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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.
45. The Antikythera Mechanism [Von Daniken, Odyssey of the
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?
Figure 47. Cogwheels in the Archeological Museum of
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
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, with a fiery
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
Remarkable indeed, if the stones are authentic. Could any of these stones be
10. The Baghdad
curious artifact shown below is usually referred to as
the Baghdad Battery. Several such terracotta jars have been
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.
Figure 50. The Baghdad Battery [Childress,
Technology of the Gods]
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.
Figure 51. El Baul, Guatemala,
Monument 27 (“Ball Player”) - A helmeted man breathing fire [Alford, Gods of the
Figure 52. “Ball player” –
misunderstood technology? Ingold
Figure 53. “God” with a helmet – Mexico Ingold
Figure 54. “Snake god with helmet” [Ingold]
Figure 55. Helmeted man inside a
“dragon” [Ingold], Flying Creature at Candi Sukuh
these carvings and statues represent?
Figure 56. “Star Man”
[Sitchin, The Earth Chronicles Expeditions]
Figure 57. Diver / space suit?
Space suit? [Von
Daniken, According to the Evidence]
The Mayan Lord Pacal in a flying
Figure 59. Lord Pacal
enhanced [Herschel, The Hidden
Helicopter, ‘space ship’ and side view of an aircraft at Abydos, Egypt?
Figure 61. Flying gods – Osiris on his solar boat between the stars,
gods on a cloud at Borobudur
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
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.
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.
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?
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
Figure 66. More crisscross lines
across valleys and mountains
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).
Figure 68. Band of holes (holes 1m diameter, 1m deep, 1 km long) at Pisco,
For what purpose were these holes created? Graves they were
not, as no bones have
been found inside.
Figure 69. Skimmed mountain tops – did they do this just for fun?
These flat surfaces certainly appear to be man-made.
Figure 70. Map of Palpa geoglyphs [Morseski]
Noticeable geoglyphs at Palpa.
Figure 71. ‘Knife’ (left) and
‘Radiant People’ (right, compare to Figure 53 of Terra
Figure 72. ‘Radiant’ people elsewhere in the world (see Section 1.4 above)
||Australia [Return of the Gods]
Aldhouse-Green, The Quest for the Shaman]
||Navoy [Von Daniken, Chariots of the
||Russia [Von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods]
Figure 73. “Star” geoglyph at Palpa
“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?