By Michael Tellinger
Scholars have told us that the first civilization on Earth emerged between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a land called Sumer some 6,000 years ago. Recent archaeological findings suggest that the Sumerians may have inherited some of their knowledge and symbolism from an earlier civilization that emerged many thousands of years earlier in southern Africa – the cradle of humankind. The constant references to southern Africa in the Sumerian texts as a “time before time” leaves very little doubt that this was the case.
Why have we been so resistant to this information?
Is it our arrogance?
Or are we just scared of change?
The discovery of the oldest statue of the Hawk Head of Horus, about 260,000 years old; petroglyphs of winged disks with a cross, and two pyramids aligned to Adam’s Calendar and the rise of Orion, are forcing us to rewrite human history. Let us cast the dogma of our existing knowledge aside and embrace the new evidence.
When I wrote and released “Slave Species of God” I never realized the kind of impact it would have on people all over the world. I am quite overwhelmed to have received feedback from readers in over 20 countries, describing how it has changed their lives and allowed them to question without fear of being punished by some invisible old man in the sky. But the biggest surprise has been meeting Johan Heine at one of my talks which opened up the floodgates of the next phase of my research.
When Johan first introduced me to the ancient stone ruins of southern Africa, I had no idea of the incredible discoveries we would make in the year or two that followed. The photographs, artifacts and evidence we have accumulated points unquestionably to a lost and never-before-seen civilization that predates all others – not by just a few hundred years, or a few thousand years… but many thousands of years. These discoveries are so staggering that they will not be easily digested by the mainstream historical and archaeological fraternity, as we have already experienced. It will require a complete paradigm shift in how we view our human history.
I see myself as a fairly open-minded chap but I will admit that it took me well over a year for the penny to drop, and for me to realize that we are actually dealing with the oldest structures ever built by humans on Earth.
The main reason for this is that we have been taught that nothing of significance has ever come from southern Africa. That the powerful civilizations all emerged in Sumeria and Egypt and other places. We are told that until the settlement of the Bantu people from the north, which was supposed to have started sometime in the 12th century AD, this part of the world was filled by hunter gatherers and so-called Bushmen, who did not make any major contributions in technology or civilization.
Little did we realize that long before Egypt and long before Sumeria, there was a huge ancient city in what the Sumerian tablets call the Abzu (southern Africa). The lost and the first city of Enki – the Sumerian deity and creator of humankind who was responsible for cloning the species we call Homo sapiens. Abzu is often incorrectly translated as “Hell” by those who grapple with the true meaning of mythology. This is far from the truth because the Abzu was simply known as the land below the equator, where the gold came from. Sumerian tablets tell us clearly that Enki established a base in the Abzu. This base grew into a very large ancient city occupied by the early human slaves who toiled in the gold mines.
We believe we have now discovered this large city he created. At its peak it was larger than modern-day Johannesburg, covering over 20,000 square kilometers. It consists of well over 100,000 stone ruins still today. These were linked by ancient roads and places of work and worship. Enki controlled his gold mining operations from here and the fortress of Great Zimbabwe was his headquarters. The evidence of gold mining is everywhere in this part of the world and not only do historic records point to this as being the first place that gold was extracted by humans, new scientific research is there to support it.
Our research has shown that the ancient ruins of South Africa and Zimbabwe go back to around 260,000 years the very first appearance of humans on Earth.
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 Africa and suggests that these ruins are much older than we thought.
Our first calculations of the calendar were made based on the rise of Orion – flat on the horizon and in line with our three 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 about every 26,000 years.
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, Carolina, Badplaas and Dullstroom. This covers an area larger than modern-day Johannesburg 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 civilizations had their origins in southern 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 the site from many kilometers away?
In our new book called “Temples 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 than us today. How silly and ignorant some of us can be!
The thousands of ancient gold mines discovered over the past 500 years, points to a vanished civilization 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 civilization on Earth.
But the calendar remains the centerpiece 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 meters down the side of the cliff, Johan walked over to the monoliths and immediately realized that they were aligned to the cardinal points of Earth – north, south, east and west. There were at least three 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) intact 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.
So why is this Adam’s Calendar so special? The more research we do around it, the more we realize how important this structure is. The one thing we could not figure out was how the calendar was linked to the thousands of circular stone ruins in the greater part of southern Africa.
The first estimates of the number of stone ruins was made in 1891 by Theodore Bent who had a real fascination with the stone ruins. He was the first person to document his excavations of Great Zimbabwe at the time and estimated that there were about 4,000 stone ruins in this part of the world.
In the early 1970s Roger Summers calculated around 20,000 stone ruins. After my first year of living among the ruins and researching them extensively, I concluded that there are at least 100,000. This was confirmed by Prof. Revil Mason, retired head of Archaeology at the University Of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He immediately retracted his statement when I suggested that this would put at least 1 million people living and working here some 200 – 400 years ago. By the middle of 2009 I realized that we are looking at probably around 200,000 stone ruins. The more mountains I climbed the larger this ancient settlement became.
You see, this is where all the earlier researchers always got tripped up, because they did not have the benefit of aerial and satellite photography. Thanks to Johan Heine’s work over an extended period we could make much more accurate calculations than ever before.
But let’s get back to the this population thing, which is a huge problem for historians, because the population models and our history books suggest that the there were no more than 200,000 people living in the greater part of southern Africa between 200 – 400 years ago. It is quite obvious that it would require a much larger population to build so many stone structures. One of my favorite laughable theories, that are repeatedly presented by our tertiary institutions and leading archaeologists, is that many of these ancient stone settlements were built by the women and children. Do with this theory what you want.
But the link between Adam’s Calendar and the stone ruins still evaded us. For some reason we were under the impression that the Barberton valley and impact crater did not have any stone ruins. The valley is the entire flat area, surrounded by mountains, which is overlooked by Adam’s Calendar. Until my friend Brian Young called me one day in great excitement, saying that he found a circle. Fortunately for me Brian is a superb pilot who runs a flying school right in the heart of the Barberton valley. We went flying on several occasion and not only did we find many stone circles but also the ancient roads that connected them all at some stage in the distant past. We also found gold mines and many strange anomalies.
Suddenly it became quite obvious. If this was indeed Enki’s calendar, at the dawn of humanity, the entire valley would have been the main settlement and gold-mining area in the entire southern African region. From the edge of the mountain top where the calendar is perched, you can see the entire valley. The master looking down on his slaves producing gold, in thousands of gold mines. The most impressive of all would have been a hidden mine just north of Adam’s Pyramids, perched right in the middle of the valley. A mine that was rediscovered by prospectors many thousands of years later, and appropriately named, Sheba Gold Mine.
Did I say pyramids? You heard right. We will deal with the growing body of evidence in the next article.
The story continues on Michael Tellinger’s website at www.slavespecies.com.