Ok the osirian is very interesting, but,
if its a temple to osiris, and osiris is the god of the underworld, might not his temple complex be built underground.
I dont have enough real info available about that one form me to form an opinion on, yet.
But the scientific evidence clearly dates the constructions on the giza platuea.
And its the little things that count like the tablets clearly describing paying workers for thier work on the great pyramid.
And the ample samples of organic matter that have been uncovered in all sorts of contexts. Like wheat and millet found under stones and shards of
cloth the ample cemetaries of the dead workers that abound on the giza.
All these thing have been concretely dated and you put that together with the what the egyptians themselves wrote down, its pretty clear about the
Sort of ,,
I'll get into my thoughts about that later.
Tiahunaco is not nearly old enough, it wasnt settled till 500bc and didnt reach its zenith until much later.
But then there is Baalbek in lebanon
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Where there are some stones that weight as much as 750 tons and 2 more at 1150 and 1200 tons.
One of these huge stones was moved over a mile across a hill to the site where it is.
When the hittites conquered the area they found ruins of a temple at the site and built on top of it, 1500bc ish.
there are a couple of other sites in lebanon with such megalithic stones.
And I remember reading in an archealogical newsletter last year that an archeaologist working on Temple Mount had found megalithic blocks at the
lowest level. I think they were doing a bore scope survey and found the blocks, its kind of a shame because we will never know for sure, thats one
place you cant go digging up.
There are a couple of sites in turkey where similar styles of megalithic construction have been found.
Then there are a few enigmatic sites in south east asia, I'll try to dig those names up, other than yanouguni.
Ok you throw down so im throwin down
In your last thread I think we agreed that a comet impact set in motion a chain of events that lead to a great deluge and flood.
At one time I strongly believed in a long lost pre civilzation, but my view has changed some what.
I think that at some point the med. will reveal some startling evidence.
Lets go back to the comet impact period, now at this point we know man is, for the most part, still a hunter/gatherer, in the wilds.
And we know that as far back as 12000 years ago iberians were building boats and hunting the coastal margins, and I think all the way to north
america and were the foundation of the people called the clovis.
Asiatic peoples were also skilled sailors by then because they had made it as far as extreme south america.
Any hoo, we know that sea levels were much lower than today, but I dont think that they were as low as some people think in the near past, 600 feet
Now if you look at the sea floor profile of the straits of gibralter there is a very deep cleft in the bottom.
The water on either side of the cleft isnt so very deep a couple hundred feet, and this feature is like a huge gouge in the bottom 1200 feet deep or
And like I said the water on either side isnt very deep 200 feet ish, well within what i believe to be an acceptable change in sea level since the
end of the last ice age.
Ok now lets assume the water is 400 feet lower than today, and ,maybe even 600, and remove the giant cleft, you now have an ithsmus separating europe
And a potentially dry med. basin, a basin much like californias death valley, they were /are formed in the same manner, exept the med would have very
lush and mild climate and the end of the last ice age.
The rivers of africa and the runn off from europe would nourish a paradise within it basin. The waters would flow into a very salty lake and
evaporate at the bottom where it would be like death valley, hot and with great salt flats.
I probably painted a somewhat idillic picture but this environment would have given maknind a plentiful area to start it way down civilization's
There is some intruging evidence that this was a realtiy at some point.
A palentologist digging on one of the small mediterrain islands off of italy, found the remains of a unique species of elephant.
Two things at no time within the dated period of the elephant was there any way for an elephant to have gotten to this island from africa, unless it
There were also fossilized primates, much older than the elephants by several million years, primates that were already upright, 6 mya?.
The point being that this "island" which is surrounded by water thousands of feet deep had african animals on it for a long period of time.
At one point the med was dry
So, the great north american comet impact happens and establishes the foundation for a whole host flood myths, the native american ones being OH SO
The ensuing initial flood blasts down into the gulf of mexico, the atlantic and pacific oceans. This catastrophy did wipe out many societies, maybe a
couple of reasonably advanced ones, along the coasts of the world.
But more importantly the water washed up and over the ithsmus of gibralter and flowed down the back side into the med basin, through one of the river
or stream channels.
At first it was but a stream, with all of the other chaos in the weather immediatlely following the impact, I doubt anyone noticed .
When they did notice they praised the gods for delivering a new river, OF SALT WATER
HMM the gods have need for salt in great salt desert into which this new river flowed.
So they made some sacrifices, built a temple or two here and there and went on about their business, as the newest ocean slowly filled below them.
to be continued
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