Adams, Walter M.
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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lunar orbit (about 28° 30') to the sacred
plane of equinox. And the fifty-six ramp-
stones, twenty-eight on either side of the
gallery, give masonic expression to the fifty-six
alternations of light and darkness which take
place approximately in the period of the moon's
rotation, twenty-eight of the ascent and twenty-
eight of descent; the double position of the
stones, partly horizontal, partly sloping, cor-
responding with the double attraction of the
moon to the earth and the sun ; and the holes
in their centres, with the crosses marked above
them, indicating the lunar transits over the
Grand Meridian of the House of Osiris.

Recurring once more to the Kalendar, it is
evident that a system combining so wonderful
a harmony with such perfect simplicity could
never have been constructed without some
definite starting-point in time, a Grand Epoch
absolutely defined by some singular conjunction
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