Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Lost Ancient Civilisation of Iran: Links to Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia & Gobekli Tepi

Back in 2001, flooding caused the Halil River in southeastern Iran to overflow its banks and erode the surrounding lands. Layers of ancient sediment were washed away and what was uncovered were the remains of an ancient, unknown cemetery.

Before archaeologists were alerted locals and looters moved in and artefacts were appearing on the black market, artefacts that relate to an undocumented Bronze Age culture dating back nearly to 5,000, possibly 7,000 years ago.

Excavations began in February 2003 as Iranian archaeologist Yousef Madjidzadeh identified the main necropolis and led the excavation, uncovering evidence of a wealthy, sophisticated lost ancient civilisation that could rival the famous cities of Mesopotamia and Egypt.

But do the artefacts and structures show links to Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and also Gobekli Tepe? Can we link the Pre-Dynastic Naqada Culture of Egypt to the iconography of the Jiroft civilisation? And could all these civilisations be pointing back to the ancient site of Gobekli Tepe?

Watch this video below to find out and learn more or watch on the Ancient Architects YouTube Channel.

Solving the Mystery of the Great Pyramid of Egypt (2020 Documentary) | Ancient Architects

A title with a bold claim of solving the mystery of the Great Pyramid of Egypt needs to the most in-depth study ever produced by the Ancient Architects YouTube channel, and in this new documentary (first published 2020) I attempt to do just that with a feature-length 90-minute video (below).

After reading just about every primary and secondary source available, I present the most logical explanation for the pyramid - who built it, when it was built, how it was built and what function it actually had. I attempt to explain every major anomaly inside the pyramid, including the Queen's Chamber "air" shafts and Gantenbrink's Doors, the unfinished Subterranean Chamber, the damage in the King's Chamber and where the secret chambers lie within.

I also draw upon microgravimetry data from the 1980s, muon scans by the ScanPyramids project, architectural ideas from Jean Pierre Houdin and Old kingdom cosmological afterlife beliefs as studied by Anthony Sakovich to help me formulate a master plan - a plan that works for me and satisfies the complex Great Pyramid conundrum.

You can watch the video here:

Friday, 1 December 2017

Discovery of 7000-Year-Old Egyptian City

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient city and an adjoining cemetery that date back 7000 years to 5,316 BC. According to a statement by the antiquities ministry, the site can be traced back to Egypt's First Dynasty.

The find was made in the province of Sohag, and is situated 400 meters away from the King Seti I Temple at Abydos city, Egypt Independent reported.

Remains of huts, stone tools and pottery have been found. The cemetery features 15 large graves, which according to Hany Aboul Azm, the head of the Central Administration of Upper Egypt Antiquities, could have belonged to high-ranking officials.

The discovery is of particular significance because it could provide insight on Abydos, one of Ancient Egypt's oldest cities. Based on earlier research, Abydos is considered to have been the capital of ancient Egypt towards the end of the Predynastic Period — the time before recorded history from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic Age.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Archaeologists uncover ancient Viking camp from the 870s in village of Repton

A Viking camp that dates back to the 870s has been been unearthed by archeologists in the small village of Repton in Derbyshire. The new discoveries were located at a campsite in the village, which has been known about since the 1970s.

Techniques including ground penetrating radar were used to reveal evidence for workshops and ship repairs over a much larger area. A team from the University of Bristol also discovered structures, dating from the winter of 873-874, such as paths and possible temporary buildings.

Excavations showed these to be gravel platforms that may have held temporary timber structures or tents. There were fragments of Saxon millstones and a cross fragment from the monastery, as well as broken pieces of weaponry including fragments of battle-axes and arrows.

Evidence for metal working was discovered, as well as a substantial number of nails, the archaeologists said. Two of the nails had roves, a particular feature of Viking ship nails, as well as several lead gaming pieces. These were similar to those found in large numbers at the camp in Torksey, Lincolnshire, and appear to be connected to the early Viking armies.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hidden passageway discovered under ancient Mayan temple

Archaeologists believe they have found a hidden passageway beneath a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple. The experts discovered the tunnel under the Kulkulcan pyramid, which is part of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico.

They think it could lead to a natural, water-filled sinkhole known as a cenote, which was discovered beneath the temple in 2015. Cenotes are formed when limestone bedrock collapses, exposing the groundwater beneath.

Some of them are thought to have been used by the ancient Mayans for human sacrifices. Previous expeditions have found human bones in other cenotes beneath Chichen Itza. The passageway was discovered by a team from the Great Mayan Aquifer Project, led by the underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda.

His team discovered the potential entrance in a smaller burial chamber known as the ossuary and have been exploring the area for the last six months. They believe it may have been sealed up by the Mayans.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Nazca Lines: New Giant Geoglyph of Orca Whale Discovered in Peru

A massive "drawing" of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site.

In 2013, scientists found what they believed to be an enormous depiction of a sea creature roughly 250 miles south of Lima. Researchers from the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK) of the German Archaeological Institute collaborated on the project with other partners, including members from the Instituto Andino de Estudios Arqueológicos (INDEA). After years of analysis, restoration work, and debate, they’ve confirmed it’s an orca.

"Perhaps it is the oldest geo-glyph of the Nasca era," Markus Reindel, archaeologist from KAAK and head of the Nasca Palpa project, told the German newspaper Welt.

The geoglyph is approximately 200 feet long. There are roughly 1,500 others in the region, most of them dating from 200 B.C. to 600 A.D. In addition to its potential to be even older, the orca raises several immediate questions, like why a sea mammal was being depicted in the middle of the Peruvian desert. The geoglyph also featured mysterious symbols and a “trophy head,” which archaeologists theorize might mean the image had a religious purpose.

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Secret Hidden Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

You may think that the Great Pyramid of Egypt has given up all of its secrets but there are a number of clues and peculiarities that point to a secret door inside the King’s Chamber. In actual fact, another door has to exist because without it, it would have been impossible to seal up.

There is a 2 cm difference between the floor levels of the kings chamber and the entrance corridor into it, the latter being lower. Also, the cross-sectional area of the corridor between the Grand Gallery and the portcullis chamber is smaller than that of the corridor between the portcullis chamber and the king’s chamber. So, to put it in basic terms, the block that sealed the King’s chamber could only have been pushed into place from inside of the chamber. The block that sealed the entrance to the king’s chamber therefore never passed through the portcullis chamber.

Due to the difference in the floor level, if any thieves reached the back of this block, via the connecting chambers, they would have to smash through it to gain entrance. That’s what happened more than a thousand years ago when Al-Ma’mun broke into the King’s Chamber in 850 AD and until recently the smashed block remained inside the King’s Chamber. Where it is now is anybody’s guess.