1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond (3.8.09)

ASTRONOMICAL ALIGNMENTS [2i]

Here, at the ancient city of Teotihuacán in Mexico, evidence suggests that ancient cultures possessed an incredibly accurate knowledge of our neighboring planets. Some scholars have even interpreted the number and orientation of its pyramids to perfectly reflect a model of our own solar system.

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“Along the Avenue de los Muertos, the ‘Avenue of the Dead’, the pyramids there align in perfect distance of each of the orbits of our planets in our solar system.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

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Perhaps significant is the fact that the large Pyramid of the Sun is positioned at the center of the other structures, reflecting the fact that the sun is at the center of our solar system, and that the planets revolve around it.

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“It was a known fact back then already that the sun was at the center of our solar system, which ‘Western science’ didn’t find out until much, much later.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

But just how could Teotihuacán’s designers have known so early on that the planets in our solar system revolved around the sun?  Didn’t that take many more centuries of scientific progress and investigation to figure out?

“Interestingly enough, debunkers will say, ‘Oh, this is just coincidence that these pyramids are aligned with the planets of our solar system’. But if we go on the other side of the planet to Stonehenge, we have another ancient site which is way older, by the way, than Teotihuacán. Where if you look at Stonehenge from a bird’s-eye-view, you see that these are all concentric circles. And each of these circles corresponds exactly with the orbit of all of our planets in our solar system. So, we have two places on Earth where we have the same thing.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

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In recent years, Stonehenge has also been interpreted by some archaeologists to be a kind of astronomical calendar, one which could be used to calculate events such as solar eclipses. But if that were true, whoever aligned these massive stones on the barren English landscape would have to have had precise astronomical knowledge of the path of the sun.

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Built between the seventh and ninth centuries, the stone temples of Tikal, tower more than 200 feet above the Guatemalan rain forest. Tikal is home to one of the largest excavation sites in the world, one where thousands of structures still remain covered, buried beneath the jungle. According to most scientists Tikal’s pyramids played an essential part in helping the Mayans devise their calendar.

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By aligning the sightlines between the highest points of the structures, ancient astronomers could pinpoint the most important dates of the year, such as an upcoming Equinox or Solstice. But what also excites Ancient Astronaut Theorists is how perfectly the layout of Tikal’s pyramids correlate to the star map of the Pleiades-Orion region of the sky. An overhead view of the structures almost exactly mirrors the alignment of the constellation.

This same outline has been spotted in an area far from Tikal…much, much farther.

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Recently discovered on Mars is a cluster of landforms that offers a near-perfect replication of the pyramid pattern of Tikal. Three distinct locations, one unique pattern.  Coincidence…or design?

“At Tikal, the legends and the mythologies that we have all speak of a time when the gods intermingled and interconnected with our ancestors. So, Tikal also was built as a message for future generations to see that a long, long time ago, we were visited by extraterrestrials.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“Someone who had seen this had to have actually relayed the information to them because they couldn’t have just guessed. So, it really starts to raise the question of saying this Ancient Astronaut Theory really needs to have more light shed on the topic.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“It’s certainly possible that the ancient people not only measured all of these astronomy events, but were able to come up with a mathematical theory to put them together, and then to predict new things. We shouldn’t think that the ancient people were dummies.”

Sara Seager, Ph.D. (Prof. of Planetary Sciences, MIT)

“Early man, people in ancient times didn’t have dashboard-mounted GPS units. They had the path of the sun through the sky, the path of the Moon through the sky. They could see the stars at night. They were permanent fixtures that they could navigate from. So, it’s not surprising at all that almost every culture recorded astronomical phenomenon.”

– Todd Disotell, Ph.D. (Anthropologist, New York Univ.)

“We never look up at the sky and enjoy the beauty of it. Ancient people would not have been able to avoid looking at the sky. With no electricity, the skies would be so dark and the stars would be so bright. Not only that, but they relied on the sky for directions, for seasons in which to plant, and for a variety of things. Today, with our GPS units and navigation systems and computers, we don’t need to look at the sky.”

Sara Seager, Ph.D. (Prof. of Planetary Sciences, MIT)

“I want to be very clear about one thing. That our ancestors were as smart as we are today. However, I don’t believe that Ancient Astronauts visited the Earth in the remote past. I am convinced of it because of all the countless indications and pieces of evidence that we can find from all around the world in different ancient cultures, in different mythologies and legends. I know it happened because if you look at all the pieces, it’s the only conclusion that you can draw.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

But just why were ancient peoples so focused on the sky and the stars in the first place? Were they waiting for something to happen? Or perhaps for something…or someone to return?

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References:

[1] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: Season 1. [DVD Back Cover]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[2a] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Introduction]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2b] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: The Catalyst]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2c] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Gods on High]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2d] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Biblical Evidence]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2e] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Illustrated History]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2f] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: The Pyramid Puzzle]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2g] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Baffling Monuments]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2h] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Egyptian Electricity]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2i] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Astronomical Alignments]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2j] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [DVD Footage: Continuing Controversy]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[3] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.2 – The Evidence. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[4] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.3 – The Visitors. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 27, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[5] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.4 – The Mission. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 4, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[6] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 18, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[7] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.6 – The Return. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 25, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

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