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  • Jack 3:21 pm on November 8, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: ancient greek art, ancient mystery, bronze age, , harry pettit, high technology, minoan, mycenaeans   

    Sealstone Mystery 

    A rare 3,500-year-old sealstone found in the treasure-laden tomb of a Bronze Age Greek warrior could rewrite the history of ancient Greek art.

    The thumb-sized gem depicts a fierce hand-to-hand battle between three warriors, and would have been stamped into clay or wax.

    Experts say the seal’s design is so intricate it may have required a magnifying glass to carve, and is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered.

    The ‘Pylos Combat Agate’, named after the battle it depicts, changes our understanding of Greek art in the Bronze Age because it was around 1,000 years ahead of its time, experts claim.

    The researchers, from the University of Cincinnati, say the seal’s craftsmanship is unlike anything seen from the period.

    ‘What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesn’t find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later,’ team member Dr Jack Davis told UC Magazine, the university’s news outlet.

    ‘It’s a spectacular find.’

    The painstakingly carved combat scene was etched on a piece of hard stone just 3.6 centimetres (1.4 inches) long.

    Some of the seal’s details are so intricate they can only be seen using a powerful camera lens or microscope.

    The stone’s architect may have used a magnifying glass to create the details, but the researchers claim that no type of magnifying tool from this time period has ever been found.

    ‘Some of the details on this are only a half-millimeter big – they’re incomprehensibly small,’ Dr Davis said.

    The thumb-sized gem depicts a victorious warrior who, having already killed one opponent, is shown plunging his sword into the exposed neck of another.

    The masterpiece sheds light on the dawn of the Mycenaean civilisation, which conquered the culturally advance Minoans on the nearby island of Crete around the time the body was buried.

    This scene ‘undoubtedly’ reflects a legend that was well known to the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the time, the researchers said.

    ‘It would have been a valuable and prized possession – I think he would have certainly identified himself with the hero depicted on the seal,’ said dig leader Dr Shari Stocker.

    The seal's design (pictured) is so intricate it may have required a magnifying glass to carve. The 'Pylos Combat Agate', named after the battle it depicts, changes our understanding of Greek art in the Bronze Age

    The seal’s design (pictured) is so intricate it may have required a magnifying glass to carve. The ‘Pylos Combat Agate’, named after the battle it depicts, changes our understanding of Greek art in the Bronze Age

    THE GRIFFIN WARRIOR

    The sealstone was found by researchers in a Bronze Age warrior’s wooden tomb outside the ancient Greek city of Pylos in 2015.

    It was discovered among a trove of riches including four gold signet rings and a number of weapons, cups and basins made of bronze, silver and gold.

    The Greek culture minister confirmed at the time that the find was ‘the most important to have been discovered in 65 years’ in continental Greece.

    The ancient man, who could have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest, was named the ‘Griffin Warrior’ after an ivory plaque adorned with the half lion and half eagle mythical beast that was buried with him.

    The team reconstructed the Griffin Warrior's  face (pictured) by layering facial tissues from the skull surface outward by using depth marker pegs to determine the thickness - revealing a he had long black hair, a square jaw and powerful neck

    In a previous study, the team reconstructed the Griffin Warrior’s face (pictured) by layering facial tissues from the skull surface outward using depth marker pegs to determine the thickness. He had long black hair, a square jaw and powerful neck

    A significant number of the artefacts were made by Minoans, a culturally more advanced civilisation that arose on the island of Crete, southeast of Pylos.

    Analyses of the warrior’s skull have shown he had long black hair, a square jaw and powerful neck.

    The fact the vessels in the warrior’s tomb, built around 1500 B.C, are metal and not pottery is an indication of his wealth and power.

    He is estimated to have been around 30-years-old when he died.

    The skill and finesse of the Pylos Combat Agate is unparalleled by anything found from the Minoan-Mycenaean world before, the researchers said.

    ‘It seems that the Minoans were producing art of the sort that no one ever imagined they were capable of producing,’ Dr Davis said.

    ‘It shows that their ability and interest in representational art, particularly movement and human anatomy, is beyond what it was imagined to be.

    The sealstone was found in a Bronze Age warrior's wooden tomb (artist's impression)  in 2015 The skeleton of an adult male stretched out on his back lay in the grave with weapons arranged to his left and a hoard of fine jewellery on his right. Other weapons and pots were found nearby

    The sealstone was found in a Bronze Age warrior’s wooden tomb (artist’s impression) in 2015 The skeleton of an adult male stretched out on his back lay in the grave with weapons arranged to his left and a hoard of fine jewellery on his right. Other weapons and pots were found nearby.

    But while the tomb was discovered two years ago, it took almost a year to clean the limestone-encrusted gemstone the team found in the man's grave (pictured)

    But while the tomb was discovered two years ago, it took almost a year to clean the limestone-encrusted gemstone the team found in the man’s grave (pictured)

    HOW DOES THIS CHANGE OUR VIEW OF ANCIENT GREEK ART?

    The skill and finesse of the Pylos Combat Agate is unparalleled by anything found from the Minoan-Mycenaean world before, the researchers said.

    ‘It seems that the Minoans were producing art of the sort that no one ever imagined they were capable of producing,’ Dr Davis said.

    ‘It shows that their ability and interest in representational art, particularly movement and human anatomy, is beyond what it was imagined to be.

    ‘Combined with the stylized features, that itself is just extraordinary.’

    This revelation could change how experts view the evolution of Greek art, the researchers said.

    ‘This seal should be included in all forthcoming art history texts, and will change the way that prehistoric art is viewed,’ Dr Stocker said.

    ‘Combined with the stylized features, that itself is just extraordinary.’

    This revelation could change how experts view the evolution of Greek art, the researchers said.

    ‘This seal should be included in all forthcoming art history texts, and will change the way that prehistoric art is viewed,’ Dr Stocker said.

    The sealstone was found by researchers in a Bronze Age warrior’s wooden tomb outside the ancient Greek city of Pylos in 2015.

    The fact that vessels found in the warrior's tomb, built around 1500 B.C, are metal and not pottery is an indication of his wealth and power

    The fact that vessels found in the warrior’s tomb, built around 1500 B.C, are metal and not pottery is an indication of his wealth and power.

    THE DAWN OF THE MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATION

    The grave and its bounty sheds light on the dawn of the Mycenaean civilisation, a transformative period in the Bronze Age.

    A significant number of the artefacts were made by Minoans, a culturally more advanced civilisation that arose on the large island of Crete, southeast of Pylos.

    Dr Stocker explained: ‘The grave was right around the time the Mycenaeans were conquering the Minoans.

    ‘We know there were extensive raids and shortly after the date of our grave, Minoan-Crete fell to the Mycenaeans.’

    But the researchers said that the carefully selected and hand placed items reveal much about the heart of the relationship of the burgeoning mainland Greek culture to that of the more refined Crete.

    After more than a year of careful examination of the grave’s artifacts, the researchers believe the Mycenaeans understood what they were taking from the Minoans and the concepts behind the iconography of the rings.

    It was discovered among a trove of riches including four gold signet rings and a number of weapons, cups, pitchers and basins made of bronze, silver and gold.

    A significant number of the artefacts were made by Minoans, a culturally more advanced civilisation that arose on the large island of Crete, southeast of Pylos.

    The Greek culture minister confirmed at the time that the find was ‘the most important to have been discovered in 65 years’ in continental Greece.

    The fact the vessels in the warrior’s tomb, built around 1500 B.C, are metal and not pottery is an indication of his wealth and power.

    The ancient man, who could have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest, was named the ‘Griffin Warrior’ after an ivory plaque adorned with the half lion and half eagle mythical beast that was buried with him.

    The ancient man, who could have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest, was named the 'Griffin Warrior' after the mythical animal depicted in his grave. By his right side and spread around his head were over one thousand beads of carnelian, amethyst, jasper, agate and gold

    The ancient man, who could have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest, was named the ‘Griffin Warrior’ after the mythical animal depicted in his grave. By his right side and spread around his head were over one thousand beads of carnelian, amethyst, jasper, agate and gold

    THE FOUR MINOAN RINGS

    Four rings found alongside the body, which were revealed by the researchers last year, are crafted from multiple sheets of gold and feature iconographical references seen elsewhere in Minoan art and religious culture.

    The first ring shows a scene of a bull leaping – a common motif in Minoan imagery.

    Another, the second largest gold signet ring known in the Aegean world, shows five elaborately dressed female figures gathered by a seaside shrine.

    A third ring shows a female figure, thought to be a goddess, holding a staff and flanked by two birds atop a mountain glen.

    The final ring shows a woman presenting a bull’s horn offering to a goddess holding a mirror and seated on a high-backed throne atop of which is perched a bird.

    The sealstone was discovered among a trove of riches including four gold signet rings (pictured) and a number of weapons, cups and basins made of bronze, silver and gold. This ring shows a scene of a bull leaping - a common motif in Minoan imagery

    The sealstone was discovered among a trove of riches including four gold signet rings (pictured) and a number of weapons, cups and basins made of bronze, silver and gold. This ring shows a scene of a bull leaping – a common motif in Minoan imagery

    But while the tomb was discovered two years ago, it took almost a year to clean the limestone-encrusted gemstone the Cincinnati team found in the man’s grave.

    As the elaborate details of the deal emerged, the Cincinnati researchers were shocked to discover they had in fact discovered a ‘masterpiece’.

    ‘Looking at the image for the first time was a very moving experience, and it still is,’ Dr Stocker said.

    When the grave and its contents were found in 2015, the Greek culture minister said that the find was 'the most important to have been discovered in 65 years' in continental Greece. Pictured is gold necklace discovered in the tomb

    When the grave and its contents were found in 2015, the Greek culture minister said that the find was ‘the most important to have been discovered in 65 years’ in continental Greece. Pictured is gold necklace discovered in the tomb.

    The sealstone's architect may have used a magnifying glass to create the details, but the researchers claim that no type of magnifying tool from this time period has ever been found. Pictured is a necklace found alongside the gem in the Griffin Warrior's grave

    The sealstone’s architect may have used a magnifying glass to create the details, but the researchers claim that no type of magnifying tool from this time period has ever been found. Pictured is a necklace found alongside the gem in the Griffin Warrior’s grave

    ‘It’s brought some people to tears.’

    The researchers will present findings from the Pylos Combat Agate in a paper to be published later this month in the journal Hesperia.

    In total, they have uncovered around 3,000 items from the grave so far, many of which are still in the process of being cleaned and preserved.

    ‘There will be many more surprises to come, for sure,’ Dr Davis said.

    The wooden coffin of the unknown soldier - evidently a person of some importance - was found on the site of the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor on the country's Peloponnese peninsula (marked on this map)

    The wooden coffin of the unknown soldier – evidently a person of some importance – was found on the site of the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor on the country’s Peloponnese peninsula (marked on this map).

    Inside the tomb, they discovered the well-preserved remains of what is believed to have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest in his early to mid 30s who was buried around 1500 BC, near the Palace of Nestor and several artifacts, including jewellery (pictured)

    Inside the tomb, they discovered the well-preserved remains of what is believed to have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior or priest in his early to mid 30s who was buried around 1500 BC, near the Palace of Nestor and several artifacts, including jewellery (pictured).

    The warrior's tomb revealed more than 3,000 objects arrayed on and around the body, including four solid gold rings, silver cups, precious stone beads, fine-toothed ivory combs and more (pictured)

    The warrior’s tomb revealed more than 3,000 objects arrayed on and around the body, including four solid gold rings, silver cups, precious stone beads, fine-toothed ivory combs and more (pictured).

    A significant number of the artefacts, including bronze cups and bowls (pictured) were made by Minoans, a culturally more advanced civilisation that arose on the large island of Crete, southeast of Pylos

    A significant number of the artefacts, including bronze cups and bowls (pictured) were made by Minoans, a culturally more advanced civilisation that arose on the large island of Crete, southeast of Pylos.

    The carefully selected and hand placed items, including intricate jewelllery, reveal much about the heart of the relationship of the burgeoning mainland Greek culture to that of the more refined Crete

    The carefully selected and hand placed items, including intricate jewelllery, reveal much about the heart of the relationship of the burgeoning mainland Greek culture to that of the more refined Crete.

    While people have suggested that the items in the tomb, including swords and weapons, were treasure, the researchers thing that they were specifically selected to be taken from the Minoans

    While people have suggested that the items in the tomb, including swords and weapons, were treasure, the researchers thing that they were specifically selected to be taken from the Minoans.

    The bronze weapons found within the tomb included a metre-long slashing sword with an ivory handle covered with gold (left), and an intact necklace (right).

    The researchers believe that the items, such as this sword, were not just loot, and instead were specifically selected due to the iconography they contain

    The researchers believe that the items, such as this sword, were not just loot, and instead were specifically selected due to the iconography they contain.

    A mirror found above the Griffin Warrior's legs may relate to one of the gold rings, in which a seated goddess is portrayed holding a mirror. The mirror's placement in the grave suggest it holds special significance to the Mycenaeans

    A mirror found above the Griffin Warrior’s legs may relate to one of the gold rings, in which a seated goddess is portrayed holding a mirror. The mirror’s placement in the grave suggest it holds special significance to the Mycenaeans.

    More than 50 seal stones were found with intricate carvings in Minoan style showing goddesses, altars, reeds, lions and bulls, some with bull-jumpers soaring over the bull’s horns – all in Minoan style and probably made in Crete

    More than 50 seal stones were found with intricate carvings in Minoan style showing goddesses, altars, reeds, lions and bulls, some with bull-jumpers soaring over the bull’s horns – all in Minoan style and probably made in Crete

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  • Jack 3:11 am on November 3, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , ian sample, the guardian   

    New Discovery 

    Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

    The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century.

    It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a corridor, or whether it played any more than a structural role in the pyramid’s construction – such as relieving weight on the grand gallery below. But measurements show that it has similar dimensions to the grand gallery, which is nearly 50 metres long, eight metres high and more than a metre wide.

    Scientists discovered the void using sensors that detect particles known as muons, which rain down on Earth when cosmic rays slam into atoms in the upper atmosphere. The muons travel at close to the speed of light and behave much like x-rays when they meet objects. Armed with suitable equipment, researchers can used them to reveal the rough internal structure of pyramids and other ancient monuments.

    “We know that this big void has the same characteristics as the grand gallery,” said Mehdi Tayoubi at the HIP Institute in Paris, a non-profit organisation that draws on new technology to study and preserve cultural heritage. “It’s really impressive.”

    Also known as Khufu’s Pyramid, or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid was built in the 4th dynasty by the pharaoh Khufu, who reigned from 2509 to 2483 BC. The monument rises 140 metres above the Giza Plateau and has three chambers known from previous explorations: a subterranean one at the base of the pyramid, the Queen’s chamber at the centre, and the King’s chamber above. While a granite sarcophagus sits in the King’s chamber, King Khufu’s mummy is missing, and his queens were buried elsewhere. Whatever riches were once in the chambers were looted long ago.

    The ScanPyramids team examining an augmented reality review of the newly-discovered void.
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    The ScanPyramids team examining an augmented reality review of the newly-discovered void. Photograph: ScanPyramids mission

    Egyptologists have scores of theories about how the pyramid was built, but there are no reliable accounts of its construction. Herodotus wrote of stones being drawn from quarries near and far, with some being shipped down the Nile on boats. The mammoth construction project occupied the lives of a hundred thousand men, fuelled in part by radishes, onions and leeks, he noted.

    To pinpoint the cavity, scientists from Nagoya University in Japan, and KEK, the country’s high energy physics lab, installed muon-detecting photographic plates and electronic muon detectors around the Queen’s chamber. At the same time, researchers from CEA, France’s energy research organisation, trained “muon telescopes” on the pyramid from the outside. All three techniques can tell from which direction incoming muons arrive.

    When the teams compared their results, all had found a muon hotspot in the same place, indicating the presence of a large cavity in the pyramid. While most of the monument is made of stone that absorbs muons, chambers and cavities let the particles pass through.

    Muon analysis allows scientists to look deep inside ancient monuments without drilling holes or causing other damage to the precious structures. But the technique produces low resolution images, making it impossible for the researchers to tell if the newly-found void runs horizontally or parallel to the grand gallery. Nor can they be sure it is a single enclosure rather than a series of smaller cavities close together, they report in Nature.

    “What we are sure about is that this big void is there, that it is impressive, and was not expected by any kind of theory,” said Tayoubi. To shed more light on the purpose of the cavity, Tayoubi called on specialists in ancient Egyptian architecture to come forward with ideas of what it may be so they can be modelled and checked against the team’s data. The cavity may have relieved weight on the roof of the underlying grand gallery, or be a hitherto unknown corridor in the pyramid. The team has no plans to drill into the cavity to explore inside, but they are developing a tiny flying robot that might one day be sent in, if the Egyptian authorities approve.

    “It’s a tribute to humankind,” said Tayoubi of the pyramid. “It asks a question about what is our future. If they have been able to do this with the means they had 4,000 or 5,000 years ago and they left this heritage today, what will our own society leave for future generations?”

    Peter Der Manuelian, professor of Egyptology and director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, said the discovery was “potentially a major contribution to our knowledge about the Great Pyramid.”

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    Researchers using muon detectors discover a void in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Credit: ScanPyramids mission

    “I’m sure there are imperfections and perhaps small voids or cavities in several locations in the pyramid. What makes this one so interesting is the size, seeming to rival the grand gallery itself in scale,” he said.

    “The muons can’t tell us about chambers, form, size, or any possible objects, so it’s far too early to speculate. I know most people want to know about hidden chambers, grave goods, and the missing mummy of King Khufu. None of that is on the table at this point. But the fact that this void is so large warrants further non-invasive exploration,” he added.

    In 2011, Rob Richardson, a researcher at the University of Leeds, sent a small snake-like robot into one of the tunnels of the Great Pyramid and took pictures of hieroglyphs that had not been seen for 4,500 years. “I think people assume that all these mysteries of what’s in our world are known but there are still places like the pyramids where we simply don’t know,” he said. “The pyramids have been there for thousands of years and we still don’t know exactly why they are there, what they were used for, or how they were built.”

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  • Jack 4:54 pm on October 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , eric von daniken, great flood, , koran, pole shifts, zecharia sitchen   

    Tiwanaku 

    Before I begin I want all my visitors to look carefully at the above picture and ask themselves how a civilization that had yet to invent the wheel managed to carve a single stone to such exacting specifications many thousands of years ago.  When elders in the area are asked about it they have no idea who did it.

    “It was always there.”

    ??????

    One of my pastimes, usually in the evening, is directed to the pursuit of information on our very ancient past and I’m not referring to three of four thousand years ago.  Rather, I’m following information that goes back more than four hundred thousand years and the clues that have been left behind by the ancients.

    Surprisingly, not the ancients we normally associate with the development of our human civilization.  It’s much more than that and what I am learning is very surprising.

    To lead on, all of this interest began with several books written by Erich von Däniken I read ages ago which I found interesting but paid little heed to until I read a book written by Charles Hapgood which is an excellent read in and of itself.  Entitled “The path of the pole” it goes into the idea of several pole shifts (not magnetic…literal shifts) over the millennia and helps to explain the stories of the great flood and the disappearance of Atlantis, which remains only a legend to this day.  There is much more in it to support Hapgood’s theory but it interested Albert Einstein enough that he wrote the forward to the book and recommended the ideas be followed up.

    They haven’t because scientists are bought and paid for by hidden interests who depend on the grants they receive to feed their families and live the lifestyles that they do.  We see this all the time with all the shouting and screaming about “global warming”, “Church of Gore” and all the bullshit that goes with it.  So it’s no surprise to me that any type of news which tends to burst their personal “bubbles” will be fought vigorously.

    Regardless, facts (and they are facts) tend to disrupt their innocent dreams from time to time and folks like Zecharia Sitchen tend to upset them a lot.  I’ve read all his books and it’s no surprise to me that he is being put down continually, even though now dead, by the same sorry bunch that have done so all along simply because he, like Hapgood, has burst their self protecting bubble and they tend to fight back with arguments that are baseless on their face.

    Image result for lake titicaca + great floodWhich brings me to a very ancient city called Tiwanaku, which exists on the southern shore of what is now the highest inland lake in the world.  If I understand correctly this lake was not that high at one time and pictures in the books referenced show an ancient shoreline very different from that now found in the present day.  The earthquake that caused this situation happened, according to Hapgood, around the time pinpointed by Sitchen and others (think ‘Great Flood’) and the existing civilization that lived there at the time was much further advanced and a great deal larger than pandered by those who are ignoring what is right in front of their faces for reasons best known only to them.

    The story gets better as we read into the history of the Sphinx and great pyramid in Egypt, stones carved to a staggering exactness weighing more than a thousand tons and moved not just from one point to another but raised to impossible heights.  Technology we still have not mastered.

    How did all this happen?

    I don’t know but one thing is for certain.  There is much to be learned “out there” if we wander off the beaten track and start to think for ourselves.  I’ve always been that way both in my career and in my off time as I try to satisfy a mind that is always questioning.

    Further, I tend to deal in hard facts and this is a fact that cannot be ignored:

    Image result for peru stones ancient

    How did this happen?  More importantly, who did it?

    The stones pictured are part of the ancient city of Sacsayhuaman in Peru and nobody knows how the ancients did it, unless of course you wander off the beaten track and accept the explanation that there were gods walking the earth at one time, not the God, just advanced visitors from another world who had the scientific knowledge to construct with ease something we today would find very difficult to recreate.

    Today billions are being spent searching for extraterrestrial civilizations when the simple truth is that the evidence of their existence lies all around us.  And have I mentioned the “Ice Ages”?

    There were none (Hapgood explained it all).

    What really happened with the most recent one is that around 15,000 years ago the north pole was centered in Hudson’s Bay…and then the earth shifted…suddenly.  To the point where it exists today.  And mammoths died, suddenly, with buttercups in their teeth.

    One day and one night and a continent disappeared (Atlantis) and today our scientists (highly paid mind you) can’t begin to think outside the box.  I wonder about that sometimes and so should everyone else who is paying attention.  We’re paying out a lot of money in taxation for pure garbage and I don’t know how my readers feel about that but I sure know how I react.

    They really piss me off.

    We pay a lot of money to gain “truth” wherever it may lie and I am sick and tired of being treated like a mushroom, kept in the dark and fed bullshit, so that our political and scientific “elite” can maintain their somewhat exaggerated lifestyles in the manner they are accustomed to.

    We can do better and we should insist upon it.

    © Jack Davies

     
  • Jack 8:55 am on September 16, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: baltic sea, , strange anomoly, uk daily mail   

    Baltic Sea Mystery 

    THE mysterious Baltic Sea Anomaly contains metals that nature “could not produce” by themselves it has been claimed and the revelation has sent UFO hunters into a frenzy.

    The odd-shaped object has fascinated mystery buffs since it was discovered in June 2011.

    The anomaly is a 70-metre long (210 feet) strangely-shaped feature that showed up on sonar laying 100 metres (300 feet) beneath the waves.

    Theories as to what the anomaly could be have ranged from the interesting to the outrageous, with the most crackpot claim to date that it could be part of fleet of crashed UFOs on ocean floor.

    Some conspiracy theorists even point out it bears a striking resemblance to the Star Wars Millennium Falcon with a steel grey appearance.

    Others have claimed it could be the remains of a sunken city lost to the waves years ago.

    A team of divers known as Ocean X allegedly collected samples from the Anomaly, and found it contains limonite and goethite.

    According to Israeli geologist Steve Weiner, these are “metals which nature could not produce itself”.

    If that was not strange enough, Stefan Hogerborn, part of the Ocean X team, said their electrical equipment stopped working when they got to within 200 metres of the anomaly on the Baltic seabed.

    He is quoted by NDTV as saying: “Anything electric out there – and the satellite phone as well – stopped working when we were above the object.”

    “And then we got away about 200 meters and it turned on again, and when we got back over the object it didn’t work.”

    Diver Peter Lindberg said: “We have experienced things that I really couldn’t imagine and I have been the team’s biggest skeptic regarding these different kinds of theories.”

    “I was kind of prepared just to find a stone or cliff or outcrop or pile of mud but it was nothing like that, so for me, it has been a missing experience I must say.”

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