posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 04:00 PM
Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni means the underground and this place is truly fascinating. Lets start by taking a look at it the date of construction is
between 3000 and 2500 bc making it around the same age as stonehenge. It is located in malta and was discovered in 1902 by accident when they built a
housing development and cut into the caverns by mistake.This underground world was carved out of solid rock.It is now recognized as a world heritage
This 'labyrinth', as it is often called, consists of a series of elliptical chambers and alveoli of varying importance, to which access is gained by
different corridors. The megalithic walls are constructed of cyclopean masonry - large irregular blocks of chalky coralline stone without mortar -
which was summarily dressed with rudimentary tools of flint and obsidian. The principal rooms distinguish themselves by their domed vaulting and by
the elaborate structure of false bays inspired by the doorways and windows of contemporary terrestrial constructions. The hypogeum, which was
originally conceived as a sanctuary, perhaps an oracle, from the prehistoric period was transformed into an ossuary, as borne out by the remains of
more than 7,000 individuals discovered during the course of the excavation.
Now its believed this started out as a temple to a goddess this statue was found its called the sleeping lady.
There is also rumors of what is known as the serpent priests it is often speculated that when paul was ship wrecked in malta and in the bible mentions
being bitten by a snake he couldnt have been talking about a real snake since they appear to have never existed there. Could he have had a battle with
serpent priests? It is well known that, in antiquity, the serpent was associated to the goddess and to healing capacities. The snake also belongs to
the subterranean world. Therefore, a hypogeum dedicated to the goddess and the water cult was the right place for a sacerdotal group that was defined,
in all the most ancient cultures, as the "serpent priests".
This was also used as a burial site from the beginning what is interesting is the bones that were found. They found elongated skulls what makes them
interesting is it appears to be normal meaning not done with binding like we see in areas of peru. These skulls are called Dolichocephalous Skulls
Even the other skulls we examined presented strange anomalies. Some were more natural and harmonic than the cranium that mostly gained our attention,
but they still presented a pronounced natural dolichocephalous and we could assume, without fear of refutation, that it is distinctive of an actual
race, different to the native populations of Malta and Gozo. This consideration was confirmed by the Maltese archeologists themselves, Anthony
Buonanno and Mark Anthony Mifsud, who said:
"They are another race although C-14 or DNA exams haven't yet been performed. Perhaps these individuals originated from Sicily".
By Vittorio Di Cesare and Adriano Forgione HERA magazine
Now lets get into the stranger side of this site. this story comes from a visitor to the sight that said there is even deeper caves beyond the ones we
have currently explored. So to give you an idea of the lay ot heres a map before we begin.
Now the story starts about an underground race seen in the caverns underneath ill let her tell you the story of her visit and the missing school
I have some more to place up later i just found out about this and putting together more for you.
edit on 1/19/14 by dragonridr because: (no
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