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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune
..but you are warm


Well, very kind of you to notice, I have a sunny disposition too


Ahhh...I've got nothing else...a pyramid builder's tomb? In the vicinity of Khufu's pyramid?

I've found lots of papers on the subject of Ancient Egyptian graffiti but they are illustration poor...fascinating subject though...so thanks for providing me with a little journey to entertain myself with


In short, me stumped...




posted on May, 16 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by KilgoreTrout

Originally posted by Hanslune
..but you are warm


Well, very kind of you to notice, I have a sunny disposition too


Ahhh...I've got nothing else...a pyramid builder's tomb? In the vicinity of Khufu's pyramid?

I've found lots of papers on the subject of Ancient Egyptian graffiti but they are illustration poor...fascinating subject though...so thanks for providing me with a little journey to entertain myself with


In short, me stumped...




These are not well known as they are at considered malapropos to the fringe

I'll give out the answer tomorrow and I'll give another hint - they were located on a pyramid.

Oh and glad you're not cold-blooded
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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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I was going to let someone else have a turn at answering this one, but since no one has got it yet:

It is the Goyon and Ginsells builders mark

(I learned about it from you here:www.abovetopsecret.com...)




Here's an easy one:

Where is this geoglyph located, and what is it's theorized purpose?

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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by isyeye
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I was going to let someone else have a turn at answering this one, but since no one has got it yet:

It is the Goyon and Ginsells builders mark


Yes! Those were found on the exposed core blocks/backing stones of Khufu Pyramid, 4th course west face, 71st stone on leaving the north angle. They were published in 1947, Egyptian Pyramids, by Leslie Valentine Grinsell.

I'll add a trivia question too there is some evidence that shows the same pyramid was painted, what colour was it?

Oh the item above is geoglyph known as the El Candelabro or Paracas Candelabra....as to its purpose no one really agrees.
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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by isyeye
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I was going to let someone else have a turn at answering this one, but since no one has got it yet:

It is the Goyon and Ginsells builders mark

(I learned about it from you here:www.abovetopsecret.com...)




Here's an easy one:

Where is this geoglyph located, and what is it's theorized purpose?

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Western coast South America.
Points to Nasca lines for landing instructions and best beer locations.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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The Paracas Candelabra (or Candelabra of the Andes), overlooking the Pisco bay on the Paracas peninsula of central eastern Chile.

Believed to be made by the pre-Incan Paracas people, C. 200BC. Some scholars think it is a kind of narcotic plant called Jimson Weed, others, that it represents the tree of life. I personally go with the latter, as to me, it looks nothing like Jimson Weed.


I'll add a trivia question too there is some evidence that shows the same pyramid was painted, what colour was it?


Red, red ochre to be precise, though still a lot of debate on this. The polished limestone was white. Solar temples were often red, and evidence supports some other pyramids being this color. Other scholars believe the paint traces to be from the first archeological teams.

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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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What is this, and where was it found?
Nobody seems to know anything else about it.

Hint, it dates to about the second millennium B.C.E.




posted on May, 17 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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That is the phaistos disk discovered on crete in the early 20th century it is 4000 years old.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by isyeye
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I was going to let someone else have a turn at answering this one, but since no one has got it yet:

It is the Goyon and Ginsells builders mark

(I learned about it from you here:www.abovetopsecret.com...)



Thank you for (eventually) putting me out of my misery and preventing Hanslune from teasing me further.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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No fair...that one was easy-peasy...and you pipped me by seconds
thwarting my chance for redemption.

May I add, though, that it is Linear A, hence why it remains a (relative) mystery.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 05:57 PM
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Sorry I didn't mean to tease. The Phaistos Disk isn't Linear A its some unknown 'language' personally I believe it to be an item created by a child and kept by a proud parent/grandparent.

There is some disagreement if the PD is Linear A



From the wiki on the Phaistos Disk





posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:06 PM
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This cave is very important


10,000 years ago the people who lived here made these.





And they hunted with these points



And they collected these





And this ancestral form of a major food crop today



Thier descendants made these


So my question is, Where is this cave? ,And why is it important? And who were their descendants.

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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Here's a riddle clue.

If you look towards the Lonely Islands you will find the answers, but watch out for the pygmies, as they don't suffer trespassers.

P.s. Not Andy Samburgs Lonely Is.
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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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Hmmmmmm
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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Awww man I should have cheated and looked it up. I never did test well...I should stick to Scrabble or Snakes and Ladders.

I kind of like the theory that a child made it...but I don't think so, on closer inspection, doesn't say child to me. I'm thinking perhaps it's a story 'book', after all, tales are spun, are they not?

No apologies necessary, I was teasing about the teasing. No harm done



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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My first thought on it that it was one of the five key archaic caves of Mexico but that doesn't fit with your hint

So what are these used for?


The first is a reconstructed one




A much older one




Some neglected ones





posted on May, 18 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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Your riddle tempts me to venture Flores...but really, I've learned my lesson


So in actuality, I am saying nothing



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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So very close Hans, got the right hemisphere and the connection to Mexico.

And I have no idea what those are, iid say a circular variant of a mastaba, in one of the lands bordering AE, beyond that I've got nothing.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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Phew...I was soooo wise to say nothing



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
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Your riddle tempts me to venture Flores...but really, I've learned my lesson


So in actuality, I am saying nothing



Ah yes flores,

George Weber writes of the anadamans , flores and other lonely islands where the pygmies may not take to outsiders, but once you find G.W.'s pygmies the answers to my question lie between the Pericu, and the Selk'nam.





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