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STONEHENGE
GOLD
BREASTPLATE
of the
HIGH PRIEST

is a Map of the
Astronomical System
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.

Stonehenge Gold Breastplate of the High Priest



  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 Barrows, 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 cup-like "depository".

In my analysis this gold Stonehenge Breastplate marks a kind of 24-hour astronomical 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. Graham Millar, 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 been nine 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 my interpretation).

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 constellations relied 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. in Orion.

Ancient Astronomical System Ancient Britain

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)
that are 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.

Megalithic Site Name: Stonehenge
Nation/Country/State: United Kingdom, England
District/Region/Parish/County: Salisbury, Amesbury
Local Location: Salisbury Plain
GPS: 51°10'44" N, 1°49'35" W
Grid: SU 1224 4218
Monument No.: SU 14 SW 4
Unique Identifier: 219434
Directions: On the A344 off the A303, 2 miles W of Amesbury & 9 miles N of Salisbury
Site Access: English Heritage & National Trust Members admitted free. Adults £5.90. Children £3.00. Concession £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. 31).
Administration: English Heritage, The National Trust
Protection Status: World Heritage Site



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