Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Hueco Tanks Rock Art Serpens Caput at El Paso Texas

Hueco Tanks, located 32 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas, is a historic site with a lot of ancient painted rock art.

A photo of Hueco Tanks by Victor Calzada in a December 30, 2004 article by Diana Washington Valdez in the El Paso Times news online recently caught our attention.

As we have often noted, rock art drawings are generally not as old as the sculpted stones at those same rock art sites, upon which or near which the rock drawings are made by later generations, and from which the rock drawing motifs may originate. These sacred sites are generally extremely old.

Heuco Tanks

As seen at the above graphic, Hueco Tanks in our opinion marks the stars of Serpens Caput at the Autumn Equinox ca. 3117 BC, an interpretation which fits our previous decipherment of other sites in the USA as marking an ancient survey of America by astronomy. Serpens Caput was as yet missing from this astronomical picture, but fits in perfectly with the astronomy of the other deciphered sites.

Also identified at Hueco Tanks appears to be Ophiuchus as a man's head - a frequent ancient representation of Ophiuchus. The carving of the head is unmistakeable.

Next to the human head is a serpent's carved head, clearly seen when magnified, marking Serpens Caput.

To the left of Ophiuchus is a strange diamond-shaped rock which would seem totally out of place as a natural phenomenon, marking the diamond-shape of Aquila next to Ophiuchus. This must have been carved into that shape.

We are unable to identify the figure marking Hercules.

To the right of Serpens Caput appears to be a bear, marking Bootes and Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

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