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PostSubject: Ancient Metropolis found in southern Africa   Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:27 am

Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa
By Dan Eden for viewzone. They have always been there. People noticed
them before. But no one could remember who made them -- or why? Until
just recently, no one even knew how many there were. Now they are
everywhere -- thousands -- no, hundreds
of thousands of them! And the story they tell is the most important
story of humanity. But it's one we might not be prepared to hear.
Something amazing has been discovered in an area of South Africa, about
150 miles inland, west of the port of Maputo. It is the remains of a
huge metropolis that measures, in conservative estimates, about 1500
square miles. It's part of an even larger community that is about
10,000 square miles and appears to have been constructed -- are you
ready -- from 160,000 to 200,000 BCE!
The image [top of page]
is a close-up view of just a few hundred meters of the landscape taken
from google-earth. The region is somewhat remote and the "circles" have
often been encountered by local farmers who assumed they were made by
some indigenous people in the past. But, oddly, no one ever bothered to
inquire about who could have made them or how old they were.
changed when researcher and author, Michael Tellinger, teamed up with
Johan Heine, a local fireman and pilot who had been looking at these
ruins from his years flying over the region. Heine had the unique
advantage to see the number and extent of these strange stone
foundations and knew that their significance was not being appreciated.
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. "
-- Tellinger
Where it was found

The area is significant for one striking thing -- gold. "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," says Tellinger. "And if this
is in fact the cradle of humankind, we may be looking at the activities
of the oldest civilization on Earth."

To see the number and scope of these ruins, I suggest that you use google-earth and start with the following coordinates: Carolina -- 25 55' 53.28" S / 30 16' 13.13" E
Badplaas -- 25 47' 33.45" S / 30 40' 38.76" E
Waterval -- 25 38' 07.82" S / 30 21' 18.79" E
Machadodorp -- 25 39' 22.42" S / 30 17' 03.25" E
Then perform a low flying search inside the area formed by this rectangle. Simply Amazing!
Did gold play some role in the dense population that once lived here?
The site is just about 150 miles from an excellent port where maritime
trade could have helped to support such a large population. But
remember -- we're talking almost 200,000 years ago!
The individual ruins [see below]
mostly consist of stone circles. Most have been buried in the sand and
are only observable by satellite or aircraft. Some have been exposed
when the changing climate has blown the sand away, revealing the walls
and foundations.

"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 realise 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."
-- Tellinger
A Rich and Diverse History

When explorers first encountered these ruins, they assumed that they
were cattle corals made by nomadic tribes, like the Bantu people, as
they moved south and settled the land from around the 13th century.
There was no previous historical record of any older civilization
capable of building such a densly populated community. Little effort
was made to investigate the site because the scope of the ruins was not
fully known.

Over the past 20 years, people like Cyril Hromnik, Richard Wade, Johan
Heine and a handful of others have discovered that these stone
structures are not what the seem to be. In fact these are now believed
to be the remains of ancient temples and astronomical observatories of
lost ancient civilizations that stretch back for many thousands of
These circular ruins are spread over a huge area. They can
only truly be appreciated from the air or through modern sattelite
images. Many of them have almost completely eroded or have been covered
by the movement of soil from farming and the weather. Some have
survived well enough to reveal their great size [see above] with some original walls standing almost 5 feet high and over a meter wide in places.
Looking at the entire metropolis, it becomes obvious that this was a
well planned community, developed by a highly evolved civilization. The
number of ancient gold mines suggests the reason for the community
being in this location. We find roads -- some extending a hundred miles
-- that connected the community and terraced agriculture, closely
resembling those found in the Inca settlements in Peru.
But one question begs for an answer -- how could this be achieved by humans 200,000 years ago?
How the Site was dated
Once the ruins were examined, the researchers were anxious to place the
lost civilization in a historical perspective. The rocks were covered
with a patina that looked very old but there were no items sufficient
for carbon-14 dating. It was then that a chance discovery revealed the
age of the site, and sent a chill down the spine of archaeologists and
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