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Trilithon of Tonga and ruins of an ancient lost continent

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posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 01:24 AM
Trilithon of Tonga, ruins of an ancient lost continent.

All around the world we find large, seemingly impossible feats of ancient engineering in the form of megalithic constructions. From ancient Egypt and its great pyramids, England and its Stonehenge to the amazing complexities of Machu Picchu located in Peru, South America.
The history books mention these civilizations, developing spontaneously at different time periods and with very different cultures, yet die hard fans of the older Atlantis myth would today shake their heads and I am going to have to agree with them.
Now I am not telling you that I have found the mythical Atlantis, nor do I tell you that Atlantis is even real. We (the internet and text books) really have no evidence of this at all with modern geological theories ruling this out. However it is becoming more and more apparent to me that there are some remarkable similarities between the megalithic constructions of the world and also distinct similarities in cultures too. And that an Advanced ancient race of humans may have walked, sailed and even flew around the world a very long time ago because of the similarities that exist between these remarkable sites around the world.
Now you do not have to believe me yet and it is not the scope of my article to tell you all about why and how much evidence I currently have that there was indeed an ancient civilization that shared trade and culture long before the Spanish crossed the Atlantic into the New World and long before the Polynesians supposedly even moved into what we call Polynesia. So for the sake of this, just keep the possibility in the back of your mind and look at these structures with an open mind.
I am only going to use one of the many Pacific Islands to give examples of structures that you probably do not know about… and in time I will show you all an ever growing list of how many are actually found all around the regions we consider Oceania.
Tonga, a tropical paradise found in the South Pacific in the region known as Polynesia is supposedly inhabited by the Polynesian people or the Lapita people (who may be the Polynesian ancestors) roughly 3500 years ago. It is one of the earlier Polynesian islands to be settled according to the distribution models proposed by archaeologists.
However putting all this aside, we find some remarkable stonework on Tonga, one known as Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (the Trilithon of Tonga) and another platform structure known as Lapaha Langi
So did the ancient Polynesians really build these structures? Or did they arrive on the Island with the mysterious structures standing just as they are today? And if the latter is the case, who did build it?

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 01:28 AM
Ha’amonga a Maui

Looking at the structure above the first thing that comes to mind is that it is some sort of Stonehenge like structure, however this trilithon stands alone and is not arranged in the same form. It is 5.2m high and about 5.6m across and weighing approximately 80tons all up and made out of three large coral lime stone blocks. The lintel piece (top) has been recessed into the two standing stones with remarkable precision.
Now there is no joking about this, but Tongan guys, are big guys. However, no matter how large they are I find it hard to believe any of them could lift a 10 ton block up to a height of 5m and place it into the recessed notches pre-cut in the two larger standing stones so lets take a look to see what kind of process would be involved in constructing this.
1. Gather materials (quarry) and move them to the site.
2. Erect the standing stones
3. Lift the lintel into place.
So to gather the materials is the first challenge, today this would be considered easy but easy is only a relative term. First we would cut the blocks out of the quarry site with a diamond tipped saw and then use a crane to lift them out, place them on a vehicle for transport and again lift and place with a crane. It would be a costly and time consuming process even today and thus we do not replicate these structures.
However, firstly let us consider the difficulty in cutting the blocks into shape. The early Polynesian people were a stone age people when James Cook discovered them back in the 1700’s. Stone age implies that they have no metal technology, no steel, no bronze just stone, bone and wooden tools. Now coral is a relatively soft stone, so indeed it can be worked and carved with harder stone tools, but to hand carve these blocks out of the quarry site with hammer stones is an impressive feat alone and would have taken months if not over a year, to quarry even one block by this method. So the quarrying of these blocks was alone and impressive feat.
Then we have to move the blocks to the site. Now because the Island itself is made of the same material and we assume the quarry was actually close to the site (it hasn’t been identified) but we know it was not directly at the site, so some level of heavy movement was required. This is a challenging feat for a stone age civilization without the wheel or pullies and with only the most crude of ropes. Various sources make claim that this was done with wooden stilts and earthworks (changing the gradients of the ground) but even so this is an impressive and time consuming process and no evidence of the earth working has been found.
Then we need to prepare the ground, give it some stability otherwise the structure will sink into the ground under its immense weight. We do not know any of this as no excavations of the site have been allowed to take place. But since we know it has been standing for many centuries (if not millennia) we can only assume they did a good job and that it is probably attached to the bedrock below and is very stable as Tonga is very prone to natural disasters and the structure still stands.
This level of engineering would only assume the builders knew what they were doing and some level of trial and error would have taken place before hand to learn these processes. However this in not at all the case.
We then need to stand the two largest stones (30 and 40 tons) upright, again though, without cranes or pully systems this is an impressive feat too, I can only suppose if they could move the quarried blocks they could stand them up.
And finally place the lintel which weighs approximately 10 tons into the recesses cut into two standing stones. So it is not just getting thrown up on top, but in fact, precisely placed.
Ask anyone on the Island about the history and how the construction took place and you would likely get told that Maui, the demigod and giant built this in a very remote time long before them and their families and no one really knows how the sacred site got there as no mortal man could move these stones.
However, this tale doesn’t play well with archaeologists who view the structure with wonder and need a ‘real’ explanation for it. So according to our current understanding the monument would have been built around 1200AD by a great king.
The problem is, there is no written history recorded from these times, no pictures and we cannot date the structure itself so all we have to date this is oral history.
Now this again is a problem, when the oral history of the locals claim Maui built it, but an un-named royal orator seemed to be the only person who knew the real history and told scientists everything we know now. Of course there would be no reason for most to assume that the structure was not indeed built by a powerful king 800 years ago with stone tools and heavy labour. Unless maybe a new theory arrived that made more sense.
But what if the experts are wrong in trusting one orators oral recounts, in fact, how can we be sure this orator even existed? He seems to be nameless, the whole story could be made up in the minds of the archaeologists.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 01:28 AM
Lapaha Langi.

Another amazing megalithic structure found on the Islands of Tonga is the Langi, or burial ground of the kings. Interesting looking at this picture you can see the step stone pyramid like construction that has taken place. Very little research is available on this site, we know it is made of large coral limestone blocks which were according to oral history brought to Mu’a via boat from distant Tongan Islands. That’s right, they quarried these blocks on another Island and took these multiple ton blocks by boat across the ocean to build this ancient site.
We know very little about the Langi site and no archaeological excavation would be allowed as it is indeed a known burial ground. So more than likely we will never know the full details of the engineering involved in this sacred site and what could be found below or hidden in the stonework. However the same oral history that explains the Trilithon of Tonga is attributed to Langi and thus dated to roughly the same time.
Isn’t it strange that it appears to be the bottom few tiers of a step pyramid just like you would find in the South and Central Americas, but on a Pacific Island many miles away, across the vast Pacific ocean?
So could there be a different explanation for this?
Yes, more than likely (IMO) there is. That indeed there was a civilisation that existed before the “great flood” known more scientifically as the end of the last ice age and these people were significantly more advanced than we give them credit for.
Though it being difficult, I am not saying it is impossible that the Ancient Tongan people couldn’t have made this with just a lot of hard work and a lot of time, but like all megalithic constructions around the world contrasting the similarities between their styles, orientation, principles of engineering and tooling/shaping of stone blocks it makes you wonder how and why they all decided to do things so remarkably similar.
So if it wasn’t the Polynesians or their immediate ancestors, who then did build these structures? Well until serious investigation into this very remote megalithic culture is underway or entirely ruled out, we will never really know much more.
I will let anyone interested in this topic to look into these mysteries themselves and over time I will share with you more and more fun facts of Oceania megalith and ancient puzzles.
Next up, whenever I can be bothered writing, the mysterious Micronesian fortress known as Nan Madol.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 01:30 AM
a reply to: Judgie
Thanks for an interesting post about one of my favorite topics, I want to learn more! Have you seen any of the suggestions that many significant ancient megalithic sites might have been intentionally aligned (in lines that stretch across the planet) with other similar sites?

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posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 01:31 AM
Sorry my pictures didnt appear as wanted. I pre-wrote this on microsoft word.

Trilithon of Tonga
Langi of Tonga, a simple search on google should help you find the images of these structures.

Guttered it didn't format as nicely as I wished too. But for anyone who is interested.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 02:04 AM
The heroes of old used to fight over spawn points.

That was a gate heroes would ressurect at when they played their games over the control of the Earth.

hahahahha i'm not being serious. But that would be cool.

Real life MOBAs deciding political agendas.

I imagine the game had a ball you had to get to either side of the court. I wonder where other net is.
This ball if dropped could kill someone or make loud booming sounds reprisenting war without really fighting.

This theory i am running out is entertaining. However i don't know of any evidence for it except maybe for the stories of the Gods playing *Games* against each other. Like the Aztec/Maya ball game.

Could you imagine lol.

But in real life ;P
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posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 02:15 AM
Lol funny you say that, my friend told me it was a star gate... Im not so sure about that but it is impressive. Ancient sports? Who knows. Some reckon it was a seat for a giant. It seems strange that its on a small Pacific island at first but eventually when I get around to writing up about all the sites throughout Oceania I know about itll blow people away. There is a lot of impressive stuff throughout the Pacific and most people don't even know about them or that they even exist.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 02:23 AM
a reply to: Judgie

It would be pretty crazy if it was the remnants of some ancient technology. This *Gate* could of been used for a game! it's very possible.

Looks like an Ancient Soccery goalie post.

it's High enough to play soccer with lol.

But since it's ancient advanced civilizations, It could of been used a warp point for games if this thing was used for games at all.

Imagine if they didn't really kill each other but were just temporarily removed from the game when they took *Damage*
The warp point could of been focus points to open up a warp gate well the *Players* faught over the map.

I'm just saying this because Games are something our society humanity have been doing for thousands of years, Before recorded time.

I imagine our creators share the same feelings towards games as we are spitting images of them *Personality wise*
As every culture says we were made in the image of said ( Insert your God here ______). So on and so forth.

But it could be something else. I do think it's kinda out of place tho. But then again, I look at a lot of modern *Sports Relics* Like baseball daimonds and soccer feilds with metal posts that have a connecting horizontal bar at the top just like that found randomly out in the bush along towns lol.

Sometimes i go hiking and come across this modern *relics* and just wonder why is this here, Must be a structure nearby that people could come here from. And nope. Not always. Seems people like to stick those things in the middle of nowhere.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 03:34 AM
a reply to: Judgie

Are there any ruins in Tonga that are built from basalt pillars/columns?
Do you know? Just wondering thats all.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 03:46 AM
a reply to: weirdguy

Nah it seems isolated to Pohn Pei (Nan Madol) and Kosrae, but Im quite excited about this Indonesian pyramid because the stone work there seems similar and that would push the age back of Nan Madol significantly... I imagine? I hope it does because it is rediculous to think a bunch of people living in grass huts built Nan Madol in the likes of a modern day "mega-construction" like they did in Dubai on artificial reefs... In ancient times without even metal tools. Its much more likely the sea has risen but then 1200AD seems a lil farfetched too..

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 04:33 AM
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posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 07:09 AM

originally posted by: Judgie
a reply to: weirdguy

Nah it seems isolated to Pohn Pei (Nan Madol) and Kosrae, but Im quite excited about this Indonesian pyramid because the stone work there seems similar and that would push the age back of Nan Madol significantly... I imagine? I hope it does because it is rediculous to think a bunch of people living in grass huts built Nan Madol in the likes of a modern day "mega-construction" like they did in Dubai on artificial reefs... In ancient times without even metal tools. Its much more likely the sea has risen but then 1200AD seems a lil farfetched too..

I agree with you totally.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 09:14 AM
a reply to: Judgie

Lemuria. Surprised you didn't mention that. Post a map of it.
Question answered.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 11:32 AM
I think it is possible that some of the other hominids built some of these things. They were here for millions of years before man showed up. Now in those millions of years, you would think they would have gained some intellect. They were smart enough to simplify their lives so building structures that would last many generations would be something they would want.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 04:18 PM
a reply to: Judgie

These might be interesting to you. The first shows the Sunda Peninsula prior to the sea level rise, and the second one is a detail of the Oceania Landbridge.

If you use Gunung Padang as a pivot point from which to understand the level of social development that had arisen in south East Asia at the time that the Landbridge disappeared and Sunda's land mass rapidly contracted then it is natural to assume that once connected groups would become isolated from the group and continue the same traditions (eventually, when faced with similar circumstances that warranted that behaviour).

Some are saying that when it has been fully excavated, the earliest level of activity is expected to be 22,500 years ago. More conservative estimates are 16,000, but either way, nothing from recent seasons has been formally published. Even so, it is likely to be confirmed as the oldest ritual site known so far and has qualities that align it, in style and purpose with the Sumerians and south American.

Thrilling times were in.

posted on Feb, 28 2015 @ 06:50 PM
Thanks for that, yes indeed I am interested in this. And yes, we are living in some very interesting times, we are about to go through a remarkable social revolution where a lot of things are going to be called into question.

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