Monday, October 28, 2013


Hello everyone!

What a blustery day it is today! But not to cold and sunny...I love this autumn weather! My son and daughter-in-law have been living with us for the pst two months as they get ready to move two New Zealand. And the time is almost here, just one more week and they are off. My husband and I will miss them dearly. But they are building a new life for themselves and that is a good thing.

Speaking of building….last week we looked into the construction of pyramids and ziggurats and discovered they are found world wide. Early Post-Babel man also build other intriguing structures; mounds and hedges. 

Mound at Cahokia, Illinois 
Mounds can be found in different places around the world but by far the Americas contain the most. It is evidence that Babel’s influence had reached far into the western continents. In North America alone there are over 100,000 mounds still in existence today with many more having been removed by farming, city development, floods, river channelization etc. Some mounds even have terraces like a short ziggurat. Other earthen mounds are shaped like animals. For example a popular mound shape is the serpent and can be
Serpent mound in Adams County, Ohio
found in Ohio, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Mexico, and Canada. Other shapes mounds have been formed into are bears, alligators, and birds. Some serpent mounds even have smaller mounds near them in shapes that resemble eggs. What is interesting is that Native Americans tribes do not claim ancestry with the mounds even though some tribes have utilized these mounds over the years. Often the mounds--just like the pyramids--have astronomical importances with sections lined up for the summer solstice and different At several North American sites evidence had been found of advanced societies where part of the daily life included dance, music, and sports. On a more gruesome note evidence of the “brutal practice of human sacrifice was also part of the culture”
1. In one North American mound skeletons of 300 people bore the marks of this horrid ceremony. Victims of human sacrifice are also prevalent in Mexico. 
Marching Bear mound in Iowa

Hedges are circles of stone or wood of various sizes that have astronomic significance. Most are in various states of ruin but can still be easily identified as a hedge. Stone hedge in Wiltshire County, England is the most famous. “It was aligned to the summer and winter solstices as well as the most southerly rising and northerly setting of the moon. The ground plan and structural engineering is mathematically sophisticated, though its construction is thought to predate the eastern Mediterranean, Egyptian, and Greek cultures. Originally, it had 60 bluestones, each  weighing four tones and coming from Wales, 240 miles away! The largest of the Sarsen stones in the inner ring is estimated at 40 tons and came from 18 miles away.”2 For the builders to be able to accomplish this, a thorough knowledge of ancient advance technology would be essential. This ancient technology is lost to us today and it is a mystery as to how these ancient people accomplished such a task.
Stone Hegde of Wiltshire County, England

Gigal Refaim of Israel’s Golan Heights 
In the British Isles over 900 stone rings (hedges) are found but the oldest known stone circle is located in Nabta, Egypt. Interestingly, this circle had been placed directly on the Tropic of Cancer which “is the circle of latitude on the Earth that marks the most northerly position at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent.”3 
A huge stone hedge found in Israel’s Golan Heights has 5 concentric circles and was at one time an astronomical observatory and stellar calendar. Stone hedges have been found in Armenian, the Nubian Desert and even the Amazon all astronomically aligned. There was even one made out of wood discovered at the Cahokia mound site in Illinois. “These ancient stone (and wood) rings are undeniably related to astronomy/astrology and therefore have their connection to the religion of Babel. It is evident from their appearance around the world that the different tribes got the technology for creating them and the mathematical skills for aligning them from the same place.”4 
Stone Hege of Nabta, Egypt
Mounds and Hedges are another testimony to ancient man’s dispersal after God’s judgement at the Tower of Babel.

Until next time!
Take care and God bless,

This week in the night skies:  In North America--clocks fall back an hour as daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. For the Northern hemisphere; “Saturday, November 2 a partial eclipse of the sun will be in progress at sunrise Sunday morning for the Eastern Seaboard of North America and points inland….The partial eclipse happens in the daytime on Sunday for Africa, the Middle East, southernmost Europe, and elsewhere. The eclipse is total for a narrow band crossing the Atlantic and Equatorial Africa. See our article: Partial Solar Eclipse Sunday Morning, Nov. 3.”
For the Southern hemisphere: “Comet C/2012 S1 ISON is continuing to brighten. Currently it is visible in modest amateur instruments such as  8" reflecting telescopes and has been imaged with DSLR cameras at high ISO values….While the comet is somewhere around magnitude 9-10, the bright Moonlight making magnitude estimation hard. It is never very high at Astronomical twilight (5 and 7 degrees above the horizon in most of Australia). While the comet should be visible in smaller telescopes such as 4" reflectors and strong binoculars, the proximity of the bright Moon makes spotting the comet difficult….the comet is to the right of Mars, theoretically making finding it relatively easy, but the Moon interference….makes it hard to distinguish.”

1,2,4 Landis, Don, The Genius Of Ancient Man, Evolution’s Nightmare, Master Books, Green Forest, AR, 2nd edition 2013, p 79.

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