Proof – Mars Orbited close to Earth 1350 BC (Updated)


Fig. 1 NASA photo of Mars

Aten close-up

Fig. 2 Aten close-up

Akhenaten as Sphinx worshiping Aten

Fig. 3 Akhenaten as Sphinx worshiping Aten

The Tharsis Bulge – The Face of Horus

Cyclic Catastrophism, which explains how the present form of the Earth, indeed, the entire solar system, we see today, involved close approaches of Venus, Mars and Mercury to the Earth between 3700 and 700 BC. The vast body of knowledge presently termed ‘ancient myth’ comprises the attempts of all the ancient cultures which viewed these encounters, to record their observations.  In my books and previous posts I have identified the feature, now called the Tharsis Bulge on Mars, as the ‘Face of Horus’ in Egyptian texts (Figures 6 & 7 below). Now new incontrovertible evidence has been found that proves Mars was very close to the Earth during the 3,000-year Egyptian dynastic period.

Figure 1 is a NASA photo of Mars, showing the Tharsis Bulge – an enormous raised feature on the equator, which now occupies an amazing 20% of its entire surface, also including the Valles Marineris, to the right. Figure 2 is a magnification of the ‘Aten’, being worshiped by pharaoh Akhenaten in Figure 3, a carved stone bas-relief Copyright Museum August Kestner, Hanover (Germany); photo: Christian Tepper (photographer of the museum).  Aten was one of many Egyptian names for Mars, along with Ra and Horus. Note that it is a large spherical body exhibiting considerable surface detail, clearly not the Sun as currently believed.  It is shown uniquely embedded in the heavens. This was one of the ways that the Egyptians represented its geostationary orbit, since it remained at the same position in the eastern sky, toward which the sphinx, called Horus-am-akhet (Horus on the Horizon) in Egyptian. Of immediate interest are the five mountains near the center of the body and their unique arrangement, with three equally spaced in a row, and the fourth, larger one centered above them. The fifth mountain was more prominent in ancient times but its collapsed form is still present in NASA images. These features conclusively identify the spherical body in the Egyptian bas-relief as Mars.  Figure 4, a NASA photomosaic of Tharsis (elevations color-coded), shows much greater detail of Tharsis. The author has outlined the ‘Face of Horus’ imagined by the Egyptians, which was independently recognized in Hindu myth as the ‘Face of Siva’, and added a wavering volcanic plume extending into space from Olympus Mons, in the ‘forehead’, which was the origin of the ‘uraeus deity’ worn by both pharaohs and deities.

Of particular geophysical significance are the features which have changed since the time of Akhenaten. The most obvious being the Valles Marineris, which was repeatedly torn open every thirty years in the process by which Mars left its geostationary orbit has obviously closed up, due to the loss of so much of the interior of the planet in that interval.  But another large volcano is shown in the bas-relief, it is above and centered between the right-most (face-wise) two of the aligned trio.  In the NASA mosaic, the outline of  this volcano is obvious, but unlike the other four large volcanoes, has completely collapsed in the last 2700 years.  These changes make the comparison even more valid.

Horus the Child


Fig. 4 Tharsis Bulge
The Face of Horus

Horus the Child left cropped

Fig. 5 Statue of ‘Horus the Child’

The Egyptian term Heru-p-kart (Horus the Child) can finally be understood by comparing Figure 4 (Tharsis Bulge) with a statue of Horus the Child {property of the Webster Museum, Baltimore, MD} from Egypt (Figure 5).  This statue of Horus was derived directly from the Tharsis features visible to the Egyptians. The most unique one was the western end of the Valles Marineris, extending into the ‘mouth’ of Horus, which resembled a child sucking on his finger. The uraeus (serpent) deity worn in the forehead of the statue, was derived from the sight of a large wavering volcanic plume from Olympus Mons in the forehead (added to Figure 4 by the author).  The appearance of  ‘Horus the Child’, having only what resembled one prominent lock of hair on the left side of his head (Alba Mons), undoubtedly suggested to the Egyptian people that this was the acceptable grooming for children, being dictated by the god Horus.

Valles Marineris – The Eye of Horus

Valles Marineris

Fig. 6 NASA Image of Valles Marineris

Eye of Ra hieroglyph

Figure 7 Eye of Ra hieroglyph

A second comparison of a NASA image with an ancient Egyptian icon further confirms that Mars was the Egyptian Horus. The hieroglyph for the ‘Eye of Horus’ (Figure 7) is obviously a representation of the Valles Marineris (Figure 6). This feature is the 4,000 km long rift through which the glowing solid core first appeared as the Eye, and then completely exited the planet at the end of each fifteen-year encounter with the Earth.  The fact that the feature must be viewed from the north to be congruent with the hieroglyph, confirms that the north pole of Mars remained oriented toward the Earth during each encounter, as explained in the Cyclic Catastrophism scenario.

The Valles Marineris, extending eastward from Tharsis is shown in the Akhenaten rendition (Figure 2) as a raw, open gash extending to great depth. This shows the effect of the repeated ejection of its solid iron core, called Hathor in Egyptian myth, now called Mercury.  This ejection of the core was exclaimed in the funerary events of Pepi I as ‘the opening of the double doors!’, followed immediately by the appearance of  the hot, glowing ‘Eye of Ra or Horus’ (Mercury) which subsequently exited the planet and zoomed low around the Earth to the east while the outer shell drifted slowly away from the Earth to the west. According to the same text, the two rejoined eight days later, the planet reconstituting itself as it orbited the Sun for the next fifteen years before once again being captured in a geosynchronous orbit.

Upon its last ejection, in 687 BC, the two failed to rejoin, the solid core becoming the planet Mercury while the outer shell collapsed in on itself and drifted out to become the diminutive planet now called Mars.  Since that date, the Valles Marineris (Figure 6) has ‘healed’, belying its true depth and importance in the recent history of the planet.

Mars and Mercury

The comparison of figures 1 and 2, the ancient and modern images of the entire Mars at their respective dates, provides another corroboration of Cyclic Catastrophism.  It lies in the size of the Tharsis Bulge compared to the size of the planet.  It is obvious that the planet depicted in the Egyptian bas-relief in Figure 2 was considerably larger than the current Mars, pictured in Figure 1. During the one hundred encounters of Mars with the Earth, the planet suffered innumerable convulsions that ejected enormous masses of hot rock bodies into space through hundreds of volcanoes in its northern hemisphere and a deep vent at its north pole, resulting in the northern third of  Mars now being 7 km lower than the rest of the planet, a fact that no modern astrophysicist can explain.  Also, when Mars orbited close to the Earth (33,800 km surface to surface) during the Egyptian dynastic period, it still had its solid iron core within.  As a result, the planet seen by the Egyptians and all other ancient cultures, was much larger. The continual loss of mass throughout the 3,000 years of Cyclic Catastrophism was described in the Rg Veda as follows:

Such is his greatness … All creatures constitute but one quarter of him, his three quarters are the immortal in the heaven.

The ‘creatures’ refer to the hot glowing bodies (embodied spirits) ejected from the planet as a result of convulsions within it when it orbited the Earth. This passage estimates that Mars is only three quarters of its original size. When the solid core (Mercury) permanently left the planet (687 BC), the outer shell collapsed in on itself even more and drifted out to become the small planet Mars we see today. Of great interest in this context, planetary scientists have determined that Mars does not have a solid core in spite of its small size, great age and super-cold environment.  The bodies ejected from the original Mars (“all creatures”) throughout the 3,000 years of Cyclic Catastrophism are now spread throughout the inner solar system, as the top 50 km of the Earth’s surface, including siderophile  deposits on the Earth, as the maria and several km of regolith on the near side of the Moon and the hundreds of impacts on Mercury, all meteorites, all earth- approaching asteroids and comets, and a vast amount that has fallen and is falling  into the atmosphere of the Sun, disguising its true makeup.

There is more astrophysics to be learned from the ancient texts than all the planetary probes, present and future will ever reveal, including the very origin of the solar system.

~ by Angiras on June 11, 2013.

2 Responses to “Proof – Mars Orbited close to Earth 1350 BC (Updated)”

  1. But it only has two. Called Indra’s two tawny steeds in the RigVeda

  2. Some people in ancient times apparently also knew that Mars has 3 moons! Jonathan Swift must have picked that up somewhere because he mentions it in Gulliver’s travels, which he wrote before the Mars moons were ‘discovered’ in the 1930s. The only way anyone could hqve known about the moons would have been that Mars and its moons were much closer to earth, and could be seen with the naked eye.

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