Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Island Mapping Project by Autodesk, METCO Services, Leica Geosystems and Rapa Nui Officials

This Easter Island project is of interest. Read about the project here:

Autodesk - Easter Island Mapping Project - About the Project

Ignore the history section ... a lot of that is simply bunk.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Connection Between Indus Valley Script and Easter Island Symbols : Andis Kaulins, Guillaume De Hevesey and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Agree : It Exists

The connection between the Indus Valley Code and Easter Island Script - which we made here - is supported by the research of Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, who also sees this connection via Guillaume De Hevesey, who in 1933 "pointed out striking similarities between about 90 Indus signs and 90 signs from the script of the Easter Islands.":




The above .jpg has been reduced in size. See the full size at indus_vlley.jpg

These symbols are astronomical.

Many thanks are extended to Pierre N. Overton, who sent me this link.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Last UK University Palaeographer? King's College London to Shut Down UK's Only Palaeography Chair : Maybe They Should Read My Blogs

Not much money in studying ancient texts.
Just ask the author of the posting you are now reading.

Hence, we are not surprised to read at The Guardian in Writing off the UK's last palaeographer that:
"The decision by a London university to axe the UK's only chair in palaeography has been met by outrage from the world's most eminent classicists. John Crace on why the study of ancient writings matters – and why history will be lost without it...."
As Crace writes:
"Indus Valley script

Plenty more work to be done . . . palaeographers are yet to decipher the Indus Valley script....

Palaeographers are used to making sense of fragments of ancient manuscripts, but King's College London couldn't have been plainer when it announced recently that it was to close the UK's only chair of palaeography....

Not that palaeography has the answer to everything. No one has still made head or tail of Linear A (dating back to around 1900BC), and the Indus ­Valley script of the third millennium BC is still a mystery.

[Our comment: Maybe the politicians, journalists and academic mainstreamers alike, should first do their homework about the Phaistos Disc and about the Indus Valley Script, before they go into uninformed decisionmaking and propagandizing.

For example, in the Indus Valley Script pictured by Crace -


- as can easily be seen from my graphic at the top of the page of my blog at Indus Valley Script, with the human to be replaced by the upturned arrows and the comparable bow-type symbol
, the Indus Valley script pictured by Crace marks the stars from the Winter Solstice to the Autumn Equinox ca. 2000 B.C. Obviously this a stamp - so the reverse is intended, i.e. from the Autumn Equinox to the Winter Solstice.]

But just days before King's made the announcement, its sister London institution, University College, was boasting how two of Ganz's former students, Dr Simon ­Corcoran and Dr Benet Salway, had pieced together 17 fragments of parchment that form an important ­Roman law code – believed to be the only original evidence yet discovered of the Gregorian Codex (a collection of constitutions upon which a substantial part of most modern European civil law ­systems are built) that had been thought lost for ever." [emphasis added]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

An Astrological Zodiac In the Script of Easter Island: [Honolulu Tablet B. 3622] by Andis Kaulins, Copyright © 1981



An Astrological Zodiac In the Script of Easter Island:
[Honolulu Tablet B. 3622]
by Andis Kaulins, Copyright © 1981

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page iv..............Easter Island Language, voyage in the years 1770 to 1771
Page v...............Abstract of the content of the book
Page vi..............Bertrand Russell, Astronomy and Science
Page vii.............Table of Contents as actually in the book
Page viii.............Astronomy in the Ilead of Homer (<*Mer = Surveyor)


Page 1..............Introduction, Thomas Barthel, Materials on Easter Island
Page 3..............Reproduction, the wooden Honolulu Tablet B. 3622
Page 4..............Easter Island Zodiac compared to Modern Zodiac
Page 5..............The individual symbols on Honolulu Tablet B. 3622, Metoro Tauara
Page 6..............Thor Heyerdahl, Archaeology of Easter Island


[THE SIGNS]
Page 7..............Leo as Hydra on the tablet, Paul Kunitzsch, Franz Boll, W. Hoenerbach
Page 10..............Virgo, Spica, H. Gundel in Pauly's Realencyclop├Ądie, Babylonians
Page 11..............Libra as several sharp objects, Indo-european
Page 12..............Scorpio as Ophiuchus, the one-legged man, V. Hulpach, Wilhelm Gundel
Page 14..............Sagittarius, the arrow
Page 14..............Capricorn, the horn or antler, Aztec narwhal
Page 14..............Pisces, the fish
Page 15..............Aries, Taurus, Pleiades, Hyades, Orion

A. Pannekoek, Anton Scherer, Menzel
Page 19..............Gemini as the twins
Page 20..............Cancer as claws, Walum Olum, turtle, make-make

Akkadian, Sumerian, Latvian
Page 24
..............Signature of Easter Island chief, Gonzalez party, Aquera

shows a cursive version of the Easter Island Zodiac,
with signs similar to the symbols of the Indus Valley Civilization

Page 25..............Two symbols as a description of the tablet, man and fish

Page 26..............Astronomy and Easter island, literary references, amautas

Page 29..............The Chronicle of Akakor, Karl Brugger
Page 30..............Easter Island Numbers Applied
Page 31..............Akakor Names of Month
Page 32..............Chart, Easter Island, Chechua, Indo-European

comparable terms for months, signs of theZodiac
Page 35..............Lunar calendar
Page 36..............Easter Island Dictionary
Page 42..............Comparison of Easter Island Terms to Indo-European
Page 46..............Reference Sources

Allegedly undeciphered scripts - Easter Island - Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza - Phaistos Disk

Reposted from QuillPundit

ALLEGEDLY UNDECIPHERED SCRIPTS


The only criticism that we have of Ager's website (see our previous blog posting concerning Omniglot.com) is that it is not complete in its selection of links regarding alleged decipherments of so-called undeciphered scripts - which in fact may already be deciphered for all we know, as was the case for the Maya Glyphs.

THE EXAMPLE OF THE MAYA GLYPHS

The Maya glyphs had in fact been correctly deciphered by Knorosow (see also German language link here), but this decipherment - as described by Yale's Michael D. Coe - had been blocked for nearly 40 years by mainstream scholars - apparently standard fare in the selfish peer-review world of alleged "science". We can thus presume that similar mainstream errors have been made - and continue to be made - for other scripts as well.

We would particularly note the following decipherments which are not included in Ager's lists or in the links which he recommends.

DECIPHERMENT OF THE EASTER ISLAND SCRIPTS AS ASTRONOMY

The decipherment of the Easter Island Rongo Rongo (Rongorongo)
Honolulu Tablet No. B 3622 as astronomy
is available as an online book at
An Astrological Zodiac in the Script of Easter Island by Andis Kaulins

This above decipherment has been confirmed
insofar as several other researches
which were published long AFTER this pioneer publication
show that the Rongo Rongo scripts are astronomy and that the symbols refer to stellar constellations or asterisms,
a fact which I discovered before anyone else did.

See Michael H. Dietrich in Asian and African Studies Vol. 8 [1998] 118-150).
I have examined Michael Dietrich's work and he is right in identifying the RongoRongo script as astronomy. He has written as follows:

All signs are symbols of stars and planets, quaters, winds, the moon, the guiding stars etc. The new endeavour to analyse the rongorongo signs is based on the accessible astronomical knowledge of Micronesia and Polynesia. The body of rongorongo signs consists of tropical descriptions of single stars, planets, zodiacal signs and other constellations. What has been registered are particular nights and, on the smaller tablets, general data on astronomical itineraries. The all in all 12 000 rongorongo signs convey exclusively instructions for sidereal navigation within the Pacific."

It appears to me to be solid work by M. Dietrich in every respect. An article by Andrea Hertlein about his astronomical findings was published in the German magazine Die Zeit. The article is found online in German at that link, under the title "Ein Fisch ist kein Fisch : Ein Grafiker aus Stuttgart will die raetselhafte Schrift von der Osterinsel entziffert haben". I ran the article through the Babelfish AltvaVista translator to give the following quite flawed but still useful translation (for non-German English speakers) which I am not going to take the time to correct even though I speak fluent German. German speakers should of course go to the original Die Zeit article. Here is what Andrea Hertlein writes in that article (presented below in a useful but flawed translation):

Babel Fish-Uebersetzung [Babel Fish Translation] In English: (c) DIE ZEIT 1999

In nearly all huts I saw wooden boards and staffs, which were covered with strange hieroglyphics, wrote "the French Missionar Eugene Eyraud 1864 in a letter at its superiors. The letter came far away from the Osterinsel, that small isle in the middle in the Pacific, 4000 kilometers from the South American mainland. Rongorongo called the native indications cut with shark fish teeth or Obsidiansplittern into wood. None the Osterinsulaner could explain the meaning of this Mysteriums to the church man.

Also the abendlaendischen science did not succeed since that time, the secret of the centimeter-large indications to air, although even laymen can recognize stylized birds, fish and humans at first sight. Origin and age of the wooden secret carriers could not even be clarified. Many appointed researchers and Visionaere developed skurrilste theories. They looked for the origin of the writing not only with the advanced cultures of South America, but also with Aliens and ufos. In the meantime most oceanists assumes the Rongorongo indications can be never deciphered.

But it concerns with Rongorongo at all a writing? Michael Dietrich, a commercial artist from Stuttgart, provokes with the completely new thesis that early sailors navigated on the basis the indications reliably by the seas. Astronomy and navigation in Rongorongo its lecture was called on 27 June in the people customer museum Leipzig. The Schwabe with its theses under the met elite of German Ethnologen, linguists and astronomers kindled violent discussions also there.

Dietrich Credo reads: "a fish is not a fish, a bird is no bird, and humans are not humans. The graphic indications in Rongorongo are never what they represent." For Dietrich the mysterioesen figures are symbols for stars, planets and constellations of stars, which as signposts/guides on high lake served the Polynesian navigator.

The Rongorongo research is a difficult field. Only 25 boards with altogether 12,000 hieroglyphics remained preserved. The most important finds are in the museums of Santiago de Chile, Rome, to admire London and pc. Petersburg. From Rapa Nui - in such a way call the native their island - the Relikte of the oceanic Urvaeter completely disappeared.

United are itself the scientists that Rongorongo consists of approximately 120 basis characters, which can be joined 1500 combinations. Beginning at the lower end of the board, the plotting system is read from left to the right. Since however each second line stands on the head, the board must in each case at the line end 180 degrees.

Michael Dietrich came the coincidence to the assistance, when he directed his telescope at a cold January night of the yearly 1992 toward the constellation of the Orion, more exactly said on the belt stars - three Gestirne, which are arranged in same distance on a line in each case. Dietrich considered, how he would represent the belt stars graphically. Finally it outlined three among themselves arranged circles connected, with a line. Suddenly it became clear it that he saw one of the most frequent indications in Rongorongo at this night at the southern starlit sky.

But the indications simple images of constellations of stars and planets are not natural. After Dietrich's view they reflect the myths, which climb in Ozeanien around the Gestirne. The heavenly bodies apply in the Pacific area as visible feature of the Athua - the vergoettlichten ancestors, who live on after their death in the sky.

Refuge Cain, specialist for Polynesian languages at the free University of Berlin, carried patiently support for Dietrich out. It supported it in the case of the translation of the graphic names of stars, constellations of stars and planets from the oceanic literature into German. The babylonisch seeming language tangle in Ozeanien made this task more difficult uncommonly. But it finally created Dietrich to regain all indications in the Tradierungen of the Pacific area. The "bird with long neck" emerged as name for the thing, which we call large bear or car, and "long shark" stands for the Milky Way. "Rongorongo was already on the first day of the discovery decipherable, because the knowledge was already present", stated Dietrich boldly.

In the choreography of the indications - the figuerlichen symbols are frontal or on the head standing represented in the left or right profile, - the commercial artist believes to recognize the star courses, after those Polynesian sailors on their nocturnal travels navigated. James Cook was impressed already of the maritime achievements of the Polynesier. Dietrich assumes the star knowledge of the Maori, a Polynesian people in Rongorongo, in 14. Century from the Cook islands to New Zealand immigrated. Thus it contradicts the theory that Rongorongo is to have developed on the Osterinsel. It assumes the plotting system, whose minute it sets before less than 200 years, from which Maori of New Zealand to Rapa Nui was brought - at a time, when the tradition of the verbal excessive quantity functioned only in fragments and the knowledge of the old Sternkundigen threatened to go down.

The acknowledgment of the theory can come only of sides of the astronomers. "if we a daily all this in a planetarium after-pursue can, then we know completely accurately the course from Hawaii to the society islands or from New Zealand to Rapa Nui." In addition it needs above all a planetarium - and that is expensive. A sponsor among the sky researchers however already was: Friedrich Witte, technical manager Stuttgart planetariums, with whose assistance already individual results could be supported astronomically.

With his ketzerischen thesis Dietrich in circles that encounters Osterinselfor, which clasp themselves to the text theory, refusal. For the American Steven Roger Fischer, Vizepraesident of the Osterinsel society, is bare the Stuttgart commercial artists a "artist and no scientist". Reason of enough for it to set itself with the new research beginning only at all apart. Whether Fischer's own theory is sufficient for this requirement is doubted, however exactly the same by many experts. In its investigations it recognized a triadisches system. A threeness, which he explained with the fact that approximately each third indication carries an appendage in form of a Phallussymbols. He saw the noted creation singing of the Insulaner in the timber panels. He translated the triad from bird (with Penis), fish and sun with: "all birds begatteten fish. From this the sun came out." Whether these brainstorms are from higher soundness? Dietrich deseams anyhow the interpretations of the American contractor with same Vehemenz of the table: "nothing different one than a Sammelsurium of Polynesian plate conceptions from western view."

In the faith controversy Dietrich receives agreement from Ozeaniern. "in the Pacific area my results that it concerns star navigation, are not anything surprising. Humans never believed there that the in a common manner pornografischen deciphering stand in Rongorongo." Rosa Haoha, a Osterinsulanern living of six in Germany, struck itself immediately on Dietrich's side. Nothing would be their dear than the success of a Rongorongo researcher, who comes the secret of their ancestors on the "himmlischen" trace on the schliche.
(c) DIE ZEIT 1999

Let me say here for the record regarding the above comments of Steven Roger Fischer regarding Dietrich, that what Fischer has written about this and other undeciphered scripts is far off the mark and incorrect. Fischer's own alleged decipherments of the Easter Island scripts and of the Phaistos Disk are valiant attempts but are simply wrong, not even close to the truth.

Naether-Verlag has more about Dietrich's work.

Sergei V. Rjabchikov also sees the Easter Island script as astronomy. I have just discovered his writings online and will have to check out his work, but it looks good, as there seems to be confluence with my work and with Dietrich's work.

DECIPHERMENT OF an ETRUSCAN BRONZE LIVER as ASTRONOMY

The decipherment of the Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza shows it to be an astronomical planisphere and calendar. The entire book is available online as The Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza: An Ancient Starfinder and Calendar by Andis Kaulins. There are still some small corrections to be made to my decipherment, since I have made some new discoveries in the many years since I first published this monograph, but in the main, the decipherment is correct. The Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza is an ancient planisphere, starfinder and calendar operating by rising and setting stars.

DECIPHERMENT OF THE PHAISTOS DISK AS MATHEMATICS

The decipherment of the Phaistos Disk (also written as Phaistos Disc) shows it to be an ancient hieroglyphic (pictographic and syllabic) Greek text consisting of an ancient pre-Euclidean lemma about mathematics. The entire decipherment is available as an online book at The Phaistos Disc: Hierogyphic Greek with Euclidean Dimensions - The "Lost Proof" of Parallel Lines by Andis Kaulins.
I have reviewed this decipherment and it is correct - all other decipherments of the Phaistos Disc, previous or later than mine, are simply wrong, both in method as well as in their decipherment substance.

Indus Valley Script as Astronomy and Compared to Easter Island Script

Reposted from 26 LexiLine 2007 Indus Valley Script as Astronomy and Compared to Easter Island Script

Daniel Salas has alerted me to his website and his interpretation of "Indo-European Sanskrit decipherment of the Indus Valley script " as astronomy. He writes there:

"I found that the Indus Valley script signs matched the star constellations along the ecliptic. "

I am very sympathetic to his approach since it mirrors some of my own views about the common astronomical origin of many symbols in disparate cultures.

I do not however agree with many of his individual interpretations, but I think he is definitely on the right track in seeing symbols of the Indus Valley script to be astronomical signs for the Nakshatras (ancient Vedic Sanskrit moon stations of the sky). In other words, he is very right in seeing the astronomical connection. I then saw it is my responsibility, based on my experience with ancient astronomical scripts, to identify those symbols that I can.

Below, I compare one of the seals that Daniel Salas shows on his website with my decipherment 26 years ago of a wooden tablet from Easter Island known as "Honolulu Tablet No. B. 3622 which I showed to be an ancient zodiac, as published in the year 1981 in An Astrological Zodiac in the Script of Easter Island. That there is a clear connection between that Easter Island script and the Indus Valley seal pictured byDaniel Salas is beyond doubt, and I interpret the Indus Valley seal accordingly below.

At the bottom of the graphic right (and reproduced next to it left) is the Indus Valley seal pictured by Salas:



To our eye, the second line appears merely to be a variant writing of the same symbols.

In the middle of the page below is found the Easter Island Zodiac deciphered by me in the year 1981:


If we now directly compare the Indus Valley seal with the Easter Island tablet we get the following comparison and identification of astronomical signs:

indus valley easter island zodiac astronomical signs


The second row of symbols on the seal appears to be a variant form of the same group of symbols - or - perhaps this lower group of symbols applies to the southern heavens, which would support the ancient Vedic Sanskrit legends that the ancient seafarers mapped the southern heavens so as to be nearly identical to their northern counterparts. Richard Hinckley Allen in Star Names, Dover Publications, N.Y. 1997, reports of ancient legends that the southern stars were initially created by ancient seafarers to approximate the shape of Northern constellations in similar positions. Allen writes in Star Names (p. 436) as follows:

"Before the observations of the navigators of the 15th and 16th centuries the singular belief prevailed that the southern heavens contained a constellation near the pole similar to our Bear or Wain; indeed it is said to have been represented on an early map or globe. Manilus wrote:

The lower Pole resemblance bears
To this Above, and shines with equal stars;
With Bears averse, round which the Draco twines;'

and Al Biruni repeated the Sanskrit legend that at one time in the history of the Creation an attempt was made by Visvamitra to form a southern heavenly home for the body of the dead king, the pious Somadatta; and this work was not abandoned till a southern pole and another Bear had been located in positions corresponding to the northern, this pole passing through the island Lunka, or Vadavamukha (Ceylon). The Anglo-Saxon Manual made distinct mention of this duplicate constellation 'which we can never see.'...
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