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New discoveries in a unique volcano shaped pyramid in Peru

Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/prehistoric-pyramid-in-the-shape-of-a-volcanic-cinder-cone-nepena-valley-peru/FAC1EED63EE912826EA1D8E746AA21D9/core-reader# Image Copyright: Robert Benfer

Already in the 1960s, archaeologists identified an artificial mound or pyramid which was approx. 15.5 meters in height and has an apparent resemblance with a natural volcano.

Read more on cambridge.org

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Montegrande in the peruvian Amazon still baffles scientists

Website: http://www.archaeology.org/issues/266-1707/letter-from/5653-letter-from-peru-spiral-temples Image Copyright: Heinz Plenge

Montegrande is a 3000 Year old archaeological site. It was discovered in 2010 by archaeologist Quirino Olivera. Near the surface, the archaeologists found pottery from a 1,000-year span of history. But when they began to dig deeper, they found astonishing evidence of architecture on an enormous scale. Nothing this big, this old, had ever been excavated in Peru’s Amazon region. Read more on archaeology.org

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New POI on Ramar map: Karahunj, Stonehenge of Armenia

Zorats Karer, also known as Karahunj is often referred to as the Armenian Stonehenge. The site is rich with stone settings, burial cists and standing stones – Menhirs. In total registered 223 stones. The heights of the stones range from 0.5 to 3 m (above ground) and weight up to 10 tons.

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New POI on Ramar map: Marcahuasi

Marcahuasi is a plateau in the Andes Mountains, located east of Lima, on the mountain range that rises to the right bank of the Rímac River. This mountain range dominates the landscape at 4,000 m above sea level and the place is known for curious shapes of human faces and animals visible in granite rock.

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New POI on Ramar map: The Gate of the Gods in Peru near Lake Titicaca

The “Gate of the Gods”, also known as Puerta de Hayu Marca, is an ancient “rock gate” in Peru, near Lake Titicaca. This huge rock-door is still a great mystery. There are ancient legends about this door/portal. The first King of the Incas was supposedly able to open the door with a “golden disc” and then travel to other places by entering the door.

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New POI on Ramar map: Hattusa – Hittites capital

Hattusa was the capital city of the Hittites. Todays ruins are spread over the whole valley. Megalithic wall constructions and mixed creatures as gate keepers survived until today. The earliest settlement was dated back to 6000 BC. and it stays in direct connection with the mythology of the “Gods – as teachers from the heavens”, incl. the nearby sanctuary of Yazilikaya.

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

Credit: Alistair Coombs

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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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.

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Sensational discovery: Archaeologists in Egypt have found the remains of a 3,700-year old Pyramid south of Cairo

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The remains of a 13th Dynasty pyramid were discovered on Monday by an Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Dahshur Necropolis at an area north of King Senefru’s Bent Pyramid. The discovered remains are in a very good condition; and further excavation is planned to reveal more of the structure, Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the antiquities ministry, said in a statement issued by the ministry on Monday.  Further analysis will be conducted to identify the pyramid’s owner, and the kingdom to which it belongs. Read more

Original Source: Egypt Independent

RAMAR-NOTE: We keep you up-to-date on this newly discovered pyramid as soon as new informations are available.