The Giza Codex: Time of the Gods (cont.)
By Scott Creighton
The Giza Precession Wheel (GPW)
That such a circle is implied around the structures at Giza can be seen in more detail here:
This 'implied' or 'imaginery' circle the Designers provided would form their 'Precession Wheel'. They had determined long ago - through knowledge gained over countless generations - that the stars in the night sky were not as fixed as they might at first appear. If, for example, you look at a star on the horizon and noted its celestial co-ordinates and you then checked that same star's position on the same date 72 years later, you will have found that it will have moved from its original position by around 1 degree. Indeed, for that star to return to the celestial position you had recorded would take around 26,000 years.
The Designers would use this 'precessional motion' of the stars as the timing mechanism for their grand 'Precession Wheel'. Each degree around the imaginery wheel would constitute 72 years. By simply marking various points around the wheel it would be possible for them to record their important dates - past and future.
Of course, there is little point in marking specific points (i.e. dates) around the wheel without having a start point. This would be like trying to tell somone the time from an analogue clock which had no numbers on the face nor any indication as to whether the clock was properly orientated. Quite simply, you require at least one marker or reference point e.g. '12' on your clock face in order to even begin to know the clock's orientation and to tell the time. This is also the case for the Designer's Precession Wheel for it would essentialy operate like an analogue clock.
It seems this reference or start point has been provided for us by the positioning of the Great Sphinx - this is our '12 o'clock', our marker. So how can we determine the year (within our own time frame) the ancient Designers used as their start date, their "First Time"? They would most likely anticipate that future calendars would change or disappear as civilisations rise and fall, with no common time frame or reference date back to the days when the mighty cataclysm struck. Unless, of course, they were able to use the one time frame of reference that is universal to all ages and civilisations - the precessional motion of the stars.
The idea is quite simple. Choose a single star, record its azimuth (its horizontal position clockwise from north) just before the star is about to set on the horizon and then encode this data into the design. Such a measurement could have been made using a device similar to Crichton Miller's Celtic Cross. Future advanced civilisations would then be able to use this data to 'work back' when the star was at those co-ordinates, thereby giving the date when the star was positioned there, thus the reference or start point for the Precession Wheel.
Queens of Precession
However, there was a problem with this idea. If only one large structure was built depicting the chosen star, how would it be possible for future civilisations to be able to determine which star was being refered to? Looking up at the night sky, people of the future would simply wonder which of the tens of thousands of stars was being depicted. The problem is much the same if two large structures are built depicting two stars since a straight line can connect any two points. With three stars, however, the situation becomes a little better, especially if the three chosen stars form a relatively tight group. It would be important also that this group of stars should remain largely unaffected by the effects of the 'Proper Motion' of the stars, a phenomenon that distorts the spatial distances between stars over long periods of time, thus defeating the purpose of fixing their pattern on the ground that they would be correctly identified by a future civilisation. To this end the Designers decided the most practical group of three stars that would meet their needs were the tight group of 3 stars that form Orion's Belt.
There was a further problem, however, which quickly came to light. Even with 3 stars forming a fairly distinctive pattern within a tight group, the Designers realised that there existed numerous permutations of three stars in the night sky that could potentially match their design, thus erroneously regarded by a future civilisation as the correct triad. To avoid such confusion would require a decisive clue, a full-proof mechanism that would ensure future generations could not fail to select the correct 3-star group.
The most straightforward solution to this problem would be to somehow indicate within the design the prcessional motion of the chosen 3-star group over thousands of years. And, better still, this particular aspect of the design might also be utilised to encode the duration that would pass before the return of Illiantia - its cycle! It would seem that this detail (the precessional motion of the Orion Belt stars) is provided through the relative placement of the 2 sets of Queens Pyramids which depict the precessional motion of these 3 stars from one horizon to another over a period of around 13,000 years (figure 1).
It is worth noting that this idea might also explain the peculiar absence of the Queens pyramids of Khafre, who reputedly had five wives. Quite simply, the original function of these structures ws never intended as 'Queens Pyramids' but as precessional start and end markers for a particular group of stars, hence why there are no Queens Pyramids of Khafre. With this detail it seems quite certain then that it is the Orion Belt stars that the ancient Designers have depicted for us.
Figure 1 - The 2 Sets of 'Queens' depict the Precessional Motion of the Orion Belt Stars over almost 13,000 years
This idea can be viewed here as a Flash presentation: