Category Archives: Artefacts

A 3000 year old cooper mask from Argentina sheds new light on South American metalwork development

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Archaeologists who have discovered the mask stated that the discovery challenges the dominant theory that South American metalworking originated in Peru. According to their estimations, the mask dates back to 1000 BC. Sources of copper ore have been found within 45 miles of the location where the mask was unearthed, which makes archaeologists speculate that metalworking could have appeared in Argentina at the same time that it was emerging in Peru. Read more on ancient-origins.net

Scientific paper on cambridge.org

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Iron beads found in Native American burial site are made from meteorite iron

The meteorite beads were discovered in 1945 in an grave of the Hopewell-Culture near the Town of Havana in Illinois, USA. The Hopewell-Culture is known for sprawling ceremonial earthworks and for objects made of non-local materials such as mica. Scientists now discovered that these beads were made from iron of the so called “Anoka”-meteorite which fell to Earth more than 700 kilometres from where the beads were found. Read more on nature.com

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New human species Homo Nadeli finaly dated with a surprising result

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In 2015, the bones from a total of 15 individuals had been found inside the Rising Star Cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, alongside thousands of bone fragments – the largest number ever found at a single site. The Cave contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it. The age of the original Homo naledi remains from the Dinaledi Chamber has been revealed to be startlingly young in age. Homo naledi, which was first announced in September 2015, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years ago. This places this population of primitive small-brained hominins at a time and place that it is likely they lived alongside Homo sapiens. This is the first time that it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived alongside the first humans in Africa. Read more on newscientist.com

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Ancient megaliths with dragon and griffin depictions have been found in the Altai Mountains

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The Siberian Times reported about gigantic, artificialy created megaliths, depicting a griffin and a dragon, discovered in the wilderness at Mokhnataya mountain in Altai region. According to scientists, the dragon and griffin are unique in terms of their sizes, the griffin is also unique in terms of its preservation. No other dragon megalith has been found in Siberia, although scientists believe such discoveries  are possible in the future. The megalith complex in Mokhnataya mountain may date back as far as the end of the last Ice age – or earlier but clear, detailed research will be required to give a more precise dating to the finds. Read more on the Siberian Times

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Archaeologists found ancient 6’000 Year old rock art at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt

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The images were pecked into the rock with a hard point and are now barely perceivable due to their considerable age. Only the archeologically precise recording of the traces and the drawing of the outlines revealed the images with noteworthy iconography. The initially confusing-looking arrangement of dots allows three figures to be seen upon closer inspection. The three figures are described as a hunter with a bow, a dancing man with a bird mask  and a large birdlike creature. “This social practice and the associated complex of ideas have barely been looked at in Egyptology,” says Prof. Morenz. They may represent a link between the ancient Near Eastern and even southern European Neolithic period and Ancient Egyptian culture. “This opens up new horizons for research,” says Prof. Morenz. However, the finds need to be investigated more closely. The much older rock art clearly has nothing to do with the necropolis directly and is probably linked to a prehistoric network of trails that also needs to be researched more intensively. Despite the comparably short excavation time, the discovery by the team of scientists at the University of Bonn has already earned an award: to mark Egyptology day in Cairo, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Prof. Khaled El-Enany recently honored this mission with the award for one of the current ten most important archeological discoveries in Egypt. Read more uni-bonn.de

The “Birdman” of Easter-Island.

RAMAR-NOTE: Was this being the predecessor of the later egyptian god “thoth”? Is this another proof of a worldwide connection of ancient cultures? There are other petrogphys around the world, for example on Easter-Island, depicting bird/human hybrid beings. Were these creatures of extraterrestrial origin or have they been created by DNA manipulations? If it were only “masks” worn by shamans (as some archaeologists suggest), what was the reason and the origin of this quite evident worldwide practice?

Archeologists publish pictures from strange murals that were found in an ancient tomb in China

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In a 1,400 Year old tomb in china, archeologists have discovered fantastic images of a blue monster, winged horse and a nude deity called “the master of the wind”.  The meaning of some of the imagery is not fully understood. “Themes on ascending to heaven, horse trading, hunting, [a] grand gatehouse and the rich styles of costumes all provide valuable information for the research on the social life, history, culture and military practices,” the archaeologists wrote. Anyhow, the archaeologists did not speculate on why the master of wind is shown nearly naked while running in the general direction of a burial chamber, or what the vivid-blue, monster-like creature (as archaeologists call it) or the winged horse represents. There’ s also no explanation about the “ascending to heaven” images. Read more on livescience.com

RAMAR-NOTE: Are these ancient images another proof of extraterrestrial visitors in the ancient past?

Ancient obelisk at the prehistoric site of Gȍbekli Tepe confirms date of comet strike around 11’000 Years ago

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Evidence from a historic site appears to confirm the date of a comet strike that killed thousands. The event also wiped out many large animal species, and triggered a mini ice age. Analysis of symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gȍbekli Tepe in southern Turkey – one of the world’s most important archaeological sites – suggests that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth around 11,000BC. They ushered in a cold climate that lasted more than 1,000 years.

Engineers studied animal carvings made on a pillar – known as the vulture stone – at the site. By interpreting the animals as astronomical symbols, and using software to match their positions to patterns of stars, researchers dated the event to 10,950BC. The dating from the carvings agrees well with timing derived from an ice core from Greenland, which pinpoints the event – probably resulting from the break-up of a giant comet in the inner solar system – to 10,890BC.

The carvings appear to have remained important to the people of Gobekli Tepe for millennia, suggesting that the event and cold climate that followed likely had a very serious impact. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh suggest the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life. Read more on the University of Edinburgh Website

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Scientists discovered that Dragons were already known in ancient Siberian culture(s)

Picture: Andrey Borodovsky

A Soviet tractor driver unearthed ancient belt buckles showing distinct dragon portrayals in the modern day Republic of Khakassia. The dragon’s figure is a symbol that allows us to say that Siberia has always had a set of particular, specific features as a cultural area. Dr Borodovsky believes that the Siberian dragon image were dated to the end of the first millennium BC until the second century AD. Then they vanished. Archeologist Vitaly Larichev said image of the Siberian dragon may be linked to ancient notions about the calendar and astronomy. It is known that nearby ancient astronomic observations were held at an  ‘observatory’ called Sunduki in Khakassia. A Chinese dictionary from AD 200 reads: “On the day of spring equinox the dragon flies to the sky, on the day of autumn equinox it delves into abyss and covers in mud.” Read more on The Siberian Times

RAMAR-NOTE: Paleo-Seti researchers believe that ancient dragons were misunderstood technology and were in fact extraterrestrial spaceships. Could it be that these newly discovered dragon-depictions from Siberia are also connected to extraterrestrial visitations in the ancient past? Are they another proof for a worldwide global superculture? Are these beings connected to other hybrid-beings that we can find in cultures, myths and legends around the world?

Archaeologists of the university of Tel Aviv have found new clews to the mysteries of king Solomon’ s mines

Chalcolithic copper mine in Timna Valley.

The Hebrew Bible portrays king Solomon as great in wisdom, wealth, and power beyond any of the previous kings of the country. Solomon is also described as erecting many buildings of importance in Jerusalem including a temple, lavishly appointed with gold and bronze objects. This would have required large amounts of metal like gold and bronze from industrial-scale mining operations somewhere in the Middle East, but the ancient scriptures did not reveal their location.

Now archaeologists from the university of Tel Aviv have analyzed organic materials like textiles and animal dung in an ancient mining camp on top of a mesa known as Slaves’ Hill in Israel’s Timna Valley. Radiocarbon dating of these objects revealed that the mining camp’s were indeed used in the era of the biblical kings David and Solomon, 3000 years ago. Read more on National Geographic

RAMAR-NOTE: There are many strange legends and myths about king Solomon. Some of them are very well related to a possible extraterrestrial influence on king Solomon in ancient Times.

Legends about king Solomon on wikipedia

Mysterious Aiud Object, since 1973

This technical looking like object was found in  1973 – In 10 meters dept of a sand bank on the Mures river in Romania in a gravel pit. It was caked together with a Mastodon bone and a tooth… These animals died out approximately 10 000 years ago. Two laboratories have analysed the elements of the object and found out that it consists of 94-97% of aluminium. We know how to produce and work aluminium since 200 years.,,

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