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Civilization One: The World is Not as You Thought It Was

Civilization One: The World is Not as You Thought It Was

by Christopher Knight, Alan Butler

Publisher: Baird, Duncan Publishers
ISBN: 9781907486098
Pages: 272
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-18
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This is the extraordinary story of how a quest to try to crack the mystery of the "Megalithic Yard" - an ancient unit of linear measurement - led to the discovery of compelling evidence pointing to the existence of an unknown. Highly advanced culture which was the precursor to the earliest known civilizations. There must have been a Civilization One. Hard facts that change history for ever: The builders of the Stone Age monuments of the British Isles used a unit of length that was defined to one ten-thousandth of a millimeter That unit is fundamental to the Sun, Moon and Earth The pound and the pint are derived from this prehistoric unit of length There are 366 degrees to an Earth circle, not 360 The metre, kilo and litre were in use over 4,000 years before the French "invented" them The hour, minute and second were developed more than two millennia before Christ - from the movements of the Moon The further back in time all measurements are studied, the more they merge into one great system