Iron pillar of Delhi The iron pillar of Delhi The Iron Pillar located in Delhi, India, is a 7 m (23 ft) column in the Qutb complex, notable for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists and metallurgists and has been called "a testament to the skill of ancient Indian blacksmiths" because of its high resistance to corrosion. The corrosion resistance results from an even layer of crystalline iron hydrogen phosphate forming on the high phosphorus content iron, which serves to protect it from the effects of the local Delhi climate. Description The Iron pillar stands within the courtyard of Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque Text and translation of the inscription in English at the site The height of the pillar, from the top of its capital to the bottom of its base, is 7.21 m (23.7 ft), 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in) of which is below ground. A fence was erected around the pillar in 1997 in response to damage caused by visitors. Original location R.
Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden? By Tom Knox Updated: 11:10 GMT, 5 March 2009 For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as 'sacred'. The man looked left and right: there were similar stone rectangles, peeping from the sands. They certainly were important. The site has been described as 'extraordinary' and 'the most important' site in the world A few weeks after his discovery, news of the shepherd's find reached museum curators in the ancient city of Sanliurfa, ten miles south-west of the stones. They got in touch with the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul. As he puts it: 'As soon as I got there and saw the stones, I knew that if I didn't walk away immediately I would be here for the rest of my life.' Remarkable: The intricate carvings were done by humans who had not mastered language or other basic skills Schmidt stayed. So far, so remarkable.
Göbekli Tepe Notre vision de la protohistoire est en train de changer grâce à la découverte, en Turquie méridionale, d'un temple vieux de 12.000 ans qui appartient à une civilisation inconnue. La nouvelle est d'importance, pas seulement pour accroître nos connaissances sur cette lointaine période de notre histoire, mais parce qu'elle représente un lâcher-prise révolutionnaire de la part de l'archéologie "main stream". Le "courant principal" de l'archéologie est, d'ordinaire, beaucoup plus frileux. A quoi ressemblent ces vestiges ? Dans une structure ovale, des stèles plates, en forme de T, rythment l'espace en présentant des bas-reliefs d'animaux divers : panthères ou tigres, reptiles, renards, sangliers, etc. Non loin de là, à Çatal Hüyük, c'était des taureaux. David Lewis-Williams qualifie Göbekli Tepe de "site archéologique le plus important au monde." La statue pourrait fort bien être beaucoup plus ancienne ! Ceci étant dit, s'agit-il vraiment de la plus vieille statue de pierre ?
Göbekli Tepe Göbekli Tepe The function of the structures is not yet clear. The most common opinion, shared by excavator Klaus Schmidt, is that they are early neolithic sanctuaries. Discovery The site was first noted in a survey conducted by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago in 1963. In 1994, Klaus Schmidt, now of the German Archaeological Institute, who had previously been working at Nevalı Çori, was looking for another site to lead a dig. The following year, he began excavating there in collaboration with the Şanlıurfa Museum. Dating View of site and excavation The imposing stratigraphy of Göbekli Tepe attests to many centuries of activity, beginning at least as early as the epipaleolithic, or Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), in the 10th millennium BC. There are a number of radiocarbon dates (presented with one standard deviation errors and calibrations to BCE): The Hd samples are from charcoal in the lowest levels of the site and would date the active phase of occupation. Plateau
Atlantis Found: Giant Sphinxes, Pyramids In Bermuda Triangle | Science and Technology - Nightly (Before It's News) (Editor’s Note: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of the author of this story, Terrence Aym. Please visit his obituary here.) Join my Twitter feed | Like my Facebook page Perhaps eclipsing the discoveries of Troy and King Tut’s tomb is the discovery of Atlantis. Atlantis found in Bermuda Triangle Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. According to a report by arclein of Terra Forming Terra, Cuban Subsea Pyramid Complex, the evidence points to the city being simultaneously inundated with rising waters and the land sinking into the sea. The disaster may have occurred at the end of the last Ice Age. The Greek philosopher Plato wrote of lost Atlantis At the end of last Ice Age sea levels were nearly 400 feet lower than present day levels. ‘Atlantis The Lost Continent’ [Image: MGM Studios] Atlanticú.
The Ajanta Caves – Ancient Temples Carved from Rock Two thousand two hundred years ago work began on an extensive series of cave monuments in Maharashtra, India. Over a period of hundreds of years, thirty one monuments were hewn piece by piece from the rock face. Then, some speculate around the year 1000AD, they fell in to disuse. Dense jungle grew around, hiding the caves away from human eyes. They Ajanta caves lay undisturbed for hundreds of years. Then, in April 1819, during the time of the British Raj, an officer with the unassuming name of John Smith came rediscovered a doorway to one of the temples. One can only imagine what went through Smith's head when he made his find. The nearest human habitation is Ajinṭhā, a tiny village a few miles away from the caves. The first caves were hewn from the bare rock at the time of The Sātavāhana Empire which started around 230BC. There are paintings everywhere – literally. They were created using an ancient method. Image Credit Flickr User Ashok666
Göbekli Tepe un site qui repousse les limites de l’archéologie traditionnelle | Si nous traduisons « Göbekli Tepe » en français, nous obtenons quelque chose comme « le nombril de la colline ». Ce site archéologique est situé en Turquie, près de la frontière avec la Syrie. Officiellement découvert en 1994 par l’allemand Klaus Schmidt, le lieu avait été répertorié par l’américain Peter Benoît en 1963, mais avait été identifié à tort comme un site de sépulture d’une époque relativement récente. Ce site pose un réel problème à l’archéologie dite "officielle" puisque la datation scientifiquement obtenue nous donne 11,500 ans, rien de moins! Le site est composé de plusieurs bâtiments de forme circulaire de différentes grosseurs. Des gravures d’animaux ont également été réalisées sur ces colonnes, certains démontrant une maîtrise de la sculpture de pierre. Lorsque j’ai vu ce site pour la première fois, de par sa forme particulière, cela m’a fait immédiatement penser à des ponts d’encrage, une espèce de spatioport.
Göbekli Tepe | DIVINE ARTS :: Arts • Culture • Spirit Syria’s civil war has been going on for 19 months now. An estimated 33,000 people have died—mostly civilians. Mortar rounds stray across the border into Turkey. Come winter, there could be as many as 700,000 refugees crossing as well if something isn’t done to end this conflict. How ironic that a mere thirty-five miles north of the Syrian border’s cluster bombs is what may very well be earth’s oldest sacred site. What might Göbekli Tepe be telling us? Around 11,000 B.C.E. we humans were just slipping out of an ice age. It’s a baffling thirty acre complex of stone circles all much older than Stonehenge. But from what we can see, we’re getting a new understanding of how accomplished these early Neolithic hunter-gatherers were. Like the Four-Corners’ Chaco Canyon complex, this one too was deliberately buried and then abandoned. Silbury Hill at Avebury, England, was also made by humans and forms another pregnant belly. No related posts.