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

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There must have been a Civilization One: a highly advanced precursor to the earliest recognized civilization. That's the conclusion reached in this fascinating book. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler began with a quest to crack the mystery of the ancient “megalithic yard”-a precise unit of measurement based on the motions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. It seems beyond the comprehension of the supposedly unsophisticated people of Stone Age Britain, and yet the measurement kept appearing in ancient structures. The ...
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Overview

There must have been a Civilization One: a highly advanced precursor to the earliest recognized civilization. That's the conclusion reached in this fascinating book. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler began with a quest to crack the mystery of the ancient “megalithic yard”-a precise unit of measurement based on the motions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. It seems beyond the comprehension of the supposedly unsophisticated people of Stone Age Britain, and yet the measurement kept appearing in ancient structures. The authors' breakthrough discovery goes far beyond the idea of prehistory, and has far-reaching theological ramifications.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907486098
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 544,999
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Great Wall of History 5

Chapter 2 The Turning Earth 25

Chapter 3 The Harmony of the Spheres 49

Chapter 4 Sumerian Degrees 67

Chapter 5 The Rebirth of the Metric System 87

Chapter 6 The Jefferson Report 97

Chapter 7 Grains of Ancient Truth 115

Chapter 8 The Weight of the World 121

Chapter 9 The Missing Link 131

Chapter 10 Widening the Search 143

Chapter 11 Music and Light 167

Chapter 12 Sun, Moon and Megalithic Measure 187

Chapter 13 A New Paradigm of Prehistory 201

Appendices

1 Earth Days and Proving the Megalithic Yard 219

2 The Formula for Finding the Volume of a Sphere 226

3 More about Megalithic Music 228

4 Music and Light 232

5 The Phaistos Disc and the Megalithic Year 236

6 The Amazing Barley seed 243

7 The Megalithic Principle and Freemasonry 248

Index 253

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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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