Top Ten Builds by the Ancients that Were Exposed in 2015

Top Ten Builds by the Ancients that Were Exposed in 2015: Stone Circles, Architecture, Petroglyphs, Fortresses and More

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Bringing story to fact, a team of Russian archaeologists unearthed parts of the legendary white walls near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12.4 miles) south of Cairo and near Saqqara, which was the necropolis of Memphis. Speaking of the discovery, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said: “We hope this finding will enhance our knowledge of one the most important cities of Ancient Egypt. Memphis played a significant political, religious and economic role in the history of the country."

By April Holloway

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It’s true old world Scandinavian travellers reached the eastern Atlantic shores of North America - but their presence into the eastern woodlands of Ontario, Canada, around the time of the glyph’s creation, and 1,600 miles away, have never been verified.

Just because an image in a rock panel is showing similar characteristics to another rock panel halfway around the world, doesn’t mean there is any connection to either group of original artists.

Similar images of “squatting man” or “praying man” are observed on every continent excluding Antarctica, but that doesn’t mean its image was the sole creation of one society.

To attribute the creation at Peterborough’s  Kinomaagewaabkonging , “Teaching Rocks” to early Scandinavian travellers just because they both appear to have similar boats in their petroglyphs, you might as well speculate that it was the ancient North Americans who created the Scandinavian “boat” images before they, headed out for North America!

Or maybe it was the earlier people of ancient Azerbaijan (Beyukdash Mountain, Gobustan, Azerbaijan), who back in 12,000 – 8,000 made similar styled “boats” in their glyphs … you might as well credit them with travelling to Scandinavia where they created the rock art there.

By the way, the type of “boat” depicted in the Canadian glyph has never been associated with the indigenous people of this Canadian petroglyph.

Attributing a Scandinavian connection to these glyphs reveals a colossal misunderstanding of the artistic and spiritual relationships the ancient indigenous people of the Peterborough area recorded in their rock panel.

Without scientific data, conclusions remain conjecture.

I find it difficult to resolve two of your statements – can you enlighten me?

1: “… you might as well speculate that it was the ancient North Americans who created the Scandinavian “boat” images before they, headed out for North America!”
2: ‘By the way, the type of “boat” depicted in the Canadian glyph has never been associated with the indigenous people of this Canadian petroglyph.’

Hi Horst,

Thank you for your questions.

To clarify your 2nd question- the ancient people in this region of Canada manufactured canoes for boats. The outer coverings were mostly made from the bark of birch trees.

The shape of the Canadian canoe boats made by these people does not resemble in style or method of construction the boats of Scandinavian Viking design.

However, the style of the image of a presumed “boat” in the Peterborough glyph is representative of the many “boat” images appearing in petroglyphs throughout the world – from Scandinavia across to Azerbaijan, and even found in the desert regions of Arabia.

So what I was trying to get across but did not clarify, was this style of “boat” has been recorded in rock for thousands of years before any Viking sea worthy ship was launched.  So where did the earlier “boat” images come to be recorded in rock in earlier pre-Viking times, before their known existence.

It’s my belief that the “boat” image was not originally intended to be represented as a “boat” but we see a “boat” just as when we see images in a cloud that we can relate to.

If an image in a cloud looks like a “boat” to us, the image is still a cloud and not a “boat” – so I’m putting forth the idea that perhaps the “boat” image placed into the rock in Canada, was something viewed other than a boat but today, we have incorrectly interpreted this image in the rock.

The possible sighting of a Viking boat by the ancient people of the Peterborough glyphs is possible only if the Vikings ventured past them in this area, which most archeologists don’t think happened around the time of the petroglyphs’ creation.

Also, a water route to this area, located away from the major water route and 1,500 miles from the Atlantic, in a Viking ship, would have been a real challenge to the Vikings if it had occurred.

To reply to your 1st question, this was meant to be more of a satirical or light-hearted approach of trying to explain who created the “boat” images first (Chicken or the egg – which came first).  

As there is some speculation that the Canadian site and Scandinavian sites depicting similar “boats” were both created around the same time. I was jokingly trying to say that maybe the Canadians found a way to sail to Scandinavia and left their marks there.

I hope I have been able to clarify the questions you had with regard to my comments – if you would like further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me. Cheers

Without scientific data, conclusions remain conjecture.

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