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пятница, 23 апреля 2010 г.

Egypt decoded



Since earliest times, before even the great pyramids were built, the ancient Egyptians developed a powerful sky religion based on the apparent motions of the sun and stars. As early as the 4th millennium BC a solar calendar was established in Egypt which was calibrated on the conjunction of the heliacal (dawn) rising of the star Sirius and the summer solstice sunrise. This calendar, which can be precisely dated to 3200 BC, was also locked on the annual flooding of the Nile, Egypt's mighty river and on whose waters all life in Egypt depends. This annual miracle, and its curious conjunction with the stellar-solar 'marriage' of Sirius and the summer solstice sunrise, formed the basis upon which all subsequent religious ideas, ceremonies and rituals were developed, and provided the cosmic principles upon which the great pyramid monuments and, later on, the great temples of Egypt, were designed.