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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 02:50 AM
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I was going through Skyfloating's wonderful new thread Of Ancient Wars and Spacecraft and I just about fell over when I saw this



Now this Chinese museum souvenir looks like a Masonic symbol





I'm posting the image of the souvenir here in case some of you missed Skyfloatings thread or don't view the {Aliens and UFOs} Board. It is way too close to be a fluke. There is not much info on it. I followed the link provided in his thread Here
Your thoughts?


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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 02:55 AM
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Wow, that is amazing! S&F.

Is it masonic? Hard to say. It certainly seems quite "Egyptoid." Perhaps via trading patterns somehow some design ideas made it from Ancient Egypt to China. Its not a far-fetched possibility...old Roman roofing tiles have been found in China that made their way there indirectly over time. Rome and China were even hazily aware of each other's existence.. Given that, I don't see why Egyptian design ideas couldn't have made it over that way as well, in any number of ways.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:04 AM
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Same Source

The discovery of Sanxingdui shocked the world, but the history of the ruins remains a mystery. The bronze wares from the Sanxingdui we see today are but only small scraps of an immemorial and brilliant civilization. Where was the Sanxingdui culture from? Which clan did the residents of the ruins belong to? How did the advanced bronze manufacture techniques come into being? And how did they decline and die out? The archaeological project at the Sanxingdui ruins is ongoing. Mysterious and magnificent, the Sanxingdui civilization is a unique and dazzling page in China’s long history.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:15 AM
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Interesting thread.

I wouldn't say it's masonic, being made of bronze, and not stone. Also, the Shang dynasty was around 1600 BC, which predates King Solomon, so it was certainly not made as a masonic artifact.

Still interesting, though...



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:15 AM
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wow. i have no idea about the symbology but its certainly a beautiful relic. The detail is amazing!!

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:16 AM
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I dont get it, is it supposed to be 'laser-etched' (I bought one in Japan), but that would have to be modern, or is it like glass, and the image inside is magnifying from the book underneath sitting on top of?

Anyway when I read that thread thats what I thought too, hmm I wonder what could unify people from around the world to worshipping the same things...?



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:20 AM
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Well that's just it. Who made who?
Which came first and influenced whom first. Did the "Ancients" know each other.

I say this deserves more study



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:33 AM
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Which came first and influenced whom first. Did the "Ancients" know each other.


I believe that at least two civilizations, India and Chaldea, predated Egypt with regards to Masonic symbolism and teachings, but I have never come across China in my studies. I shall certainly look in to possible links.

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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Hey there, Slayer.

I hate to be the one to rain on someone's parade but I'm gonna have to. In the same thread it was concluded that the artifact is from modern days. In fact, it was created pretty recently and is apparently made by a museum where Sanxingdui artifacts were on display. On each side of the pyramid was information of the other exhibits.

When I read that I was bummed, too, but I think that closes the case.

If that was, in fact, an artifact from antiquity, I'd say it'd be one of the greatest artifacts found ever.

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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P A R A D I G M S H I F T

A Pyramidion or Ben Ben Stone (Capstone) found in Ancient Dashur, Egypt – said to have once belonged to the famous "bent Pyramid".
On its side is the winged disc or ‘Eye of Horus’ – styled on the Udjat, eye symbol placed below it.
The Capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza is missing, as if representing the ‘Collective Unconscious’.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:39 AM
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edit to add: Well it was a nice run.

I still want one though.



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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:40 AM
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Like I said I think it looks laser-etched I have a souveneir laser-etched crystal type thing from Japan. And if so it would be modern. It also looks far to perfect to have been excavated, no?

But on the other hand, it can be a 'replica' of something that was discovered? They often do that to give better idea what it would have looked like.

If it is modern you must think masons are running the museum then!



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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As do I. That seriously has to be one of the coolest things I've laid eyes upon. When I read the comments about how it's just a souvenir or something, I was so let down. If this thing were real, we'd have solid proof that civilisations were a lot smarter and more technologically advanced than we are made to believe.

Not that I don't think they weret echnologically advanced. I believe they were, I just don't have the proof.

Edit: Goddamnit, I've posted twice and edited at least 5 times. I should just get off the PC.



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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:51 AM
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Proofs all around you! They mapped the stars and made more accurate calendars and made stone blocks fit in precisely, in my opinion they discovered the secret to anti-gravity looong ago and only the priests/politicians/elite/kings used it to keep people in fear and stay in charge!

I watch a lot of 'ancient' theme history channel shows, dunno names, but there's a ton about ancient China technology, flamethrowers, worlds first handguns, sea mines, diving suits, catapults, pump action crossbow, it fascinates me, and every ancient culture was so ridiculously advanced, but in our history books it is made out like we are superior.

We just made life easier, not superior. Electricity goes out and 3 billion people dont know how to make a fire.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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There I rescued the thread. Maybe...

I Retitled it and made some quick adjustments.






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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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Geez, you've got nothing to fear. Look at how abysmal my threads are. I'm likely to get more flags playing the hardest difficulty in Minesweeper.

Besides, I've never actually seen that capstone artifact before. That's amazing. Nice find.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 04:39 AM
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Despite the popular fiction of Dan Brown, Masons really don't use pyramids as one of their symbols.

So in answer to the question of the thread title? No.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 05:16 AM
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That's a modern artifact. You can tell by the writing on the bottom. It's modern Chinese. Not that I can read Chinese or anything, but ancient Chinese looks completely different, more like line drawings.

The thing about "Masonic" symbols is that many of them are more or less universal. Pyramids show up all over the place, Egypt, India, South America, maybe even Europe (I seem to remember something, but can't remember for sure). Whatever, they are at least in India, Egypt, and South America. The "cross" shows up everywhere, as the ankh, the crucifix, the Indian swastika, etc.

I think a lot of these symbols get copied by people who have no idea what they stand for. Lots of people like the pyramid shape. A casino in Las Vegas is shaped like one. It's kind of a cool shape. Stars, crosses, wheels, and other mandala-type symbols are popular as designs. I know lots of people who think the tai-chi-tu ("yin-yang" symbol) is cool, without any understanding of Taoism.

Still, you wonder whether there are some links between ancient cultures and modern groups - or between various ancient cultures. I'm sure there's lots of stuff out there we haven't discovered yet, that will eventually help us to make sense of our various ancient civilizations.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by chiron613
The thing about "Masonic" symbols is that many of them are more or less universal. Pyramids show up all over the place, Egypt, India, South America, maybe even Europe (I seem to remember something, but can't remember for sure).


JoshNorton is right - the pyramid is not a masonic symbol (although the triangle is). It requires quite a stretch of the imagination to link the two with regards to Freemasonry.

Occasionally, people try and justify linking pyramids to Freemasonry because there is a brief mention of pyramids in an obscure Masonic rite known as the Rite of Memphis. However, pyramids are certainly not a part of mainstream masonic symbolism, and it is a real stretch to call them masonic at all.

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 05:45 AM
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That is an interesting point. Personally I think the cross and the pentagram both represent the zodiac and movement of the stars and that they probably originally were created so no one would ever forget. Would explain why they are seen worldwide too, as if people all had the same idea, from one event.

More and more I think the apocalypse idea is true and in cycles, would explain like the Mayan calendar... end of every cycle disasters occur, so you move underground, it would be important to know when!

Yin yang is universal too, not in design, but in meaning, there is no pure good or evil, everything has at least the slightest impurity!





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