New Egyptian Chronology Fits with Return of Nibiru
It is well known that ancient Egypt was unified under one King, Menes, for the first time around 3000BCE. Until very recently it was thought that the land along the Nile had been originally settled by farmers about 1000 years before that. As someone interested in the ideas of author Zecharia Sitchin, I always found it curious that Egypt's chronology did not fit closer with the return of the planet Nibiru to our skies, which Sitchin claimed to have occurred around 3760BCE. This appears to be an remarkably important date, marking the beginning of the Nippur calendar and the Jewish count of days. So, if this date was so significant across the entire Levant region, then why wasn't the chronology of early ancient Egypt also configured along the same lines? It's a puzzle I have often pondered over. Fortunately, new radiocarbon dating work, performed by scientists from the University of Cambridge, has lead to a rethink which presents us with just such an alignment:
"Until now, the chronology of the earliest days of Egypt has been based on rough estimates. With no written records from this very early period, a timeline has been based on the evolving styles of ceramics unearthed from human burial sites.
"Now though, scientists have used radiocarbon dating of excavated hair, bones and plants, with established archaeological evidence and computer models to pinpoint when the ancient state came into existence. Previous records suggested the pre-Dynastic period, a time when early groups began to settle along the Nile and farm the land, began in 4000BC. But the new analysis revealed this process started later, between 3700 or 3600BC." (1)
For Egyptologists, this presents new problems, because the gap between the initial inhabitation of Egypt - by groups who farmed the land along the Nile - as indicated by this scientific work, and the acknowledged dates for the unification of Egypt is really rather short; at just several hundred years. By comparison, a similar evolution from agriculture to civilisation occurred over a much longer time period in Mesopotamia. So why was there such an accelerated race to civilisation in Egypt during this period?
Again, from a Sitchinite perspective, this may tie in with the return of the planet of the gods, Nibiru. Sitchin argued that the periodic return of Nibiru, which he configures with the Sumerian Shar of 3600 years, fitted with bursts of acceleration in human development:
"Not only the presence of the Nefilim but also the periodic arrivals of the Twelfth Planet in Earth's vicinity seem to lie behind the three crucial phases on Man's post-Diluvial civilization: agriculture, circa 11,000 B.C., the Neolithic culture, circa 7500 B.C., and the sudden civilization of 3800 B.C. [in Mesopotamia] took place at intervals of 3,600 years. It appears that the Nefilim, passing knowledge to Man in measured doses, did so in intervals matching periodic returns of the Twelfth Planet to Earth's vicinity." (2)
In the case of Egypt, does this argument also apply to the settling and emergence of agriculture along the river Nile, leading to a speedy development towards the high civilisation of the first Egyptian Dynasties? It would make sense, perhaps adding further credibility to the concept that something remarkable occurred around 3750BCE.
Andy Lloyd, 4th September 2013
1) R.Morelle "New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt" 4th September 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23947820
2) Z. Sitchin "The Twelfth Planet" p415, Avon Books, 1976An Ancient Warning?
The ancient site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has set back the clock of ancient civilisations by thousands of years. It is thought to date to about 10,000BCE. Much of it remains underground, still, and is in the process of being slowly unearthed. As that process continues, its becoming increasingly likely that the key to understanding this most ancient of sites lies in the sky. However, deciphering any archaeo-astronomical clues is made tricky by questions about the relative chronologies of various parts of the site.
A recent paper written by archaeo-astronomer Giulio Magli speculates that the reappearance of the star Sirius, as the skies shifted over millennia, was the driving force behind the construction of this remarkable ancient observatory (1).
"I am thus proposing here the possibility that the structures of Göbekli Tepe were constructed to celebrate, and then follow in the course of the centuries, the appearance of a brilliant “guest” star in the sky: Sirius. ...Getting more insight in the symbolic world of the builders would certainly be of help; many of the animals [depicted on the stones] are tempting as representation of constellations, and – curiously enough – one of the most elaborated stelae present an upper register with three “bags” which are pretty similar to the three “houses of the sky” occurring in the much (very much!) later Babylonian “kudurru” traditions." (2)
You can see the "three bags" he mentions in the image of Pillar 43, to the right (3). Is the Turkish site a very ancient precursor to the civilisations that emerged much later in the Levant? This seems to be the implication of the shared symbolism employed here. Things take a more intriguing turn a little later into his paper. Right at the end, he makes a few speculative points, including this rather interesting observation:
"On the pillar 43 of enclosure D a suggestive, unique scene is represented: a sort of vulture with human traits delicately “rises up” with a wing what seems to be a sphere, or a disk. May this be a representation of the Heliacal rising of the newly born star we today call Sirius...?" (2)
This strange depiction seems to me to also share a passing similarity to the Winged Disk symbolism later employed by the Mesopotamians and the Egyptians alike. The broader astronomical context seems befitting, too.
If this really is a remarkably early precursor to the Winged Disk, then what does that tell us? Firstly, that this is unlikely to depict the star Sirius. Secondly, that this entire site is trying to tell us something important about a very, very ancient event in the sky. Is it a warning to later generations, perhaps? Putting my Sitchinite hat on, I would point out that the timing of the construction of Göbekli Tepe may provide a further clue. Zecharia Sitchin argued that the Biblical Flood took place around 13,000 years ago, an event similarly described at length by the Sumerians and Babylonians:
"Our endeavour to unravel the puzzle of the Deluge, then, focuses on Earth's climatic changes, and in particular the abrupt collapse of the ice age some 13,000 years ago." (4)
This event, he speculated, coincided with the transit of Nibiru through the solar system, triggering monumental Earth changes (4). For a number of reasons, the story of survival after this Deluge is connected with Mount Ararat, which is also in Turkey. I wonder if this is mere coincidence?
Consider the following possibility: About 13,000 years ago 'Nibiru' did indeed invoke a massive cataclysm. Whatever the mechanism, the Ice Age was abruptly brought to a halt by a global tsunami which wiped out low-lying human settlements all over the world. Water levels rose permanently, and the survivors shifted ground away from the submerged coastal areas and river valleys that they had lived in for generations. This traumatic period was marked by a desperate fight for survival and renewal which led in turn to an oral tradition that lasted through to Biblical times, becoming the legend of Noah - as well as similar myths all over the globe.
To supplement the warnings in these oral traditions, the ancients constructed complex stone sites to depict the arrival of Nibiru, and warn of what might happen next! This, I suggest, is what Göbekli Tepe was all about. This strange disk on pillar 43 held by an anthropomorphic vulture may be the earliest known depiction of the returning planet Nibiru, shortly to be followed by the cataclysm which almost destroyed the ancient world.
Andy Lloyd, 7th August 2013
1) "Astronomical Alignments at Gobekli Tepe?" 1st August 2013 http://www.dailygrail.com/Sacred-Sites/2013/8/Astronomical-Alignments-Gobekli-Tepe with thanks to Lee
2) Giulio Magli "Sirius and the project of the megalithic enclosures at Gobekli Tepe" http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.8397.pdf
3) S. Clouth "Gbekli Tepe Yields Groundbreaking Insights" 13th August 2012 http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/2012/08/gobekli-tepe-yields-groundbreaking-insights-2442550.html
4) Z. Sitchin "The Twelfth Planet" pp401-4 Avon 1976
Jupiter-like exoplanet challenges planetary formation theory
When I first started writing about Dark Stars back in 1999, I had little realisation that they might turn out to be pink! At that time, knowledge about brown dwarfs was in its infancy and there had not yet been any discoveries of ultra low-mass failed stars. The larger versions, of masses between twenty and eighty times that of our own Jupiter, were red - despite the tentative moniker 'brown dwarf'. But as time has gone on, we have started to learn a lot more about the objects on the lower end of the spectrum. These sub-brown dwarfs are now being imaged, and their colours are turning out to be more magenta than red. In the case of GJ 504b, which orbits its parent star that's around 57 light years away, the colour is positively pink! Is this, then, the true colour of our own as-yet-undiscovered Dark Star?
Well, I would say its about the right size, weighing in at 4 times the mass of Jupiter. Astronomers studying the sub-brown dwarf GJ 504b think its pinkish colour might be attributable to a lack of cloud cover. It's also a lot younger than any Dark Star we might have circling at some distance from our Sun. Nevertheless, this might still be what we should expect of a "Nemesis"-style object. Less returning wrathful god than stylish succubus, n'est-ce pas?
This new Pink Lady, which fittingly lies in the constellation Virgo, is challenging planet-formation theories, too. Although it is four times more massive than Jupiter, its orbit around its parent star is further out than our own planet Neptune. Which begs the question of how it formed, given that the accretion disk at that distance should be insufficient to the task of building such a colossal world. Did it migrate out to that distance? Or was another mechanism involved in its creation? Either way, this discovery opens the door slightly wider to the potential for a similar world to have formed in the outer solar system.
Andy Lloyd, 7th August 2013
B. Parnell "Super-SVELTE BLUSH-PINK planet goes too far with star" 6th August 2013 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/06/low_mass_jupiter_exoplanet/ with thanks to Lee
My publisher, Timeless Voyager Press, has released my first book "Dark Star: The Planet X Evidence' in the Kindle format. The book presents many of my original ideas about a sub-brown dwarf lurking in the outer solar system, and how such a 'planet' might hold the key to understanding the source of alien visitation to - and intervention on - our own planet.
Since the publication of my Dark Star Theory website and the book 'Dark Star' (2005), these ideas have become inextricably intertwined with Zecharia Sitchin's concept of Nibiru.
Many advocates of his theories now accept the Dark Star concept as the best solution to explaining how the Anunnaki could survive in the cold depths of the outer solar system. Discussion of 'brown dwarfs' are now common-place on UFO-related websites and alternative talk-shows.
The Kindle download is now available through Amazon: see the link below. I'm currently working on an updated version of the book to include more up-to-date references and supporting material. I'm hoping to have it ready for publication by the end of this year.