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Ancient Egyptian visitors to Australia or miner's mishap?

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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 09:52 PM
While the Roman temple builders traveled the earth enslaving nomadic tribesmen into civilization, they had a lot of time to decide each regions religion. Originally they were doing Egyptian international, before they got the idea to taylor warp each religion depending on the native populations.

You cant visit any sites that openly brag about this religious conquest by athiests.. Only the curious centers of worship and sacrifice they created.

posted on Jul, 7 2018 @ 11:15 AM
a reply to: Phage

to be fair.....
"Ra took on water. The crew discovered that a key element of the Egyptian boatbuilding method had been neglected, a tether that acted like a spring to keep the stern high in the water while allowing for flexibility"
from tors wiki page.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 07:51 PM
Another coin found off the Australian coast, this time from Africa over 1000 years ago.

An uninhabited island off the coast of Arnhem Land may seem worlds apart from medieval Africa, but believe it or not, they're more connected than you'd think.

In 1944, a RAAF serviceman found several coins on a deserted beach on one of the Wessel Islands, off the Northern Territory coast, but the exact location of the discovery remained a mystery.

Now, almost eight decades later, researchers believe they've found another coin — this time on Elcho Island, which is also in the Wessel Island group.

The 1944 coins were linked to the east African city of Kilwa, off modern-day Tanzania.

If confirmed to be a Kilwa coin — estimated at between 1,100 and 1,200 years old — the new coin would be among the oldest foreign artefacts ever found in Australia.

"One of our archaeologists, he found a coin on the surface of the beach on Elcho Island … and it's the same size [as the Kilwa coins]," amateur historian Mike Owens said.

"There are a number of very well-known watering sites around the island … so these things would have been known for centuries."

Though little is known about how a piece of medieval Africa found its way onto a remote coastline off the Arafura Sea, it offers a glimpse into a bygone time.

The copper coin has now been sent to Canberra, where further testing will be able to confirm whether or not it holds a hidden history.

"It'll take at least weeks, but if the copper content is the same … then that'll be it really," Mr Owens said.

"It is very frail and very thin, but it's the right size, the right weight, the right colour and our experts think this coin is from east Africa because there's nothing else comparable.

"If it does turn out to be a coin it will be an extraordinary event and it will generate an incredible amount of work and expeditions.
"These things can be life-changing and a find like this, it will be by far the oldest ever imported thing in Australia."

'X marks the spot' for 1944 discovery

For Mike Owens and the Past Masters — a group of historians, archaeologists and researchers exploring Australia's place in more than 1,000 years of trade — the discovery has been a long time coming.

Since 2013, Mr Owens and his colleagues have been combing the Wessel Islands coast trying to unravel the mystery of the Kilwa coins.

First uncovered in 1944 by RAAF serviceman Morry Isenberg on one of the archipelago's beaches, little is known about the discovery site itself.

"[A colleague] had marked the map, so we had a treasure map … there was an X marking the spot, [but] it turned out to be the wrong spot.
"So over the last five years we've been trying to discover the blasted thing."

The Past Masters hope that if they find the same site traversed by Mr Isenberg, they will find more coins.

That will allow historians to piece together timeframes and possibilities as to how they got there in the first place.

"If you had the coins on board a ship at Kilwa … and headed into the rising sun … if you kept doing that, you would hit the Wessel Islands," Mr Owens said.

"So it's possible a German freighter took them to the old possessions in Papua New Guinea.

"Or they were washed down the dunny of a 747."

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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Oh wow! this article is fresh from the oven, thanks for the share...

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 11:31 PM
a reply to: harold223

This is sort of exciting. At first glance it looked like the article was just rehashing the 1944 discovery. But this is a brand new discovery by a real archaeologist.

I'm sure Mike Hermes recorded a lot of information about where the artifact was found, and described it in detail.
Also, because the new artifact has its patina intact, a lot more information can be gleaned about the timeline leading to its discovery. However, I'm slightly dismayed seeing Mr. Hermes holding the coin in his bare handing as he poses for this photo.

Of course, all this depends on the verification that it is a coin. This will likely be the first step. Then before anyone should get really excited, they will have to determine that the coin is ancient, and not just a copper penny dropped on the beach by a WWII soldier.

It will be interesting to monitor this story.


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