By Alan Butler, Christopher Knight
Publish yr note: First released in 1999
This is the extreme tale of the way the search to aim to crack the secret of the Megalithic backyard - an old unit of linear size - ended in the invention of compelling facts pointing to the lifestyles of an unknown, hugely complex tradition which used to be the precursor to the earliest recognized civilizations resembling the Sumerians and the Egyptians.
There should have been a Civilization One. The authors convey how this very exact unit of 82.966656cm, confirmed to were utilized in the development of millions of megalithic constructions in Britain and France, used to be derived from watching the speed of the spin of the Earth - in line with a kind of geometry that had 366 levels to compare the 366 rotations of the Earth in a 12 months. They show how this is often a part of an built-in process, way more complicated than something used at the present time, which kinds the root of either the Imperial and the Metric systems.
the traditional scientists understood the scale, motions and relationships of the Earth, Moon and solar - they measured the sun approach or even understood how the rate of sunshine was once built-in into the hobbies of our planet.
The implications of those revelations pass a ways past the fascination of gaining knowledge of
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