Origins and Secrets of the Megalithic Temples
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Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: Lying half-a-mile across a tough limestone plateau from the main sacred mound, is a 22ft-long T-shaped monolith that, like many other examples around the world, never got finished or moved to the main temple site.
Aswan, Egypt: In the famous granite quarries lies the largest obelisk ever recorded. Cut out of granite, and estimated to weigh 1168 tons, it never got removed from the quarry that the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt were built with.
Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Still reclining in the rock quarry alongside the edge of a volcano on Easter Island, is the largest Moai on the island. Unfinished and sleeping, it waits for the gods to return to erect the 270 ton Moai into place.
Today: Freemasons still carry out rituals at ancient quarries and local shamans revere them as sacred places.
These are just a few examples of what may have been part of a very ancient tradition that the megalith builders partook in, that was passed down through multiple generations, and was part of a ritual technique that may have been seen to bring the stones to ‘life’ and imbue them with ‘power’, as well as leaving clues to future generations as to how they worked, quarried and moved these stones.
As we’ll see as we survey these sites and man more worldwide, it quickly appears that the ancients deliberately left ‘signatures’, incorporating abstract style, technique, relief carvings, and even hidden geometry, metrology, geodesy and number systems. Hugh Newman returns to AO Premium to take a closer look into the secrets of the megalithic quarries.
Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008); co-author of Giants On Record: America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files with Jim Vieira (2015), and is published in four Ancient Origins e-books. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Search for the Lost Giants and organizes the annual Megalithomania conferences and tours and co-organizes the Origins Conference in London with Andrew Collins.