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The Legacy of a Lost Civilization: Archaeological Discoveries

Updated on September 15, 2014

In previous hubs I wrote about Paolo Rumor's book L'altra Europa (2010, Hobby & Work, Varese, Italy), pointing out that its contents concern two subjects apparently different: one of a political-economic kind, and the other one of a mythical-legendary kind. The first subject has already been exposed; now the second is being considered.

Paolo Rumor confessed that he would not have reported this part of the memoirs had he not realized, few years ago, the singular correspondences with personalities and situations also present in some recent essays which dealt ― in definitely alternative manners ― with historical, scientific, archaeological, mythological topics (authors such as Giorgio De Santillana, Charles Hapgood, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln, Andrew Collins and others belong to this current). His impression was that the source which inspired such essays was already known, and more thoroughly, in the environments frequented long before by his father Giacomo; however, despite many singular assonances, he believes that the most intimate features of what he defined as the “Structure” and its project (refer to this hub) still seems to escape modern researchers. It should be something definitely different from any other coterie appeared in the course of history, as it does not show any other typicalness but to aim, evidently, to a kind of reconstruction of conditions occurred in a definite remote past.

Within the intellectual circle frequented by the first inspirers of the European Union (behind which the Structure loomed), since the time of Restoration, there was the conviction that a plurimillennial historical period was about to end, and another cycle of human evolution was about to start. The idea of the completion of a historical cycle would have been strengthened with the discovery, occurred in two times between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, of some finds which confirmed and integrated the complex of knowledge (included a chronological member list) that the Structure handed down through centuries. It is from such finds, kept secret because of their extreme importance, that the information contained in Giacomo Rumor's documents would derive.

With the due premise that, at the moment, there is still no evidence of the actual existence of such finds (but, as mentioned, they would be precisely kept secret), let us see what they allegedly should be.

The Nusaybin rolls

Allegedly, at the beginning of the 20th century in the synagogue of Nusaybin (formerly Nisibis, turkish town on the border with Syria) were discovered some long written rolls of copper, part of a larger material which was thought lost; Giacomo Rumor riceived excerpts of their translation from the original Greek, Copt and Syriac languages.

Nusaybin, the ancient Nisibis:

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The Giza plateau:

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The rolls discovered at Nusaybin are preserved in the Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

The rolls presently should be preserved no less than in the Rosslyn Chapel, within some trunks placed « under the south-eastern crypt, interred in the underground mid room, where there is […] Saint Peter holding a square ruler » [quoted verbatim from the memoirs]; and actually there is a statue of Saint Peter in the crypt of the Rosslyn Chapel (built in the 15th century by William Sinclair, whose family is mentioned in the member list of the advisory level of the Structure). As anybody knows who has read or seen The Da Vinci Code, this is a place of paramount importance in the myth of Rennes-le-Château and the Priory of Sion (some elements of such myth are well recognizable within Rumor's documents, as discussed in previous hubs).

The Nusaybin text should contain the description of a proto-historic age characterized by a high level of social and economic organization, as well as an advanced knowledge which could already be defined scientific and which humanity would have attained again only in the Age of Enlightenment.

According to the rolls, in this remote epoch some urban settlements existed in coastal areas of the Mediterranean and other seas, now submerged by water; afterwards, because of global upheavals and sudden climatic changes, it came a long period of decline, followed by a phase of slow, laborious, partial reconstruction, during which the operate of a group of “Illuminati” was determinant.

It is precisely at this moment that it dates back the foundation of the Structure, whose action continued over millennia to the present day, through a long list of people that the Nusaybin text explicitly reports, and from which derives the partial list reported within the memoirs (referred to the advisory level, as already said); in the oldest part of the such list the members are collectively designated as the “College of the Surveillants” or also the “Guardians”, correspondent to the “Illuminati” mentioned above (not to be confused with the Bavarian Illuminati of Adam Weishaupt).

In the text are mentioned all the locations where the Illuminati had spread, specifying that they are “before the water”, meaning: before they were submerged by the rise of sea level that followed the end of the last glaciation (about 10-11,000 years ago). Some locations are reported in the memoirs: the “island of Galonia” in the Mediterranean Sea (correspondent to Galonia Leta of the Romans), situated in the place of Malta, but larger than this and even connected to Sicily through a long strip of dry land; the "height in the lower course of the Nile", identifiable with the Giza plateau; the “Parthian Gulf, the ancient one”, referring to the valley that in ancient times existed in the place of the present Persian Gulf; the Gulf of Cambay, in the Indian Ocean, which formerly also was mainland; the peninsula of Kumari, with its “fortynine territories”, identifiable with the lost continent of the Tamil legends ― Kumari Kandam ― a strip of landmass connected to the tip of the Indian peninsula and inclusive of the islands of Maldive and Sri Lanka; the “continent of Seille, before reduction”, ie, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) before the sea took a part of it; the “continent of Sondien”, identifiable with a widest region formerly above sea level (the Sunda Shelf), but of which now remain only the archipelagos of Indonesia and of Philippines; the “island of the progenitors of the Jomon, before the ascension of Sosano”, which could refer to the Ryukyu Archipelago (between Taiwan, Okinawa and the southern end of Japan), close to a widest territory now submerged by the waters of the Yellow Sea and of the Korea Bay; the “continent of Kambu or Colba” (identifiable with Cuba), “located fifty days of sailing to the west of the rock of Calpe” (identifiable with Gibraltar); the “archipelago of Vacca, whose name precedes that of Colba, only land left” (thus identifiable with the wide group of landmasses formerly existent in the caraibic region, especially close to the Floridian Peninsula and the Bahama Islands).

The submerged continent of Sunda
The submerged continent of Sunda

In the rolls there are maps which depict ancient territories, now submerged by the seas.

Besides the list of the affiliates and the description of the locations, the Nusaybin text also contains the maps of certain coastal areas depicted in different ages and conditions (such maps were the source of the cartographic sketches included in the original Rumor's documents); furhermore, it reports also a kind of representation, metaphorical and allusive, of the events that fell on the ancient civilization. To such events refer expressions like: “fall of the lights”, “coupling”, “big chill”, “broken pole”, “delay of the sun on the top of the assembly” and “incursions of the star on the regions of the mountain”; this was related to the idea of a punishment that should have hit humanity for the guilt of having « spoiled animals; created the lives which the Spirit and the Order had not wanted; turned on the lights that do not give heat; violated the mother's body and measured its ends; separate the seed of the earth; burned the bad water; counted the souls in their horizons and studied their paths to surprise them upon the exit from the gate of heaven ». Other passages, copied and translated by Paolo Rumor himself, said: « [...] before the move of the fire, when the drill had not yet unhinged; the lion was still sacrificed; the angels had not rebelled; the water of the sea obeyed the abyss and had not started to rise. [...] those who forced the heaven had arrived following a lion [...] the abyss and the stone waves had struck down the people because they had profaned their mother's body by measuring her ends, plundering her veins, revealing her secrets, turning on lights that do not give heat, creating animals that the Spirit had not wanted ». The text also mentioned certain “Giants” who, besides being responsible for the faults as above, « pushed the wheel out of the rut », and in consequence of this « the water contained in its deposits poured on the earth ». Immediately after the Giants the Surveillants came. The language is evidently mythical, but the Nusaybin text expressly states that it is an allegorical representation of actual facts.

The Giza Necropolis
The Giza Necropolis

The tablets discoveried at Giza tell about a global upheaval that wiped out an ancient civilization.

The Giza tablets

Another passage of the Nusaybin rolls states: « The Surveillants became “Illuminati” when they placed the three raised platforms on the height next to the river, in the spot where the high and the low are balanced, along the waterway that meanders among the reeds, on the point of the major intersection of the network, writing on stone the warnings to be respected ». The so-called “platforms” were completed thousands of years later, according to the original design that there had been deposited, but with some revised orientations dependent on changed space and stellar references; this because of a geophysical event which is referred to with the expression of “slip of the mantle”. This site, also called "the height", is merely Giza.

We have seen in a previous hub that among Rumor's documents there are some diagrams (plans and sections) that represent a system of corridors and underground rooms extended to the entire area of the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. These diagrams also indicate the spot where in 1872 were discovered, by a private expedition, some engraved gypsum tablets: an artificial room located in the underground corridor connecting the Sphinx (called the “pointer”) to the pyramid of Khufu (called the “first platform”), under the “belly” of the Sphinx itself.

These engravings (mostly made up of graphic and geometric signs which are familiar to us, but with different numerical symbols) were allegedly interpreted thanks to the famous archaeologist Alexander Thom, along with the Nusaybin text as above, several decades after their discovery. They should state that those who made the “platforms” and dug the “pointer”, would have done so in order to transmit forever, « to those who have the “knowledge” and to the researchers of the “way”, the contents of the warning ».

The so-called “warning” should consist of a series of mathematical-geometric schemes, geographical coordinates, alignments with locations and with celestial bodies (sometimes expressed by means of unknown measurement units of time and space) related to geophysical phenomena: the upset of Earth's rotation balance and the slippage of the more superficial layers of the planet in relation to the more internal ones.

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It refers, evidently, to the same kind of disastrous events described in the Nusaybin text: earthquakes (called “rock waves”) and “heavy rains”, floods, marine transgressions (“water steps”) that hit the Earth in two different periods, about 8,000 years ago and also prior to 11,000 years ago, “during the [precessional] age of the Lion”. As a result, the College of Surveillants worked to preserve the knowledge of the civilization preceding such events, creating a so-called “tabernacle” where to keep the « “spiritual essence” of those who had set in motion a new era ». A sort of archive, therefore, formed precisely by the discovered tablets of Giza.

The lost caves of Giza


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