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|
|Serpent mound in Adams County, Ohio|
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.
|Gigal Refaim of Israel’s Golan Heights|
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|
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.