Many popular authors suggest possibility that mysterious sites around the world were created with help of advanced knowledge and technology (possibly more advanced than our current one) possessed by lost civilizations. Others do not believe that there ever was very advanced civilization on earth and all of the superb knowledge was handed down to us by ancient astronauts who came down from heaven. Most scientists do not subscribe to any of these ideas and try to explain ancient enigmas on the ground of religion and ritual…
In this section we are presenting few sites that are still causing controversy in the scientific community.
Another puzzle is mysterious alignment of world’s ancient sites. Easter Island is exactly aligned along a straight line around the center of the Earth, with the Nazca lines, Ollantaytambo and the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Other world wonders that are within one tenth of one degree of this alignment include: Perseopolis, the capital city of ancient Persia; Mohenjo Daro, the ancient capital city of the Indus Valley; the Oracle of Zeus-Amon at Siwa; and the lost city of Petra. The Ancient Sumarian city of Ur and Angkor temples in Cambodia and Thailand are within one degree of latitude of this alignment.
The alignment of these sites is easily observable on a globe of the Earth with a horizon ring. If you line up any two of these sites on the horizon ring, all of the sites will be right on the horizon ring. 3-D world atlas software programs can also draw this line around the Earth. Start on the Equator, at the mouth of the Amazon River, at 48° 36′ West Longitude; go to 30° 22′ North Latitude, 41° 24′ East Longitude, in the Middle East, which is the maximum latitude the line touches; then go to the Equator at 131° 24′ East Longitude, near the Northwest tip of New Guinea; then to 30° 22′ South Latitude, 138° 36′ West Longitude, in the South Pacific; and then back to 48° 36′ West Longitude, at the Equator.
48° 36′ W
|30° 22′ N
41° 24′ E
131° 24′ E
|30° 22′ S
138° 36′ W
The circumference of this line around the center of the Earth is 24,892 miles. Along this line, the great circle distance from the Great Pyramid to Ollantaytambo is 7,472 miles, 30.0% of the circumference. Ollantaytambo is 2,579 miles from Easter Island, 10.3%. Easter Island is 10,096 miles from Angkor Wat, 40.6%. Angkor Wat is 2,490 miles from Mohenjo Daro, 10.0%. Mohenjo Daro is 2255 miles from from the Great Pyramid, 9.1%. In addition to calculating the distances between these sites as a percentage of the circumference of the Earth, the distances may also be calculated in degrees of the 360° circumference, by multiplying the percentage by 3.6. For example, the Great Pyramid is 108° away from Ollantaytambo. Near Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu is within one quarter of a degree and Cuzco is within one third of a degree of the alignment.
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A Link between Egypt and Americas?
According to the official view there was no contact between the Old World and the New World before Columbus. Yet numerous similarities have been found that suggest a link between Egypt and the Americas:
- Both have huge pyramids, aligned to the cardinal points
- Both have structures built with megalithic stones and extremely fine joints
- Both exhibit intriguing bumps on many unfinished stone blocks (Picture 1)
- Both employed a unique style of construction using “L” shaped corners
- Both use the same style of metal clamps to hold the huge stones in place
- Both used the process of mummification to preserve and honor their dead
These compelling similarities suggest that both ancient cultures were influenced by a sophisticated common source
A Link between Mesopotamia and Americas?
Some researchers reject the dogmatic idea that the New World was isolated prior to 1492. There is some compelling evidence that the ancient peoples from Mesopotamia may have crossed the Atlantic ages before Columbus. The images below represent very much the same religious symbolism. Also, please notice the object held by the deity (it looks the same).
Mythic Olmec figure with Jaguar mask on Quetzalcoatle, sculpture from the ancient Olmec site of La Venta (Mexico). Olmecs are considered to be the oldest Meso American Culture.
External link: The Olmecs
Cylinder seal with the solar disk of Ashur, anointing with two eagle-headed gods before the Tree of Life.
Holding a cone or sponge in his right hand and a bucket in his left, this genie is performing a ritual involving the Assyrian sacred tree. The sacred tree was an extremely important symbol in the palace of Ashurnasirpal, appearing on reliefs in virtually every room of the palace. It was also used in textile patterns, on stamp and cylinder seals, and in ivory carvings. It represented both the king and Ashur, the chief god of Assyria, and was also a symbol of the fertility of the land.
Winged Eagle-Headed Being (Genie); Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–859 B.C.)Mesopotamia;excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Alabaster (gypsum)
Alabaster relief from Nimroud, in the Louvre. Drawing, offering by the god, by Saint-Elme Gautier. In Egyptian mythology Horus, the son of Osiris, is shown as a hawk and a winged solar disk.
Winged Genie. Iraq, from Nimrud (Kalhu), Northwest Palace, Room L. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashur-nasir-pal II, circa 883–859 B.C. Alabaster, 93 1/16 x 80 13/16 in. (236.3 x 205.3 cm). The Brooklyn Museum
Bearded, Winged Being (Genie); Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–859 B.C.)Mesopotamia; excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Alabaster (gypsum)
Worth a Look
International explorer, archaeologist and author Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data on ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert regions of the world. He lectures internationally.
“Dead Men’s Secrets” by Jonathan Gray is 373 pages of discovering ancient technology and lost secrets. Do not miss his new books that followed “Dead Men’s Secrets”:
Book 1 – “The Killing Of… PARADISE PLANET” lays out stunning evidence of a once-global paradise, with a temperature-controlled climate, idyllic landscape and long-lived human giants… but a super culture ready to wipe itself out. The world BEFORE the Great Flood of 2345 BC
Book 2 – “SURPRISE WITNESS” shows what happened DURING that great Deluge – the cosmic calamity that ripped the Earth to shreds and wiped out the original Mother Civilization. Not only were the antedeluvian people buried, but their technological achievements were destroyed, including all form of machinery and construction. The skeptic may shout himself hoarse. But this event surely happened. We have evidence that is more substantial than for any other event of history.
Book 3 – “The Corpse CAME BACK!” Now comes the fast moving, fascinating story of the settling down of Planet Earth AFTER the Flood, and its effect upon human history.
To order visit this page: Jonathan Gray
Ever since the Greeks coined the language we commonly use for scientific description, mythology and science have developed separately. But what came before the Greeks?
Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries
and Ancient Mysteries
by Brian Haughton
The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the Legendary Civilization by Frank Joseph
The Cosmic Code by Zecharia Sitchin
From Atlantis to the Sphinx by Colin Wilson
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