The mysterious underground city of Derinkuyu

 

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What do have in common a temple of the dead in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and a underground city in Turkey with a South American cave that according to some contains a treasure from beyond the stars? Well apparently nothing right? Well all of these places have been hidden away for centuries and now that archaeology is pushing forward more than ever these mysterious places are coming once again to life. turkey has been the center of attention due to the many discoveries that have been made in recent years, but one of those discoveries is perhaps more important than we have imagined.

In Cappadocia, central Turkey we find one of the most important discoveries we have made in thousands of years. In 1963 what was supposed to be just another a simple home renovation in the town of Derinkuyu actually led to one of the most important discoveries in the history of Turkey. When a cave wall was opened, it revealed a passageway to an underground city that is thousands of years old, over 280 feet deep. What was the purpose of this incredible underground city? And how did the builders of Derinkuyu manage to achieve these incredible engineering features? over 15,000 ventilation shafts spread throughout the city bringing air from the surface. This ancient underground city was a baffling construction project, it is something what we today, with our technology would have a hard time recreating.

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Derinkuyu is just an incredible achievement and it is really mind boggling how ancient man managed to build a underground city, this complex thousands of years ago.

The geological features of the stone from Derinkuyu is something that is very important; it is very soft. Thus, the ancient builders of Derinkuyu had to be very careful when building these underground chambers providing enough pillar strength to support the floors above; if this was not achieved, the city would have collapsed, but so far, archaeologists have not found evidence of any “cave-ins” at Derinkuyu.

But what was the purpose of this incredible ancient underground city that was able to provide shelter for 20,000 to 30,000 people? Historians believe that the purpose of the city was to protect their inhabitants from invasion around 800 B.c., but many historians do not agree with this theory, stating that it would have been a incredible engineering undertaking, too complex, just to have been utilized to protect people from invasion. Yet the “security system” of ancient Derinkuyu was simply incredible; one thousand pound rolling doors, that could have been operated by one person, and they could only be opened from inside. Each floor or level at Derinkuyu could have been locked separately.

There are so many questions regarding Derinkuyu, and most of these questions remain a mystery.Who built this gigantic underground city? What could have driven over 20,00 people to live underground? As for the who, some historians and archaeologists believe that this underground city was built by the Phrygians; other theorists state that Derinkuyu was most likely built by the Hittites; and other suggest that Derinkuyu is much much older that what historians and archaeologists believe.

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The reason why thousands of people rushed underground might be related to climate change according to some theorists that have studied the underground city of Derinkuyu. Mainstream climatologists believe that their models suggest the last ice age reached its peak approximately 18,000 years ago and ended around 10,000 B.C. This theory could prove to be accurate according to many who have had time to study the history of Derinkuyu and they point toward one of the oldest religious traditions on the face of the Earth, which is the Zoroastrian religion and according to sacred texts, the great prophet Yima was instructed to build an underground refuge similar to Derinkuyu by the sky God Ahura Mazda, to protect the people from a global ice age.

So what what the actual purpose of this underground fortress? Was it to protect people from war, climate change? Or something else? Ancient Alien theorists believe Derinkuyu was built for protection, but from an aerial enemy, stating that it would be the only logical reason to hide underground; to remain unseen, stating that the complex security mechanism of Derinkuyu was put in place to prevent the underground city from being found, and it was hidden underground, where no one might suspect that over 20,000 people are hidden. The question raised by the discovery of Derinkuyu are something that historians and researchers will debate over in the future, we can only hope that one day, evidence will be found that will give us further insight into this ancient underground city.

The Megalithic Site Of Gornaya Shoria, Russia

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Deep in the Siberian Mountains, an ancient megalithic site has been discovered, and believe me it is mind-blowing. Located on Mount Shoria in southern Siberia, this site contains extremely huge blocks of stone with flat surfaces, right angles, and sharp corners resembling cyclopean masonry. The super megaliths were found and photographed for the first time by Georgy Sidorov. The site was explored for first time in 2013.

While the Pregnant Woman Stone of Baalbek is considered to be one of the largest if not “the Largest” single stone used in an ancient megalithic site with a weight around 1,500 tons, if researchers conclude that these megalithic stones are work of ancient man, it would rewrite our history making this ancient megalithic site house the largest stones on the planet.

According to preliminary reports, it is estimated that some of these gigantic granite blocks weigh around three to four thousand tons, and that’s heavy. What makes this site even more interesting is the fact that this extremely heavy blocks of stone have been stacked up up to forty meters in height. Conventional archaeology will in fact have a hard time explaining these strange structures. Their origin, purpose and construction methods are unknown, but their beauty, precision and importance will remain a subject of debate in the years to come. Could this Russian site be evidence of an ancient civilization that history was unaware of?

The structures alone are a mystery, but it is even more mysterious that during one of the expeditions to the site, compasses of the geologists behaved very strangely and for some unknown reason their arrows were deviating from the megaliths. (source)

Are these structures the result of ancient man’s ingenious construction methods? Or are they the result of mother nature’s incredible constructions. Our planet has incredible sites that are attributed to nature, formations that at first may look like the result of mankind’s work are in fact the result of strange yet beautiful results of mother nature. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered but the beauty and precision of these blocks will surely attract more researchers to this Russian site in the hope of answering what these structures are. Geological tests of the site are a very important part of the investigation and hopefully we will not have to wait long until answers are provided.

The few scientists that have taken time to research this megalithic site have proposed that this rock formation is the result of geological processes associated with the intense weathering of the rock comprising Mountain Shoriya.

Both tectonic forces acting on deeply buried bedrock and pressure release that occurs within near surface bedrock as it is uplifted and eroded commonly form rectangular, block-like, rock formations that consist of jointed rock. Both tectonic forces acting on deeply buried, massive, bedrock, e.g. granite, and pressure release as this bedrock is uncovered by erosion can create sets of joints, which are known as orthogonal joint sets, that intersect at nearly 90°. Orthogonal joint sets quite often result in the formation of rock formations that are comparable in size and shape to the blocks shown in pictures of the allegedmegaliths. – Wikipedia

Here is the private report of Archaeologist John Jensen:

The super megaliths were found and photographed for the first time by Georgy Sidorov on a recent expedition to the Southern Siberian mountains.

There are no measurements given, but from the scale depicted by the human figures, these megaliths are much larger (as much as 2 to 3 times larger) than the largest known megaliths in the world. (Example: The Pregnant Woman Stone of Baalbek, Lebanon weighs in at approximately 1,260 tons). Some of these megaliths could easily weigh upwards of 3,000 to 4,000 tons.

There is little commentary on Valery’s site, so the images are displayed here without much comments, other than my own limited observations.”

Here are the images of the site (Credit):


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Massive Ancient Settlement Unearthed in Puerto Rico

Bodies, structures, and rock art thought to belong to an indigenous pre-Columbian culture have been unearthed at an ancient settlement in Puerto Rico, officials recently announced.  Archaeologists say the complex could be the most significant of its kind in the Caribbean.
“This is a very well preserved site,” said Aida Belén Rivera-Ruiz, director of Puerto Rico’s State Office of Historic Preservation.
“The site seems to show two occupations: a pre-Taino and a Taino settlement.” The Taino are thought to be a subgroup of the Arawak Indians who migrated to the Caribbean from Mexico or South America hundreds of years ago, experts say. They were among the first tribes to encounter Europeans.
Archaeologists have known since 1985 that the area contained indigenous artifacts. But the scope of the site became clear only recently, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on a new dam.
Perhaps the most significant find is a large plaza covering an area of about 130 by 160 feet. The plaza, which contains stones etched with ancient petroglyphs, might have been a court used for ceremonial rituals or ball games.
“If this information is confirmed, this would be the largest known indigenous batey in the Caribbean,” Rivera-Ruiz said. Roberto Mucaro Borrero, a representative of the United Confederation of Taino People, agreed. The site “could be the largest ancient Taino cultural area found not only in Puerto Rico but throughout the Caribbean,” Borrero said.
And petroglyphs of a masculine figure with frog legs could prove especially important in understanding the culture’s roots, he added. “They could reveal evidence of direct links between the Taino and the Mayan peoples,” he said.
Confusion and criticisms are already swirling amidst excitement over the findings. Initial reports about bodies found in several graves at the site suggest that the people were buried in unique positions. The bodies were “buried facedown with the legs bent at the knees—a style never seen before in the region,” the Associated Press reported.
But Miguel Rodriguez, a member of the Puerto Rican government’s archaeological council, said the burial positioning isn’t unheard of in the area.

Kit Wesler, a Taino expert at Murray State University in Kentucky, also said that the “facedown position is unusual but probably not unprecedented.”  Rivera-Ruiz of the state preservation office stressed that any claims about the uniqueness of the burial arrangements must await a full excavation and studies of any funerary objects.

Norşuntepe the enigmatic tel in Turkey

Norşuntepe is a Tell in Turkey , about 25 km from Elazig near the Euphrates river. It is now in situated at the middle of the Keban dam , so little more than an island in the lake is left. The crown of the hill, had an area of approximately 500 m to 300 m, within which settlement traces were detectable.

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The site was excavated in 1968 by the German Archaeological Institute. The project had to be finished by 1974 because of the construction of the Keban Dam works and rising water level.

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During the excavations 40 settlement layers could be identified from the late Chalcolithic through all phases of the Bronze Age through to a Urartian settlement in the Iron Age ranged. After the Iron Age, which also supplied several richly furnished graves, the settlement was abandoned and destroyed by fire.

 

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Shocking Evidence–Lost City of Nephilim-Giants Found? Archaeologists Are Scratching Their Heads For Answers! (Stunning Photos and Videos)

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Late last year, there was a discovery of biblically profound significance, and it should be pointed out that this shocking news may very well be the Nephilim of the Bible!

Archaeologists believe they may have found a lost city of giants in Ecuador’s Amazonian Jungle. Large boulders forming a pyramid, a possible sacrificial altar atop, and enormous tools that would have been too big for human use have them scratching their heads for answers.

Strangely, locals are terrified of these locations. For generations, they have been taught that guardian spirits or beings not of this world shield the area.

Amongst these tools are some that would be extremely difficult for a normal size human being to use in any practical fashion, which has led Fenton to suspect that this is one of the legendary lost cities of the giants, well known in local Ecuadorian legends about the Amazonian area.  Such places generate great fear among the members of today’s jungle tribes as they are believed to be protected either by spirit guardians or by beings not of this world.   Ancient Origins

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Biblical Nephilim taught humans technology, and many humans at the time saw them as gods because of their superhuman stregnth, technological skills, their height, their supernatural powers, and their frightening appearance. They also became so vicious, they oftentimes killed humans, sacrificed them, ate them, and were known to even drink their blood. So an altar at the top of the pyramid would not be surprising if these were indeed ‘giants’ (Nephilim).

They also uncovered a mysterious hard bonding substance between some of the blocks. After a closer look, it appeared to be some sort of vitrified material that might have been melted using some sort of unknown advanced technology.

Yet none of what we have already discussed is really good evidence for my stating in places that this is a lost pyramid city of giant people. Yes there are legends in the area of giants, and at other sites in Ecuador remains or artefacts have been found that do seem to prove a presence of incredibly large people. What really strongly points towards this habitation having housed the same race of giants is the presence of extremely oversized hammers, or at least the stone hammerheads. Assuming these were attached to hard wood handles they would be of both incredible size and weight, making their use as tools impractical for a typical Inca or indigenous Indian, these being generally slight built people of around  five foot or so. Who on Earth would make a hammer like this as a real tool? Remember also that any work would be done in the incredible heat and humidity of the Amazon jungle, how long could anyone swing such a thing before collapsing from heat exhaustion? I have been unable to match this object to anything known in Inca archaeology, and in fact there is simply nothing like it in the Ecuadorian museum of cultural history, located in Quito, that would suggest any of the known civilizations of this region.  Earth 4 All

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Finally, bones of ‘giant’ people have been discovered in caves in the same area, as well as in other parts of Ecuador.

The investigators of the site also found what appear to be very large tools which would have been extremely difficult for a normal sized human being to use, which has led Fenton to suspect that this is one of the legendary lost cities of the giants, well known in local Ecuadorian legends about the Amazonian area.  Local legends pertain to giant humans who lived in cities that have become forgotten in the pages of history. In fact bones of giant people have been found in caves in the area – as well as in other parts of Ecuador.

Could this be more evidence of the Nephilim of the Holy Bible, and the extra-biblical historical Book of Enoch?

I find it absolutely fascinating that all over the world, more evidence is being unearthed which could very well prove the existence of fallen angels and their offspring. For those of us who already know the truth and believe in the authenticity of the Holy Bible and biblical history, this is a no-brainer. But for the unbelieving and the unrepentant, information and discoveries of this sort could prove to be useful in the establishment of their faith in God.

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The below videos are provided as scientific evidence. Please remember that my views are Christian and Biblical, and I do not believe in ‘aliens’ as the world does. I believe that what the world thinks are ‘aliens’ are actually nephilim. However, these two videos are ‘timeless’ and very worth the watch!

Klaus Dona comes from the art world. As Art Exhibition Curator for the Habsburg Haus of Austria, Klaus has organized exhibitions world wide. With this background his approach to archeology is unconventional. He has traveled the world in search of unique and unexplained findings. Intrepid and unrelenting, he is on a mission to bring to the eye of the public such finds as giant bones, crystal skulls, carvings and sculptures in forms that do not fit into the contemporary view of our timeline.

We spent an afternoon with Klaus in Vienna talking at length about his process, his particularly stunning finds and why he is motivated to pursue this unusual vocation. Staunchly open minded, he refuses to retreat in the face of skepticism and doubt. Low on funding, he presses on to discover the real mysteries, going down through the centuries and excavating artifacts that science does not allow for, revealing the existence of physical proof that humanity has barely grazed the surface of our heritage here on Earth.  —The Hidden History

Klaus Dona : The Hidden History of the Human Race

This video is a 45 minute slideshow, with a personal commentary from Klaus. It’s data-rich, detailed, intensive, absorbing, and may contain more startling information about the history of the human race in one place than any other video you’ve ever seen.

The journey we embark on covers Atlantisreptilian humanoidsthe Anunnaki, ancient symbolism, ancient science, an ancient global language, and much more. This is astonishing material, which has my highest recommendation.  —The Hidden History

Two giant underwater pyramids, made of thick glass, found in the center of the Bermuda Triangle

These strange structures at a depth of two thousand meters were identified with the help of a sonar according to oceanographer Dr. Meyer Verlag. Studies of other devices have allowed scientists to determine that the two giant pyramids, aparentemente made of something like a thick glass, are really impressive structures, as each of them is larger than the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.

B. Meyer believes that disclosure of the secrets of the strange pyramids that are at the center of the triangle, could shed light on the cases related to the terrible and mysterious disappearances that are associated with the Bermuda Triangle. In his press conference in the Bahamas, the scientist gave a report with the exact coordinates of the pyramids and the cards with his picture. In particular, the oceanographer said that the technology is unknown to modern science, and is designed in such a way that the pyramid is under water. Perhaps a more detailed study over time will give results that are difficult to imagine. There are often reports on the pyramids. American oceanographers in 1990, discovered the underwater pyramids, which are located exactly at the center of the Bermuda Triangle. Scientists have processed all of the data and concluded that the surface is perfectly smooth, to look like glass or ice. The size of the pyramids are nearly three times the pyramid of Cheops. This news was sensational, and was discussed at a conference in Florida. The journalists present in it, have a lot of pictures and high resolution computerized data, which show three-dimensional pyramids perfectly smooth, without being covered with a surface free of debris or algae or cracks. The question we poneora and the matter is closed?

Ancient Aliens

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ANCIENT ALIENS THEORY

 

According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations and forever changing the course of human history. But how did this concept develop, and is there any evidence to support it?

Ancient alien theory grew out of the centuries-old idea that life exists on other planets, and that humans and extraterrestrials have crossed paths before. The theme of human-alien interaction was thrust into the spotlight in the 1960s, driven by a wave of UFO sightings and popular films like 2001: A Space Odyssey. The space program played no small part in this as well: If mankind could travel to other planets, why couldnt extraterrestrials visit Earth?

In 1968, the Swiss author Erich von Däniken published Chariots of the Gods?, which became an immediate bestseller. In it, he put forth his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. He is regarded by many as the father of ancient alien theory, also known as the ancient astronaut theory.

Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas. The first is ancient religious texts in which humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings who descend from the skysometimes in vehicles resembling spaceshipsand possess spectacular powers. The second is physical specimens such as artwork depicting alien-like figures and ancient architectural marvels like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.

If aliens visited Earth in the past, could they make an appearance in the future? For ancient alien theorists, the answer is a resounding yes. They believe that, by sharing their views with the world, they can help prepare future generations for the inevitable encounter that awaits them.

 

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the star and Consulting Producer of ANCIENT ALIENS – THE SERIES and publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the only Ancient Astronaut publication in the world. Tsoukalos has traveled the world extensively (54 countries …and counting). Today, he is one of a few people who have actually visited and explored nearly all the mysterious places our planet has to offer.​

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Erich Anton Paul von Däniken is a Swiss author best known for his controversial claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, in books such as Chariots of the Gods?, published in 1968. Däniken is one of the main figures responsible for popularizing the “paleo-contact” and ancient astronaut hypotheses. Däniken is a co-founder of the Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association (AAS RA), and designed the theme park, Mystery Park in Interlaken, Switzerland, that first opened on 23 May 2003. His 26 books have been translated into more than 20 languages, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide, and his documentary TV shows have been viewed around the world.

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Graham Hancock: “New Archaeological Discoveries Uncover The Mysteries Of A Lost Civilization”

Alternative history author Graham Hancock (Fingerprints of the Gods) has been traveling the globe, investigating a number of ‘anomalous’ megalithic sites that seem to push the date of the first human civilisations back many years, such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey and Gunung Padang in Indonesia. Though Graham’s new book about this topic isn’t due till next year, interested readers will definitely want to check out a new feature article, about his research so far, that has just gone live on his website: “From Indonesia To Turkey New Archaeological Discoveries Uncover The Mysteries Of A Lost Civilisation“. 

“Everything we’ve been taught about the origins of civilization may be wrong,” says Danny Natawidjaja, PhD, senior geologist with the Research Centre for Geotechnology at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. “Old stories about Atlantis and other a great lost civilizations of prehistory, long dismissed as myths by archaeologists, look set to be proved true.”

I’m climbing with Dr Natawidjaja up the steep slope of a 300-ft high step-pyramid set amidst a magical landscape of volcanoes, mountains and jungles interspersed with paddy fields and tea plantations a hundred miles from the city of Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.

The pyramid has been known to archaeology since 1914 when megalithic structures formed from blocks of columnar basalt were found scattered amongst the dense trees and undergrowth that then covered its summit. Local people held the site to be sacred and called it Gunung Padang, the name it still goes by today, which means “Mountain of Light”, or “Mountain of Enlightenment”, in the local Sundanese language. The summit, where the megaliths were found arranged across five terraces had been used as a place of meditation and retreat since time immemorial, archaeologists were told, and again this remains true today.

However neither the archaeologists, nor apparently the locals realized the pyramid was a pyramid. It was believed to be a natural hill, somewhat modified by human activity, until Natawidjaja and his team began a geological survey here in 2011. By then the summit had long since been cleared and the megalithic terraces recognized to be ancient and man-made, but no radiocarbon dating was ever done and the previously accepted age of the site – about 1,500 to 2,500 BC — was based on guesswork rather than on excavations.

The first scientific radiocarbon dating was done by Natawidjaja himself on soils underlying the megaliths at or near the surface. The dates produced – around 500 to 1,500 BC – were very close to the archaeological guesswork and caused no controversy. However a surprise was in store as Natawidjaja and his team extended their investigation using tubular drills that brought up cores of earth and stone from much deeper levels.

First the drill cores contained evidence – fragments of columnar basalt – that man-made megalithic structures lay far beneath the surface. Secondly the organic materials brought up in the drill cores began to yield older and older dates – 3,000 BC to 5,000 BC, then 9,600 BC as the drills bit deeper, then around 11,000 BC, then, 15,000 BC and finally at depths of 90 feet and more an astonishing sequence of dates of 20,000 BC to 22,000 BC and earlier.

“This was not at all what my colleagues in the world of archaeology expected or wanted to hear” says Natawidjaja, who earned his PhD at Cal Tech in the United States and who, it becomes apparent, regards archaeology as a thoroughly unscientific discipline.

The problem is that those dates from 9,600 BC and earlier belong to the period that archaeologists call the “Upper Palaeolithic” and take us back deep into the last Ice Age when Indonesia was not a series of islands as it is today but was part of a vast southeast Asian continent dubbed “Sundaland” by geologists.

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