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Map of the
as a Geometric Model
- This page is very speculative! -
The gold breastplate of the "high priest" viz. "high druid" (for the
esoterics) is the largest gold object
ever found in Stonehenge environs. The four levels remind of
pyramid viz. ziggurat design.
The Stonehenge Gold Breastpate was found on the breast of a skeleton in
Barrow 158 about one-half mile south of Stonehenge in a barrow which,
according to my decipherment of the Stonehenge
, was thus apparently placed intentionally in
the "cup" of the Big Dipper, i.e. Ursa Major, thus giving the
breastplate a very special significance for being saved in that
In my analysis this gold Stonehenge Breastplate marks a kind of 24-hour
clock around its perimeter - and I regard it - very speculatively of
course - to anticipate the later Breastplate of the Cohen Gadol, the
Hebrew high priest. According to the late F.
the Hebrew breastplate goes back
to astronomical origins in the Zodiac of stars.
This Zodiac as we see in the middle of nine squares may originally have
and not twelve (as in the later case of the Hebrews), as we find
confirmed in Indo-European e.g. Latvian mythology, nine potentially
being the older
number of Zodiacal divisions in the Dainas as the Nine Sons of God (so
The basic astronomical measurement system used by the breastplate I long ago identified
as follows, prior to my
knowledge of the Stonehenge Breastplate, in an illustration I titled Megalithic
Ancient Britatin: Possible System of Astronomical and Land
Survey by Parallelograms and Standard Units of Distance
, which are
marked on the image below, such that the ancients, in creating the
constellations for a system of more formal astronomy, used stars at
standard distances from each other, with e.g. a constellation like
Circinus, the Pair of
Compasses, as 2 units and Norma as 1 unit. That those constellations
were created in more modern times could mean that the ancients used a
different standard measuring rod or that the inventors of the modern
on ancient sources, since La Caille associated
Circinus as the "Duo of Compasses") with Norma ("The Norm"). It is in
any case not important here to fix on any particular constellation as
providing the standard distance that was used. It could have been e.g.
For Stonehenge, which may date to ca. 1750 BC,
the major axis then would however be along
the Milky Way and not along the Solstices,
as pictured above.
It all depends on when the breastplate or a previous model was made -
and this could be
much further back in time. This is unclear for now.
Also unclear is how many lines (if any are on the original at all)
actually carved into the gold breastplate. The woodcut can not be
used to know this - and one would have to examine the original gold
object to know for sure.
The corners seem to have 30 lines, so 12 x 30 would be 360, but the
woodcut has fewer lines than that.
I would imagine that each line on the breastplate represented a day,
but I could be wrong. I
would at least count the lines on the original to check this out.
Site Name: Stonehenge
United Kingdom, England
SU 1224 4218
SU 14 SW 4
the A344 off
the A303, 2 miles W of Amesbury
& 9 miles N of Salisbury
Heritage & National Trust Members
admitted free. Adults £5.90. Children £3.00.
£4.40. Family (2 adults + 3 children) £14.80.
Closed Dec. 24-26 & Jan. 1. Opens daily 9:30 a.m.
(9:00 June 1 - Aug. 31). Closes 4:00 p.m. (Oct. 16 - March 15), 6:00
p.m. (March 16 - May 31, Sep. 1 - Oct. 15), 7:00 p.m. (June 1 - Aug.
Heritage, The National Trust