UK television personality Andrew Collins provides new evidence showing that the earliest origins of human culture, religion, and technology derive from the lost world of the Denisovans.
Built at the end of the last ice age around 9600 BCE, Goebekli Tepe in southeast Turkey was designed to align with the constellation of the celestial swan, Cygnus--a fact confirmed by the discovery at the site of a tiny bone plaque carved with the three key stars of Cygnus. Remarkably, the three main pyramids at Giza in Egypt, including the Great Pyramid, align with the same three stars. But where did this ancient veneration of Cygnus come from?
Showing that Cygnus was once seen as a portal to the sky-world, Andrew Collins reveals how, at both sites, the attention toward this star group is linked with sound acoustics and the use of musical intervals "discovered" thousands of years later by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. Collins traces these ideas as well as early advances in human technology and cosmology back to the Altai-Baikal region of Russian Siberia, where the cult of the swan flourished as much as 20,000 years ago. He shows how these concepts, including a complex numeric system based on long-term eclipse cycles, are derived from an extinct human population known as the Denisovans. Not only were they of exceptional size--the ancient giants of myth--but archaeological discoveries show that this previously unrecognized human population achieved an advanced level of culture, including the use of high-speed drilling techniques and the creation of musical instruments.
The author explains how the stars of Cygnus coincided with the turning point of the heavens at the moment the Denisovan legacy was handed to the first human societies in southern Siberia 45,000 years ago, catalyzing beliefs in swan ancestry and an understanding of Cygnus as the source of cosmic creation. Collins shows how the ancient belief in Cygnus as the source of creation can also be found in many other cultures around the world, further confirming the role played by the Denisovan legacy in the genesis of human civilization.
Andrew Collins has been investigating the idea of advanced civilizations in prehistory since 1979. He is the co-discoverer of a massive cave complex beneath the Giza plateau, now known as "Collins' Caves." The author of several books, including From the Ashes of Angels and Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, he lives in Essex, England.
Acknowledgments Preface: Last of the Denisovans PART ONE GOEBEKLI TEPE 1 An Artist's Work 2 Mystery of the North 3 Celestial Signs 4 The Enigma of Pillar 43 5 Scorpionic Gateway 6 Cult of the Leopard PART TWO THE BIRTH OF EGYPT 7 The Lost Oasis 8 Egyptian Genesis 9 Mystery of the Helwan Point 10 Visions of Helwan PART THREE SECRETS OF THE PYRAMIDS 11 A Grand Design at Giza 12 Orion versus Cygnus 13 Osiris Arisen 14 Starry Destiny 15 Womb of the Stars PART FOUR COSMIC CODE 16 Giza Revelation 17 The Hidden Key 18 Cosmic Symmetry 19 Harmonic Convergence 20 Music of the Spheres 21 Secrets of the Gods 22 Celestial Swan Song 23 Sonic Temples 24 Shaping Sound PART FIVE GENESIS POINT 25 The Road to Helwan 26 Division of the Two Lands 27 Who Stole Iwnw? 28 Place of the Bennu 29 The Mountain of Anu 30 Homeland of the Primeval Ones: Part I--The Coming of the Shebtiw 31 Homeland of the Primeval Ones: Part II--Memphite Origins 32 Homeland of the Primeval Ones: Part III--A Certain Ratio PART SIX STARRY WISDOM 33 Bird on a Pole 34 Siberian Roots 35 The Land of Dawn 36 Counting Time 37 Revolution 432 38 Time Turned to Stone 39 The Cygnus Key 40 The Denisovan Legacy 41 Gateway of the Gods Notes Bibliography Index