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Adapt 2030: Submerged medieval settlements - Hidden history seawall anomaly

Submerged Medieval Settlements Netherlands
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the World placing a seawall across 18 miles of ocean inlet, the Zuiderzee and Delta Works of the Netherlands, unearthed former settlements from 1000A.D and it was claimed that a thousand years ago people of the time built something similar with wood and earth then pumped out cubic miles of sea water settled the land and a storm in 1287 flooded the place and nobody drained the area for eight years until the 1930's. Hidden history what do you think?


Comment: Traces of four "drowned" medieval settlements discovered by Dutch archaeologists


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Neolithic construction boom led to mega henges being built across southern Britain

antlers
© Cardiff University
One of the antler picks that were sampled during the research. As these picks were used to dig out the ditches of the henge, they provide a good indication of the date that the monument was constructed.
Frantic building activity around 2500 BC resulted in massive ceremonial structures appearing in southern Britain, a study from Cardiff University says.

Academics used the latest scientific methods to re-examine the remains of the Mount Pleasant 'mega henge', a large prehistoric enclosure, located just outside Dorchester in Dorset. This is the first time accurate dating has been obtained for the major late Neolithic monument and offers new insights into the incredible speed at which construction took place.

Inside Mount Pleasant henge was a large, fenced enclosure and a complex concentric timber and stone monument. On top of the bank was built a great mound. The new analysis shows that all these different elements were completed in less than 125 years - much less time than previously thought. The data shows the site was built only 150 years or so before the arrival of new people from continental Europe, who brought the first metals and different pottery as well as new ideas and religious beliefs.


Comment: It was more than simply the 'arrival' of new people, for the most part the arrival of the Beaker peoples entirely replaced the DNA of those living there at the time.


Comment: Researchers can't be certain that the date they've come to is accurate nor that what dated belonged to the original builders. It's quite possible that they were built much earlier: See also: And check out SOTT radio's:


Better Earth

Traces of four "drowned" medieval settlements discovered by Dutch archaeologists

Noordoostpolder
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A satellite image of the Noordoostpolder, a Dutch municipality where the four settlements were found
Archaeologists have long known that multiple medieval settlements stood along the Zuiderzee, a now-obstructed inlet of the North Sea that used to cut through the Netherlands. Researchers unearthed two such historic towns — Urk and Schokland — in the mid-20th century, but until recently, the locations of other settlements remained unknown.

As Dutch regional broadcaster Omroep Flevoland reports, Yftinus van Popta, an archaeologist at the University of Groningen, has identified four "drowned" medieval villages in the Noordoostpolder, a low-lying tract of land reclaimed from the Zuiderzee in the 1940s, after five years of extensive research. (Per the United States Geological Survey, engineers reclaimed the Noordoostpolder and other flood-prone polders by draining water from the Zuiderzee and building a series of dikes.)

Comment: Research has shown that this was flooding of a kind we've yet to see in our own time: Also check out SOTT radio's:


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Rare 8,000 year old burial of child with limbs removed discovered in Indonesian cave

child burial indonesia
© Australian National University
ANU Archeologists have discovered a rare child burial dating back 8,000 years on Alor Island, Indonesia.

The one-of-its-kind burial for the region is from the early mid-Holocene and gives important insights into burial practices of the time.

Lead researcher Dr. Sofia Samper Carro said the child, aged between four and eight, was laid to rest with some kind of ceremony.

"Ochre pigment was applied to the cheeks and forehead and an ochre-colored cobble stone was placed under the child's head when they were buried," she said.

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'Remember Remember the 5th of November...': Guy Fawkes, UK government lies and new lockdowns

Guy Fawkes
Government malfeasance and deception is not new

At midnight tonight, November 4-5 a second lockdown begins in the UK, with scant justification and amid a storm of propaganda. On the same day at the same time 415 years earlier another momentous event was announced, amid a similar storm of propaganda. While not obviously connected in any way the juxtaposition reminds us that official narratives always require interrogation and always will. The gunpowder plot: 5 November 1605

According to historians of the gunpowder plot, the official story of this event concealed the extent to which the British establishment of the day may have enhanced their popularity and personal profits by pushing a version of events that drew Britain into decades of profitable war against Catholic Spain and Portugal. Most recently,this view has been expressed by John Hamer (in his Falsification of History) and by Webster Tarpley (in his videos about the Gunpowder Plot). The earliest and fullest account however occurs in John Gerard's 1897 book, What was the Gunpowder Plot?

Gerard's detailed investigation concludes that "the government consistently falsified the story". Since this is the earliest account to openly declare this, and since it predates the CIA's label of 'conspiracy theory' by some seventy years, it is worth reviewing the evidence underpinning this statement. For, understanding the context will highlight the problems that undermine the faithful reporting of events.

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Evidence of a prehistoric female 'hunter' discovered in Peru's Andes mountains

female warrior
© Matthew Verdolivo, UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services
An artist's depiction of what hunting may have looked like in the Andes Mountains of South America 9,000 years ago. Archaeologists were surprised when analysis of a hunter burial from the time period revealed the individual was biologically female.
Researchers have generally thought that only prehistoric males hunted — but what if evidence against that idea has been lying in plain sight for decades?

Randall Haas, an archaeologist at University of California, Davis, recalls the moment in 2018 when his team of researchers gathered around the excavated burial of an individual lain to rest in the Andes Mountains of Peru some 9,000 years ago. Along with the bones of what appeared to be a human adult was an impressive — and extensive — kit of stone tools an ancient hunter would need to take down big game, from engaging the hunt to preparing the hide.

"He must have been a really great hunter, a really important person in society" — Haas says that's what he and his team were thinking at the time.

Comment: Archaeological and literary evidence for female warriors has been found before elsewhere, but that's not to say that these roles were common throughout cultures. Whilst there may have been flexibility possibly based on need, culture or aptitude in societies, it would appear that there was a norm for particular roles and it tended to be for obvious, biological reasons; and so researchers need to be careful about projecting any modern day, often post-modernist, conceptions onto the past: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Into the Mystic - Interview with Laura Knight-Jadczyk


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Mycenaean necropolis of Trapeza reveals hierarchical society and ancestor worship

mycenaean
© MOCAS
View of chamber of Tomb 1
A large number of grave offerings and high-quality burial items were discovered during the five-year excavation programme at the Mycenaean necropolis of Trapeza, seven kilometers southwest of Aegion. The findings testify to the region's amazing cultural and social vitality. The plateau is identified with the city of Rhypes, the metropolis of Croton in Magna Graecia during the colonization of the 8th century BC.

The Mycenaean necropolis is located on the southwestern slope of the plateau and on the ancient road leading to the citadel of historical times. The excavated tombs are arranged on at least three levels of terraces along the south side of Trapeza, a few meters from each other, in a parallel arrangement and with a north-south orientation. These are chamber tombs carved into the soft rock of the subsoil.

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Caesar

Ultra-rare coin celebrating Julius Caesar's assassination sells for a record $3.5 million

caesar coin

Roma Numismatics Limited
An ancient gold coin described as a "naked and shameless celebration" of the assassination of Julius Caesar, featuring a portrait of one of the men who killed him, has set a new record for a coin sold at auction.

Bought by an anonymous bidder for £2.7 million ($3.5 million), the "aureus" coin features a portrait of Marcus Junius Brutus -- one of the ringleaders in the assassination of Caesar in 44 BC.

It also depicts the daggers used by Brutus and his co-conspirator Cassius to slay the ancient general in the Theater of Pompey in Rome, and a cap of Liberty -- a symbolic garment given to slaves upon their freedom.

Comment: It's rather symbolic that this sale should go ahead at this point in time considering the state of turmoil our planet is in and the ponerized nature of those in power (and who also probably share a lot in common with those who murdered Caesar).

To discover who Caesar really was, check out: And check out SOTT radio's:


Blue Planet

Evidence of megadrought in ancient Turkey also reveals tale of human resilience

Tell Tayinat
© Brita Lorentzen
Microscope image of Iron Age oak twig from Tell Tayinat in Hatay, Turkey.
An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region.

A new study led by University of Toronto and Cornell University archaeologists working at Tell Tayinat in southeastern Turkey, demonstrates that human responses to climate change are variable and must be examined using extensive and precise data gathered at the local level. The study highlights how challenge and collapse in some areas were matched by resilience and opportunities elsewhere.

The findings published today in PLoS ONE are welcome contributions to discussions about human responses to climate change that broaden an otherwise sparse chronological framework for the northern part of the region known historically as the Levant, which stretches the length of the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Pirates

Wild conspiracy theory? The truth behind the biggest threat to the 'War on Terror' narrative

Gen. Flynn
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General Michael Flynn, former U.S. Secretary of Defense
"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it."
- Julius Caesar

The illegal invasion of Libya, in which Britain was complicit and a British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's report confirmed as an illegal act sanctioned by the UK government, over which Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister (weeks before the release of the UK parliament report), occurred from March - Oct, 2011.

Muammar al-Gaddafi was assassinated on Oct. 20th, 2011.

On Sept 11-12th, 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service information management officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyron Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi.

It is officially denied to this date that al-Qaeda or any other international terrorist organization participated in the Benghazi attack. It is also officially denied that the attack was pre-meditated.

On the 6th year anniversary of the Benghazi attack, Barack Obama stated at a partisan speech on Sept 10th, 2018, delivered at the University of Illinois, that the outrage over the details concerning the Benghazi attack were the result of "wild conspiracy theory" perpetrated by conservatives and Republican members of Congress.

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