Hawkins, Gerald S., "Stonehenge Decoded" (engelska) SLUTSÅLD
Stonehenge was constructed from about 1900BC to 1600BC. Appendix B tells how the movement of stones once each year from an initial fixed position will predict accurately every important lunar event for hundreds of years. This computer would need resetting about once every 300 years by advancing the stones by one space. Mankind generally used the cycle of the moon as a unit of timekeeping.
The most significant Stonehenge positions line up to point to some unique sun of moon position (Figure 12). Chapter 7 tell how they used an IBM 704 computer in 1961 to plot the Stonehenge positions (120 pairs of points) and calculated where the lines would hit the sky (p.105). Chapter 9 asks if the Aubrey holes can be proved to have been used as a computer? No, but it is the most reasonable solution proposed so far.
This entertaining and educational book tells about the author's investigations and conclusions. It is a classic science book for the general reader.
Häftad/paperback, 253 sid., illustrerad med fotografier och teckningar. Utg. år 1977. Mycket gott skick.
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