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D. Carlton Rossi


            The Elegant Celestial Giza Series
                      (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014-2017)

The Elegant Celestial Giza Series (D. Carlton copyright 2014) consists of forty poetic I’mages  (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014). They are divided into three sections; namely, celestial pyramids, sphinx and sacred animals.  These image poems show the stars of the Big and Little Dippers of the North Circumpolar Region as they pivot around the polestar Thuban in the year 3000 B.C.E.  Similar projected images provided a celestial blueprint for the Sphinx and pyramids.

“Astonishingly, these stars that are identified in both the early (Tang period) and later (10th century through the Ming period, 1368–1644) stellar charts as Taiyi and Tianyi are 11 Draconis/Thuban and its dimmer mate 10 Draconis, are none other than those that sat at the pole during the 3rd millennium BC.”

John C. Didier, “In and Outside the Square,” Sino-Platonic Papers, 192, vol. 1 (September, 2009)


  大尊天空的狮头人像    (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014)
 The Extremely Honourable Sphinx (D. Carlton Rossi  copyright 2014)
 Ta4 Tsun1 (Wade-Giles) Tian1 Kong1 de Shi1 Tou2 Ren2   Xiang4

This particular I'mage  (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014) is one of the

five directional Sphinx in the series ie. including the centre.  It belongs

to The Elegant Celestial Giza Series (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014).

It is the largest of the sphinx.

The term  大尊 天空的 狮头人像  (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014) may be translated as The Extremely Honourable Celestial Sphinx.  One of the stars called (大尊  or  Psi Ursae Majoris of the Great Bear Constellation is located on the far left.  Allen interpreted 大尊 to mean “extremely honorable” by using the Wade-Gilles system.  It was formerly one of the Royals in a Chinese constellation called Wuanyuan or Yellow Emperor.  大尊  points directly to the Alpha star called Regulus which is at the heart of the modern constellation called Leo.  

Richard Hinckley Allen, : Ursa Major, Dover Publications, University of Chicago: 1899.

Leo has been re-examined by the poet and redrawn in several dimensions  to include multiple characteristics in Poem 27 which is also known as Neo Leo (D. Carlton Rossi copyright 2014).  It appears as both a male and female lion, a full length cobra, a pharoah and a Sphinx of crystalline formation. 


Neo Leo   copyright    D. Carlton Rossi   2014

Banpo poetry series


罗希文: 优雅的天体金字塔        D. Carlton Rossi  copyright  2015


Luo Xiwen:  The Elegant Celestial Pyramids

With respect to the I’mage called 罗希文: 优雅的天体金字 it is conjectured that the heights of Khufu and Khafre are set by the distance between Draconis 11 and 10 as perceived from Giza in 3000 B.C.E.  However, the height of Menkaura is determined by the Yilden line toward the binary pole stars which intersects the Pherkad (double star) line which projects to Merak of the Big Dipper. 

Himmelsk nestede pyramidene     


The Nested Celestial Pyramids      

In terms of the I’mage called Himmelsk Nestede Pyramidene it is also believed that the distance between Draconis 11 and 10 set the heights of the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre.  In addition, two lines can be projected along the top of the NCP rectangle from this binary system to the binary system called Mizar-Alcor of the Big Dipper. This was the first known binary system in ancient times.  It is actually a quadruple system of two binary stars.  Alcor is called Foo Sing by the Chinese. The height of the smallest pyramid called Menkaura is set by the star called Megrez (Kwan Tien Kuen).  The right side is formed by projecting a line in the direction of the star called Yildun of the Little Dipper. The left side runs from Megrez to Merak (Tien Seuen). The base points from Merak to Pherkad (Ta Tsze) of the Little Dipper.  Its length is determined both by the Megrez line to the deck of the solar boat and also by an imaginary straight line running down from Draconis 11 and 10.