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These ancient builders celebrated the year with two days in the year when the shadow cast by the rising Sun, completely coincide with the shadow of the Sun sunset. We…

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These ancient builders celebrated the year with two days in the year when the shadow cast by the rising Sun, completely coincide with the shadow of the Sun sunset. We call these the spring and autumn equinox, fall on March 21 and September 21, respectively. It was also known that from one equinox to the other of the same time of year the Sun rises 366 times, appare on, this number was sacred.

Then they outlined a large circle on the ground and it was divided into 366 parts. You have to do only one thing — to repeat the process consisting of the following steps.

1: find a suitable place

Find a relatively flat area, with all sides visible horizon, particularly to the West and the East. You need an area 40 x 40 ft (12 x 12 m) with flat, smooth grass, earth or sand for leveling.

2: preparation

You will need:

1) Two strong smooth stick, a length of approximately 6 feet (1.8 m) and a diameter of several inches. One end should be sharpened;

2) Big hammer or heavy stone;

3) a Short stick with neatly cut ends of a length of about 10 inches (25.4 cm). To facilitate the work make the notches, dividing it into five equal parts;

4) Ropes (and clothes) with a length of about 40 feet (12 m);

5) String length of about 5 feet (1.5 m);

6) Small symmetrical load with a hole in the center (e.g., nut);

7) Straight stick 3 feet (0.9 m);

8) Sharp blade.

3: the construction of megalithic degrees

Megalithic circle was divided into 366 equal parts: hence, it can be said with almost complete certainty, trace their origin modern of 360 degrees that comprise a circle. In all likelihood, as the development of mathematics in the Middle East the six units were simply discarded so that the circle was divisible by all the possible numbers. Megalithic degree was 98,36 % modern degrees. To determine the megalithic yard you need to measure only one-sixth of a circle, which will contain 61 megalithic degrees. To do this is easy, since the radius of the circle fits around the circumference exactly six times.

So, stand back in the corner of the chosen site and insert one of the sticks vertically into the ground. Then take the rope, make a loop and throw it on a stick.

First, the megalithic builders must have divided the sixth part of a circle 61 share of trial and error, picking up small sticks. But it is highly likely that they have understood the ratio of 175:3 gives a 366th-th part of the circle and there is no need to calibrate the circle.

The next step make sure your rope has a length of 175 units from the center of the first loop to the center of the second loop, I need to get done. Length of unit does not matter, but in this case, for convenience, use a stick length of 10 inches, to not make too big of a circle, put on a stick in the notches, dividing it into five equal parts (you can cheat a little by using the ruler). Next, measure stick 35 times (=175 units) from loop to loop, giving a total length of about thirty feet. Now throw the first loop mounted on a stick and stretch the rope to its full length in the East or West direction and insert the stick in the second loop. Can now draw an arc on the ground. Since you have used the relations, there is no need to draw fully one-sixth of a circle, enough for a couple feet.

Then take the string and tie it to the cargo to get the plumb.

Now you can stick the second stick in the ground somewhere on the circle you scribed, and by means of a plumb place it vertically. Then take your stick to measure and mark a point on the arc that is three units from the outside edge of the second stick. Return to center and remove the stick, noting the hole with stone or other suitable object. Now the stick should be placed on the point you just marked on the arc, make sure you put it vertically, and its outer edge is three units from the respective outer edges of the second stick.

Return to the center of the circle and look at the two sticks. In the space between them, you see exactly one 366-th part of the horizon.

4: measure time

You split the horizon so that it has the same parts, many times the Sun rises during one revolution of the Earth. Now I need to measure the rotation of the Earth around its axis.

You should wait for a cloudless night when the stars are clearly visible. Standing behind the center, wait for a bright star will be between the sticks. In the sky there are twenty stars with an astronomical magnitude of 1.5 are known as stars of the first magnitude. Clearly the apparent motion of stars relative to the horizon is due to the rotation of the Earth. From this it follows that the star will be from the edge of the first sticks to the edge of the second for the period of exactly one 366 th of one rotation (day).

The day consists of 86,400 seconds, therefore, the 366th part of the day is 236 seconds, or 3 minutes 56 seconds. So, you mean two sticks of high-precision watches, operating always.

When you see the star of the first magnitude Xia brings to the first stick, take a plumb Bob, hold the string at a distance of about 16 inches (40 cm) from the burden, swing it like a pendulum. As soon as the star will appear because of the poles, consider the swing from one extreme point to another.

There are only two factors that affect the swing of the pendulum: length from the load to the upper point and the force of gravity, which is determined by the mass of the Earth. If you swing a pendulum faster it will be to deviate more, but the number of swings will not change.

Your task is to count the number of oscillations of the pendulum for the period until the star passes between the two sticks. You should adjust the length of twine so that you get exactly 366 swings during this period, 3 minutes and 56 seconds. It will take some time, so be prepared: you’ll have plenty to look up at the stars.

5: produce the measure of the Megalithic yard

Once you have achieved the desired length of string, mark the exact spot where it came out of your fingers. Now take a straight stick, place the string marked approximately in its center, holding it down, pull the string along the stick. Mark on the stick where it touched the cargo, now flip the pendulum to the other end of the stick, following that are marked on the plumb point remained on the same spot of the stick. Again note the stick on the center of the load.

Put a plumb line and cut a stick with two ends in those places where it was marked.

Congratulations. Now you have a stick of length exactly one Megalithic yard.

In conclusion, it is worth noting that the curious British measurement unit known as “stick” or “pole”, is equal to 6 Megalithic yards to an accuracy of one percent. One chain is composed of four pole, 80 chains is a mile. Perhaps, the modern mile of 1760 yards is based on a prehistoric unit of measurement — the Megalithic yard?


And I saw in those days how long cords were given to the two angels… “Why they got these ropes and gone?” And he said to me: “They went to measure”.

The Book Of Enoch


When the late Professor Alexander That surveyed over a thousand megalithic structures from Northern Scotland, across England, Wales, Western France, he was amazed to find that they are all built using the same units of measurement. Tom called this unit a Megalithic yard (KITCHEN), because it is very close in size to the Imperial yard and was exactly 2 feet 8,64 inches (82,966 cm). Being an engineer he could appreciate the amazing precision that is characteristic of ME, but could not understand how such a primitive society, people can constantly reproduce any such unit in the area, formed a few hundred miles.

The answer, is not able to find the late Professor, is associated not with stones, and with the stars. MAX was not an abstract unit, which is a modern meter. This measure is scientific, constantly generated by empirical means. It is based on the observation of three fundamental factors:

1. the orbit of the Earth around the Sun;

2. the rotation of the Earth around its axis;

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