CYGNUS KEY: The Denisovan Legacy, Gobekli Tepe, and the Birth of Egypt Book
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CYGNUS KEY: The Denisovan Legacy, Gobekli Tepe, and the Birth of Egypt Book

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By Andrew Collins

Built at the end of the last ice age around 9600 BCE, Gobekli 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, 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.

6x9 P/B, 480 pp., 16-pg. color insert, 75 B&W Illus.