North Africa – Show #2

Explorers have often been puzzled by the diminishing size of cut stone that has been found in cities built atop of each other over the years.  In the earliest times, masons cut remarkably gigantic blocks.

The city of Lixus in Morocco, North Africa, is generally regarded as Carthaginian, but at the ruins there are at least three levels of construction representing totally different cultures.  The top (latest) layer is Roman, and beneath it Carthaginian, yet below that is a style representing a yet unknown civilization.

Like the pre-Incan masonry in Peru, this bottom style incorporates huge massive stones and the peculiar precise (earthquake proof) polygonal style similar to Sacsahuaman, where one great stone remaining in the outer wall is 8.5 metres high and estimated to weigh over 360 tons.

Episode Treatment:

As a follow-up to the pilot in Malta (which demonstrates in other parts of the world there are huge structures requiring great skill and knowledge that exist that were built long before the Egyptian pyramids were erected, and in fact that have other oddities surrounding them), North Africa is an excellent – yet huge – location to visit next.  This would likely require the team to split up to illustrate our key points:

  • Traditional history: Roman and Carthaginian ruins (atop more ancient blocks)
  • Legendary history: The Canaries’ Guanches were descended from Atlantis
  • Mythological history: Creationism and The Berbers (Kabyls), as well as the Osirians*
  • Alternative history: Pre-Desert African migrations to The Americas

We know that the Sahara used to be entirely lush and fertile throughout the entire last Ice Age.  However, the region quickly began to dry out and people began to move over 14,000 years ago.  It is interesting to note that when the Ice Age covered the northern hemisphere the Atlantic Ocean flowed quickly in a great circle.  As evidenced by the Aboriginal arrival in Australia 50,000 years ago, trans-Atlantic crossings were quite likely in these later pre-historic times.

These theories are supported by (a) the Canaries’ now-extinct “blonde-haired” pyramid builders, the Guanches, (b) archaeological similarities found in Lixus to those at Sacsahuaman in South America, (c) epigraphy, via Barry Fell**, (d) climatology – and Greenland’s core samples, and (e) geology.

* Emigrating and bringing knowledge from the East, the Osirians, an ancient colonizing civilization pre-dated dynastic Egypt, which explains the strange megalithic remains found throughout the Mediterranean, including the Sphinx.  The Nile River came out of Africa back then, as it does today, and was called the River Styx.  However, instead of flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, it continued into the valley, and then turned westward to flow in the deepest part of the Mediterranean Valley.  It was here the river had created a large lake before flowing out between Malta and Sicily, south of Sardinia and into the Atlantic at Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules).  A final tragic global upheaval, enabled a catastrophic change in the water levels that eventually flooded the Mediterranean Basin to its present levels, destroying the Osirian’s great cities and forcing them to move to higher ground.

It is an archaeological fact that there are more than 200 known sunken cities in the Mediterranean.  Egyptian civilization, along with the Minoan and Mycenaean in Crete and Greece are remnants of this great culture.  These civilizations long ago built huge earthquake-proof megalithic structures.  Some researchers believe the famed cart tracks of Malta, which go over cliffs and under water, may well be part of some ancient Osirian tramline, possibly taking quarried stone to now submerged cities.

** Harvard professor (the late) Barry Fell believed – based on epigraphic evidence – that the Polynesians were descended from Libyans in the service of Egypt, working as sailors to Egyptian gold mines in Sumatra, and even Australia and elsewhere.  He also believed that many Melanesians are the descendants of Negro slaves used as workers in the gold mines.  Fell even went on to call the dialect used by the Zuni Indians of the American south-west as Maori script and maintained the Maoris may be related to the Zuni Indians and their own “Maori” language.