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Significance Of 8,000-Year -Old Rock Paintings In Sacred Mount Latmos

The Beşparmak Dağları, known as “Latmos” in antiquity, is one of the most fascinating and archaeologically richest regions in western Turkey. As early as prehistoric times the Latmos was already revered as a sacred mountain in Anatolia. Upon its peak the Old Anatolian weather god together with a local mountain deity were worshipped. The mountain peak was the centre of weather and fertility rituals. Despite socio-cultural changes that transformed religious concepts, the cultic tradition there continued into Ottoman times.

Latmus appears in Greek mythology as the site of the cave where Selene’s consort Endymion lies forever young and beautiful in blissful sleep.

Mount Latmus in Greek Mythology

Endymion’s parentage varies among the different ancient references and stories, but several traditions say that he was originally the king of Elis. According to one tradition, Zeus offered him anything that he might desire, and Endymion chose an everlasting sleep in which he might remain youthful forever. According to another version of the myth, Endymion’s eternal sleep was a punishment inflicted by Zeus because he had attempted to have a sexual relationship with Zeus’s wife, Hera. In any case, Endymion was loved by Selene, the goddess of the moon, who visited him every night while he lay asleep in a cave on Mount Latmus in Caria; she bore him 50 daughters. A common form of the myth represents Endymion as having been put to sleep by Selene herself so that she might enjoy his beauty undisturbed.

Significance Of 8,000-Year -Old Rock Paintings In Sacred Mount Latmos

The Sleep of Endymion by Anne-Louis Girodet (1791), Musée du Louvre, Paris. (Image Source)

Ancient Rock Art

Mount Latmos is famous for wall paintings dating back 8,000-6,000 years ago that have been the subject of numerous archaeological work led by the Aydın Culture and Natural Artifacts Protection Committee and Aydın Archaeology Museum.

Among 160 groups of rock paintings, which had various depictions, 500 of them were determined as paintings made by humans.

Significance Of 8,000-Year -Old Rock Paintings In Sacred Mount Latmos

Paintings came to light in a survey conducted by Anneliese Peschlow of the German Archaeology Institute. (Image Source)

Significance Of 8,000-Year -Old Rock Paintings In Sacred Mount Latmos

Cave paintings dating from around 6000 BCE under a rock on the slopes of Mount Latmos. (Image Source)

New Discoveries

Hurriyet Daily News reports two new inns and a rock shelter have been discovered on Mount Latmos (Beşparmak), located between the western provinces of Aydın and Muğla. The wall of the inns are decorated with paintings, dating back to 8,000 years ago, and the rock shelter is decorated with frescoes.

The first rock paintings were first discovered on Mount Latmos in 1994 by German archaeologist Dr. Anneliese Peschlow.

The Association of Ecosystem Protection and Nature Lovers (EKODOSD) president Bahattin Sürücü said the paintings in the inns had been given damage by people.

“In one of the inns, the wall paintings are in pretty good condition. They consist of non-human figures. In the other cave, the paintings have been destroyed because of climate conditions through time and fire burned by people in the cave. Locals have told us hunters and other visitors have burned fire in the caves in Mount Latmos, which has damaged the walls. The mount is not under conservation status except for its well-known archaeological sites,” said Sürücü, adding that those wall paintings should be taken under protection.

Significance Of 8,000-Year -Old Rock Paintings In Sacred Mount Latmos

Two new inns and a rock shelter have been discovered on Mount Latmos (Image Source)

Byzantine Frescoes

The EKODOSD president said the frescoes in one of the caves had also been damaged by insensible people.

“Another newly found painting was the Byzantine-era frescoes located under a rock shelter. Unfortunately, these paintings are full of damage caused by treasure hunters, as well as drawings made by people with ceramics,” he said.

Sürücü said the rock paintings and frescoes in Mount Latmos were not only under threat by treasure hunters but also mine pits.

“There is much undiscovered heritage in the mysterious geography of Mount Latmos, which is home to many Byzantine-era monasteries, churches and defense castles. It will take surface surveys that will continue for dozens of years to unearth this heritage in thousands of castle structures. But the virgin geography of Latmos, its unique geological structure and natural and cultural values are under threat because of new mine pits. While we can see the damage caused by current mine pits, new ones will put them under more danger. The Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board, Aydın and Milet Archaeology Museums and other relevant ministries should show the same sensibility,” he said.

source:hurriyetdailynews

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Archaeologists amazed to find a 2100 years old phone like object

A group of archaeologists has found a strange black rectangular object next to the skeleton of a woman in a grave at the excavation site of Ala-Tey, in the mountainous Republic of Tuvá (Russia). The 2100 years old phone like device amazed the Archaeologists.

2100 years old phone

The researchers nicknamed “Natasha” to the ancestral woman, while the mysterious object that accompanied her was called “iPhone” because of her resemblance to Apple’s product. The 2100 years old phone like device has holes in the top and bottom just like the modern device.

However, and far from being an oopart, the object is actually a belt buckle more than 2,100 years old, unearthed in a tomb in the so-called «Russian Atlantis», the name given to a mountainous region in Siberia, already It is covered with water and only appears for a few weeks a year.

Pavel Leus, one of the archaeologists who participate in the excavations, explained that the team has been carrying out expeditions to the Ala-Tey burial site for several years. Leus added that the finding of that interesting 2100 years old phone like device was made in 2016, but the results have been made public only now.

“The burial of” Natasha “with an” iPhone “of the Xiongnu era remains one of the most interesting in this burial site,” said the expert.

The buckle, 18 by 9 centimeters, is made of precious stones inlaid with turquoise, carnelian, and mother of pearl, and is decorated with Chinese Wu Zhu coins. These coins have helped scientists date the object 2,137 years ago when they were minted.

Source: The Siberian Times

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Just Myths? | Enoch, Great Pyramid of Egypt, and the Anunnaki Civilization Saga?

Since the dawn of man, the time has been his ruthless enemy. There was nothing man could do to escape his earthly demise.

But the pyramids towering over man and his creations fear no time.

Much has been said about the origins of these mysterious structures, so much that the truth has been concealed within piles of false assumptions.

But an archaic figure has cracked the riddle of both time and pyramid.

His name is Enoch – the man who cheated death to go rule over the otherworldly kingdom of a higher force.

Before departing for these higher beings, Enoch had left a luxuriant cultural heritage for the generations to come.

He wished for them to solve the riddle of time, just like him, so he concealed the answers within his teachings, and within the greatest architectural mystery of present-day – The Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Sumerian and Mayan accounts remind of Enoch as the one who conquered time and who encoded this secret within the time-defying pyramids – his masterpiece.

It is now up to YOU to decipher this timeworn knowledge and garner its unimaginable benefits.

Anunnaki is believed to be a group of deities in several ancient Mesopotamian cultures such as the Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, and Akkadian.

The name Anunnaki is a derivative of the names heaven “Anu”, and earth “Ki”. However, some groups translate them as “princely offspring” or “Those of Royal Blood”.

The Sumerian legends and the ancient texts use the word Annunaki to refer to a group of gods who came from heaven.

They were considered as the main gods of the Sumerian pantheon. The Sumerians worshipped these gods long before the great pantheon of ancient Greece and before the ancient Egyptian gods.

The Anunnaki descended from An, the supreme being that reigned over all the Sumerian gods.

The Babylonian myths of creation say there were 300 Anunnaki who kept the heavens and 300 others who guarded the underworld.

These deities were so important that they were also mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

The development of Sumerian civilization occurred in the Persian Gulf while growing to strength over time.

The “Plain of the Land of Shinar” is the territory that was renamed to Babylon after 2000 B.C.

These people lived in the Middle East on the territory we know as Iran and Iraq today.

Source: Matrix World Disclosure

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Revealed Photos Show Something Huge May be Hidden in Ancient Egypt

A recent discovery at a notable ancient Egyptian site, which for some reason, is yet to be shared with the public or reported in the headlines. It’s from the ancient Egyptians.

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