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## The Giza Doomsday Clock (cont.)By Scott Creighton

### The Dates

We learned earlier in this article that the stars precess around the horizon at the rate of 1º every 72 years. Thus in 720 years the stars will have precessed around the horizon by some 10 degrees. Thus we can see that elapsed time can be measured in degrees of arc. To determine the dates the clock hands point to all we need do is measure their angle from the clock's start position i.e. its angular distance from the Sphinx 'First Time' calibration mark, thus:

Date 1 Measures 9.25º Distance from the Sphinx Calibrating Date

To convert the D1 angle of 9.25º (from the Sphinx calibrating date) into a value in years we simply multiply 9.25 x 72 = 666 years.

In other words, from the Sphinx to the first date marker (clock hand) 666 years will have elapsed. To convert this to a date relative to our calendar we simply subtract this value from the Sphinx calibrating date, thus:

10,500BCE - 666 yrs = 9,834BCE.

The date for the second clock hand can be calculated in precisely the same manner.

Date 2 Measures 34.5º Distance from the Sphinx Calibrating Date

To convert the D2 angle of 34.5º (from the Sphinx calibrating date) into a value in years we simply multiply 34.5 x 72 = 2,484 years.

And to convert this into a date relative to our calendar:

10,500BCE - 2,484 yrs = 8,016BCE

And now we have the two (past) dates the clock hands with the Giza astronomical clock are pointing to 9,834BCE and 8,016BCE - a start date and an end date. A cycle within a cycle.

What is intriguing about these dates is that they point to a time in Earth's 'recent' prehistory when significant changes were occurring all over the planet. During this time the large ice sheets that had been slowly retreating from America and Europe finally disappeared along with many animal and plant species. Why this occurred remains something of a mystery although some scientists have uncovered evidence of a catastrophic asteroid strike over North America around this time which may have influenced these cataclysmic events.

But this is not the end of the story. Not only does the clock show the minimum culmination of the belt stars, it also shows us the maximum culmination of these stars which occurs c.2,460BCE. The conclusion here is inescapable. This is when we are to (re)set the Giza astronomical clock using the maximum culmination date and begin the 666 year countdown again! If we needed any evidence of this cycle we need look no further than the Dream Stele.

Date 2 Measures 34.5º Distance from the Sphinx Calibrating Date

Notice the back-to-back sphinxes carved on the Dream Stele. Remember also that the Dream Stele stands between the paws of the Sphinx, at the precise centre of the Sphinx. Remember also that the Dream Stele tells us that "…this is the place of the first time…". Clearly, however, there is a Second Time as indicated by the second Sphinx portrayed on the Dream Stele and that this Second Time is a 'mirror' of the First Time position - much in the same way that 12 o'clock is 'mirrored' by 6 o'clock (and vice versa).

The significance of the 2 culmination points of Orion's Belt to set (and then reset) the calibration point of the astronomical clock cannot be overstated. These pivotal moments in the precession cycle (i.e. in time) are akin to the noon point in our daily clock or the zero point on a stopwatch. It matters not how much time passes between these two points in time - when the culminations are reached the time to 'set the clock' for its 666 year countdown has arrived i.e. at the culmination of the belt stars.

### The Second Time

In the same way that the date of the First Time (c.10,500BCE) was set we can set the date for the Second Time in the same way. The calibrating point i.e. the Sphinx, is (re)set with the maximum culmination date of the Belt stars c.2,460CE. This becomes the new 12 o'clock position - the equivalent of resetting a stopwatch back to the zero mark. We know that the first alarm date occurs 666 years after the culmination date which presents us with the future 'alarm date' of 3,126CE - the beginning of some, as yet, unknown Earth cycle.

The next alarm date occurs 2,484 years after the calibration date which gives us the date 4,944CE - the end of the cycle.

Another way of achieving these dates would be to simply add 12,960 years (i.e. 180º x 72) to each of the First Time alarm dates thus 9,834BCE + 12,960 years = 3,126CE and 8,016BCE + 12,960 = 4,944CE.

The 'First Time' and the 'Second Time'

### In Conclusion

The structures at Giza can be shown to function as an eternal 'alarm clock' that uses the precessional motion of the stars as its timing mechanism. The clock seems to indicate two remote dates in the past (9,834 BCE and 8,016BCE) and two 'mirrored' dates in the future (3,126CE and 4,944CE) that are perhaps pointing to the beginning and end of an Earth cycle on some kind, a cycle that presently remains unknown to us. The nature of this cycle and how it might affect our planet may be related to the Earth's axial tilt and is beyond the scope of this article. (More on this can be read here: The Great Pyramid and the Axis of the Earth - Part 1 and here The Great Pyramid and the Axis of the Earth - Part 2)

What does seem clear is that whatever the nature of this cycle, it seems to have been of such importance that the ancients would design and later build a monumental clock that could withstand time itself in order that the cyclical timing knowledge it contains could be passed down to their descendants, allowing them to plan and prepare for the arrival of this cycle ahead of time.

Men fear time but time fears the pyramids -

Acknowledgements: Rob Miller, Scott Sacharczyk and Dennis Payne.