The Giza Doomsday Clock (cont.)
By Scott Creighton
3) The Timing Mechanism
Every analogue clock is fitted with either a mechanical or electronic timing mechanism that moves the clock's hands around the clock face at a consistent rate. The rate at which the clock hands move around the clock face is regulated to coincide with the time it takes the sun to rise and set and rise again (1 solar day). Two complete circuits of the clock's hands (midnight to noon to midnight) is equivalent to 1 solar day of 24 hours, sub-divided into 12 hours of night and 12 hours of light.
Of course, the Giza Astronomical Clock is not a simple 12/24 hour clock but is in fact a clock with a duration of 25,920 years around its 'clock face'! The timing mechanism of the Giza Astronomical clock is the eternal, regular (apparent) motion of the stars.
Each night we can easily observe the stars in the heavens drift across the night sky in an east to west direction due to the Earth's daily (diurnal) rotation. (Note: it is not, of course, the stars that are moving but rather it is the Earth that is turning, giving the illusion of motion of the stars). However, due to a slight wobble of the Earth's polar axis, the stars in the night sky actually drift (precess) in an imperceptibly slow west to east direction. In a circle of 360 degrees this slow west to east precessional drift equates to almost exactly 72 years for every degree of the circle (clock face). Thus, 72 years x 360 degrees equates to a precession clock length of 25,920 years! This is to say that approximately 25,920 solar years is equal to 1 Precession Year and, of course, 12,960 years in the precessional half-cycle.
But what evidence is there at Giza that proves, beyond reasonable doubt, that the structures there are associated with the stars and, more specifically, the precessional motion of the stars (to create a precession 'alarm clock')?
Orion Correlation Theory
In 1994, Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert published The Orion Mystery. In this book the authors presented evidence from the Ancient Egyptian texts that seemed to speak of a connection between the Pyramid, the Pharaoh and Sah. Some Egyptologists have identified Sah as the constellation of Orion (or a specific star within the Orion constellation). Bauval showed how the 3 Great pyramids at Giza seem to have been laid out in a very close (though not perfect) correlation to the pattern of the belt stars of the Orion constellation. This correlation together with numerous religious textual references identified by Bauval and Gilbert presented a strong case for the Giza-Orion hypothesis. Most Egyptologists, however, remained unconvinced, seeing Bauval's Giza-Orion correlation as being nothing more than the result of simple coincidence and largely ignored much of the textual evidence Bauval presented in support of his hypothesis.
However, more evidence has since come to light that proves, beyond reasonable doubt, that the belt stars of the Orion constellation did indeed serve as the 'template' for the design and placement of the Giza pyramids - the plan from the heavens i.e. the stars of Orion's Belt . Using a technique known as 'geo-stellar fingerprinting', it can be proved (beyond reasonable doubt), that the Giza-Orion correlation is sound.
To demonstrate this we must first ask ourselves the question - how likely is it that three random dots on a piece of paper can, using a simple geometric technique, create three bases whose dimensions proportionally match the dimensions of the three bases of the main Giza pyramids? Such an outcome is quite unlikely but, yet again, using the Orion
Belt stars (three points) and very simple geometry, three bases can indeed be created that proportionally match the base dimensions of the three main pyramids at Giza, thus:
The Giza-Orion Blueprint
As can be seen from the above presentation, the 'geo-stellar fingerprint' explains also the placement of the 2 sets of so-called Queens' Pyramids. This evidence proves - beyond reasonable doubt - that the belt stars of the Orion constellation formed the underlying design imperative for the base dimensions and placement of the main Giza pyramids and also the Queens' Pyramids.
If this was not evidence enough of an Orion Belt influence at Giza, further evidence presents itself in the placement of the 2 sets of Queens' pyramids.