9 LexiLine 2013 Knowlton Rings as Stars of Taurus
ca. 3000 BC at Vernal Equinox
The Knowlton Rings are barrows viz. tumuli located in East Dorset,
England, United Kingdom, southwest of Stonehenge at a location which
would correspond astronomically to the stars of Taurus, given our
previous postings, and thus it is not surprising that the Knowlton Rings
in fact mark the Vernal Equinox ca. 3000 B.C. via the stars of Taurus
and at least one of the Hyades. For orientation, the stars of the
Pleiades are also marked to the northeast.
Google Earth is of little use here, but we found an image online by Steve Burrow of Bournemouth
which shows a full archaeological survey map of the Knowlton Rings.
Since that image is copyrighted, we redrew the entire map to a larger
size (it may not be exactly to scale as a result) and added our
Two images were required to be able to show the full correspondence of
the barrows and tumuli on Earth with the stars in the heavens.
The Pleiades are so clear as be without any possible astronomical
dispute. Indeed, even the famed seven-star symbol of the Pleiades is
apparently used. However, the Pleiades do not represent this megalithic
site, but have only been added here for completion of the location by
Knowlton itself is defined by the stars of Taurus near Aldebaran and the
Hyades. In Taurus, stars important to marking the Vernal Equinox point
on the ecliptic are given priority so that the major star Aldebaran is
only marked to the right of the larger rings without any greater
significance, as it is not on the ecliptic. The same holds true for the
Hyades. However, numerous stars can be identified with little
difficulty, as shown in the following images.
Image 1 of 2 of the Decipherment of the Knowlton Rings
Image 2 of 2 of the Decipherment of the Knowlton Rings
Obviously, the interpretation of one megalithic site alone does not
prove the hypothesis that ancient barrows and tumuli, viz. tumps, marked
stars in the sky as part of archaic astronomical practice and also as
hermetic land survey -- as above, so below -- but when one can start to
incorporate several megalithic sites, as we have done in past postings,
into a cohesive interlocked system, then the likelihood that the
hypothesis is correct has been magnified algebraically.