Originally posted by FoxfilesMulder
Ill just re-post this since the above post seems to imply everything is a fake.
Remember, we've seen various parts of this list since ATS opened.
The Gympie Pyramid.
...was traced to an Italian farmer, restored and added to by a Swiss horticulturalist after he bought the property:
Incidentally, a similar structure existed at Penrith, New South Wales and five others were said to exist in the eastern Sepik region of Papua
New Guinea and that these in turn matched other examples found in Egypt.
Claims seem to only come from here: www.mysteriousaustralia.com...
There's no pictures of these -- and you'd think that something that spectacular would have photos of it all around the web from believers who went
there to see it. Pyramids are large and kind of hard to miss. Photos with matching stonework would be hard to miss. They'd be all over Google
Earth and geotagged. So (no videos) where are the pictures?
As far back as the 1850's, the early settlers of the Gympie region found many relics belonging to ancient races including pottery fragments,
metal tools, forged implements and carvings. One such find found in a field near Mothar Mountain east of Gympie was an ancient crudely hand-forged
spoon of an unknown bronze alloy indicating great antiquity. It appeared to be Middle-Eastern in origin.
The treasure hunting site appears to be the main source for this. Another source that shows the object also notes that it looked like those used for
mercury mining. There's no information about how the object was dated:
In 1890, a stepped pyramid structure was found in jungle near Gordonvale south of Cairns.
Well known volcanic hill. You can see pictures at this site -- look at the height of it and the shape. It's not manmade.
At Long Island situated in the Whitsunday Passage, lies a wreck of a ship, when in c. 1890, a local sheep farmer named Kean came across some
silver cutlery and pieces of silver plate. Further up on the land near the wreck, past the high water mark, he found a Spanish coin and, about 200
yards farther inland, more coins, both silver and gold. Another mystery!
A fuller version of the story is here: stradbrokeislandgalleon.com...
No one has ever turned up any of the treasure that was
reported to be found to confirm that it was Spanish coin, etc. The shipwreck page is pretty interesting, though, and it does appear there really is a
shipwreck there. The question is "whose"?
Furthermore, a Grecian coin c. 23 BC. and more scarabs were found in Cairns / Gordonvale regions as well as rock inscriptions in 1910 and 1978
suggesting that a second Egyptian colony had begun c. 200 – 300 BC. In the Brisbane 'Sunday Sun' newspaper dated 24th July, 1989, a feature
article stated a small stone scarab with hieroglyphics – an amulet or seal of office for an important official had been unearthed in 1910 at
Mossman, North Queensland.
You can see it on this page: www.crystalinks.com...
(look for "Gordonvale".) It's a really awful fake by someone who has
no idea what real scarabs look like and what real Egyptian inscribed scarabs looked like. Scarabs aren't seals of office, by the way. They were
buried with the dead and (after 1500 BC) used to commemorate some important events. Very late in the period they were used as amulets. This
Wikipedia article shows several "tourist trade" scarabs:
Here's what real ones look like:
2000 year-old Greek and Ptolemaic coins were reportedly found at numerous coastal locations in northern Australia.
Newspaper report, yes. The coin, however, isn't in any museum or shown in any collection. So where are they?
A Rameses I royal cartouche (an oval ring enclosing Egyptian hieroglyphics) estimated to be several thousand years old was dug up in North
Queensland in 1911.
Again... photos? Museum location?
In 1912, workmen digging a well shaft at Gordonvale south of Cairns unearthed at a depth of 12 feet, a large rock carved in the form of a
scarab beetle, an object of worship in ancient Egypt.
No photos or drawings that I can find. Can you find any? We'll look at it.
Just east of Gympie, Queensland, in the 1930's, a highly respected early pioneer of the forest industry while inspecting new areas of old
forests between Mt. Wolvi and Mt. Wahpunga west of Lakes Como and Cootharaba in the Cooloola National Park region, uncovered a very ancient 37cm
chalice with removable lid/handle embedded in the clay of an old gully water flow.
The treasure hunting site appears to be the source of this, but I don't see any articles or museum photos, etc, that show the thing or any other
proof that it exists. Can you find more on it somewhere that doesn't cite the treasure hunting site?
In 1998, the current owner of the artefact consulted two antique dealers. In their opinion, they believed the object was extremely old and
possibly Egypto-Greek because of the patterns displayed.
Again, is there a photo?
A golden scarab was found on the eastern side of Mothar Mountain east of Gympie in 1959 along with strange inscriptions on a large rock in the
I don't see a single newspaper report on this or anything else. The treasure hunting site appears to be the source of this.
Mr. C. Morton of Gordonvale near Cairns, Queensland, reported in 1960 that at Boogie, an engineer Mr. W. Johnstone while on a bush surveying
expedition came across a moss covered slab of what was thought to be stone but was in fact, a slab of cut marble. It was recovered and cleaned to
reveal symbols cut into the stone of an unknown origin but in fact resembled Egyptian. Apparently Australian Museums ignored all the photographs but
the British Museum identified the inscriptions as possibly Phoenician.
It's interesting that there are NO tourist photos of this (that I can find) or other articles (other than perhaps those which cite ”Pyramids of
Destiny - Lost Pacific Colonies of the Bronze Age God-Kings” by Rex and Heather Gilroy as a source.)
A jade Ankh (the cross of life) was uncovered near Murgon west of Gympie in 1964. At Ipswich in Queensland during 1965, yielded a cache of
hand-forged bronze-copper and iron tools plus pottery and coins dating back more than 2000 years. The artefacts were claimed to be of Egyptian
Treasureenterprises is apparently the source for this. I don't see any photos of this do you?
A carved stone statue (now known as the famous Gympie 'Ape Idol') was unearthed when a field was being ploughed (c. 1966) near the site of
the 'Gympie Pyramid'. Two theories is that (a) It could be in fact a replica of the Egyptian god Thoth – the God of Wisdom and Inventor of the
Arts of Writing which could be at least 3000 years old and was made from local ironstone. Or (cool.gif It could be one of the missing sacrificial
statues for the Chinese God of Longevity buried in the great south land by Cheng Ho during his voyage of 1432(?).This near metre high artefact is
currently displayed in a glass case at the Gympie District Historical and Gold Mining Museum.
Honestly, this looks nothing like Thoth. It does, however, look a lot like a natural formation and even more like one of the "ape man" suits from
"Planet of the Apes."
Here's the "ape idol: www.mysteriousaustralia.com...
Here's a real Thoth Ape statue:
And another real one:
The real ones have no forehead (or a small one), wide cheek flares, bulky body, and are shown seated with hands on knees. The Gimpie one has a huge
forehead, no cheek flares, and no bulky sitting body.
In the late 1960's, Rockhampton in Central Queensland was credited with the finding of an Egyptian calendar stone and gold scarabs, gold coins
and other artefacts estimated to be aged around 2700 BC.
Do you have any links? I don't see a single thing about this or any photos. Calendar stone (BTW, the Egyptians didn't have any) would be a find
that Rockhampton would want on public display to bring in tourists.
During a dig in 1969 at Cooktown, two gold coins of the Ptolemy period c. 200 BC were discovered.
In 1976, a team of researchers from the Soils Division of the C.S.R.I.O. whilst using a sand auger at Hook Point on Fraser Island, Queensland,
recovered at a depth of 2.2 to 2.4 metres, an ancient Celtic lead fishing weight which measured 6cm x 11cm which had a hole in it which indicates an
attachment to a fishing net. Extensive studies were carried out and it appears that it was left on the beach somewhere around 1235 – 1400 AD. It is
now in the Queensland Museum.
The coins in the Queensland Museum appear to have been bought legally from Egypt and found in Egypt:
An obelisk stone with a pyramid apex was found in scrubland at Coen in North Queensland in 1978.
Is there any source for this other than the treasure enterprises site? Something with photos, maybe?
In the early 1990's, two elderly men, John Mansell and Ken McKinnon located a small 8 inch (200mm) high carved sandstone/granite head
resembling Easter Island art forms in the Tamaree area north-east of Gympie and a short distance from the 'Gympie Pyramid' site. It has not been
Photos of this don't exist, although it's mentioned in an ebook that someone wants to sell. It's said that this is in the Gimpie Museum, but the
museum doesn't list it nor are there photos of it in its place in the museum: gympiemuseum.com...
A weathered fragment of an old wooden carved object was found in 1997 at the same Gympie site preserved from the weather by a collapsed rock
wall. The carving fragment depicts a deity sitting in a squat position holding a portion ledge covering? Intricate line inscriptions can still be seen
but cannot be translated. The origin of the artefact again may be Indian/Tamil or Asian/Polynesian. As for age, this has not been determined but it is
considered to be several hundred years old and pre-European.
News story? Anything concrete on this?
An unidentified hand carved jade-like knife handle depicting a monkey-type creature was uncovered on a quartz-sand hillside east of Gympie
where an ancient pre-European/non-Aboriginal site investigation was being carried out in June 1998 by local researchers. The artefact may be of
Indian/Tamil or Asian/Polynesian origin.
Can anyone find any photos or details on this -- other than on the treasure hunting site or a book on ancient artifacts that someone's trying to
Aboriginal drawings at the Herberton Aboriginal Gallery in North Queensland, supposedly depict an Egyptian Nile plant.
Can anyone locate such an art gallery? The four sources on the net that I find appear to get their information from the Treasure Enterprises site. I
don't see any photos of this... perhaps someone can turn it up?
Magnetic metallic granite artefacts similar to Black Mountain rocks outside Cooktown, North Queensland were supposedly found at the great
pyramid in Egypt.
Granite isn't metallic. Nor is it magnetic.
There is a story of a North Queensland cattleman who used to serve his dinner guests off gold plates fashioned from melted down coins found on
A fun story, but which cattleman? What did he do with the plates? His family would probably keep them, you know, or donate them to a museum. Where
On Tuesday 10th February, 2004, the Brisbane 'Courier Mail' has an article (page 13) which reports Phoenician relics being found near
Armstrong's Beach south of Sarina. It includes, which is to believed a sceptre of black cast steel, weighing 8 kg with a hammered flat tip at one
The Courier Mail is online... but the only source seems to be the treasure hunting site (which doesn't have a picture of the article that I can see.)
Do you have an independent site and a photo?
Reports of ancient stone carvings have also been found in the area. Val Osborn and Gil Deem also mention of a headland near Freshwater Point
which contains sparkling specks of telluride which is a mix of gold and silver in a seam in the cliff. It appears that this seam was worked
extensively a long, long time ago). The full report of this find can be read in the above mentioned article).
Any links other than to the treasure site/unexplained mysteries site?
Aboriginal legend has it, that a possible Spanish galleon still remains buried with its treasure at the southern end of Stradbroke Island at
Eighteen Mile Swamp, 2 miles north of Swan Bay or approximately 5km north of Jumpinpin. An article on this "treasure" can be read in the
'Australian Gold, Gem & Treasure' magazine. December 2006). There is also a web-site that relates to this as well, and can be viewed at:
Yes, might be treasure there. But it's not unexplained -- Spaniards did visit the area. Same with Point Piper -- it's an interesting tale and the
wreck is certainly possible.
A 2000 year-old axe blade identified as Middle-Eastern was found in 1960 in inland New South Wales.
Anything further on this? I'd like to see the axe blade and find out where it is.
In 1969 about eight miles from Sydney, the Gladesville Bridge area produced hand-forged fragments of iron pottery inscribed with symbols and
ancient deity representations claimed to be of Egyptian/Phoenician origin.
I don't see any photos or any sites about this, do you? Or any other site that gives more detail.
In 1980, a woman unearthed a carved stone head of the Chinese Goddess Shao Lin – the Protectress of Mariners near Milton, New South Wales.
This is on display at Rex Gilroy's Museum in Tamworth, New South Wales.
There is no goddess called "Shao Lin/Shaolin": en.wikipedia.org...
Can't find any images, and a museum for him isn't listed. Might be under another name.
An amber glass obelisk-shaped pin at least 5000 years was found in a field at Kyogle in Northern New South Wales in 1983.
Two large carved stone heads were excavated close to where the Nepean River adjoins the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales – one of these heads is
bearded. It has been suggested, that they may be of Middle-eastern design possibly Phoenician and are extremely old. They appear to be identical to
the Phoenician Sun God Mithras and Earth Mother Goddess Demeter which were unearthed by a farmer many years ago from ancient river gravels near
Can anyone find images of these? Or any place other than Rex Gilroy's site and "unexplained mysteries" sites? Tourist photos, maybe?
A 4th century BC Egyptian figurine and a Roman seal ring (both of which were authenticated) were discovered at The Rocks in Sydney, New South
Wales while archaeologists were excavating the site prior to construction of then new ANA Hotel.
This account should have been in newspapers... but I don't find any newspapers reporting it. Perhaps someone can help us find this?
Located on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales found in recent years was another carved stone statue similar to the one found near the
'Gympie Pyramid'. Could this have been the third and final statue from the Chinese Emperor left behind by Cheng Ho?
Again... pictures? Newspaper articles? If it was found in recent years, it should be all over the news? I might be typing the wrong thing. Perhaps
someone can find a link to a news article?
During building site excavations at Dee Why, Sydney, a perfectly preserved old war mask was found by architect Mr. Neil Durbach of Sydney.
Archaeologists have reputedly dated it as being at least 2000 to 3000 years old and of ancient Aztec origins. It is believed that it may have
originated from the Inca fortress of Sasay Ituaman in Peru.
He's quite a famous architect, so why isn't it listed in news stories?
And what archaeologist would date it as being Aztec and 2,000-3,000 years old. The Aztec empire was about 1200 AD to 1500 AD. That's not 2,000
In recent times, an onyx rock carved in the form of a scarab was dug up by a man near the Nepean River outside Penrith, New South Wales, which
lies on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains, where, at Katoomba some years ago, council workmen dug up from a depth of 18 feet, a small black stone
bearing Phoenician letterings believed to spell the name Thuffi.
Photos? Confirming news stories? I don't see any. Without some sort of outside confirmation, all we have is "A moderator from ATS, Byrd, dug up
ancient Inuit artifacts during an expedition to the Morrison Fossil Beds. They have been dated to 5000 BC and Ogham script on the objects show they
were dedicated to the worship of Sedna." (I totally made that up...but there's nothing that stops me from doing that or things from appearing on the
web if I make a website about these artifacts and include any claim I like to make.)
In early 2004, a lucky Central New South Wales treasure hunter metal detecting around an old house built in the 1880's found a Roman coin
(Billon Antoninus of Carinus) minted between 283 AD - 285AD). How did that get there? In 2002, a treasure hunter using a metal detector at Port
Phillip Bay found a Roman coin depicting Lucinus I c. 307 – 324 AD.
And where's the news stories? Papers love stuff like this. So do gem and coin magazines.
An Australian 'Stonehenge' was reportedly discovered on the Nullarbor Plains, South Australia by Mr. Len Beadell while surveying areas for
atomic tests at the time.
Again... pictures? News stories? Articles?
Ancient Aboriginal cave paintings depict European women and bearded men wearing Babylonian-styled hats exist in the Kimberley ranges of N.W.
Australia. These can still be seen today.
Then there should be photos. Do you have any? We can compare them to Babylonian clothing.
At the Kimberleys of N.W. Australia in the early 1900's, an Aboriginal clan who had never seen a white man was found to be using ancient
Masonic hand signs, words and symbols of Egyptian origin, worshipping the sun and the moon; had a Mother Earth and snake cult spiritually; performed
expert ritualised circumcisions of all men; and practiced mummification of the dead in the same manner of the Egyptians.
I bet the Aborigines of the area would be very angry over this falsehood. Ancient Egyptians would be furious at this mishmash of their culture ideas
-- and I'm sure the Masons would demand to see the hand signs.
In 1963 a team of skin divers located the old Dutch ship ‘Batavia’ wrecked on a reef in 1629 in the Alrolhos, a group of islands and reefs
45 miles from Geraldton, Western Australia, which contained a valuable amount of treasure.
That's an old Dutch ship. Nothing mysterious about that.
Noted Perth skin diver, the late Allan Robinson believed he discovered the remains of an ancient Phoenician trireme (boat) off nearby King
Sound, where an unnamed prospector had dug up a 2700 year old Phoenician bronze inscribed plate.
Yes, he believed he found one -- no confirmation of this. No confirmation of a "2700 year old Phoenician brone plate." Can someone turn up a
reliable source showing this plate exists?
Miners in the north of Australia claimed to have found apparent ancient open-cut copper mines in the Kimberley coastal area where fragments of
Palestinian and other pottery have been unearthed.
So where's the pottery and who are the miners?
Mysterious ruins consisting of huge stone blocks were found on New Hannover Island in the Bismarck Archipelago many years ago by a Government
Patrol Officer Mr. Ray Sherridan. He also found a large stone idol of a human-bodied, bird-headed deity, and nearby strange symbols that included a
chariot. He believed the ruin resembled an Egyptian sun-worship temple.
There should be photos, but I don't see any. Do you?
So far, we've seen shipwreck reports of ships common to the area, descriptions of finds that aren't reported in newspapers or anywhere else, some
really bad fakes -- but what we haven't seen is important.
For most of them, I haven't seen:
* newspaper reports that confirm these things
* confirmed photos of these items by multiple people (very important)
* museum listings of these things as exhibits
* coin/art catalog listings of these valuable things
Now, my search was only a quick look. Let's see if someone can find photos and better evidence about these things I'm questioning.