The Antiquity of Man Many members of the public have been captivated by recent books and video presentations concerning the pyramids and the sphinx of ancient Egypt. The books by Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert make the rather astounding proposal that the layout of the site at Giza goes back to 10500 BC. In archaeological terms, it is somewhat preposterous, to say the least. But the basis for fixing that date lies in astronomy. The topic is one well suited to a planetarium. The pyramids have a strong astronomical association. Khufu's pyramid also contains four "star shafts", aimed towards the meridian in the sky. Khufu's pyramid is the largest of a line of three - together with that of Khafre and the much smaller pyramid of Menkaure. Or does it? Bauval's choice of 10500 BC (when Orion is furthest south in its precessional cycle) also supposedly fits with the Milky Way aligning with the Nile. Anthony Fairall, Dept of Astronomy, University of Cape Town,Rondebosch, South Africa, 7700.
the free library Cultural history of reading. (Book, 2009 "In a series of concise entries that span Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Asia and Africa, we are reminded that what we read creates and recreates us. In the first volume the contributors describe the growth of literature and the development of reading in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Russia, the Mid-East, imperial and postimperial China, Britain, and Europe, with sections covering ancient Greece, early Christianity, the medieval period, the Renaissance, the early modern period, the Enlightenment, the era of empire and colonialism, modernism and postmodernism. In the second volume contributors concentrate on American literature, focusing on settlement, the development of national identity, slavery and civil war, the world wars and the period between them, the collide of cultures and the rise of a new, uncertain century.
Gnostic Society Library: Sources on Gnosticism and Gnosis Almost all of the several dozen internet sites with collections of texts similar to our own obtained their material by directly or indirectly copying some files present at the Gnosis Archive. Ours was perhaps the first major collection of such texts to appear on "the web" in 1994, and thus has served as a source for others creating "their own" collections. Unfortunately transcription errors, typos, and primitive HTML formatting were present in the massive amount of material added to the Gnosis Archive in our first years; in a repeated process of "copying" they have been very widely propagated around the internet. The Piri Reis Map Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay First-time Visitors: Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. Use "Back" to return here. The Map The Piri Reis Map, shown below, is the oldest surviving map to show the Americas. Apart from its great historic interest, the map has been alleged to contain details no European could have known in the 1500's, and therefore proves the existence of ancient technological civilizations, visits by extraterrestrials, or both. The map is a portolan chart, a common form at this time. The straight parallels of latitude show that the map cannot be azimuthal. The Marginal Notes The marginal writings on the map are very revealing. Most important is that references to maps of Asia, plus some fragmentary lines south of Africa, indicate that this was originally a world map which was torn in half along the eastern edge. Cartography of the Piri Reis Map Below is a tracing of the coastlines on the map. Europe Africa North America Duh.
Feedbooks | Free eBooks and Best Sellers Arthur Miller - None Without Sin | American Masters In the period immediately following the end of World War II, American theater was transformed by the work of playwright Arthur Miller. Profoundly influenced by the Depression and the war that immediately followed it, Miller tapped into a sense of dissatisfaction and unrest within the greater American psyche. His probing dramas proved to be both the conscience and redemption of the times, allowing people an honest view of the direction the country had taken. Arthur Miller was born in Manhattan in 1915 to Jewish immigrant parents. After graduating, Miller returned to New York, where he worked as a freelance writer. Only two years after the success of “All My Sons,” Miller came out with his most famous and well-respected work, “Death of a Salesman.” Overwhelmed by post-war paranoia and intolerance, Miller began work on the third of his major plays.
Grimoar - Occult Texts Welcome to our library Welcome in our occult texts library. It contains 2052 unrevised texts in pdf, doc and other formats. If you would like to contribute to the library, use form below. If you would like to become administrator of this library, contact us on address mentioned above. Or you can switch to czech language version. Contribute to our library Great Circle Great circles are straight lines that go all the way around the center of the earth. The equator is a great circle. Meridians of longitude that cross over the north and south poles are also great circles. For every location on a great circle, it's antipodal location is also on the circle. Other than the equator itself, any great circle crosses the equator at two antipodal locations, 180° apart. Other than the equator and meridians of longitude that run due north and south, any great circle reaches it's maximum latitudes at two locations that are 90° of longitude east and west of the two locations where the great circle crosses the equator. Easter Island, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Paratoari, Tassili n'Ajjer and Giza are all aligned on a single great circle. Near Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu and Cuzco are within one quarter of a degree. The alignment of these sites is easily observable on a globe of the earth with a horizon ring. All great circles have two antipodal axis points.
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