The Pyramids of Egypt, Observatory of Letopolis and Temple of Heliopolis

Researching the pyramids of Egypt has led me to a little known ancient structure in a little known settlement known to the Greeks as Letopolis and to the ancient Egyptians as the town of Khem. Today, it is the modern town of Ausim.

Very little is known about Letopolis other than it had been an important religious centre as early as the First dynasty and therefore it isn’t unreasonable to suggest it may have harked back to earlier pre-dynastic times. It is mentioned in Old Kingdom texts as well as in the Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts as the centre of worship for the god Horus Khenty-Khem, which is one of many local aspects of Horus.

At Letopolis, there was a huge tower, directly due north of the Giza Pyramids and directly below Ursa Major or The Plough Constellation. Could this be another ancient monument as old as the Giza Plateau? Watch the video to learn more!

All images are from Google Images for educational purposes only.

Sources:
Letopolis by G. A. Wainwright
The Egypt Code by Robert Bauval
The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval


In part one of this two-part special, I looked at the lost tower of Letopolis, which not only stood of an astronomical marker for the constellation of Ursa Major, also known as the Plough, but was also the site of an ancient observatory, where famous astronomers, such as Eudoxus, learned the secrets of the stars from Ancient Egyptian priests.

The tower at Letopolis was situated precisely 100 stadium due north of the Great Pyramid. When you stood at the Giza Plateau you could see Ursa Major directly above Letopolis and when at Letopolis looking south, you could see the constellation of Orion directly above the pyramids, which many believe were build to mimic Orion’s belt.

Precisely 100 stadium due east of the Letopolis tower was the important and ancient Great Temple of Heliopolis. Did this also mark an important star constellation? Watch the video to learn more. All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.

Sources:
The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval
The Egypt Code by Robert Bauval
http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/egypthe...
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