From: Graham Hancock
Happy December solstice, the shortest day in the northern hemisphere, the longest day in the southern hemisphere. Like the two equinoxes (21/22 March and 21/22 September) and the June solstice (21/22 June), the December solstice was universally revered by the ancients who created majestic monuments to marry heaven and earth, as above, so below, on this special day. This photograph was taken down the long axis of the Temple of Karnak in upper Egypt on the December Solstice a few years ago and proves that a key function of this stunning work of sacred architecture was, indeed, to marry heaven and earth at this numinous cosmic moment. The temple’s axis runs dead straight for almost a kilometre on a bearing 26 degrees south of east to place the rising sun dead-centre over the gateway at the far end of the axis on the December solstice and only on the December solstice. Photograph by Santha Faiia.
Thank you, Graham. May we all once more begin to understand why these key events were revered by the ancients.