This is the second part of the article from Mike Tellinger that I first posted a couple of days ago. Please read my initial comments.
Mike is leading us into his efforts on establishing age and we will leave that for now.
I note the reporting of native traditions surrounding these objects. I find it difficult to credit truly ancient traditions for reasons of language drift and human displacement. We are presently seeing just that as the modern world threatens to overrun this site. The informant pleas for help in the preservation of these traditions. Yet we barely are able to guess at their possible meaning. How many times must this have happened in the past ten thousand years? Let alone some unfathomable 250,000 years?
I also have the issue of Earth’s resettlement post Pleistocene Nonconformity.
Besides, the long cycle of the zodiac was well understood during the Bronze Age and this knowledge is demonstrated globally. So far this data conforms to that.
Discovering the Oldest Man-made Structures on Earth
A 10-part article by Michael Tellinger
Part 2 of 10
The Stone Man at Adam’s Calendar looked out at the sunrise at the Spring Equinox at least 160,000 years ago.
This ‘African Stonehenge’ which we have called ‘Adam’s Calendar’ has for the first time created a link to the countless other circular stone ruins in southern
Our first calculations of the calendar were made based on the rise of Orion – flat on the horizon and in line with our 3 Orion monoliths on the outer perimeter of the calendar. But new measurements keep increasing the age. The first calculation was at least 25,000 years which was based on the precessional wobble of Earth which completes a full cycle every 26,000 years (approx).
The next calculation was presented by a master archaeoastronomer who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of ridicule by the academic fraternity. His calculation was based on the rise of Orion and suggested an age of at least 75,000 years. This is the reason why we used this age on the cover of our book – Adam’s Calendar. The most recent calculation in June 2009 suggests an age of at least 160,000 years, also based on the rise of Orion, flat on the horizon.
Not too far from the calendar lies the stone ruin complex that links Waterval Boven, Machadodorp,
, Badplaas and Dullstroom. This covers an area larger then modern-day Carolina and has emerged as the largest and most mysterious ancient city on Earth. It is vital that this site be declared a World Heritage site ASAP. The discovery of carved dolerite statues of giant birds, some resembling Horus, and petroglyphs of winged disks, suggests that the prototype Sumerian and Egyptian civilisations had their origins in southern Johannesburg Africa thousands of years before they emerged in the north.
But the research has also shown that these stone settlements represent the most mysterious and misunderstood structures found to date. The strange and confusing walled-roads that link all the circular ruined structures are very perplexing and make no sense at all. Why would ancient people go to all the trouble of building roads lined along their sides with billions of stones, which had to be carried to site from many kilometres away?
In our new book called “
Of The African Gods” I propose a whole new theory about these structures. A theory that will probably freak out a large number of readers because we have been taught that we are the pinnacle of human existence and it is simply not possible that ancient people could have had more advanced knowledge and technology to us today. How silly and ignorant some of us can be!!! Temples
The thousands of ancient gold mines discovered over the past 500 years, points to a vanished civilisation that lived and dug for gold in this part of the world for thousands of years. And if this is in fact the cradle of humankind, we may be looking at the activities of the oldest civilisation on Earth.
But the calendar remains the centrepiece among the ruins. Johan Heine discovered Adam’s Calendar in 2003, quite by accident. He was on route to find one of his pilots who crashed his plane on the edge of the cliff. Next to the crash site Johan noticed a very strange arrangement of large stones sticking out of the ground. While rescuing the injured pilot from about 20 metres down the side of the cliff, Johan walked over to the monoliths and immediately realised that they were aligned to the cardinal points of Earth – north, south, east and west. There were at least 3 monoliths aligned towards the sunrise, but on the west side of the aligned monoliths there was a mysterious hole in the ground – something was missing. Could that be the link to the whole calendar site?
Weeks and months of measuring and observing the movements of the sun Johan concluded that it was perfectly aligned with the rise and fall of the sun. He determined the solstices and the equinoxes. But the mysterious hole in the ground remained a big puzzle. One day, while contemplating the reason for the hole, the local horse trail expert, Christo, came riding by. He quickly explained to Johan that there was a strange shaped stone, which was removed from the spot some time ago. Apparently it stood somewhere near the entrance to the nature reserve.
After an extensive search, Johan found the anthropomorphic (humanoid shape) in tact and proudly placed with a plaque stuck to it. It was used by the Blue Swallow foundation to commemorate the opening of the Blue Swallow reserve in 1994. The irony is that it was removed from the most important ancient site found to date and mysteriously returned to the reserve – for slightly different reasons.
Since then we have discovered that Adam’s Calendar is probably the most sacred site on Earth and is well known amongst Sangomas and Shamans. The most beloved and inspirational among this elite group is Credo Mutwa. In a long interview with him in 2008, Credo told me that he was initiated at the site in 1937 and that it was indeed the most precious and sacred site. He asked me with tears in his eyes – “Mr Michael… please save this sacred site… protect it from the greedy developers and other ignorant people. It has to be saved for the future of humanity because this is the place where ‘Heaven mated with mother Earth’”.
At that time I did not understand the real meaning of Credo’s statement, and it took me another year of research for the penny to drop and to fully understand what he meant. This will be revealed on the next part of my article.
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