Re: [?? Probable Spam] [ancient_waterways_society] THE SWAN STONE, ILLINOIS
- Dear Dave Brody,
I posted the two images in the "petroglyph" folder under "Photos".
Reinoud de Jonge
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> Interesting article, but I was unable to view any images of the artifact.
> Are they posted online anywhere, or could you email them to me? Thanks.
> Dave Brody
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> July 6, 2011
> THE SWAN STONE
> (Burrows Cave, near Olney, Illinois)
> Dr. R.M. de Jonge ©, drsrmdejonge@...
> The Swan Stone from Burrows Cave, Illinois, bears a petroglyph of a serpent
> with a large head in the shape of the wing of a bird. It tells the famous
> story of the discovery of the sailing routes across the Atlantic during the
> Old Kingdom of Egypt. Finally, after a long struggle of several millennia
> people were able to reach the back side of the planet Earth. However,
> immediately after this success was a Comet Catastrophe which resulted in the
> Biblical Flood (c. 2344 BC). Because of a precipitation of nine meters of
> water within a time period of four months more than half of the world
> population perished (2.6 million men). It resulted in the end of all ancient
> civilizations on Earth, including the Old Kingdom itself.
> The Swan Stone is a black slate stone having a length of 20 cm, a width of
> 15 cm, and a height of c.8 cm (Refs.1-3). It bears a nice petroglyph of a
> serpent finishing in a kind of wing (Fig.1). It is a so-called Burrows Cave
> artifact, found in a cave along a branch of the Little Wabash River near the
> town of Olney, in southern Illinois. This cave is situated at a distance of
> 100 miles due east of Cahokia, the ancient capital of North America. Further
> due east is Washington D.C., the present capital of the USA. All these very
> important places are located at the holy latitude of 39°N. It is the
> latitude of the West Azores, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.
> These were the westernmost islands of the civilization in the Old World.
> Discovery of America
> The Egyptian discovery of America occurred via the southern Aleutian
> islands, at the south si-de of the Bering Sea, at the complementary latitude
> of 90-39= 51°N. In antiquity, the use of complementary latitudes was very
> common. In the Old World latitudes and complementary latitudes were already
> in use for thousands of years, as early as 4700 BC. One degree above Burrows
> Cave is the important latitude line of 40°N. It shows this discovery
> happened in the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt. The complementary latitude of
> 90-40= 50°N illustrates the 5th king. It was the 5th king Menkaure
> (Mycerinos, c.2580-2562 BC) of the Fourth Dynasty who disco-vered America
> However, the complementary latitude of 90-40= 50°N also encodes the Fifth
> Dynasty, when all Crossings of the Atlantic were discovered. The Swan Stone
> should be placed in a vertical position, as shown in Fig.1. The surface of
> the Stone symbolizes the North Atlantic Ocean. The two tips of the Tail and
> the three feathers of the Wing confirm the 2+3= 5th Dynasty, when these
> important discoveries were made. The two tips of the Tail at the bottom
> represent the 2nd king Sahure (c.2510-2498 BC), who discovered the two
> southern Crossings. The three feathers of the Wing on top represent the 3rd
> king Nefererkare (c.2498-2478 BC), who disco-vered the third, northern
> A ship sailed from the Cape Verde Islands, with the wind and the current,
> over a distance of 2 Moiras= 20 degrees, to Cape São Roque (the holy Rock),
> Brazil, at 5°S. It illustrates that the 2nd king Sahure of the Fifth Dynasty
> discovered the Southern Crossing. The sailing direction of 30°SSW shows it
> was an Egyptian king from the Nile Delta, at 30°N. The same ship sailed from
> Newfoundland, with an initial sailing direction of 20°ESE, with the wind and
> the cur-rent, over a distance of 2 Moiras to the two islands of the West
> Azores, and further to the five islands of the Central Azores. It confirms,
> that the 2nd king Sahure of the Fifth Dynasty also discovered the Return
> Route to the Old World. The Swan Stone shows the whole sailing route to the
> West Azores, at the holy latitude of 39°N (Burrows Cave). The circle in the
> center of the serpent illustrates this round trip. Together with the
> previous discoveries, it was also the first circumnavigation of the planet
> Another ship sailed from the Shetland Islands, via the south cape of
> Greenland, to Cape Chid-ley, Canada. These three land points, represented by
> the three feathers, are located at the complementary latitude of the Nile
> Delta, at 90-30= 60°N. It confirms that the 3rd Egyptian king Nefererkare
> discovered the third, northern Crossing. He was the brother of king Sahure,
> as suggested by the connection on the Swan Stone. - This Stone was found at
> Burrows Cave, 9 degrees above the Nile Delta, at 30+9= 39°N. It suggests,
> that the 9th king Unas (c.2403-2370 BC) discovered the Return Route via
> Bermuda to the West Azores. Bermuda is located 9 degrees above the holy
> Tropic of Cancer, at 23+9= 32°N. He sailed, with the wind and the current,
> over 3 Moiras= 30 degrees from Bermuda to the 9 islands of the Azores. The
> three feathers of the Wing appear to confirm the long sailing distance
> The Tropic of Cancer is the holy line of the Sun religion. At midsummer day
> the Sun is there at right angles above. The slow northerly movement of the
> Sun turns into a southerly move-ment. So, one believes in the Egyptian
> SunGod Ra. This latitude line crosses the River Nile at 23°N, as shown by
> the 2 tips of the Tail and the 3 feathers of the Wing (20+3= 23). It is the
> center of the Southern Egyptian Empire, but also the center of the Sun
> religion. King Sahure as well as king Nefererkare were the substitutes of
> this SunGod (Refs.4-9). In the Egyptian tradition these kings were
> represented by parts of an animal, by the split Tail of a Serpent, and by
> the Wing of a Swan, respectively.
> Fig.1 The Swan Stone tells the story of the discovery of the sailing routes
> across the Atlantic in the Fifth Dynasty and the Comet Catastrophe after it,
> when more than half of the world population perished. (First Millennium BC,
> Burrows Cave, near Olney, Illinois) (Refs.1-3)
> Comet Catastrophe
> When studying the Swan Stone a special feature of the petroglyph becomes
> apparent. The Wing on top is much larger than the split Tail at the bottom.
> This is surprisingly, because the two southern Crossings discovered by
> Sahure are much more important than the Northern Crossing discovered by
> Nefererkare. So, it appears the Stone is telling an additional story. The
> circle in the center is the planet Earth, and the serpent now appears to
> represent a Comet (or Comet Swarm) (Refs.10-20).
> The lower half of the wing shows what appears to be three additional
> feathers. These empha-size the central feather on top of the glyph,
> representing the south cape of Greenland. In antiquity, the island of
> Greenland symbolized the Head of a Comet, with the North Atlantic Oce-an
> below it as its Tail. Like the Head of a Comet Greenland consists of stone
> and ice, and like the Tail of a Comet the Ocean contains an awful lot of
> water. The 3+3= 6 feathers confirm the latitude of the south cape of
> Greenland, at 60°N. It shows this Comet Catastrophe happened in the Sixth
> Dynasty. It occurred because of a cosmic collision of the planet Earth with
> the Tail of a Comet (Refs.21-26).
> The circle in the center of the serpent now symbolizes the Moon, and the
> three feathers on top are the 30 days of the month. The split Tail shows the
> planet Earth was inside the Tail of this Comet for 2 Months, or 2x30= 60
> days. The latitude of the south cape as well as the 3+3= 6 feathers of the
> wing confirm it. The falling rocks caused hugh forest fires, and the melting
> ice of the Comet caused torential rains. There were hugh floodings
> everywhere. It was completely dark on Earth. This time period was probably
> the worst.
> After these two months the Earth left the Tail of the Comet. However, the
> three feathers on the lower half of the wing also symbolize the 30 days of
> the month. The whole climate on Earth was completely disrupted. The split
> Tail shows the planet Earth was outside the Tail of the Comet for another 2
> Months, or 2x30= 60 days. The latitude of the south cape as well as the 3+3=
> 6 feathers of the wing confirm it. The torrential rains continued, but it
> also became bitterly cold. So, these rains were changing in ferrocious snow
> and hail storms. The hugh floodings continued, and many people died from
> The serpent encircles the planet Earth. It shows it was a worldwide
> Disaster. The 2 tips of the tail and the 6 feathers of the wing encode a
> total number of 2.6 million casualties. The third feather on the lower half
> of the wing has not fully been carved. The 2 tips of the tail and the 5
> remaining feathers correspond to 2+5= 7 units, encoding the 7 figures of
> this number. The 3 feathers on top count for two (Fig.1). Together with the
> 6 feathers of the Stone these encode the circumference of the planet Earth,
> 36 Moiras, or 360 degrees. It confirms it was a world-wide Disaster. The
> complementary latitude of 90-36= 54°N encodes the percentage of casualties,
> 54%. So, the world population before this Calamity was (100/54)x2.6= 4.8
> million peo-ple. The number of survivors was 4.8-2.6= 2.2 million men. Many
> of them were seriously in-jured.
> The width of the serpent increases from 1 unit at the bottom, via 2 units
> around the Earth to 3 units at the top (Fig.1). The total number of 1+2+3= 6
> units confirm the Biblical Flood hap-pened in the Sixth Dynasty. The single
> unit at the bottom shows it happened during the reign of the 1st king Teti
> (c.2370-2338 BC). Tree-ring dating indicates it happened c.2344 BC. The 2
> units around the Earth confirm it was a two-stage event, having a total
> duration of 60+60= 120 days. The three feathers on top point to the latitude
> line through the south cape of Green-land, at 60°N. It corresponds to the
> approximate periodicity of the Comet, c.600 years (a number of 3 figures).
> The 2 tips of the tail and the 3 feathers of the wing indicate an average
> lati-tude of 2.5 degrees above the Nile Delta, at 30+2.5= 32.5°N (Poverty
> Point, NE Louisiana). The complementary latitude of 90-32.5= 57.5°N encodes
> the exact periodicity of 575 years.
> The two tips of the tail and the six feathers, or the six units, show, that
> the total precipitation during the Flood was about 20+60= 80 micromoiras=
> 8x1.1= 9 meters of water. The Biblical Flood had a profound influence on the
> climate on Earth. The Wing of the Swan points to Greenland, indicating a
> much colder climate. The three feathers on top (and below them) illustrate
> that this colder and dryer time period lasted for three centuries, from
> c.2344 BC till c. 2000 BC, which is at the start of the Twelfth Dynasty
> (Middle Kingdom). People used fea-thers of birds in their coats for
> protection against these colder conditions (Refs.10-26).
> The 5th king Menkaure (Mycerinos) of the Fourth Dynasty discovered America
> via the Be-ring Sea. The American archaeologist G.A. Reisner of the Harvard
> Museum of Fine Arts was the leader of the excavation of his Pyramid in Gizeh
> (near Cairo), between 1906 and 1910. It might be considered as the first
> small pyramid of this Dynasty, a tradition which was conti-nued after him
> ever since. The slope of its four sides equals 51 degrees, encoding the
> latitude of the southern Aleutian islands, at 51°N. King Menkaure is famous
> for his many beautiful statues. The name of the land of "Korea" might be
> derived from this king. It is possible, that the name of the town of
> "Mycenae" and the "Mycenaean culture" (1450-1150 BC) are called after his
> Greec name. His temple was completely rebuilt in the Sixth Dynasty after a
> "floo-ding" (obviously caused by the Comet Catastrophe). (Ref.32)
> The 2nd king Sahure of the Fifth Dynasty discovered the two southern
> crossings of the North Atlantic Ocean. His Pyramid is the first one located
> in Abusir ("Home of the god Osiris"), at the NW side of the Lake, which is
> just south of Gizeh. The 200-meter long procession road from the valley
> temple to his Pyramid is oriented due west. The groundplan of the pyramid
> temple is called the conceptual start of all other temples of the Old
> Kingdom. The walls of the complex were covered with reliefs having a surface
> area of c.10,000 square meters. These be-long to the oldest of their kind.
> Behind an open space is a passage at right angles for the interior part of
> the temple. On the eastern wall are reliefs about sea voyages, one of the
> earliest about this subject. In the hart of the temple copper tubing is used
> for drainage puposes, proba-bly imported from the Lake Superior region
> (Refs.27-31). It is probable, that the Sahara desert is called after this
> Fig.2 King Sahure (at the right side) as god of the sea (the waves). He
> discovered the two southern crossings of the Atlantic. The sailing distances
> of 2 Moiras= 20 degrees over open sea were the longest crossings ever
> accomplished. (Pyramid temple of Sahure in Abusir, near Cairo, c.2500 BC)
> The 3rd king Nefererkare discovered the northern crossing of the Atlantic.
> His larger Pyramid was built besides the one of his predecessor Sahure, but
> more to the west. The slope of its four sides was clearly steeper compared
> to the pyramid of Sahure. The 380-meter long procession road from the valley
> temple to his Pyramid is oriented due west, again. The complex is
> espe-cially known for the Abusir papyri, which deal with the Pyramid of
> The 9th and last king Unas of the Fifth Dynasty discovered the Return Route
> via the island of Bermuda to the Azores. His Pyramid is located in North
> Saqqara, a little southeast of Abusir. Its size is comparable with the one
> of Sahure, but the orientation of the 750-meter long, cur-ved procession
> road is completely different. Only a small portion of the reliefs are
> preserved, but these show sailing ships and people working on copper and
> gold (from America). South of the procession road are two 45-meter long boat
> pits. However, king Unas is especially famous for the pyramid texts in his
> burial chamber, the oldest of their kind. It is highly probable, that these
> mysterious texts and the many stars on the ceilings refer to the Comet
> Catastrophe, which ended the Fifth Dynasty. These stars and pyramid texts
> were present in almost all pyra-mids of the next, Sixth Dynasty (c.2370-2189
> BC), which was the last one of the Old King-dom.
> The Comet Catastrophe or Biblical Flood happened during the reign of the 1st
> king Teti of the Sixth Dynasty. His Pyramid is located close to the one of
> his predecessor king Unas of the previous, Fifth Dynasty. It is
> characteristic for the transition to the standard features of the pyramid
> temples of the Sixth Dynasty. (However, the valley temple near the lake is
> lacking.) The walls of his burial chamber were decorated with pyramid texts,
> and there were stars on the ceilings, again. His sarcophacus is the first
> one with pyramid texts, and also the roof of his chapel was decorated with
> stars. These all refer to the Comet Catastrophe, which killed more than half
> of the Egyptian population, and seriously wounded almost all survivors. In
> many cultures on Earth the number "six" (of the Sixth Dynasty) means
> "death". If you are "sick", you have an illness. The name of king "Teti"
> lives on in words like "to test", "testimony", and "testament". The slopes
> of all Pyramids of the Sixth Dynasty is 54 degrees, encoding the percentage
> of victims of the Biblical Food, 54%. The complementary angle of 90-54= 36
> degrees shows it was a worldwide Disaster, because the circumference of the
> Earth is 360 Moiras, or 360 degrees. However, king Teti also wanted to
> remind his people to the glorious days of the Old Kingdom. Some square
> granit columns in his pyramid complex resemble those of the Fourth Dynasty,
> and some altars in his temple resemble those of Sahure, Nefererkare and Unas
> of the Fifth Dynasty. (Ref.32)
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> 2. MES Newsletter, Nov. 2010 & Feb. 2011, pg.15
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