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Secret Files on The Eye of The Sahara & The Lost Ancient City of Atlantis | Richat Structure Africa

Bright Insight
May 22, 2021

Bizarre Declassified CIA files on The Eye of The Sahara (The Richat Structure) – The Lost City of Atlantis, hidden in plain sight?

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YAY! Jimmy is back with some weird CIA files on the Richat and more new info on the structure and the region. Highly recommended! You can watch his three previous Richat videos right here.

 

portal vilnius

Posted by u/verylateish

The city of Vilnius, Lithuania has put up a statue that offers a “portal” to the Polish city of Lublin, allowing people to see each other in real time.

That’s rather cool. A fine and thoughtful thing to do for the people’s pleasure and peace of mind.

 

the Palace of the Masks

Posted by u/Fuckoff555

The façade of the Palace of the Masks, at the ancient Mayan site of Kabah, decorated with 250 large stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac. 8th-10th century CE, located in the state of Yucatán in Mexico [2848×4288]

 

seated Hathour

My friend Sohaila Hussein posted this pic today…

In Boston now
Haven’t seen a seated Hathour in menkaura triads
Notice his cartouche in red circle

Pretty neat!

 

r/archeologyworld – Posted by u/maylam018

The Derinkuyu underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city with depth of 85 meters, located in Turkey. The city was protected by doors made of massive stone wheels that could be rolled in from of an entrance, essentially making it another wall.

Derinkuyu – massive ancient multi level underground cities

Ultimate Mysterious
May 15, 2021

The Derinkuyu underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city located in Turkey. The city has at least eight levels and depth of 85 meters , deeper than any of the other underground complexes found in the area, and is fitted with thousands of ventilation shafts and water ways that provided fresh air and water to each level of the site. It is large enough to have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores.

It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found throughout Cappadocia. The city was protected by doors made of massive stone wheels that could be rolled in from of an entrance, essentially making it another wall.

Humans do great things sometimes…

 

The city walls of Diyarbekir

Posted to r/archeologyworld by u/Sanetosane

The city walls of Diyarbekir, southern Turkey, one of the great historic cities of the Near East and a centre of Assyrian, Armenian and Kurdish civilisations. Built by Roman emperors between 367 and 375, they are the longest and widest continuous city walls anywhere in the world.

 

The Great Sphinx of Giza before excavation

Via my dear friend Sohaila Hussein

‘The Great Sphinx of Giza before excavation, photo by Donald McLeish, 1921, in Egypt. from National Geographic.’

Sweet!

 

marble thrones

Posted 2 hours ago to r/archeologyworld by u/Sanetosane

Two majestic marble thrones dating back to the 2nd century BC are among the treasures of the little-known of the Amphiareion of Oropos, north of Athens.

2 hours ago, Sanetosane added:

The site of a holy spring where tales of heroes blended into myth, it is said that the earth once opened up and swallowed a chariot owned by Amphiaraos in that very spot

 

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These mysterious stone structures in Saudi Arabia are older than the pyramids

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Tom Metcalfe
Fri, April 30, 2021, 10:11 AM · 4 min read

Thousands of monumental structures built from walls of rock in Saudi Arabia are older than Egypt’s pyramids and the ancient stone circles of Britain, researchers say – making them perhaps the earliest ritual landscape ever identified.

A study published Thursday in the journal Antiquity shows that the mysterious structures dotted around the desert in northwestern Saudi Arabia – called “mustatils” from the Arabic word for “rectangle” – are about 7,000 years old. That’s much older than expected, and about 2,000 years older than either Stonehenge in England or the oldest Egyptian pyramid.

“We think of them as a monumental landscape,” said Melissa Kennedy, an archaeologist at the University of Western Australia in Perth and an author of the study. “We are talking about over 1,000 mustatils. These things are found over 200,000 square kilometers [77,000 square miles], and they’re all very similar in shape … so perhaps it’s the same ritual belief or understanding.”

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“There must have been a great level of communication over a very big area, because how they were constructed was communicated to people,” lead author Hugh Thomas, an archaeologist at the same university, said.

The research is funded by the Royal Commission for AlUla, which has been established by the government of Saudi Arabia to preserve the heritage of the AlUla region in the northwest of the country, where many mustatils are found.

Some of the ancient structures are more than 1,500 feet long, but comparatively narrow, and they’re often clustered together. They’re usually built on bedrock, often on rocky outcrops above the desert, but also in mountains and in relatively low-lying areas.

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The simplest mustatils were made by piling up rocks into low walls a few feet high to form long rectangles, with a thicker “head” wall at the highest end and a narrow entranceway on the opposite side. The researchers think they may have been built to guide a procession from one end to the other. But they also found many mustatils that were much more complex than they first thought, containing pillars, standing stones and smaller “cells” of rock walls. Kennedy and Thomas estimate one mustatil they surveyed was built by moving more than 12,000 tons of basalt stone – an arduous task that must have taken dozens of people months to complete.

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Very cool! There’s more to this article, linked at the top, so check it out, eh.

These, of course, are really around 5,000 years newer than the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx, but they have to toe the line or be pummeled by the lamestream archaeologists, eh.

 

skull-implant

r/interestingasfuck

Posted by u/Scaulbylausis, 5 hours ago

A trepanation was performed on this Inca skull and a gold plate was used as an implant that shows clear bone reconstruction and osseointegration, that is, the patient survived.

i.imgur.com/h11Z8Q…

midrandom, 4 hours ago

This skull is in the Museum of Gold, in Lima, Peru and is about 1600 years old. Here’s some info about the history of cranioplasty, including a reference to this individual.

neupsykey.com/cranioplasty/

 

train station china

My lady sent this a while ago because she was intrigued by the look of this enormous structure and wondered what it was.

I’ve spaced it for too long, methinks, as the website for it at peoplerail in China has stopped working for me. Sigh. YMMV.

It’s a train station. May well be the biggest one I’ve ever seen. It is certainly amongst the neatest looking!

Peace,

 

Originally posted at What’s All This, Then? on June 4th, 2009.

luna strange

Sticking with the lunar theme, here we have a crop from a moon photo, AS16-116-18603, taken by the crew of Apollo 16. The original, as released, can be found at a couple of places, though the Apollo Archive has the cleanest one. There are a couple of other pictures of this spot as well. Inspiration to do some personal exploration into these photos was provided by Keith Laney via his page on this image entitled Apollo Digs #2.

Above we see a crop of the main grouping of strange objects in this apparent junkpile on the surface. The astronauts, Commander John W. Young and Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke Jr., made it a point to get a few shots of this scene and they took one of an intrepid explorer posing nicely alongside it, digging into the ground for samples. Apparent is what seems to be a pile of half-buried and lightly encrusted hardware; a slab sticking upright at a jaunty angle, a flared cylinder just beyond it, to its right a solid cylindrical shaft and a few smaller suspicious objects closer to the camera to boot… hmmm.

This image puts a serious stretch to the believability band regarding the remote possibility that these objects could have come to be eroded into these shapes… and all together like this… via a natural course of events.

The one right below is shaped very, very much like a support base, or perhaps a shelf extension to a desk, complete with a reinforcing bar and stand on its underside. Note the nicely radiused corner. Note that although sturdy it’s not that thick and said thickness is uniform. The support bar/stand assembly is pretty heavy duty, good for holding up something reasonably weighty. I wonder if they took this thing back with them. I certainly would have.

luna strange

Below is item two in the series, just to the right of our slab above, a cylindrical shape of robust thickness and uniformity with a well defined lip and what looks like a circular depression at the center of the interior surface. What appear as gear-like teeth can be seen along the rim. A couple of small “rocks” in front of it are mighty gear-looking as well. Could this really be erosion, or pareidolia? How? Tell me!

The Astronauts were obviously most intrigued by these objects – and they were right there – up close and personal. And being deadly serious military men I imagine they truly didn’t have either the time or the inclination to mess about.

So, here they be. Make of them what you will…

luna strange

 

colossi of memnon

1ilypad
11 hours ago · edited 10 hours ago

IIRC Lake Moeris had a couple of Colossi built by Amenhotep III that were present up to the 18th century CE and have since disappeared. Archeologists in the 1930s found the two large platforms that they once stood upon.

Herodotus probably saw the Colossi and exaggerated their size due to part of the platforms being submerged and his imagination running wild.

Two of Amenhoteps III’s Colossi, he built quite a few of them, still exist in Luxor so you can see what they could have looked like:

Colossi of Memnon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossi_of_Memnon

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People who hate Herodotus are just so freaking annoying. Then again, most Egyptologists are either sheep or jackasses, IMHO.

ETA:

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Posted by
u/wowserbowser879
3 hours ago

West of the Nile River near Luxor the Colossi of Memnon have been reported to sing at sunrise and sunset according to Strabo, Pliny, Pausanias, Tacitus, Philostratus and Juvenal

 

ouroboros

r/ArtefactPorn

Posted by
u/chubachus
14 hours ago

Pair of ancient Roman gold snake bracelets, 1st century CE. [1799×1560]

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Sweet.

 

Goddess Uma

r/ArtefactPorn

Posted by
u/qualityover_quantity
11 hours ago

Goddess Uma, Gilt Bronze, Cleveland Museum of Art. Nepal, 11th Century [2771×3400]

 

oldest basketphoto credit: YANIV BERMAN/IAA

The-10_500-year-old-basket-as-found-in-Muraba‘at-Cave.

The story is here!

Oldest woven basket in the world found in Israel, dates back 10,000 years

The basket was found empty and closed with a lid. Only a small amount of soil was retrieved in it and the researchers hope it will help identify what the vessel contained.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN MARCH 16, 2021 20:37

Fascinating.

 

Shigir Idol

r/ArtefactPorn

Posted by
u/Fuckoff555
5 days ago

The 11,500 years old Shigir Idol is the oldest known wooden sculpture in the world and may have stood more than 5 m high. It’s now on display at the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Yekaterinburg, Russia [1079×1134]

Ooh, sweet.

 

The Head of St. Benedictus

r/ArtefactPorn

Posted by
u/SixteenSeveredHands
12 hours ago

The Head of St. Benedictus, at Muri Abbey in Switzerland: Another Catacomb Saint whose skull was exhumed from the Roman catacombs in 1681; it was then consecrated, decorated, and taken to Switzerland to be displayed as the relic of St. Benedictus [407×611]

Awesome.

 

The lady with long hair

r/archeologyworld

Posted by
u/Sanetosane
3 days ago

“The lady with long hair” is one of the most significant mummies in Huaca Huallamarca (San Isidro, Lima). It’s believed to be a princess buried alive. Her hair found intact. Believed to be from 200 BC.

Whoa!

 

25 Nephilim Architectures Discovered in the Andes, Historians Puzzled by Highly Bizarre Feats

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So I’m only halfway through and felt I should post this. It has quite a lot of places that I’ve never heard of and despite the odd title, thankfully I’ve heard no woo so far. The info I am hearing is quite good and well-presented.

 

Image Credit : Mirsa Islas

Archaeologists Discover Bas-Relief of Golden Eagle at Aztec Templo Mayor

January 25, 2021

A team of archaeologists from the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of a bas-relief depicting an American golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos canadensis).

For the Mexica, the bird of prey was closely related to war and sacrifice, while being considered a nahual of the sun and, therefore, also of its tutelary god, Huitzilopochtli.

The relief was excavated at the foot of the Templo Mayor (the main temple of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan in present-day Mexico City), in the central axis that crosses the ‘chapel’ of Huitzilopochtli and the monumental sculpture of the goddess Coyolxauhqui.

Read the rest!

I love this… the ancients were just so fabulous. And the Aztec were not6 all that ancient. To my view of ancient, that is. : )

 

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Old photos of Maori Warriors with facial tattoo or moko. Some holding weapons and in traditional dress

newguineatribalart

 

3 Most Recent Mysterious Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Dec 19, 2020

3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. Today, we take a look at these 3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained.

The dense tangle of the jungle conceals untold secrets and it’s depths and mysteries are likely not fully known and understood by a single person on this planet—not even the native tribes that have spent their lives surviving by mastering the resources hiding within the danger.

Legends abound as to what exactly could be hidden far out of sight within the Amazon, and some of these seemingly-fantastical stories have their basis in fact and first-hand accounts.

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3 Most Recent Mysterious Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Jan 20, 2021

3 most recent mysterious Jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. Today, we take a look at these 3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained.

With so much of our planet being made up of jungle and forest land, it is unsurprising that there are secrets and mysteries concealed within these beautiful areas. From finding new animals who live alongside us, to uncovering artifacts, the possibilities are boundless as to what we could stumble across within the trees.

One can only hope and wonder as to what and who we may find in the future, but for now, we can only reflect on the phenomenal secrets that have been uncovered from within the Jungles.

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Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

Ahhh, mysteries!

 

Götz von Berlichingen

r/Damnthatsinteresting

Posted 8 hours ago by u/Psilocybination

Everyone, meet Götz von Berlichingen, the creator of “lick my ass.”

Wow.

 

Viking ring castle

Viking ring castle in Denmark, dating from c. 980 AD.

Read more: museum-of-artifacts.blogspot.com/2015/10/vikings.html

Source: museum-of-artifacts

That looks pretty cool.

 

troll

TerryMcGuire

oh boy a custom title
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posted on Jan, 18 2021 @ 12:50 PM
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And my avatar is an ancient troll who sat down on his haunches to munch a little granola and was petrified by an alien petrification beam in 1158 AD.

I speak from no authority but one of myriad ways by which existence perceives itself.

k, mate

 

Shi Cheng, The Lion City

Nice new post at r/interestingasfuck

Posted 17 hours ago by u/Fluid-Daydreamer

The Lion City, otherwise known as Shi Cheng, is an ancient submerged city located 130ft beneath Qiandao Lake, China. A maze of white temples, memorial arches, paved roads, and houses are hidden there. It’s around 1300 yrs old.

Very cool indeed.

I did not look, but I bet it is spelled Xi instead of Shi.

 

NEVER Before Seen Video INSIDE The BENT Pyramid of Egypt! Lost Civilizations & the Ancient Egyptians

Bright Insight
Jan 4, 2021

INCREDIBLE! First ever video footage INSIDE the Bent Pyramid of Egypt! Researchers have waited more than 5 decades to see what the interior structure of the Bent Pyramid looks like. This video was filmed on November 30th, 2020 and is among the first to ever show the public what the interior of this incredible ancient site looks like. This pyramid had been closed to researchers and the public up until June of 2019, and very few people have had the privilege to enter this incredible ancient site.

Incredible is right! Just excellent.

Well, Jimmy has beaten my friend Next Anyextee to the punch with this. Next is just finishing up the editing of his video on his own exploration of the interior of the Bent Pyramid. Next studied under my dear friend, the late, great John Anthony West and I can hardly wait to see his piece! Not to take anything away from Jimmy, who I think is an awesome fellow, as regulars know!

There’s a nice discussion goin on here on ATS, as well.

 

gtam

A GTAm visits the Santuario de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Source: mardenostuff

Mmm a favorite!

 

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The Gate of the Sun, also known as the Gateway of the Sun, is a monolith carved in the form of an arch or gateway at the site of Tiahuanaco by the Tiwanaku culture, an Andean civilization of Bolivia that thrived around Lake Titicaca in the Andes of western South America around 500-950 CE.

centuriespast

This site is sacred and the stuff of legends and incredible happenings took place here in the past when it was active.

I want to go to this place so bad, but, sadly, it will never happen.

 

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‘Hetty Pegler’s Tump’ or Uley Prehistoric Long Barrow, Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Via thesilicontribesman

The Old Ones!

 

Yirawala Aboriginal Bark painting

Yirawala Aboriginal Bark painting

Via newguineatribalart

Very cool…

 

The Eye of Horus

Sohaila Hussein

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THE EYE OF HORUS – WADJET

The Eye of Horus (also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat), is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, prosperity, restoration and good health.

Arguably the most recognizable symbol of Ancient Egypt, the Eye of Horus references the myth of the god Horus, who, in a demonstration of sacrifice, loses his eye during a heroic fight.

Following the battle, Horus’s eye is miraculously restored by another deity, referencing the concept of restoration.

The Eye of Horus thus metaphorizes the battle between order and chaos.

Jewelry and amulets were often carved in the shape of the Eye of Horus, as the symbol ensured wellness and protection for the wearer.

In a funerary context, the eye offered a safe passage to the afterlife for the departed.

Likewise, Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern sailors often painted the eye on the brows of their vessels in order to guarantee a sound voyage.

The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, the creator god, and represents many of the same concepts of power and protection.
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Source: Merrin Gallery, New York.

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Ahh, Sohaila rocks and knows so much…

 

Sohaila Hussein

Yesterday at 7:16 AM Shared with Members of JAW Grockles

PRIESTESS RANNAI

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Rannai was a priestess (singer) of the god Amon, and wife of Amenhotep, the priest.

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This figurine is from a tomb in the Valley of the Nobles, located in the necropolis at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna on the western bank of Thebes, presently Luxor.

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New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, c.1479-1425 BC.
Made from the precious ebony wood.
Tap on image for full view.

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My friend Sohaila always delivers the goods!

 

Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Egypt 1897 [AI Colorized, Denoised, Sharpened, Upscaled, 60fps]

History in Color
Nov 15, 2020

The original black and white footage was shot by Alexander Promio for Lumiere brothers in 1897. Restored it to color using Neural Networks.

* Colorized using AI.
* Denoised video to remove dirt and grains.
* Frames interpolated to 60 frames per second.
* Added sound for ambience.

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Wow!

Very, very cool indeed!