October 8, 2012 4:51
Nan Madol is considered one of the most bizarre structures of antiquity. For the construction of the city with no windows and doors, located on the tiny Pacific island of Ponape, took 250 million tons of basalt, which is comparable in terms of the construction of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Some basalt beam dimensions and weight is greater than any of the two million units in the pyramid of Cheops. Nan Madol long ago abandoned its walls proglyadyvaya through dense mangroves, suggest a superstitious terror of the people that still live nearby.
In the Age of Discovery sailors from Spain, Portugal, Holland and England, returning from distant voyages, told some fantastic stories about the wonders of the Pacific Islands. Learned men, as a rule, considered such stories moryatskimi conventional bikes. Not many people believe the history of Spanish captain Alvaro Saavedra, who in 1529 told the amazing island of Ponape, which lies between the Hawaiian archipelago and the Philippines. Saavedra claimed, the island is the ruins of temples, palaces, strange large buildings, stone embankments. According to him, vaguely resembled a ghost town Venice.
Almost three centuries geographers considered Ponape legend until the island during the circumnavigation 1826-1829 gg. on the sloop "Senyavin" not visited the Russian sailor Fedor Petrovich Litke. It was he who first made a map of the island, described his mysterious ruins and mapped the neighboring islands. Looking around the ruins, Litke was convinced: the inhabitants have left the city for a long time, and only on the opposite side of the island lived in primitive conditions of a handful of natives. Unfortunately, all the information on Ponape collected Litke, lost in the archives of the Russian Geographical Society and never fully published.
In 1857, the ruins of Nan Madol, superficially examined Gyulik American, and a little later — Pole head over heels, who settled on the island and made the first detailed plan rather mysterious ruins. At the end of the XIX century to Ponape reached English adventurer and adventurer Christian, who subjected the ruins of Nan Madol, this looting, but he almost died at the hands of local people, who wanted to avenge the desecration of venerated ancient tombs.
The first major archaeological investigation Nan Madol later made German scientist Paul Hambruh, which found that all the islands in the lagoon are artificial. He charted 92 such artificial islands, channels between them are literally teeming with electric eels. By 1914 Hambruh and other researchers found that only Nan Madol was about 800 stone structures, including walls and harbor construction. The main temple was built of megalithic blocks. Around all buildings unknown constructors built five-meter high wall of Cyclopean masonry.
From the words of Aboriginal Hambruh found that once ruled the island of São Deleur princeling, who became the founder of the dynasty of the fifteen Priest-Kings. Allegedly belonged to them and the merit of the construction of these buildings. He wrote, and the legend of the islanders of the main goddess of Nan Madol — Nanunsunsan turtle. For it was a palace with a swimming pool, and the very goddess decorated with mother of pearl. During the holidays the priests took her on a boat along the canals and on behalf shouted divination. Then the goddess of roasted and ate solemnly. Americans in 1958 at the bottom of the wetland pond inside the temple found thousands of shells of such goddesses.
Already at the time of archaeological discoveries on Ponape raises many fabulous hypotheses. Some researchers have argued that the island discovered the remains of the legendary Atlantis, others saw in stone houses traces of colonial-Inca supposedly get to the island from Peru.
Hypothesized that Ponape was an outpost of the Egyptian pharaohs in the Pacific. Over time, other popularizers of science reach that announced construction of Nan Madol, the work of the ever-present aliens.
I must say that in 1946 became the Ponape U.S. protectorate, then was declared a closed area — on the neighboring islands of planned nuclear tests. During the Second World War, the island was occupied by the Japanese. But only after 1958, when the American archaeologist allowed to start research Nan Madol, thanks to the natives learned that during the Japanese occupation excavated in many parts of the island, something found and taken away.
Islanders told about any metal objects, sculptures and sarcophagi. Americans then sent an official request to Tokyo, but Japanese officials said that they do not know anything about it. However, over time it became known that the Japanese were found in the soil of a large number of coffins walls made of pure platinum. According to some sources, sarcophagi were hollow inside, on the other — they rested body unusually tall people.
On a large scale the Americans worked on the island until 1986, made in that time many archaeological discoveries. On 58 islands in the lagoon, they found the tomb of the priests and tribal leaders. In the study of the tower called Nan Duvas scientists were surprised: a large tunnel, pierced in the coral limestone, leaving a lagoon.
It turned out that all the man-made island in the lagoon connected the network of underground corridors and caves.
At depths of 85 and 100 feet were found near the island fell to the bottom of some stone pillars and stone structures. Design, these could be used to promenade along the Nan Madol surrounding the city, but … 12 thousand years ago.
Later, an Australian researcher David Chayldres and his team discovered the underwater boulders coast Ponape same crosses and squares which were photographed by Japanese divers off the coast of the famous island of Yonaguni.
And at the end of the eighties a researcher who is interested in magnetic anomalies in basalt beams Nan Madol, pocket compass attached to one of the massive walls. "Arrow spun and spun without stopping" — recalls Chayldres.
Where typhoons are born
The strange electromagnetic phenomena peculiar to the ruins of Nan Madol-noticed by the first European colonists. At night were often seen running through the walls of electric shocks, ball lightning and some glow. The natives believed and did something like this wall abode of evil spirits, and among them there were strict taboos to visit Nan Madol in the night.
When in 1907 the governor of the German Marshall Islands named Berg visited Ponape, the fun of native superstitions. Wanting to dispel the silly prejudices, he went to sleep among the ruins. The next morning, Berg was found dead. Doctors could not determine the cause of death, but most likely it was caused by the very same electrical anomalies.
Curiously, approximately 340 miles south-east of the island of Ponape is CED, where there are ruins of a very similar structures of magnetized basalt, termed INSAR. The same channel embankments, walls and cyclopean structure of basalt beams. The only difference is that the ruins INSAR European colonists in the early twentieth century turned into a quarry and thus caused them irreparable harm. That, however, did not stop in our time American researcher Frank Joseph to pay attention to what and Ponape, and CED is located in the very place the Pacific, where most originate powerful typhoons.
As modern science links the emergence of typhoons not only changes in temperature, but also the phenomenon of electromagnetic plan, Joseph suggested that in ancient times, Nan Madol INSAR and worked on high-altitude atmosphere, like the installation of a modern American or Russian HAARP "Sura".
They forced the nascent typhoons there rain down and lose their strength, eliminating the metropolis — Atlantis — from their damaging effects. That infinitely remote from us, they certainly age is a more complicated than it is now, the complex, from which time has left only the stones.
Much later, according to the data of radiocarbon analysis in XIII century Ponape again there were people. But it is already not knowing even ceramics savages.
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Impossible Nan Madol
Ancient stone city of Nan Madol, lying on 92 islands, connected by a system of artificial canals, near the south-eastern coast of Pohnpei, the best archaeological site of Micronesia, known as the "Pacific Venice". Nan Madol is located in the southwest of Ponape — rare beauty volcanic island in the eastern part of the Caroline Islands. He — one of the many Micronesian islands scattered in the Pacific Ocean between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer.
As a building material for the construction of Nan Madol used black basalt — a breed that is here on the island, a natural form of hexagonal columns. The foundation for the islands became a coral reef, which are stackable massive basalt monoliths. Monoliths have a natural prismatic form, from five to eight faces. For the construction of Nan Madol was delivered thousands of megaliths, some of which are five feet long and weigh more than five tons. One of the corner stones of the foundation, it is estimated to weigh 50 tons.
Striking not only and not so much the size of the blocks and buildings themselves Nan Madol, but the fact that some of the damaged masonry powerful force. Even just destroy this design is difficult. In one place there is such a gap, which could create a modern missiles "Polaris". Note that World bypassed Ponape party. No active operations are not conducted.
During the study, participants film managed to meet the man who helped the teenager archaeologists of the American expedition in the 70's of the last of the twentieth century. Archaeologists studied the remains of ancient settlements, which are now in the land belonging to this eyewitness. He told me that the Americans found here remains, similar to the human, but more than the usual two times!
Archaeologists astonished, measured bone and … bury them back.