Astronomy was practiced for more than 40000 years – a definite proof
We’ve all heard the hippies of the 80’s singing about the age of Aquarius. But what does it mean? And how does one determine when this age will begin?
The answer is very simple – by observing the stars of the east just before the sunrise during the spring equinox of 21st of March.
Why this date? Because even though our calendar dates have been revised in the past, it is a well-known fact that the New Year for the ancients began in March with the spring, not in January in the middle of the winter. And the spring equinox marks the beginning of the spring.
But let me illustrate what I mean. The following picture shows the sunrise on the 21st of March 2017 – Sun is rising between the constellations of Pisces and Aquarius.
Vernal equinox – 2017 AD
However, due to the astronomical phenomena of the precession, Sun is not always rising in the same place. It moves for 30 degrees of the Zodiac wheel every 2160 years, in a counter clock-wise direction – which is roughly one constellation.
Some say that the reason that the symbol of Jesus was a fish is because Christianity was created as the Sun was entering Pisces. And here is how that would look on the spring equinox, 2017 years ago.
Equinox in Pisces during the 1st year AD
But if we go back in time for another 2160 years, ie another 30 degrees of the circle, we would see the Sun rising in Aries, a period when the ancient Egyptians worshiped the ram-headed god Amun. This is also an epoch of people known as Aryans and the use of iron weapons in war. (Aries is ruled by Mars)
If we go for another 2160 years, we end up in Taurus, when the cult of the bull was extremely big all over the ancient world. (roughly 4000-2000BC) Take for example the Greek myth of Zeus and Europa. (Or read the full article here.)
Another 2160 years and we are in Gemini. (roughly 6000-4000BC) In this period we see many neolithic figurines of two-headed deities that look like Siamese twins. (a divine couple) Here are just a few examples:
- Gomolava, Serbia, 6th millennium BC
- Catalhoyuk, Turkey, first half of the 6th millennium BC
- Ain Ghazal, Jordan, around 6500 B.C.
You see what I mean? And we are taught that astronomy dates to the 4th millennium BC. What a nonsense.
I am not sure what would be the mythological and archaeological link with the Cancer, the next constellation, as going further back in time becomes more difficult without knowing the star-lore and having the archaeological record. But after the Cancer comes Leo, and authors like Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval have made a very convincing case that the Sphinx was originally aligned to the vernal equinox of the 10.500 BC.
And while their work is still dividing the scientific circles, I would like to add another discovery:
Since it takes 2160 years for the Sun to pass 30 degrees, a full 360 degrees circle will take 12 times that – 25920 years. And as we saw, Sun was in Taurus roughly around 4000-2000BC. If we want to take one more spin around the Zodiac, we need to add these 25920 years, which brings us to 29920 – 27920 BC, the previous time that Sun was in Taurus.
Isn’t it strange that the bull-headed goddess of the Chauvet cave is dated to the same period? (30-28 000 BC)
And then again, lion-man of the Hohlenstein-Stadel is dated to 38-33 000 BC. Sun needs to go trough 3 constellations – Leo, Cancer, and Gemini to get to the Taurus – a 90 degrees or 6000 years. That means that it was in Leo between 36 000 – 34 000 BC. See how this date matches perfectly the dating of the lion-man figurine. Amazing, isn’t it?
So, the question is – how old is REALLY the science of astronomy? More than 40 000 years if you ask me.
- Lion-man of the Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany
- Bull-headed goddess of the Chauvet cave, France