Archive for January 6th, 2009

Notes on the Missisippi Great Wall and the Rock Wall of Rockwall Texas

s8int.com, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 06 2009

The other day, we came across the story of another ancient monument that is responsible for the name of the modern location, just as Rockwall, Texas is named for a Rock Wall.

“FORT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Ga. –The remains of the 855-foot stone wall that gives Fort Mountain its name wind like a snake around the northeast Georgia park, and its very presence begs a question: Who put them there?”

Who knew that the early Americans were so literal? We wonder how many other localities in the U.S. are named for such ancient ruins? or as science would say; natural formations :0). Are they correct? Who knows? But I think that the bias is for nature rather than for intelligent design. After all, if they are man made, who made them?

We recieved the following note from David Campbell of Anarchaeology.com and we’re posting it because we know that so many from Texas are interested in the Rock Wall of Rockwall, Texas.

Our story on the Mississippi Great Wall is here.

“I recently read your entry on the Mississippi Walls…. . It had been a while since I checked into your site and I don’t know how I missed that one. ….The description and photo is practically identical with walls at Rockwall.

Also I was surprised to see that you’d linked the St. Louis newspaper account of the other walls down on the Sabine River. Recently a mainstream archaeologist mentioned that he’d read that one in going through some old archives but he did not have nearly as much information as you posted at at your site.

As soon as I saw the articles, I forwarded the link to John L. and Dee J. down in Rockwall.

Dee …gave me a lead a couple of years ago on a green glass pavement that had been exposed during a flood back in the 50′s. Some of the blocks had been on display at a bicycle shop there years back but the shop and the blocks have since gone off the radar and I hit a dead end.

Since I often see visits to my website, anarchaeology.com linked from your site, I’d be glad to network with any interested parties to pool information…….

David Campbell
Anarchaeology.com

Peru’s Lost City Is a Natural Formation, Experts Rule

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 06 2009

Stone formations in the Peruvian Andes that were recently claimed to be the possible ruins of the ancient city of Paititi are now thought to be naturally occurring phenomena, officials say.

Photographs courtesy Peru Instituto Nacional de Cultura

PRIOR STORY
Ancient “Lost City” Discovered in Peru, Official Claims…Kelly Hearn
for National Geographic News

January 16, 2008

Ruins recently discovered in southern Peru could be the ancient “lost city” of Paititi, according to claims that are drawing serious but cautious response from experts.

The presumptive lost city, described in written records as a stone settlement adorned with gold statues, has long been a grail for explorers—as well as a lure for local tourism businesses.

A commonly cited legend claims that Paititi was built by the Inca hero Inkarri, who founded the city of Cusco before retreating into the jungle after Spanish conquerors arrived.

On January 10 Peru’s state news agency reported that “an archaeological fortress” had been discovered in the district of Kimbiri and that the district’s mayor suggested it was the lost city.

Mayor Guillermo Torres described the ruins as a 430,000-square-foot (40,000-square-meter) fortification near an area known as Lobo Tahuantinsuyo.

Few other details about the site were offered, but initial reports described elaborately carved stone structures forming the base of a set of walls.

The state media report quotes Torres as saying the area will be “immediately declared” a cultural tourism site.

Officials from the Peruvian government’s Cusco-based National Institute of Culture (INC) met with Torres on Tuesday, according to Francisco Solís, an INC official.

“It is far too early to make any definitive judgments,” Solís told National Geographic News. “We are going to dispatch a team to investigate.”

Officials expect more details to emerge in the near future

Giant Rock Formation Resembling a City Wall has been Discovered Under the Taiwan Strait

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, The Flood of Noah, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jan 06 2009

A giant rock formation resembling a city wall has been discovered under the Taiwan Strait.

The 220 meter stretch (721 feet) of basalt rock was found by biodiversity researcher Jeng Ming-hsiou.

He said it was likely to have been formed by a volcanic eruption up to 1,800 years ago. (Question; does being a biodiversity researcher make you an expert on natural rock formation as well?)

Link to a short video– (you have to watch the commercial first) Here