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Giza is just a short walk from exactly 30 North latitude
(1/3 the distance between the equator and the north pole)
aligned exactly to the Earth's 4 cardinal directions (NSEW)
and arranged precisely to match the 3 stars of Orion's Belt.

Whenever the Constellation Orion is directly overhead,
the Milky Way (our home galaxy) aligns to the Nile and
the Sphinx (the body of a lion) is facing directly towards
the Constellation Leo (the lion), as it rises in the east.

This astronomical alignment happens every day
(at different times of day, in different times of year)
but in the Age of Leo (approximately 10,500 BC)
this occured exactly at sunrise on the Vernal Equinox.

In that era, right before a major global flood,
Egypt was lush and green, not the desert it is today.
Below the sand line, the erosion on the body of the Sphinx
is immediately recognized by any student of geology to be
centuries of torrential rainfall, not millennia of desert winds
- until they are shown just what it is they are looking at -
then they want no part of it - carreer breaking implications

But whether you cover up the head of the Sphinx or not
- the stone we're looking at is unquestionably ancient -
we can't ignore undulating curves means rainfall erosion
or any of these facts, just because we're not comfortable
with the obvious conclusions or deep historical implications.

Additionally, it is the definition of bad science
to persecute those who are not uncomfortable
with wherever the facts may happen to lead
no matter which suppositions the evidence
in question may just happen to contradict.






The only surviving (in tact) of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
Until the Eiffel tower was completed in 1887.
The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world.
The Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian saying: The Pyramids do not fear time, time fears the pyramids.



Time Itself, Carved in Stone
The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt are by far the most awesome and obvious examples of any civilization ever having left their mark on the world. That having been said, it was not the Ancient Egyptians who built them.

The stone blocks which comprise the Sphinx Temple were removed from around what is now the body of the Sphinx (right); and had to have been removed long enough ago to cause the many centuries of apparent rainrfall erosion on the body of the Sphinx. But in the time of the Ancient Egyptians, who are supposed to have built the monuments of Giza, Egypt was a desert - for the entire span of known recorded history, going back some 5000-10,000 years. The last time North Africa's climate experienced regular torrential rainfall, was at the end of the last Ice Age, about 9000 BC. The Sphinx must have been quarried out long before that.

This point of contention is the crux of the controversial argument that there might be anything more to the pyramids than meets the eye, of mainstream Egyptologists. For them, anyone who believes such things, "pyramidiots" (Zawi Hawass), has no idea what they're talking about and cannot possibly be taken seriously: end of discussion.

Walking Through the Math
But, to be in agreement with the old logic is to ignore everything else about them: geology, astronomy, and even much of traditional archaeology - anything else built anywhere in the world. The Sacred Geometry, alone, has no concievable even known religious purpose to the Ancient Egyptians. But somebody went to alot of trouble to incorporate into Giza such accurate measurements and complex mathematics - based on things which they could not possibly have known, or were not supposed to, like the circumference of the Earth.

And, these things are very old - much older than is traditionally accepted. For (many) thousands of years, these stone giants have stood as a silent testimony to "time itself" - and an advanced culture which once existed. The first, most basic oddity: the Giza complex is situated at almost exactly 30 North Latitude - one third of the distance between the equator and the north pole. Today, it is precisely 29 58' 51" - a difference of one minute, nine seconds, over 12,500 years.

Very basically, the circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles and through the poles is slightly less at 24,859.82 (a slight bulge in the middle, due to centrifugal force). Measuring Latitude (distance from the poles): using the approximate figure of 24,860 miles, that's 69.05 miles per degree. Dividing by 60, we get 1.15 miles, or 6077.2 feet per arc minute. And, dividing by 60 again, beings us 101.3 feet per arc second - times 9 is 911.7 feet. Remembering our difference was one minute, nine seconds: that's 6077.2 plus 911.7 - equals 6988.9 - or, just under 7000 feet.

This point of contention: that Giza is not located on 30 North latitude, but "almost" exactly (and any responsible scientist... yadda, yadda). The difference, the distance, is negligable - especially when taking precession into account, or even continental drift, over twelve and a half millennia A responsible scientist conscientiously puts that data off to the side for a bit, as interesting; and continues with the intriguing investigation.

Investigator, Graham Hancock
at the Osireion - Giza, Egypt
Wind and Rain
Surrounding the site, are many equally impressive monuments, that have awed all who encountered them for ages past - like the Sphinx, which was reclaimed by the desert sands, up to the shoulders, when Napoleon occupied the site in 1798. An accidental discovery in 1990 led geologist Robert Schoch and John Anthony West to proclaim to the world that the Sphinx has erosion consistent only with many centuries of heavy rainfall - conditions that, while prevalent in northern Africa after the end of the last Ice Age, around 10,000 BC, did not exist at all after 5000 BC, when the region became the desert that it is today. Tombs dated centuries earlier than the current accepted Sphinx age of 2500 BC, show no such evidence.

While it is easy to take the ancient Egyptians' word for it that they built the monuments of their homeland, where no one else is known to have ever lived; today we know that as the Earth's climate shifted, around 10,000 BC, the monuments of some mysterious civilization became buried beneath desert sands - with only the giants left visible, the pyramids and the head of the Sphinx - which was probably originally the head of a lion, to match the body. While there is significant wind erosion which date the head and shoulders to the classically accepted period, the body of the Sphinx, which was carved from the limestone bedrock and is below ground-level, is replete with undulating surfaces, with only slight wind smoothing, corresponding to the known minimal open air exposure.

 Sphinx erosion



The Great Pyramid of Giza - largest and northern-most of the three
- is actually a (perhaps symbolic) model of Earth's Northern Hemisphere -
its dimensions, honoring a ratio of exactly 1 to 43,200 - a very round number
... 600 x 72 ... 480 x 90 ... 360 x 120 ... 300 x 144 ... 240 x 180 ... 1202 x 3 ... etc.
 The Great Pyramid at Giza
The Great Pyramid is aligned to the Cardinal Directions of north, south, east and west
much more accurately than our modern civilization is capable of, until very recently.
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England is off by nearly nine minutes of arc.
 The Giza Pyramids - 3D Model
3D Virtual Model of the Giza Complex
Unbelievably accurate Monuments of Ancient Architecture
that were definately built to last - and have, for many centuries
- possibly, probably, many millennia -



Modern engineers scratch their heads, when asked how they would go about buildings the Pyramids. They can't imagine how such monuments were constructed in the first place. Massive stone blocks, some the size of trucks or small houses and weighing in at many tons, placed tens of stories high, with exacting precision that rivals modern engineering. The bottom line is that we couldn't do this today if we tried.

In order to move stones so large, it would take a special type of crane. Currently, only three like it exist in the whole world, the latest in modern technology. These special wonders of 20th Century construction would also have to be transported in special ships, with large manned crews for the land journey. The whole process could take many weeks. Suddenly, the slave theory doesn't seem quite so likely - though many attempts have been made to prove it, with varrying results.

Mathematics in the Eye of Ra
But even if you could move the giant blocks, actually placing them is another issue altogether. The precision with which these prehistoric monuments were constructed rivals any modern building. Except for some of the more weathered outer stones ~ the joints are so perfect, you couldn't fit even a piece of paper between them. This stunning feature is prevalent throughout all three of the Giza Pyramids.

Other stunning examples of this type of architecture, though varrying in style somewhat, are found in many other ancient sites throughout the world, and in some cases (like Egypt) alongside more primitive examples ~ dating, supposedly, centuries before and after the more continuitous perfections. These many monuments worldwide have survived what now seems to be many thousands of years of earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters because of the structural integrity of the blocks' fit and placement. Also, after placement, they were secured by pouring molten steel into grooves cut into neighboring blocks ~ thousands of years before Man was supposed to have possessed such forging technology.

The stones are kept firmly in place by metal "I-Bars" that were made by pouring the molten metal into grooves carved out into the adjacent blocks once they had been placed exactly where they were to remain for all time. This technique is also found in the best of ancient architecture throughout the world ~ in pyramids and other "ruins," though a better word might be simply "abandoned," because they're still in excellent shape considering their immense age. Even the accepted construction dates are well before Man is supposed to have learned to forge metal.



Most likely, the Egyptians of the bible merely found these "temples" and restored them, claiming them as their own; probably never knowing who the original builders were, and assumed it must have been the gods. There are other pyramids in Egypt; but in this light, they seem more like failed attempts at copying a great master's work.

They certainly built the tombs at the Valley of the Kings - but the Giza pyramids have no heiroglyphs inside - no inscriptions of any kind. Equally devoid of any markings whatsoever, the Sphinx temple is made from blocks of stone as big as a truck. Moreover, the overall ambience of this collection of massive megaliths suggests a culture that would never do such a thing. - but the bulk of the complex lay buried beneath the sands, underneath their very feet, possibly remaining undiscovered, to this day. the inner workings of the Giza pyramids are inconsistent with anything else they accomplished.

Like their American counterparts, the Aztecs, the Inca and the Maya; who also occupied cities with impressive buildings for the time, - but arguably did not possess the engineering required to account for the more massive structures of their culture. And even if they did, with simple surveying techniques and thousands of slaves: where are all the other monuments, leading to this peak of realization?







Robert Bauval, co-author of The Orion Mystery (with Graham Hancock). was sitting around a campfire one night, with a Giza guide who pointed out Orion's Belt and how they form a not quite straight line. They then made the most astounding connection: they look just like a bird's eye view of the three Giza Pyramids that they were camped out beside.

Further investigation showed that the stars are indeed an exact match, but not in direction or alignment. Because they knew about Precession, they wound the clock back further and further on the computer until the stars matched, and happened to find many other conincidental alignments ~ among them, the Milky Way to the Nile and the Sphinx to the constellation Leo (the Lion). But perhaps the most telling of all, is when this turns out to be, the Age of Leo (circa 10,500 BC). And 12,000 odd years is well withing the new highly controversial estimations for the age of the Sphinx (see below).







Precession
Precession is an astronomical term referring to the change in perspective of the night sky, as our world wobbles around the sun, changing ever so slightly from one year to the next. Currently, it is "the dawning of the Age of Aquarius" - as we are on the cusp, or border, of Pisces and Aquarius, in Astronomical Ages - which are named for which sign of the zodiac the sun appears to be in, from our perspective, on the Vernal Equinox, in the northern hemisphere (the first day of spring), when day and night are exactly equal in length.

In our era, on that day, the sun is located in the constellation Pisces, near the border of Aquarius. A century or so from now, the sun will be more fully in Aquarius. The entire cycle takes about 26,000 years to complete. In the Age of Leo, approximately 10,500 BC, the Earth was on roughly the opposite side of the sun compared to us now, at any given time of year.

Constellations, groupings of bright stars, are given names for the common shapes they appear to outline. - the borders between them, however, are relatively modern inventions The signs of the zodiac are also not evenly distributed around us Astrology takes some liberty ascribing them to twelve equal portions of the sky.

 The Great Pyramid at Giza
Two thousand years ago, the sun was on the other side of Pisces in the spring, just entering the constellation. It was the dawning of the Age of Pisces, the fish, in the time of Christ - and one of the earliest symbols of Christianity was the fish. Before that, it was the age of Taurus, the bull - and the time of the Minoan culture, so named for their reverance of the bull figure in their art. We know very little about this Bronze Age civilization, which flourished in the Mediterranean between 3000 and 4600 years ago. They might have been the distant descendants of the great builders of Giza, only half remembering the stone-working techniques of their ancestors. Few other cultures of this era are known to have built anything so advanced - and there is almost nothing on that scale until the modern era.

In the year 10,500 BC, it was the Age of Leo - and the pyramids of Egypt are aligned with the stars in the sky as they appeared on the Vernal Equinox in that era - and only that era. But it is easy to not make the connection. Today, these stars only haphazardly line up with the Nile and Giza monuments - and nowhere near either Equinox. These days, Orion is a winter constellation. The next Age of Leo isn't due for another dozen millennia or so.

But, if you were in Giza, and it was March 21st, in an Age of Leo: the Sphinx, a giant lion, faces due east; as Leo, the Lion rises behind the sun. At that very moment, the Milky Way is aligned with the River Nile, each disappearing into the horizon at the same point - and the three Great Pyramids match perfectly with the three stars of Orion's Belt. They made it that way - they built the complex to reflect the sky, for some unknown reason. But it wasn't the Egyptians we know of - that culture wasn't to develop for another 7000 years.

There are other pyramid sites further out in the desert roughly corresponding to Rigel and Betelgeuse, the other bright stars in the constellation Orion - and to Aldebaran, in Taurus, the brightest star in the neighboring Hyades. Perhapos one day we will have the technology to search the sands for some great palace corresponding to the Pleiades, or Sirius.

While it is true that many ancient cultures knew some things about Astronomy that we ourselves are just discovering today, the layout of the Giza site does not mean the ancients knew about precession - only that they erected monuments to the stars

So not only do we have to throw in an extra day every four years to catch up (leap year), but we have to take back a day every 71.6 years to remain in sync with the seasons. This one day adds up. 30 of them and you're a whole month off. That happens every 4100 years or so ~ like clockwork. This "Precession" of time is called an Astrological Age and in each one there's a different Zodiacal Sign, (or Ecliptical Constellation), in that exact place in the sky on a certain day, (pick one). The stars we see in the sky will not be exactly where we left them in the years to come. Besides changing from day to day, and year to year, they move from Eon to Eon. Or rather, our perspective changes ~ like the hands on a clock looking around the room it's in.

Currently, we are in the Age of Pisces (the Fish), moving into the Age of Aquarius (the Water Bearer). In the time of the Egyptians, it was the Age of Taurus (the Bull). That's why you see alot of Bull's heads on artifacts from those Millennia, when the Sun came up in the Spring, the surrounding stars drew a pair of horns, like on a bull. It was important to them Navigationally, Seasonally, Agriculturally, and therefore Spiritually. This cycle eventually goes right back around to where it started in approximately 25,776 years.

Today, the North Star is Polaris. This star in Ursa Minor (the Little Bear, or Little Dipper) marks the North Celestial Pole. 5000 years ago, Thuban (in Draco, the Dragon) held this honor. All of these celestial changes occur because the Earth's axis spins with us around the Sun, and every year the Constellations change their positions in the sky slightly. 10,000 years from now it will be Vega ~ that is, as long as the Earth's axis, or tilt, remains the same.

An outline of The Great Sphinx of Giza
superimposed over the Constellation Leo
as it appeard in the sky in the Age of Leo
on the vernal equinox some 12,500 years ago
- a coincidence of this magnitude seems impossible -
Note the intersection of the Ecliptic with Regulus (Alpha Leonis) - also known as"The Royal Star" - among the brightest stars in the sky - the brightest star in Leo, marking the Heart of the Lion. Regulus is actually two distinct, seperate stars - an optical binary, in direct line of sight from our perspective. Alpha A is a Blue Main Sequence 77 light years away Alpha B is a Yellow Dwarf somewhat closer, at 68 light years away. Modern treasure hunters wonder if this could be the spot on the Sphinx which contains the long awaited lost Records of Atlantis.
Timeline
The following is a brief summary of the new timeline, as proposed by non mainstream scientists, with regards to the history of the Giza complex, primarily the Sphinx. There are two main reasons why this idea is so controversial: it places the Sphinx's construction at least 8000 years before current estimations, and most scientists agree that Humans were primitive hunter gatherers 12,000 years ago, possessing few skills and nothing we would remotely consider technology.
A very long time ago
The Sphinx was an enormous statue of a Lion. It faces East, where in the "Age of Leo" that easily recognizable constellation (which does happen to look remarkably like a lion, and really not much else), would rise at Dawn in the Spring.
Many Hundreds of years go by
Rainfall reshapes the Body, Head and surrounding walls with the grooves and channels we see today, which are very characteristic of water erosion (very easy to recognize, just look at a muddy hill in the rain).
Thousands of years go by
The area is no longer temperate and grassy, but an arid desert wasteland. Sand now covers just about everything as far as the eye can see, except the Pyramids and the Sphinx's head poking out of the Desert Floor.
Several thousand more years go by
This time a new People have settled near the flood-plains of the Nile, the largest river around and only source of water, and made a new "Old Kingdom."
This is Egypt around 5000 BC
The great stone Lion's Head, now withered away by wind, is barely recognizable as such, and someone decides it would be a good thing to restore the Monument ~ the product of which, (the unpainted version), we have staring back at us today.



The Martian Connection
Our nearest planetary neighbor, the frozen desert planet Mars, may well have once been very similar to Earth in many other respects, and possibly not so long ago as is commonly held. Recent expeditions to the red planet have revealed massive floodplains and riverbeds, (scientists expect much of that water still exists in the soil as permafrost). Along the shoreline of one such great sea, in Cydonia, is perhaps the most controversial archaeological site in the solar system - where a giant face, staring out into space, and a geometrically positioned collection of pyramid mounds, dare us Earthlings to explore and rediscover our ancient past. In one perhaps telling, linguistic clue as to the origins of that settlement, Cairo translates literally as: "City of Mars."
A pyramid's circumfrence
(the sum of its sides)
divided by its height
- equals 2 times pi -
- the ultimate round number -
In that, a pyramid can be said
to "represent" a sphere.

At 480 feet high and
750 feet wide per side
The Great Giza Pyramid
deviates from this perfection
by less than a tenth of a percent
but why those specific dimensions?

The Great Pyramid's height
is one trillionth the distance
from the Earth to the Sun
- but not exactly -

480 feet
divided by 5280
equals 0.0909 miles
- times 1,000,000,000 -
equals 90,909,090.909

Earth is about
93 million miles
from the sun
on average

So, how tall would it have to be
to match our target figure ?

93 million
divided by a trillion
- equals 0.093 miles -
times 5280 feet per mile
- equals 491 feet -
only 11 feet difference
about three and a half meters
- about a single story -
or just twice the height
of the average person
- one flight of stairs -

so, maybe
they were measuring
from a different elevation
the basement, or foundation
or even from the sea level of the time



 Wireframe Rendering of the Great Pyramid of Giza








The Pyramid - A Prehistoric Power Plant ?
Whatever energies they may happen to focus,
we know that there were once Face-Stones
of a very high quality that covered the Pyramids
and protected them from the elements for centuries.
Coincidentally, in Mexico, very similar ancient buildings
- also had their surfaces exquisitely tiled for protection -
facing material there, Mylar, is very resistant to electricity
extensively used in electronic circuits today as an insulator.






When an earthquake nearly destroyed Cairo, circa 1500 BC, due to the same
volcanic eruption that completely obliterated the Greek island of Santorini residents
of lower Egypt raided the facing stones of the Giza Pyramids to rebuild their houses.
It's not really that much of a stretch of our modern immaginations for us to assume
that the slight variations from sheer utter cosmic perfection were absorbed by the
cosmetic faceod, long since pillaged - valuable building material in ancient Cairo.
That is, if these monuments stray from perfection slightly in some areas, how
perfect were they several thousand years ago, before they were vandalized ?



other monuments in the area
of the same massive and
minimalist architecture






The Sphinx Cover Up
From: "Working Overtime"
by Georgina Bruni - Jan. 23, 1998
Last year I was introduced to an Egyptian political correspondent for London, and during our conversation I casually brought up the subject of the Sphinx opening and asked if there was any news. Oh Boy was there news !

Should the following information be true, then not only are Edgar Cayce's predictions correct, but the Egyptian government are involved in a massive cover-up. According to the journalist, the Egyptian government have ordered their press to keep their latest discoveries confidential. Their excuse for halting the archeological excavation is that they are renovating the monuments. Dr Joseph Schor, who has connections with the Cayce Foundation, is supposed to be heading the expedition, and I'm told they have made a number of amazing discoveries.

Apparently the soil immediately inside the Sphinx is very soft, but just beyond it they found ancient records. Some have already been deciphered and tell the story of ATUM, the one who came from the skies, and of a civilisation from Atlantis, or Altea. Could theyhave found the information which may prove that the Atlanteans built the pyramids? My source says Yes!

Edgar Cayce, the "Sleeping Prophet" is known for his prediction that the Hall of Records would bediscovered in 1997-1998. My source also tells of another discovery. As they began tunnelling to the left of the paw which leads outside the Sphinx, they came upon a chamber which housed the treasures of an Egyptian queen. Coins, gold and statues were found, including one of a female body with the head of a lion.

I wonder, are they going to tell the world of these discoveries? The journalist seems to think they are afraid of what the records reveal, proving once and for all, that the Egyptians may not have been the true architects of these great monuments. Meanwhile, Richard Hoagland's 'Enterprise Mission" is still reporting on numerous "curious activities" inside the Great Pyramid. According to their report, a member of the Schor Expedition has approached them with information claiming that certain members of the Egyptian government are intent on NOT revealing exciting new discoveries which may include a "hidden excavation".

Researcher Larry Hunter has provided the Enterprise Mission with photographic evidence, which includes a picture of a newly installed power cable, all of which could point to clandestine tunneling inside the monuments. Apparently Hunter left copies of the photographs with Mohammed Sherdy, an assistant editor of a daily newspaper, who promised a full investigation. But alas, if my journalist source is genuine, then the Egyptian press already have the story and they are not about to go public with it.

The Hall of Records
The right forepaw of The Sphinx, having
undergone a recent cosmetic restoration
Under the Forepaws of the Sphinx, a hidden chamber was discovered - corresponding to the brighter stars in the constellation Hydra. This room is said to hold "The Records" of Human Civilization on this planet and before. A discovery that would shake up History, Religion and Mainstream Science at the very least. In front of NBC Television cameras, Millennia of History came full circle. Scientists present detected the unmistakable resonances of metal in the room. But we humans were not supposed to have forged until much later in our developement.
Mainstream Egyptologists claim: "there is no evidence
to suggest that any of these so-called theories are valid."
Signs of water erosion are clear. Geologists estimate 
at least hundreds of years of "deluge type rainfall" are 
responsible for the shape and weathering of the stones 
that make up not only the sides of the Great Sphinx's body,
Upon this compelling discovery, the heads of Egyptology at the Cairo Museum took over. The investigators were immediatley evicted from the site and asked, not politely, to leave by the Egyptian government - their Visas revoked. Since then, extensive work has been done by the Egyptological Authorities on the subject - who continue to deny the discovery's importance, but have begun work of their own, in private.



Diagram of Under the Sphinx
Partial diagram of the long awaited Hidden Chambers under the Sphinx at Giza,
supposedly drawn from descriptions of workers at the site, who fear coming forward.






Modern Reed Boats of Lake Titticacca, Peru - passed down from Incan ancestors,
that strongly resemble the ancient Egyptian Boats, buried next to the Giza Pyramids.
There is no imaginable need for lake vessels to be so sea worthy, or develop in this way.


















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