The Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: Were Humans the First? Part 5
This series has highlighted many real modern world phenomena that don’t quite fit the conventional wisdom regarding the ancient history of the world as we think we know it. In this section, we will look at anomalies in skulls and some mysterious early metallurgy.
On the ground floor of the Museum of Natural History in London, a human skull is displayed. It comes from a cavern in Northern Rhodesia, and has a perfectly round hole on the left side. There are no radical cracks which are usually present if an injury is caused by a cold weapon. The right side of the skull is shattered. The skulls of soldiers killed by rifle bullets have identical appearance. The cranium is identified as belonging to a man who lived over 40,000 years ago at a time when no guns were made. An arrow could not have produced such a perfectly round hole on the left side of the skull and shattered the right side as well. Either there is something wrong with the dating of the skull, or the origin of the hole remains a mystery.
Side-view of prehistoric human skull discovered in 1921 in Broken Hill Cave, Northern Rhodesia (YouTube Screenshot)
The Paleontological Museum of Russia has a skull of an auroch which is supposed to be hundreds of thousands of years old. It shows a clear round hole on its frontal part and scientific evidence has proven that although the skull was pierced, the brain was not injured and the beast’s wound healed. In that distant past, apeman was supposedly armed only with clubs. The perfectly round hole without radial lines looks very much like one made by a bullet. The question is – who shot the auroch?
Auroch skull with bullet-like hole in the forehead. Image source: Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients
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A meteorite of an unusual shape found near Eaton, Colorado, created a riddle. An analysis by an American expert on meteorics, H. H. Nininger, indicated that the meteorite was composed of an alloy of copper, lead and zinc, that is brass, which does not exist in nature. The meteorite could not have been “Space garbage” because it fell in 1931.
Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887 –1986) was an American meteoriticist and considered the father of modern meteoritics (Fair Use)
Iron Nails from Antiquity?
In the 16th century the Spanish conquistadors came across an 18-centimetre iron nail solidly incrusted in rock in a Peruvian mine. The rock was estimated to be tens of thousands of years old. Since iron was unknown to the American Indian until the Conquest, one wonders whose nail it was. The Spanish Viceroy Don Franciso de Toledo kept the mysterious nail in his study as a souvenir.
According to the London Times of December 24, 1851 a Mr. Hiram de Witt found a piece of auriferous quartz in California. When he dropped it accidentally, an iron nail with a perfect head was found to be inside the quartz. About the same time Sir David Brewster made a report to the British Association for the Advancement of Science which created a sensation. A block of stone from Kin-goodie Quarry in north Britain contained a nail, the end of which was corroded. But at least an inch of it, including the head, lay embedded in the rock. Because of the great age of the geological strata where these three iron nails were found, the identity of their makers remains a mystery.
Steel Cube in Coal Conundrum
In 1885 in the foundry of Isidor Braun of Vöcklabruck, Austria, a block of coal was broken and a small steel cube, 67 mm x 47 mm fell out. A deep incision ran around it and the edges were rounded on two faces. Only human hands could have made these.
The Wolfsegg Iron or Salzburg Cube (Public Domain)
The son of Braun took the article to the Linz Museum but in the course of decades it was lost. However, a cast of the cube has been kept by the Linz Museum. Contemporary magazines such as Nature (London, November 1886) or L´Astronomie (paris, 1887) had articles about this strange find. Some scientists endeavored to explain it as a meteorite from the Tertiary coal period. Others wanted an explanation for the groove around the cube, its perfect form and the origin. Some explain this as some cast iron used in mining machinery as ballast. The debate has never been closed.
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Conclusions from the Anomalies
These perplexities cannot be cleared up unless a reappraisal of prehistory is made. The evidence assembled here point to the existence of a technology at what we imagined to be the dawn of mankind. Two theories can explain the artifacts described in this article series – either there was some kind of technological civilization in a bygone past, or the earth has been visited by beings from other stellar worlds or dimensions.
The significance of Guatemalan mushroom stones went undetected until connected with Spanish records of Mexican priests (Public Domain)
The true significance of many museum exhibits may have evaded our comprehension. These cryptograms in marble, stone, wood or bronze, may carry a significant message. In 1946 the Carnegie Institution reported an archaeological find in Kaminajuyu, Guatemala- a peculiar 32-centimetre figurine of a mushroom with a human face, with widely opened eyes, at the root. The meaning of this object was obscure but when Spanish records of the sacred mushrooms and their use by the Mexican priests had been studied, experimenters decided to try these mushrooms. A state of narcotic trance with psychedelic visions was produced. The figurine gives the whole story symbolically.
These examples may not be solid proof of previous advanced knowledge but these and other examples given previously certainly present us with the possibility.
The blacksmiths of Olympus and the birth of metallurgy and chemistry will be outlined in the next article.
Top image: Clockwise: Rhodesia Man (YouTube Screenshot), H. H. Nininger (Fair Use), Auroch skull (Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients), Salzburg Cube (Public Domain),Roman Nails (CC BY-SA 2.0)
By Sam Bostrom