:28
Re: Orientation of Temples 471 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 12:25
Re: Orientation of Temples 477 Lenie Reedijk 20-Mar-19 13:06
Re: Orientation of Temples 463 PB Bytes 20-Mar-19 14:21
Re: Orientation of Temples 462 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 01:07
Re: Orientation of Temples 449 PB Bytes 21-Mar-19 03:09
Re: Orientation of Temples 454 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 04:17
Re: Orientation of Temples 459 PB Bytes 21-Mar-19 04:43
Re: Orientation of Temples 469 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 05:22
Re: Orientation of Temples 449 PB Bytes 21-Mar-19 16:10
Re: Orientation of Temples 458 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:45
Re: Orientation of Temples 479 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 20:38
Re: Orientation of Temples 478 PB Bytes 21-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 475 Corpuscles 21-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Orientation of Temples 448 PB Bytes 22-Mar-19 00:14
Re: Orientation of Temples 452 Corpuscles 22-Mar-19 03:56
Re: Orientation of Temples 451 PB Bytes 22-Mar-19 14:33
Re: Orientation of Temples 483 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:51
Re: Orientation of Temples 524 Corpuscles 15-Mar-19 22:27
Re: Orientation of Temples 477 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? 505 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? 472 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? 445 PB Bytes 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? 455 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? 469 PB Bytes 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? 502 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? 474 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? 512 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? 471 cladking 23-Mar-19 15:29
Not quite--suggested rewording 452 drrayeye 23-Mar-19 17:59
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 456 Lenie Reedijk 23-Mar-19 18:14
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 492 PB Bytes 23-Mar-19 20:15
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 482 Lenie Reedijk 24-Mar-19 06:41
Re: Not quite--suggested rewording 806 PB Bytes 24-Mar-19 15:03


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