Many attributed the legend surrounding the great ancient King of Uruk, and many of the cities written attributes to mythology.
Uruk said to had become famous as the capital city of the king Gilgamesh, the Ancient ruler and hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
It is believed that Uruk was the biblical Erech from Genesis 10:10, the second city founded by Nimrod in Shinar.
The Epic Of Gilgamesh – written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ – commemorates the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name.
Uruk went through several phases of growth, from the Early Uruk period (4000–3500 BC) to the Late Uruk period (3500–3100 BC). The city was said to have been formed when two smaller Ubaid settlements merged. The temple complexes at their cores became the Eanna District and the Anu District dedicated to Inanna and Anu, respectively.
In 2003 just prior to the Iraq invasion which toppled Hussein, astonishing discoveries were being made in Iraq, culminating in one of the most extraordinary claims anywhere for centuries. A claim which American forces have been strongly accused of confiscating, subsequently becoming the prime suspect as the driving force behind a complete suppression of these astonishing discoveries within the country.
In the April of 2003, Jorg Fassbinder, of the Bavarian department of Historical Monuments, in Munich, told the BBC World Service’s Science in Action programme, Quote, “I don’t want to say definitely that it was the grave of King Gilgamesh, but it looks very similar to that described in the epic,”
“We found just outside the city an area in the middle of the former Euphrates river¿ the remains of such a building which could be interpreted as a burial,” Mr Fassbinder said.”
In the book, Gilgamesh is described as having been buried under the Euphrates, in a tomb apparently constructed when the waters of the ancient river parted, following his death.
He said the amazing discovery of the ancient city under the Iraqi desert had been made possible by modern technology.
“The most surprising thing was that we found structures already described by Gilgamesh,” Mr Fassbinder stated.
“We covered more than 100 hectares. We have found garden structures and field structures as described in the epic, and we found Babylonian houses.”
But he said the most astonishing find was an incredibly sophisticated system of canals.
Here predictably is where the story goes silent… due to conflict within the country it was largely believed the excavations had been halted,
However, it seems that the discovery of King Gilgamesh may not have been made in isolation, and apparently some onlookers were able to record the event.
This footage was supposedly leaked to numerous places across the internet, and has largely been put down as authentic footage of the find, shortly after this was taken reports state that American forces moved in and seized the find.
Why do the powers that be see fit to suppress such discoveries, the very real tombs of characters long thought to have been mythical? Osiris being but one example among many which have undoubtedly been hidden from the public.
Maybe some clues to why his tomb has been hidden, lay within the epic, and the immense powers Gilgamesh was said to have possessed.
He was the 5th king of Uruk and his power was so mighty, many believe that the stories surrounding him are just myths, that were built around his seemingly super human strength and endurance.
However, serious scholars concluded that the story of Gilgamesh was nothing more than a fairy tale due to the astonishing story.
In The Epic the great king is thought to be too proud and arrogant by the gods and so they decide to teach him a lesson, sending the wild man, Enkidu, to humble him. Enkidu and Gilgamesh, after a fierce battle in which neither are bested, become friends and embark on adventures together. When Enkidu is struck with death, Gilgamesh falls into a deep grief and, recognizing his own mortality through the death of his friend, questions the meaning of life and the value of human accomplishment in the face of ultimate extinction. Casting away all of his old vanity and pride, Gilgamesh sets out on a quest to find the meaning of life and, finally, some way of defeating death. In doing so, he becomes the first epic hero in world literature. The grief of Gilgamesh, and the questions his friend’s death evoke, resonate with every human being who has wrestled with the meaning of life in the face of death. Although Gilgamesh ultimately fails to win immortality in the story, his deeds live on through the written word and, so, does he.
Is this leaked footage of the tomb of Gilgamesh? Regardless of its authenticity why all the secrecy? Are we as a species not capable of being presented with things, which test our core beliefs, without erupting into chaos? It sees for now we may have to wait to find out.
Reptilians are strongly present in ancient chinese mythology, folklore and religion in the form of dragons that can shape shift into human form, hybrids, or spiritual beings.
Dragons are often used as a symbolic reference. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods.
The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
The origin of the Chinese dragon is not certain.
The presence of dragons within Chinese culture dates back several thousands of years with the discovery of a dragon statue dating back to the fifth millennium BC from the Yangshao culture in Henan in 1987, and jade badges of rank in coiled form have been excavated from the Hongshan culture circa 4700-2900 BC.
The coiled dragon or snake form played an important role in early Chinese culture. The character for “dragon” in the earliest Chinese writing has a similar coiled form, as do later jade dragon amulets from the Shang period.
ancient Chinese stories depict many different reptilian dieties. Only a few have been described as real flesh and blood beings that lived along side humans. Some dragons were described in spiritual form, and were responsible for creating the earth.
Stephen Hawking has warned that Earth is under threat and repeated his belief that humans must leave in the next few centuries if we are to survive as a species.
“The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive. The threats are too big and too numerous,” he said, according to the Evening Express. “Our physical resources are being drained at an alarming rate. We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change. Rising temperatures, reduction of the polar ice caps, deforestation and decimation of animal species. We can be an ignorant, unthinking lot.”
Hawking made the comments as part of his keynote address at the Starmus Festival in Norway. The event celebrates science and music, and aims to help the public get a better understanding of complex science.
The professor has made similar dire warnings about the fate of mankind in the past, but in his latest comments, he addressed several specific issues he feels are the biggest threats and talked about how we might become a multiplanetary species.
Stephen Hawking sits onstage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York City, on April 12, 2016. Hawking, the English physicist, warns humanity needs to become a multiplanetary species to ensure its survival.
Hawking said that in the past, when humans have faced “similar crises” in terms of resources, they moved to new parts of the world: “Columbus did it in 1492 when he discovered the New World,” he said. “But now there is no new world. No Utopia around the corner.
“We are running out of space and the only places to go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems. Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth,” he said.
The Milky Way is home to an estimated 100 billion planets. Of these, millions, if not billions, are “potentially habitable,” meaning they could have the right conditions to host life, including a stable climate that allows liquid water to exist.
Hawking noted there are an estimated 1,000 stars within 30 light years of Earth, so if just 1 percent of these were Earth-like, we would have 10 candidate planets to move to. Hawking also said he believes humans will have developed the technology for interstellar travel within the next 200 to 500 years.
“Human colonization on other planets is no longer science fiction. It can be science fact,” he said. “The human race has existed as a separate species for about two million years. Civilization began about 10,000 ago, and the rate of development has been steadily increasing. If humanity is to continue for another million years, our future lies in boldly going where no one else has gone before.”
The Codex Gigas.
Also known as the Devil’s Bible, due to the large illustration of the devil on the inside of the giant book, it is also connected to the legend surrounding its creation.
It is largely thought to have been created in the early 12th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia.
According to legend, the Codex was created by a character known as Herman the Recluse in the Benedictine monastery near Chrudim in the Czech Republic. The monastery was destroyed sometime in the 15th century during the Hussite Revolution. The codex was thankfully rescued and taken to the Benedictine monastery in Břevnov.
From 1477 to 1593, it was kept in the library of a monastery in Broumov until it was taken to Prague in 1594 to form a part of the collections of the Emperor Rudolf II.
in 1648, it was taken as war booty by the Swedish army. In 1697 it would escape destruction again when a fierce fire broke out at the royal castle in Stockholm, subsequently destroying the Royal Library.
The codex was rescued from the flames by being thrown from a window. The event damaged the binding and knocked loose some pages which are still missing to this day. According to the vicar Johann Erichsons, the codex landed on a bystander injuring them quite badly. In September 2007, after 359 years of changing hands in numerous ways, the Codex Gigas was returned to the National Library in Stockholm
But what makes the codex particularly special and worthy of further investigation, are the characteristics within the writings of this enormous book, which astonishingly, support the story of it being created in just one sitting.
A National Geographic documentary included interviews with manuscript experts who argued that certain evidence, in particular the handwriting analysis and the long standing credit to Hermann Inclusus AKA Herman the Recluse” indicates the manuscript was indeed somehow, the work of just one scribe.
According to the historical legend, which was already academically recorded by the Middle Age: The scribe was a monk who broke his monastic vows and was sentenced to be walled up alive.
In order to avoid this harsh penalty, he promised to create, in one night, a book to glorify the monastery forever. This book would include all human knowledge.
Near midnight, he became sure that he could not complete this task alone so he made a special prayer, not addressed to God but to the fallen angel Lucifer, asking him to help finish the book in exchange for the monks soul. The devil would accept this deal, completing the rest of the manuscript, the monk would add the devil’s picture out of gratitude for his help.
Many specialists within the area of writing, forensic analysis and also numerous replication attempts, have indicated that the level of uniformity within the writings lean towards the impossible, not only does it strongly indicate that the book was created in just one sitting, but is perfectly scribed throughout, a feat considered to be beyond that of human capabilities.
The analysis also shown that the writings alone, if written by one person, would take over 5 years to complete, with the additional illustrations adding another 20. Yet it must be noted, it has been concluded on many occasions that no mere mortal is capable of such uniform writings within this time period, there would have inevitably been some form of evolution within the style.
The Codex Gigas contains a complete vulgate Latin translation of the Bible as well as five other major texts. It begins with the Old Testament and continues with ‘Antiquities of the Jews’ by Flavius Josephus, the Encyclopedia Etymologiae, by Isidore of Seville, a collection of medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus among others; the New Testament; and ‘The Chronicle of Bohemia’ by Cosmas of Prague. All the texts within the book are well over a thousand years old.
Smaller texts are also included in the manuscript with the most famous ones including texts on exorcism, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and the full-page illustration of the Devil.
Of course it must be remembered, although there is a highly compelling story attached to the origins of this giant book, its creation still largely remains a mystery, how big would you have to be for it to comfortably rest in ones lap?
What sort of person, if of course it was a person, could have written the codex gigas? And how did they write it?
It is most certainly one of the world’s most mysterious books.
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