Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ancient Mariners of Cyprus : Ancient Seafaring More Far-Reaching and Much Older than Previously Thought - As Above So Below - LexiLine Journal 462

I will shortly be posting in English here on LexiLine my originally German-language presentation at the Machalett Conference in May of this year 2007 in which I presented my view of how ancient seafarers surveyed Europe and Africa in the Neolithic Era, using astronomy as their triangulation measuring stick and megalithic sites as their survey markers.

Support for my general theory is found in a just published July 19, 2007 archaeology news report.

In an article at Yahoo News titled "Ancient mariner tools found near Cyprus", George Psyllides, AP writer, reports on new archaeological finds on the island of Cyprus which suggest that ancient seafaring was more far-reaching and much older than previously thought by the mainstream community.

Psyllides quotes
Colgate University's Albert J. Ammerman, the survey's director, as follows:

"These are the people who are the pioneers....
All of what we see on the land is just a tip of the iceberg of what is in the water...."

Psyllides writes further:

"The archaeologists believe that tools found at the two sites were used by seafaring foragers who frequented the island well over 10,000years ago - before the first permanent settlers arrived around 8,200 B.C.

They are thought to have sailed from present-day Syria and Turkey, at least 46 miles north and east of the island.

The dawn of seafaring in the region has been put at around 9,500B.C. from evidence found 20 years ago at Aetokremnos, on Cyprus' southern Akrotiri peninsula.

The finds indicate these early wanderers traveled more widely, and more frequently, than was previously believed, outside experts say.

"This just shows there is a lot more activity than was originally thought," said Tom Davis, an archaeologist and director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute.... "We're looking at repeated visits around the island."

"These would be people stopping deliberately, coming to the island to use resources, setting themselves with a clear understanding of the landscape," Davis said.

The finds indicate these early wanderers traveled more widely, and more frequently, than was previously believed, outside experts say."

And if that is true, then they must have had means of navigation at sea, and this could only have been navigation by the stars - with megalithic markers as terrestrial and hermetic cartographic points - as above, so below.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Rotherwas Serpent in England near the Herefordshire Beacon is Astronomy as the Hermetic Constellation Draco - LexiLine Journal 461

Via Archaeo News, the International Herald Tribune , and especially
the Monterey Herald and (the latter two of which have pictures), we discover that archaeologists have found a ca. 65-yard (ca. 60 meter) serpentine figure on a mound near Mondiford and the juncture of the rivers Wye and Lugg in Herefordshire, England. The 3-D serpentine figure, which has subsequently been named the "Rotherwas Ribbon", a name long applied to the area in which it was found, is perhaps more accurately called by its alternative name, "The Rotherwas Serpent", being similar to the Serpent Mound in Ohio in the USA, the largest such serpent mound in North America.

There is no question in our mind that the Rotherwas Serpent is a hermetic ("as above, so below") representation on land of a stellar figure seen by the ancients in the stars of the heavens, i.e. a heavenly serpent. Indeed, the name "roth-er-was" surely involves a confusion with and mixture of Gaelic naeth(er) "serpent" and Gaelic ooir wass "subsoil", i.e. "the serpent mound".

As I have written on page 1 of my book, Stars Stones and Scholars :

"All Neolithic sites in England and Wales, as marked on the Ordnance Survey map of Ancient Britain, form a map projection of the stars of the northern and southern heavens, with the center of the system at Herefordshire Beacon near Midsummer Hill and Wynd's Point."

Since the Rotherwas Serpent is located a mere 20 miles or so away from the Herefordshire Beacon, it is likely that the Rotherwas Serpent (dated to be older than the British Camp at the Herefordshire Beacon) is an alternative, probably older mark for the center of this system at the stars of Draco, the celestial serpent.

If this were actually so, the Rotherwas Serpent would be of incalculable value for the history of Ancient Britain and for the history of astronomy.

We read now with horror that there are plans to destroy the site by building a road through it :

"The Rotherwas Ribbon,named for the area in which it was found, lies in the path of theplanned highway and will be encased in a protective structure beneath the road once it is built."

There is already a Rotherwas Ribbon Campaign website established to save the Rotherwas Serpent and we can only hope that it will successful. Please go to that website and see what you can do to help to stop this madness in the United Kingdom (and elsewhere) of the destruction of invaluable ancient megalithic archaeological sites.

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