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Mysterious ancient ruins found in Syria


Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments


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Evidence of an ancient city that could predate the Egyptian Pyramids has been discovered in Syria.

Stone tool fragments, stone circles and other clues have been unearthed near the ancient monastery of Deir Mar Musa near Damascus, however due to current events in the region archaeologists have been unable to investigate. Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum came across the finds during a trip in 2009.

"What it looked like was a landscape for the dead and not for the living," he said. "It’s something that needs more work and I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen." Mason has nicknamed the discoveries "Syria's Stonehenge".

"A mystery city lies in Syria’s deserts, one older than the pyramids -- but the war-torn area is preventing archaeologists from decoding its riddles."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by cormac mac airt on 27 June, 2012, 0:57
This struck me as indicative of the accuracy and possible correctness of the article, if not the referenced presentation. I believe there were at least 3 great pyramids before the Giza pyramids were built. Dojier's Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, that I can remember off the top of my head. Well, it is Fox News. cormac
Comment icon #13 Posted by csspwns on 27 June, 2012, 2:01
if it is older than the egyptians there would be more conflict with the Church.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Abramelin on 27 June, 2012, 4:26
if it is older than the egyptians there would be more conflict with the Church. Huh?? Lots of things are older than the Egyptians. Göbekli Tepe in Turkey is 11,000 years old. .
Comment icon #15 Posted by Junior Chubb on 27 June, 2012, 9:08
Very interesting, thanks for posting. The trouble is lines like this but the war-torn area is preventing archaeologists from decoding its riddles are heard too often in today's world of archelology, where is Indy when we need him!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Capt Amerika on 27 June, 2012, 21:40
See. War is good for something after all. You blow up enough stuff you're bound to uncover some older stuff.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Ryinrea on 29 June, 2012, 11:22
In a way, I can see how this could become a conflict with the churces leaders, since this conflicts with the notion of the earth being only 6,000 years old. This might put doubt in thier congertions minds, which tend to adhere to more of a creationist theory. We tend to find objects that diproves the creation theory since we find things that proves the theroy more often than not.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Ryinrea on 29 June, 2012, 11:31
Also my post should read disproves this theroy more often than not.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Super-Fly on 4 July, 2012, 18:35
such a shame that we most likely not get to see it for what it really is... be good if one day they do get access to examine it.
Comment icon #20 Posted by -M7 on 2 December, 2012, 5:19
It is odd (or just coincidence) that such a discovery to happen during a war...maybe something there?
Comment icon #21 Posted by lightly on 2 December, 2012, 16:22
Great find ... the Corbeled Roofs are interesting too. ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ corbel |?kôrb?l|nouna projection jutting out from a wall to support a structure above it.verb ( corbels, corbeling, corbeled ; chiefly Brit. corbels, corbelling,corbelled ) [ with obj. ] (often be corbeled out)support (a structure such as an arch or balcony) on corbels.ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French, diminutive of corp ‘crow,’ fromLatin corvus ‘raven’ (perhaps because of the shape of a corbel, resembling a crow's beak).


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