Excavations being conducted at the ancient city of Göbeklitepe in Turkey have uncovered an ancient pictograph on an obelisk which researchers say could be the earliest known pictograph ever discovered.
A pictograph is an image that conveys meaning through its resemblance to a physical object. Such images are most commonly found in pictographic writing, such as hieroglyphics or other characters used by ancient Sumerian and Chinese civilizations. Some non-literate cultures in parts of Africa, South America and Oceania still use them.
“The scene on the obelisk unearthed in Göbeklitepe could be construed as the first pictograph because it depicts an event thematically” explained Director of the Şanlıurfa Museum, Müslüm Ercan, to the Hurriyet Daily News. Ercan is leading the excavation at Göbeklitepe. “It depicts a human head in the wing of a vulture and a headless human body under the stela. There are various figures like cranes and scorpions around this figure. This is the portrayal of a moment; it could be the first example of pictograph. They are not random figures. We see this type of thing portrayal on the walls in 6,000-5,000 B.C. in Çatalhöyük [in modern-day western Turkey].”
The ‘Vulture-Stone’. Credit: Alistair Coombs
The artifacts discovered in the ancient city have provided information about ancient burial traditions in the area in which bodies were left in the open for raptors such as vultures to consume. According to Mr Ercan, this enabled the soul of the deceased to be carried into the sky. It was called “burial in the sky” and was depicted on the obelisks in Göbeklitepe. Such rituals were conducted in and around the city around 12,000 years ago.
Many of the items discovered on the site have not been seen before anywhere else in the world and thus are the first of their kind to be discovered.
Göbeklitepe is situated on the top of a hill about 15 kilometres away from Sanliurfa in South-eastern Turkey. The city can be dated back to 10,000 BC and consists of a series of circular and oval shaped structures that were first excavated by Professor Klaus Schmidt supported by the German Archaeological Institute. Schmidt travelled to the site having heard about it from accounts of other previous visits by anthropologists from the University of Chicago and Istanbul University in the 1960’s. Both institutions ignored the site, believing it to be nothing more than a medieval graveyard.
Artifacts found on the site indicate that the city was intended for ritual use only and not as a domain for human occupation. Each of the 20 structures consists of a ring of walls surrounding two T-shaped monumental pillars between 3 metres (9 feet) and 6 metres high (19 feet) and weighing between 40 and 60 tons.
Enormous T-shaped pillars at Göbeklitepe. Credit: Alistair Coombs
Archaeologists believe these pillars are stylised representations of human beings because of the human appendages carved into the stone. These images are accompanied by those of animals including foxes, snakes, wild boars, cranes and ducks.
The archaeologists believe Göbeklitepe was used as a religious centre. Geo-radar work has revealed evidence of 23 temple structures in the area. Two of the obelisks in the city were constructed in the form of a letter T and are positioned opposite each other within a circle of smaller, round obelisks.
Ercan said that the museum at Şanlıurfa contains a small sculpture of a pig that was discovered in front of the central stelas in the ‘C’ temple at Göbeklitepe. Such statues may have depicted sacred beings.
Work on the basic infrastructure of a roof to cover the site and help preserve its structures and artefacts has just been completed, ready for the construction of the roof itself. This is an EU project and the archaeologists aim to complete it in eight months’ time.
The time is 360 BC, the dawn of Western civilization. Athens, the cradle of democracy, is the epicenter of the ancient world. In his dialogues of Timaeus and Critias, Plato introduces a tale of an advanced prehistoric civilization, which since has captivated the imagination of every generation that followed. This was the story of Atlantis, an idyllic island paradise of skillful navigators who often crossed the Atlantic to explore. Atlantis, according to Plato, was ultimately lost to the sea. Its memory, though, was not soon forgotten.
The Dikteon Cave is one of the most important and famous cult places of Minoan Crete. It is located in the high mountains on the island of Crete in Greece and is associated with the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus. For centuries it was considered a sacred place of cult worship where offerings were made and few were allowed to enter. The use of caves as cult places was one of the basic characteristics of the religion of the ancient Cretans, and Dikteon Cave was among the most important and sacred.
The Dikteon Cave, also known as Psychro Cave (due to its vicinity to the village of Psychro) or Andron Cave, is situated at an altitude of 1025 meters (3360 feet) on the northern slopes of Mount Dicte, which dominates the Lassithi Plateau and the whole of Eastern Crete. The Lassithi Plateau was inhabited as early as the Neolithic Period and is one of the few sites in the Mediterranean where settlements were at high altitude.
Dikteon Cave, as it stands today, consists of five chambers with an upper and lower section. The upper cave or Ano spileo, resembles a rocky cavern and is devoid of stalactites or stalagmites. A trek down a steep set of stairs 100 meters into the mountainside reveals the lower cave or Kato Spileo. There is a larger hall on the right, which has small stone basins filled with water that legend says was a drinking spot for the god Zeus. The most impressive sight is a small lake which is surrounded by large stalactites and stalagmites along the stairwell. There is also what is known as the “Mantle of Zeus” which is a stalactite that hangs over the lake similar to that of a chandelier. At the back of the lake there is a small chamber, where it is said that Zeus was born.
The cave of Dikteon (Psychro cave), Crete, 2009. Credit: Jerzy Strzelecki (Wikimedia Commons)
To the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the all-knowing, all seeing deity associated with thunder, lightning, rain and the ruler of all other gods. He was also the ruler of the sky, the earth and was regarded by the ancient Greeks as the personification of the laws of nature. He headed a family of twelve other major gods and goddesses called the Olympians and lived on the mythical Mount Olympus, the highest peak in Greece. In Greek Mythology, Zeus was said to have been born on the island of Crete. Hesiod, the Greek epic poet who scholars believed lived during the 8th century BC, tells us that the birth of Zeus took place near the city of Lyktos in east-central Crete. However, he does not specify the precise location of Zeus’s birthplace therefore, two caves, namely the Dikteon and Ideon, both located in the Cretan mountains have been put forward as his place of birth.
The cave of Dikteon (Psychro cave), Crete, 2009. Credit: Jerzy Strzelecki (Wikimedia Commons)
According to the ancient tradition as described by Hesoid in Theogony, Cronus, the Titan god of time and ages, and Rhea, the Titan goddess of fertility and motherhood, had five children before Zeus, all of which ended up in the stomach of Cronus. He ate his offspring out of fear they would take his throne. When Rhea became pregnant with Zeus, she did not want him to share the same fate and asked her parents Uranus and Gaia for help. In order to deceive her husband Cronus, Rhea gave him a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes instead of the baby. He swallowed the supposed infant at once and relaxed certain that his throne was not at risk from his children. Meanwhile, Zeus grew up in the cave where he remained hidden away in the mountains of Crete from his cannibalistic father.
Saturn (Cronos) eating one of his children, painting by Rubens 1636-1638. (Wikimedia Commons)
As soon as Rhea gave birth to Zeus she gave him to the Curetes (gods of the wild mountainside) to look after. So Cronus would not hear the cries of the infant Zeus, the Curetes drowned out his sounds with a frenzied dance of clashing spears and shields. The goat nurse Amalthea and nymph Melissa also played an important role in his upbringing. Amalthea, suckled the holy infant from her horn while Melissa nursed Zeus and looked after him, feeding him honey. Several other myths surround the Dikteon cave, demonstrating its significance to both Crete and ancient Greece. A lesser known story, speaks of the Harpies or mythical winged maidens that once lived there.
Archaeological evidence has revealed that the Dikteon Cave was used by humans in antiquity. Excavations to date show uninterrupted human presence in the Dikteon Cave from the end of the Neolithic period onwards or for about the last 6,000 years. It operated as a cult center from the Minoan to the Archaic Period (2000-700 BC), while worship at the cave continued sporadically until Roman times (1st century BC – 1st century AD). From the 16th century AD until 1883, the Dikteon Cave was used as a shelter by local shepherds and hunters. In the late 1800s, some of the secrets of the cave and its cult significance were unearthed by chance.
Minoan girl, c. 1600-1500 BCE, bronze, Minoan, Crete, Cleveland Museum of Art. Photo taken: 2012 by Wmpearl (Wikimedia Commons)
Joseph Chatzidakis and Italian archaeologist Federico Halbherr carried out the first, small-scale excavations of the site in 1886. The first systematic excavation began in 1899 by British Archaeologist David Hogarth. The findings of the cave were published in 1961 by art historian and archaeologist John Boardman. The excavation found many artifacts such as small statues, tables, double axes, rings, and broaches. Stone tablets inscribed with Linear A script were found at the site along with religious bronze and clay figurines. In the antechamber of the Dikteon Cave the foundations of a built altar and the remains of offerings placed in rock crevices were discovered. Pilgrims made offerings at the site, including olive oil, honey, wine, wheat and animal sacrifices, which were placed on the altar and burnt. The numerous artifacts are on display at the Heraklion Museum in Heraklion Greece and Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. Today, Diketeon Cave is a popular tourist attraction that impresses both physically and geologically, and for its rich and fascinating history.
Featured Image: “Zeus and Thetis” Painting by John Duncan, 1811. (Wikimedia Commons)
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They’re evidence of extraterrestrial visitation, time travelers or lost civilizations like Atlantis – or perhaps they’re here to show us that some ancient peoples were far more advanced than we think.
It’s hard not to get caught up in the mystery and intrigue of these puzzling and often bizarre ancient objects, most of which simply can’t be explained by modern science.
1. Antikythera Mechanism
The world’s oldest computer predates Bill Gates only by about 2,000 years. In fact, the absolutely mind-boggling Antikythera Mechanism – a corroded clocklike object found among the ruins of a sunken ship – may prove that advanced scientific technology existed far earlier than we ever thought possible.
Scientists have since discovered that this mysterious Greek invention predicted solar eclipses, organized the calendar in four-year cycles, and may well be linked to renowned astrologer and engineer Archimedes. Though no other such mechanisms have ever been found, experts believe that many more made around the same time in 100 B.C.E. once existed.
The mechanism was finally reconstructed after using advanced X-ray and other scanning techniques to examine it.
Antikythera Working Models
The First Model to Incorporate All the Main Features:
2. The Baigong Pipes
“Alien toilet found in China”. This is just one of many absurd headlines seen on the internet concerning the undoubtedly bizarre Baigong Pipes, rusty red iron pipes that lead into a pyramid atop Mount Baigong from a nearby salt water lake.
What’s so strange about the pipes? Well, for one thing, they’re in an area that is completely inhospitable to man – no civilization is ever known to have lived there. They’re uniform in size and seem to have been created in an intentional pattern. No clear explanation exists for the presence of these pipes, and scientists don’t seem to agree on whether they could be natural occurrences.
The Baigong Pipes are described as a sophisticated system of metal pipes, buried in geology in such a way that precludes the possibility of having been installed in modern times. They are located on Mt. Baigong in the Qinghai province of China, about 40 kilometers southwest of Delingha. Most accounts describe a pyramid-shaped outcropping on the mountain, and the cave containing the pipes is on this pyramid.
80 meters from the mouth of this cave is a salt lake (the twin of an adjacent freshwater lake), and more pipes can be found poking up along the shore.
Most of the information you can find online about the Baigong Pipes appears to be originally sourced from a 2002 article from the ‘Xinhua News Agency’, talking about preparations by a team of scientists about to embark to this remote area to study the pipes. “Nature is harsh here,” said one.
“There are no residents let alone modern industry in the area, only a few migrant herdsmen to the north of the mountain.”
3. The Roman Dodecahedra
These fist-sized bronze Roman artifacts found in France, Switzerland and Germany pose a fascinating problem for archaeologists: they just don’t have a clear purpose, but many are covered in symbols, some undecipherable and others relating to the Zodiac. But for all the speculation on their use, including that they may have been surveying instruments, some experts believe the Roman dodecahedra were merely decorative candlesticks.
4. Baghdad Battery
What need would ancient people have for batteries when electronics did not yet exist? Found outside Baghdad, Iraq in 1936, the Baghdad Battery is a small clay jar containing an iron rod suspended in a copper cylinder which is soldered shut and sealed with asphalt. Replicas that have been made since then can produce small mounts of electricity, proving the battery’s capabilities, but the question of what the battery was used for many never be answered.
5. The Piri Reis Map
Probably the most famous ‘Out of the place Artifact’ in the world! Compiled in 1513 from military intelligence by the Ottoman-Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. The half of the map which survives shows the western coasts of Europe and North Africa and the coast of Brazil with reasonable accuracy. Various Atlantic islands including the Azores and Canary Islands are depicted, as is the mythical island of Antillia and possibly Japan. The map has been used to claim an ancient knowledge of an ice-free Antarctica, transmitted either from extra-terrestrials or an Ice Age civilization.
Short Documentary from History Channel about the Antikythera, the Baghdad Battery and Piri Reis Map:
6. The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written in the early 15th century and comprising about 240 vellum pages, most with illustrations. Although many possible authors have been proposed, the author, script, and language remain unknown. It has been described as “the world’s most mysterious manuscript”.
Generally presumed to be some kind of ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II.
Yet it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a historical cryptology cause célèbre. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels.
Because nobody was able to decrypt the writing code used in this manuscript and because many drawings seem to follow a sacred geometry pattern, many speculate its origin to be extraterrestrial.
7. The Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica (and all over the planet)
They appear to be flawlessly round, ranging in size from just a few centimeters to over 6.6 feet in diameter, and are found all over the Diquis Delta and Isla de Cano in Costa Rica. Weighing up to 16 tons, it’s hard to imagine how humans could have moved these gigantic sculptures hewn from hard granodiorite – considering that the nearest quarry for that material is over 50 miles away from where the sculptures were found.
Over three hundred of them are scattered across Costa Rica, but we’ll never know why – the people who made them back in 1,000 C.E. are long gone and had no written records.
by Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D
Robert’s Hopi and Apache lineage ties together the missing pieces of what our indoctrination facilities (schools and churches) do not tell us and do NOT want us to know!
In general, Morning Sky’s genetic lineage story follows Zecharia Sitchin’s story, but not completely. This is, indeed, a slave planet where we have been genetically modified to become subservient slaves to our masters.
While most of the controlling extraterrestrials on this planet are malevolent, we have received help from benevolent Pleiadians, who are trying to help EA undo what the Reptilians, Sirians andmalevolent Anunnaki have set up on this planet for us.
This is part of the untold story from a New Mexico UFO crash around the “4 corners” area of the United States in August, 1947.
Apparently, 6 Apache Indians on a vision quest, including Morning Sky’s grandfather, rescued the lone surviving Pleiadian (called a “Star Elder”). This particular Pleiadian used crystals to project images to communicate the history of our solar system and mankind, itself.
According to Morning Sky, the light at the end of the tunnel leads to a soul regeneration center where your soul becomes trapped in the reincarnation cycle on this planet, in order to continue serving those entities who are in charge of Mother Earth.
This was put into place by the Reptilians, who were given free reign of the planet in order to get people to go into the tunnel of light.
To those who are religious, this story may rock your boat. According to Morning Sky, the Sirians are responsible for all religions in order to control man.
The Anunnaki’s Enlil appointed himself as God of this planet, despite his brother Ea (as in EArth) and sister being responsible for the genetic creation of mankind.
Enlil is the same “god” that is in the Old Testament of the bible. If you appease Enlil (or follow god’s commandments) you will be “rewarded” with your place in “heaven”.
The problem is, your vision of heaven is the same soul regeneration cycle as spoken above. You will continue reincarnating as a slave and as you have done many times beforehand, and your memory will be erased from all previous lifetimes.
The etymology of words also plays an important role in today’s society. For example:
Zu = Ultimate Master
Su = A Master
EA-SU = Teachers
EA-SU = Iesous = Jesus
DA-EA = Deus = root for all of the terms used for “God”.
Suffix EAU = The works of
EAU was changed to EAYU = EAWEH = YAHWEH = JEHOVA
The EASU planted clues deep within caves and caverns all around the planet to help us remember who we are and how to get out of this system. Some of the ESAU are even responsible for building the pyramid and the “Face on Mars”.
The biblical story tells us that Jesus is God’s son, but the truth is that EA’s first born son, Marduk proclaimed himself God and was called Amen RA.
He told the slaves that he was the one and only god and even changed the stela, hieroglyphs and pyramid descriptions to reflect his authority while removing the existence of all previous gods.
In addition, he eliminated everyone who did not pledge their allegiance to him.
The etymology of Marduk is as follows:
MAR (MR = son of ) DUK (dog – Sirius). Marduk, the sun of a Sirian god, is literally a son of a bitch!
As part of the genetic experiment, EA and his sister gave the humans free will. Despite this, some humans went back to the slave system because this was all they knew.
Does this sound familiar? In today’s society, most people are clueless that they are actually economic slaves to the same system.
In exchange for going back to the system, Enlil assured them that if they obeyed him, they would be redeemed in the afterlife.
After being removed from his position by his brother Enlil, EA subsequently experimented with the sexual response of his creations by “cranking up” their libidos, which is why the average person thinks about sex every 10 minutes.
This was done in order to rebel against Enlil’s heirarchy.
Despite these experiments done to appease the Orion reptilian Queens, EA was still frustrated that he had created a beast who was unaware and had no passion or consciousness. At this point, he was approached from a being from another galaxy outside of the system.
These particular beings, in their evolution, left the need for their own physical bodies and learned to use internal energy “to climb the mountain. They didn’t need a rope. They didn’t need a ship. They were able to use their own energy.
As they used more and more internal energy, they needed less density. So, these beings from another galaxy were able to generate an evolutionary formula and plugged in a bird, a humanoid bird. As they evolved, these beings lost their density.
They lost their need for a physical body but they liked ‘bonking’. For courtship purposes, they retained their wings. But in the dark, there’s no sunlight… the energy beings glowed.
They came to Prince Ea and said:
“Do you really want to give them independence? Do you really want to give them Free Will? I’ll tell you what we’re going to do. We’re going to give you one of our own strands of DNA.
“If you hard wire it into the beast, you’re going to condemn him to passion, to inexplicable fire.”
Prince EA said, “In a second” and he took that DNA and went to the beast and hard wired it into the beasts.
Suddenly he (the beast) was linked to another race in another galaxy. Suddenly, he was aware.
“He was conscious. These beings were called AKU. The gift that was given to Prince EA (that) was placed inside of the beast, was known as the Gift of the Feather.”
“The AKU said to Prince EA, “Please let your beasts know this: “We’re going to include a hard-wired clue into this strand of DNA so that they will know (because they have never experienced this)…. they will know how and when you are in touch with your passion.”
When you’re one with your fire, here’s what’s going to happen to the beast. He’s going to see feathers. They’re going to manifest in front of them and he’s going to dream about feathered beings and he’s going to have feathered beings in his life… birds will fly in.
Suddenly, the feathers are going to become a crucial part of his existence.
The gift of the feather is this: You’re One with your fire; feathers are going to be falling out of the sky; you’re going to dream about feathered beings; birds are going to appear; feathers are going to appear in the middle of your living room floor; feathers will be everywhere… it is the AKU.
They became known as Lord EA’s lords. Prince EA’s title was Enki, Lord of Birds. Lord Ea’s lords were the Enkiats, the Ahnk-KAs… angels, who were responsible for the gift that came from them.
Prince EA, eldest son of the Sirian King, responsible for the lordship of Planet EArth and the solar system in his neck of the woods… Prince EA took his own DNA and mixed it with the beasts.
In doing that, the reject (the beast) became the son of the Lord Creator… he was offspring of the God of Creation, himself. Lord EA endowed us with his own DNA with the right of royalty. We can assume the damn throne of Planet Earth and our own solar system.
The “system said, “Jesus Christ! DON’T LET THEM KNOW THIS STORY” because if 51% of them stand up and say, “I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore… I want the aliens out, I want the Grays out… I have a right to the throne of this planet”… we’re going to take over and we have a right to do it.
And you know what? We’re going to make it a Free Willed, passionate, all loving empire. The system doesn’t want it.
The current administrators of the empire government on the planet have lineage back to the Orion hybrid reptilians, while the money was given to RA’s (Marduk’s) children, the Rockefellers and Rothschilds.
As you can see, the names of Rockefeller (RA-KA Pharaohs) and Rothschild (RA-KA-M = RA-KAM = RA-Shield = Rothschild) are part of this war on consciousness.
Morning Sky added, “There is a war and we are the prize”.
Some questions that Morning Sky would like you to ask yourself include:
If we are being controlled by benevolent beings, then why aren’t they here and why are they covering up the truth?Why does the government not officially admit to the existence of UFO’s?- See more at: http://humansarefree.com/2015/03/this-is-how-anunnaki-took-control-over.html?m=0#sthash.IgfzC4YJ.V9mLrivx.dpuf