Before the Pyramids: Cracking Archaeology's Greatest Mystery

By Christopher Knight, Alan Butler

Were the pyramids of the pharaohs conceived in Britain? The acclaimed coauthors of Civilization One imagine so, they usually take readers on a gripping day trip into historical faith and astronomy. Knight and Butler not just identify the life of a complicated civilization with astounding, virtually smooth wisdom, yet additionally they clarify how the oldest Neolithic monuments--the henges of North Yorkshire--were deliberate, and their awesome connection to the later pyramids of Giza.


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Solomon’s strength agents (published in paperback because the Hiram Key Revisited) prior to THE PYRAMIDS CRACKING ARCHAEOLOGY’S maximum secret CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT AND ALAN BUTLER devoted to my expensive uncle, Father Thomas Crean, a clergyman of significant humility and noteworthy perception, who has spent a life-time assisting others worldwide. CK devoted to Josephine, Julie, Martin, Philip, Sarah, Carolyn and Cathy, my a lot enjoyed stepchildren and nieces. AB CONTENTS Acknowledgements record of Figures advent 1 The Giza Enigma 2 celebrity Watchers three The Silent Stones converse four The Circles of the Sky five significant Henges and Their makes use of 6 trying to find Sirius 7 Overturning previous principles eight Squaring the Circle nine crusing to the celebrities 10 Revelation in Rome eleven Celts, Druids and Freemasonry 12 a brand new Jerusalem thirteen The Founding Fathers 14 The Proportions of the Gods Appendices 1 The making plans of the Thornborough Henge advanced 2 putting the center Henge three solving the Dogleg four utilizing the Megalithic Pendulum five The Minoan Foot and the traditional Foot 6 Estimating the Circumference of the Earth – James Russell BSc C. Eng. M. I. E. I. 7 The Megalithic method defined eight The Pentagon and the thirty second measure of Scottish ceremony Freemasonry nine The Centre of the District of Columbia 10 pondering types and educational Objectivity Endnotes ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS before everything, in fact, we want to recognize the endurance, tolerance and beneficial guidance of our better halves Caroline and Kate. we now have many acquaintances who've helped us around the years, teachers, mathematicians, engineers, astronomers, biblical students or even a few archaeologists. We thanks all yet we want to checklist our precise due to the subsequent humans: The past due Professor Alexander Thom, with no whose lifetime’s paintings and rigorous surveying none of our personal examine or investigations might were attainable; Edmund Sixsmith, a London-based civil engineer and long-time champion of Alexander Thom who has picked up the gauntlet for our reason to push for a formal educational debate on our reconstruction of a super-science from prehistory, which he has specific the ‘Knight & Butler Symmetries’; James Russell, a civil engineer from Northern eire who has carried out quite a number hugely amazing experiments to illustrate how Neolithic astronomers may have measured the size of the Earth with nice accuracy; Professor Philip Davies, a biblical pupil who has supplied professional opinion through the years and has helped in each method he can, together with introducing us to different specialists; Dr Jack Miller, a Cambridge college geologist who first alerted us to the truth of Noah’s Flood and to the truth that Rosslyn might by no means were a part of an meant collegiate church; Professor Archie Roy, the astronomer who was once first to verify that our steered pendulum approach to timing stars explains the Megalithic backyard; Robert Bauval, freethinking gentleman Egyptologist who first pointed out the correlation of Orion’s Belt with the Giza pyramids and has been very supportive of our investigations; Dr Thomas Brophy, an astrophysicist for sharing his discoveries of super-ancient astronomical observatories within the Sahara; Michael Mann, our writer for his ongoing help and persisted clever information; Penny Stopa, our ever sufferer publishing supervisor who controlled to house a truly overdue manuscript whilst new discoveries impinged on closing dates.

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