The Amazing Megalithic Obelisks Of Axum In EthiopiaThe Kingdom of Aksum or Axum, also known as the Aksumite Empire, was a trading nation in the area of Eritrea and northern Ethiopia , which existed from approximately 100 to 940 AD. It grew from the proto-Aksumite Iron Age period c. 4th century BC to achieve prominence by the 1st century AD, and was a major player in the commerce between the Roman Empire and Ancient India.
The Axumites erected a number of large stelae, which served a religious purpose in pre-Christian times. One of these granite columns is the largest such structure in the world, standing at 90 feet. In the 7th century, early Muslims from Mecca also sought refuge from Quraysh persecution by travelling to the kingdom, a journey known in Islamic history as the First Hijra.
The main Obelisk of Axum (Amharic: የአክሱም ሐውልት?) is supposedly 1,700 years old, 24 meters tall (79-foot) is made of granite, and weighs 160 tonnes. It is ornamented with two false doors at the base and features decorations resembling windows on all sides. How could they have shaped hard granite that long ago, and on that scale?
The stelae were probably carved and erected during the 4th century A.D. by subjects of the Kingdom of Aksum, but the question remains how? With simple iron tools? Erection of stelae in Axum is stated as being a very old practice (today it is still possible to see primitive roughly carved stelae near more elaborated "obelisks".) Is it possible that they are far older than presumed?
Over the course of time, many of these stelae fell to the ground due to: structural collapse (as, perhaps, in the case of the Great Stele, measuring 33 m), possibly immediately after their erection; earthquakes (Axum is in a seismic zone); or the military incursions of the Imam Ahmad Gragn during the Ethiopian-Adal War from 1529 to 43.
I suggest, that like in Egypt, some of these granite stelae could in fact be far older than presumed, and were inherited by the Kingdom of Axum and were re-erected by them. The major damage to the one seen above may be evidence of a massive catastrophe that severely impacted the first builders, perhaps 12,000 years ago.
Researchers have uncovered a number of tombs in Axum since the 1970s but some had been pillaged and only one such grave, the so-called "Tomb of the False Door" is now open to visitors, according to UNESCO. We will be visiting the area after our Lost Ancient Technology Tour of Egypt in the Spring of 2016.
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The churches were not constructed in a traditional way but rat... continue reading
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Established after the Bronze Age collapse and the disintegration of the New Kingdom of Egypt, it was centered at Napata in its early phase. After king Kashta (“the Kushite”) invaded Egypt in the 8th century BC, the Kushite kings ruled as Pharaohs of the Twenty... continue reading
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The Osirion was originally constructed at a much ... continue reading
In order to move the Inca capital city of Cusco into the 21st century, some of the main streets have been dug up to lay and bury fiber optic cables for internet and telephone/cable service. What was uncovered on Mantas Street, which is one of the oldest in the city, shocked both the workers and residents…
Walls, as seen above which would appear to be of Inca construction, or possibly an earlier culture were discovered under the street, and these we... continue reading
One of the best aspects of studying ancient mysteries is sharing the knowledge with others, whether through my Facebook Page, Youtube Video Channel, Blog Posts, or other Media Outlets. However, direct experience is available for those who want actual “hands on” exposure to these amazing sites, and that is why we offer tours.
In September of 2014 we had the privilege of hosting three experts of megalithic ancient Egypt; Stephen Mehler, Yousef ... continue reading
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What would commonly be referred to as a sarcophagus lid reveals that it was clearly made using Lost Ancient High Technology, because the stone o... continue reading
One of the most mysterious and intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt was that of Akhenaten, who radically changed the whole course of the Egyptian civilization mainly by creating a new capital city called Amarna, Tell El Amarna, or Akhetaten, meaning “Horizon of the Aten.”
Construction started in or around Year 5 of his reign (1346 BC) and was probably completed by Year 9 (1341 BC), although it became the capital city two years earlier. To speed... continue reading
Although the Inca are the well known culture who made Cusco their capital, there are numerous examples of megalithic shaped stones which the Inca can not be said to have created. Their bronze tools would have been useless at creating these surfaces, and thus a much older and technically sophisticated people must have preceded them.
The site called Qenqo is amazing mainly because the entire stone outcrop has been shaped. Some academics believe that this w... continue reading
It was our great pleasure in September 2014 to have three experts of ancient Egypt with us visiting many sites in Peru and Bolivia. Yousef Awyan, Patricia Awyan and Stephen Mehler of the Khemit School based in the Giza area have spent decades studying the dynastic cultures, but more importantly for us the clear evidence in stone of Lost Ancient High Technology that preceded the “pharaohnic” people of Egypt.
After having thoroughly examined T... continue reading
Although ridiculed by some egyptologists, who claim these enigmatic glyphs outside of Sydney Australia are modern fakes, two Egyptian born and bred masters of hieroglyphics, Yousef Awyan and Mohamed Ibrahim believe that they tell a cohesive story, and that they are ancient.
In the above photo you can see Yousef and Mohamed in the underground complex called the Serapeum, at Saqqara. Both are master guides of ancient Egypt; Yousef having been trained by hi... continue reading
Bolivia, and especially Peru have ancient sites which conventional archaeology, though it tries, simply can not adequately explain. Such is the case of Samaipata, located on the edge of the high Amazon jungle somewhat close to the city of Santa Cruz.
First believed to have been occupied by diverse ethnic groups as early as 2000 BC, it wasn’t until 1470 AD that the Incas, the most famous tenants, first arrived. By the time the Spanish came and looted the ... continue reading