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Remains of the original casing stones. Photo by Lorenzo Dow Covington, who had a rather remarkable history of his own:

The Life and Adventures of Lorenzo Dow Covington
by Geoff Edwards

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Gorgeous in smoov weit with a golden minimid on top. It would have been stunning beyond imagining for an amazing distance in all directions, bolstering bigly the Wonder of the World aura.

 

 

When You Wish Upon A Star – sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)

Maureen712
Jun 25, 2010

This review is from: Pinocchio (Disney Gold Classic Collection) (DVD)

The one-two whammy of audience and critical indifference to “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” killed Walt Disney’s desire to experiment with the limits of animation in the 1940s. From then on, play it safe was his motto. This may be one of the greatest tragedies to beset popular American culture in the 20th century; despite the depths of pretension and kitch in “Fantasia,” it was at least evidence of a spirited mind in pursuit of the unattained — but “Pinocchio” must have broken old Walt’s heart. There are visual effects in this movie that remained unchallenged until the digital age, and it’s worth recalling that every single one of them was drawn by hand. It has one of the most beautiful and exciting musical scores in the history of the movies (I can’t hear Cliff Edwards’ high, pure falsetto holding that final note of “When You Wish Upon a Star” without chills), a deeply plangent sense of emotion that never tips over into bathos, and a wealth of detail that is still staggering after 65 years. But it may be too dark a movie to attain the popularity of more cheerful Disney cartoons like “Snow White” — although even that one can frighten the tots.

“When You Wish upon a Star” is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version of the song was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket and is heard over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year and has since become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. The American Film Institute ranked “When You Wish Upon A Star” seventh in their 100 Greatest Songs in Film History, the highest ranked Disney animated film song, and also one of only four Disney animated film songs to appear on the list, the others being “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs peaked at nineteenth, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast peaked at #62, and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King, which peaked at #99. The song reached the top five in Billboard’s Record Buying Guide, a predecessor of the retail sales chart. Popular versions included Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Horace Heidt and of course, Cliff Edwards. In Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, the song has become a Christmas song, often referring to the Star of Bethlehem. The Swedish language version is called Ser du stjärnan i det blå, roughly translated: “do you see the star in the blue(sky)”, and the Danish title is “Når du ser et stjerneskud”, which roughly translates as “When you see a shooting star”. In Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway the song is played on television every Christmas Eve’s day in the traditional Disney one-hour christmas cabaret, and the gathering of the entire family for the watching of this, is considered major Scandinavian tradition. In 2005, Julie Andrews selected the original Cliff Edwards recording for the album Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs. The song has — along with Mickey Mouse — become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. In the 1950s and 60s, Walt Disney used the song in the opening sequences of Walt Disney anthology television series. It has also been used in multiple versions of Walt Disney Pictures’ opening logos — including the present-day logo — since the 1980s. The ships of the Disney Cruise Line use the first seven notes of the song’s melody as their horn signals. Additionally, many productions at Disney theme parks — particularly fireworks shows and parades — employ the song.

Song
La Estrella Azul
Artist
Pablo Palos
Writers
Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Walt Disney Records); PEDL, EMI Music Publishing, and 8 Music Rights Societies

Yes, I remember.

There’ll never be days like those agan, Innocent, childhood days.

 

 
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megalithic super-henge

4,500-year-old megalithic super-henge found buried one mile from Stonehenge An enormous row of 90 megalithic stones has been found buried beneath the prehistoric super-henge of Durrington Walls earthworks, only one mile from the world-famous site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

The huge line of megalithic stones lies 3 feet underground and has just been discovered through the use of sophisticated radar equipment. The finding is believed to have been a huge ritual monument.

source here

Via unexplainedthings

 

 

 

Proof a Mysterious Lost Ancient GLOBAL Civilization Spanned Virtually the Entire Planet…

Bright Insight
Mar 2, 2020

This will likely blow your mind. 250+ photos and comparisons of ancient sites around the world, show that there is a LOT more to the story of our ancient past. Proof of a lost ancient global civilization that has been hiding in plain sight, for thousands of years.

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There is a discussion of this topic going on here, which is where I learned of this channel.

It is pretty fab until the rude, resident arrogant debunker pricks Harte and Hanslune chime in with their self-righteous, dismissive, ignorant horseshit. Worth your time. No, really!

Here is the original post that started said discussion:

Ancient Global Civilization

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This guy “Jimmy” compiled similarities of ancient sites.

He put it all together in a nice presentation but those who are into this stuff have been aware of it for a while but were just too lazy to articulate it.

The ruins in America, for example,were probably already ruins when the Inca came upon them and co-opted them for their own use.

Same thing with the megalithic sites in Turkey.

There’s a subterranean city there.

The same thing was recently discovered in Egypt: networks of underground tunnels dubbed the underworld.

In America also except it’s underwater already in present day.

I think there’s at least one in China where they drained the water.

Then there’s Dwarka underwater in the bay of cambay in India that’s at least 9K years old; of course there are the legends of shambhala also.

Anyway, which is older? Egyptian or Hindu civilization?

I think this all goes back to Atlantis.

Plato cited Egyptian high priests as his source on Atlantis.

Supposedly, ancient Egypt claims lineage from it.

A seafaring civilization that all traces was lost in some cataclysm.

They even had a ship buried around the pyramid. I think this was in honor/memory of Atlantis.

Its survivors became obsessed with megalithic structures to ensure they leave evidence of their existence behind.

So, the signs seem to be the strongest in the area of India, Egypt, and turkey.

So “Atlantis” logically has to be somewhere in that area.

[snip]

To those of us that have looked into this on any scale the reality of it is just too obvious.

I have not gone nearly deep enough as there are things in the video I had not known. He did not include the hundreds of pyramids all over China or various things from North America and South, too, that is twice as old as Sumeria. Did you know that cocaine has been found in some Egyptian mummies? Coca is not found natively in Egypt. It came from South America.

I adore this stuff, I really do. Even more than UFOs and even a bit more than cryptozoology…

I long for more!

 

You Won’t Believe What’s Buried Under the Sahara…Hidden Lost Ancient Civilizations

Bright Insight
Aug 27, 2019

The world’s largest non-polar desert, is actually the widespread burial grounds of countless, mysteriously unknown, ancient ruins & civilizations, that have long since been forgotten, having been consumed and hidden by the sands of time, thousands of years ago. And here’s the thing…when I say “thousands of years ago”…that’s the part where things start to get really strange…

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Image Credit: Thank you to the outstanding work of Sean McKnight (www.deviantart.com/ynot1989/a…) for green sahara image seen multiple times in this video, starting at 4:04.

Most excellent! Please watch…

 

 
Jaime Zapata El Encuentro

Jaime Zapata : “El Encuentro.

Representa a un indígena junto con un español. [ Represents an indigenous person together with a Spanish. ]

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Thank God for March. This week we’ll be seeing mid 50s on the termoskan and that is so welcome. I was never a winter person. Still windy af, though. The other day it ripped the flag off the house. Madonne.

Found a cure for my poverty, but, naturally, I’m too poor to implement it. I would need $5,000.00 to get rolling and then it would just keep on truckin.’ Unfortunately, I am exactly $5K short of the $5K needed, so, like everything else in my life, it’s just a painful pipe dream. Maybe after 4 or 5 years, I could save up that much. Theoretically possible, at least. An investing service, it is, but a rather unique one. Half of the 5 would go to them and the other half to open a brokerage account. And like I mentioned, I am 5 short with years of savings to do it. Sucks being poor.

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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple – Arashiyama, Japan by you_ji_low

Via wanderthewood

I just love the faces carved into those bushes. It’s just wonderful.

Sigh.

 

Borgund Stave

Borgund Stave Church (Norwegian: Borgund stavkyrkje) is a former parish church of the Church of Norway in Lærdal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway.

Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway.

Neat looking layer effect.

 

 

This is a few years old now but some may not know about it.

These cities were vast and they all interconnected with roads. One of my favorite things about it is the recent idea that the immense Amazon rainforest itself is the result of the overgrowth of these people’s farms and gardens after their civilization collapsed. The idea came from the fact that the majority of flora in the Amazon are fruit-bearing. I love that…

 

 

NZ calendar stone

Freddy Silva

January 22, 2019

One major discovery during my research in New Zealand: Locating one of the calendar stones set up at Castle Hill (in the background) by the Urukehu, the tall, red-haired gods who lived there before the flood, and navigated to Easter Island and Lake Titicaca. The alignment on the ‘sun-dial’ offers two dates: Orion’s Belt on winter solstice 10,450 BC, a momentous date at the Giza Pyramids and Göbekli Tepe. However, in the tradition of the indigenous Waitaha, the Southern Cross is also mentioned, and does appear above the stone on the spring equinox 14,800 BC.

All this and much much more will be included in my upcoming book this March (hopefully), tentatively titled The Missing Lands: The Search for Earth’s Pre-flood Civilization.

http://invisibletemple.com/

This is very cool and to me it is exceptionally fascinating stuff.

 

 

A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Mike Upchurch
Jan 6, 2014

Historic pre-earthquake San Francisco, 1906, with full sound design.

Background:
This film was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost. It was produced by moving picture photographers the Miles brothers: Harry, Herbert, Earle and Joe. Harry J. Miles hand-cranked the Bell & Howell camera which was placed on the front of a cablecar during filming on Market Street from 8th, in front of the Miles Studios, to the Ferry building. A few days later the Miles brothers were en route to New York when they heard news of the earthquake. They sent the negative to NY, and returned to San Francisco to discover that their studios were destroyed.

The origin of the film was an enigma for many decades, and it was long thought to have been shot in September of 1905, after being dated as such by the Library of Congress based on the state of construction of several buildings. However, in 2009 and 2010, film historian David Kiehn, co-founder of Niles Film Museum in Niles, California, dated the film to the spring of 1906 from automobile registrations and weather records. Kiehn eventually found promotional materials from the film’s original release and dated the film to April 14th, 1906, and finally gave credit to the filmmakers, the Miles Brothers.

Technical Aspects:

Film:
Sound mix: Silent
Color: B&W
Aspect Ratio; 1.33 : 1
Negative Format: 35 mm
Printed Format: 35 mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Camera: Hand-cranked Bell & Howell

Video format:
HDTV 1080I (1920 x 1080)
Pixel Aspect: Square
Editing Timebase 29.97
Compressor : H.264

Audio:
28 tracks, stereo. (without panning)

Restoration:
This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, taken from the 1906-era 35mm print owned by the Prelinger Archives. This version does not appear to have any digital restoration, except minimal contrast and brightness adjustments.

Post Effects:
This version of the film has been digitally stabilized to remove jitter by youtube user Rick88888888 in 2011.

Resources:
Sounddogs, Youtube, Horseless.com, Wikipedia, Archive.org, Streetcar.org, earlyamericalautomobiles.com, Prelinger Archives, Niles Film Museum.

Music:
“Crazy Rhythm” played by Brad Kaye.

Accuracy:
Automobile sounds are all either Ford Model T, or Model A, which came out later, but which have similarly designed engines, and sound quite close to the various cars shown in the film. The horns are slightly inaccurate as mostly bulb horns were used at the time, but were substituted by the far more recognizable electric “oogaa” horns, which came out a couple years later. The streetcar sounds are actual San Francisco streetcars. Doppler effect was used to align the sounds.

Produced by:
The Miles Brothers

Photographed by:
Harry J Miles

Sound Design by:
Mike Upchurch

This is really fascinating!

I got wind of it via this thread on my internet “home:”

Incredible Film of Market Street, San Francisco 4 days before 1906 Earthquake

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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 06:55 PM

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Spotted this on another forum and thought it was worth sharing with my ATS friends. Sound is a studio job, but it works really well. Really gave me the chills once in a while thinking about how normal that day was and what was to come. Enjoy!

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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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All those people are pretty much dead now. More evidence of the fleeting nature of existence.

Hey, that guy cut me off!

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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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Ha, ha, ha!
I thought traffic is bad now!
At least we have crosswalks & traffic lights!

Thanks! That was really neat!
An awesome glimpse into the past.
Almost gave me a headache though, holding my breath…
waiting to see who or what, was going to get hit first!!!

Gotta love the guy with the bag, that crosses the street,
& jumps into the back of a random wagon!
And the lady in the dark dress that crosses the street from left to right.
She never looked left or right that I could see!
You go girl!!! Ha, ha! Wouldn’t want to mess with her!!!

People must have had much steadier nerves,
& a lot less anger issues back then!!!
WOQ

LOL. Very cool.

 

 

143 New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru with the help of A.I. Technology | Ancient Architects

Ancient Architects
Nov 18, 2019

Huge thanks to Michael Wolf for alerting me about this story!

A team of Japanese researchers from Yamagata University and IBM Research have discovered an incredible 143 stunning geoglyphs, etched into the desert in southern Peru around the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

It is yet another example of how technology is assisting archaeology because a number of images were found using state-of-the-art AI technology developed by IBM, finds that were then confirmed with an on-site investigations.

The geoglyphs include humans, birds, camels, cats and other animals and were found between 2016 and 2018. They were identified through fieldwork and analysing high-resolution 3D data and aerial photography. Incredibly, one geoglyph in particular was solely discovered with AI technology, without the aid of humans, making it the first geoglyph discovered by an AI.

Back in April 2018 I reported in a video that Peruvian archaeologists in the Palpa province of Peru had discovered more than 50 new geoglyphs (youtu.be/gpkc7-9_604) so this new discovery by the Japanese team builds on the ever-expanding line of study.

Watch this video to learn more and please Like, Subscribe and Comment below!

All images are taken from Yamagata University. Please visit www.yamagata-u.ac.jp/en/infor… for full detailed information on the new discoveries.

This is a pleasant bit of news, I must say. I love it when new pieces of the puzzle are discovered!

 

 

Silver plate depicting David slaying a lion, Byzantine, 7th century [3659×3658]

Source: historyarchaeologyartefacts

Nifty keen, Cap’n!

 

 

This is the lovely Lanyon Quoit monolith in Madron, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Lanyon Quoit

I love those angles! This is a sports/racing model, clearly.

If you go a bit further out along a mostly indiscernable path from here towards an aged mine you will find these…

Lanyon Quoit

And a bit further…

Lanyon Quoit

And further…

Lanyon Quoit

And you come upon this christening station.

Lanyon Quoit

Cool, eh?

Read about the journey wherein these goodies were found at Unexpected walk into a very remote monolithic stone circle, UK.

Amazing whats out there, unseen for a very long time.

Be well.

 

 

Where Some Bigfoot Go – Shrine to Dead Person Found With Bones & A Dead Lizard

Colorado Bigfoot
Published on Aug 17, 2019

354 Comments

Linda Story 1 week ago
OMG! I heard it plain as day, “I’m right here.”

Crystal: Paranormal’s Paramour 1 week ago
I heard it too and I was hoping I would find another comment about it!!

Gecko 1 week ago
What time ?

Crystal: Paranormal’s Paramour 1 week ago

@Gecko @ 1:50

Elliott Tucker 1 week ago
I hear it, but it seems like the other person there, talking to Marc

J_Math _David 1 week ago
Yeah it was so “blatant” that I thought Marc put it in as a joke?

mikelsworld74 1 week ago (edited)
My g-d its so clear. I got a chill hearing Ed say I’m right here. Of course an atheist would say its fake.

Dan Cook 1 week ago
That’s amazing if real! Shitty as hell if Marc faked that with a buddy. I’m on the fence here.

J_Math _David1 week ago
Dan Cook Well that solves it for me because Marc wouldn’t fake that in my opinion. I wasn’t thinking about him faking it, I was just thinking of it as like a joke. Wow… but I’m not surprised. I mean, after seeing all of Marc’s videos with all the creatures I’ve seen in them, a human (dead or alive) doesn’t surprise me in the least!

Neuronaut Alpha-11 week ago (edited)
Dude, its clear as a bell, YOU: ARE YOU AROUND? REPLY: YEAH IM RIGHT HERE. DUDE YOU GOTTA HEAR THAT . At 1:50 or was that the dude with you.

Shawic 1 week ago
I heard it too. Very clear.

Moyz 66 1 week ago
OMG! So did I. Clear as a bell?

Yann Biron 1 week ago
Thanks for pointing that out, didn’t heard it the first time. Man that gave me chills, amazing!

GhostCity Shelton 1 week ago
The 1st time his name was said there is another EVP … Says like “What” or “Here”. It is very soft and very quick.

Crystal: Paranormal’s Paramour 1 week ago
@GhostCity Shelton
yes!

Andrew Potter 1 week ago
Holy crap I heard it!!! I’m right here¡!!

neri cello 3 days ago
Me too!!!!!!

Joseph Fargnoli 1 week ago

Good look at what it’s like out there in Bigfoot territory. Loving the added weirdness of the shrine. Seriously. What is up with that? Of course the icing on this cake are the two EVPs. Nice and clear.

Excellent.

 

 

America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilisation, by Graham Hancock

GrahamHancockDotCom
Published on Aug 9, 2019

Graham Hancock’s new book, published 2019, is the New York Times top 10 nonfiction bestseller “America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization”. From March through June 2019, Graham toured widely in the UK, the US and Canada, speaking about the book. The talk, offered free-to-view here, is the only version that will be available online and was given in Graham’s hometown, Bath, on Saturday April 6th 2019. The event organiser was Toppings Books and the venue was Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath. Graham’s daughter, Shanti Faiia, formerly a lawyer, now a healer and yoga teacher, sings the song “Waiting on an Angel” in the opening 5 minutes before the talk begins. More on Shanti’s work here: www.shantifaiia.com/. More on “America Before” here: . Graham’s website here: grahamhancock.com/. facebook Twitter

Videography and video editing by Luke Hancock

Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life’s work to find out — and in America Before he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion.

Hancock’s research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientific rebels responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient ‘New World’ cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected ‘Old World’ cultures.

Have archaeologists focussed for too long only on the ‘Old World’ in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the ‘New World’? ‘America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilisation’ is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock’s body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.

I was fortunate enough to catch Graham giving this lecture at a lovely church in the east SoHo. It was wonderful and revealed much more new info than I ever expected.

It all started here!

That is HUGE.

 

 

Episode 19 Forbidden History of Globalism 1918-1920

The Invisible Critic
Published on Aug 15, 2019

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WOKE GOY 6 days ago
Bela Kun’s real name : Bela Kohn ((cough cough)) Trotsky’s real name: Lev Bronstein…you guessed it ((massive cough cough)). What’s that line from Hitler?? Something about shining a light or probing something evil and depraved and ALWAYS finding the same thing.

Interesting stuff, history is so important for any chance of making sense of the world.

Unfortunately, only a pitiful few recognize that fact.

 

 

Well now!

This is a most excellent discovery. I hope we get to see some good stuff soon.

Goliath’s True Hometown Found? (Giant Sized Ruins)

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Soren Dreier
Author: Haaretz
August 3, 2019
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Goliath’s True Hometown Found? Lost 3,000-year-old Philistine City Emerges Beneath Gath

Massive fortifications hidden beneath previously excavated settlement in southern Israel may have inspired biblical traditions about Goliath and other hulks

Archaeologists excavating the ancient Philistine city of Gath have uncovered massive 3,000-year-old fortifications of a size unprecedented for their time and place. The discovery could help explain why the Bible names this town as a home to giants, the researchers say.

The monumental ruins emerged in recent months beneath the remains of a later and already well-explored layer of the Philistine settlement, indicating that researchers have stumbled upon an older city that was partially or completely built over by subsequent generations.

If Goliath did once exist, his hometown would apparently have been this earlier city, not the one under archaeological investigation for decades.

The discovery suggests that Gath was at the peak of its power much earlier than previously thought, putting its heyday around the time when the city features heavily in the biblical narrative as a fierce rival of the early Israelites as well as the hometown of Goliath and other outsized biblical warriors.

“I’ve been digging here for 23 years, and this place still manages to surprise me,” says Aren Maeir, a professor of archaeology at Bar-Ilan University who leads the expedition in Gath. “All along we had this older, giant city that was hiding just a meter under the city we were digging.”

Located in southern Israel, the site is known today as Tell es-Safi. As the name suggests, it is a tell – a mound largely made up of the stratified ruins of multiple settlements left over by millennia of human habitation.

Finds at Tell es-Safi range from remains dated to the 5th millennium B.C.E. to a medieval Crusader castle and a modern Arab village destroyed in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Most scholars accept the identification of this site as the biblical Gath, in large part because of its location and the major Philistine-era remains found there.

Gath is mentioned in the Bible more times than any of the five major Philistine cities (the other four being Ekron, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza). Gath is said to have hosted the Ark of the Covenant for a brief time after the Philistines captured it from the Israelites (1 Samuel 5:8) and it is where David sought refuge twice from king Saul, eventually becoming a mercenary for the city’s ruler, Achish (1 Samuel 21 and 1 Samuel 27).

A hidden city emerges

Archaeologists have been digging Philistine Gath for decades, uncovering temples, mud brick houses and massive oil presses that paint the picture of a bustling city sprawling over 500 dunams (50 hectares) with a population of around 5,000-10,000.

“This was the largest Philistine city and probably one of the largest in the Iron Age Levant,” Maeir says. “Larger cities were only found outside the Levant, such as in Egypt and Mesopotamia.”

Those Philistine remains were dated to a period called the Iron Age IIA, roughly from the end of the 10th century B.C.E. to the late ninth century B.C.E., when the city was destroyed in a conflagration, probably in the conquest of the area by the Aramean king Hazael around 830 B.C.E. – an event recorded in the Bible (2 Kings 12:17). Gath never recovered from that blow: it was later rebuilt as a small Judahite settlement but was destroyed again by the Assyrians at the end of the eighth century B.C.E.

Until now, researchers thought that Philistine Gath flourished mainly during that fairly brief window between the late 10th century B.C.E. and Hazael’s arrival, even though that period is a bit later than most of the biblical stories in which the city features. (If we trust the biblical chronology, Saul and David, who so frequently had dealings with the Gittites, would have lived in the late 11th-early 10th centuries B.C.E.)

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Giants. Love giants. We’ve had tons of magically disappearing giant skeletons and their their giant accessories … and now, thank God, we get giant buildings! Yay. Not so easily disappeared, eh.

How sweet it is.

I still have no clue as to why the species of giant human that seemed to reside world-wide remains secreted away and not talked of except those rare truth seekers who are marginalized.

It’s just wrong and may this discovery open the floodgates!

 

 

maya beehive

Archaeologists in the ancient city of Nakum in northeastern Guatemala recently made a big discovery. Beneath a vast ritual platform dating from around 100 BCE to 300 CE they discovered a foot-long, barrel-shaped ceramic tube with covers at each end.

It is nearly identical to wooden beehives still made from hollow logs by Maya living in the region today. Their discovery is the only known Maya beehive. Since most beehives would probably have been wooden, they probably would not have survived.

Source: archaeology.org

God, the Maya are far from ancient! Mainstream archaeology has no clue whatsoever.

Sigh.

 

I was just thinking about my good friend John and I thought I would share with you the film he made so long ago with Dr. Schoch. I like it as it is right up my alley and I hope you will enjoy it, too.

Mystery of the Sphinx

Imperial Sevens
Published on May 24, 2012

The Mystery of the Sphinx, introduced American viewers to the discovery by John Anthony West and Robert Schoch that the Great Sphinx of Giza might be thousands of years older than its assumed date of 2500 BC. Narrated by Charlton Heston, the documentary provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians possessed scientific knowledge unknown to us and carried on the wisdom tradition of an earlier lost civilization.

Music “Crown of Egypt” by Fritz Heede

Someday I hope to go there and experience it all for myself firsthand.

I know in my heart that the Giza plateau is very, very old, much older than even John and Robert initially estimated. I would say the Sphinx and the main pyramids date from before the end of the last Ice Age.

Not much left from that civilization, but they got around and they built things better than any human beings have since. Evidence of that is more readily seen in South America where you can dig down to the buildings that lie underneath. The deeper you go, the better the construction. By large margins at each divide. Interesting, that. Something beyond imagining must have happened to take out those people and their constructions so thoroughly.

I fully agree when he said:

“Egyptian civilization was not a development, it was a legacy” – John Anthony West

Enjoy.

Peace.