However, when a team of archaeologists investigated this particular site, they couldn’t find a link between it and any other known culture. After carbon-14 was used in order to find the approximate time-period of the African remains, the archaeologists and historians were perplexed – the ruins were around since 160,000 to 200,000 years before Christ.
What makes this even more interesting is the fact that no advanced civilizations were thought to exist in South Africa in the past and that the first powerful cultures appeared in Sumeria, Egypt and other places.
When researcher and author, Michael Tellinger, teamed up with Johan Heine, a local pilot who had surveilled the area from above countless times, this mysterious settlement and its extreme importance was finally brought into discussion.
West of the port city of Maputo, about 150 miles inland, lies the remains of a colossal ancient metropolis that measures about 1,500 square miles and is considered part of an even larger picture measuring about 10,000 miles. Until recently, local people who encounters the strange stone foundations thought they were built by the indigenous people in the past and no one was attracted in discovering the exact origins, until Tellinger and Heine arrived.
When Heine first introduced me to the ancient stone ruins of southern Africa, he had no idea of the incredible discoveries we would achieve in the following years. The photographs, artifacts and evidence we accumulated, points towards a lost civilization that has never before been and precedes all others – not for a hundred years, or a few thousand years…but many thousands of years. – said Tellinger
The researchers were puzzled by the presence of so many gold mines remnants located in the vicinity of the ancient city. As Tellinger considers, this striking element shows how a timeworn civilization lived and prospered in this massive city while undertaking massive gold exploitations from the numerous mines around the settlement.
What they did with the gold remains a mystery because not much is known about a period so far away in time. Even though the site is only 150 miles away from an excellent port that could had facilitated a great way to ship their goods, we are still talking about 200,000 BC. Is it possible that they used the gold for trade or for sculpting statues and idols? Or could this enigmatic material possess a different, nobler value for these ancient people?
I see myself a fairly open-minded chap but I will admit that it took me well over a year for the penny to drop, and for me to realize that we are actually dealing with the oldest structures ever built by humans on Earth.
The main reason for this is that we have been taught that nothing of significance has ever come from southern Africa. That the powerful civilizations all emerged in Sumeria and Egypt and other places. We are told that until the settlement of the Bantu people from the north, which was supposed to have started sometime in the 12th century AD, this part of the world was filled by hunter gatherers and so-called Bushmen, who did not make any major contributions in technology or civilization. – Tellinger
The ancient ruins are scattered over an extremely large area. While most of them consist of circular stone circles buried in the sand, the climate change has blown the sand off, revealing other imposing structures with walls standing as high as 5 feet, while being over a meter in diameter; also roads were discovered, some extended over hundreds of miles, connecting the community and terraced agriculture.
The great size of the metropolis can only be appreciate when spotted from above, from either a plane or using satellite images. It becomes clear then, that this settlement was really well planned and developed, results that could only be obtained by an advanced civilization. The large number of gold mines implies that this could have been the main reason why they established here.
The astounding images with the old African remains can be seen using Google Earth, using the following coordinates:
Carolina: 25 55’ 53.28” S / 30 16’ 13.13“ E
Waterval: 25 38’ 07.82” S / 30 21’ 18.79“ E
Badplaas: 25 47’ 33.45” / 30 40’ 38.76“ E
Machadodorp: 25 39’ 22.42” S / 30 17’ 03.25” E
While modern science is still trying to figure out this mystery, archaeologists and researchers have hypothesized about the possibility of an ancient civilization, probably the oldest so far, that thrived in these parts using advanced methods for extracting gold and also for designing their city.
Over the past 20 years, many scientists have mutually agreed that this ancient stone structures could be in fact the remains of astronomical observatories and temples used by an ancient civilization who then vanished, leaving their temporary base behind. Who they were and how they left remains a topic of debate, but according to the renowned writer and researcher Zecharia Sitchin, this intriguing settlement could have belonged to The Anunnaki.
His work talks about this humanoid beings who came to Earth in the distant past in order to gather gold for a particular problem with the atmosphere of their spaceship-planet Nibiru. They found planet Earth and sent people here to set up base and gather the precious metal. It is believed that The Anunnaki established bases in ancient Mesopotamia as well as in south Africa, where they found abundant gold deposits.
450,000 B.C After long wars, the atmosphere of Nibiru began to deteriorate and became a hostile place for life, so the Anunnaki needed gold to repair their atmosphere. According to researchers, we can use gold nanoparticles to repair our damaged ozone layer.
416,000 B.C: Gold production fell, which made Anu come to Earth. Besides him, his other son Enlil arrived. Anu decided that mining would take place in Africa and promoted Enlil in charge of the Terran mission.
400,000 B.C: In southern Mesopotamia there were seven developed nations. Among the most important were Sipar, Nippur and Shuruppak. After the metal was refined, the ore was transported from Africa with ships and sent into orbit.
It might be likely for such a scenario to have happened, considering all the abandoned gold mines, the roads that connected the outskirts of the enigmatic African metropolis to the gold deposits and also the recent scientific belief that all humans originated from Africa in the distant past.
When viewing the site from the air, it reveals a special geometry, similar to the Nazca Lines, one that can only be perceived accordingly when seen from above, raising another question mark about how these ancient people managed to get to the required altitude in the plains of Africa. And if this wasn’t the case, how could they have obtained the perfect design if they couldn’t fly or have access to a mountain peak or other massive hills?