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Could be a bit confusing; History, past, present and future: but if you are interested in knowing what is known and what we don’t know, this page could be quite challenging.
I am dedicating this page to my niece, Anna-Laura Michael Jackson Hitch. Sadly I have never met her, or any of my late brother’s family as they were growing up as I was having a great time overseas serving Queen and Country from 1963 to my final posting in the Falklands 1981. Anna is one of those great women, like my wife and daughter; who will always achieve and impress just by being.
She took on the education system and began a career in ‘astrophysics’, which is one of my passions along with history and sailing. It is my hope that this page together with “Space and Time” will rekindle that passion for the wonders of creation.
When I was at Grammar School aged about 13 my Form Master was also my English and Maths Tutor and taught me much about the structure of storytelling. He said that before you write a single word you must have a beginning and an end and these must be firmly planted in your mind before you start. The middle bit, where characters, plots, relationships and all the other daily aspects of life are found, will grow and develop as you set out from the beginning and head toward the end, allowing free will of the reader to make any necessary choices and interpretations. History works in exactly the same way.
Revelation 1 v8 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega”, the beginning and the end.
So, does this mean that God has already completed the circle of life and we are just part of the story somewhere in the middle? The Creation is a four-dimensional virtual reality. But we will come back to this later (if the ‘virtual’ bit hasn’t already put you off reading any further).
The second most important pointer my tutor gave me was to get the reader’s attention as soon as possible. “Hit him with a wet fish”, he would say. So, here is your wet fish! There isn’t a one off Creation, there are in fact two (or more with separate parts all leading to the already determined end) and the following is why I have arrived at this conclusion.
In order to start at the beginning, you must first answer three simple questions. What was the beginning, why did it begin and when was that? Did it begin due to some random occurrence of circumstances, was it a conscious thought, idea or dream of a benevolent creator, or was it a carefully defined plan. If it was the latter, then what was its purpose? Was it conceived by one individual or a committee of like-minded beings from a far superior culture and race we can still only imagine?
Why does a musician write soul-stirring music, or an artist paint something so personal and dramatic that probably only he understands what it is trying to convey, whilst others have to interpret the subject and try deciphering its meaning? Why do sportsmen and women, climbers, divers and the like drive themselves to near exhaustion – just to prove a point? Unlikely, but plausible. Fortunately, as we have grown in knowledge, skills and creativity, we can begin to see what lies behind the mystery of life. So, let’s begin with Ancient history.
[Before we do that, I think I should explain the use of the Bible quotation. I am a Jew by birth, but a Christian by choice. From several academic papers published over the years comparing religions, all 141 of them, we can deduce that all religions are essentially the same and refer to one living God but with different names (Thanks to Babel) ]
There are gods and god kings from many once great civilizations who claim to be the one true god such as Pharo, but are not they are dead and gone, however, these beings play a big part in ancient history. Personally, I believe the Bible to be the greatest history book ever written which has been validated with regard to names, places, time and events by numerous civilizations libraries, artifacts and subsequent scientific investigations.
One final comment before we get into Ancient History. People will believe what they choose and no amount of argument or discussion will change that. Consequently, I am delivering what has validated facts with no pretense to try to influence your choices about what you read, think and choose to believe.
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Ancient History – Part 1
We will never cease from our exploring,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
If you are a fan of the Big Bang theory, and I don’t mean the American sitcom, then the photo above will hold no surprises. It is a “Black Hole” pouring out matter which will scatter outward until its energy is depleted sufficiently for it to hold its place in space and by its mass draw smaller bodies into its gravitational sphere.
Although I do enjoy the TV show, I am not a big fan of the Big Bang theory. It smacks of desperation to find a simple explanation, which doesn’t require much thought and doesn’t require much in the way of plausibility. However, for me it raises more questions than answers and, of course, makes validation a near impossibility. With the recent launch of NASA’s new toy – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)- many new possibilities are open for discussion, evaluation, and pure wonder.
‘The Pillars of Creation’ photographed by the James Webb Space Telescope using IR filter.
Alright then, here we are with a “Big bang” or a slowly growing creation going back 41 billion years with a multitude of potential starting points. Is that it? Not quite, let’s add in Quantum mechanics. Multi-Universes become easier to understand at the Quantum level (the atomic and subatomic levels) miniature copies of ‘Classical Physics’, present but unbound. We will talk about Quantum Mechanics in more detail later, but first I want to convey two states which are essential to the existence and continued existence as a fundamental aspect of the Universe.
“When exciting crystals such as silicon by an intense elliptically or circularly polarized light pulse (red), circularly polarized higher harmonics (green & blue) can be generated. Credit: Nicolas Tancogne-Dejean + Joerg M. Harms, MPSD
Scientists at the MPSD and CFEL have demonstrated the possibility of using a new knob to control and optimize the generation of high-order harmonics in bulk materials, one of the most important physical processes for generating high-energy photons and for the ultrafast manipulation of information.
The generation of high-order harmonics in gases is nowadays routinely used in many different areas of sciences, ranging from physics, to chemistry and biology. This strong-field phenomenon consists in converting many low-energy photons coming from a very strong laser, to fewer photons with a higher energy. Despite the growing interest in this phenomenon in solids, the mechanism behind the conversion of light is still under debate for solid materials.
Scientists from the MPSD (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter) and CFEL (Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science) in Hamburg used state-of-the-art theoretical simulation tools to advance the fundamental understanding of this phenomenon in solids. Their work is published in ‘Nature Communications’.
When atoms and molecules interact with strong laser pulses, they emit high-order harmonics of the fundamental driving laser field. The high-harmonic generation (HHG) in gases is regularly used nowadays to produce isolated attosecond pulses and coherent radiation ranging from visible to soft x-rays. Because of a higher electronic density, solids are one promising route towards compact, brighter HHG sources. However, their use is currently hampered by the lack of a microscopic understanding of the mechanism leading to HHG from solids.
Researchers at the MPSD and CFEL have now shown that by using elliptically polarized driving light, it is possible to unravel the complex interplay between the two mechanisms responsible for HHG in solids. By means of extensive first-principles simulations, they have shown how these two mechanisms are strongly and differently affected by the ellipticity of the driving laser field.
The complex interplay between these effects can be used to tune and improve harmonic emissions in solids. In particular, they have shown that the maximal obtained photon energy can be increased by as much as 30% using a finite ellipticity of the driving laser field.
They also demonstrated the possibility of generating circularly polarized harmonics with alternating helicity from a single circularly polarized driving field, thus opening a new avenue for a better understanding and control of HHG in solids based on ellipticity, with intriguing new opportunities in the spectroscopy of magnetic materials. Their work shows that ellipticity provides an additional knob to experimentally control high-order harmonic generation in solids”.
Copyright – Max Planck Institute for the structure and dynamics of matter 2017
Just from these two brief paragraphs on an extremely complex subject, you will hopefully gather that harmonics are able to affect and be measured in all four known mediums. Solids (objects), liquids, gases and plasma. The only substance which can exist (to my knowledge) in all four states is water: In its solid state it is ice, liquid it is water, gas it is steam and plasma where it becomes super-heated pressurised steam and is able to cut through solid metal or concrete. It does not change its constitution, but does change its amplitude, pitch and tone, and can easily move back and forth through all its natural states without changing its basic constitution. Each state has its own specific harmonic relative to the medium it operates in and this is the wonder of sound. Everything sings its own song with its own natural harmonic.
Early scientist believed that deep space was an empty vacuum with no medium for sound or harmonic progression, and yet radio waves, X- Rays etc; are able to travel for trillions of miles through the void, strike an object and bounce right back at the source. What does change in deep space, due to the lack of gravity, and distance travelled; is time. The speed of light is a constant whereas the speed of sound varies with gravitational attraction and the medium it is travelling in. So, where and how does this fit with our subject.
Whereas sound can be reflected, diffusing and losing its intensity over distance and time, light doesn’t. However, light can be bent around solid objects by their gravitational force and harmonic stability. Black holes, or dark matter, absorb everything that gets close enough to be sucked in including light.
Energy makes everything work, so together with harmonics and vibration, the world goes round.
Having established one constant in this amazing universe, let’s look for any others – just so we know we aren’t using smoking mirrors.
Firstly let’s look at the two main options for the creation of the universe as we know it.
The Big Bang
If you have read any of my previous blogs on this subject you will be aware that I have very little faith in “the Big bang” as it is generally proposed. Simply by changing the singular to plural would change the proposal of an explosive event from unlikely to plausible.
One big bang – this would need to be an extremely high velocity, large caliber source to fill a void the size of the universe and without additional mass would only produce a fraction of the universe we see today. Additionally, it would be uni-directional making the universe cone-shaped rather than the disc with a central bulge we see in most galaxies. It wouldn’t take a giant leap into thinking that each galaxy was in fact due to its own “big bang”.
The hole in the middle of the doughnut is where all the fuel has been consumed and cannot be replenished as the blast radius increases steadily outward eating everything that may get in its way leaving an empty dark hole at the center of the Universe.
Below are examples of existing galaxies attracting lonely stars and rejecting others that don’t quite fit the plan.
Any explosion requires fuel in order to burn and expand, generally hydrogen and oxygen. If, before the ‘big bang’ space was an empty void there would be no fuel, hence no explosion; no explosion, no bang – big or small.
Having been the victim of an IED (improvised explosive device) during my posting to Aden to cover the British withdrawal from the city port: the subject of explosive effects was of particular interest to me and I was pleased to be able to contribute in a very small way to a study by Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian De-mining (GICHD) follow the link below, or at characterisationexplosiveweapons.org: if you are interested in the final report from GICHD which has taken many years to compile.
Let’s move on.
I am pretty biased toward this explanation of the creation of the Univers and all that lies, lives or exists in it. I make no apologies for the leaning towards a benevolent, caring god, so if you are anti-religion I am sorry. Please move on if you must, but you will be missing a huge chunk of verifiable information and the possibility of an additional explanation for creation which got me thrown out of the Anglican Church!
The earth has been around for over, hmmm, since before my grandma was born! – 13.8 billion years ago.
Ok so let’s get serious about the so called “Pre-history” of earth.
Pre-history – 41 billion years ago up until year zero.
This is probably the most difficult thing I have ever had to write. It easily overshadows the 435 page report I had to present to US Congress on American Military involvement in and over Vietnam.
I think it was Mark Twain who said, “God created war so that the Americans had to learn geography”
Neither Neanderthal or Homio Sapiens exist yet.
They are all genetically Homo Habilis.
Next came Homo Erectus, taller, fitter, hunter-gathers.
What we are really interested in here is the Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens (modern man); plus, here comes the surprise -aliens.
It is a well-known fact that Neanderthal and modern humans co-existed on the earth for several thousand years, what is not clear is whether they were an intentional part of creation, or brought here by aliens for breeding purposes, whatever the reason modern man now has Neanderthal DNA. However, pure Neanderthal are now extinct, along with other ‘short term’ species such as Nephilim, giants as described in the bible whose skeletal remains are now being unearthed all over the world.
In 2008 Richard E. Green et al. from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, published the full sequence of Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and suggested: “Neanderthals had a long-term effective population size smaller than that of modern humans.” In the same publication, it was disclosed by Svante Pääbo that in the previous work at the Max Planck Institute, “Contamination was indeed an issue,” and they eventually realised that 11% of their sample was modern human DNA. Since then, more of the preparation work has been done in clean areas and 4-base pair ‘tags’ have been added to the DNA as soon as it was extracted so the Neanderthal DNA could be identified.
It is suggested that 20 percent of Neanderthal DNA survives in modern humans, notably expressed in the skin, hair and diseases of modern people. Modern human genes involved in making keratin—the protein found in skin, hair, and nails—have especially high levels of Neanderthal DNA. For example, around 66% of East Asians contain the Neanderthal skin gene, while 70% of Europeans possess the Neanderthal gene which affects skin colour. POU2F3 is found in around 66 percent of East Asians, while the Neanderthal version of BNC2, which affects skin color, among other traits, is found in 70 percent of Europeans. Current world population stands at 8.7 billion, therefore these are not inconsequential figures. Apologies if this is becoming a bit too science-orientated.
Source – Wikipedia
There is a multitude of resources available to the writer since the IT (or AI) guys made computing, more affordable and less cumbersome. User friendly tablets and Smart phones with more power than the man had on his flimsy space ship to fly them to the moon. The first step towards man’s deep desire to travel through space.
Now we are trespassing on ‘History – Future’s’ territory, so back to ancient history, the archeologist’s and anthropologist’s domain. (With a soupcon of genetics!)
Homo Erectus – 1.8 million years ago.
There is very strong evidence that neither Neanderthal, nor Homo Sapien were part of the natural evolution on earth, but were both introduced into the environment from an outside source. This is not to say that evolution played no part in their development to suit the conditions they were introduced to.
Note: Before you simply brush this off as a sick joke or a simple hoax, similar skeletons have been found all across Europe, Asia and the Americas, many buried in helm and body armour with metal weapons. In fact, Abraham Lincoln in his inaugural speech mentioned the fact that another giant skeleton “tall man” had just been discovered in Washington. Lincoln himself was 6 feet 4 inches tall, but less than half the size of any of the giants found! And before you write the Nephilim off as ‘a long time ago’ have a think about the Yeti in the snow-topped mountains and their cousins Big Foot in the US wilderness, Sasquatch and the Anannuki.
Giants appear in the Bible in many of the Old Testament Books; Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isiaha and Chronicles just to name a few. They are also well documented in Egyptians, Sumerian and Mesopotamian texts, tablets and in The Book of Enoch, as well as the Epic of Gilgamesh who was himself 17 feet tall. All of these giants were collectively known as the Nephilim – “Fallen angels”, or “The Watchers”. These documents and artifacts date back to around 8,000 BC, and all reference ‘The great flood’ or deluge c5,000 BC sent to cleans the world of sin and its sinners. However, these books, hieroglyphics and artifacts, now mainly in private collections (including the Vatican vaults) take us much further back in time when Homo Erectus was coming into his own, about 450,000 BC.
It is recorded that aliens from the planet Nibiru, the Anunnaki, came to earth to mine gold which was necessary to keep their dying planet alive. These stories are not localised, but are repeated from Central and South America, North America, across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Indo Asia, India, China and Australasia.
Please note: I am not affiliated with any other organisation, institute or scientific group. I do all my own research which I check for validation or verification by recognised bodies such as NASA, Museums, Libraries and other sources. Due to the age of some of the data, it is not always possible to confirm certain speculation or conclusions especially as most of the important data is held in private collections including the Catholic Church in the Vatican vaults and is not easily (or willingly) made available to individuals. Consequently, any expressions, conclusions or outrageous opinions are mine and mine alone.
Graham Hitch – Luceo elucido proprietor.
Before we get too far down this fascinating, but debatable subject, let’s just take a look at ancient man and his self achievements. When God created man, He made them male and female and told them to go forth and fill the earth. This is a very important fact. Let’s be honest, if He hadn’t there wouldn’t be anybody here to read this!
Each star is a sister site of almost the same design as the first at Gobekli Tepe. Its purpose is still at the centre of vociferous debate between archaeologists, specifically due to it having a temple – to worship who or what is still unknown.
If I were writing a book, this would be the beginning.
From approximately 12,000 years ago the natural process of human development changed when a dark shadow passed from Heaven to Earth. It is here, at Gobekli Tepe, where I plant my post as the marker of the new beginning of man versus the immortals. This first city is within the region known as the centre of the world, in the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
From the early days of life on earth man (whatever his label) has taken care of his family. Individually at first, then in small groups of two or three families which made hunting and gathering easier, then to larger groups who would provide security and backup in case of illness or injury, until there were sufficient to construct a settlement with ditches and pailing walls for protection and to deter neighbours from raiding the settlement of its child bearing women and female children. In only a few relatively short years, settlements became villages, then small towns and by 10,000 BCE the first of the Gobekli cities grew up all around the world. From Australia to the Philippines, Japan and China, India, the Middle East, Euro-India, North Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, Arctica, Canada, North America, Mexico and the Central Americas; the curved land mass created by Continental drift. So, to recap, we are only talking about humanoid development up until 10,000 BCE. There were no Neanderthal, no Homo Sapien, no Nephilim nor aliens. But then came the war. Not on earth, but in Heaven. Satan gathered a following and rebelled against God*. He was defeated and along with his following was cast out of heaven, including the Nephilim “Fallen Angeles”, warriors who, because of their low intellect God graciously sent them to earth to protect His people and the creation.
- “Book of Revelation”. Sumerian “Epic of Creation” and other earlier scriptures and poems.
When God created the heavens and the earth, He created people, male and female, and gave them free will to develop at their own pace. The first of their many difficulties came with the Nephilim who he sent to watch over them from afar, however, the Nephilim had never seen the female form and took them as wives, concubines or just friends with benefits, or, of course, simply by force. The prodigy of these relationships became the “hero’s of old”, part god and part human and made up a large part of the Greek dynasty which we will come back to in their time. (Genesis Chapter 4).
Before we move forward to examine the detail which makes Gobekli such a fascinating and intriguing subject, let’s look at what first peaked my interest.
Geometry has 3 basic shapes which all other designs are based on. These are; square, triangle and circle. The first two are simple because they have a clearly defined measurable structure. The third however, can only be defined and designed if you have the secret code which we label pi (Pi) which is an incomplete number. When people ask me what my “pin” is, I tell them it’s the last four digits of pi. So, just to emphasize, if you don’t have, or know the secret code, you cannot make a circle. (Well you can using triangulation, but that would be even more difficult for a primitive race).
As we move forward in time, the formation of a circle appears to become easier, see a few examples below:-
By the time we reach the builders of Stonehenge c4000 years after Gobekli the megalithic builders have almost perfected the circle and now own one secret of the Universe:-
What can you say? Stoneage men with thick black tangled hair who use sticks, with crude flint arrow or spearheads and suitably smooth bashing rocks to go out and get a mammoth for dinner, can now build a near-perfect stone circle.
Hmmm, perhaps they had a bit of help, but who from and why?
This particular site is it. That is all there is. It is not a complete city and has no temple or museum adding a further element of mystery to the whole construction reason and purpose.
Note: There are only 3 vowels which directly limits, or at least slows, deciphering clay tablets and steles.
The earliest records deciphered to date talk about a spaceship landing in Sumaria on a survey mission in 445,000 BC. It stayed for a couple of days and then disappeared into the clouds and wasn’t seen again. They did however announce that they were the Annuki.
It’s a bit hard to follow that, but that’s what the experts made of the crude writings.
OK, not much more to say about this massive leap in lifestyle for the early Stoneage people from cave-dwelling hunter-gatherers to big city life and the early bronze age.
What we need to know is why this happened, who initiated it and what was the purpose behind such a great leap forward.
It is fairly obvious from the photos along side that Council Town Planners played no part, not even running water and sanitary facilities. Concequently I think that it is safe to assume that whoever was behind this didn’t do it out of the kindness of their heart and had no interest whatsoever in the people’s welfare. So, who and why?
My opinion is that it was the Annunaki and the need for gold to keep their dying planet alive. We will discuss this in more depth next.
The Who, What and Why – In my personal opinion.
The Who is relatively easy provided you are willing to have an open mind and wait until you have all the facts before you spit it out and forget about the bad dreams and speculation that “they are coming back”.
The What is speculation on my part, based on my experience in engineering, science and people growing.
The Why is simply because the “who” couldn’t do it alone due to lack of sufficient resources and growth potential for the future of their race.
So, who built Gobekli Tepe and its seven sister sites? They were all built by Homo Erectus under the guidance of Annunaki engineers, kind of appreticeships in stonemasonary, with the intention of constructing circular lintels, arches and tunnels into deep mines. Plus retaining walls for deep mine shafts as can be seen in all the excavations.
Here we can see the obvious advantage of circular lintels to hold up the roof and anything above, over a flat lintel, most importantly the width, or span, between supporting columns. This sample is nowhere near the age of Gobekli Tepe and is much more attractive to the eye. However, if all you want is good safe roof support while you dig out whatever it is that you are mining. In our scenario, the Annunaki are mining gold in an effort to delay the demise of their home world, Niburu.
If you go back to the pictures of Gobekli Tepe and its megalithic support columns, you can’t help but notice that they all have a frieze around the top which look like baskets, or handbags. Much later images of the deity, subject of the temple function, are seen carrying these handbags. These images are found all across the world from Peru in a semi-circle ending in New Zealand, roughly following the Tropic of Cancer.
Now I doubt that they were here on a visitor’s visa!
Nowhere is it clear whether the Annunaki gods were changelings or just dressing up for the effect on primitive minds.
This is Ishtar, god Queen of the Annunaki. She mated with Anu and gave birth to the two key earth gods Enki and Enlil who were earth born, not of Niburu. At some point something happened and she became Lilith, or Tiamat the Demon Queen and mistress of Chaos. Her altered state was a seawater dragon which may account for her unusual feet. She tried to seduce Gilgamesh, but he spurned her and she sent the “heavenly bull” to kill him, but he defeated the raging animal and tore it into two. At this point Marduk, the King of Niburu, fought with and killed her.
The main problem with forward planning for the Annunaki, and people in general, was the lack of females. Many of the pregnant women died in childbirth and this caused great concern until Anu heard the bible story of Adam and Eve and how God created the female by taking a rib from man and forming the woman from it. He immediately began a programme of genetic engineering back on his homeworld to manufacture child bearing females. Anu’s next problem came with the emnity between men as disclosed by God in the story of Cain and Able. As soon as we had the knowledge of good and evil, brother turned against brother and the world was broken.
From the very beginning, God gave us the freedom so many crave, But we couldn’t handle it because it means taking responsibility. Eve pointed the finger at the snake, Adam pointed the finger at his wife. No wonder Christ wept.
By this time, the Annunaki had colonised Mars and set up a weigh station on the moon as well as setting up cities and regional centres ranging from mesoamerica, up and across the arctic into Europe, the middle east, North Africa, the Hindus valley of India, China, Malaysia, and Oceana a huge unertaking for an advanced but small contingent. Humans were dying in their thousands, the men from the grueling work in the mines and the women from the constant pressure of producing children every year.
A few months ago I read an article from NASA which “mentioned” that the last moon landing had discovered a hoard of gold ingots and coins, a few of which they brought back to earth. The brief article was taken off line within hours and mouths have been tightly closed since then.
Pressure was mounting aginst Anu, Enlil and Enki as war broke out between the main mine operators and the cities they had built to sustain operations. The Annunaki were well armed and each of their ships (space ships) carried 6 nuclear warheads. Enki favoured the obliteration path, including all the humans.
In 1892 the ruins of Sumerian/Annunaki Cites, Libraries and Temples began to appear from beneath the sand where they had lain undisturbed for thousands of years.
By 5000 BCE God had had enough and summond the Annunaki gods to a meeting in Heaven.
God told Anu that He intended sending a great flood which would clean and purify the earth for a new beginning and He had instructed Noah to build an ark for those whom He chose to save. The Annunaki were not invited.
Don’t worry we will be coming back to Mesopotamia later, and, according to Enki, so will he.
Now we are heading East to the island of Java in Indonesia.
This is a man-made structure at the top of Mount Padang on the island of Java in Indonesia and is another mystery well worth looking into. The basalt columns you see scattered around the site are not man-made, they are natural features up to about 2 meters long, what is interesting is that they were carried up from the valley 300 meters below! A full excavation is yet to be done, it is being held up by the Indonesian Government without a plausible explanation. From what little archeological work done since its rediscovery in 1959, chippings from the basalt columns are believed to be as old as 5,000 years.
This discovery prompted a resurgence in the interest of the site and the Government allowed further investigation, but far short of what was required. Several small diameter bore holes were drilled to a depth of 50 meters which made experts and locals alike sit up and take notice.
The first surprise was that the bores showed that it was in fact 7 l;ayers of man-made mounds, stepped like a pyramid, or ziggurat, then there were 5 terraces each one stepping higher and higher until you reach the top of this remarkable structure which covers 3,000 sq m, 95 meters deep, 15 metres down to the next level and so on. Each level had the same basalt columns which appeared to be randomly scattered. They may have been fixed in position at the beginning and subsequently disturbed by earthquakes, or floods. Each level has chambers and passageways arranged with purpose (design).
The bore samples were sent for analysis. The bottom layer, sitting on bedrock, carbon tested to 28,000 years! making it mid-ice-age and the oldest “man” made structure ever found.
Needless to say this brought howls of horror from the “real archeologists” as it would put the construction of the site right in the middle of the last ice-age which ended 20,000 BP (Before Present time). In 2014 the Government permitted another survey to be done by one of the worlds largest and best megalithic researchers. They brought in Ground Penetrating Radar, Thermography and modern purpose built bore hole and sampling machines.
In 2017, the Indonesian Government ceased any further archiological digging at the site which was a pity as it was just starting to get really interesting. The locals were not happy as it took away a profitable income from the hords of scientists and labourers, but with true entreprenurial spirit they talked to the Tourism industry and set up a new(ish) staircase of 390 steps and the rich tourists came in their droves. In the meantime, the “backoffice” continued their work on what they had gained from professional bores, Ground Penetrating Radar and Thermography.
Seven layers below ground level and five terraces above ground, the site measures 300m long, 60m wide and 95m deep. About 170,000 cubic meters of excavation from the bottom layer to the top terrace. Quite a project even without the fact that they were 1,000 years into the last ice age!
Numerologists would have a field days with these figures; 300x60x95; these are “golden numbers” : – 3 6 9 which are representative of the holy triangle. Whether you go for that sort of thing doesn’t really matter, except, they stirred something at the back of my mind. After much memory wrestling I realised that those numbers were exactly the same as the measurements given to Noah for the size of the Ark!
Inspite of the reluctance of the Indonesian authority’ to stop all work on the site, the Consultants have continued working on the data they had already obtained, and with the help of locals, have come up with some very interesting facts and fabulous photographs.
This photograph inspired some quite clever speculation on what the original building might have looked like.
From the LIDAR images (centre) you can clearly see that there is a well shaft going deep beyond the depth of the site, which is strange as a water course runs close to the site. When they used a thermal imagining camera down the angled well, this is what they saw:-
As the caption says, it is a rolling stone which continues to roll around the bottom of the well even though the well is empty! The next surprise was not quite so spooky. In the quiet of the night, the basalt columns hum at a very high frequency. Although they are the same frequency, they hum to a slightly different harmonic depending on their length; 0.5m, 1m, 1.5m and 2m. The locals have always known this and often climb the mountain at night to listen, they claim that the frequency eases tension and pain.
However, the biggest surprise came when one of the Consultants visited the site and took the photograph below from the helicopter:
Is this really a pyramid, not an extinct volcano as first thought? If so, it is the oldest pyramid in the world and the 28,000 BCE carbon dating could very well be right. It could also be even older.
Most people when confronted by this type of structure assume that it is a temple, but in this case it is not.
Firstly it is on the wrong alignment, almost all places of worship lie on an east-to-west line to welcome the rising sun and gain as much from it as it duly sets in the west. Gunung Padang is almost on a North to South alignment. When I drew it out I found that it was 14 deg West of true North, and at the latitude, it occupies a position pointing due North, 14 deg away from the magnetic North pole. Why I do not know. It does, however, raise the question of the “well” with it’s rolling stone. The shaft is not vertical, it leans towards the north! I have not been able to solicit a satisfactory dimension or explanation. Java lies just below the Equator and is on a very active volcanic subduction zone between the Pacific and Indian Plates. The thing that niggles in the back of my mind is the presence of Magnetite (an iron ore mineral) which, along with many other things, is linked to the earth’s magnetic poles and compasses. Naturally, magnetized pieces of magnetite called “lodestone” attract small pieces of iron, which is how ancient peoples first discovered the property of magnetism and would be a big stride from stone age to iron age.
So, if it is not a temple, or an early Holiday Inn, what is it and what was its purpose?
When in doubt, dig deeper. Recalling a Discovery Channel documentary some 30 years earlier gave me a good starting point. It described a sub-sea structure called ‘Yanaguri’ southwest of Japan found by a Japanese fisherman looking for new fishing grounds. When he got back to his home port he talked to two friends who were professional divers and offered to take them out to have a look. What they found was nothing short of spectacular:
The site was severely damaged with huge stone blocks, some of which were on the small island and the rest stretching 5 km out to sea. The authorities took some persuading to accept the submerged bundle of massive stones as the remnants of an ancient culture. Only when artifacts were brought ashore by the divers did the government act and it is now a World Heritage site.
Since finding that devastated city, two more have been found in deeper water, but still following a South-West line which if there are more, they lead toward Gunung Padang. They were once upon a time cliff top structures, which leads me to believe that they were garrison forts, built to deter sea-borne invaders.
Civilizations come and they go, usually due to some cataclismic event, war, internal strife or political insurrection.
The last word on Gunung Padang and the subsea lookalike constructions is that there are no markings that would help identify the builders. No symbols, no graphics, no pottery, no statues; nothing. So who built them and why?, and, is the picture above really a “Star gate”?
Other sub-sea cities
The Dark Lady. Believed to be Cleopatra in the sunken Port of Alexandria, built by Alexander the Great and destroyed by the Minoan earthquake and subsequent tsunami along with Heracleion.
From here we are going to look at pyramids in more detail.