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The Nile Decoded

Revealing the Secret Message of
the World’
s Longest River

By Goro Adachi

Copyright © 2003 Goro Adachi
All rights reserved.

August 9, 2003

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What lies at the core of the ‘Time River Theory’ is more than just a theory, but a factual ‘smoking gun’ capable of utterly decimating what is being passed off as ‘reality’ today. The Time River Theory is undoubtedly an ‘extraordinary claim’. But it is one that is supported byextraordinary evidence’. Indeed, it is this author’s position that the discovery of the Time Rivers heralds the last tick of the ‘time bomb’ that ends the illusion of the ‘Matrix’, so to speak. The new reality lets us discern who we really are, where we came from, and where we are going.

The Time River Theory primarily involves two ancient river systems: the Nile in Africa and the Tigris-Euphrates in the land of Mesopotamia. By the end of this paper, the reader will come to understand the explosive implication of the strange configuration depicted in the image right – that our planet’s major rivers have been intelligently designed. It would represent the closest thing mankind has seen to the ‘fingerprints of the gods’.

The strength of the theory lies in the fact that its basic claim can be presented concisely and understood by the average people without much difficulty. It is the unusual combination of clarity and seeming impossibility that makes this ‘extraordinary claim’ extraordinarily plausible, if not undeniable. It would ultimately come down to the question: ‘Do you believe your own eyes or not?’

It is of course ridiculous to think that major rivers such as the Nile are intelligently created ‘monuments’ bearing encoded messages. But that is exactly what is logically demanded by the body of evidence presented in this paper.

The Nile or denial – that may already be the real issue.

Having expressed the level of confidence, the author would like to sincerely encourage all to critically examine the following discussion, designed to present a key portion of the Time River Theory.

For a complete presentation of the wide-ranging theory and its unsettling implications for our own time, please see the book The Time Rivers (2003) by the author.

Hints of Intelligent Design

Shown below is an overview map of the Nile in Africa, the world’s longest river. This is the ancient river that gave rise to the mysterious ancient Egyptian civilization thousands of years ago.

And here are the initial clues hinting at the existence of intelligence behind the river’s layout:


  1. The Nile is distinctively vertical (longitudinal), and it is the only notable river on this planet to flow directly northward.

  2. The Nile begins at the equator and disintegrates precisely at 30°N latitude, marked by Egypt’s capital Cairo and Giza, the home of the great pyramids and the Sphinx.[1]

  3. The generally straight Nile makes a dramatic turn southward near the halfway point. The northern peak of this remarkable bend – sometimes referred to as the ‘Great Bend’ – pinpoints latitude 19.5°N.

The significance of #3 comes from the fact that 19.5° is considered a ‘tetrahedral constant’, deriving from the geometric configuration of a circumscribed tetrahedron shown below.

In terms of the ‘hyperdimensional physics’ model promoted by researcher Richard Hoagland, well known for his investigation into the ‘monuments of Mars’, the angle even represents an inter-dimensional ‘gateway’ of some sort. This notion is echoed by the great pyramids at Giza - a place traditionally signifying a 'gateway' (Rostau) - in that their layout prominently produces this very angle.

The fact that the longitude pinpointed by the same Bend’s peak is 33.0°E intensifies our curiosity as 33’ too happens to be a key number detected by Hoaglands team (The Enterprise Mission).

Indeed, 19.5 and 33 are said to be the two ritual numbers’ repeatedly encoded into various aspects of NASA space missions.

In 1997, for example, the Pathfinder space probe  landed on Mars at almost exactly 19.5°N. 33°W. That this was no coincidence is evidenced by the fact that: 1) the lander dropped on the ‘tetrahedral latitude’ was tetrahedral in shape; and 2) at the moment of touchdown, Earth was positioned 19.5° above the eastern Martian horizon as seen from the landing site.

As Mike Bara, Hoagland’s right-hand man at the Enterprise Mission, wrote:

Pathfinder’s unique tetrahedral spacecraft design geometry, coupled with the totally “recursive” tetrahedral geometry of the landing site itself, was obviously intended by NASA “ritualists” behind the scenes to celebrate – on their first return to Mars in over twenty years – the two key Hyperdimensional numbers underlying all the NASA rituals – “19.5” and “33.”[2]

Whether or not NASA intentionally conducts such rituals’ is still a contentious issue, of course. But the coincidence of the two numbers is difficult to ignore. Where there is smoke, as they say, there is usually fire.

So how should we interpret these geographical hints provided by the Nile? Are we to believe that the Nile is a 'monument' carrying some sort of message?

While admittedly a wild speculation, this is certainly not the first time such an idea has been put forward. There is, for example, researcher Livio Catullo Stecchini, whose view is presented in Peter Tompkin’s Secrets of the Great Pyramid:

The Egyptians were proud that their country had some unique geographic features which could be expressed in rigorous geometric terms and had a shape which related to the order of the cosmos as they saw it. They believed that when the gods created the cosmos they began by building Egypt and, having created it perfect, modeled the rest around it. …[The] Egyptians put great stress also on the geographic peculiarities of the course of the Nile.[3]

So the question is: Are these Nilotic peculiarities a result of some deliberate design? Did the gods literally construct the Nile and encode into its layout their cosmic knowledge?

Throughout history much has been said about ancient monuments - such as those at Giza (the pyramids and Sphinx) - bearing very advanced knowledge surpassing all that came afterward. It is of course a controversial view that many find uncomfortable. But it pales in comparison to the much crazier possibility emerging here... that the worlds longest river, clearly visible from space, may be a gigantic monument!

A Literal ‘River of Time’?

Suspending our disbelief for a moment, let us ponder just what the encoded ‘cosmic knowledge’ may be. What kind of information could be so important as to be transmitted this way?

This question leads us to the next clue.

As noted earlier, the latitudinal length of the Nile is almost exactly 30 degrees. The number ‘30’ happens to be closely attached to the notion of time:

  • Saturn, traditionally considered the god/planet of time, has an orbital period of ~30 years.[4]
  • One month – the Moon’s orbit around Earth – is approximately 30 days. (In ancient Egypt, each month was exactly 30 days.)
  • The apparent path of the sun in the sky (the ecliptic) is traditionally divided into twelve zodiacal ‘signs’ (Pisces, Aires, Taurus, etc.), 30 degrees each, corresponding to the sun’s movement in two hours. (The Babylonians, the Chinese, etc. actually divided the day into not 24 but 12 equal parts, and so one subdivision of the day corresponded to 30 degrees [i.e. 360/12=30].)
  • The seb festival of the ancient Egyptians, commemorating the symbolic death/renewal of the king, was held in the 30th year of the reign.[5]

So the implication here is that the Nile is to be viewed as a ‘river of time’. This is poetically appealing at least. After all, it is often said that ‘a river is like the flow of time’.[6]

The above interpretation is reinforced by certain information transmitted by Plutarch, a renowned Greek writer and biographer from around AD 100. It concerns Saturn, the god of time, who was called ‘Cronus’ in Greek (related to the term ‘Chronos’ meaning ‘time’[7]):

There is also a religious lament sung over Cronus. The lament is for him that is born in the regions of the left, and suffers dissolution in the regions on the right; for the Egyptians believe that the eastern regions are the face of the world, the northern the right, and the southern to the left. The Nile, therefore, which runs from the south and is swallowed up by the sea in the north, is naturally said to have its birth on the left and its dissolution on the right.[8]

Not only does Plutarch reveal here that Cronus/time arises in the south and ends in the north just like the Nile, he even goes on to draw a direct parallel between Cronus/time and the Nile! This is almost an open and direct acknowledgement that the Nile may indeed represent the flow of time.

God of Time, God of the Nile

Another telling clue is found in the fact that various mythological gods associated with time are also often associated with the Nile. For instance:

  • Cronus-Saturn’s otherworldly domain called Ogygia is applicable to the Nile since the river was similarly called ‘Ogygian’ by the ancient Greek writer Aeschylus.[9]
  • The Moon, associated with the ‘temporal number’ 30 via its orbital period (30 days), is traditionally identified with the Egyptian god of wisdom called Thoth. Not only was Thoth considered the measurer of time, he was also represented by the ibis, an animal closely associated with the Nile.[10]

More striking is Osiris, the most revered and complex deity in ancient Egypt, popularly described as the god of the dead.

Osiris is quite simply the ‘god of the Nile’. This can be established through his traditional identification with Apis and Hapi, both considered to embody the Nile. Osiris was also known as Serapis, a name deriving from Ausar-Hapi, meaning ‘Osiris of the Nile’. We also have Herodotus’ well-known statement: ‘the Nile is the gift of Osiris, but Egypt is the gift of the Nile’.

And we find that Osiris, the god of the Nile, is also a god of time not unlike Saturn. Osiris was identified with the phoenix, the mythical fire-bird of cyclical rebirth and the patron of all time division.[11] In the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is found the statement: ‘I am Time and Osiris’.[12] And in ancient India the name given  to Orion (the celestial form of Osiris) was Kal-Purush, or ‘Time Man’.[13]

To all intents and purposes, Osiris is the Egyptian version of Cronus-Saturn, the god of time.[14] In confirmation of this, historical epithets of Orion (= Osiris) include ‘Saturnus’ – i.e. Saturn.[15]

So, at least mythologically, the Nile-time connection is well supported.

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[1] Even though the southern most source of the Nile is technically the Ruvironza River which drains into Lake Victoria, the first river to bear the name ‘Nile’ is the Victoria Nile that comes out from Lake Victoria approximately at the equator. To all intents and purposes, Lake Victoria can be considered the source of the Nile and the river begins roughly at the equator.

[2] www.enterprisemission.com/Path-sphinx.htm

[3] Livio Catullo Stecchini, ‘Notes on the Relation of Ancient Measures to the Great Pyramid’, in Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid (New York: Galahad Books, 1997), p.292.

[4] Since the practice of dividing up the circle into 360 degrees was already in use at the time of the Sumerians (the first known high civilization in history), comparing latitudinal measurements, such as 30°, to other measurements such as 30 years and 30 days should not be any more arbitrary than comparing 30 years to 30 days. Incidentally, 30 days is the length of the ‘reign of Saturn’ (Robert Graves, The White Goddess, p.163).

[5] Margaret Bunson, The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (New York: Gramercy Books, 1991), ‘sed’.

[6] See, for example, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, Hamlet’s Mill (Boston: David R. Godine, 1977), p.201; J.E. Cirlot, A Dictionary of Symbols (New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1995), ‘River’.

[7] See Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, Hamlet’s Mill, pp.134-5, 373-6.

[8] Plutarch, On Isis and Osiris, 363E.

[9] Robert Graves, The White Goddess (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1948), p.277, cf. Hamlet’s Mill, pp.200, 209.

[10] Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, Dictionary of Symbols (Penguin Books, 1996), ‘ibis’.

[11] Rundle Clark, Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt (New York: Grove Press, 1960), p.246.

[12] E. A. Wallis Budge, The Book of the Dead (New York: Arkana, 1989), p.598.

[13] Anada K. Coomarswamy, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists (New York: Dover Publications, 1967), p.384, cited in Graham Hancock and Santha Faiia, Heaven’s Mirror (New York: Crown Publishers, 1998), p.198.

[14] The Osiris-Saturn identification is acknowledged by mythologist Robert Graves who writes in The White Goddess (p.197), ‘…Osiris, the Egyptian Saturn’.

[15] Richard Hinckley Allen, Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning (New York: Dover Publications, 1963), p.308.


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