I have now uploaded maps of my decipherment of the megaliths of Germany and Italy to two new directories, Germany and Italy, in our LexiLine files at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files or [new Url http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files/]
Since these graphics are in color, the .gifs are of poorer quality, so please look at the .tifs for quality versions of each picture. The files are.
germany.gif and germany.tif and
italy.gif and italy.tif
[.tifs are viewable e.g. with QuickTime - see my postings on this list
about how to install QuickTime properly for viewing graphics online]
Please be aware that these decipherments are pioneering efforts and that there is not the certainty here that exists for my decipherment of Scotland and England, which I consider to be quite accurate. Fixed island systems are easier than the continent, where borders could theoretically have been set just about anywhere in ancient days. In addition, the sites in Ancient Britain have been far better maintained than elsewhere.
Germany shows clear evidence of a large system of geodetic astronomical measure and some evidence of a smaller regional system.
One system is a larger territory with the center at the Externsteine (the Extern Stones, southeast of Bielefeld on your maps), with the Gollenstein in Saarland (near Blieskastel) as Hydra in the South and the Schalenstein in Schleswig-Holstein (near Bunsoh and Albersdorf) as
Scorpio in the North. These two identifications are quite clear. The rest of the sites then can be fitted into this system. This system e.g. seems to show the ancient border between the Germanic speakers and French speakers to have run through the middle of Belgium - where the site of Weris marks Virgo (I was just there three days ago to confirm this decipherment and take photos) - but this result must be regarded as provisional, since there are still many, many sites in continental Europe and Germany to be examined. I have certain identification of only a few of these.
The second system - more regional - may possibly concentrate around the Magdalenian sites of Andernach and Gönnersdorf near Koblenz (the Magdalenians go clear back to ca. 10000 BC).
[UPDATE October 10, 2006. As reported in an article in Antiquity, "fragments of Niedermendig lava, from the Andernach region" of Germany have been found at Avebury and the Sanctuary, showing a clear Neolithic connection beween Ancient Britain and megalithic Germany.]
There is also an almost unknown megalith from Traben-Trarbach on the Mosel, locally called "the Red Goddess", which seems to have marked a star in Ursa Major [update 2006: actually Leo]. This location may not fit into the large system across Europe or Germany [update 2006: it actually does fit into the German system in Leo], but fits well into a smaller regional system with a center (north ecliptic pole) near the so-called "Goloring" [Golo-Ring].
On the other hand, the well-known documented megalith of Trittenheim fits clearly into the larger system, marking Regulus in Leo.
The status of the GOLORING, i.e. "golo-ring" - mentioned above - is
for a picture.
Up until just recently, the Goloring could not be visited or photographed because it was on military land, unused but still belonging to the military. A regional radio report today indicates it has now apparently been opened to the public. The Goloring is near the 900-inhabitant town of Wolken (Wolken in German means clouds, i.e. heaven) just above Kobern of Kobern-Gondorf (near Mayen) and near Polch (which I think represented the Pole Star in the regional hermetic system - there are ancient earthworks near there suggesting as much). You may not find the smaller towns on your maps, so I have for this reason given the names of larger nearby cities.
The Goloring is interesting because it is more or less identical to similar rings in Ancient Britain and is the only such known ring in Germany. It is about an hour drive from where I live so I will be looking at in coming days if in fact it is now
accessible (the proof is in the pudding). [UPDATE: We drove there later - the Goloring was NOT accessible].
Italy has been a tough nut to crack, in spite of the fact that Enrico Calzolari - with whom I regularly correspond - some years ago established that megaliths in the La Spezia area of Liguria, Italy seemed to represent the shape of Cassiopeia (see the corresponding pages at megalith.net).
This proved a difficult clue, until I added sites on Corsica (as the phallic North Ecliptic Pole - i.e. the point of creation of the sky) and Sardinia (the Pole Star) to the picture. Then continental Italy fell into place as being marked primarily by the constellations along the Milky Way, represented by the APPENNINES (= Latvian PIENU celsh "Milky Way").
The Chianca Dolmen and megalithic sites in the region of Bisceglie and Molfetta as marking Canis Major (CHIANCA = CANIS) I regard to be solid. The same is true for Cassiopeia and the sites around La Spezia.
Also solid in my opinon is Paestum (ancient Poseidonia, south of Naples, Ischia and Capri) which according to local legend was built by Jason and the Argonauts. I can confirm - based on my analysis of megalithic sites - that this legend is true. Neolithic artifacts have been found in this region. This region (Basilicata as a province) represents the hole in the Milky Way to the left of Sirius which the ancients regarded as the Cosmic Egg, for which reason this site is associated with fertility. It is comparable to the astronomical position of "the Face" in the constellational system in evidence at Kents Cavern. We also saw this same Cosmic Egg in the Planisphere from the White sea.
Still, my identifications of regions (provinces) of Italy with constellations is in part based on the alleged system found and not solely through concrete megalithic sites which I have deciphered.
For example, I first predicted - based on the system found - that the Italian province Piedmont must have represented Cygnus - and then found only later at La Bessa (a gigantic site which I decipher as a vast earthworked mural and which I did not even know existed previously) that this might be true. The same holds for the identification of La Marche as the Pleiades. The name fits to ancient names for the Pleiades and there are Neolithic caves here, but I have found nothing megalithic yet with the Pleiades depicted. I presume the caves will ultimately give us an answer.
I will be uploading many files in the future showing decipherments of various sites in Germany and Italy. There may be corrections and additions in the course of time, so do not regard my decipherments of Germany and Italy as final in any way. All of my work is just the beginning of a very long journey back into time - we are the first moderns to make this journey.
BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, LUXEMBOURG = BENELUX
Of course, the ancient site of Weris in Belgium (ca. 3000 BC) will also be presented, once the photos are developed. There will also be interesting material relating to Luxembourg: a gigantic stone in Germany at Niederburg (Bollendorf) and the Ferschweiler Plateau, marking the ancient border to Luxembourg. The Netherlands also have many megaliths to examine.
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