Ancient Aliens – The Constellation Code episode 13 2019 : Throughout the ancient world, structures were built to mirror the constellations in the night sky–and, in most cases, this is only apparent when they are viewed from high above the Earth. Is it possible these structures were designed as messages for extraterrestrial visitors? Or were they puzzles left here on Earth for us to solve?
Ancient Aliens – The Constellation Code episode 13 2019
Early modern European travelers discovered these stories when touring Egypt and proceeded to misunderstand them in spectacular ways. Since the Sphinx was a statue in a lion form, writers like George Sandys applied Antique stories and medieval myths (specifically, Pliny and Horapollo) to suggest that the Sphinx itself was a representation of the constellation Leo. Sandys wrongly believed the Sphinx to have a woman’s head, so he considered it to symbolize the passage of the sun between Leo and Virgo, a popular claim that persisted into the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, several different writers tried to apply the precession of the equinoxes to the Sphinx to “discover” that its Leo-Virgo symbolism (which did not, in reality, exist, since it depicts a man) targeted a date around 10,750 BCE.