Articles tagged Kaaba
These began by finding a satellite photo of the Kaaba with the sorts of alignments familiar within stone circle interpretation in a book by Bryan Penprase called The Power of the Stars. In this he quoted Clive Ruggles as having analysed the Kabba in this way, which seemed unlikely since Ruggles did everything possible to undermine such interpretations in Britain by Thom during his tenure as Britain's only professor of Astro-archaeology: and now there are none! Summer solstice sunrise was shown where the lunar maximum should be, perhaps avoiding the Kaaba's alignment to the northern maximum moonrise. Meanwhile, I remembered Ernest McClain's Meditations on the Quran and obtained a major reference for him, Mecca the Blessed Madinah the Radiant by Emel Esin. Some interesting metrology, folklore and geometrical structure of the Kaaba emerged; a building as old as Adam, rebuilt many times, probably on a megalithic site.