By Alan Butler, Christopher Knight
The advice that the Giza pyramids have been laid out to symbolize the celebrities of Orion's belt, with the placement of the River Nile reflecting the Milky method, used to be first recommend by way of the well known writer Robert Bauval in his bestselling ebook The Orion secret. In prior to the Pyramids Knight and Butler exhibit that the British henges have been prepared within the similar formation - yet a lot past. additionally they current irrefutable facts that the astronomical calculations picking out the format of the pyramids may perhaps in basic terms were made of the positioning of the henges in North Yorkshire. From this they could finish that the pyramids of the pharaohs have been conceived and deliberate in Britain! Their subsequent wonderful discovery takes us to fashionable instances. they've got chanced on facts that the total Megalithic measuring method has survived into the 20 th century. There are examples in Washington, DC - even within the positioning and building of the Pentagon, which was once in simple terms started in 1942 and is an actual reproduction of the scale of Stonehenge, relationship to 3,000 BC.
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