The Dragon's Mirror: The Magic of Angkor Wat VII

Part 7


In 1998, in a book entitled Heaven's Mirror (written by Hancock and Faiia,) comparing the pattern of the celestial North around the ecliptic of the North Pole with an illustration of the major temples of Angkor, researchers Graham Hancock and John Grigsby showed a relationship between the temples around Angkor Thom and the Draco constellation.

On the ground level, the position of Angkor Thom matches the position of the North Pole’s ecliptic in the sky. Mebon West, Mebon East and Ta Som have the same spatial relationship to Angkor Thom of Deneb, Thuban and Kochab if compared to the North Pole’s ecliptic.
The movement of the celestial pole is another aspect of the 26,000-year cycle theory (actually 25,776 years,) known as the Precession of the Equinoxes, which Hancock and other researchers have claimed to mark periods of major changes on a planetary level.
Since Angkor is located in the tropics, the northern stars are low on the northern horizon. In our time, the North Star is close to the north celestial pole; when the Draco constellation is aligned with the temples of Angkor, it is under the polar star below the horizon line. During its nocturnal rotation around the celestial North Pole, when Draco is above the North Star and therefore visible at the latitude of Cambodia, it is in an inverted position with respect to the line of Angkor temples.
But in 11,500 BCE, Vega was the polar reference of the north and the Draco constellation was perfectly aligned with the temples and above the horizon.

Vega is incidentally the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere, and by far the brightest Northern Star. Canopus is the brightest star along the south celestial pole and the second in brightness after Sirius. Canopus and Vega were both polar stars to their respective hemispheres and around the same time, i.e. about 13,500 years ago.
Most likely the area north of Angkor was at that time without trees, while today it is entirely covered by a thick jungle. Satellite images have shown some ruins North-East of Angkor Thom, in the correct position and distance to represent the North Star (below,) while Kok Chork is in the position to represent Vega.