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The controversial Petralona skull and Greek government suppression of information


Recently, we posted an article about the discovery of a skull that has the potential to challenge what we know about human evolution. We have now received an update directly from the head researcher, Dr Aris Poulianos, who has been working against all obstacles to get the information out about this controversial skull.

In 1959, Dr Poulianos worked under the Greek Government on the discovery of a cave in Petralona, Chalkidiki, where numerous ancient fossils were found, including the important discovery of a human skull that Dr Poulianos dated at 700,000 years old (read more about the dating process in the original article).  The consensus among paleoanthropologists today is that the cranium belongs to an archaic hominid distinguished from Homo erectus, and from both the classic Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans, but showing characteristics of all species and presenting strong European traits. According to Dr Poulianos, the age of the skull challenges the Out of Africa hypothesis and suggests the independent evolution of Homo sapiens in Europe.

According to Dr Poulianos’ latest update, the Greek government has been making systematic efforts to hide, diminish and discredit his work, as well as blocking him from further research and excavations in the cave of Petralona.  They have also requested him not to discuss the finding made in the cave. Multiple false accusations have been made by the government to try to spoil his name and his 50 years of research on the cave, yet the European Anthropological Association supports him and has submitted complaints to the Greek Government for this unacceptable situation.

Dr Poulianos has claimed that the government destroys more than 90% of the anthropological evidence found in Greece, and that people who do not hold paleoanthropology qualifications are put in positions of responsibility over important archaeological excavations. 

Recently, Dr Poulianos gave a talk at a high school in Athens, and immediately faced an attack from the authorities, which was directed at both him and the high school that allowed him to talk. The Director of the school has since spoken of the “unacceptable and defiant attitude of the authorities” and wrote: “It is really depressing that a government scientific department writes so many inaccuracies, misrepresentations, lies and threats to a head master”.

It is very sad to see the consistent efforts of the Greek government to hide the truth from the public and destroy the life of people that devoted their lives to investigating and researching for the truth.

You can read the official letter in greek and in english sent by Dr Poulianos to the Greek Government a few days ago.

By John Black



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There is no doubt in my mind that the US govt has done the same type of censorship. Difference is they do it thru lackeys appointed to lead organizations like the Smithsonian, There are so many artifacts that offer proof of old-world contact and colonization in North Americas many years before Columbus whose provenance has been denied by organizations that most people think should be trusted. The consensus is that John Wesley Powell who headed that organization flatly refused to consider any evidence that portrayed Native Americans as anything other than bow and arrow heathens. That was only the continuation of policy that portrayed the red men as savages to enable the public to accept the justification of confiscating (stealing) their land making them ‘wards’ of the state. Case in point is The Trail of Tears – the removal of people in SE from their permanent log homes and farms and marching them on foot in the winter with only the posessions they could carry, to be re-settled in “Indian Territory”.  

I read both former and this article, with great interest and the comments, very interesting, but one thing I don't yet grasp, is that if the Greek Mafia (Government) won't allow further studies, then why don't Dr Poulianos and the team fight it in the European Union, considering Greece is apart of, surely they'd have some sway in getting studies reactivated, unless of course, there is a bigger picture at play. Which sounds most likely, there always is with this type of behaviour from Governments, we've all seen it before. Again, very interesting, hope it gets the attention it deserves... Cheers..

There is nothing wrond with info and learning, I think they have a lot to gain by supressing knowledge but sadly we loose a lot more. A lot of what they gain comes down to simply money and power and the fact that they can use fear to run things.

all gov's of this world are under the feet of the Zionist (the human proclaimed leaders that have chained humans under the vrill-draconian race).
Our history begins with the fallen angels and the born of the new race (the vrill-mongolian-hebrew) , now they lead the world and are suppresing every bit of ancient history that shows that we humans existed before them and we were an intelligent race. The Pelasgians who lived before in the northen hemisphere came to earth (their creators) from the star Lyra and gave birth to the white race. the galactic wars drove them out of this star system and the ppl that were left had to face the atrocities till the modern days. one day our past will be revealed but its not time yet.

"It is very sad to see the consistent efforts of the Greek government to hide the truth from the public and destroy the life of people that devoted their lives to investigating and researching for the truth". Thats pretty much the way EVERY Government operates today.At least for sure here in the U.S.


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John Black

Dr John (Ioannis) Syrigos initially began writing on Ancient Origins under the pen name John Black. He is both a co-owner and co-founder of Ancient Origins.

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