Category: Ancient Cilvilizations and Giants

10 Facts About The Pyramids That Could Prove Advanced Ancient Technology

Nicole Shay June 2, 2017

The ancient pyramids of Giza[1] have wowed mankind for centuries. They tower over the desert landscape, with the Great Pyramid standing a whopping 139 meters (455 ft) high. For many years, the Great Pyramid, believed to have been built by Pharaoh Khufu around 2550 BC, was the largest structure on Earth. The second pyramid is believed to have been built by Khufu’s son, Khafre, circa 2520 BC. The second pyramid also includes the Sphinx, a limestone monument with the body of a lion and ordained with the head of a pharaoh. The third pyramid is much smaller than the first two and is thought to have been built by Pharaoh Menkaure around 2490 BC. Some scientific analysis has determined that these pyramids could be much older than is generally thought, suggesting that Khufu simply claimed the massive structures that were already in place for himself.

Many scientists have concluded that it only took 20,000 workers a period of 20 years to build the Great Pyramid. This is quite astounding, when our history tells that us they only used wooden implements with ropes and pulleys. With all the detail and precise alignments, it is hard to believe that such magnificence could be gained in a 20-year period by so few workers with such limited tools and resources.

Despite all the study of these ancient wonders, scientists still can’t confirm exactly how the pyramids were built. We have not been able recreate them, even on a smaller scale, with the same precision as our predecessors. The technology to do so back then simply didn’t exist, according to current historic teachings. It shouldn’t have been possible for the pyramids to be built. On top of that, the Great Pyramid is the only of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to survive.

With some evidence suggesting that these pyramids could predate the Egyptians, there are those who believe that the pyramids could be a mark left by a more advance civilization, much older than 4,500 years. These are the top ten reasons the pyramids of Giza could prove that advanced ancient technology existed.

10 Size And Weight Of Materials

The pyramids‘ massive size alone creates a very persuasive argument that there was some unknown technology involved in their construction. The Great Pyramid, the largest of the three and the largest in the world, consists of 2.3 million stone blocks that weigh 2.5 to 15 tons apiece. According to archaeologists, they were quarried from a nearby source. At such a marvelous weight, how did the workers move these blocks?

It is theorized that large groups of workers would have pushed these massive blocks over wooden ramps. This seems very unlikely, as there does not appear to have been any material, much less any type of wood, that could have withstood the weight of these massive stones. When you do the math for the time frame of the Great Pyramid’s construction, it comes out to workers setting a block every two and half minutes.[2] Seems pretty incredible, if not impossible.

9 Intricate Tunnel Systems

New discoveries are regularly made beneath the Giza pyramids. The tunnel systems found below them truly allude to an advanced civilization. Carved from limestone bedrock, these labyrinths protrude deep beneath the desert and have much left to be discovered. The passageways are always revealing new truths and hidden chambers, unknown to man for thousands of years. A recent find by archaeologist Brien Foerster only strengthens the notion that ancient advanced technologies once existed, long before our time.

While exploring deeper into the mazes beneath the pyramids, Foerster discovered 20 boxes cut with precision from Aswan granite. Each box weighs in at 100 tons a piece.[3] Experts believe these huge boxes were burial places for prized bulls. The only issue with this belief is that no bulls have ever been found. The function of the boxes remains a mystery. Some think they were perhaps used to store an ancient form of energy. That might make more sense than bull burials.

 

8 Alignment With The North Pole

There are a lot of theories that circulate concerning the alignment of the pyramids, specifically the Great Pyramid. They all agree that they cannot conclusively say how the ancient Egyptians were able to construct the Great Pyramid with such accuracy to the cardinal directions.

The north-south axis is aligned to within 0.15 degrees of true north-south.[4] The ancient Egyptians didn’t have the North Star like we do today as a guide to true north. One of the only ways for them to have constructed the pyramids with such accuracy would have been to use complex algorithms. These algorithms would have only worked close to the seasonal solstice times, when the Sun’s alignment is more easily viewed. Further complicating the process, we must take into consideration atmospheric conditions, obstruction of viewpoint, etc.

Historically, no records have been found of the process the Egyptians used. The Great Pyramid, constructed thousands of years ago, is more accurate in alignment than our modern-built Meridian Building at the Greenwich Observatory in London.

7 Mortar Of Unknown Origin

Samples of the mortar used for the construction of the pyramids have been analyzed many times, and though the composition has been determined, our modern technology has yet to be able to recreate it.[5] The mortar is mostly made of processed gypsum, and it wasn’t used like the cement we use for our modern-day bricks.

Ancient Egyptian mortar was used to support the joints of the huge stones as they were placed. An estimated 500,000 tons of mortar were used during the construction of the Great Pyramid. Astoundingly, this gypsum mortar is stronger than the stones themselves and has remained in place for thousands of years.

6 Mysterious Shafts

Photo credit: R.F. Morgan

There has been much speculation regarding the shafts inside the Great Pyramid.[6] Of the three pyramids in Giza, it is the only one to be built with them. The angles of these shafts seem to correspond with celestial bodies. This would still beg the question: What unknown technology were they using to get such precise alignments, and why go through all the trouble?

Just like the pyramid’s alignment with the poles, there are no records found within Egyptian culture that reveal how they were able to get these alignments. There are other theories that state these shafts were simply for ventilation, though most of them do not even break the surface of the pyramid to reach outside air.

5 20-Ton Door

Photo credit: Olaf Tausch

At one time, some pyramids had huge swivel doors. These massive doors were undetectable because they fit so perfectly into the openings within the pyramids. Such a swivel door was discovered when the Great Pyramid was first being explored.[7]

One could open the door from the inside with minimal force, due to how perfectly balanced it was. We are talking about an estimated 20 tons being moved with ease by a single hand. How the Egyptians were able to cut and place these doors with such precision remains a mystery. How were they able to balance such enormous weight?

4 Casing Stones

The Great Pyramid was once covered in white, polished limestone, referred to as casing stones.[8] This would have made the pyramid shine like a gem in the middle of the desert. The stones reflected the light of the Sun like a mirror. The cuts made in this reflective stone were angled perfectly, so when the Great Pyramid was covered in them, it had a smooth, flat appearance. A great number of these stones were cut from a quarry across the Nile River and then transported across the water. After crossing the river, the stones were placed with an exactness that is difficult to parallel.

A large earthquake in AD 1303 caused many of the casing stones to loosen. They were then used to build mosques and fortresses. Today, all that remains is the inner core of the pyramid. What a sight the Great Pyramid must have been intact, in its day.

3 Eight-Sided Precision

Photo credit: Awesci

At first glance, the Great Pyramid of Giza looks like a four-sided pyramid. But from the air, you can see that each side indents, making it an eight-sided structure.[9] It is thought that perhaps these indentations were part of the design in order to keep the casing stones in place. Others have tried to claim that they’re the result of erosion.

Whatever the reason, the precision is amazing. The sides indent by one degree of a half-degree. Even in today’s world, that would be hard to facilitate. To deny the intent behind these indentations and credit the wind with their existence completely undermines the skill it took to make them.

2 Khufu’s Coffin

It is said that Khufu had the Great Pyramid built, though one wonders. When his sarcophagus was found and analyzed, it raised many questions. It was massive, weighing in at an estimated 3.75 tons, and its dimensions make it too large to have been brought into the chamber.[10] Therefore, it must have been placed while the pyramid was being constructed.

The sarcophagus was made from a solid piece of granite, hollowed out from within. It also features holes that appear to have been made with some form of a drill. There is much to question concerning how such a primitive time could produce such things. The effort it would have taken to hollow out and penetrate this granite raises eyebrows as to how on Earth it was accomplished. Can you imagine a wooden pickax being all you had to work with?

1 Strange Heat Spots Observed

In 2015, a thermal scan of the pyramids revealed that the Great Pyramid has three areas along the bottom that generate some form of heat.[11] Speculation as to what could be the cause for these stunning anomalies began quickly. Some say there are small passageways beneath these heat points, which could lead to hidden chambers. Others believe that the heat is being generated by leftover ancient technology that has long been forgotten. There is sure to be more investigation of this discovery, as more heat spots have also been found along the upper half of the Great Pyramid.

Maybe the Great Pyramid of Giza is actually an ancient alien ship, preparing for takeoff after thousands of years at rest, absorbing the Sun’s energy. The heat spots are the engines starting to activate. It’s a possibility, right?

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Historic-artifact replica, or demonic harbinger?

Arch of Baal emerging again, and again, and again

Published: 2 days ago

Original arch of Palmyra in Syria

It’s back!

The replica of the arch of the Temple of Baal has been on a world tour the past few years, having been put on display in London, New York and then Dubai for a global summit. And it was recently rebuilt for yet another global summit, this time the G7 meeting of the leading industrialized nations held in Florence, Italy.

The arch, a reconstruction of an ancient Roman building destroyed by ISIS in Syria, has been promoted by its creators at the Institute of Digital Technology as a symbol of defiance against terrorism and a tribute to world heritage.

But why is a reconstruction of a gateway to a temple of a pagan god whose rites were marked by child sacrifice and ritual prostitution being so persistently publicized at globally important gatherings?

One rabbi, a member of the nascent Sanhedrin attempting to recreate the ancient Jewish legal body, sees dire implications in the repeated use of the arch. Rabbi Daniel Assur told Breaking Israel News the arch is a harbinger of the “New World Order.” He declared the arch’s repeated appearances at prominent locations indicate “a pattern moving toward a specific goal – Messiah.”

The rabbi believes the globalist movement isn’t secular or atheist but, instead, undergirded by pagan spirituality.

“They combine worship of Baal with worship of the Egyptian god, Isis, and also the true name of God,” he told Breaking Israel News. “They need to bring together all of these elements.”

The rabbi believes the arch “is the portal for the new world the Talmud is talking about” and could be used either by the New World Order or the Messiah.

Pastor Carl Gallups, author of the end times examination “When The Lion Roars,” said people are right to ascribe deep spiritual significance to the arch.

“Rabbi Assur is not the only one who sees the spiritual significance in the Palmyra arch’s victory tour,” he told WND.

“I understand the purely cultural, historical and archaeological significance of the arch, which some might find interesting. However, the biblical and spiritual implications cannot be missed, for those who have ‘eyes to see.’

“What are the facts? The arch is representative of the ‘gateway’ to … a Roman temple in Syria that was dedicated to the worship of Baal. It is also a fact that Jesus himself, along with the Jewish religious leaders of His day, defined Baal worship as being directly connected to the worship of Satan and his demonic influence (Matt. 12:24-28, Mark 3:22, Luke 11:18).”

Gallups also said it is profoundly interesting – and worrying – that the arch always seems to be in a location of deep significance to the elite-driven movement to create a global government.

“It is a heavily documented fact that when the Palmyra arch was reconstructed, the places chosen for the display of the arch, complete with ceremonious activities of dedication and honor, were indisputably centers of globalistic power,” Gallups observed.

“Each of these locations had direct connections to the United Nations, the World Government Summit, the G7 Conference and the major economic engines of the world. And this tour started in London, perhaps the world’s most important financial capital, during the pagan festival of Beltane – during a time specifically dedicated to Baal worship. From there, it went to New York City and then to global governance meetings.

“How could anyone, with any spiritual discernment at all, miss the demonic message being audaciously broadcast to the world?” Gallups asked.

He warned that the global leaders are meddling with dark forces.

“In the spiritual realm, it is as if Satan is ‘marking’ his territory,” the pastor said. “And the leaders of the world are gladly doing his bidding – even summonsing his presence and ‘blessings.’ We are living in extremely prophetic times. The demonic realm is engaged in an unprecedented outpouring, just as the Bible said would happen. We are living in the most prophetic times since the first coming of Jesus Christ.”

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Rabbi Assur also told Breaking Israel News the Roman arch was a symbol of how “the culture of paganic [sic] Rome is taking over Christianity,” and said “Christianity must be taken back from Roman culture.”

Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, author of the new book “God’s Day Timer,” and a leader in the movement to reintroduce Jewish practices into the church, strongly agrees.

“The culture of pagan Rome took over Christianity almost 2,000 years ago!” he said. “Around 300 CE the church thought it best to completely assimilate pagan worship with their new religion. The concept of biblical holiness was not in their thinking. We find this true today.

“With all the seeker-friendly churches and pastors becoming life coaches rather than godly examples to the flock it is no surprise we have come to this moment. Right here in Tacoma, Washington, we have churches that follow all the pagan holidays, including Halloween, and their excuse is they use it for evangelistic purposes.”

Biltz called for Christian churches to remove pagan traditions from their worship services and to rediscover the Hebraic roots of their religion.

“God declared to Israel that they were to wipe out the names of the pagan gods and have no mixture,” the pastor said. “But today many church leaders have no problem mixing the God of the Bible with paganism in their worship as long as they can continue to bring in the revenue. It is much like in the time of Jesus when the religious leaders were more concerned about losing their place than they were in following the Messiah.

“It’s too late to take Christianity back from its pagan culture. It’s been totally assimilated. Instead, believers in Jesus need to get back to the Bible and understand it from a Hebraic worldview. Every culture has tried to create another Jesus that conforms to their own people group. They all try to make God in their image rather than realizing they were created in His image.”

Bill Cloud, another proponent of using Jewish traditions within Christianity and the author of “Esau Rising,” agreed neo-paganism is a real spiritual threat.

“I do believe Western civilization is abandoning Judeo-Christian values and reverting to a more secular worldview, if not outright paganism,” he told WND.

However, he suggested the arch is an outward manifestation of a deeper moral decline taking place in Western culture.

“As for the arch, I do not believe it to be of any great import in and of itself; it’s the thoughts and imagination behind it that I find disturbing and potentially dangerous,” the pastor said. “In Genesis 11, it was not the Tower of Babel itself that God considered to be a threat – it was the imaginations of man that conceived of it and then brought into being. That’s what had to be curtailed.

“When it comes to the New World Order, I don’t believe it will rise and fall based on the existence of an arch. But that arch and its affiliation with Baal worship speaks to the depraved state of mankind’s heart and mind presently. That is what we need to be concerned about because that is what will bring the NWO into being.”

Still, though Cloud is concerned by much of what is happening in the world, he urges believers to look forward to the future. After all, he said, Messiah’s victory is assured.

“When it comes to the Messiah, I do not look for Him to walk through this portal but I am looking for Him,” he said. “Actually, the Bible tells us that when He returns, a portal in heaven will be opened through which He will descend. Soon after He will enter through the Eastern gate of Jerusalem, a gate that is currently sealed. When this happens, all kings, kingdoms and world orders will bow before Him.”

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Enormous Underwater Structure in the Sea of Galilee is a Mystery to Archaeologists

A gigantic monument at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, as well as several mysterious structures, including a gigantic stone wheel and a moon-shaped monument, were recently found in northern Israel. The mysterious structures have left archaeologists around the world bewildered. Who built them and what were they used for?

They may be some of Israel’s most mysterious structures. They are easy to miss from the roadside but can clearly be seen from the skies or beneath the sea.

The prehistoric stone monuments of Gilgal Refaim, Jethro Cairn and the circular structure found in the sea of the Galilee went unnoticed for centuries in the disputed regions of the Golan and the Galilee but still archaeologists don’t know who built them, or why.

Theories have gone wild and include ancient calendars, ceremonial structures, or ‘sky burial’ sites in which dead bodies were placed on top of stone mounds to be picked apart by vultures. Even more eluding is that that are no archeological evidence of a city near them, and some have therefore posited that the structures is in fact a huge monument carrying symbolic significance.

The possible age of the structures is even more enigmatic and many put the estimate anywhere between 3,000 and 12,000 years old, making them older than the pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge in Great Britain.

The only thing we can say with certainty is that they are there and they are huge.

The Massive Moon Structure of Jethro Cairn

In 2014 Israeli archaeologist reported of a crescent shaped stone monument larger than a football field in northern Israel. At about 150 meters in length and 7 meters in height, the monument, dubbed ‘Jethro Cairn,’ can be seen on satellite images.

Bronze Age pottery excavated at the monument indicates it was built between 3050 and 2650 BCE, but it may be much older.

The monument’s shape, a crescent, may have been chosen to symbolize the ancient Mesopotamian moon god Sin.

The Moon-god Sin or Naama was the special guardian deity of the Chaldeans who lived in the ancient city of Ur. Once a center of worship of the moon-god, the site’s most prominent feature is still a temple tower, or ziggurat, some 61 m long, 46 m wide, and 21 m high.

Only a day’s walk from the monument sits late bronze age city called Bet Yerah, meaning “house of the moon god” in Hebrew. Another 13 kilometers southeast of the monument another enigmatic monument was discovered, this time below the sea level.

About 8 miles (13 kilometres) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, a recently identified crescent-shaped monument was built about 5,000 years ago

Cone Structure at Bottom of the Sea of Galilee

Not far from where the monumental crescent was found, another enigmatic structure has eluded archaeologists ever since its discovery was announced in 2013.

The mysterious structure with a diameter greater than the length of a Boeing 747, was discovered by divers about 9 meters underneath the Sea of Galilee in 2003.

The massive structure was built out of basalt rocks, arranged in the shape of a cone. It measures 70 meters at the base of the structure, is 10 meters tall, and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. It is twice the size of the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in England.

The archeologists think it was built on dry land and later submerged by the lake but the exact age of the structure has been difficult to pinpoint.

However, one thing the archeologists are certain of is that the monument was likely of great importance to the people who built it. The nearest basalt outcrop was a few hundred meters from the site, and the stones, which were one to two meters in width, would have weighed over 90 kilograms at times.

The cone-shaped structure beneath the Sea of Galilee. Credit: Diagram courtesy Shmuel Marco

The Wheel of Giants

The prehistoric monument known as Gilgal Refaim was another Herculean task to build. Its Hebrew name of Gilgal Refaim means ‘wheel of giants’ and refers to an ancient race of giants, the nephilim, a superhuman race mentioned in the Bible.

The gigantic monument deserves its name since it is made up of more than 42,000 basalt rocks arranged in five concentric circles that together weigh over 40,000 tons.

The complex has a 4.5 metre burial chamber at the centre of five circles, the largest of which measures more than 152 metres wide.

Standing on the ground inside the complex, it looks like a labyrinth of crumbling stone walls. Only from the air does the impressive shape of a massive bull’s-eye clearly emerge.

Some of the circles are complete and others are not, suggesting it may have been laid out in accordance with astronomical patterns. On the shortest and longest days of the year – the June and December solstices – the sunrise lines up with openings in the rocks. It looks like a computer in stone – to forecast solar and lunar eclipses. But how could men wearing skins transported these massive stones and erect computers in stone?

Livestock grazing nearby reveals scale of enormous stone rings on the plains of the Golan Heights. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

The Missing Link

The possible purpose for these structures remains an enigma but the monuments were evidently of great importance to the people who built them.

Our science has rediscovered and perfected old ideas, it has demonstrated the prehistoric world was more ancient and advanced then we ever could imagine just a few generations ago.

However, one of the greatest handicaps archaeologist and historians are confronted with is the lack of evidence. If it were not for burning libraries in antiquity, mankind’s history would not have so many missing pages.

Science emerged fro the dark middle ages during the Renaissance by studying ancient sources and knowledge that had been known by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Hindus and Greeks for many centuries.

Having that said, it is difficult to account for the ancients having unexpected knowledge of the two moons of Mars and how could Hou Yih of China know that the moon was desolate, cold and glassy forty-three centuries ago? How come Greek philosophers were aware of the vast distant between stars and why were ancient thinkers aware of planets beyond Saturn which could not be seen without a telescope?

Myths about the descent of skybeings are global and the Epic of Etana, the Book of the Dead and the Book of Enoch all drew pictures of extraterrestrial space.

The Long Lost Golden Age of Science

Since about 8000 BCE man transformed his personality of a roving hunter for that of an established farmer and city tradesman year ago. When man began to cultivate crops, domestic animals and perfect his tools and weapons, he stepped over the threshold of civilization. That took place some 7,000 years ago. Did the ancients receive a scientific legacy from the survivors of an older civilization?

It’s unique to transport these stones and unique to arrange them. You need to plan and to mobilize people, because they’re too heavy to be carried by a single person. Not to mention that that people were obligated most of the year to agriculture.

Only an advanced prehistoric society capable of organizing the construction of such large structures could have accomplished this monumental works but who they were remains one of the greatest mysteries of our days. What is certain is that these people were building something that was more durable than their brush huts.

What inspired and motivated such significant tasks efforts for a people who had to devote most of their time to cultivating crops?

Perhaps the source of civilization lies farther back in time. All the great civilizations of the past speak of a long lost Golden Age. There were the Golden Age of Peru, Mexico, India, Egypt, Babylon, China and Greece.

Perhaps instead of asking why and what these monumental monuments were used for, we should ask who were the torch-beares of civilization that, at the dawn of history, imparted their knowledge to the astronomer-priests all over the globe. There was a golden age in which the miracles of science were as commonplace as they are now. The source of this forgotten science must be sought in Time as well as in Space.

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Siberia: Huge dragon and griffin megaliths created by mysterious ancient culture in Altai Mountains

Researchers have yet to date the structures precisely and to publish their findings.

By Léa Surugue

May 10, 2017 11:31 BST

The megaliths were found at the heart of the Altai MountainsRuslan Posyolkov/Siberian Times

At the heart of the Altai Mountains in Russia, a mysterious ancient culture has created megaliths in shape of mythical creatures – a dragon and a griffin.

Russian archaeologist Ruslan Posyolkov discovered the impressive structures in 2013 while surveying mountains, the Siberian Times reports.

He believes the megaliths date back at least 12,000 years, and could thus have been created by prehistoric people at the end of the last Ice Age.

Analyses of the samples will nevertheless have to be conducted in order to verify this hypothesis.

The dragon megalith is estimated to weigh a staggering 120 tons. “It has bold and smooth features similar to those of crocodiles and dinosaurs, impossible to form if granite cracks naturally”, Peresyolkov noted. “If we accept the fact that the dragon is an artificial object, then the stones composing it were brought, processed and installed in a certain position”.

Detailed observations have revealed that the dragon is composed of six granite rocks in all, with sizes varying from 1.3 to 2.1 metres in length).

This could be the oldest known representation of the fantastical beast in Siberia.

More analyses are needed to independently verify the age of the megaliths.Ruslan Posyolkov/Siberian Times

 

The researcher also gives a detailed description of the ”griffin megalith”, which looks the eagle-headed mythical creatures frequently depicted by the Scythian culture which lived north of the Black Sea and in the Eurasian steppes sometime between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago.

However, the structure appears to be much older. Measuring nearly 6 metres in length and 2.5 metres in height, the griffin is here characterised by a reptile-like head and a heavy beak.

Many interrogations remain about who the people who created these massive structures were and what purpose the megaliths served. Posyolkov’s findings have yet to be verified by other scientists and published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

One of the megalith looks like a huge dragon, the other like a griffin.Ruslan Posyolkov

The researcher discovered the megaliths while surveying the mountain.Ruslan Posyolkov/Siberian Times

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New evidence Shroud dates to 1st century

Roman numismatist identifies coins covering eyes

Published: 17 hours ago

An expert on ancient Roman coins say he has identified those that cover the eyes of the Man of the Shroud, providing more evidence that the ancient burial cloth could have been used to cover the body of Jesus.

Agostino Sferrazza, a numismatist, concludes in an interview with the French-language RCF Liège, the coins were minted in in the days of Pontius Pilate in the year A.D. 29.

Images of the coins were first observed in the eye sockets of the Man of the Shroud in 1976, when 3-D projection techniques were used to evaluate it. Researchers noted the presence of small bulges on the ocular orbit bones which wouldn’t match any possible morphological particularities. The hypothesis states these might have been leptons: small coins of low value that were common in Israel during the Roman occupation.

Using advanced technologies, researchers have tried to identify drawings and inscriptions on the coins. On the disc covering the right eye, apparently a “lituus” (a curved Roman-style augural staff) can be observed. On the disc over the left eye, there is what appears to be a sacrificial cup.

Besides the drawings, researchers have managed to read the letters YKAI in the coins. This is thought to be the visible part of the word “TIBERIOY KAICAPOC,” Greek for Tiberius Caesar. This would be a strong indication that these coins are comparable with other currencies from the Roman era, and might indeed be pieces that were being used at the time of Jesus’ Passion.

In his interview with RCF Liège, Agostino Sferrazza supports the theory of the authenticity of the pieces and dates them to the time of Pontius Pilate. This theory is based on the images produced by computer scientist Nello Balossino, an associate professor at the Turin Faculty of Sciences, who succeeded in bringing out an image of the sacrificial cup on the right eye of the Man of the Shroud. According to Agostino Sferazza, there is no doubt: these pieces were indeed coined in 29 A.D

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Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

The Vulture Stone from Gobekli Tepe (left) which recorded a devastating comet strike (right) Credit: Alistair Coombs

Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

21 April 2017 • 11:25am

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.

Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations.

The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history.

Scientists have speculated for decades that a comet could be behind the sudden fall in temperature during a period known as the Younger Dryas. But recently the theory appeared to have been debunked by new dating of meteor craters in North America where the comet is thought to have struck.

However, when engineers studied animal carvings made on a pillar – known as the vulture stone – at Gobekli Tepe they discovered that the creatures were actually astronomical symbols which represented constellations and the comet.

The idea had been originally put forward by author Graham Hancock in his book Magicians of the Gods.

The Vulture Stone, at Gobekli Tepe Credit: Alistair Coombs

Using a computer programme to show where the constellations would have appeared above Turkey thousands of years ago, they were able to pinpoint the comet strike to 10,950BC, the exact time the Younger Dryas begins according to ice core data from Greenland.

The Younger Dryas is viewed as a crucial period for humanity, as it roughly coincides with the emergence of agriculture and the first Neolithic civilisations.

Before the strike, vast areas of wild wheat and barley had allowed nomadic hunters in the Middle East to establish permanent base camps. But the difficult climate conditions following the impact forced communities to come together and work out new ways of maintaining the crops, through watering and selective breeding. Thus farming began, allowing the rise of the first towns.

Edinburgh researchers said the carvings appear to have remained important to the people of Gobekli Tepe for millennia, suggesting that the event and cold climate that followed likely had a very serious impact.

Dr Martin Sweatman, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, who led the research, said: “I think this research, along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favour of (a Younger Dryas comet impact).

“Our work serves to reinforce that physical evidence. What is happening here is the process of paradigm change.

“It appears Göbekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky.

“One of its pillars seems to have served as a memorial to this devastating event – probably the worst day in history since the end of the ice age.”

Gobekli Tepe, is thought to be the world’s oldest temple site, which dates from around 9,000BC, predating Stonehenge by around 6,000 years.

Researchers believe the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life.

Symbolism on the pillars also indicates that the long-term changes in Earth’s rotational axis was recorded at this time using an early form of writing, and that Gobekli Tepe was an observatory for meteors and comets.

The finding also supports a theory that Earth is likely to experience periods when comet strikes are more likely, owing to the planet’s orbit intersecting orbiting rings of comet fragments in space.

But despite the ancient age of the pillars, Dr Sweatman does not believe it is the earliest example of astronomy in the archaeological record.

“Many paleolithic cave paintings and artefacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed,” he said.

“If you consider that, according to astronomers, this giant comet probably arrived in the inner solar system some 20 to 30 thousand years ago, and it would have been a very visible and dominant feature of the night sky, it is hard to see how ancient people could have ignored this given the likely consequences.”

The research is published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

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More Evidence Emerges ‘Planet Nine’ Is Really ‘Planet X’ aka ‘Nibiru’ And If That ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Is True, None Of The Others May Really Matter

Will The Truth About One Of The Most Censored Stories In History Soon Be Revealed?

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

December 30th, 1983 Washington Post story claimed ‘mysterious heavenly body’ found in the direction of the Constellation Orion. December 30th, 2016 story from NASA claims: “at aphelion, Planet Nine would be in the general location of the Orion and Taurus constellations.”

ANP recently received an interesting email from a reader which began: ALL news is just a distraction from your real problem, Planet X. Still officially ‘undiscovered’, as we see outlined in the stories and videos below, new evidence has emerged that ‘Planet X’ is indeed out there lurking, rebranded ‘Planet Nine’, and confirming some very old news stories.

With ‘Planet X’ or ‘Nibiru’ still called ‘conspiracy theory’ or ‘fake news’ by the mainstream media, we asked on ANP back on December 2nd of 2016 “Is The Biggest Cover-Up Of All-Time About To Come Crashing Down?” while reminding you of two 1983 stories, one each from the Washington Post and the New York Times. Well the search for ‘Planet X’ goes on, rebranded in this new BBC News story as the search for ‘Planet Nine’.

As ANP reported then, back on January 30th of 1983, the NY Times published a story called “Clues Get Warm In The Search For Planet X” in which they reported: SOMETHING out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. Some gravitational force keeps perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large object that may be the long-sought Planet X.

Reporting then upon the launching of the ‘Infrared Astronomical Satellite’ that would conduct a wide-ranging survey of nearly all of the sky over the following 6 to 8 months, detecting sources of not only ordinary light but of infrared radiation invisible to the human eye and absorbed by the atmosphere, scientists hoped they’d be able to chart thousands of previously undetected objects in the sky – with a dim hope of finding ‘Planet X’.

Less than a year later on December 30th of 1983, the Washington Post published a story called “Possibly As Large As Jupiter” within which they reported in their first paragraph: A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.

The same US ‘Infrared Astronomical Satellite’ the NY Times story had mentioned would be ‘searching for Planet X’ had found ‘a heavenly body’ scientists described then as:

So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through.

“All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,” Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said in an interview.

Found in the direction of the constellation Orion according to the 1983 Washington Post story, talk of ‘Planet X’ soon vanished from the mainstream media and for many, many years until this very day, those who speak of ‘Nibiru’ or ‘Planet X’ online are ridiculed, called ‘tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists’ and worse by those unable to grasp that there may be another planet out there in our solar system and it just may be ‘Biblical’.

While many years passed without much mention of ‘Planet X’ in the mainstream media, 2016 brought us the hypothetical ‘Planet Nine’, a massive yet still officially undiscovered ‘heavenly body’ that the mainstream media had no choice but to cover after Cal Tech University scientists Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown explained how a massive outer planet would be the likeliest explanation for the similarities in orbits of six distant objects. 


Dubbed ‘Planet Nine’ after the ‘death of Pluto’, scientists explained how ‘Planet Nine’ could be responsible for many of the mysteries our solar system still poses. Space.com published a story on October 19th of 2016 called “Did The Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Tilt The Solar System” while Astronomy.com published a story the same day called “Planet Nine May Be Responsible For Tilting The Sun”. On October 23rd of 2016 Forbes ran a story called “Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ May Be Pulling Our Solar System Out Of Whack”. Were all of those just ‘fake news’ stories?

Interestingly enough, ‘Planet 9’ is also believed to be located in the constellation Orion. Is it just a coincidence that ‘Planet 9’ is in the same general location that the Washington Post reported ‘a mysterious heavenly body’ was in all the way back in 1983, what the NY Times had referred to as ‘Planet X’ before they ALL went silent? Is ‘Planet Nine’ the ‘same beast’ as ‘Planet X’? With a 10,000 to 20,000 year orbit, it would still be in the same general vicinity of the sky now that it was way back in 1983.

In the first video below, videographer Path to Ascension shares with us this new story from ABC in Australia which reports that scientists have invited amateur or professional astronomers within the public to help search the skies for ‘the elusive Planet Nine’. Our videographer points out to us why they call it ‘Planet Nine’ for if they called it ‘Nibiru’ or ‘Planet X’, the unaware masses would get a much different picture of this Biblical planet than if they’re merely searching for information on ‘Planet Nine’.

With an orbit astronomers believe takes 10,000 to 20,000 years to make one trip around the sun, the curious might ask what happened here on our little speck of dust in the universe the last time this beast came around 10,000+ years ago? Putting us back to prior to the floods of Noah, what might a planet that scientists claim may be responsible for tilting our sun or solar system be able to do to the axial tilt of our own planet Earth should it come for a return pass?

As Susan Duclos reported on ANP back on April 7th of 2016, according to Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor astrophysics at the University of Arkansas, ‘Planet Nine’ aka ‘X’ could be responsible for a series of mass extinctions that have already happened upon planet Earth by casting Kuiper Belt objects into the inner solar system. Called ‘perturbing’ by the previously mentioned 1983 Washington Post story, one of the nicknames for ‘Planet Nine’ given by the Cal Tech astronomers who ‘discovered’ it is, quite appropriately, ‘the perturber’.

As we hear in the 2nd video below from Higher Truth Channel, a ‘mysterious phenomenon’ is now creating solar winds so dense, even NASA is unable to censor them. Claiming we’re witnessing a signature of ‘planet X’ that he shows us include abnormalities of the magnetosphere and extra radiation from the sun, the very interesting race to discover ‘Planet Nine’ as outlined in the first video below proves to us NASA scientists know something we don’t know…yet. Investment Watch Blog also recently reported upon this powerful wave of energy that recently struck our planet Earth.

The final video below is a classic for those who haven’t heard it yet as Steve Quayle interviews ‘Planet X’ investigator Bob Fletcher. Fletcher shares with us many different aspects of ‘elite preparation’ for a huge event that he had witnessed in his lifetime including the movement of massive amounts of long term survival food to highly secretive underground locations. Fletcher also discusses millions and millions of dollars of missing money and the many reasons why he believes the 1% have long been preparing for a ‘Biblical’ event.

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Did ISIS inadvertently uncover the secret to the “lost” Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

ISIS destroyed an ancient shrine — and archeologists may have discovered a wonder of the ancient world underneath

Last week, a group of concerned archaeologists, mapping out the extent of the damage wrought by ISIS when it occupied the Iraqi city of Mosul, announced a shocking discovery. In 2014, the terrorist group had gleefully announced its destruction of the Nebi Yunus shrine, traditionally believed to be the tomb of the Prophet Jonah and a part of the ancient ruins of the city of Nineveh.

In February the Iraqi army drove ISIS from Mosul, giving archaeologists their first chance to inspect the devastation. ISIS’ funding of its activities through the sale of illicit antiquities has been well-documented. Anything ISIS might find, in the course of plowing through ancient sites, would be gathered for sale abroad, while the militants would destroy as much as they could along the way, documenting the harm in order to upset their ideological enemies.

At first there was little concern that Nineveh would yield salable artifacts. It had been carefully excavated by waves of archaeologists since at least 1842. The only chance of finding new treasures would be to search where no one has looked before. And the only place that no one has looked, where archaeologists would not try to look, would be places that can be accessed only by blowing up or bulldozing the already-revealed parts of the ancient city.

To the surprise of the archaeologists, upon examining the reconquered city, they found evidence that when ISIS blew up parts of the Nebi Yunus shrine, the militants unveiled a major discovery: a palace that predated the Tomb of Jonah and had been buried beneath it — unseen for thousands of years.

In terms of exposing history, this is a major find. But ISIS arrived there first and, as archaeologist Layla Salih said, “I can only imagine how much [ISIS] discovered down there before we got here.” On the other hand, optimism was re-injected when she and her team found some items of great interest (and value) that had not been taken. For example, there is an inscribed piece of marble with cuneiform that includes turns of phrase used elsewhere exclusively to describe a specific king, Esarhaddon, who was a ruler of Assyria circa 672 B.C.

This suggests that the newly discovered palace from the 7th century B.C. is one that historians knew about but had thought long lost — one begun by King Sennacherib and completed by his son, Esarhaddon. This palace was so badly damaged during the 612 B.C. sack of Nineveh, amid a loss at the hands of an allied army that ended the Neo-Assyrian Empire, that it was never occupied again. Components of it were reused in other, new structures (buildings like the Tomb of Jonah), once the city was reconstructed.

But the story doesn’t end there. It is, in fact a poetically linked component in a chain of lost monuments and ancient kings, dating back to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the only one that historians have wondered if it ever existed at all.

You can still visit the Great Pyramid at Giza today. But all the other Seven Wonders are known to have been destroyed — except for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The presence and loss of the others — The Tomb of Mausolus, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia — have been accounted for in archaeological and historical documentation.

The gardens were meant to have been a series of tiers, a sort of ziggurat-like step pyramid planted with all manner of greenery at each level, but also lined with colonnades. Because there are no known Babylonian texts that refer to the gardens (which is odd considering how magnificent and noteworthy they were), some have thought they might be just a legend.

The idea of seeing the Seven Wonders was popularized by ancient Greek and Roman travel writers. But they were describing wonders that were ancient to them, centuries old, and writing circa 100 B.C. to 100 AD. Thus their own knowledge was based on hearsay, rather than firsthand examination.

The story of the Hanging Gardens has been pieced together through fractious accounts of these various ancient historians. It goes something like this: A king, possibly Nebuchadnezzar II (who ruled 605 B.C. to 562 B.C.), built the gardens for his wife, Queen Amytis, who missed the green landscape of her home in Media (in northern Iran). While classical writers described the gardens, it is unlikely that any of them actually saw them.

The most specific description comes from Diodorus of Sicily (who was active 60 B.C. to 30 B.C.). He wrote that the garden was about 400 feet on each side and “sloped like a hillside and the several parts of the structure rose from one another, tier on tier, the appearance of the whole resembling a theater.” The highest tier stood 20 meters high, “level with the circuit wall of the battlements of the city.” The walls were 22 feet thick, with walkways 10 feet wide. Diodorus described the structure of the gardens as made of brick bonded with cement, but then topped with bitumen (an ancient version of asphalt), with a layer of lead “to the end that the moisture from the soil might not penetrate beneath,” and then piled with soil and “thickly planted with trees of every kind that, by their great size or other charm, could give pleasure to the beholder.”

The detail offered suggests the description of a real place, though Diodorus wrote that a Syrian king built it, not a Babylonian one — which just confuses matters. A Roman writer, Quintus Curtius Rufus, in the 1st century A.D. described a similar structure, further lending credence to its onetime existence.

But recent scholars, like Stephanie Daley, suggest that this garden of Babylon might have been conflated with a garden that did indeed exist, for which archaeological evidence is available: a famous garden built not in Babylon but by the destroyer of Babylon, Assyrian King Sennacherib, for his capital in Nineveh. That’s right, the same king who started the palace that was just discovered thanks to ISIS’ iconoclasm.

Some ancient sources also seem to enforce this hypothesis, through exclusion rather than inclusion. It’s weird, for instance, that Herodotus, when describing Babylon, does not mention the Hanging Gardens. This suggests that this wonder was never in that city to begin with.

Meanwhile, in Nineveh, archaeologists found an 50-mile network of waterways (aqueducts, canals and dams) that carried water to the desert city, where a series of water-raising screws brought the water uphill to irrigate the gardens. If the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon had never been in Babylon, but were in Nineveh, then they do not qualify as lost at all; the remnants can be visited today. If similar such gardens once existed in Babylon, then they might have been damaged, destroyed or their materials reused over millennia of invaders overtaking the ancient city (including during an Assyrian period, when engineers might have been inspired to create the gardens of Nineveh).

The picture grows more intriguing, as it was King Sennacherib, the man who commissioned the Nineveh gardens and ruled Assyria from 705 B.C. to 681 B.C., who ordered the destruction of all the defensive walls, palaces and temples of Babylon, as a deterrent to the regular uprising of the population against the Assyrian conquerors. If they were there at all, it was then, in 689 B.C., that the gardens met their fate —possibly only to be “rebuilt” in Nineveh, maybe even with elements dismantled and transferred to the Assyrian capital. But it remains entirely possible that they were never in Babylon at all and that instead they should have been called the Hanging Gardens of Nineveh, built by the king who razed Babylon and raised a palace there that was just discovered, thanks to the iconoclastic hands of ISIS.

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Christian Physicist Says New Evidence of Africa’s Wet Past Points to Biblical Great Flood

By Garrett Haley on March 6, 201746 Comments

New research has confirmed that the dry, desolate climate of the Sahara Desert was once a lush tropical climate—an observation that correlates well with the predictions of biblical creationists, a physicist with the Institute for Creation Research says.

A team of international researchers collected and analyzed marine sediments from off the coast of west Africa, looking for clues into Africa’s climatological past. Their findings, published in the journal “Science Advances,” show that northern Africa was at one time much wetter than it is today.

“It was 10 times as wet as today,” said the study’s lead author, Jessica Tierney, in a press release from The University of Arizona.

Tierney and her colleagues found ancient leaf wax samples that reveal what the African climate was like several thousand years ago. The evidence suggests that the Sahara Desert, where annual rainfall now is usually less than five inches, was once lush and green.

“Our precipitation rate estimates confirm the interpretation that a seasonal tropical climate dominated most regions of North Africa during the Green Sahara time,” the researchers wrote in their paper.

“It is therefore feasible that, at the peak of the Green Sahara, monsoonal moisture inundated the entire western Saharan region,” they added.

Although scientists already knew that rainfall rates in ancient Africa were once higher than they are today, most climate model simulations underestimated how widespread the tropical conditions were.

“With some notable exceptions, climate model simulations do not predict these high rainfall rates, nor do they indicate that the Green Sahara extended as far as 31°N,” the team wrote in their journal article.

As scientists struggle to make sense of the new data and adjust their climate models accordingly, biblical creationists say that these findings point to the global flood described in Genesis. Dr. Jake Hebert, a physicist with the Institute for Creation Research, says scientific models based on the Bible predict an extremely wet period following the Great Flood.

“Rapid seafloor spreading and volcanic activity during the Genesis Flood would have significantly warmed the world’s oceans,” he wrote in a online article published late last month. “This would have greatly increased evaporation, putting much more moisture into the atmosphere. This increased moisture would have resulted in much more precipitation, in the form of snow, in the higher latitudes and on mountaintops, and rain at lower latitudes and elevations.”

North Africa is not the only dry region that was once wet and tropical, Hebert pointed out. However, secular models, based primarily on uniformitarianism, struggle to explain the drastic climate changes that the earth experienced several millennia ago.

“This past climate change is difficult for secular scientists to explain,” he wrote. “Some uniformitarian scientists claim the wet Green Sahara was caused by changes in Earth’s orbital motions (the astronomical or Milankovitch theory of climate change), which caused a small increase in solar radiation some 9,000 years ago. This extra solar radiation supposedly warmed the continents, intensifying summer monsoons over Europe and Africa. But there are serious problems with attributing past climate change to astronomical motions.”

The Biblical model accounts for the evidence much better than secular theories, Hebert concluded.

“The conclusion of increased Saharan rainfall in the recent past is in perfect agreement with the history recorded in Genesis,” he said

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Mammoth pharaonic statues unearthed from muddy Cairo pit

26-foot-tall colossus believed to be Ramses II and massive bust of Seti II, over 3,000 years old, found in vacant area between apartment blocks

By AFP March 10, 2017, 3:26 am

Egyptians pose for pictures next to the head of a statue at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo’s Mattarya district on March 9, 2017. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

CAIRO — Archaeologists in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years.

The relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle class districts in northeastern Cairo.

The statues, discovered on wasteland between crumbling apartment blocks, are thought to represent Pharaohs from the 19th dynasty, which ruled from 1314 to 1200 BC.

One statue stands eight meters (26 feet) tall and is carved out of quartzite, a tough stone composed mostly of quartz grains.

Egyptian workers look at a statue, possible of Ramses II, partially submerged in mud, at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo’s Mattarya district on March 9, 2017. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

It could not be identified from its engravings but it was found at the entrance to the temple of King Ramses II — also known as Ramses the Great — suggesting it represents him.

The other relic is a limestone bust of 12th century BC ruler King Seti II.

They were discovered by a joint German-Egyptian archaeological mission.

An Egyptian woman walks past the head of a statue at the site of a new discovery by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists in Cairo’s Mattarya district on March 9, 2017. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

“The discovery of the two statues shows the importance of the city of Heliopolis, which was dedicated to the worship of Ra,” the sun god, said Aymen Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian team on the dig.

He said the discovery was “very important” because it indicated the Oun Sun temple was a “magnificent structure.”

Dietrich Raue, head of the German team, said the archaeologists were working hard to lift the statues so they can be transported to another site for restoration.

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