Chapter 14: The Gaze of the Sphinx

…In time, the pyramids of Giza were made part of the Landing Grid which had the peaks of Ararat as its focal point, incorporated Jerusalem as a Mission Control Center, and guided the space vehicles to the Spaceport in the Sinai peninsula.

…But at first, the pyramids themselves had to serve as guiding beacons, simply by virtue of their location, alignment and shape. All Pyramids, as we have seen, were at their core step pyramids – emulating the ziggurats of Mesopotamia. But when the "gods who came from heaven" experimented with their scale model at Giza (the Third Pyramid), they may have found that the silhouette of the ziggurat and the shadow it cast upon the undulating rocks and ever-shifting sands were too blurred and inaccurate to serve as a reliable Pointer-of- the-Way. By casing the stepped core to achieve a "true" pyramid, and using white (light-reflecting) limestone for the casing, a perfect play of light and shadow was achieved, providing clear orientation.

…In 1882, Robert Ballard, in The Solution of the Pyramid Problem, he also showed that the pyramids were aligned with each other in the basic Pythagorean right-angled triangles, whose sides were proportionate to each other as 3.4.5. Pyramidologists have also noticed that the shadows cast by the pyramids could serve as a giant sundial, the direction and length of the shadows indicating time of year and of day.

…Even more important, however, was how the silhouettes and shadows of the pyramids appeared to an observer from the skies… the true shape of the pyramids casts arrowlike shadows, which were as unmistakable direction pointers.

…When all was ready to establish a proper Spaceport, it required a much longer Landing Corridor than the one which served Baalbek. For their previous Spaceport in Mesopotamia, the Anunnaki (the biblical Nefilim) chose the most conspicuous mountain in the Near East – Mount Ararat – as their focal point. It should not be surprising that out of the same consideration they again selected it as the focal point of their new Spaceport.

NOTE If the reader wishes at this stage can go back to chapter 11 "The Elusive Mount," to read the building of the Spaceport beacons, (pyramids).

…Mount Katherine may have been suitable for a short Landing Corridor focused on Baalbek; but for the distant focal point of Ararat, a much more distinct and unmistakable landmark was required. We believe that for the same reasons as the Palmer’s (he led the British Ordinance Survey Mission and they chose Mount Umm Shumar as their geodesic landmark for surveying and measuring the peninsula), the Anunnaki selected Mount Umm Shumar as the anchor of the southeastern outline of the new Landing Corridor.

…Much about this mount and its location is intriguing. To begin with, its name – puzzling or highly significant – means "Mother of Sumer." It is a title which was applied at Ur to Ningal, spouse of Sin

Mount Umm Shumar is situated at the age of the mass of granite. The sandy beaches there, on the Gulf of Suez, have several natural hot springs. Was it there that Ashera spent her winters, residing "by the sea"? From there, it is really only "a she-ass’ ride" away to Mount Umm Shumar – a ride so vividly described in the Ugaritic texts when Asherah went calling on El at his Mount.

…Just a few miles down the coast from the Hot Springs is the peninsula’s most important port city on these coasts -the port city of el-Tor…. The place has served as Sinai’s most important gulf port from earliest times, and we wonder if it was not the Tilmun-city (as distinct from Tilmun-land) spoken of in Sumerian texts. It could well have been the port which Gilgamesh planned to reach by ship, from where his comrade Enkidu could go to the nearby mines (in which he was doomed to slave for the rest of his life); while he (Gilgamesh) could proceed to the "Landing Place, where the Shems are raised."

…The peaks of the peninsula’s granite core which face the Gulf of Suez bear names that make one stop and wonder. One mount bears the name "Mount of the Blessed Mother"; closer to mount Umm Shumar, Mount Teman (The "Southern") raises its head. The name brings the verses of Habakuk:

El from Teman shall come … Covered are the heavens with his halo; His splendor fills the Earth … The Word goes before him, sparks emanate from below; He pauses to measure the Earth …

…Was the prophet referring to the mount that still bears the very name – Teman – the southern neighbor of Mount "Mother of Summer?" Since there is no other mountain bearing such a name, the identification seems more than plausible.

…Does Mount Umm Shumar fit into the Landing Grid and the network of sacred sites developed by the Anunnaki?

…We suggest that this mount substituted for Mt. Katherine when the final Landing Corridor was worked out, acting as the anchor for the southeastern line of the Corridor which was focused on Ararat. But if so, where was the complementary anchor for the northeaster line?

…It is no coincidence, we suggest, that Heliopolis was built where it was. It lies on the original Ararat-Baalbek-Giza line. But it is so located, that it is equidistant from Ararat as Umm Shumar is! Its location was determined, we suggest, by measuring off the distance from Ararat to Umm Shumar – then marking off an equidistant point of the Ararat-Baalbek-Giza line.

…As we unfold the amazing network of natural and artificial peaks that have been incorporated into the landing and communications grid of the Anunnaki0, one must ponder whether they served as guiding beacons by height and shape alone. Were they not also equipped with some kind of guidance instruments?

Among other views:

…Although the academic establishment has been loath to digress from the "pyramids as tombs" theory, Virginia Trimble and Alexander Badawy concluded in the Bulletin’s 1964 issues that the "air shafts" had astronomical functions, having been "beyond doubt inclined within 1 degree toward the circumpolar stars."

…Without doubting that the direction and inclination of the shafts must have been premeditated, we are no less intrigued by the founding that once air flowed into the "King’s Chamber," the temperature within remained at a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit no matter what the weather outside was.

All these findings seem to confirm the conclusions of E.F. Jonard (a member of Napoleon’s team of scientists), who suggested that the King’s Chamber and its "sarcophagus" were not intended for burial, but as a depository of weight and measurement standards, which even in modern times are kept in a stable environment of temperature and moisture.

Jonard could not have possibly imagined – back in 1824 – delicate space guidance instruments, rather than mundane units of a meter and a kilogram. But we, of course, can.

…When Flinders Petrie (The Pyramids and the Temple at Gizeh) minutely examined the "King’s Chamber" and the stone "coffer" within it, he found that both were built in accord with the dimensions of perfect Pythagorean triangles. To cut the coffer out of a solid stone block, he estimated, a saw was needed with nine foot blades whose teeth were diamond-tipped. To hollow it out, diamond tipped drills were needed, applied with a pressure of two tons. How all this was achieved was beyond him. And what was the purpose? He lifted the coffer to see whether it hid some aperture (it did not); when the coffer was struck, it emitted a deep, bell-like sound that reverberated throughout the pyramid. This bell-like quality of the coffer was reported by earlier investigators. Were the "King’s Chamber" and its "coffer" meant, then, to serve as sound-emitters or echo-chambers?

…Even nowadays, landing guidance equipment at airports emits electronic signals which instruments in an approaching aircraft translate into a pleasant buzz if on course, it changes into an alarming beep if the plane veers off course. We can safely assume that, as soon as possible after the Deluge, new guidance equipment was brought down to Earth. The Egyptian depictions of the Divine Cordholders indicates that "Stones of Splendor" were installed at both anchor-points of the Landing Corridor, our guess is that the purpose of the various chambers within the pyramid was to house such guidance and communications equipment.

…Was Shad El – the "Mountain of El" – likewise equipped?

By evidence, it has been established that the Pharaohs have not built the Pyramids at Giza, this leaves only the plausible fact that they were built by the Anunnaki as evidence also suggests, to aid them with a Spaceport, after the Deluge. They were made part of the Landing Grid which had the peaks of Ararat as its focal point, incorporated Jerusalem as Mission Control Center and guided the space vehicles to the Spaceport to the Sinai peninsula.


Pythagoras. The Pyramids at Giza were aligned to each other using the bases as the "Pythagorean right-angle."


Obelisk depicting Dushara, at Petra today.



Dome of the Rock, on Temple Mount.


Dome of the Rock. Calif Abdal Malik imported the "rock" which is enshrined, from Baalbek.


Bedrock Foundations.



Watercolor of Mount Sinai; the final beacon for the Landing Grid of the Anunnaki. Which with Jerusalem, Baalbeck and Giza was complete, and all on the Thirtieth Parallel.


Persepolis, Iran today; also a great city of antiquity and also built on the Thirtieth Parallel.


At present Harappa is being researched by archaeologists, who have found a buried city of antiquity, older than Egyptian ancient cities and yet more advanced in water ducts. Harappa was a sacred city of the Indus Valley Civilization; the Indus Valley had been allotted to Ishtar when the Earth was divided by the Anunnaki.


HARAPPA, Pakistan today, it also lies on the Thirtieth Parallel.


Lhasa in Tibet, where Buddhism was born, also lies on the Thirtieth Parallel.


Lhasa River in Tibet.

…The Ugaritic texts invariably employed the phrase "penetrate the Shad of El" when describing the coming of other gods unto the presence of El "within his seven chambers." This implied that these chambers were inside the mountain – as were the chambers inside the artificial mountain of the Great Pyramid. Historians of the first Christian centuries reported that the people who dwelled in the Sinai and its bordering areas at Palestine and North Arabia worshipped the god Dushara (Lord of the Mountains) and his spouse Allat, "Mother of the Gods." They were of course the male El and the female Elat, his spouse Ashera. The secret object of Dushara was, fortunately, depicted on a coin struck by the Roman governor of those provinces. Curiously, it resembles the enigmatic chambers within the Great Pyramid – an inclined stairway ("Ascending Gallery") leading to a chamber between massive stones ("the King’s Chamber"). Above it, a series of stones re-create the pyramid’s "relieving chambers."

…Since the Ascending Passages of the Great Pyramid – which are unique to it – were plugged tight when Al Mamoon’s men broke into it, the question is: Who, in antiquity, did know, and emulated, the inner construction within the pyramid? The answer can only be: the architects and builders of the Great Pyramid, who possessed such knowledge. Only they could duplicate such construction elsewhere – at Baalbek or within the mountain of El.

…And so it was, that although the Mount of the Exodus was elsewhere, in the northern half of the peninsula, the people of the area transmitted from generation to generation the recollection of sacred mountains among the peninsula’s southern peaks. They were the mountains that, by their sheer height and location, and by virtue of the instruments installed within them, served as beacons for the "Riders of the Clouds."

…When the Anunnaki had landed on Earth and proceeded to establish their facilities and Spaceport in Mesopotamia, Mission Control Center was at Nippur, "The Place of the Crossing." Its "sacred" or Restricted Precinct was under the absolute control of Enlil, it was called the KI.UR ("Earth City"). In its midst, atop an artificial raised platform, was the DUR.AN.KI – "The Bond of Heaven and Earth." It was, the Sumerian texts related, a "heavenward tall pillar reaching to the sky." Firmly set upon the "platform which cannot be overturned," this pillar was used by Enlil "to pronounce the word" heavenward.

…A Mission Control Center, similar to the one that had served the landing path in pre-Diluvian Mesopotamia, had to be established for the Spaceport in the Sinai. Where?

…Our answer is in Jerusalem.

…Hallowed to Jew, Christian and Muslim alike, its very atmosphere charged with some inexplicably unearthly mystery, it had been a sacred city even before King David established her as his capital and Solomon built there the Lord’s Abode. When the Patriarch Abraham reached its gates, it was already a well-established center to "El the Supreme, the Righteous One of Heaven and Earth." Its earliest known name was Ur-Shalem – "City of the Completed Cycle" – a name which suggests an association with orbital matters, or with the God of Orbits. As to who Shalem might have been, scholars have offered various theories, some of them (per Benjamin Mazar in "Jerusalem before the David Kingship") name Enlil’s grandson Shamash; others prefer Enlil’s son Ninib. In all theories, however, the association of Jerusalem’s roots with the Mesopotamian pantheon is undisputed.

…"From its beginnings, Jerusalem encompassed three mountain peaks; from north to south, they were Mount Zephim, Mount Moriah and Mount Zion. Their names bespoke their functions: The northernmost was the "Mount of Observers" (it is now called in English Mount Scopus); the middle one was the "Mount of Directing"; the southernmost was the "Mount of the Signal." They are still so called in spite of the passage of millennia.

…Of the three Mounts of Jerusalem, that of Moriah has been the most sacred…

…The large horizontal platform atop Mount Moriah – reminiscent in layout of the one at Baalbek, though much smaller – has been called "The Temple Mount," for it had served as the site of the Jewish Temple of Jerusalem. It is now occupied by several Muslim shrines, the most renowned of which is the Dome of the Rock. The Dome was carried off by the Caliph Abd al-Malik (seventh century A.D.) from Baalbek…

…Muslims believe that it was from the Sacred Rock that their prophet Muhammed was taken aloft to visit Heaven… by the angel Gabriel from Mecca to Jerusalem, with a stopover at Mount Sinai, then he was taken aloft by the angel, ascending heavenward via a "Ladder of Light." Passing through the Seven Heavens… after receiving divine instructions (from God)… He was returned the same way, riding the angel’s winged horse.

…We do know, however, that the First Temple was built by King Solomon upon Mount Moriah at an exact spot and following precise instructions provided by the Lord. The Holy-of-Holies was built upon the Sacred Rock: its innermost chamber, completely gilded, was taken up by two large Cherubim (winged Sphinx-like beings) also made of gold, their wings touching the walls and each other’s, between them was placed the Ark of the Testament, from within which the Lord Addressed Moses in the desert. Completely insulated from the outside, the gold covered Holy-of-Holies was called in the Old Testament the Dvir – literally, "The Speaker."

…The suggestion that Jerusalem was a "divine" communication center, a place where a "Stone of Splendor" was secreted, and from which the Word or Voice of the Lord beamed far and wide, is not as preposterous as it may sound… was not at all alien to the Old Testament. In fact, the possession by the Lord of such a capability, and the selection of Jerusalem as the communication center, were considered to the attestations of Yahweh’s and Jerusalem’s supremacy. "I shall answer the Heavens, and they shall respond to Earth…"

Ba’al, the Lord of the facilities at Baalbek, had boasted that his voice could be heard at Kadesh, the gateway city to the Precinct of the gods in the "Wilderness" of central Sinai

…The capabilities acquired by Ba’al when he installed the "Stones of Splendor" at Baalbek were described in the Ugaritic texts as the ability to put "one lip to Earth, one lip to Heaven." The symbol for these communication devices, as we have seen, were the doves. Both symbolism and terminology are incorporated in the verses of Psalm 68, which describe the flying arrival of the Lord

…With the restoration of the Temple at Jerusalem, the Prophets promised, "the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem shall issue." Jerusalem would be re-established as a world center, sought by all the nations. Conveying the Lord’s promise, Isaiah reassured the people that not only the "probing stone" but also the "measuring" functions would be restored.

…To have served as a Mission Control Center, Jerusalem – as Nippur – had to be located on the long central line bisecting the Landing Corridor. Its hallowed tradition affirm such a position, and the evidence suggests that it was that sacred rock which marked the precise geodesic center.

…The Prophet Ezekiel referred to the people of Israel as "residing upon the Navel of the Earth." The term as we have seen, meant that Jerusalem was a focal communication center, from which "cords" were drawn to other anchor points of the Landing Grid. It was thus no coincidence that the Hebrew word for the sacred rock was Eben Sheti’yah – a term which Jewish sages held to have meant "stone from which the world was woven."

…But as suggestive as all these terms and legends are, the decisive question is this: did Jerusalem in fact lie on the central line which bisected the Landing Corridor, focused on Ararat and outlined by the Giza pyramids and Mount Umm Shumar?

…The decisive answer is: Yes. Jerusalem lies precisely on that line!

…As was the case with the pyramids of Giza, so do we discover in the case of the Divine Grid more and more amazing alignments and triangulations. Jerusalem, we find, also lies precisely where the Baalbek-Katherine line intersects the flight path’s central line based on Ararat. Heliopolis, we find is precisely equidistant from Jerusalem as Mount Umm Shumar. And the diagonals drawn from Jerusalem to Heliopolis and to Umm Shumar form an accurate 45 degree right angle.

…These links between Jerusalem, Baalbek (The Crest of Zaphon) and Giza (Memphis) were known, and hailed, in biblical times… The Book of Jubilees held,

The Garden of Eternity, the most sacred,
is the dwelling of the Lord;
And Mount Sinai, in the center of the desert;
And Mount Zion, the center of the Navel of the Earth.
These three were created as holy places,

…Somewhere along the "Line of Jerusalem" the central flight line that was anchored on Mount Ararat, the Spaceport itself had to be located. There, too, the final beacon had to be located: "Mount Sinai, in the center of the desert."

…It is here, we suggest, that the dividing line which we now call the Thirtieth Parallel (north) had come into play.

…We know from Sumerian astronomical texts that the skies enveloping Earth were so divided as to separate the northern "way" (allotted to Enlil) from the southern "way" (allotted to Ea) with a wide central band considered the "Way of Anu." It is only natural to assume that a dividing line between the two rival brothers should also have been established after the Deluge, when the settled Earth was divided into the Four Regions, and that, as in pre-Diluvial times, the Thirtieth Parallel (north and south) served as demarcation lines.

…Was it mere coincidence, or a deliberate compromise between the two brothers and their feuding descendants, that in each of the three regions given to Mankind, the sacred city was located on the Thirtieth Parallel?

…The Sumerian texts state that "When Kingship was lowered from Heaven" after the Deluge, "Kingship was at Eridu." Eridu was situated astride the Thirtieth Parallel as close to it as the marshy waters of the Persian Gulf had permitted…

…In the Second Region… Heliopolis for ever remained the sacred city… was located astride the Thirtieth Parallel, as close to it as the Nile’s delta permitted!

…When the Third Region, the Indus Valley Civilization, followed, its secular center was on the shores of the Indian Ocean, but its sacred city – Harappa – was hundreds of miles away to the north – right on the Thirtieth Parallel.

…The imperative of the northern Thirtieth Parallel appears to have continued in the millennia that followed. Circa 600 B.C. the Persian kings augmented the royal capital with a city "Sacred unto all Nations." The place selected for its construction was a remote and uninhabited site. There, literally in the middle of nowhere, a great horizontal platform was laid out. Upon it, palaces with magnificent staircases and many auxiliary shrines and structures were erected – all honoring the God of the Winged Globe. The Greeks called the place Persepolis ("City of the Persians")… And it was located astride the Thirtieth Parallel.

…No one knows for sure when Lhasa in Tibet – the sacred city of Buddhism – was founded. But it is a fact that Lhasa too – as Eridu, Heliopolis, Harappa and Persepolis were – was situated on the same Thirtieth Parallel.

…The sanctity of the Thirtieth Parallel must be traced back to the origins of the Sacred Grid, when the divine measurers determined the location of the pyramids of Giza also on the Thirtieth Parallel. Could the gods have given up this "sanctity" or neutrality of the Thirtieth Parallel when it came to their most vital installation – the Spaceport – in their own Fourth Region, in the Sinai Peninsula?

…"It is there that we ought to seek a final clue from the remaining enigma of Giza – its Great Sphinx. Its body is that of a crouching lion, its head of a man wearing the royal headdress. When and by whom was it erected? And to what purpose? Whose image does it bear? And why is it where it is, alone, and nowhere else?

…The questions have been many, the answers very few. But one thing is certain: it gazes precisely eastward, along the Thirtieth Parallel.

…This precise alignment and gaze eastward along the Divine Parallel were emphasized in antiquity by a series of structures that extended from in front of the Sphinx eastward precisely along an east-west axis.

…When Napoleon and his men saw the Sphinx at the turn of the eighteenth century, only its head and shoulders protruded above the desert sands; it was in that state that the Sphinx was depicted and known for the better part of the century that followed. It took repeated and systematic excavations to reveal its full colossal size (240 feet long, 65 feet high) and shape and to confirm what ancient historians had written: that it was a single piece of sculpture, carved by some giant hand out of the natural rock. It was non other than Capt. Caviglia, whom Col. Vyse forced out of Giza, who had uncovered during 1816-1818 not only a good part of the body and extended paws of the Sphinx, but also the temples, sanctuaries, altars and stelas that were erected in front of it.

Among several features uncovered, "…there, a structure whose function was to support two columns was so situated that the eastward gaze of the Sphinx passed precisely between the two columns."

Romans and Greeks, continued the tradition of the Pharaohs:

…to visit and pay homage to the Sphinx, leaving behind appropriate inscriptions. They affirmed the belief, which continued into Arab times, that the Sphinx was the work of the gods themselves; it was deemed to be the harbinger of a future messianic era of peace. An inscription by the notorious emperor Nero called the Sphinx "Armachis, Overseer and Savior."

… As the "Inventory Stela" attests, the Sphinx had already stood at Giza in the time of Khufu, a predecessor of Chefra. Like several Pharaohs after him, so did Khufu take credit for removing the sand that encroached upon the Sphinx. From this it must be deduced that the Sphinx was already an olden monument in Khufu’s time. What earlier Pharaoh, then, had erected it, implanting upon it his own image?

…The answer is that the image is not of any Pharaoh, but of a god, and that in all probability, the gods and not a mortal king had erected the Sphinx.

Among other inscriptions, Mr. Sitchin mentions:

…In the Inventory Stela, Khufu called the Sphinx "Guardian of the Aeter," who guides the Winds with his gaze. It was, as he clearly wrote, the image of a god:

This figure of the god
will exist to eternity;
Always having its face
watching towards the east.

…In his inscription, Khufu mentions that a very old sycamore tree that grew near the Sphinx was damaged "When the Lord of Heaven descended upon the Place of Hor-em-Akhet," "the Falcon-god of the Horizon." This indeed was the most frequent name of the Sphinx in Pharaonic inscriptions; his other epithets being Ruti ("The Lion") and Hul (meaning, perhaps, "The Eternal").

…Although excavators, like Caviglia and Perring, have tried to find "secret chambers" under the Sphinx, none has been found.

…Even more responsible researchers, such as Auguste Mariette in 1853, shared the general opinion that there is a hidden chamber concealed in or under the Sphinx…. The searchers have surmised that if the Sphinx itself could have been almost hidden from sight by the encroaching sands, so much so could the sands of desert and time completely hide any substructure.

…The most ancient inscriptions seem to suggest that there indeed existed not one, but two secret chambers under the Sphinx – perhaps reachable through an entrance hidden under the paws of the monument. A hymn from the time of the Eighteenth Dynasty, moreover, reveals that the two "caverns" under the Sphinx enabled it to serve as communications center!

…The God Amen, the inscription said, assuming the functions of the heavenly Hor-Akhti, attained "perception in his heart, command in his lips … when he enters the two caverns which are under his (the Sphinx’s) feet." Then;

A message is sent from heaven;
It is heard in Heliopolis,
and it is repeated in Memphis by the Fair of Face.
It is composed in a dispatch by the writing of Thoth,
with regard to the city of Amen (Thebes) …
The matter is answered in Thebes,
A statement is issued … a message is sent.
The gods are acting according to command.

…In the days of the Pharaohs it was believed that the Sphinx – though sculptured out of stone – could somehow hear and speak…

…Many unusual "Ear Tablets" and depictions of the Twin Doves – a symbol associated with oracle sites – were found in the temples surrounding the Sphinx. Like the ancient inscriptions, they also attest to the belief that somehow the Sphinx could transmit Divine Messages. Although the efforts to dig under the Sphinx have not been successful, one cannot rule out the possibility that the subterranean chambers which the gods had entered with "command in their lips" would still be found.

…It is clear from numerous funerary texts that the Sphinx was considered to have been the "Sacred Guide" who guided the deceased from "yesterday" to "tomorrow…"

…..A stela erected by one Pa-Ra-Emheb, who directed works of restoration at the site of the Sphinx in Pharaonic times, contains telltale verses in adoration of the Sphinx; their similarity to biblical Psalms is truly tantalizing. The inscriptions mention the extensions of cords "for the plan," the making of "secret things" in the subterranean realm; they speak of the "crossing of the sky" in a Celestial Barge, and of a "protected place" in the "sacred desert." It even employs the term Sheti.ta to denote the "Place of the Hidden Name" in the Sacred Desert…

…To the Hebrew Prophets, the Sheti – the central Flight Line passing through Jerusalem – was the Divine Line, the direction to watch: "within it did the Lord come from sacred Sinai."

…But to the Egyptians, as the above inscription declared, Sheti.ta was the "Place of the Hidden Name." It was in the "Sacred Desert" – which is exactly what the biblical name "Desert of Kadesh" has meant. And to it, the "cords of the plan" were extended from the Sphinx. There, Paraemheb had seen the King of the Gods ascend by day, the words are almost identical to those of Gilgamesh, arriving to Mount Mashu, "where daily the Shems he watched, as they depart and come in … watched over Shamash as he ascends and descends."

…It was the Protected Place, the Place of Ascent. Those who were to reach it were guided there by the Sphinx; for its gaze led eastward, exactly along the Thirtieth Parallel.

…It was there the two lines intersected, we suggest – where the Line of Jerusalem intersected the Thirtieth Parallel that the Gates of Heaven and Earth were located; the Spaceport of the gods.

At this point, Mr. Sitchin explains a chart which appears on his book, the sacred cities, and alignments:

…As we fill in our chart, the masterful Grid conceived by the Anunnaki unfolds before our very eyes; and we are truly astounded by its precision, simple beauty, and the artful combination of basic geometry with the landmarks provided by nature.

…Were other sacred cities and oracle sites in Egypt, such as the great Thebes and Edfu, located where they were at a king’s whim, at an attractive bend of the Nile – or where alignments of the Grid had dictated?

…Indeed, were we to study all these sites, all of Earth would probably be encompassed. But was that not what Ba’al had already known when he established his clandestine facilities at Baalbek? For his aim, we recall, was to communicate with and dominate, not just the nearby lands, but all of Earth.

…This the biblical Lord too must have known, for when Job sought to unravel the "wonders of El," the Lord "answered him from within the whirlpool," and countered questions with questions:

Let me ask thee, and answer thou me;
Where wast thou,
when the Earth’s foundation I laid out?
Say, if thou knowest science:
Who hath measured it (the Earth), that it be known?
Or who hath streched a cord upon it?
By what were its platforms wrought?
Who hath cast its Stone of Corners?

…Then the Lord answered His own questions. All these acts of Earth measuring, the laying out of platforms, the setting up of the Stone of Corners were done, He said:

When the morning stars rejoiced together
And all the sons of the gods shouted for joy.

…Man as wise as he might have been, had no hand in all that. Baalbek, the Pyramids, the Spaceport – all were meant for the gods alone. But Man, ever searching for Immortality, has never ceased to follow the gaze of the Sphinx.


THE SPHINX… Body of a crouching lion, the head of a man wearing the Royal Headdress gazes eastward along the 30th Parallel! Her gaze is toward where Space Mission Control was, Jerusalem.


Caviglia discovered a complex in 1816-18 which had been erected in front of the Sphinx, where two columns stood and from which in between them the gaze of the Sphinx would stare toward the East.


Nero, wrote of the Sphinx "Armachis" = Overseer and Savior.


Thebes, another ancient city which was built on the 30th Parallel.


Thebes, another ancient city which was built on the 30th Parallel.


Temple of Horus at Edfu, yet another city built on the 30th Parallel.


Temple of Horus at Edfu, yet another city built on the 30th Parallel.

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