Civilization One: The World Is Not as You Thought It Was

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This is the amazing story of how a quest to try to crack the mystery of the Megalithic Yard - an ancient unit of linear measurement - led to the discovery of compelling evidence pointing to the existence of an unknown, highly advanced culture which was the precursor to the earliest known civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Egyptians. There must have been a Civilization One.

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This is the amazing story of how a quest to try to crack the mystery of the Megalithic Yard - an ancient unit of linear measurement - led to the discovery of compelling evidence pointing to the existence of an unknown, highly advanced culture which was the precursor to the earliest known civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Egyptians. There must have been a Civilization One.

Knight and Butler reveal the secrets of an extraordinary integrated measuring system which might have been lost to the world for ever. It was a system, far more advanced than anything used today, which forms the basis of both the Imperial and Metric measure systems! These ancient scientists understood the dimensions, motions and relationships of the Earth, Moon and Sun – they measured the solar system and even understood how the speed of light was integrated into the movements of our planet. Their conclusions fly in the face of everything that we thought we knew about the origins of the modern world - but the evidence is incontrovertible. And the implications of these revelations go far beyond the fascination of the discovery of a 'super-science' of prehistory; they indicate a grand plan which will have far reaching theological ramifications!
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  • ISBN-13: 9781842931660
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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Christopher Knight invested seven years conducting research into the origins of Freemasonic rituals. His first book, The Hiram Key (1996), co-authored with Robert Lomas, became an instant bestseller and has since been translated into 37 languages selling over a million copies worldwide.
Alan Butler, an engineer, but fascinated by history, also became an expert in astrology and astronomy. He has researched ancient cultures, pagan beliefs and comparative religion and has published four successful books the Knights Templar and the Grail legend.
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  • Posted October 14, 2009

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    Starts strong 6.5/10

    For the most part I enjoyed the book. Using Math i feel they make a compelling case as for the sophistication of early civilizations in current day England. Then they progress to other cultures using the same math and measurements. However after getting to later chapters especially the talking more about astronomy and the moon i feel like they are forcing their number to fit their equation and i don't particularly agree with their conclusion. If they left it at the measurements of the ancients and how they are similar and there must of been a race before them i would of rated it a 9 or 10. Also the book has a good amount of math so if you dont like math this book might not be for you. I would recommend it based off of the first 2/3 of the book though

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