Science began in Western Europe over 5000 years ago.
Uriel's Machine reveals that important megalithic sites of the British Isles, nearly 1000 years older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt, were painstakingly engineered to measure the long term movements of the planet Venus and provide the people who built them with a time-keeping system accurate to a few seconds over a forty year period.
Uriel's Machine shows how a prehistoric unit of measurement (the Megalithic Yard), accurate to a fraction of a millimetre, is derived from observational astronomy and explains how it can be duplicated by anybody who wishes to repeat the simple experiments, described in the book.
What if written evidence in the Dead Sea Scrolls records megalithic history in Western Europe and provides the plans for a machine that could rebuild civilisation following a global catastrophe?
And what If Jesus and his brother James were practitioners of megalithic astonomy?
In Uriel's Machine Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas offer powerful new evidence that our planet was hit by seven mountain-sized lumps of comet, creating a series of giant waves that ripped across the globe.
Putting together the latest findings of leading geologists with their own sensational discoveries, they show how a civilisation merged and was able to build an international network of sophisticated astronomical observatories which provided accurate calendars, could measure the diameter of the planet and accurately predict comet impact years in advance. They reveal that this is the true purpose of the great megalithic sites in Western Europe built long before the Egyptian pyramids. Further they show that the Book of Enoch, long a part of ancient tradition of Freemasonry but then rediscovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, contains precise details on the building of a machine for the reconstruction of a shattered world.
Using hard science and their own reconstruction of an ancient technology in many ways more sophisticated than modern methods, Knight and Lomas put forward findings here that will change the way we view man's distant past - and my help us better understand our future.
Did Enoch write about Newgrange?
'As far as archaeology knows, there were no other buildings on this scale anywhere in the world at this early date. And certainly none known to have been built of crystals. Could anyone doubt it? Enoch describes the building to which he was taken as 'a large house built of crystals' and 'the walls of the house were like a tessellated floor of crystals'. We have never seen a building dressed with white quartz crystal before let alone one that is in the right place and at the right time of Enoch's visit. Furthermore, the description of the wall looking like a tessellated floor is accurate because the quartz is regularly interspersed with water-rounded black rocks that form diamond shares across the entire surface... We continued to inspect the site in a state of awe. Could this really be the place described by one of the ancient heroes of Jewish legend, who lived nearly 2,000 years before even Moses was born?'
'a plausible explanation of how prehistoric societies could have developed astronomical observatories such as Stonehenge for practical reasons.' - SUNDAY TIMES
'Using hard science ... Knight and Lomas put forward findings that will change the way we view man's distant past - and may help us better understand our future' - BOLTON EVENING NEWS
'The book is superb... the insights that it opens in a series of varied fields, tying them in logically to each other, is very lucid.' - HOWIE FIRTH, Director of the Orkney Science Festival.
"Uriel's Machine" ARROW ISBN 0099281821
Jacket Illustration/Design: Greg Clark