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Syria's stonehenge - Mysterious ruins in desert could be 10,000 years old

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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:38 AM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

that photo isnt of what the article is on about its a monestry the site is not pictured

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:46 AM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

I am a bit confused by the way this is being reported. The article states "Syria's Stonehenge" and then proceeds to spout about stone circles, lines, etc. However, all i can see are some buildings on a cliff face?

Am i missing something?

That said, this is still very interesting. I would love to have the funds to go all Victorian and go on a grand tour of Jordan and Syria, looking for ancient sites (with a big case for "souvenirs"

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:47 AM

Originally posted by haven123
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

that photo isnt of what the article is on about its a monestry the site is not pictured

Ah, cheers for that.........and the monastery is what they believe is an old Roman watchtower.........which actually makes perfect sense based on location, history, etc.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:55 AM
Roman watchtower from 10000 bc?

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:17 AM
reply to post by phroziac

No, the monastery is built on the remains of a Roman watchtower. That would give it a time frame (in this region) of anywhere from around 40AD to around 300AD.

The site the article is talking about is actually apparently close by, rather than that pictured with the article (typical journalists, confusing the issue

I missed that first time as well..........

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:27 AM
The important consideration here is whether this provides the basis for Neolithic/early bronze age burial sites that spread across Europe.

There was expansion from the core Neolithic region of Syria across the Mediterranean as far as Spain and then along the Atlantic coast to Britain, as well as expansion through Greece and the Balkans into central Europe then Northern.

There were developed cities in Syria that pre-date the pyramids and stonehenge so date wise no surprises.

Dr. Mason has an idea that goes a step further. He says that this site “sounds like Western Europe” and he wonders if this could be an early example of the stone landscapes seen at places like Stonehenge.

Dr. Julian Siggers of the Royal Ontario Museum, another Neolithic specialist, pointed out that it has been argued that agriculture spread from the Near East to Europe. This find creates a question - could these stone landscapes have gone with them?

It’s, “such an important hypothesis if it’s right that it’s worth telling people about now,” said Mason. “We’ve found something that’s never been found in the Middle East before.”

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:39 AM
I think the Daily Mail are playing fast and loose as usual, especially with the date. The Independent reports...

Dr. Mason explains that he “went for a walk” into the eastern perimeter of the site - an area that hasn’t been explored by archaeologists. What he discovered is an ancient landscape of stone circles, stone alignments and what appear to be corbelled roof tombs. From stone tools found at the site, it’s likely that the features date to some point in the Middle East’s Neolithic Period – a broad stretch of time between roughly 8500 BC – 4300 BC.

I think, as the above poster has stated, that these structures, which are clearly associated, and part of the Neolithic Package that spread from the fertile crescent, must be fairly common in the region, they are just not as well documented. Yet.

Here are some satellite images from the Syrian desert showing numerous possibly neolithic sites.

And we also have documented reports of stone circle in Iran.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Biliverdin

There is also Karahunj in Armenia, in fact it is interesting to compare the patterns of the Syrian stone circles to the Armenian petroglyph motifs from sites such as Metsamor.

edit on 26-6-2012 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 07:39 AM

Originally posted by BulletShogun
Looks nice. I wonder what we could learn from this.

Now that's simple. Lesson learned:

If you take away everything from a mountain that does not resemble a city, you will have left a mountain that resembles a city.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by hab22

Actually. It is a star gate.....The mechanism of which wil be able to be activated by the other side come the 21 dec 2012 midnight.
The ugly beasts which lie in wait for the crossing will atack mankind through the stargate and come out oof the euphrates.....hell bent on our destruction.
Being that" expanded watch tower" is sitting in rocky country, im wondering if there any underground segment to it?
maybe caves or chambers inside the cliff?
Be nice to come across a new dead sea scroll or two....

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 07:53 AM
The original picture posted by the dailymail is of the monastery, not of the ancient site.

The ancient site looks like this:

The date range is 6,000 BC to 10,000 BC. The Göbekli Tepe site is still more impressive IMO. It does show however the importance of the fertile crescent and that after we had agriculture we started to build stuff.

Why the msm is inaccurately showing the monastery and claiming it to be the ancient site is a little annoying, but I guess they're betting no one will check the facts.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 08:01 AM
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel

Excellent extra information, thank you.

Left me feeling a little underwhelmed though if i am honest! I was expecting to see proper stone circles (rather than circles of stones, if you see what i mean).

Curse my lack of imagination!

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 08:54 AM
Im sooo confused. Where the heck did the roman watchtower come into this discussion and why?
Thanks for clearing us up guys.

Looks like the ancient site is pretty much destroyed

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 08:58 AM

Originally posted by phroziac
Im sooo confused. Where the heck did the roman watchtower come into this discussion and why?

Bloody journalists babbling about something and showing a picture of something else and then commenting on that.

In other words, typical journos doing a p*** poor job and confusing everything in the rush to get a story out.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 01:28 PM
Site from the OP's pictures don't look that old....these appear relatively "new"

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel

I'm not surprised they missed it till now. Looks like a pile of rocks in the desert.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Greetings Professional, ATS Readers, Writers,

We seem to be interested in the same type anyhow.. great story, S&F for the post, thanks.

Too bad, as many stated, it gives a pic of the gives people a real odd huh moment..

But if you read the story... you soon find there is NO PIC of the site they are talking As some stated, typical bad journalism..

WHAT I DO find most interesting about this story as with SO MANY OTHERS of these oddball archeological sites is the common reoccurance of the 10,000 to 15, 000 BC figure!

WHY this date, and on so many sites? Around the world even?? Different hemispheres, etc?

Why the unexplained archeology of places like Pumu Punku.. and again dating to this 10 to 15k BC timeframe???

Was there a pole shift? A mass strike or sumpin of a meteor, as some think ..melting the glaciers, and killing off the megafauna critters??

To ME.. there seems to have been a previous high level of civilization..... perhaps, and most likely MORE advanced in many ways than our is now. And then SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED...

Rapid earth changes from SOMETHING.. and all went bye-bye... and I am thinking tidal waves of some sort.

Places in Alaska where the tundra is a frozen soup of old fossils and etc bones, like it all went through a BLENDER.. and then froze... a mammoth milshake

Hydraulic forces of immense volumes of water sloshing around WOULD erradicate almost all traces of mans buildings except for these megalith structures...that all seem to date WAY BACK.. They cant even explain WHAT force scattered the rocks hilly nilly at Pumu Punku... like what destroyed the structure?? and so well scattered to boot!

Granted there is NO megalith anything at the site article refers to... as one said a pile of dirt and but the dating of it all... once again this date pops up..why? It is all tied together somehow... like Gordians

Who shall swing Alexanders sword and unravel it all??? I wish that one would make themselves known..

Great find and sharing it with us all...


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