South African Stonehenge

11.11.11 saw 22 of us perched on the side of an escarpment in eastern South Africa at a sacred site, erroneously called Adams Calendar, in meditation for the 22 minutes from 11 minutes to 11 until 11 minutes past 11.

The two central marker stones of this megalithic monument trace the daily increment of the shadow of the sun as it traverses the skies over the course of a year from solstice to solstice and back again. The cardinal points are marked with carefully placed stones and, as if that wasn’t proof enough that these upright stones are not naturally occurring, the site is situated on the 31st parallel, the so-called Nilotic Meridian, on which lie the pyramids of Giza and the Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Credo Mutwa says that he was initiated as a shaman here in 1936 and he tells us that legend has it that there is a river of gold beneath it. (Sheba Mine, one of the richest gold mines in the world is situated not far from here).

So, what is an astronomical clock doing on the edge of this spectacular escarpment? The obvious answer is: To tell the time. This calendar can, very effectively, tell the exact date of the solstices, and these are essential markers in the annual seasonal changes during a year.

Adams Calendar looking east over the central marker stones. 
Fly to: 25 37’45 S;  30 45’35 E
But, this is in a land where history tells us that no civilisation existed proir to our present so-called civilisation. The natives in this area were apparently primitive pastoralists and hunter-gatherers, and fairly recent immigrants to the area themselves, before the white man came bringing with him his idea of civilisation in the form of clergy, weaponry, machinery and slavery.
Sumerian texts tell us that Enki (the Anunnaki science god) had his abode in the south, in the Abzu, where it was hot as hell and where he oversaw the gold mining operation. This sounds very much like southern Africa. Researchers have associated the multitude of stone circles found in southern Africa with this ancient gold mining civilisation, possibly over 400 000 years old. So, Adams Calendar should more correctly be called Enki’s calendar, because it would more likely have been Enki than Adam who built this timepiece. It was only discovered in 2003 and, in fact, not knowing who built it, it should possibly not be called after anyone, but simply the South African Stonehenge.
Researcher and discoverer Johan Heine continues to take measurements at different times of the year to discover more about the site. Perhaps there are extant Sumerian texts that have yet to be translated that will confirm this hypothesis, but so far, it seems that this could be one of the oldest structures on Earth, possibly even as old as The Grand Terrace of Baalbeck in Lebanon, said to be a rocket launch site built 400 000 years ago!
More research necessary!!!

4 Responses to South African Stonehenge

  • Hylton says:

    Hi Rod. Very interesting to hear that Credo was initiated here. This place has deep significance for me, I unknowingly slept overnight a few meters away from this place in 1986, only being shown it by someone in the know in 2002.

    • Rod says:

      This is a magical place indeed. It is situated right on the edge of a majestic escarpment and perfectly placed to observe the southern skies from horizon to horizon in a 360 degree panorama. I can well imagine serious and powerful ceremonies being conducted here. So can Michael Tellinger and he has extrapolated those feelings into the belief that humans were created here, which does smack a little of jumping-to-conclusions and cradle-of-humankind-bandwaggoning, with very little evidence… The South African Stonehenge, or Adams Calendar, is magical enough already without having to make up anything about it.

  • Lindokuhle says:

    That is a very strong argument, and I have to agree with you. Since the founder is unknown, it shouldn’t be given to anyone, you might give it to Adam, perhaps he had no idea how it works, no Scientific knowledge whatsoever. How does it work? This time piece? I don’t think our president knows of such a place, but our former should know it, Mr Thabo Mbeki.

    • Rod says:

      You would have to have a fairly sophisticated knowledge of the skies to be able to build and use this calendar and I’m sure it was used as an observatory as well because distinct marker stones were positioned at the cardinal points of the South African Stonehenge, and three upright rocks were possibly positioned to reflect the constellation of Orion. Its use as a calendar can be inferred from the two central stones placed adjacent to each other so that the shadow of the one falls onto the other. From one day to the next, the shadow will be seen to progress across the rock as the sun progresses between solstices (the extremes of the suns journey across the skies between summer and winter). So by marking the rock on which the shadow falls into 182 units (half the 364 days of the year because the sun goes back on the same marks for the following 6 months), you can tell exactly what day of the year it is.