In an essay written some years ago, entitled Astronomical Theory and Historical Data, Dr Livio C. Stecchini demonstrated that the Egyptians could measure latitude and longitude accurately, a technique not developed by our society until the eighteenth century. Dr Stecchini; a professor of ancient history at William Patterson College in New Jersey, gives almost reluctant confirmation of Egyptians superior geographical and mathematical skill.
In a set of documents, known to Egyptologists but not hitherto regarded as out of the ordinary, he found date to prove that, as early as 3000 B.C., they had already recorded the latitude and longitude of the main points of the Nile, from the Equator right down to the Mediterranean. Further data was found by Dr Stecchini which showed survey measurements of points encompassing most of the Old World some even extending to Norway and Russia.
Discomfited by this revelation, he desperately searched for errors. The calculation, however, proved to be uncannily accurate and he was never able to establish more than a minute of error in latitude, or more than five minutes of error in ten degrees of longitude. It does seem as if there may be some substance to the old tradition which says that initiates from Atlantis brought technical skills into ancient Egypt.
The Lion motif, which figures strongly in Egypt, may be another indication of the time of the initiates entry. It prompts the deduction that the Lion is representative of the Age of Leo. The relic of ancient Egypt, the Denderah Zodiac, has baffled archaeologists for years. Originally part of the ceiling of the 4000 B.C. temple at Menes, it now reposes in the Louvre, in Paris. The zodiacal signs are arranged in a circle, but the Lion is set at the point of the vernal equinox, suggesting that it may have been constructed in the time that it was meant to represent, the Age of Leo.
From Giants The Vanqished Race of Mighty Men by Roy Norvill