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7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

These spots might not have been crafted by extraterrestrials, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out of this world.

As such, some suggest the ancient builders of the Egyptian pyramids, the Nasca lines, and others were following an extraterrestrial instruction manual. Perhaps the hands that crafted these sites weren’t really of this world.

To be sure, it’s fun to think about whether aliens have visited Earth. After all, humans are on the threshold of expanding our reach in space, and places like Mars are in our sight.

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Book on Artistic Depiction of Mesopotamian Deities Available Online in PDF

Tallay Ornan’s important book, The triumph of the symbol: Pictorial representation of deities in Mesopotamia and the biblical image ban, is now available as a PDF for free download. Here’s the abstract:

This book analyzes the history of Mesopotamian imagery from the mid-second to mid-first millennium BCE. It demonstrates that in spite of rich textual evidence, which grants the Mesopotamian gods and goddesses an anthropomorphic form, there was a clear abstention in various media from visualizing the gods in such a form. True, divine human-shaped cultic images existed in Mesopotamian temples. But as a rule, non-anthropomorphic visual agents such as inanimate objects, animals or fantastic hybrids replaced these figures when they were portrayed outside of their sacred enclosures. This tendency reached its peak in first-millennium Babylonia and Assyria. The removal of the Mesopotamian human-shaped deity from pictorial renderings resembles the Biblical agenda not only in its avoidance of displaying a divine image but also in the implied dual perception of the divine: according to the Bible and the Assyro-Babylonian concept the divine was conceived as having a human form; yet in both cases anthropomorphism was also concealed or rejected, though to a different degree. In the present book, this dual approach toward the divine image is considered as a reflection of two associated rather than contradictory religious worldviews. The plausible consolidation of the relevant Biblical accounts just before the Babylonian Exile or, more probably within the Exile – in both cases during a period of strong Assyrian and Babylonian hegemony – points to a direct correspondence between comparable religious phenomena. It is suggested that far from their homeland and in the absence of a temple for their god, the Judahite deportees adopted and intensified the Mesopotamian avoidance of anthropomorphic pictorial portrayals of deities. While the Babylonian representations remained confined to temples, the exiles would have turned a cultic reality – i.e., the non-written Babylonian custom – into a written, articulated law that explicitly forbade the pictorial representation of God.

 

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Aliens And Space Crafts in Ancient Egyptian Temple – Explained

According to many UFO-logists, within the Temple of Seti I in Abydos there exists glyphs which depict highly developed crafts, specifically a helicopter, a submarine, some form of flying saucer, and a jet plane. What do these hieroglyphs really represent? The glyphs are a result of both erosion of the stone surface (evident elsewhere in […]

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Mystery 180-ft wide ‘Nazi crop circle’ appears overnight in Wiltshire field sparking alien fears from conspiracy theorists

Did an evil race of Nazi aliens land on earth and carve this Swastika-shaped crop circle? No, of course not – but it’s nevertheless led to a pretty interesting discussion online. The enormous symbol – today synonymous with Adolf Hitler’s fascist dictatorship of the 1930 and 40s – was discovered in a field in Beckhampton, Wilthsire. Drone […]

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“The stones of the first encounter” could confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life

A disturbing discovery was made inside an underground complex of caves, in Mexico, near the boundary between Veracruz and Puebla states. Jada stones were found with engravings that seem to represent ufo and aliens. Just a little detail: the stones would go back to Mayan times and could be a confirmation (should the studies that […]

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Returning To Theaters – And Here’s The New Trailer

The landmark Steven Spielberg film is being remastered for 4K. Movie audiences are getting another close encounter. Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is hitting theaters for one week beginning Sept. 1 in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Sony Pictures has remastered the director’s cut in 4K for theaters in the U.S. and Canada. It will have […]

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Every Spring This Park In Austria Disappears Under Water

To take a walk in this park, you may need some swim fins and a diving mask. Every year, a park in the foothills of Austrian Hochschwab mountains, turns into a massive pool with all of its footpaths and benches submerged under water. Fear not, says photographer Marc Henauer, it’s not a cataclysm. Rather an unusual natural phenomenon caused by […]

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The 44 Most Astonishing Archaeological Finds In History

The dream of every archaeologist is to make a find that changes the way we think about history. Something ancient, unexpected and marvelous. While most archaeology isn’t as exciting as it’s portrayed in movies, some of it is. These archaeological discoveries were all truly incredible. Many of them pose mysteries that remain unsolved. For starters, […]

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Forget smartwatches – wear this £187,300.00 PLANETARIUM on your wrist

Midnight Planétarium watch rotates six planets around a tiny rose gold sun Mercury will make a lap around the watch’s face in just 88 days, Venus will require 224, Saturn in 29.35 years and Earth completes a rotation in a year Inspired by planetariums, the watch’s movement was created for Van Cleef & Arpels’ by […]

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