Author: Christopher KnightAlan Butler/Publisher: Viva BooksYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 258ISBN/UPC (if available): 1842931377
Civilization One tells of the startling conclusions that came from two scientists' quest to try to crack the mystery of the ancient "megalithic yard" — a unit of 82.966656 centimeters used to construct thousands of megalithic structures in Britain and France. The discovery was an extraordinary ancient culture predating the earliest known civilizations. The scientists of this time derived the megalithic yard from observing the Earth's rate of spin. The authors show how this measurement is part of an integrated system, far more advanced than anything used today that forms the basis of both the imperial and metric systems. The culture that created it understood the dimensions, motions, and relationships of the Earth, Moon, and Sun, and was able to actually measure the solar system. 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. Hard facts that change history for ever:- The builders of the stone Age monuments of the British Isles used a unit of length that was defined to one ten-thousandth of a millimeter.- That unit is fundamental to the sun, Moon and Earth- There are 366 degrees to an Earth circle not 360.- The pound and the pint are derived from this prehistoric unit of length.- The metre, kilo and litre were in use over 4,000 years before the French ‘Invented’ them.- The hour, minute and second were developed more than two millennia before Christ – from the movements of the Moon.- The further back in time all measurements are studied, the more they merge into one great system.
Introduction1 The Great Wall of History2. The Turning Earth3. The Harmony of the Spheres4. Sumerian Degrees5. The Rebirth of the Metric System6. The Jefferson Report7. Grains of ancient Truth8. The weight of the World9. The Missing Link10. Widening the Search11. Music and Light12. Sun, Moon and Megalithic Measure13. A New Paradigm of PrehistoryAppendices:1. Earth Days and Proving the Megalithic Yard2. The Formula for finding the volume of a Sphere3. More about Megalithic Music4. Music and Light5. The Phaistos disc and the Megalithic year6. The Amazing Barley Seed7. The Megalithic principle and FreemasonryIndex