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The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010.
The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the Bulgarian sun temple was not on the surface, rather it was dug out from under tons of earth and is shaped in the form of a horse shoe, the report said.
The temple was found near the village of Ohoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric people used the celestial facility to calculate the seasons and to determine the best times for sowing and harvest. The site was also used for rituals, offering gifts to the Sun for fertility as BNT reported.
Originally posted by Dr Cosma
That goes to show for how long sun worshipping has been going on.
Originally posted by Dr Cosma
reply to post by Solasis
Yea, or they could worship Alien beings like the Summerians...
I dont see your point.
The moon was up there also. And I was referring to the physical evidence, as in, what is posted here.
Originally posted by Solasis
Well, Sun-Worship is just plain obvious as the first religion. This big, inexplicable, life-giving orb which moves through the sky with no sign of any volition to its actions, which periodically and occasionally retreats from view (eclipses and cloud cover respectively)...
Yeah, early sentients are gonna worship that thing.
The ruling families of India are the relatives, through ma rriages, to the Roman
Caesars, the Greek philosophers, the Egyptian pharaohs, and even the Japanese
Emperors. But there is another theory that follows them even further back, to Nordic
roots. According to scholar Felice Vinci, there had been a great migration, an Indo-
European Diaspora from Scandinavia and other northern regions, forced upon them by
climate changes. When they arrived in India and Central Asia, they began the great
Sumerian and Sarasvati cultures. They became the Egyptian Hyksos , the Hittites and
Cassites, the pharaohs, emperors, and rajas of Egypt and India. In other words, they
were the very first Hebrews.
This is, in fact, substantiated to some degree through their Indo -European
languages, their Tocharian and Kurgan graves, their artifacts, and especially their DNA.
Giuliano Bruno, a noted contributor to this theory, points out that in Sanskrit ‘Sumeru’ is
the word for the Arctic Pole (Monier-Williams, Sanskrit-English Dictionary), and the
Kojiki, a Shinto sacred book, calls Japan's first emperors ‘Sumera,’ t hose from the north.
It becomes apparent then, that one must go well below the surface of Sanskrit,
Aramaic, or Greek names to understand the culture, the race, and the migrations that
will reveal the true identity of the first kings and rajas of India.
Moses and the Israelites had no permanent or safe place to store the Ark of the
Covenant until King David purchased land for the building of the first temple . It was
Solomon and the King of Tyre, Hiram Abiff, who then built the First Temple to house the
Ark. He used Phoenician craftsmen chosen by Hiram Abiff , and a temple style similar to
other Phoenician temples of the same period. This style was duplicated in the temples
built in India during the same period.
Two significant temple ruins that are still standing in Kashmir are the Martand Sun
Temple, and the Tahkt-i-sulaiman, or, the Throne of Solomon. Both of these temples
face east and both have been associated with sun worship since ancient times. They
have been rebuilt several times on the same holy ground dating back at least 4,000
According to the research of Navaratna S. Rajaram in Vedic Aryans and Origins of
Civilization, another name that was often used for these temples was Saka dvipi or maga
(magi) sun temples. Today this refers to an order of Brahmins. Sakadvipa magi (Saka -of
Issac) are the founders of aryuvedics (homeopathic medicine), sun worship, and
astronomy in India. These sun gods are alte rnately referred to as Suryas (best known as
Iranian sun gods). The Iranian Suryas (sun god) wear a long coat, sacred stringed
girdles, and knee-high boots, seen often on old coins, mosaics and cave pain tings. The
word Sakya, or Shakyas, is derived from the name of Issachar, or Isaac , from which we
also get the word ‘Saxon.’
It is difficult to accurately date Martand . The very first Martand temple that is
officially on record at this site was me ntioned in the Mahabharata and built by King
Ramadeva (Rama-Abraham) This king was coronated at Ayodiya, and the dates vary
from 4,400 B.C. to 3,000 B.C., to as late as 1100 -1200 B.C. He is also described as a
great-grandson of Noah. It is realistic to assume that Noah himself visited here, sinc e his
grave is within easy distance of Martand.
In the Rajatarangini, we are told that Solomon and Hiram Abiff came here to
remodel this temple. Their new design for Martand appears to have been an exact half -
size replica of the First Temple in Jerusalem that was being built at the same time. When
King Lalitaditiya ruled from 724 CE to 760 CE (just before the arrival of Islam ) he also
had Martand restored.
Martand lays in impressive ruins now, victim to one of the grea test stories of
madness and destruction the world will ever know. Ma hmud of Ghanzi, who was made
famous for burning the great libraries at Kabul and Taxila (we will meet him again
shortly) began his attacks on India between 1001 and 1027. He conducted seventeen
successful attacks in a very short period of time. As he ransacked each city, he
destroyed every temple that existed.