Se esiste al mondo un sito megalitico che può portare acqua al mulino di James Churchward e degli altri sostenitori dell'esistenza di una grande civiltà esistente migliaia di anni fa nell'Oceano Pacifico, scomparsa in seguito a un devastante cataclisma, quello è senza dubbio Gunung Padang, nella parte occidentale dell'isola di Java. Scoperto nel 1914 e ad oggi considerato il sito archeologico più esteso ed antico dell'Asia sud-orientale, inizialmente fu ritenuto non più antico di 5000 anni, e la collina su cui sorge fu erroneamente scambiata per un altopiano naturale. In seguito ai lavori sul campo dagli anni Quaranta ad oggi, tuttavia, gli archeologi hanno realizzato che l'altura é stata modellata dall'uomo -- ragion per cui alcuni la definiscono "la più antica struttura piramidale esistente sulla Terra" -- a più riprese, e hanno individuato ben cinque strati successivi. I rilevamenti con il metodo del carbonio-14 hanno confermato che la parte superficiale del sito data a circa 5000 anni fa, epperò gli strati inferiori sono molto più antichi: il secondo è stato datato a 7000 anni fa, il terzo a 12000, il quarto a 17000 e il quinto e ultimo strato addirittura a 24000 anni fa. Per dare un'idea approssimativa, Gunung Padang sarebbe 12000 anni più antico del sito cerimoniale di Göbekli Tepe e la costruzione ebbe inizio quasi 20000 anni prima di Stonehenge e delle piramidi egizie. Tutto ciò ovviamente contrasta fortemente con la visione accademica concernente la diffusione della "civiltà" e dell'uomo stesso, che fino a poco tempo fa si riteneva giunto in quest'area solo pochi millenni orsono; nondimeno le rilevazioni scientifiche del sito sembrano confermare teorie "altre", come quelle teosofiche che inquadrano la storia dell'umanità all'interno di una successione di cicli cosmici terminati in apocalittici cataclismi o come quella dell'esploratore norvegese Thor Heyerdahl, che a metà del secolo scorso teorizzò l'esistenza di una "civiltà oceanica" altamente evoluta in grado, migliaia di anni fa, di portare la propria cultura -- incentrata sulla navigazione, l'agricoltura e il megalitismo -- da una parte all'altra dei due oceani, Atlantico e Pacifico.
Mohenjodaro (which means mound of the dead) and Harappa were two of such mounds. People living near these found old bricks and saw parts of the old walls. This was assumed to be a place where people once lived. What authenticates our findings? Where do we verify our assumptions for places swept along with dust? How do we plot our history? #backtoroots#ancientcivilisations#indianhistory
The wind blows mud and sand over the crumbles and the rain makes the mud stick to the buildings. Mounds are formed over the ruins and moss begins to grow. How do we trace the ruins then? Does it mean the nature wipes off its own history? #indianhistory#ancientcivilisations#backtoroots
With an exponential surplus, many villages extended into cities and the crafts were interchanged through trade. The city civilization of the Indus thus emerged from the village life of an earlier period. Does this mean all the villages expanded to become cities? If so, where do we look for its traces? #ancientcivilisations#backtoroots#indianhistory
What decides the naming of certain places as “villages” and “cities”? Is the difference as simple as one being rustic and the other being a civilized space? If so, how does one define a city civilization?
We can try to find answers to these in the early settlements and how it shaped the cities we live in today.
Not a bad way to spend a Monday. Watching the sunrise from the summit of this majestic site, then admiring the structure from the base Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), the middle platforms representing Rupadhatu(the world of forms) and the final stupa for Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). Craig and I, mere mortals wondering around desire and form 😁
There has never been a body found in the Pyramids of Giza. Although they are commonly referred to as burial places for the Ancient Egyptian Kings there has never been the body of one found there, the bodies and sarcophagi are found in the Valley of The Kings. Ancient astronaut theorists are suggesting that the Pyramids of Giza are actually Power Plants built by the Ancient Egyptians to power their technology, as well as their G-ds and Gddresses technologies.
(Quick note, I noticed a grammatical error in the first sentence and it should go as follows; "Rapamycin is a mysterious bacteria discovered on Easter Island." Sorry about that.) Rapamycin is a mysterious bacteria discovered on Easter Island. Some scientists say it could stop the aging process and be the key to immortality.
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I’ve just bought these beautiful rough pieces of aquamarine from Brazil. I’ve not figured out what to do with them yet but just had to get them! ◭ ◭ ◭
Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. The ancient Egyptians also considered it a stone of eternal youth and happiness... who could ask for more!!
Did Ancient Aliens help build the Pyramids.
The speed of light is 299,792,458 metres per second and the geographic co-ordinates for the Great Pyramid are 29.9792458°N.
Human beings could not measure the speed of light with this precision until 1950. 👽👽👽
Tutankhamun’s wooden chest. The chest found in the tomb displayed aspects of the social, political and military aspects of ancient Egyptians.
The chest was used as when discovered it contained the precious and personal items of Tutankhamun. It contained:
1- A pair of papyrus sandals
2- 3 pairs of gilded sandals.
3- One gilded headrest.
6- Embroidered ceremonial robes belonging to the king, one of them was studded with over 3000 golden rosettes.
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All my recent research and discoveries have been centred around Ancient Egypt so it’s not surprising that yesterday I jumped at the chance to book a trip to join one of my favourite Egyptologists, Mohammad Abrahim, on an exploration of the alternative truths of this advanced civilisation 🙌🏻 roll on november!!!! ◭ ◭ ◭
And to top it off... today I’m off to meet a friend who works closely with a family run mine who carefully excavate lapis lazuli crystal from the same source as that which was used in Tutankhamen’s tomb... how incredible is that!?! Can you believe it? Giving the game away that lapis will feature in my next collection for sure! 💙💙💙
Good to have people of various nationalities involved in the #restoration of #myson , a UNESCO world heritage site in Vietnam
Very few structures remain standing, but artifacts identified are sectioned off, some are kept in a little "museum" on-site awaiting restoration
Pic 6 shows a overgrown bomb crater marked with a placard. On the other side of the river where the temples are, the site is significantly cooler and more fertile and green. Apparently the layout is such that the important functions of prayers and studies are less likely to be intruded on where the conditions are hotter and less favourable
Spent my last day in Shanghai doing culture. Fantastic museum with loads of really, really old stuff. I'm talking 2,000 years BC old. This little chap was a prince from way back. The other pic is a huge topiary thing outside the museum. #day48#aliisaway#ancientcivilisations
.Go Mexico! Well played! On my last trip to Mexico my guide told me that some of the ancient Mesoamerican ball games included human sacrifice, which meant the best players were sacrificed to the Gods. (Well, not sure if there is enough archeological evidence for that particular statement and I hope that is not the case) #fascinating#culture#nevertheless
You just ought to ask yourself how can a human mind come up with such an extraordinary mythology, complex calendar system based on cosmology and an entire pantheon of peculiar looking gods! #thingsthatiamcuriousabout#ancientcivilisations#mesoamerica#quetzalcoatl
Got nothing to do on a Saturday? Or do you have something to do and have 1-2 hours to kill while you’re doing a few other things? Why not listen to both parts of the most recent episode of the Genuine Chit-Chat podcast – available on YouTube, iTunes, Podbean and the usual podcast apps!
In this chat, Mike & his guest Jack discuss Scottish culture, the influence on music black culture has had, the numerous motorcycle accidents Jack has been involved in, the second amendment regarding gun ownership (in America), they talk about their dads (both of whom have passed away), the English language, Jack’s heart condition “Heart Block” and much more!
In part 2 (released next week) they continue the discussion on Jack’s heart condition, the technological revolution, climate change, animals & the differences between us and countries who eat animals we’d consider to be pets, veganism, fungi, consciousness, the universe, ancient civilisation, aliens and too many other topics to count, so be sure to check that out too!
GCC is a part of @britpodscene so be sure to check them out for other great podcasts too!
For some reason Game of Thrones music was playing in my head while we were exploring ancient sites of early civilisation in Sardinia - the ancient Phoenician and Carthiginian city of Tharros on the beautiful western coastline .. 4 Roman baths with their series of hot, warm, cold baths - our guide Renzo called it an ancient wellness centre .. with evidence people made a day of it and ordered in..bones from feasts in the baths found on the site. These people lived well! @tharros_sardegna Thank you Renzo! #sardiniansafari#gourmetsafaris#history#ancientcivilisations