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8.    The Antikythera Mechanism


This complex mechanism, found on the wreck of the Antikythera in 1901, has been dated to 150-100 BCE. Although this date is fairly recent in human history, nothing similar has ever been found as one might expect. Could this mechanism be a relic from a much earlier date, preserved through hundreds if not thousands of years, but lost at sea during transportation? It is believed to have been used to calculate astronomical positions and would have required advanced mechanical engineering knowledge and sophisticated manufacturing techniques.


Antikythera
Figure 45. The Antikythera Mechanism [Von Daniken, Odyssey of the Gods]


A
 conceptual drawing of the
device
Figure 46. A conceptual drawing of the device [Childress, Technology of the Gods]

The photograph below shows cogwheels displayed in the Cairo museum. When were they manufactured, and which type of metal alloy was used? What were they intended for?

Cogwheels

Figure 47. Cogwheels in the Archeological Museum of Cairo [Ingold]


9. Ancient Telescopes


The first functional telescopes of the modern era were invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century. The knowledge of lenses however dates back much further in history, as attested to by numerous ancient lenses that have been discovered by archeologists, including the so-called Cairo lens shown below.  The Peruvian carving depicting a man with a telescope and an approaching comet suggests firstly that the ancient possessed telescopes, and secondly that this telescope enabled them to detect an approaching comet in time to prepare to depart from Terra Australis and the surrounding areas.



The Cairo lens
 (left) and a 4th century BCE Greek pottery shard showing man with telescope
 (right)
Figure 48. The Cairo lens (left) and a 4th century BCE Greek pottery shard showing man with telescope (right) [Temple, The Crystal Sun]


Peruvian
 stone showing a man studying the heavens with a telescope
Figure 49. Peruvian stone showing a man studying the heavens with a telescope, with a fiery comet approaching?

These stones, know as the Ica Stones, were collected by Javier Cabrera but are generally believed to be a hoax. The location of the caves and streams in which they had been found has never been revealed. Amongst the 15 000 stones are images of men fighting dinosaurs. Remarkable indeed, if the stones are authentic. Could any of these stones be real?

10.    The Baghdad Battery


The curious artifact shown below is usually referred to as the Baghdad Battery. Several such terracotta jars have been found, 150mm in height containing a copper cylinder that houses an iron rod. It has been argued to represent an ancient battery (not universally accepted), dating from the first centuries CE, and has been demonstrated to produce electricity using grape juice as an electrolyte.  An interesting possibility.

The Baghdad Battery
Figure 50. The Baghdad Battery [Childress, Technology of the Gods]

11. Ancient ‘astronauts’?


In Section 1.4 of Terra Australis Incognita above I have argued that the origin of the fire-breathing dragon myth can be traced back to the ability of the ancients, known as ‘Serpents’ to other nations, to fly and attack their enemies from the air with fire. Shown here are several ancient enigmas which may or may not suggest that the ancients could fly.

A helmeted man breathing
fire
Figure 51. El Baul, Guatemala, Monument 27 (“Ball Player”) - A helmeted man breathing fire [Alford, Gods of the New Millenium]

“Ball
 player” – misunderstood technology?
Figure 52. “Ball player” – misunderstood technology?  Ingold

God” with a
 helmet

Figure 53. “God” with a helmet – Mexico Ingold


“Snake
 god with helmet”
Figure 54. “Snake god with helmet” [Ingold]


Helmeted man inside a “dragon”
Figure 55. Helmeted man inside a “dragon” [Ingold], Flying Creature at Candi Sukuh [Troxler]

What do these carvings and statues represent?

“Star Man”
Figure 56. “Star Man” [Sitchin, The Earth Chronicles Expeditions]

Diver /
 space suit?
Figure 57. Diver / space suit? Space suit? [Von Daniken, According to the Evidence]


The Mayan Lord Pacal in a
 flying contraption?
Figure 58. The Mayan Lord Pacal in a flying contraption?


Lord Pacal
 enhanced
Figure 59. Lord Pacal enhanced [Herschel, The Hidden Records]


Helicopter,
 ‘space ship’ and side view of an aircraft at Abydos,
Egypt?
Figure 60. Helicopter, ‘space ship’ and side view of an aircraft at Abydos, Egypt?


Flying
 gods –
Osiris on his solar boat between the stars, gods on a cloud at Borobudur
Figure 61. Flying gods – Osiris on his solar boat between the stars, gods on a cloud at Borobudur


Columbian insects
 or jets?
Figure 62. Columbian insects or jets? [Childress, Technology of the Gods; Coppens]

These ‘insects’ of solid gold discovered in Columbia seem to resemble modern jets rather than insects which have their wings on top of their backs. Three German model enthusiasts, Eenboom, Belting and Lübbers, constructed at first a propeller-driven and then a jet-engine driven scale model of the ‘insect’ on the right. Both models flew perfectly, demonstrating that these artifacts may very well represent ancient aircraft of some kind, as unthinkable as that may be.



‘Goldflyer’
 scale models
Figure 63. ‘Goldflyer’ scale models.

 

12. The Palpa Mountains


The Palpa Lines appear to be less known than the famous Nazca Lines (Section 13 below), but are in many ways significantly more intriguing. There are numerous mountains with flattened tops, perfectly straight lines running across mountains and valleys as well as drawings and images similar to those found at Nazca. On of the greatest collections of photographs of both the Nazca and Palpa sites can be found here – the images below have all been duplicated from this website.


these ‘strips’ may
 very well have been landing strips
Figure 64. Were it not for the uneven surfaces, these ‘strips’ may very well have been landing strips. They appear to have been created by a giant with a spray gun directly from above. Could these lines have been created by some kind of airborne machine?


Flattened mountain tops
Figure 65. Flattened mountain tops - landing strips (left & centre)? Note the numerous straight lines crossing mountain ranges and valleys (right). How were these created, and for what purpose?


More
crisscross
 lines across valleys and mountains
Figure 66. More crisscross lines across valleys and mountains


Flattened mountain
 top
Figure 67. Flattened mountain top – how many tons of rock would have had to be removed, for what purpose? Note the ‘band of holes’ and the part at the top that has not been levelled (lighter with woolly appearance).


Band of holes (holes 1m diameter, 1m deep, 1 km long) at
Pisco, Peru
Figure 68. Band of holes (holes 1m diameter, 1m deep, 1 km long) at Pisco, Peru.

For what purpose were these holes created? Graves they were not, as no bones have been found inside.


Skimmed mountain
 tops
Figure 69. Skimmed mountain tops – did they do this just for fun? These flat surfaces certainly appear to be man-made.




Map of Palpa geoglyphs
Figure 70. Map of Palpa geoglyphs [Morseski]

Noticeable geoglyphs at Palpa.


‘Knife’ (left) and ‘Radiant People’
Figure 71. ‘Knife’ (left) and ‘Radiant People’ (right, compare to Figure 53 of Terra Australis above)



Figure 72. ‘Radiant’ people elsewhere in the world (see Section 1.4 above)

Top Left    
Australia [Return of the Gods]
Top Right  
Italy [M&S Aldhouse-Green, The Quest for the Shaman]
Bottom Left 
Navoy [Von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods]
Bottom Right
Russia [Von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods]



“Star”
 geoglyph at Palpa
Figure 73. “Star” geoglyph at Palpa

The “Star” geoglyph above is simply mind-boggling. It was constructed with precision over a mountainous terrain, seemingly from high above! What could it have been used for? To impress the gods?