[For a brief period after Newsletter 27 in the year 2002, we posted to LexiLine without giving a specific Newsletter number, and then resumed normal numbered postings with Newsletter 28. Hence the interceding postings (with related topics sometimes combined in one posting) are here named 27-A, 27-B, 27-C, etc.]
I have uploaded the files
pignone.tig and pignone.gif
to the Italy folder at the LexiLine files at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files [newer URL at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files/]
showing a megalithic rock formation sent to me by Enrico Calzolari in Italy, a megalithic site which I show in the above drawings to be two heads to either side of the Milky Way to the right of Cassiopeia and Cepheus.
This representation is essentially the same in principle for this general part of the heavens as the megalithic wall we just saw discovered in the Cheops Pyramid where the comparable part of the heavens is shown as two opposing heads of the pharaoh with the two crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. [See our postings about this at LexiLine at
[Update as a posting from Peter Szabo, a list member]
>by fear, intutition and phantasy i can see some faces here and there in your stone.
>i can hardy identify the whole picture as you describe.
>please could you draw them in a bit more ?
to which I answered:
I will contact Enrico Calzolari who sent me 5 photos of this site to see if I
can post them to our files. The heads are actually quite easy to see - one can
always argue about the details, but the main direction is correct.
[Update as a posting from Jean Buffum, a list member]
Ditto Peter's request.
I often wish you'd do more thorough explanation of "how to" view the correspondence of the astronomical bodies in the heavens and the megalithic stones or architectural monuments that were meant to mirror? them on the earth.
My formal education and professional experience was focused in the arts and pretty limited in the sciences. I have an easy time following your explanatory stuff in Linguistics, Hist. Mythology, even biogenetic stuff. But when it comes to astronomy, geodesics, etc., like the Egyptologists, I'm not adequately equipped to even ask good questions.
I'd appreciate some really basic 101 level stuff now and then. Like Peter, I hope you will describe your thoughts on the relationship between images on the stone found in the shaft of the Great Pyramid and astronomical configurations, principles in greater detail. I want to learn how to see the correspondence as you are seeing it, even more than I want to see what you are seeing in any particular case.
I wrote the following answer to those requests:
To start, and in order to have a basis for understanding, it is essential to read the index page at
As far as the cupmarks in the shaft are concerned, the builders marked certain blocks of stone so that the foremen and their workers would put the blocks in the right place on the pyramid and - even more importantly - with the intended corners also in the right places. If you have a six-sided rectangular block of stone, there are 8 possible positions in placing this stone.
If the sides are A,B,C and D and the ends are E and F, then for end E forward any of the sides A,B,C and D can point upwards and the same is true for end F forward. If the blocks are perfectly rectangular or serve no special function, then it does not matter of course, but this becomes critical for finer construction work.
In the case of the markings at the end of the shaft in the Cheops Pyramid, the markings surely served as "notes" for the star watchers who marked the stellar positions visible to them (this of course was done when the shafts still had an open outlet to the sky at the position of the secret chamber and before the pyramid was "topped off".
That some kind of marking was required to avoid chaos on the building site is clear - there are two-and-a-half MILLION blocks of stone in the Great pyramid - differing in size depending on where they are and weighing from 2 to 70 tons apiece (Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid). When people speak of the building of the great pyramids they tend to ignore the problems of simple but necessary logistics. It is not enough just to cut blocks at the quarry - people had to have instructions all along the way - sizing the stones, transporting the stones to the right spot on the pyramid and placing the stones at the proper positions. Some kind of labelling and communication along the entire path from quarry to pyramid was essential.
What about the purpose of the shafts? Nothing shows the incompetence of mainstream Egyptology in this field more than their previous "establishment" view of these shafts as "air ventilaton shafts" - which is absolute nonsense.
As Tompkins writes in his Secrets of the Great Pyramid (pp. 133-137) way back in 1971:
"A glance at the outlines and cross sections of the pyramids of Saqqara, Dashur and Medum will show that, like ancient British observatories, each had a sighting passage pointed at a northern
star. The passage ended in an observation chamber with a corbeled roof with a small opening just at ground level, presumably for sighting a star directly overhead at the zenith, or for lowering a plumb line to coincide with a line sighted down the sloping passage."
Tompkins wrote that long before Bauval and Hancock.
The same closed-mindedness [found among Egyptologists] is true for the archaeologists.
Tompkins continues that last paragraph as follows: "The similarity [of the pyramids] to the structure at Maes-Howe [Orkneys, Scotland] is indeed amazing. Yet Maes-Howe has also been considered as nothing but a burial chamber. A recent writer on Maes-Howe discarded the theory that the mound might have had astronomical significance, saying that the belief is accepted by no "serious student of archeology".
Indeed, mainstream Egyptologists and archaeologists have taken delight in calling people who saw astronomical significance in these constructions as "Pyramidiots".
Let me say clearly and for all the world to hear that the only Pyramidiots out there are the vast majority of mainstream Egyptologists and archaeologists.
Please continue to ask questions - make them as specific as you can, and I will try to answer them as best as I can.
For example, there are serious issues. Why in the Great Pyramid do the shafts bend rather than being perfectly straight Did they use some kind of reflectors as mirrors - and why? Where were the measurements made? and at what stages in course of building the pyramid? Were corrections made for the motion of stars and resulting displacement in the course of the time it took to build a pyramid? These are the kinds of questions which the mainstream scientists should be addressing - not whether these shafts were "air shafts".
Many questions, by the way, are answered by Tompkins in his book Secrets of the Great Pyramid, the best book ever written on the pyramids - though even he has many theories, suppositions, myths, and errors. But in comparison to the erroneous pablum written by the Egyptologists and archaeologists up to now, Tompkins is gold. He is at least "scratching at the truth". The mainstream has been "scratching away the truth." That is a serious difference.
[Update October 2, 2002]
Enrico Calzolari gave me permission to upload his photo of Pignone, Italy and I have now uploaded this to our "Photos" file. I will put photos in this file in the future since the "Files" for drawings is rapidly becoming full.
The right head can be seen quite clearly. This is similar to what is drawn in the Secret Chamber of the Cheops Pyramid.