Thursday, January 23, 2014

Greenhouse on the Right to Privacy in Communications: Law and Order as the Backbone of Civilization

Linda Greenhouse has a "must read" article at the New York Times
in We’ve Got Your Number. Clever title.

Greenhouse presents a very balanced analysis of the right to privacy in communications since Smith v. Maryland - 442 U.S. 735 (1979), suggesting that the United States Supreme Court has its work cut out for it in formulating a right to privacy standard that works in the modern world.

Although we are political centrists, we are very much on the side of law enforcement when they are doing their jobs as foreseen by law.

"Law and order" is not just an empty slogan -- it is the backbone of civilization, whether in criminal or civil law. The world works -- not always optimally -- only because society has rules that must be followed. Otherwise there is chaos.

Accordingly, we think it is the job of legislators and judges to formulate legal standards that permit law enforcement officers to carry out their work sensibly, also in the digital era and especially as regards modern technological devices.

We see no socially necessary reason among decent citizens to oppose a very open view concerning the right of law enforcement agencies to access the knowledge and information they need to carry out their jobs, including modern "phones" and similar gadgets, and trust the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately so decide.

Should modern telecommunications firms and devices be able to serve as impregnable shields for criminal activity? The answer can clearly be no.

Nor do we have any trouble with NSA.

You mean they are reading our postings?

Well, finally, SOMEBODY!


Technological Developments and Their Impact on Legal Issues in 2014

Graham Hann asks whether "2014 [will] finally see the law catch up with technological innovation and what's available on the high street and Internet?"

as TaylorWessing discusses

What technological developments will 2014 bring 

and what impact they will have on legal issues.

The Great Wall of China as Astronomy for our Chinese Readers (from Megaliths.Net)

We have readers in China and thus post this page especially for them from Megaliths.net. The Google translation in Simplified Chinese is shown first and then followed by the original page text in English

巨石-中国- MEGALITHS.net http://www.megaliths.net/china.htm


该密封原理-作为地球上,因此在天堂

中国的长城


中国天文学长城

我们上面的图形是基于对历史星座图 ,米尔顿D.海菲兹,
恒星的位置学习技术 ,萨默维尔,MA,USA。

该密封原理-作为地球上,因此在天堂

密封原理 -在地球上,所以在天堂-是行之有效的中国古代著作。
 
为了我们自己的惊讶,因为我们已经发现,中国的长城始建作为代表银河系的一个里程碑-天堂的传说中的龙。

银河系的两个过境点都在黄道的长城在中国传统的两端(夯实泥土和岩石的原墙在古代可能是在较长的尾巴)。
 
这天上和地上的龙是体现在考古学的东部和西部龙为标记的坟墓在张掖,发现于2000年4月的墙壁上。

长城的可能已被使用在军事较晚,但防守是不是它的最初目的。
 
长城的最北面地势是荒凉无人居住,不需要防守可言。
 
相反,我们肯定的是,长城开发通过古老的行程沿着什么是后来被称为丝绸之路(路线),旅客需要大地astronomiocally为导向的地标越过领土辽阔。

明星们用来标记一个安全的路线,导致地标后续标志由夯土和石块的天文只要土堆沿着旅客都到旅程。
 
后来,这些建筑,几千年来,然后沿着中国延伸到海中,中国人民进行了完善,并制作成中国的奇妙的长城,我们今天所看到的。

龙的头-青龙东-山海关

对中国的长城在山海宽(山海关),秦煌涛(秦皇岛)以北的辽东(Liaodung湾)即海湾东端。
 
下部较大的海湾或直隶海宝(渤海)被称为“龙的头”。

射手座,天蝎座,天秤座和处女座的星座(显然也是天鹅座,仙女座星系和蝎虎座,中国早期的“唐吉文”),被称为青龙(或“东方龙”)在古代中国太阳能生肖-后来人即使纳入摩羯座由中国占星家在星文。
 
参见理查德·欣克利艾伦(以下简称RHA), 星名:他们的学识与内涵 ,多佛。
 
由于长城的东端是人民被称为龙的“头”,这是长城的银河系天文连接的第一个确认。

该墓在张掖

在“大小”和天上的龙的位置,通过2000年4月提出了唐代墓在甘肃张掖的发现变得更清晰。 该墓有绿色(翡翠)在龙 ,西城墙,与所谓的黑暗战士在北墙和红鸟在南墙上的壁画。
 
向东和向西伸展龙是这样的银河系,证实了红鸟(从南河和癌症到角宿一和处女座)和黑勇士(从双鱼座和飞马射手座)的天上的位置-由大卫B.确定凯利。

双子座和射手座
长城的两端

中国在其传统长的长城开始于射手座在东方和西方结束于双子座,因为这些是仅有的两个点所在的银河系与黄道交叉。

YU-MEN = GE-MINI(双城):双子座是城市玉门

玉门标志着双子座的玉门灌(玉门门上的长城)在中国甘肃省。 玉门灌也有它的“孪生门”之称的阳关。 在长城上这些门是在双子座的旁边金牛座的公牛在天文方面的立场。 中国的传说指出,在这门老子骑着他的黑水牛出来的河西走廊。 黑色的水牛是金牛座和“河西-走廊”是双子座【双子座的好。 玉门灌是“玉门关通行证”丝绸之路( 丝绸之路 )去西。 (RHA)

酒泉,张掖标志着猎户座金牛座昴

酒泉市(嘉峪关,古老的苏州,苏舟)是猎户座的手。
 
中国苏意味着其中包括“牵手”中国周指“的状态,大陆”,也是“在河里小岛”。
 
如果我们把那条河是银河系,那么这是猎户座中的银河系,恒星参宿四的上风。 术语苏州(“Sukchu”)认定其可比凯利格的Sugia和Asugia的猎户座(RHA),和已故法老萨胡的猎户座。

城市张掖是猎户座的手臂。 中国张某的意思是“手掌”,但在武术功夫这个词是整个手臂,所以这是猎户座的ARM。

金牛座毕星团是城市山丹:中国的山是“山”和丹是“纯红”。
 
山丹是这样的红星毕宿五在金牛座。 梁在城市名称凉州(武威)可以指“明亮的灯光”在中国,即毕星团。 据RHA在中国古代天文学大Leang [即丹+亮]是“大桥”,涉及毕星团和昴星团(见塔努姆)。

昴宿星团是兰州:还有就是银河系的突起向下朝英仙座导致几乎到昴宿星。 这个突起也发现,在对长城向南在这一点上的扩展,导致几乎到了兰州市(兰州古兰宙)的。
 
兰的意思是“蓝色”即。 “蓝绿色”,即昴的颜色。 据RHA(第399),昴宿星人在同一时间同样叫楚周,或由埃及人。

仙王座,仙后座-银川,吴忠

银川仙王座:仙王座是银川市(尹川)的。 传的意思是“中心点”。 这是银河系的突起在仙王座围绕着天上的星星似乎打开,因为极星通过如下仙王座跑了一圈。
 
吴忠市是仙后座“的内在王座五帝”。
 
此宝座肯定适用于“皇冠”仙后座的五大突出明星。 仙后座对应于市南行船,这是吴忠。
 
吴的意思是“十二五”中国及中意思是“中央”,还要“高尚,伟大的”

BEIZHANGTAN及林太(TA凌)标记英仙座

中国的英仙座的上星被称为田川“天堂之船”。
 
RHA说,英仙座被评为Tseih她“堆积的尸体”,但这似乎是一个更高版本的混淆Tseih Shwuy的,也适用于英仙座,意为“堆砌的水”,然后肯定应用于的大扩银河系在这一点上。

中国挂起的意思是“大排水”和棕褐色是指扩张,使天文Tseih Shwuy支持。 英仙座的一部分也被称为大岭,“大冢”(RHA),这是目前灵台,即灵台(而不是大岭)在长城上的这个位置。 
 
灵指“墓,天上,天上”。
 
泰意为“到达”和Ta的意思是“大”。
 
我们有可比天泰“天体露台”,让珀耳修斯被看作是一个大土堆梯田达到而起。

AQUILA,劲战,军鸡龙
北京(北京)“龙的呼吸”

黄崖关和北京(丰台)标记AQUILA:北京(北京)的最古老的名字是丰台,这似乎是古丰旗袍,这是“龙的呼吸”(风,其实就是“风”),而这部分的拉奎拉是“呼吸”或银河系的龙的“下巴”。

在星座的天文,中国看到了拉奎拉作为一个天堂般的木筏。 连接可能长期在附近的城市房山(北京现在郊区)的发现-因为方舟子的意思是“广场”和山意为“山”。
在星星的条款,北京(北京)可以,但是,只能是拉奎拉,这是银河系外的恒星较低-北京不上长城。

对银河系在拉奎拉的门有点北京东北部在黄芽-关(黄崖关),其中黄意为“黄色”和遐意为“提示”,这样黄芽是说的意思是“黄崖”和“黄崖关”,是说是“黄崖通行证”。 在天文方面,这只能是尾部星级拉奎拉在银河系只是盾牌座前的“cliffed谷”。

偏关标CYGNUS

大约二十恒星天鹅座,仙女座,和蝎虎座由中国唐朝吉文,龙。 这是龙的头部和颈部。 在长城上这里的主要门是偏关位于那里的银河系分成两股。

御夫座是HECANG

Hecang(他仓)被称为“ 方大镇 “。 
这也许会是“御夫座方形的”由RHA给出佑斋(五战车)或帕丹山(八谷物)。

山海关秦皇岛是射手座

龙的头部在远东中国是在山海关城在海中。
 
山意为“山”,海意为“海”和关的意思是“门”
更有趣我们的目的仅仅是它下面的城市,秦皇岛哪里琴的意思是“保持,把握”,黄意为“黄色”,而道指“剑”。
 
这是射手座的剑或箭头。 RHA指出,中国第19次sieu有相似的名字克斯图,拖车或拖车楠,和古代露水。

28中国月球站
也被称为二十八宿(书面修即SIEU)

有标记的天空旧中国的制度,由28月车站(二十八宿),叫修或sieu。 我们对中国的长城解密给了我们这些二十八宿的原始位置。 他们是老得多比目前认为。

在现代的时候,他们都开始在角宿星在处女座,但当然这不是原来的位置。
 
学者们依靠的来源,如莲实安井-只在公元1699谁写的-以为角宿一开始的二十八宿,因为角宿标志着秋分的约。 公元500年。 
 
但是,这对角宿一在公元500年不争的事实无关,与定年修制度的起源,也不该月球豪宅原是第一-前公元500多年。

原产二十八宿日期是公元前3117

如下图所示,二十八宿的名称告诉我们什么时候该系统走过来的,那是在3117年BC。

其实出发点是在明星β-水润,下面希水润,28日和过去的农历豪宅-这标志着夏至在公元前3117,正如我们已经看到了古代英国的巨石系统。 该日历是相关的。

下面是二十八宿(修,SIEU),我们在起源追溯至公元前3117,与西方比较,顺时针计数:

THE ORIGINAL 28中国农历苑公元前3117
(我们的解释)

1 - Unhorned龙 -这是明星的β-Hydrae以下曦九头蛇,这标志着第28届陈独秀与夏至在3117 BC。 通过北极星从β-Hydrae A线穿过银河系在天津四中龙的头部穿过,银河系在仙王座,这标志着龙之角的突起下方。 在这里,龙依然是“unhorned”,这就是为什么这座豪宅有此名。
2 - 颈部,龙 - A线从乌鸦座,并通过极星的最后一颗星大熊座的撞击银河系在龙的颈部(如仙王座符合银河系)还通过症结,南十字中心传递。

3 - 底,浣熊 -这是昏迷的毛皮发座,哪些是处女座的底部。

4 - 树,兔子 -这是一个通过大角树运行线和与兔半人马。

5 - 心,福克斯 -福克斯是狼疮与心脏在天秤座。

6 - 尾巴,老虎 -这是狐狸,狼疮的尾巴。

7 - 粮食脱粒枷 -巨蛇按位津贴和北冕座。

8 - 乌龟头 -这是公元前秋分3117上线标志着蛇夫座的头部在安塔尔在天蝎座。
9 - 本牛人 -大力士。

10 - 蝙蝠 -天蝎座的终结的毒刺。

11 -太虚,鼠年 -银河的中心,开始射手座的。

12 -天花板,屋顶,燕子 -射手座,天鹰座的最后一颗星Thalimain结 ​​束。

13 -豪斯,猪 -摩羯座,天鹰座的尖端开始。

14 - 沃尔,豪猪 -沃尔在摩羯座的中间。

15 - 腿,狼 -从天津四A线所在的银河系分裂到Enif为狼。 这是冬至3117年BC。

16 -线 -从仙王座的后面跑蝎虎座的线,
飞马上下水瓶座的桶的侧面。

17 - 胃,腹锦鸡 -线路从仙王座的中间飞马的正面(胃),以Ankaa在凤凰城(野鸡)

18 -鸡 -由仙后座的最后一颗星星形成的线,
仙女座星系和三角座和白羊座的前明星。

19 - 净,乌鸦 -这是昴星团,又称SIETINS古代拉脱维亚“净”。 它可能包括珀尔修斯。

20 -御夫座,毕宿五在金牛,也许还包括形成于波江座的鼻形三角- 龟的鼻子

21 - 亨特,大猴子 -猎户座,吠陀哈努曼,并且还发现作为一个猴子在纳斯卡在这个位置。 春分在3117 BC。

22 -嗯 -这是双子座,其中有一口井,这里标志着由下双胞胎的形状。

23 - 旅行车 -这是大熊座(阿尔法)的第一颗星,与双子座(北河三)和南河的上星线。

24 - 牧场,Muntyak(亚洲鹿) -癌症中心,麒麟座。

25- 七星级,马 -九头蛇的头的星团。

26- 弓,鹿 -星宿,水润,轩辕和狮子座。

27- 翅膀,蛇 -正水润和周围的恒星。

28- 旅行车底部,蜗轮 -西安-水润夏至在公元前3117(甚至可能比旧的)



JIAHU, CHINA
Tortoise Shells
mark stars ca. 5600 BC (or perhaps ca. 3000 BC)


Jiahu China Tortoise Shells Astronomy

The drawing above is based on a photograph found in an article by Rossella Lorenzi, entitled Most Ancient Writing Found?, in Discovery News, The Discovery Channel.

The tortoise shells clearly have holes and markings representing stars which we originally interpreted as 5600 BC. However, Orion at the bottom could also mark the Spring Equinox at ca. 3117 BC, with Orion and Taurus as a pig, Auriga as the mask of a man, Cassiopeia as a woman, Pleiades and Perseus as a bird, Cepheus as a three-banded armadillo, Sagittarius, Virgo and Boötes as a phallic symbol, Centaurus as a whale, Ursa Major as a bird (owl?), Lynx as a cat and Canis Minor as a dog.


The Hermetic Principle - As Above, So Below

THE GREAT WALL of CHINA


Great Wall of China Astronomy

Our graphic above is based on stellar positions on the Historical Planisphere, Milton D. Heifetz, Learning Technologies, Somerville, MA, USA.

The Hermetic Principle - As Above, So Below

The hermetic principle - as Above, so Below - is well-established in Chinese ancient writings. To our own astonishment, as we have discovered, the Great Wall of China was originally built as a landmark representing the Milky Way - the legendary Dragon of Heaven.

The two crossing points of the Milky Way are at the Ecliptic, the traditional two ends of the Great Wall in China (the original wall of tamped mud and rock may have been longer in the tail in ancient days). This heavenly and earthly Dragon is evidenced in archaeology as the East AND West Dragon as marked on the walls of the tomb at Zhangye, discovered in April, 2000.

The Great Wall may have been used militarily later but defense was not its initial purpose. Most terrain north of the Great Wall is desolate and unpopulated and needs no defense at all. Rather, we are certain that the Great Wall developed through ancient travel along what is later known as the Silk Road (Route), where travelers needed geodetic astronomiocally-oriented landmarks to cross vast expanses of territory.

Stars were used to mark a safe route, resulting in the subsequent marking of landmarks by astronomy as long mounds of tamped earth and rock along which travelers were to journey. Later, these constructions, over thousands of years, were then extended along China to the sea, were perfected by the Chinese people and made into the wondrous Great Wall of China which we see today.

The Head of the Dragon - Azure Dragon East - Shanhaikuan

The East End of the Great Wall of China at Shan-hai-kuan (Shanhaikuan), just north of Ch'in-huang-tao (Qinhuangdao) on the Gulf of the Liaotung (Liaodung Wan) viz. the lower larger Gulf of Chihli or Po Hai (Bo Hai) is known as "the Head of the Dragon".

The constellations of Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra and Virgo (apparently also Cygnus, Andromeda and Lacerta, the early Chinese "Tang Shay") were known as the Azure Dragon (or "East Dragon") in the ancient Chinese solar zodiac - and later were even incorporated into Capricorn by the Chinese astrologers in the Sing Ki. See Richard Hinckley Allen (hereafter RHA), Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Dover. Since the Eastern end of the Great Wall is known by the people as the "head" of the dragon, this is the first confirmation of the astronomical connection of the Great Wall to the Milky Way.

The Tomb at Zhangye

The "size" and location of the heavenly dragon became clearer through a discovery made in a Tang Dynasty tomb at Zhangye, Gansu in April 2000. This tomb has wall paintings of a Green (Jade) Dragon on both East and West walls, with the so-called Dark Warrior on the north wall and the Red Bird on the south wall. The eastward and westward stretching Dragon is thus the Milky Way, confirming the heavenly location of the Red Bird (from Procyon and Cancer to Spica and Virgo) and the Black Warrior (as from Pisces and Pegasus to Sagittarius) - as determined by David B. Kelley.

GEMINI and SAGITTARIUS
The Ends of the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China in its traditional length starts at Sagittarius in the East and ends at Gemini in the West because these are the only two points where the Milky Way and Ecliptic cross.

YU-MEN = GE-MINI (The Twins):
Gemini is the city Yumen

Yumen marks Gemini as Yumen-guan (Yumen Gate on the Great Wall) in Gansu province, China. Yumen-guan also had its "twin gate" known as the Yang Guan. These gates on the Great Wall are at the position of Gemini next to Taurus the Bull in an astronomical context. Chinese legend states that at this gate Laozi rode his black buffalo out of the Hexi Corridor. The black buffalo is Taurus and the "Hexi-Corridor" is Gemini [the well of Gemini]. Yumen-guan was the "Jade Gate Pass" on the Silk Road (Silk Route) going West. (RHA)

JIUQUAN and ZHANGYE
marked ORION, TAURUS and the PLEIADES

The city Jiuquan (Jiayuguan, ancient Suzhou, Su-zhou) was the hand of Orion. Chinese su means among other things "hand" Chinese zhou means "state, continent", but also "islets in a river". If we take that river to be the Milky Way, then this is the upper hand of Orion in the Milky Way, the star Betelgeuse. The term Suzhou ("Sukchu") finds its comparable in Scaliger's Sugia and Asugia for Orion (RHA), and the late Pharaonic Sahu for Orion.

The city Zhangye was the arm of Orion. Chinese zhang means "palm" but in the martial arts kung fu this term is the whole arm, so this is the ARM of Orion .

TAURUS and the HYADES are the city SHANDAN:
Chinese shan is "mountain" and dan is "pure red". Shandan is thus the red star Aldebaran in Taurus. Liang in the city name Liangzhou (Wuwei) can mean "bright lights" in Chinese, i.e. the Hyades. According to RHA in ancient Chinese astronomy Ta Leang [i.e. Dan + Liang] was "the Great Bridge" involving the Hyades and Pleiades (see Tanum).

THE PLEIADES are Lanzhou:
There is a protuberance of the Milky Way downward toward Perseus which leads almost to the Pleiades. This protuberance is also found in the extension of the Great Wall southward at this point, leading almost to the city of Lanzhou (ancient Lanchow, Lan-chou). Lan means "blue" viz. "blue-green", i.e. the color of the Pleiades. According to RHA (p. 399), the Pleiades were at one time similarly called Chu or Chow by the Egyptians.

CEPHEUS, CASSIOPEIA
- Yinchuan, Wuzhong

YINCHUAN was CEPHEUS:
Cepheus is the city of Yinchuan (Yin-Chuan). Chuan means "central point". This is the protuberance of the Milky way at Cepheus around which the stars of heaven seem to turn, since the pole star follows a circle running through Cepheus.

WUZHONG was CASSIOPEIA:
"the Inner Throne of the Five Emperors". This throne surely applied to the "crown" of the five prominent stars of Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia corresponds to the city south of Xingchuan, which is Wuzhong. Wu means "five" in Chinese and Zhong means "central" but also "noble, great"

BEIZHANGTAN and LING TAI (TA LING) marked PERSEUS

The upper star of the Chinese Perseus was called Tien Chuen "Heaven's Ship". RHA says that Perseus was named Tseih She "the Piled-up Corpses", but this seems to be a later confused version of Tseih Shwuy, also applied to Perseus, meaning "Piled-up Waters" which then surely applied to the large widening of the Milky Way at this point.

Chinese hang means "big water drain" and tan means expansion, so that the astronomical Tseih Shwuy is supported. A part of Perseus was also known as Ta Ling, "the Great Mound" (RHA) and this is the present Lingtai, i.e. Ling-Tai (rather than Ta Ling) at this location on the Great Wall. Ling means "tomb, heavenly, celestial". Tai means "reach" and Ta means "big". We have the comparable Tien Tai "celestial terrace", so that Perseus was viewed as a big terraced mound reaching into the sky.

AQUILA, CYGNUS, SHAMO the Dragon
BEIJING (PEKING) "the Dragon's Breath"

HUANGYAGUAN and BEIJING (FENGTAI) marked AQUILA: The most ancient name of Beijing (Peking) was Fengtai and this appears to be ancient Feng ch'i which is "the Dragon's Breath" (Feng actually means "wind") and this part of Aquila is the "breath" or "jaw" of the Dragon of the Milky Way.

In the astronomy of the constellations, the Chinese saw Aquila as a heavenly raft. The connecting term might be found in the nearby city of Fangshan (now a suburb of Beijing) - since Fang means "square" and Shan means "mountain".

In terms of the stars, Beijing (Peking) can, however, only be the lower star of Aquila, which is outside the Milky Way - for Beijing is not on the Great Wall.

The gate ON the Milky Way at Aquila is somewhat Northeast of Beijing at Huangya-guan (Huangyaguan) where Huang means "yellow" and ya means "tip" so that Huangya is said to mean "yellow cliff" and "Huangyaguan" is said to be the "yellow cliff pass". In an astronomical context this could only be the tail-star of Aquila at the "cliffed valley" in the Milky Way just before Scutum.

PIANGUAN marked CYGNUS

About twenty stars in Cygnus, Andromeda, and Lacerta made up the
Chinese Tang Shay, the Dragon.
 
This is the head and neck of the dragon. The major gate on the Great Wall here is Pianguan which is located where the Milky Way splits in two strands.

AURIGA was HECANG

Hecang (He-cang) is known as "big square town". This will perhaps be the "square of Auriga" given by RHA as Woo Chay (the five chariots) or Pa Kuh (the eight cereals).

SHANHAIGUAN and QINHUANGDAO were SAGITTARIUS

The Dragon's head in the far East of China is at the city Shanhaiguan at the sea. Shan means "mountain", hai means "sea" and guan means "gate"

More interesting for our purposes is the city just below it, Qinhuangdao where qin means "hold, grasp", huang means "yellow", and dao means "sword." This is Sagittarius as the sword or arrow. RHA notes that the 19th Chinese sieu had the similar name Tew, Tow or Nan Tow, and anciently Dew.

THE 28 CHINESE MOON STATIONS
also called LUNAR MANSIONS (written XIU viz. SIEU)

There is an old Chinese system of marking the sky, consisting of 28 moon stations (lunar mansions), called xiu or sieu. Our decipherment of the Great Wall of China gives us the original position of these lunar mansions. They are much older than currently thought.

In modern times they are started at the star Spica in Virgo, but this of course was not the original position. The scholars rely on sources such as Hasumi Yasui - who wrote only in 1699 AD - thinking that Spica started the Lunar Mansions because Spica marked the Autumn Equinox in ca. 500 AD. But this undisputed fact about Spica in 500 AD has nothing to do with dating of the origin of the xiu system nor which lunar mansion was originally first - many years prior to 500 AD.

DATE OF ORIGIN OF LUNAR MANSIONS is 3117 BC

As shown below, the NAMES of the Lunar Mansions tell us EXACTLY when this system came to be, and that is in 3117 BC.

The starting point is actually at the star beta-Hydra, following xi-Hydra, the 28th and last lunar mansion - which marked the Summer Solstice in 3117 BC, as we have already seen for the megalithic system of Ancient Britain. The calendars are related.

Below are the Lunar Mansions (XIU, SIEU), dated by us in origin to 3117 BC, with Western comparables, counting clockwise:

THE ORIGINAL 28 CHINESE LUNAR MANSIONS 3117 BC
(our interpretation)

1 - The Unhorned Dragon - This is the star beta-Hydrae following xi-Hydra, which marks the 28th XIU and the Summer Solstice in 3117 BC. A line through the Pole Star from beta-Hydrae passes through the Milky Way at Deneb in the Dragon's Head, below the protrusion of the Milky Way at Cepheus, which marks the Horn of the Dragon. Here the dragon is still "unhorned" and that is why this mansion has this name.

2 - Neck, Dragon - A line from Corvus and the end star of Ursa Major through the pole star hits the Milky Way at Dragon's Neck (where Cepheus meets the Milky Way) also passing through the center of Crux, the Southern Cross.

3 - Bottom, Raccoon - This is the fur of Coma Berenices and the bottom which is Virgo.

4 - The Tree, Rabbit - This is a line running through Arcturus the tree and the and the rabbit Centaurus.

5 - The Heart, Fox - The Fox is Lupus with the heart at Libra.

6 - The Tail, Tiger - This is the tail of the fox, Lupus.

7 - The grain threshing flail - Serpens Caput and Corona Borealis.

8 - Tortoise Head - This is the Autumn Equinox 3117 BC on a line marking the head of Ophiuchus at Antares in Scorpio.

9 - The Ox-man - Hercules.

10 - The Bat - The End of Scorpio at the Stinger.

11 - The Void, the Rat - Center of the Galaxy, begin of Sagittarius.

12 - The Ceiling, Roof, Swallow - end of Sagittarius, end star Thalimain of Aquila.

13 - House, Pig - start of Capricorn, tip of Aquila.

14 - Wall, Porcupine - Wall at the middle of Capricorn.

15 - Legs, Wolf - A line from Deneb where the Milky Way splits to Enif as the Wolf. This is the Winter Solstice 3117 BC.

16 - The Cord - The line running from the back of Cepheus to Lacerta,
Pegasus and down the side of the bucket of Aquarius.

17 - Stomach, Pheasant - Line from the Middle of Cepheus to the front of Pegasus (the Stomach) to Ankaa in Phoenix (the Pheasant)

18 - The Rooster - The line formed by the last star of Cassiopeia,
the front star of Andromeda and Triangulum and Aries.

19 - The Net, Raven - These are the Pleiades, also known as SIETINS "the NET" in Ancient Latvia. It may include Perseus.

20 - Nose of the Turtle - Auriga, Aldebaran at Taurus and perhaps also including the nose-shaped triangle formed at Eridanus.

21 - Hunter, The Great Monkey - Orion, the Vedic Hanuman, and also found as a Monkey at Nazca in this position. Vernal Equinox in 3117 BC.

22 - The Well - This is Gemini, which has the shape of a well, here marked by the lower twins.

23 - Wagon - This is the first star of Ursa Major (alpha), on a line with the upper stars of Gemini (Pollux) and Procyon.

24 - Pasture, Muntyak (Asian deer) - Center of Cancer, Monoceros.

25 - Seven-star, Horse - The star cluster in the Head of Hydra.

26 - Bow, Deer - Alphard, Hydra, Regulus and Leo.

27 - Wings, Snake - n-Hydra and surrounding stars.

28 - Wagon bottom, Worm - Xi-Hydra Summer Solstice in 3117 BC (possibly even older than that)

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