The Giza Doomsday Clock
By Scott Creighton
To the Ancient Egyptians the stars of the heavens were an endless source of fascination and mystery; a theatre where the story of the birth of their civilisation was forever played out and where, in death, their ultimate destiny lay. But the eternal motion of the sun and the stars served a much more useful and practical purpose to this ancient civilisation.
Through meticulous observation of the motions of the celestial bodies, the astronomer-priests of Ancient Egypt could determine the hours of the day and the night, when the seasons of the year would change, when the Nile was due to flood, when to plant their seeds and when to harvest their crops etc, etc. In short, the motions of the heavens regulated many of the most important activities of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, providing them with fore-knowledge of the Earth's cycles that was crucial for their very survival. In this capacity, the eternal clock of the heavens served as their constant guide, enabling them to make all necessary preparations in advance of forthcoming natural events and their religious festivals.
In this regard, understanding the regular motions of the sun and the stars was essential in order to chart and then predict the various cycles of the Earth. Mostly these cycles would be concerned with annual events as outlined above but there were other much longer term events, the cycles of which the AE charted through the motions of the stars. One of these longer term cycles related to the heliacal rising of the star, Sirius - a cycle of some 1460 years (Julian calendar).
But it seems that there is yet another cycle of even greater duration that is closely linked with the motion of the Belt Stars of the Orion constellation that the Ancient Egyptians seem to have known of and, through the eventual construction of the pyramids at Giza as a monumental 'alarm clock', are attempting to draw attention to in order that their descendants would have fore-knowledge of the timing (and nature) of this particular event. With such fore-knowledge their descendants could then make the necessary preparations for the arrival of whatever event is due to occur at the pivotal moment within this long cycle.
The pyramid structures at Giza, built by the 4th Dynasty Egyptians, were possibly based upon architectural plans that, according to the Building Texts in the Temple of Horus at Edfu, were contained within a more ancient 'codex' (blueprint) that supposedly came from the 'heavens' at Saqqara in the days of Imhotep. It will be shown in this article how the Pyramids of Giza function as a very precise, grand astronomical clock. It will also be shown that the 'alarm hand' on this astronomical clock points to a precise date in the coming astrological Age of Aquarius.
The Giza Astronomical 'Alarm' Clock
Every analogue alarm clock requires 5 key elements that work together to allow us to set the clock's alarm to trigger at a particular (future) time. These are:
- A clock-face.
- A calibrating point i.e. like the 12 O'clock position or the start position on a stop-watch.
- A reliable timing mechanism.
- Clock hands showing the current time.
- An 'alarm hand' to indicate a specific (future) time.
In order for us to understand how the Giza astronomical clock operates, it will help us to first identify each of these facets of time and its measurement within the Giza structures.
1) The 'Clock Face'
Like most analogue clocks, the Giza Astronomical clock face is formed from a circle. However, as most people who have studied the pyramids at Giza will know, there is no circular structure to be found at Giza. The circular Giza clock face was never built because it is not actually required. The circle for our clock face at Giza is implied by the structures themselves as seen in the diagram below.
The Satellite Pyramids at Giza are Placed in a 3-1-4 (Pi) Formation
The arrangement of the 8 satellite pyramids at Giza presents a 3-1-4 formation, these digits being the first 3 digits of the Pi constant. And Pi, naturally, implies a circle! And it is much more convenient and efficient to imply the clock face (circle) from a 3-1-4 arrangement of the satellite structures than it would be to physically construct a massive, monumental stone circle around the Giza site. Furthermore, a massive stone circle - had such been constructed - would most likely have been interpreted as merely a reflection of the shape of the moon or the sun - it would not have the implied knowledge that the 3-1-4 arrangement of the satellites presents to us i.e. the Pi constant. In this sense the 3-1-4 arrangement of the satellites serves as a beacon; it beckons us to look deeper.
Of course, it would be all too easy to consider this Pi arrangement of the satellite pyramids as purely the result of simple happenstance. But this is much less so when we consider the additional evidence at the site for this implied circle.