Sphinx Side View.jpg

Egypt’s Starmap



July 2006: A new author in the field of archaeo-astronomy has recently launched his book internationally, and believes he has found the ultimate secret behind Egypt’s enigmatic Sphinx.

Existing theories to date suggest that the side profile of the Sphinx represents the stars of Leo.

However they do not explain convincingly why its architects would have chosen this constellation for its template. Wayne Herschel, an explorer of ancient civilizations for the last 17 years, proposes an entirely new theory. In his book, ‘The Hidden Records’, he sets out to prove that the Sphinx is the key to unlocking the secret behind a grand unified ’50 pyramid’ star map.

In 1995 author R. Bauval suggested that the three pyramids at Giza represented the three stars of Orion’s ‘belt’. However because his theory did not find a way to incorporate the entire field of pyramids, let alone the Sphinx, academics had difficulty accepting it.

In 2003 Wayne Herschel published his cosmic interpretation of the Sphinx which helped him interpret the pyramids in a completely new way. He discovered that the angle at which the Sphinx intersects the collective three Giza pyramids on the ground, is virtually identical to the angle at which the brightest star of Leo, aligns with the collective row of stars that form Orion’s ‘belt’. (See the image below).

Here are the critical clues in reasoning the theory. The Sphinx appears to have its stare fixed on the rising stars each night (not just the rising Sun). Then at a very unique moment in the night sky, the Sphinx watches its mirror image of itself rising in a perfectly upright stance as Leo.

It is here where the Sphinx is literally crying out:

“All the pyramids in Lower Egypt represent a ring of adjoining constellations around the Earth, and the secret of the star map begins here at my feet with Leo.”


But there is more to the secret of the Sphinx merely telling us that all the pyramids reproduce a string of constellations. It is also the key to deciphering the pyramid mystery itself. It is showing the observer where to begin in cracking the mystery of the star map, urging one to follow the three star alignment direction of Orion’s ‘belt’ as a ‘cosmic signpost’ to what seems to be the ultimate star.

Herschel’s idea that the whole pyramid field in Lower Egypt represents stars was inspired by one of the oldest known prophecies. The mystic Hermes Trismegistus. claimed:

“Egypt is an image of the heavens… the ‘whole’ cosmos dwells here.

“Herschel subsequently conducted an experiment to prove all the pyramids in Lower Egypt represent stars. He overlaid a transparency of the stars onto a map of the pyramids. The result was breathtaking. All the brightest stars within the known constellations in one complete revolution of the Milky Way had pyramid counterparts on the ground. However, there were some important stars for which pyramids were apparently missing. In Giza for example, Herschel found four potential, as yet unrecognised pyramid ruins on an antique early map that would conclude a previously incomplete Orion interpretation at Giza.

One finding would lead to another. Not only were his new correlations ‘mirror images’, but the pyramids were virtually divided into two separate layout scales on each side of the area of Abusir, thus providing another clue. It seems the Solar Temple obelisk was intentionally placed exactly at the epicenter of the pyramid field. What could this mean?

The giant obelisk was most likely the only ever gold capped monument. Perhaps to highlight that it was more important than any other. At last the meaning of the star map becomes clear.

Do we have the proverbial ‘x’ that marks the spot?

Does it provide the reason that would have prompted the ancients to design their star map using giant structures in the first place? One thing is certain, the star seems to be of paramount importance as the place in the heavens that the three Orion ‘belt’ stars align with.

Astronomers can confirm that the Solar Temple obelisk is the only monument in the entire pyramid field to emulate a ‘Sun-like’ star (Ref HD 283271 ‘G’ spectrum) and it is relatively nearby. The correlation only occurred at its most precise position 17 250 years ago, perhaps documenting the dawning of humanity. All the other pyramids match bright stars that are nothing like our Sun. Herschel suggests the ‘Sun’ Temple was named after a ‘Sun’-like star and has nothing to do with our Sun at all.

Only half of the star map is shown here. The author is convinced that the reason for the pyramid star map was to isolate the ‘star of the gods’. He believes it presents a whole new theory of who we are and where we come from.

To add fuel to the fire, Herschel believes that he has found evidence of a repeating geometric blueprint of the human form within other ancient pyramid and megalithic star map representations found across the globe.

The geometric blueprint is unique only to the human form and is identical to the original geometric man codex documented by a Roman engineer and writer, Marcus Vitruvius, who lived 25 years before the birth of Christ.

Leonardo Da Vinci has acceded to fame for his Vitruvian man, however few realise he reproduced it from an ancient manuscript. Da Vinci did not show the raised arms as you see here, but chose to reposition the arms where the square touches the circle.

He may have chosen to depict his version like he did to avoid the same fate that the German scholar, Agrippa (who lived at the same time as Da Vinci), faced for duplicating Vitruvius’ work as seen in the image above. Agrippa died a horrific death. He was burned at the stake.

Without digressing too much, it is worth considering a few very important ‘what if’ scenarios.

One would naturally expect that if the star maps are true then why doesn’t the Christ story mention it?

If what was encapsulated in the representation of the human form by Agrippa and Da Vinci had relevance to these star maps, why did Christ make no mention of this? It is indeed a very sensitive question and is currently open to debate on the author’s website. There are many sources of early translations of the gospels that include references to the star associated with Christ’s birth and other stars, such as Orion and the Pleiades. There is also a lot more being debated than this.

For starters, the meaning of ‘Sang-real’ has been rumored to mean ‘sacred lineage’.

What if the Holy Grail is real and contains an inscribed record of who we are and where we come? For arguments sake let us assume that it does. What if the ultimate secret was given to Judas by Christ (as the Judas codex seems to suggest) on a beautiful metal plate that was uniquely inscribed? (Wayne Herschel has a strong feeling that in Renaissance art this metal plate is shown symbolically behind Christ’s head). If one refers to the recently discovered Judas gospel, one could even conclude that there is a chance Judas may have been captured by the Roman authorities with this artifact that was to become known as the grail in his possession. An artifact that had inscribed on it detail of humanity’s lineage.

If this hypothetical scenario does indeed prove to be true, then one would have to ask whether the Roman authorities murdered him to cover up the existence of this amazing artifact, and more specifically its contents.

Perhaps we are approaching a new renaissance age in which humankind will begin to question its true origins? It seems likely now that Vitruvius was not the first person to portray the human form in this unique way.

In his book, ‘The Hidden Records’, Herschel goes to great lengths in detailing the snowball effect of his story. He claims confidently that the geometry of the human blueprint is a code that fits accurately into the layout at Giza, as well as that of Stonehenge, and last but not least in the layout of the most controversial place of all. In the layout of what are perceived to be pyramids in an area researchers call ‘Cydonia’.

In later years it appears this geometry of the ‘human code’ was also encrypted in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci and of his contemporary, Nicolas Poussin.

It may sound completely fabricated and fictional having such a vast collection of coincidences here, but in light of the importance of the claims, the author has made his fundamental research freely available for all to see. The human codex research, Renaissance paintings and star map images are now available at thehiddenrecords.com website.

In summary, the author believes that by encrypting the human form in ancient pyramid star maps in this unique way (a code that later made its reappearance in the paintings of the Renaissance era) the ancients appear to show us that the human lineage is ‘divine’ so to speak and from above.

Coincidently the recent Judas gospel codex discovery makes another earth shattering claim, the significance of which seems to have eluded most observers. Christ beckons Judas to look at the night sky and says to him:

“Follow the star above… it is also your star”.

If the star maps are truly genuine, surely someone with a mission as unique as that of Christ would have wanted to pass on to humanity this extraordinary piece of knowledge, even if it was not ready for his time. He probably would want it to be revealed in the future at a time when it was safer to debate such a ‘provocative’ version of humankind’s genesis.

In time, the star maps and human code theory may well challenge the mystery of the ‘missing link’, which academics on evolution are still grappling with to this very day. Perhaps human beings evolved elsewhere in our vast universe, replacing Neanderthal after arriving here on Earth.

The author has taken his Egyptian star chart template and has tested it on Stonehenge in the UK, Angkor in Cambodia, Tikal in Guatemala and on a nearby planet rumored to have pyramid ruins. The results delineated on the internet and in great detail in his book speak for themselves.

So… at the end of the day, what does all this new material offer humanity?

A clear message is decipherable in three of the most conclusive cases of the star maps. They all appear to display the unique human blueprint geometry code. A pictographic story can be interpreted in relation to the star pattern.

Herschel believes its meaning is paramount in uniting all of humanity as one if the star map ‘message’ is true. Once we step back and review the original sources of great teachings from those that came from above, the truth emerges. It speaks clearly of the place of Creation of the universe, which has been told to humanity in many different lands, and sadly it has ‘evolved’ in every case, into very disparate interpretations that we call ‘religion’.

The original sources of sacred texts must be given priority for true meaning. It is here where we have the chance of uniting humanity in one truth and understanding of a gentle Creator of the universe who has given us the gift of life. Our confusion about what we believe is fast manifesting itself in an ugly religious war that is playing out right now. Is it a coincidence that for the first time ever missiles are landing at a historical site near the northern boarder of Israel known as the valley of Meggiddo? It is here that prophecy has written where we will fight our last war.

If there is just a hint of truth in Wayne Herschel’s collection of ancient star maps and his theory on the human blueprint, it should be reason enough for scholars to test it.

And if there is one crucial question that still remains unanswered it has to be: Who is the cosmic message intended for?

Why on earth is the grand secret represented with such massive constructions and pointing skywards?

Why can it only be deciphered completely, when it is viewed from a satellite?

 Text from: 
I recommend Wayne Herschel’s book: “Hidden Records”