The Ancient Calendar Circle at Nabta
Nabta Playa is an internally drained basin that
served as an important ceremonial center for nomadic tribes during
the early part of 9560 BC. Located 62 miles west of Abu Simbel some
60 miles west of the Nile near the Egyptian-Sudanese border. Nabta
contains a number of standing and toppled megaliths. They include
flat, tomb-like stone structures and a small stone circle that
predates Stonehenge (2600 B.C.), and other similar prehistoric sites
by 1000's of years.
An assembly of huge stone slabs found in Egypt’s Sahara Desert that
date from about 6500 years to 6000 years ago has been confirmed by
scientists to be the oldest known astronomical alignment of
megaliths in the world.
Today we know that the great megaliths of Nabta Playa are anything
but random stones. Long ago, someone relocated them from a still
unknown quarry–––but for what purpose? Subsequent excavations led by
Fred Wendorf, one of the discoverers and a much traveled
archaeologist, turned up an abundance of cultural artifacts, which
were radiocarbon dated. The ages ranged from 10,000 B.C. to 3,000
B.C., with most of the dates clustered around 7,000 B.C., when the
climate was much wetter than now.
NABTA PLAYA - Ancient Egypt origin (Robert Bauval) (
Robert Bauval presents evidence that an advanced
black African civilization inhabited the Sahara long before
Pharaonic Egypt, and reveals black Africa to be at the genesis of
ancient civilization and the human story.
The mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial area and its stone calendar
circle and megaliths, and put forward the solid hypothesis that an
advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara long
before Pharaonic Egypt existed.
Bedrock Structure – Undernear about 10
Ft. and 3 leyers deep
Nabta Playa Megalithic Stone Complex Pt 1/ 2 ( 8 mins)
To summarize briefly Nabta Playa is a very ancient
stone megalithic complex. The megaliths are aligned with stars and
display a very acute understanding of the heavenly bodies they are
oriented towards. This is the work of Thomas Brophy and can be found
in his book, The Origin Map: Discovery of a Prehistoric, Megalithic,
Astrophysical Map and Sculpture of the Universe.
Nabta Playa Megalithic Stone Complex
Pt 2/ 2 ( 8 mins)
The Nabta Playa complex is the earliest
known Archeological site in Egypt (c.11,000 years old) and only
recently has our knowledge of Astrophysics become complex enough to
understand that it is a map of the heavens over a 26,000 year long
period, the length of the procession of the equinoxes to complete
the cycle, incidentally the same length as the Mayan calendar, that
is about to start over again in December 2012.
This understanding points to a people of the stars, and is in
keeping with the stories on the walls of the Sumerian temples, our
oldest stone tablet libraries that tell us over and over again...
The Cave Art of Jebel Uwainat
"There are lions, giraffes, ostriches, and all kinds
of gazelles, but no camels. 'Who made these?' I asked Malakheni, the
Tebu. He expressed the belief that they were the work of the jinn
[demons]...there are no giraffes in this part of Africa now, nor do
they live in any similar desert country anywhere. Perhaps even more
significant is the absence of camels from the drawings...the camel
came to Africa from Asia not later [than] 500BC."
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins - the "Great
House of Stone" ( 4 mins)
Great Zimbabwe, a kingdom of stone ( 3
Nubian Pyramids in Northern Sudan
Taharqa the Nubian king - Taharqa
Pyramids in Northern Sudan
Taharqa The Nubian King 690 - 664 BC | Taharqa Pyramid and bible
Taharqa was the 5th Pharaoh in ancient egypt 25th dynasty ; Taharqa
was king of Kush Kingdom (Taharqa The Nubian King ) , Kush located
in southern Egypt or Northern Sudan.Taharwa's father (Piye) was the
first king conquered Egypt and founder the 25th dynasty so Taharqa
came from Nubian as we said before . Taharwa ruled Egypt more 26
years ( 690 BC - 664 BC ) after Shebitku .
Ruins of Ancient Meroë
in Upper Nubia, now within Sudan
Nubian Pyramids in Sudan
( 3 mins)
Nubia one of
the oldest Civilization
Around 8,000 years ago, a rich and powerful nation called the
kingdom of Kush (also referred to as ancient Nubia) was a center of
culture and military might in Africa
Nubians are the people of northern Sudan and southern Egypt. With a
history and traditions which can be traced to the dawn of
civilization, the Nubian first settled along the banks of the Nile
from Aswan. Along this great river
The number of pyramids in ancient Nubia (Kush & today Sudan) were a
total of 223, (Kerma, Napata, Nuri, Naga, and Meroe( there are more
pyramids in SUDAN...than in EGYPT.
Some of the pyramid structures
Ruins of ancient Meroë in Upper
now within Sudan
Nubian Excavations Have Revealed 100 Pyramids
Archaeologists say the Nubian Desert of northern
Sudan holds mysteries to rival ancient Egypt.
"There is a magic beauty about these sites that is heightened by the
privilege of being able to admire them alone, with the pyramids, the
dunes and the sun," says Guillemette Andreu, head of antiquities at
Paris' Louvre museum.
"It really sets them apart from the Egyptian
pyramids, whose beauty is slightly overshadowed by the tourist
Kush, also called Nubia, was an ancient kingdom centered on the
confluence of the Blue Nile, the White Nile and the River Atbara and
was one of the earliest civilizations in the Nile valley. The
Nubians eventually gained their independence and, at the height of
their power, they turned the table on Egypt and conquered it in the
8th century BC.
At the end of March, the Louvre will host its first
exhibition on the Meroe dynasty, the last in a line of ‘black
pharaohs’ that ruled Kush for more than 1,000 years until the
kingdom's demise in 350 AD.
Meroe had three cemeteries containing more than 100 pyramids that
are smaller than their Egyptian counterparts. The largest are 30
metres (98 feet) high and the angles are steep, some close to 70
degrees.Although the pyramids have been thoroughly excavated,
yielding a treasure trove of knowledge about Kushite culture, many
aspects of Kushite civilisation remain shrouded in mystery for
The Island of Meroë, the peninsula formed by the Nile and the Atbara
courses, is an area rich in iron, which quickly becomes an essential
source of wealth. It seems that the reason for the raid had been due
to Aspelta's own plans for a re-invasion of Egypt
Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush
Kush monuments and art display a rich
combination of Pharaonic, Greco-Roman and indigenous African
traditions. Tall pyramids, gigantic mud-brick buildings, rock-cut
painted tombs, and ornately carved temples – all are present for us
to discover. The Kushites were expelled from Egypt by the Assyrians
Great Zimbabwe, the largest ruins in
The complex of ruins from which the
modern nation of Zimbabwe took its name is one of the country’s
greatest historical and cultural attractions. As Paul Tingay’s
helpful guide explains, Great Zimbabwe, the largest ruins in Africa,
covers almost 1,800 acres.
The ruins of this complex of massive stone walls undulate across
almost 1,800 acres of present-day southeastern Zimbabwe. Begun
during the eleventh century A.D. by Bantu-speaking ancestors of the
Shona, Great Zimbabwe was constructed and expanded for more than 300
years in a local style that eschewed rectilinearly for flowing
Neither the first nor the last of some 300 similar complexes
located on the Zimbabwean plateau, Great Zimbabwe is set apart by
the terrific scale of its structure. Its most formidable edifice,
commonly referred to as the Great Enclosure, has walls as high as 36
feet extending approximately 820 feet, making it the largest ancient
structure south of the Sahara Desert. In the 1800s, European
travelers and English colonizers, stunned by Great Zimbabwe’s its
grandeur and cunning workmanship, attributed the architecture to
foreign powers. Such attributions were dismissed when archaeological
investigations conducted during the first decades of the twentieth
century confirmed both the antiquity of the site and its African
origins.Around 850 AD, the Shona people move into the region,
displacing earlier Bantu groups, with the Karanga clan living at
Great Zimbabwe itself. The Karanga were expert metal workers, and a
trade in gold, iron and copper was soon thriving with the Swahili
and Arabs on the coast. The Karangas had a superior skill in
political organization, and from a single clan, like the Romans, in
time came to dominate all the surrounding peoples. In 943, the Arab
voyager Al Masudi visits parts of East and South Africa and
describes this powerful inland kingdom rich in gold and ivory.
Around 1000AD people began to build large stone buildings for their
kings, positioning them away from land. Many believe this move may
have occurred to escape the dangerous tsetse fly. About 150 of these
great ruins similar to Great Zimbabwe exist today. Many of these
have been severely impacted and almost demolished, at least 50, as a
result of the hunger for gold by Europeans. The population of Great
Zimbabwe, previously estimated at 1,000 before the outside dwelling
areas were taken into consideration, is now believed to have been as
high as 18,000.
The first whispered reports of a fabulous stone palace in the heart
of southern Africa began dribbling into the coastal trading ports of
Mozambique in the 16th century. In his 1552AD Asia, the most
complete chronicle of the Portuguese conquests, J.Barros wrote of “a
square fortress, masonry within and without, built of stones of
marvelous size, and there appears to be no mortar joining them.”
Great Zimbabwe was an early example of a state in this region of
southern Africa with much political, economic, and military power.
With its formation, social and political organization became more
hierarchical. This involved a move from village level organization
to a larger, broader social and political organization resulting in
the Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe. Aspirant sculptors today use the same
soapstone to carve copies of the same birds and this has helped
launch a stone carving craft characteristically Zimbabwean.
The Domes of Fabedougou,
Burkina Faso - West Africa
The Domes of Fabedougou, Burkina Faso -
Dogon cliff village on the
Bandiagara escarpment, Mali.
Dogon Cliff Village on the Bandiagara
Escarpment - Mali
In 1976 Robert K. G. Temple wrote a book
called The Sirius Mystery arguing that the Dogon's system reveals
precise knowledge of cosmological facts only known by the
development of modern astronomy, since they appear to know, from
Griaule and Dieterlen's account, that Sirius was part of a binary
star system, whose second star, Sirius B, a white dwarf, was however
completely invisible to the human eye, (just as Digitaria is the
smallest grain known to the Dogon), and that it took 50 years to
complete its orbit. The existence of Sirius B had only been inferred
to exist through mathematical calculations undertaken by Friedrich
Bessel in 1844. Temple then argued that the Dogon's information, if
traced back to ancient Egyptian sources and myth, indicated an
extraterrestrial transmission of knowledge of the stars. Neither
Griaule nor Dieterlen had ever made such bold claims about a
putative esoteric source for the Dogon's knowledge.
Ethiopia’s Cross-Shaped Church
Carved out of Unbroken Stone
What might be shocking to some European visitors is
the presence of frequent ornamentation in the form of swastikas. Of
course, the swastika is an ancient good-luck symbol that is still
prevalent in India and other eastern countries. Various styles of
Christian crosses are also carved, alongside some Muslim-influenced
artwork and familiar bible-scenes carved from the living rock. At
the town of Lalibela
Circle Ruins of
an Ancient African Civilization. - Jan Marais Nature Reserve,
Stellenbosch, South Africa.
3 Billion Year Old Manufactured Metallic
At least 200 have been found,
and extracted out of deep rock at the Wonderstone Silver Mine in
South Africa, averaging 1-4 inches in dia. and composed of a
nickel-steel alloy that doesn't occur naturally.
Some have a thin shell about a quarter inch thick, when broken open
are filled with a strange spongy material that disintegrates into
dust upon contact with air.
A complete mystery according to Roelf Marx curator of the South
African Klerksdorp Museum, as the one he has on exibit rotates on
its own, ,locked in a display case, free of outside vibrations.
The manufactured metallic spheroids have been mined out of a layer
of pyrophyllite rock and geologically and by the various
radio-isotope dating techniques are shown as being 2.8 - 3 billion
years old, long before man, as shown at the bottom of the graph.
A metallic sphere from
South Africa with three parallel grooves around its equator (photo
courtesy of Roelf Marx). The sphere was found in a Precambrian
mineral deposit, said to be 2.8 billion years old.
A balanced and concentric ringed mystery spheroid
- The riddle of the rotating spheres, that rotate completely, twice
a year, on their own axis – "baffle NASA scientists"
Pyramids in Mauritius Island
Pyramids in Mauritius Island
Seven pyramids have been identified on the African
Island of Mauritius. Remarkably, in construction, they are identical
to the ones found on the island of Tenerife, an island on the
opposite side of the continent. It underlines the likelihood that
one civilization sailed to various islands off the coast of Africa
and constructed these structures.
Located in the plain called Magnien, these pyramids were always
considered to be merely stone piles, thrown together in efforts to
clear the fields for growing sugar cane.
Pattern of the Seven Mauritius Pyramids
Antoine Gigal - The Mysterious Pyramids of
Mauritius ( 9:49 mins)