A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
Inside the temple, archaeologists found the remains of eight clay platforms, which may have been used as altars, the finds suggested. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]
The ground floor contains seven additional platforms and a courtyard riddled with animal bones and pottery fragments, the researchers found.
The temple, which was first detected in 2009, is located in a prehistoric settlement near modern-day Nebelivka. Recent research using geophysical survey indicates the prehistoric settlement is 238 hectares (588 acres), almost twice the size of the modern-day National Mall in Washington, D.C. It contained more than 1,200 buildings and nearly 50 streets.
Inside the prehistoric temple in the Ukraine archaeologists discovered humanlike figurines.
A number of other prehistoric sites, of similar size, have been found in Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. These sites are sometimes referred to as belonging to the "Trypillian" culture, a modern-day name. The name is derived from the village of Trypillia in Ukraine, where artifacts of this ancient culture were first discovered.
Archaeologists found that when this prehistoric settlement was abandoned, its structures, including the newly discovered temple, were burnt down, something that commonly occurred at other Trypillian culture sites.
Ornaments and figurines
Fragments of figurines, some of which look similar to humans, were also found at the temple. Like findings at other Trypillian sites, some of the figurines have noses that look like beaks and eyes that are dissimilar, one being slightly larger than the other.
Ornaments made of bone and gold were also discovered at the temple. The gold ornaments are less than an inch in size and may have been worn on the hair, researchers say.
At the time the prehistoric settlement near Nebelivkaflourished other early urban centers were being developed in the Middle East. And the newly discovered prehistoric temple is similar, in some ways, to temples from the fifth to fourth millennia B.C. that were built in ancient Middle East cities, such as those in Anatolia and Mesopotamia, Burdo and Videiko note.
For example a 6,000-year-old temple at the ancient city of Eridu, in modern-day Iraq, also had a floor partitioned into smaller rooms, they note.
The discovery was recently published, in Ukrainian, in the journal Tyragetia. Another paper reporting on recent research at the settlement was published recently online in the journal Antiquity.
Bystanders read headlines saying "Ebola 1: USA 0" at the Daily Talk, a street side chalkboard newspaper, in Monrovia (Reuters / James Giahyue)
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.
German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided a paper to the US consulate's Economics Office (Econoff), "seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens."
Germany subsequently made two follow-up requests and clarifications to the Army, according to the unclassified Wikileaks cable.
"This matter concerns the complete genome of viruses such as the Zaire Ebola virus, the Lake Victoria Marburg virus, the Machupo virus and the Lassa virus, which are absolutely among the most dangerous pathogens in the world," the request notes.
The Zaire Ebola virus was the same strain of Ebola virus which has been rampaging through West Africa in recent months.
"The delivery would place the recipient in the position of being able to create replicating recombinant infectious species of these viruses," the cable notes.
However, it also points out that Germany has in place an "exceptionally restrictive policy," adding that approval would not be granted to the export until US assurance was provided.
"A decision about the export has not yet been made. Given the foregoing, we would appreciate confirmation that the end use certificate really is from the Department of the Army and of the accuracy of the data contained therein," the document stated.
There is no follow-up document available to confirm whether the US Army eventually provided Germany with the necessary guarantees.
Bioweapons were outlawed in the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 and was signed and ratified by 179 signatories, including Germany, the US and Russia.
It dictates that signatories, "under all circumstances the use of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons is effectively prohibited by the Convention" and "the determination of States parties to condemn any use of biological agents or toxins other than for peaceful purposes, by anyone at any time."
They’re all doing it. From religious spewing to the political realm to phony financial prognostications and alternative community advantage-takers, inadvertently or not, it’s an easy sell that goes down smooth.
False hope sells.
Obama’s wrecking crew is the perfect example as they finish what the last several Presidents started. Their bullshit “Hope and Change” campaign was disgusting in its pandering to a teed-up America whose anti-war-and-everything angst was deftly fanned into a bonfire by the complicit media.
Hence the emotional fawning over Obummer that was enough to make anyone half awake puke.
I’m more concerned about the alternative research community. I think it’s time to caution the sincere against these false hope snake oil salesmen that are bleeding the energy out of the goodhearted “wanting to believe something good” folks.
And that includes the Fulford-Wilcock preacher types and their cultish half-baked unsubstantiated claims of deliverance into a “new mafia” of all things.
There’s not a lot that needs to be said about the Fulford-Wilcock affair. It may mean well but it’s spun around a very strange dynamic of secretive information and supposed interpretation. What I resent is being tooled along with it all, as if it’s real information and something to pin my hopes on.
And many sincere folks are falling for it because it brings hope.
It’s much like new age or religious info where you are strung along on supposed “facts” from doctrinal or channeled information and etherial suppositions.
Sorry, I’ve been tooled before. No longer.
This just smells completely wrong. The “dragon family” will supposedly replace the Bavarian Illuminati and all will be well? Hello? Anybody home? Millions of ninjas and Asian mafiosos will scour the existing power structure and bring harmony to the good of all?
Are we in a comic book?
Don’t need this kind of disinfo, however “well meaning”. Get your facts straight first, then report to us. We’re busy here trying to survive and help others transcend in a very real matrix-ruled world and working our way around and beyond it. Don’t screw with us.
Don’t you get that?
Another Example – The Ron Paul Bus to Nowhere
Sorry, and I don’t mean to make a blanket assessment on this issue, but it will seem that way. I like activism, I like to encourage participation, and I love to see people expressing their passion for freedom and a better world.
As long as it’s going somewhere – most of all towards a fully conscious awakening to the big picture which I believe is the litmus test.
But U.S. Presidential politics is a complete scam. Like they say, “Don’t vote, it only encourages them.” It’s sickening–mostly that there are so many that don’t see it. Plain and simple.
More than that, to grasp that this crossroads of understanding is a place of decision that has everything to do with your spiritual outlook and overall perspective, that’s profound. But few will get that.
The Big Issue: The Energy Vampires
Where is all this energy going? These are perfect examples.
We all know Ron Paul would never get in. They’d assassinate him if they had to, but it won’t get near that. It is a good background with which to contrast the shallow insanity of the mainstream press and all, and might be leading to further wake ups.
To have any hope that this current system is reformable is ultimately a distraction and energy zapper. It may be building community with common thinkers which can be real good, especially to help each other prepare for the coming chaos that’s unfortunately right around the corner. But to give so much attention and energy to something we know isn’t going to come to fruition should be giving people pause to think.
Can we afford to really stop and think? I just hope they translate over to conscious awareness of the big picture.
We all wish something would work in our favor in the horrific situation we appear to be in. But we can’t pin any energy on false hopes. This is exactly how religion operates. Anyone who has had a conscious awakening and come through some of these paradigms can smell these things when they come around.
And it’s a lot healthier to be skeptical than a dumb sheep “believer” in something you have zip evidence is true. Only hope. And that’s where it takes root in your heart. Be careful.
It’s the same as “belief”. Know, or don’t know. It really is that simple. But the matrix programming will fight that. Learn this precept. Have a good heart, be intuitive, but don’t be misled.
They are completely different frequencies.
When Hope is Right
Yes, there’s hope. In fact in reality everything is just fine right now. Death isn’t gonna change a damn thing. We are eternal beings on a journey here and our main purpose is to discover who we already are.
The most wonderful thing there is in the Universe!
But we’re not here to invent a new belief system that feels comfortable and “seems” to explain things around us…oh, and by the way, will save you at the eleventh hour when things turn nasty…and bring you new adherents, and to pad your ego and account balance. Sorry, bastards.
I do believe we’re in a time of serious change, including esoteric influences that can be used in our favor, but I’m very skeptical of sweeping promises that are not consciousness based. I know from personal experience that conscious awareness, our oneness, our inter-connectivity and being a part of the Source..call it God or whatever..is our essence.
I feel I know very little about it but I know it. Period.