The Pyramids of Mongolia
The Pyramids of Mongolia
Jan 15 2011, 03:08 AM
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I have recently discovered that there are pyramids in Mongolia. It seems the more places one looks, the more pyramids one finds. This begs to question of those who say this is all a giant coincidence are hindering themselves from realizing something very significant for the human race.
Here are two pictures, followed by an article about the (re)discovery of these pyramids.
Hongshan Pyramid Discovered in China (Mongolia)
In the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, Chinese archeologists have discovered a pyramid which they have dated to be more than 5,000 years old. Archaeologist Guo Dashun stated that the three-stepped pyramid belongs to the Hongshan culture period of 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, during the Stone Age.
At the top of the pyramid, the archeologists found seven tombs and the ruins of an altar. Also found were many fragments of broken pottery carved with the Chinese character mi (rice). They also discovered a bone flute, a stone ring, and a life-sized sculpture of a goddess.
Archeologists believe that the discovery of these relics, as well as of the pyramid itself, will be crucial in learning more about both the spiritual and earthbound life of the peoples of the Hongshan culture.
The Hongshan Neolithic Culture dates from 4500-2250 and is one of the earliest most advanced civilizations discovered to date in China. The Hongshan culture was mainly located in the land area between inner Mongolia and present day Liaoning and Hebei provinces (new evidence reveals possible settlements in the Yangtze River area).
Hongshan were temple builders and city builders who created some of the earliest nephrite jade carvings. Their sophisticated Jade carving techniques employed technologies that exceeded simple explanations. Many of the Hongshan Jade artifacts are well persevered due to the fact that Hongshan culture utilized slab burial tombs and because of the dry arid climate of Inner Mongolia. Perhaps the more famous known Hongshan Jade artifact is the Coiled Dragon Fetus. It has recently been discovered that the Hongshan possessed the knowledge of metallurgy and employed the use of copper (possible iron) metal tools to work their Jade masterpieces. Perhaps the more famous known Hongshan Jade artifact is the Coiled Dragon Fetus. It has recently been discovered that the Hongshan possessed the knowledge of metallurgy and employed the use of copper (possible iron) metal tools to work their Jade masterpieces. Many Hongshan artifacts express the use of saw blades and drill instruments reflecting the fact that they were a highly technologically advanced civilization. Currently there is no known artifact evidence from other Neolithic cultures that show evidence of metal tools usage to shape jade during this very early period.
Chinese archaeologists have recently discovered a Hongshan pyramid-shaped building dating back more than 5,000 years in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in north China. According to Guo Dashun, a renowned Chinese archaeologist, the "pyramid structure", located on a mountain ridge one kilometer north of Sijiazi Township in the Aohan Banner (county), is a three-storied stepped pyramid building that is 30 meters long and 15 meters wide. This discovery sheds light on the fact that these ancient people were one of the first known people to build pyramid structures.
These very early Neolithic Hongshan people were transient living in a region that falls between steppe and agricultural climate zones. In the middle period of Hongshan culture it becomes evident that a husbandry and agricultural based society emerges that leads to advancement in social structure. Discovers from Hongshan burial sites show that they had class structure and interesting is the fact that they cultivated millet and did not grow rice. Animal husbandry appears to have been highly advanced with the domestication of pigs and ducks. There is existing Jade artifact evidence that points to the possibility that they were one of the earliest people to domestic the horse. Archeological evidence shows that with the emergence of social stratification and a ruling class a large handicraft industry of jade workers flourished.
Hongshan Jade ritual and art objects were created for a period of more than 2,000 years. Contrary to what Western arm chair archaeologist have stated, Hongshan jades have been discovered in large quantities with over 52 different types of Jade objects in various shapes and forms. The most remarkable discoveries have been very recent in areas that are much further south of where the Hongshan Civilization was thought to have been centered.
Pyramid Built 5000 years ago Found in Inner Mongolia
A three-story pyramid dating 5000 years back has been discovered in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The pyramid, which looks like a trapezoidal hill from afar, is located on a hill one kilometer north of Sijiazi Town, Aohan County. The pyramid is about 30 meters long and 15 meters wide at its base.
This is considered the best-preserved pyramid built during the Hongshan Culture period that has been found so far, said Guo Dasun, an archaeologist in charge of the excavation.
Seven tombs and one altar were also found on the top of the pyramid. Archaeologists also discovered a number of pottery pieces with the asterisk character inscribed on the inner wall. The asterisk character is believed to be related to the understanding of ancient people on astrology.
Among the culture relics excavated from one of the seven tombs are a bone flute and a stone ring and a full- sized stone statue of Goddess unearthed from another tomb.
What astonished the archeologists is a one palm-sized stone genital found on the inner wall of a tomb with a small stone statue of Goddess below.
Guo Dasun said that most of these relics are found for the first time and will shed light on studying the origin of Chinese civilization.
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