History’s Lost Transoceanic Voyages: Tamils and Sumerians Among the FIRST to Reach Australia and Antarctica?— PART II
Regarding interesting inscriptions and shapes found by satellite archaeology, revealing what might be ancient human occupation on the continent of Antarctica, author William James Veall writes that epigrapher, educator and anthropologist, Dr Clyde Winters, Ph.D. was of the opinion: “ I have looked at the inscriptions from Australia and they appear to be written in TAMIL.”
Plate 5. (Courtesy author)
On Plate 5, Dr Winters wrote: “It was unlikely that there was any connection between Hanuman and the Indus Valley, because monkey figures do not appear on Indus Valley seals.”
He further stated, “I believe this is a human figure. It would appear that these heads are leaders from various Sumerian centers that formerly existed on Antarctica.”
“These people were probably from the Sumerian colony in South America, called Kuga Ki.”
“The Marambio Island head has three signs. The signs near the eye reads 'Ta ga’ or 'Open (up) esteem.”
“At the bottom of the figure we see two signs: a 'ga' sign, and three circles which reads as 'se'; these signs say, “The Patron is Mighty”.
Commenting on article Figure 7 (here below Plate 6), Dr Winters wrote, and I quote directly from his opinion piece:
Plate 6. (Courtesy author)
Using Sumerian, we can easily read the inscriptions. There are four characters inside the 'box'. This appears to be the name of the individual and reads NALILISU which means: ‘The human being that glistens and shines (with) wisdom.’
The letters across the forehead include, from right to left, a single sign ‘u’, and a compound sign that reads from top to bottom Pa u mi Mash, or “The leader a powerful man is an Oracle and Shaman.”
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The sign on the cheek appears to be a mash sign with an ‘I’ in the middle of the mash sign, or the determinative placed before Divine names. There is no name following the sign, so I read it as “I Mash’, Witness here the Shaman.”
Plate 7. ‘Mash’ Determinative sign used before Divine names.(Courtesy author)
We end Dr Winters fascinating report on the “Antarctica Writing” with his transliteration of the 'Message on the Shore'; the ancient legend embedded into the Ross sea shoreline, and again I quote verbatim:
“The ancient legend embedded into the seashore is also a Sumerian inscription dedicated to one of the Arctic Chiefs.”
Plate 8. The ‘Message on the Shore’ embedded into the Ross Sea shoreline annotated with Dr Clyde Winters’ transliteration. (Courtesy author)
Note: Further examples of Linear Sumerian Writing used in South America can be found in Dr Winters excellent book entitled Ancient Scripts in South America.
What Conclusions Can be Made?
There is no doubt the powerful evidence extrapolated by Dr Winters transliterations from satellite photographs taken over Antarctica provide irrefutable evidence that trans-oceanic voyagers from far distant lands were able to, and did, reach the Southern Continent of Antarctica at least 6000 years ago.
Add to this, the discovery of the huge Signboard inscribed in Tamili, the Linear Sumerian ‘writing’ associated with the human head portraiture (not forgetting the 'message on the seashore', the "Patron is Mighty’ imagery from Marambio Island), then this evidence of human occupation on the Continent of Antarctica becomes difficult to dispute.
Not only was evidence obtained epigraphically, but the characters engraved on the portrait in Plate 4 even announced a name and ranking: “NALILISU: a Leader and Powerful Man”.
Dr Winters further commented: “Perhaps, He (NALILISU) was a colonist from the Sumerian colony in South America called Kuga Ki.”
Plate 9: Map of South America showing the location of Kuga Ki. (Courtesy author)
Curious to view the homelands of the Tamils, I took a satellite scan across the regions of Tamil Nadu, southern India, and the north-east and southern coastlines of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
In the south-east corner of coastal Sri Lanka, on a beach directly south of the Yala National Park, I discovered a human head sculpture very similar to that on Mariambio Island. (See Plate 5)
Compare the human head from Marambio Island, Antarctica, to the bust I photographed on the Yala Beach of Sri Lanka! Notice each have the same basic ‘shape’ and each also has the Ta ga or ‘Open (up) Esteem’ signature on the cheek.
The Yala sculpture has a large ‘ga’ sign carved overhead. As with the Marambio effigy, each has the same three circles ‘se’, the two signs ‘ga’ and ‘se’ say “The Patron is Mighty”.
The box-like character with the vertical center-line, carved directly above the whole, represents the sign Gi i li: “The Progenitor of (many) people sends forth light”.
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Pecked into the base of the monument is the familiar star-wheel ‘Mash’ sign—a determinative placed before Divine Names. Does this sign infer we are looking at the monument of a Goddess?
The Eagle God Garuda Points the Way
Discovery of the near identical Yala Beach and Marambio sculptures suggests that both are almost certainly of Tamil origin; this argument is further supported by the fact that both the Marambio head and the head of the Eagle are conjoined, forming an important national icon of Tamil Nadu and of Sri Lanka.
The influence of the mighty Hindu Eagle God, 'Garuda', became so powerful that it crossed the Bay of Bengal and on to the islands of Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumba and Timor where, even today, in these countries the eagle remains a national icon.
Statue of Garuda (Hyougushi / Hideyuki KAMON from National Museum in Delhi, India/CC BY-SA 2.0)
One can now hypothesize how this gradual cultural symbiosis of religion, language, and maritime trade eventually evolved into a ready-made line of communication whereby trans-oceanic voyaging could be undertaken without serious fatigue, disease, or starvation, and most importantly, without losing touch with a friendly landfall should conditions become unfavorable for onward travel... to Australia and the Antarctic? A very strong argument for the long-distance Tamil ‘waystation’ discovered along the Australian eastern seaboard. (see Plate 4)
Plate 10. The Yala Beach sculpture compared with that on Marambio Island. (see Plate 5) (Courtesy author)
The dark line appearing to separate the nose, mouth and chin from the main bust is caused by the stem of a small shrub growing out of the rocks below.
In conclusion I would like to express my most sincere thanks to Dr Clyde Winters for taking much of his valuable time to freely write his opinion piece and making an extremely important, and may I say, historical transliteration, of the ‘writing’ exposed on the Continent of Antarctica.
Top Image: Plate 1: Australian eastern seaboard (Google Earth), Statue of Garuda (Hyougushi / Hideyuki KAMON from National Museum in Delhi, India/CC BY-SA 2.0) and Tamil inscriptions, Tamil Nadu. (Shivz Photography/CC BY 2.0) Deriv.
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