33. The Definitive 2008 Satellite (GPS) Survey of Woodhenge conducted by the Jenks brothers. Modern surveys like this are made possible by the monument's excavator, Maud Cunnington, who stripped the site bare in 1926/28 and had concrete posts placed to represent where timber posts, made from tree trunks, once stood in Bronze Age times.
Most people think that the plan of Woodhenge made by Professor Alexander Thom is the authoritative version. But we dismiss Thom's plan as criminally corrupt.
34. This is the result of Jenks' survey, and none is more accurate.
Maud Cunnington's color scheme, which she had painted on top of the concrete posts, lacks sufficient clarity for computer screens. A new color scheme, more suitable for the purpose, is offered, as seen above.
Woodhenge consists of six eggs with six extra posts painted black. Professor John North named these black posts 'Supernumerary.'
35. This is the moment in 2008 when Professor Mick Aston of the Time Team learned from me that Woodhenge had been surveyed by the Jenks brothers.
From my booklet, Woodhenge, Mick learned that Woodhenge was a moon egg with geometry that proved the Megalithic Yard. He also learnt, and despaired, of the corruption that colleagues were forced to adopt. Mick Aston 1946/2013.
36. Woodhenge, built by Beaker Folk.
The first Woodhenge mandate was to produce six eggs based on Pythagorean, or near-Pythagorean, triangles. The second mandate was for those eggs to be aligned on the northernmost rising moon. Because Woodhenge, like the moon, was considered female by Stone Age folks. The third mandate was to leave a passageway through Woodhenge to admit intense fertilizing sunlight to enter the egg. The fourth mandate was to build a more northerly exit through the ditch and bank for the newly fertilized egg to exit and illuminate the dark night sky where the "real" moon never gets to visit.
37. The fifth mandate was to describe the profiles of its six eggs using massive timber uprights while also obeying the Stone Age 10-degree rule. That is why the profiles of its eggs appear inaccurate, when in fact, this was deliberate.
38. The excavator, Maud Cunnington, numbered the posts her way. Professor Thom numbered them further still. But that was before anyone realized that Beaker Folk respected the 10-degree rule and the cardinal points of the compass. Consequently, the plot of Woodhenge has had to be numbered yet again!
Starting with the 90/270-degree line that describes the equinox, this East to West line was fixed in place by supernumerary S1, together with B16, F1, C1, and B. This line also passes through the three-year-old girl's grave near the center.
39. Woodhenge's outer Egg A. The triangles which determine the center points of the 40 MY blend radiuses are not quite Pythagorean, with an actual Hypotenuse of 17.00735. Not that the designers would have known the difference.
This egg is founded on three circles, like the outer egg of Durrington Walls Southern Circle. Woodhenge's three circles make it easy to determine this egg's axis of symmetry as being about 40 degrees from north. (39.5 in the following diagram)
40. Woodhenge's actual solstice corridor.
Maud Cunnington was the first to notice two supernumerary posts that seem to suggest the presence of a corridor that point toward the summer solstice. What Maud failed to realize is that many posts serve to pin down Woodhenge's 50-degree axis. And not the 50.5 that Maud thought! Note also how these 50-degree lines frame the child's grave.
So, we now have a proper corridor with an exact azimuth of 50 degrees, which passes centrally over the grave. Note also how high-power sunrays, due to the sun having escaped earth's atmosphere, slice right through the axes of every egg before illuminating the child's grave.
The fact that Woodhenge was meant to be a moon egg and the Neolithic moon was considered female proves Maud to be correct in saying that the burial was that of a girl, and, despite what you might have been told on TV, she was contemporary with the monument.
Bear in mind, too, that the timber posts, some of which probably stood up to four meters high, would further have restricted the width of the corridor to around half a megalithic yard -- perhaps only eighteen megalithic inches -- just like Stonehenge.
41. Woodhenge Hypothesis. Such complexity boils down to something as simple as a Moon-aligned egg, intended to be fertilized by the sun at the solstice. The implication for the Stonehenge Hypothesis is for something equally as simple...... A baby sun!
42. WOODHENGE: one of two keys that unlock the hypothesis of Stonehenge. This Photograph was taken on summer solstice morning, 2009.
The white tape on the right accurately marks Maud Cunnington's postulated solstice corridor. The tape is seen to aim to the right of Sidbury Hill. It also takes in Silk Hill, but Silk Hill is not resolved in this photo.
The tape on the left marks the axis of symmetry of Woodhenge's two outer eggs, which point to the left of Sidbury and the northernmost moonrise. This axis was first found by making folded tracings and was later proved correct on CAD.
Woodhenge was a moon egg intended to be fertilized by intense sunlight passing down the stated corridor. So, what do you think Stone Age folks hoped to get by building it?
Regarding Maud's suggested corridor.
Maud thought the corridor aimed 50.5-degrees from the north. That is why I state it as 50.5 in the above picture, which I produced years ago. But we now know that the corridor is genuinely 50 degrees because it adheres to the 10-degree rule.
Sunrise 4,500 years ago was almost one degree further north than it is today -- That is to the left of that seen in the photograph -- making it well clear of earth's atmosphere before entering Woodhenge's egg fertilizing corridor.
43. Sidbury Hill and Silk Hill are not too clear in the previous picture, so we have moved a few hundred meters further north and took this picture in broad daylight from the top of the Durrington Walls Henge. The dished shape of the henge in this picture is clear to see.
When archaeologists excavated the top of Sidbury Hill, they found that water-rolled stones, probably carried there from the Avon, had paved its crest. Some believe that the stones were placed as a way of turning the world upside down. Remember the inverted tree in the middle of the timber structure known as Seahenge in Norfolk?
We have comprehensively shown that Woodhenge's eggs are aligned on the moon. So why do archaeologists still ignore the facts? As an answer, let's consider how and why Professor Alexander Thom made such a mess of his Woodhenge survey. And in his hand-written notes.
44. This is how Professor Alexander Thom produced a corrupt survey of Woodhenge to hide its true purpose.
Please do not try understanding it because it is way over the top.
The picture of Thom's handwriting, seen on the right, says.....
"Survey was made with a tape having a stretch of 0.6% (to 0.5 at 50 feet). Hence the megalithic fathom would have measured 5.44 divided by 1.006 or 5.41 feet. Hence 5.41 feet is the unit used in setting out this diagram. It is thus applicable to the survey plotted with no stretch correction."
Also, note his penciled correction of ?0.4% when AT wonders if 0.4% might be better than 0.6%. Thom's diagram on the left says...
"Tape stretch 0.6% on 100 feet, 0.5% on 50 feet. Note: The plot is of the raw material, therefore, any measurements taken from the plot must be increased by 0.6% or as shown above.
As you can see, AT complained that he had measured Woodhenge with a stretchy tape and claimed to have estimated precisely how much was needed to be deducted from his measurements to put things right. This is a distinct lie because he is known to use steel tape.
Quote. "A very careful survey, using a steel tape and theodolite, was made of the concrete posts (Avebury) which the excavators placed in the post-holes in the chalk." Megalithic Sites In Britain. A Thom, Oxford University Press, 1967.
The concrete datum post in the center of Woodhenge is a modern fixture for surveys. It was probably placed there for Professor Thom's sole use. Thom took his measurements from the center of this post, which remains on-site to this very day. So, when living in Oxford, Thom could easily have taken the short trip to Woodhenge to put matters right. But didn't bother. One single measurement, taken for check, could have solved everything.
So, the conclusion has to be that Professor Alexander Thom deliberately distorted his plan of Woodhenge by making an undersized plot of it.
Thom's plot of the outer egg (Thom himself called Woodhenge an egg) is proven by CAD as being 12.6 inches undersize (0.32 Metres). And if all this wasn’t bad enough, he skewed his plan to make it look like its six eggs were aligned on the sun when they were not.
Professor Thom, a highly skilled engineer with an Oxford University Department of Engineering named after him, was not capable of such obvious mistakes but had an ulterior motive for abandoning his cherished Megalithic Yard.
The images seen above are from Alexander Thom's notebook, which Edinburgh Museum gratefully provided. The museum also provided me with Thom's coordinates, which, when plotted on a computer, give a plot of Woodhenge that is upside down.
There is no escaping the fact that Professor Thom was a good guy until he came to Wiltshire and met with archaeologists researching Stonehenge. This would have been in the 1950s.
Living in Dunlop in Scotland in his formative years, AT was a keen and qualified engineer who proved that Scotland's many stone circles, flatted circles, and egg shapes were all measured using one common standard of length. He named this standard - The Megalithic Yard.
Dismayed archaeologists protested strongly against Thom’s discovery that Woodhenge was a geometric moon egg based on the Megalithic Yard. They wanted Woodhenge and Stonehenge to be maintained as profitable mysteries, whereas Thom’s survey gave away the whole Stone Age hypothesis in one go! Hence, archaeologists requested that he disguise the truth by distorting his Woodhenge plan out of all recognition.
So, despite the years of hoping to gain acceptance for his Megalithic Yard, Sandy Thom complied with the request and produced a corrupted plan by deducting a small amount from every one of his measurements.
However, Sandy made one big mistake. The position of one timber post of Ring A escaped the 0.06% treatment. Like a signature of deceit, that post identifies Thom's survey as corrupt for being the only post in its proper place!
My folded tracings which I made in 2007, proved Woodhenge to point at the moon, as did the 2008 GPS survey.
Thom's 'Yard' came under much criticism from the establishment and was told - despite having surveyed some 400 of them - to go away and find further proof by measuring some more!
Well, he did; he went for the Biggy - Avebury. Not that it did him, or us, much good.
I find that I am not the first to make folded tracings of Woodhenge that prove the monument to be aligned on the moon. C. R. Musson, an architect, writing in the appendix of Professor Wainwright and Longworth’s book ‘Durrington Walls,’ (Also Cunnington's Woodhenge), had already made tracings in 1971 to prove that Woodhenge points at the moon. But he too, was ignored.
Some objections to Thom’s propositions have been advanced by Wainwright, and a purely visual study of the published plans made during the preparations of these notes raises further doubts about some of Thom’s analysis. In this study, as smooth a line as possible was drawn through each ring of post holes: this was then copied on tracing paper, reversed, and adjusted over the original drawing until the closest fit was judged to have been obtained: the long axis of the rings – as actually dug – could then be found by simple graphical method. The orientations so obtained were as follows:
Axis of rings (From Cunnington’s book of Woodhenge) AB 36.5, CF 40.5, and DE 43.5 degrees.
Axis of rings (Thom’s) AB 44.0, CF 47.0, and DE 48.5 degrees.
C. R. Musson 1971 (architect) Durrington Walls 1966-1968. Society of Antiquaries, London 1971, p 374.
Averaging Musson’s results give 43.33-degrees, which is some 6.5-degrees to the north of the solstice and therefore in an area of sky impossible for the sun to visit. What would Musson have given for my computer?
From the above, we can see that archaeologists knew the truth about Woodhenge at least as long ago as 1971. How many more lies and corrupt archaeology do we have to suffer?
Further research has convinced me that Professor Thom behaved like a man who took a bribe yet left sufficient clues for some keen investigator to see through this charade and finish his work for him by exposing it. Namely to prove the Megalithic yard - (which hardly needs proving) - and show how and why he cunningly omitted to adopt the Yard himself.
45. Ring C and its one-Megalithic Yard diameter posts are based on a pair of 6.5 by 20.5 by 21.506 non-Pythagorean triangles.
46. Bearing in mind that folded tracings are not an exact science... But Ring C's tracings suggest it to be aligned 40.6-degrees from the north. So, Ring C is aligned slightly in advance of, and in preparation for, the coming of the Major Standstill.
47. Ring D, shown with a folding that proves its alignment on the moon
48. Ring E, with an azimuth of 46 degrees, is aligned midway between the sun and moon, just like Avebury's Cove. The color-coded arrows represent the moon as blue, the axis of Ring E as black, and the red arrow points at the solstice.
This egg aims straight at the heart of Sidbury Hill.
49. Ring F. Azimuth 44 degrees. This egg points midway between the sun and the moon. The position of the child's grave, almost certainly that of a girl, is also shown. This ring aims straight at the heart of Sidbury Hill - taking the girl-child or simply her spirit with it!
50. This image appears with the kind permission of Hugo Jenks, who noticed that a 10-degree sighting line could be made between sides of opposing pairs of timbers in Ring C. This idea developed out of Hugo's work on Stonehenge.
This image also relates to the Arminghall Henge and how that henge divided the sky into 10-degree steps. Who said Beaker folk arrived too late to be the technicians that designed Stonehenge? They were here all along!
Maud Cunnington was the first to notice a preference for ten's when she excavated Woodhenge in 1928, but I'm not sure how she came to this conclusion! More proof of astronomy in tens will be provided in the following image and when we consider Stonehenge's lozenges of gold, as found in the moon-aligned Bush Barrow of Stonehenge. And that's not to mention the moon-aligned prehistoric track, now destroyed, which once passed by the Bush Barrow.
51. Further thought convinced me that perhaps Hugo's alignments ought to pass right through and out the other side of every one of Woodhenge's six eggs. So, I gave it a go to see what might happen. The result is seen above.
52. Taking a Mallet to Crack an Egg.
From the archaeological report PDF. A Massive, Late Neolithic Pit Structure associated with Durrington Walls Henge by Gaffney et al.
Archaeologists recently found at least 20 pits to surround the Durrington Walls henge. It isn't known how many of these pits are natural sinkholes, flint mines, something to do with the military, or a mixture of all.
I think Pit 1A might be the artificial hollow that goes by the name of Ratfin. Either way, I will assume that all 20 pits are artificial and prehistoric.
Relying heavily on archaeologists’ published plans, which appear to be accurate, layering their figures 3, 4, and 23 in CAD tells us a lot about the 'Super circuit' surrounding the Durrington Walls Henge. Especially those to its south.
One thing is obvious, Durrington Walls started by following the rules laid down by the Arminghall henge, but these pits place it on a massively larger scale. As at Arminghall, some posts were accurately aligned on the cardinal points of the compass, while other pairs divided the horizon into steps of 10 degrees. Avebury subdivided some of their 10's to make 5's -- See the report on Avebury’s second cove at Beckhampton, which comes later.
The difficulty of placing posts accurately over such large distances was addressed by having a second series of posts on top of Durrington Wall's bank. These posts more than halved this great distance by making the outer posts visible. (I highlight two of the henges posts in red).
The posts beneath Durrington Wall's southern bank have been known for some time, the southern bank being leveled years ago by medieval plowing. Professor Pearson discovered some underground anomalies in this area, which he believed to be a row of stones. He investigated these anomalies, which turned out to be the remains of timber posts.
Wattle fences run between the posts as expressions of growth. Three large arcs were found to run from posts 9A to 5A, as seen above in the image on the right. These arcs scale to 375, 750, and 1,500 megalithic yards.
The 1,500 Megalithic yard arc (3,000 MY diameter) is twice Avebury's largest (What did you expect from Stonehenge?). But the 1,500 arc is concave to the circuit, which might tell us something about Avebury's unresolved north-eastern arc!
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