Deformed, Pointy Skull From Dark Ages Uncovered in France

A woman’s deformed skull was found in one of the tombs, which dates to around 1,650 years ago. (Denis Gliksman, Inrap)

Commentary by:  Gordon King

The author of this article claims that these are human skulls from an aristocratic family.  That their heads were bounded with boards and cloths to deform the skull.  Looks like the skull of a Giant to me, a “Nephilim”.  I think someone needs to study the skull more carefully and see if it’s actually of human origin.

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American Pyramids? Human Sacrifice? What?!

Mystery of the massive fire which ravaged St Louis – America’s most prosperous ancient city

(which had a taste for HUMAN SACRIFICE)

SOURCE    A mysterious fire which destroyed North America’s greatest ancient civilization has led to fascinating discoveries about social tensions, violent tendencies and religious practices within the society.

The city of Cahokia, whose secrets lie underneath where St Louis, Missouri now stands, was ruined by a huge blaze around the year 1170 CE.

Following the disaster, the Native American city changed dramatically -defense walls were built, buildings fortified and a sun symbol incorporated into designs.

The significant changes have led to one nagging historical mystery – just how did the fire start?

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Secrets of the past: Monk's Mound in Colinsville, Illinois is believed to have been built as a place of worship in ancient culturesSecrets of the past: Monk’s Mound in Colinsville, Illinois is believed to have been built as a place of worship in ancient cultures

An 1887 illustration of Monk's Mound blown a little out of proportion. However the ancient civilizations have long been of interest to history buffsAn 1887 illustration of Monk’s Mound blown a little out of proportion. However the ancient civilizations have long been of interest to history buffs

Cahokia, pictured in this illustration, was originally a vast city encircled by “120 pyramids, stretches of farmland and wealthy communities.

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Mali: Islamists take pickaxes to Timbuktu’s ancient mausoleums

Armed groups occupying Timbuktu in northern Mali have used pickaxes to smash up any remaining mausoleums in the ancient city.

Islamist and Tuareg rebels


Tuareg rebels and other separatists and al-Qaeda linked militant groups took advantage of a coup in Mali in March to seize control of a vast chunk of territory where the Islamists have since imposed a brutal form of Islamic law      –       Photo: AFP

www.telegraph.co.uk   –   Source: AFP

The rebels’ ruthless implementation of their version of Islamic law comes just days after the United Nations approved a military force to wrest back control of the conflict-ridden area.

“Not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu, Allah doesn’t like it,” Abou Dardar, leader of the Islamist Ansar Dine group, told AFP. “We are in the process of smashing all the hidden mausoleums in the area.”

Witnesses confirmed the claims.

Anything that doesn’t fall under Islam “is not good. Man should only worship Allah,” Mohamed Alfoul, a member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said.

The vandalism of the Muslim saints’ tombs in the UNESCO World Heritage site came a day after other Islamists in the northern city of Gao announced they had amputated two people’s hands.

The continued strict application of sharia law is seen as a sign that the armed Islamist groups are unfazed by the UN’s green light for the African-led military operation.

Planners have said any intervention cannot be launched before September next year. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian however told Monday’s edition of La Croix newspaper that he thought it could be launched in the first half of 2013.

In July, Islamists destroyed the entrance to a 15th-century mosque in Timbuktu, the so-called “City of 333 Saints.”

“The Islamists are currently in the process of destroying all the mausoleums in the area with pickaxes,” one witness said.

“I saw Islamists get out of a car near the historic mosque of Timbuktu. They smashed a mausoleum behind a house shouting ‘Allah is great, Allah is great’,” another resident told AFP.

As well as in cemeteries and mosques, the revered mausoleums are found in alleyways and private residences of the city, an ancient centre of learning and a desert crossroads.

Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, condemned the Islamists.

A statement from her office said she was “deeply shocked by the brutal destruction of mausoleums and holy shrines in Timbuktu…

“Their destruction is a tragedy not only for the people of Mali, but for the whole world.”

Ansar Dine began destroying the cultural treasures in July.

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