Sequence illustrating the evolution of the illumination of slab F during the sunrise on the 19 th of September 2020. The last picture is just before the "alignment event".
The observations around the period of the autumn equinox at Mnajdra South in 2020 clarified the role of light and shadow and its evolution during sunrise and over several days. The discovered holes in appropriate positions under the altar in the far end apse show that the altar was equipped with a screen underneath. During the sunrise the combinati...
For the purpose of this paper we accept Sri Yukteswar Giri's short yuga cycle. It has astronomical consequences and implications on the level of consciousness and capabilities of individuals. This is applied to the Temple Period of Malta's prehistory (3800-2400 B.C.). We don't report new discoveries, but some of the enigma's, or those with a not so satisfactory explanation, can find an alternate interpretation if this theory is integrated in our belief system. Astronomical alignments, megalithic construction logistics and techniques, immigration and the absence of a writing system are discussed.
This paper presents the observations and interpretations of various aspects of the winter solstice at Mnajdra (Qrendi, Malta) and the posthole commonly known as the “winter solstice sunrise posthole” close to the Tal-Ħamrija Coastal Tower. The observations were documented by photo and video showing the evolution of light and shadow combinations during sunrises in the days around the winter solstice. Archaeoastronomical calculations infer what the situation was during the Temple Period. All relevant core data and detailed calculations are presented in the annexes. The work results from observations since 2016 but the main activities were carried out in 2020.
The Mnajdra megalithic buildings in Qrendi (Malta) have in rooms 1 (Mnajdra South) and 7 (Mnajdra North) a pair of features on either side of the central passage . These features are often called altars, but I prefer the term seat as they look like seats and seem to be too low for altars. From a position in the middle of those seats, special features in the area are visible through the entrance (Mnajdra South) or the porthole (Mnajdra North), save for one of them.
This bibliography contains at this moment 547 references which is estimated at 20% of all the publications. The bibliography is on-going work of the Gaia-online project which is part of the Gaia project. The Gaia project is a innovative artificial intelligence initiative composed of an ecosystem of servers that should become a general artificial intelligence. The Gaia Online component is the story telling element that generates knowledge acquired by Gaia in the form of stories (See a beta version of Gaia-online at https://www.gaia-online.eu/). The very first stages of these story telling capabilities will be centered around the Temple Builder Period of Malta. The information about this period of Malta's prehistory will be extracted from all the available publications. This bibliography is made for the convenience of other researchers in two forms (bibtex and APA) and will be updated regularly.