Family Background & the Beginning of Awareness

This is my piece of the puzzle.  This information was received by me in an intuitive, co-creative process with the Universe because I really wanted to know the truth of who built the megaliths, and it led to all the information I shared in my video and much more.  It is clear to me that this information was given to me to bring it to light.  Please watch the foundational video on this blog of “Physical Evidence for the Layout of a Planetary Grid System…and a Suppressed Global Civilization.


There is no place on the planet that this civilization is not.  Like I said in the video, the evidence is all around us, and below us, and hidden in plain sight.  Literally just outside our front doors, in our back yards, in our neighborhoods, in our parks, and road system.

The purpose of this blog is to show you exactly why I believe this, and provide much, much more evidence to support my belief, and information on other related topics.  Not knowing this information allows all the many crimes against Humanity, the Planet, and the Creator/Creation to continue unabated because no one knows about it.  It has been well-hidden for a reason by those who wish to harm us all for power, control, and energy.  Everything is changing, and this information needs to come back out into collective awareness as soon as possible.

I also believe, that up until 500 or so years ago, Humanity was on a positive evolutionary path and in Unity Consciousness, and that around 1492 was the beginning of the hijack of this timeline by dark forces, and the replacement of it with one called Rome.  Can’t tell you how this was done, just that it looks like that is what happened because the Ancient Global Civilization built everything on the planet.  The same styles/designs cross oceans and continents, from ancient to modern!!!

I am going to start at the beginning of my life, because this is a lifelong pathway that ultimately connected me to the Truth.  I wasn’t consciously aware of my spiritual path, and its direct connections to this information, for most of my life.  But I was connected to it from the very beginning of my life.  I am almost 55-years-old.  It has taken me most of that time to put all these puzzle pieces   together.  Starting this process by telling you about specific moments of awareness in my life journey is ultimately the best way to organize an overwhelming amount of information.

I am from a White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant (AKA WASP), solidly middle-class family, primarily with roots in the Deep South.

All my known ancestry goes back to the very beginning of what has come to be known as the United States, starting with the Mayflower’s arrival to the so-called Plymouth Bay Colony (I am a direct descendant of William Brewster, a moving force behind the Pilgrims, and the lay religious leader of the Plymouth Colony until the arrival of its ordained minister several years later) to the 1750’s with the influx of the Scots-Irish, my lineage through my maternal grandmother.  This is in accordance with the history we have been taught.

It is important to note, that on my Dad’s side of the family, the family history was repeated to my generation as that of the Huguenots.  That was all they knew.  No elaboration.  Just that they were French Huguenots.

Up until recently, the Huguenots were recorded in available historical references as Reformed Calvinists.  So the available information not long ago was that for some reason a Protestant Christian sect in France, the Huguenots, were persecuted, and even massacred, for almost 100 years.   Come to find out in the Internet Age, the Huguenots were Cathars and Moors.

I grew up in Montgomery County Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C.  My first home as a small child was in Rockville.   When I was two, my parents moved to Gaithersburg, which is where my earliest conscious memories are.  Not any big hits there until much, much later.

The family church I grew up in was Twinbrook Baptist in Rockville. When I started researching a couple of years ago, I found out that the Twinbrook area is adjacent to Rock Creek.

The softball team, of which my dad, an elementary school teacher and administrator, was a member, practiced at the Meadow Hall Elementary School field, which was right beside the church, just slightly downhill, and was the next street address over on Twinbrook Parkway.

When dad was practicing, and I was young, I, instead of watching the games,  I was always down off into the woods, right off the ball field, exploring.  It was a really cool place, in more ways than one.  What I remember is going down, down into the woods, and eventually finding really big stones to play in.  They were really fun for a 6-, 7-, 8-, or whatever-year-old, to play in and around.

This location was close to Lake Needwood and Lake Frank, and both are man-made lakes.  I will dedicate a future blog exclusively on the role man-made lakes play related to this subject and the cover-up of it.

In 1974, right after the birth of my youngest brother, we moved to a larger home in Rockville.  I always tell people we moved as close to Potomac, Maryland, as my parents could afford.  I lived here until 1982, when, after 1 year of junior college, I joined the Army for the Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program.  So this is where I grew up.

The house was brand new when we moved in – no trees, and the funny, almost comet-green color of sprayed grass seed.

The reason I bring this up is because the street we lived on – Lindley Terrace – on one end, some of the houses had a steep gradient on the backside – I mean really steep!!!  However, the houses were built on a predominantly flat surface.  The house my parents bought was on one of the flattest lots on the street.  This relates to what I now believe was actually underneath us.  Like, a flat-topped pyramid, perhaps?  I mean, when I was a kid, for some reason, I really made a mental note of the unusual features of my neighborhood street.

We were literally right next to the boundary fence of the Lakewood Country Club, with a golf tee area right next to the fence.  I will be dedicating a specific blog on how golf courses relate to the subject of the cover-up of mounds.

As a family we would go occasionally to Thurmont, Maryland, in Western Maryland, to Cunningham Falls State Park.  There was a picnic/swimming area at a lake, and then there were the falls themselves.  So I have memories of climbing up the big rocks of the falls.   I, like everyone else, had no concept in my awareness, that waterfalls could be anything other than natural.  But massive and block-shaped stonework is a recurring feature of waterfalls like what is pictured here.  Take a close look at the shape of the rocks in this photo.

Cunningham Falls

Before moving on from Cunningham Falls, it is important to note that Camp David is located in the vicinity.  As I learned more about earth grids, I found out that Camp David is situated on a nodal point.  It is the norm for centers of power to be on the earth’s power points.  There is a reason for this.

My house was relatively close to Great Falls, Maryland.  Access to the falls themselves, at least when I was young, was cut off after Hurricane Agnes went through in 1972.  There was access to an area with big stones that was fun to hike and climb, as well as the C & O Canal.   So, it was a place I went to many times with family or friends.

When I started to piece together that waterfalls, and canals as well, were part of the Ancient Civilization, I looked up Great Falls.  This is an aerial image of Mather Gorge there.  Now, I think the spin is how this could be natural, but look at how straight it is.

Mather Gorge 1

And here is how it looks closer to earth….

Mather Gorge 2

And then when you realize that part of the ancient civilization involved canal-building (another blog unto itself), then it becomes logical to see this as a canal rather than natural.

This is a picture of the C & O Canal at Harper’s Ferry.  They want us to believe that this was built in the early 1800’s.  So, what is wrong with that date of construction?  This is a sophisticated engineering project.

Harper's Ferry Canal

As a matter of fact, the C & O Canal parallels the Potomac River through this area for a long distance.  What technology existed in America in the late 1700s/early 1800s could have built a sophisticated project like this?  I am not aware of any technology that existed at that time that could have built something like this.  According to our history books, the second Industrial Revolution didn’t begin in the U.S. until the mid-1800s.

Harper's Ferry 2

My conclusion is that the C & O Canal, as well as the Erie Canal, and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and a canal system that covered the continent, was built by the advanced ancient civilization that was long-established here when the Europeans first arrived.  Again, when I say ancient, I mean a very old civilization that was living and flourishing in North America (and South America) when the Europeans first arrived.  And I have much more to say about the use of the word European to describe white people in a later blog based on my findings.  This ancient civilization was global!


My Take on the Mud Flood & Historical Reset Timeline

I am seeing that there was an ancient advanced global civilization called the Moorish Empire, instead of the historical narrative we have been taught about who built the world’s infrastructure. Perhaps with different empires within Empire – Washitaw, Phoenician, Tartarian, Ottoman – but one unified, worldwide civilization, with its roots in ancient Mu, or Lemuria, and Atlantis.

Based on my research, I take very seriously the belief among many researchers that there was a relatively recent worldwide mud flood liquefaction event that wiped out this advanced civilization, and then there was a subsequent historical reset of the timeline by those responsible for the cataclysm. I do not believe the mud flood resulted from natural causes.

The Washitaw Mu’urs are an ancient people of North America living in the present day, and the recently deceased Washitaw Empress Verdiacee was presented a Charter by the United Nations in 1993 recognizing the Washitaw as the oldest indigenous civilization on Earth.

Why hasn’t the general public ever heard of them?

Master Moorish Masons of the Ancient Ones were the Master Builders of Civilization, and their handiwork is all over the planet, from ancient to what would be considered relatively modern.

The Moors were and are the custodians of the Ancient Egyptian mysteries

All of their Moorish Science symbolism was taken over by other groups claiming to be them, falsely claiming their works, or piggy-backing on their legacy.  Or given a darker meaning by association with certain things that were not the original meaning.

Islam in its original form is about applied Sacred Geometry and Universal Laws. Islam is a word that means “Peace,” and when Moors greet each other, they typically say “Islam” or “Peace” in greeting.

It was nothing like the weaponized form of radical Islam we see today that is playing a divisive and destructive role in the world today and is not in accordance with Humanity’s best interests.

Radical Islam & Sharia Law is what was put in place by European Freemasonry and other secret groups to take down Western Civilization.

Just as Christianity was weaponized against the ancient civilization, including the creation of institutions like the Spanish Inquisition in 1478…

…and orders, including but not limited to, the creation of the Jesuits by Pope Paul III in 1540, that included a special vow of obedience to the Pope in matters of mission direction and assignment.

Like the destruction of the Ancient Civilization, this is another human and social engineering process that has nothing to do with benefiting Humanity.   Problem – Reaction – Solution. 

In this case, the destabilization of Western Civilization by radical Islam is going to be restored to order by the New World Order.  Or so they planned. I personally believe very soon we will be seeing high-level criminals being held accountable for their crimes, and I will continue to believe so. I don’t believe they will get away with the multitude and magnitude of Crimes against Humanity that have been committed.

In yet another example of the appropriation of Moorish symbolism, this is the Great Seal of the Moors…

…compared to this symbol on the back of the U. S. one dollar bill.

In my post “An Explanation for What Happened to the Positive Timeline of Humanity and Associated Historical Events & Anomalies,” I shared an extremely cold weather event in the historical record in Ireland between 1740 – 1741, as well as my thoughts about how an artificial time-loop was created between 1492 – 1942, with 1717 as the mid-point year between the two. More on this after the weather event in Ireland.

First, on the extreme cold weather in Ireland, Irish Historian David Dickson talks about this little-known event in his book “Arctic Ireland.” I explored the idea that this event was related to the hijack of the original timeline, and that this was the point where a new timeline was pinned.

The Irish population endured 21-months of bizarre weather without known precedent that defied conventional explanation. The cause is not known.

Shortly after I learned about the cold-weather event in Ireland, I was connected by someone to the mud flood community.

I learned about the fantastic research that is being done by people looking at their own communities and other places, around the world, at strong evidence that there was a cataclysmic event involving a massive flood of mud, as recently as 200 – 300 years ago.

It is being called a reset event, and that photographic evidence exists that buildings, canals, rail-lines, tunnels, among other things, were purposefully dug out after the event to the point where they could be used.

Over the years, I have filled my head with information about megaliths. Long before I became aware of what I am sharing, I learned about such places as the Sphinx in Egypt having been dug out…

…as well as the famous heads of Easter Island…

…that were found to have bodies too!

The explanation of a mud flood makes a lot of sense to me based on what I am finding and seeing.

A sudden cataclysmic liquefaction event creating a flood of mud accounts for how a highly advanced worldwide civilization of giants…

…could be wiped from the face of the Earth and erased from our collective memory.

This is an historic photo of St. Petersburg, Russia, of vastly smaller, and hardly any, people relative to the size of the city in the background and the foot in the foreground.

We see the same relative emptiness, and the contrast of the massive size of the architecture and the small size of the people, in this historic photo of Paris…

…and this rather empty and rustic-looking photo with virtually no one in it taken at the beginning of the 20th-century of the Trilogy, three major buildings said to have been built in the mid-to-late 1800s, in Athens, Greece.

Next, I will provide the findings of my research of the historical record around the year of 1717.

There are 450 years in between 1492 and 1942, and the midpoint, at 225-years, is 1717.

Based on what I found when I started looking at historical events from around 1717 to 1942, I believe the extremely cold weather event in Ireland was deliberately caused, and is connected to the Mud Flood and the historical reset.

King George I of the German House of Hanover became King of Great Britain and Ireland in 1714.

This marked the end of the rule of the House of Stuart, which originated in Scotland.

On January 4th, 1717, Great Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic sign the Triple Alliance in an attempt to maintain the Treaty of Utrecht, which was signed in April of 1713, in which in order to become King  of Spain, Philip had to  renounce his concurrent claim to the French throne.

This prevented the thrones of Spain and France from merging together, and ultimately paved the way for the maritime, commercial, and financial supremacy of Great Britain.

In February of 1717, James Francis Edward Stuart of the House of Stuart, called the Pretender, who at one time was claimant to the throne, left where he was living in France, after the Triple Alliance was signed in January, to seek exile with Pope Clement XI in Rome – why he went specifically there, I don’t know, but he died in Rome in 1766.

This is believed to be a portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart that was painted when he lived in France on the left, and the typical portrait of him on the right.

On June 24th, 1717, the Premier Grand Lodge of England – the first Free-Mason Grand Lodge – was founded in London. 

I find it highly significant that this event shows up at the exact mid-point year between 1492 and 1942.

And then on 7/17/1717, an interesting date from a numerological perspective, the premier of Georg Friedrich Handel’s “Water Music” took place for King George I on a barge on the Thames.  Eyes are now on Handel.

In 1727, Georg Frederic Handel, the German, becomes George Frederick Handel, a British citizen.

Then I was guided through a psychic friend to look at Ireland in 1742 in my research.

So I searched for it on the internet, and only two things came up.

The first was that Dublin, Ireland, was the location for the premier of Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah on April 13th, 1742.

And the other thing that came up was the extraordinary cold weather event in Ireland between 1740 – 1741.

Handel’s Messiah premieres in Dublin right after the extremely cold, lethal weather event???!!!

So, who shows up during this same time period?

Well, in 1744 Mayer Rothschild was born in Frankfurt, Germany.  He established his banking business there in the 1760s, which became the start of an international banking family.

Then on February 6th, 1748, Bavarian Illuminati-founder Adam Weishaupt was born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. He went to a Jesuit school at the age of 7, and was initiated into Freemasonry in 1777.

In 1839, John D. Rockefeller, Sr. was born in the United States, the progenitor of the wealthy Rockefeller family and considered to be the wealthiest American of all time. He founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870.

Fast forward to the time period of November 20th through November 30th in 1910. A meeting took pace at Jekyll Island off the coast of the State of Georgia to lay the foundations of the Federal Reserve.

The sinking of the Titanic took place on April 15th, 1912. All the bankers opposed to the creation of the Federal Reserve were on board, including John Jacob Astor IV, one of the richest people in the world at the time.

Then on December 23rd, 1913, the Federal Reserve Act Passed Congress, signed into law by Woodrow Wilson.  It created and established the Federal Reserve System, and created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes (commonly known as the US dollar) as legal tender.

On July 17, 1917, the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth, the House of Windsor is founded after the death of Queen Victoria.  It is also of German paternal descent. There’s that 17 numerology showing up again!

World War II started on September 1st in 1939, and ended on September 2nd in 1945 – exactly six years later.  It is considered the deadliest conflict in human history.

Almost halfway through World War II, on July 22nd, 1942, the strange Philadelphia experiment took place at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. 

Did the USS Eldridge just become invisible? 

Or did it go somewhere else? 

And if it went somewhere else, where might it have gone?

What was the real purpose of the Philadelphia Experiment?

I think it was a deliberate manipulation of time-space, and how the new artificial time-line/loop I am talking about was somehow inserted. Our new history was grafted on to the existing infrastructure on the planet, and falsely attributed in the new historical narrative. 

The world history we have been taught is filled with war and violence, death and destruction, which was not our original evolutionary path.

Now to tie the Mud Flood together with the historical reset timeline together based on my research findings.

If in fact the mud flood event took place in 1740 and 1741, it would have taken awhile to dig infrastructure out and get it to the point where it could be used once again.

Who was responsible for the excavation?

Those who became the ruling class, or their associates, and bankers, oilmen, transportation magnates, manufacturers, etc.

I believe the official start of the Historical Reset Timeline, and the Grand Opening of the New World Order, was The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations of 1851.

Held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park in London, it was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions, and expositions, that I believe over the next 100 years or so were showcasing the technology and architectural wonders of the original civilization before being hidden away or forever destroyed.

This was a scene at the New York World Fair of 1939 to 1940, almost 100 years later, where we still see incredibly big, what appear to be lumiscent structures in the background, and in the foreground, statues much bigger than the size of the people standing near them.

Also in 1851, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich became the world’s Prime Meridian.

Prior to the time of moving it to Greenwich in England, the Great Pyramid of Egypt was the ancient prime meridian of the Earth.

Commodore Matthew Perry played a leading role in the Opening of Japan, starting on July 8th, 1853, when he led four U. S. Navy ships ordered by President Millard Fillmore to Tokyo Bay with the mission of forcing the opening of Japanese ports to American trade by any means necessary.

After threatening to burn Tokyo to the ground, he was allowed to land and deliver a letter with United States demands to the Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyoshi.

The Shogun Ieyoshi died a short time after Perry’s departure in July of 1853, leaving effective administration in the hands of the Council of Elders, though nominally to his sickly son, Iesada, who was the Tokugawa Shogun from 1853 to 1858.

The Tokugawa Shogunate is called the last feudal Japanese Military Government…

… ruling from 1600 to 1868 from Edo Castle in Tokyo.

Here is a photo of one of the polygonal megalithic walls found on the grounds of Edo Castle…

…compared with this exquisite example of polygonal masonry at the Coricancha in Cusco, Peru. Polygonal masonry is defined as a technique where the visible surfaces of the stone are dressed with straight edges or joints, giving the stone the appearance of a polygon, with minimal clearance between stones, and no mortar.

Perry returned again with eight naval vessels in February of 1854, and on March 31st of 1854, the Japanese Emperor Komei signed the “Japan and United States Treaty of Peace and Amity” at the Convention of Kanagawa under threat of force if the Japanese government…

… did not open the ports of Shimoda…

…and Hakodate to American vessels.

It looks to me like the Japanese Empire was perhaps not taken out by the mud flood, and needed to be acquired by threat of force.

The star fort of Goryokaku at Hakodate on Hokkaido is located on the Tsugaru Strait of the Sea of Japan between the Japanese Islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.

In another part of this series, I will show the numerous star forts, including this one at Hakodate, that I have encountered on planetary alignments. I didn’t know they were there in advance, and found them in my research for these posts when I was tracking various planetary alignments. The information I am sharing with you now comes from “Circle Alignments on the Planet Amsterdam Island – Part 8 Chongjin, North Korea to Yokohama, Japan.”

The Sea of Japan is enclosed between the islands of Japan, Sakhalin Island, the Korean Peninsula, and Russia.

The Strait of Tartary of the Sea of Japan divides Sakhalin Island from southeast Russia, and connecting the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk.

The 51st parallel north passes right through here, a circle of latitude that is 51-degrees north of the equatorial plane. The capital cities of London, England, and Astana, Kazakhstan, are at the same latitude as the Strait of Tartary.

It is significant to note that the Sea of Japan was one of the major theaters of operations of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 and 1905, where these two countries fought over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea, and in which Japan defeated Russia.

The vast region depicted on this map in purple was called Chinese Tartary. The regions in yellow were considered independent Tartary. The name of Manchuria was said to have come into use in Europe the 1800s, thus hiding the true identity of this part of the world.

These were early steps in the eventual establishment by the Japanese of the puppet state of Manchukuo, within the historical region of Chinese Tartary, in 1933.

The Last Emperor of China, Puyi, was first installed by the Japanese as the Chief Executive of Manchukuo, and he became its emperor in 1934, a position he held until 1945, when he abdicated as a result of the end of World War II. His life story is very sad, and is told in the movie “The Last Emperor” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

I believe all of this was positioning on the part of not only the United States, but ultimately Japan and other powers of the region, to ultimately to take control of the fabulous technology of the Tartarian Empire of northeast Asia, the same advanced technology of which was found worldwide, and which I believe our modern energy system is based on. See my post “Relationship Between the Planetary Grid, Technology of the Ancient Civilization, and the Modern Energy Industry.”

Like I said at the beginning of this post, I believe the Tartarian Empire was part of the Moorish Empire, and not the other way around.

In 1803, the Ames Shovel Works was established in Easton, Massachusetts.

It became nationally known for providing the shovels for the Union Pacific Railroad, which opened the west. It was said to have been the world’s largest supplier of shovels in the 19th-century.

Oliver Ames, Jr, (b. 1807 – d. 1877) was a co-owner of the Ames Shovel Shop. He was also the President of the Union Pacific Railroad from when it met the Central Pacific Railroad in Utah for the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad in North America.

He was co-owner of the Ames Shovel Shop with his brother, Oakes Ames. Oakes was a member of the U. S. Congress House of Representatives from Massachusetts 2nd District from 1863-1873. He is credited by many as being the most important influence in building the Union Pacific portion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

He was also noted for his involvement in the Credit-Mobilier Scandal of 1867, regarding the improper sale of stock of the railroad’s construction company.

He was formally censured by Congress in 1873 for this involvement, and he died in the same year.

He was exonerated after his death by the Massachusetts State Legislature on May 10th, 1883, the 10th-Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

This is the Ames Monument near Laramie in Wyoming.

This large pyramid was said to have been also designed and built between 1880 and 1882. It was dedicated to the Ames brothers for their role in financing the Union Pacific Railroad.

On the eastern seaboard of the United States, the Raritan River Railroad was a 12-mile short-line railroad operating freight and passenger service in Middlesex County New Jersey, said to have been built in 1888 when the peak of railroad building in the United States was subsiding in the late 1800s.

This the logo for the Raritan River Railroad…

…compared with the logo for Rolls Royce.

The similarity between these two logos tells me these two companies were connected in some way. Besides the fact the logos look virtually identical, it brings to mind what I found when I was looking at Derby, England.

I found Derby near the Algiers’ Circle Alignment as I was tracking it through England. Derby is the geographic center of England, and the Derwent River Valley in Derbyshire is considered the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Rolls-Royce is a global aerospace, defense, energy, and marine company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, and its civil aerospace and nuclear divisions are in Derby…

…as well as the Railway Technical Center, the technical headquarters of British Rail, and considered the largest railway research complex in the world…

…and Derby is the location of Bombardier Transportation, the rail equipment division of the Canadian company Bombardier, and for many years the United Kingdom’s only train manufacturer.

There are certainly interconnecting pieces of the puzzle to be found lying around these tidbits of what seems to be otherwise disconnected information.

I think all of the railroad tracks were dug-out, and that locomotives and railroad cars were pre-existing as well. I think it was an electrified railroad system prior to the mud flood, and when the planetary free energy grid was taken down, most energy sources for mass transportation were replaced by oil and coal. I will be doing separate posts on trains, trams, and subways.

Among other things, the new reliance on fossil fuels, etc, was a basis of the fabulous wealth of nouveau riche families.

I am sharing what I have been able to piece together what I found when I looked at the historical record during this time in order to provide a framework for how I came to my conclusions.  There is still much to be accounted for because of all of the fabrication and white-washing that has taken place, and who knows exactly what was done to accomplish all of this.

In my next post, I am going to be looking at worldwide canal systems.

Were Contests & Gifts a Cover-up of the Missing Advanced Worldwide Civilization?

I want to share with you the recurring theme of contests and gifts I found cropping up around the subject of explaining how art and infrastructure came into being in the present-day.

The first example I am going to share about is the colossal statue of Orpheus at Ft. McHenry, under the heading of contests, but before I do that I would like to share some examples of colossal statues in history.

The 2nd-century B. C. Greek poet, Antipater, designated the Colossus of Rhodes, a bronze statue of the Greek God Helios, as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

It stood 108-feet, or 33-meters, high, the approximate height of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, about which I will be talking about later in this post. Since there is not an actual depiction of the Colossus of Rhodes in existence, all depictions are artists’ renderings of what they think it looked like. However, Helios, the Sun God and personification of it, was often depicted with a radiant crown as shown in this rendition, like the radiant crown of the Statue of Liberty.

The Colossus of Helios was said to have stood at the entrance to the harbor of the Greek Island of Rhodes, taking twelve years to complete by 280 B. C. and destroyed by earthquake after only 54-years, in 226 B. C.

In other parts of the world, colossal statues include the 35-foot, or 11-meter, tall Appenine Colossus, or the Mountain God, on the grounds of the Villa de Pratolina in Florence, Italy.

Said to have been carved by Giambologna in the late 1500s as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Apennine Mountains…

…it has rooms inside of it, said to be for bringing the colossus to life…

…which bring in the ability of water, and smoke, to come from the head of the monster the left hand of the colossus holds.

In Gwalior, an ancient city in Madhya Pradesh state in India, these colossal statues are examples of some of the many Tirthankara Jain sculptures. The sculptures are carved right into the rock ~not an easy or ordinary accomplishment!

All of the Jain sculptures here are believed to date from between the 7th-century A. D. and 15th-century A. D.

In the Jain spiritual tradition, Tirthankaras are spiritual teachers who have mastered the cycle of death-and-rebirth on their own, and made a path for others to follow.

Huge statues made by people of average modern-day height? Or huge humans such as the depictions of these skeletons. While documented in historical records, human giants found all around the world, with very few exceptions, like Goliath in the Bible, have been removed from our collective awareness. To the point where giant skeletons, which were prominently displayed in the 1800s, have been hidden away or destroyed.

Now back to the Orpheus Statue at Fort McHenry in Baltimore

This is the statue of Orpheus playing the lyre called “Orpheus Walking” at Fort McHenry, said to be the winning design by Charles Niehaus in a national contest hosted by the Fine Arts Commission in 1916 to come up with a monument to commemorate the centennial of the writing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key. It was dedicated in 1922.

It is a 24-foot, or 7-meter, tall bronze statue. The marble base is 15-feet, or 5-meters, tall, making the whole edifice almost 40-feet, or 12-meters, tall.

In 1962, we are told, officials decided that Orpheus needed to be moved because either a new road and parking lot were being added to the fort grounds, or so it “would be more effectively oriented toward other features at the fort.”

Apparently in order to accomplish this, the 15-ton, or 14-metric ton, bronze statue was moved by crane. Fifteen tons = 30,000 pounds, or 13,608 kilograms. Did that crane move this statue? I can’t answer that question, but leaving this picture here for your consideration as to whether or not that seems feasible.

Orpheus was a musician and poet in Ancient Greek legend, said to have had the ability to charm all living things, and even stones, with his music.

In the course of my research, I found numerous early theaters called “Orpheums,” like The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles…

…the Orpheum Theater in Boston…

…in Memphis…

…and in Phoenix.

What, exactly, caused us to go to sleep, and forget who we are, and what we were? How has the false information we have been taught in school been reinforced?

Why would this be important to whoever was responsible for removing the ancient advanced civilization from our collective awareness to begin with?

The statue of Orpheus, Master-Charmer, could also be a representation of Apollo, Orpheus’ teacher, and the Greek God of Light, Music & Dance, and Healing, among other things, who was also often depicted as naked, with a lyre and fig leaf.

Why is this noteworthy? There could have been a deliberate change of identity of this massive statue to facilitate a change from light and healing, to one of casting a spell on the population in order to control it. This is not as far out a notion as you might think. Much has been going on along these lines to this day that the general population has no knowledge of.

I selected this last photo of the massive statue at Fort McHenry because of the rays of the sun streaming through the arms. While it may be a random occurrence, I am coming across information that shows it well could have been intentional. More about this subject later in this post.

On to contests and competition in architecture, starting with this one from the 1600s in our historical narrative.

Claude Perrault was said to have won the competition held by Louis XIVth for a design for the eastern façade of the Louvre Palace, which he worked on from 1665 to 1680, and which established his reputation. The colonnade overlooking the Place du Louvre became widely celebrated, and was named in his honor.

Here is the Leeds Town Hall in Leeds, England, one of the first examples I found in my research of the use of contests and competitions to explain how what we would consider relatively modern, monumental architecture came into being. It was said to have been completed in 1858, and opened by Queen Victoria.

This gentleman, Cuthbert Brodrick, was given the credit for designing it, after winning a design competition for it, when he was 29-years-old, in 1852, and is considered his most famous architectural work.

Not bad for a young guy!

In New York City, Central Park was said to have been approved as an urban park project in 1853, and that there was a competition to select the designers.

We are told landscape architects Calvert Vaux on the left, and Frederick Law Olmsted, on the right, won this competition in 1857…

…with what they called the Greensward Plan. Construction of the park was said to have begun that year, and the park’s first areas were open to the public in late 1858.

Interestingly, Frederick Law Olmsted was said to have been inexperienced before his work on Central Park.  In his biography, it says he created the profession of landscape architecture by working in a dry goods store; taking a year-long voyage in the China trade; and by studying surveying, engineering, chemistry, and scientific farming. He was not a college graduate.

He was given the credit historically for the design of many other urban park systems, including ones in Atlanta, Boston, and Milwaukee to name just a few.

Next, James Knox Taylor was the Supervisory Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury between 1897 and 1912.

In 1893, a Congressional Bill was introduced, called the Tarnsey Act, and subsequently passed, that allowed the Treasury Department’s Supervisory Architect to hold competitions among private architects for major structures.

Competitions under Taylor’s supervision included the New York U. S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan, said to have been built between 1902 and 1907…

…the James Farley Post Office in New York City, said to have been built in 1912…

…the Old Cleveland Federal Building and Post Office, said to have been built in 1910…

…and the U. S. Customhouse in San Francisco, opening in 1911.

The competitions allowed by the Tarnsey Act were said to have been met with enthusiasm by the community, but also marred by scandal, as when Taylor picked his ex-partner Cass Gilbert for the New York Customs House commission. The Tarnsey Act was repealed in 1913.

The old Pennsylvania Station in New York City was said to have been built in this same time period, and while the design of it was not said to be the product of a competition, it is interesting to note that it opened in 1910, and was demolished in 1963. So this big, beautiful building only got 53-years of use. Does this make any sense?

This was what the inside of Pennsylvania Station in New York looked like. The demolition of this incredible building was not an exception. This has been the fate of many grand old train stations, and grand old buildings in general.

There were other railway stations where their design was said to come about from competitions.

One example is the present-day Helsinki Central Railway Station, said to have come about as the result of a design contest in 1904. The winner of the design contest was Eliel Saarinen, and the new station he designed opened in 1919.

It serves as the hub for Finnish Transport, including buses, the underground metro station, and the Helsinki Tram Network.

And I don’t know who these guys are supposed to represent – there are two pairs on either side of the main entrance – but they certainly look huge, interesting… and out-of-place!

In Hamburg, Germany, it is interesting to note that the first railway line in Hamburg, between Hamburg and Bergedorf, was opened on May 5th, 1842, the exact same day as the “Great Fire” ruined most of the historic city center of Hamburg. This was the Bergedorf Station in Hamburg, used between 1842 and 1846.

When the decision was made to build a Central Station for all the rail-lines in Hamburg, a competition was arranged for architectural designs in 1900. It was said to have been built between 1902 and 1906, and designed by Heinrich Reinhardt and Georg Sussenhuth. It is a centrally-located transportation hub, including rapid mass transit networks, some underground.

The design was said to have been based…

…on the Galerie des Machines of the Paris World’s Fair in 1889.

In Oslo, in 1852, an architectural competition was held for the design of the old Oslo Central Station. Long replaced, it is now a shopping mall, but still part of the current station.

Its design was said to have been based on the Crown Street Station in Liverpool, England, which we are told was the world’s first inter-city passenger station.

In The Hague, Netherlands, the Peace Palace, an international law administrative building that houses the International Court of Justice, was said to have been opened up to an international competition to find a suitable design. This is a view inside of the Peace Palace at The Hague.

Construction of the Peace Palace shown here on the top was said to have begun in 1907, and completed on July 28th, 1913 – one-year to the day before the beginning of World War I. I find it to look strikingly similar to the Town Hall of Calais, France, on the bottom, said to have been built between 1912 and 1925. A competition for the design of the Calais Town Hall was launched in 1887 we are told, but apparently the original project was abandoned due to its cost.

I can find more examples of contests and competitions, but let’s move on to the topic of gifts as a mechanism for the cover-up of the missing Advanced Civilization.

This is Cleopatra’s Needle in London. It is said to weigh 240 tons, or 480,000 lbs. In metric terms that would be 218 metric tons, or 218,000, kilograms. 

It was said to have been given to the government of the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan, Muhammad Ali, to commemorate the British victories over the French in the Battle of the Nile (1798) and the Battle of Alexandria (1801).

We are told the gift was initially declined because expense of shipping it to England.

In 1877, one version of the story about how it got here says that Sir William James Erasmus Wilson, a distinguished anatomist, paid 10,000 pounds for the shipping of it…

…and I found another version of the story saying the British public raised 15,000 pounds to have it shipped in 1877.  At any rate, however it was said to have gotten there,  we are told it was dug out of the sand where it had been buried for 2,000 years, and a shipping container was made for it specifically – a 92-foot (28-meter) long and 16-foot wide (4.9-meter) iron cylinder which was pulled by tugboat.

It eventually made its way to London where it was re-erected on the banks of the River Thames. 

This is the Place de la Concorde, in the center of Paris, with its centerpiece obelisk, the Parisian Cleopatra’s needle. It was said to have marked the entrance of the Luxor Temple, and given to France by Muhammad Ali, the ruler of Egypt and Sudan, in 1828.

It was said to have been transported to the Place de la Concorde in 1833, and placed near the spot where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were guillotined in 1793. We are told on the pedestal there are diagrams explaining the machinery used for its transportation. Keep in mind, we are told the obelisk weighs over 250 tons.

Muhammad Ali of Egypt gave away a third obelisk to the United States in 1879 for remaining a friendly neutral, as the European powers Britain and France maneuvred to gain political control of the Egyptian government.

Say What? After the Egyptian ruler had just given obelisks to the same two countries trying to control Egypt?

At any rate, the third obelisk nicknamed “Cleopatra’s Needle” is located in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Greywacke Knoll.

The 71-foot, or 22-meter, and 244-ton, or 221 metric ton, obelisk was said to have been shipped from Egypt to Upper New York Harbor, and that it took 112-days, or almost 4 months, to move the obelisk from the banks of the Hudson River to its present location.

The mode of transportation to get it to Central Park was described as laborers inching the obelisk on parallel beams aided by roll-boxes and a pile-driver engine. 

What is harder to believe – obelisks weighing over 200 tons could be shipped via ocean transport to other countries, or, that they were already there?

In another example of this explanation, Egypt was said to give Spain an ancient Egyptian temple, called the Temple of Debod, for Spain’s help in saving it when it was dismantled at Abu Simbel before the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

It was shipped to Spain, and rebuilt in Parque del Oeste in Madrid, Spain, supposedly between 1970 and 1972 at the tail end of the Franco’s rule in Spain.

I am just wondering how a megalithic temple complex like this could have been transported. Those stones would be heavy. Arrows are pointing to what appears to be single-block stones.

So let’s take a look at the most famous gift of them all – the Statue of Liberty.

We are told the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, and that it was designed by French Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework built by Gustave Eiffel. It was dedicated on October 28th, 1886. She is said to be a figure of Libertas, a Roman goddess and the personification of liberty.

The Statue and its pedestal are situated on top of Fort Wood on Liberty Island, an eleven-pointed star fort said to have been built between 1806 and 1811.

The 89-foot, or 27-meter, high pedestal was said to have been designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1881, and completed in 1886 in time to receive the Statue of Liberty.

Besides several what are called replicas of the Statue of Liberty in the United States, like the oddly located Statue of Liberty in the Dauphin Narrows of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania…

…and this one in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma…

…there are so-called replicas in 29 other countries. This is the Statue of Liberty in Paris…

…the Statue of Liberty at the Liberty Hotel in Pristina, Kosovo…

…the Statue of Liberty at Cadaques in Spain…

…in Buenos Aires, Argentina…

…and even two in the country of Pakistan, including this one in Bahria…

…and this one in Islamabad. This is to name just a few of the Statues of Liberty found around the world.

Are they replicas…or do they represent something else entirely?

Not only that, but apparently the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor has a solstice alignment. This photo was taken on June 21st, 2016…

…and this photo of the Statue of Liberty in alignment with a full moon was taken on July 31st, 2018.

The Ancient Builders of Glastonbury Tor achieved both a solar…

…and lunar alignment on the solstice, though this only occurs together every 46-years.

This is ancient Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the location of a perfect alignment with the sun and central tower every year at the solstice.

What is interesting to me is that I am finding astronomical alignments with what would be considered more modern infrastructure, like the Empire State Building…

…the U. S. Capitol Building…

…the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas…

…and the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

I am also finding alignments with obelisks as well, like what happens with the sun on the Washington Monument every year on September 17th…

…and with the Montecitorio Obelisk in Rome, among others.

I believe these solar and lunar effects were created by the Ancient Master Builders of the Ancient Advanced Civilization that is missing from our collective awareness, and that aligned Heaven and Earth worldwide.

The historical narrative we are given to explain it does not match the monumental and precise nature of what is found on close inspection. It is not random, haphazard, or of poor quality as we have been led to believe.

My next post is going to be about “My take on the Mud Flood & Historical Reset Timeline.”

How Monuments & Memorials Hide the Advanced Ancient Civilization

The more I look into all of this, the more direct interconnections I find between all of the subjects I am delving into this new series about the Ancient Advanced Moorish Civilization, a civilization which existed up until relatively recent times, and about the manner in which it has been covered up. Moor, or Mu’ur, pertains to the people of this ancient civilization that originated during the time of Mu, also known as Lemuria.

I have found the subjects under scrutiny in my research for the various planetary and circle alignments I found emanating from the North American Star Tetrahedron, and which I have written about previously in my blog.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile, the literal meaning of which is the Triumphal Arch of the Star, stands at the western end of the Champs-Elysees at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. Construction was said to have begun in 1806 to honor those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

There appears to be a solar alignment happening in this photograph through the archway of the Triumphal Arch of the Star.

It is situated in formerly named the “Place de l’Etoile” or “Place of the Star” said to be named for the juncture of twelve avenues radiating out from the place where the Triumphal Arch of the Star is located in the center.

Obviously there was a very high-level of city planning going on in Paris, one that was holistic and planned, and not a haphazard or random development process over the different eras of history as expressed by the education we received in our history classes in school.

Let’s see where else evidence of sophisticated and intentional planning shows up as we go along throughout this post.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was said to have been built in the Corinthian-style of architecture between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napolean’s military victories the previous year.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel we are told was built as a gateway to the Tuileries Palace. When the Palace was destroyed in 1871 during Paris Commune, a radical socialist and revolutionary government that ruled Paris from March 18th, 1871 to May 28th, 1871 (sound familiar?), it allowed an unobstructed view west towards the Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile.

This part of Paris, at which I am going to take a closer look , is part of what is called the Axe Historique, or Historic Axis, of a line of buildings, monuments and thoroughfares that extends from the center of Paris to the West.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel appears to be a central component of this Historic Axis, which follows a straight line through various locations in the thoroughfare. So locations in front of the arch seen in this view from Google Earth pictured here include…

…the Tuileries Garden, a public garden that represents what’s left of the Tuileries Palace grounds…

…to the Place de la Concorde, most famous as location of the Parisian Cleopatra’s Needle, said to be an over 3,000-year-old obelisk from the Temple of Luxor in Egypt.

I will have more to say about this obelisk in the next post on the subject of “Gifts and Contests” for the explanation that we are given as to how they managed to get an ancient, multi-ton obelisk from Egypt to the center of Paris.

Among other things, by the end of this post, I am going to show you there are obelisks literally all over the place – just called, and attributed to, something else.

However, in our present-day collective awareness, obelisks are associated primarily with ancient Egypt.

The obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle is flanked on either side by the much less well-known…

… Fontaines de la Concorde. One is called the Maritime Fountain, or “Fontaine des Mers,” and is on the side of the Place de la Concorde, closer to the Seine River, and said to represent the Maritime Spirit of France.

The other is similar in appearance to the Maritime Fountain, and is called the “Fountain of the Rivers,” or “Fontaines des Fleuves,” said to represent the Rhone River and the Rhine River.

These fountains are attributed to Jacques Ignace Hirtorff, a German-born French architect who was said to have completed them in 1840, in the reign of King Louis-Phillipe.

In my mind it is quite easy to see these Fountains as having been created by the Moors, with its maritime symbology, pineal glands representing the Human third-eye (and not pine cones as we are led to believe)…

…and what looks strikingly like Tibetan symbols, which are shown here in comparison to the design of the fountain.

There is no mystery to me here because I believe, based on what I am seeing and finding, that all over the world the Ancient Moorish Civilization was one and the same, based on sacred geometry and twelve tribes.

Everything was configured in perfect geometric and harmonious relationship to everything else around the world and in the heavens.

For example, each Tribe of Israel had its own designated precious stones. One of the stones for the Tribe of Dan was turquoise.

There are many points in common between the Tibetan culture, and that of the Native Americans of the Southwest, including the wearing of turquoise. And they recognize each other as being connected to the other.

They also have tradition of often-times masked dancers at certain times of the year to harmonize and balance positive and negative energies, in both Tibetan culture of Asia…

…and in the cultures of the American Southwest, like these Hopi Dancers.

I firmly believe there would be no mysteries in history if we had been taught the True History.

Going in a straight line in the other direction from the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, we come to the Inverted Pyramid, which is said to be a skylight designed by the Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, and completed in 1993 for the…

…Carrousel de Louvre, an underground shopping mall in front of the Louvre Museum.

What if there was already underground city infrastructure, world-wide, already built-out by the Ancient Advanced Civilization?

Next we come to another pyramid, serving as entrance to the main building of the Louvre museum, also attributed to I. M .Pei, with completion in 1989.

Verifiable, you say? Well, maybe so, but as we know, desirable information can easily be added, or removed, from the data base. Who is actually going to question it, and check on it, anyway?

And, if it actually was completed in 1989 as we are told, it was most likely built on top of a known power-spot.

The Louvre Museum, the world’s largest art museum, was said to have been originally built as a fortress in the 12th- and 13th -century under King Phillip II, called the Louvre Castle. The Louvre museum was said to have opened in 1793, right after the end of the French Revolution. There is a nice Templar cross in the courtyard of the main building, seen here.

I do seriously question what we are told about who the original Templars were, also known as the Order of the Temple of Solomon. We are told it was Catholic military order recognized in 1139 AD by Pope Innocent II’s papal bull Omne Datum Optimum.

I personally think there is a lot of information missing from the historical record about who the Templars really were, and about what their actual historical association with the Temple of Solomon was, like maybe being Moorish Master Masons instead of Catholic knights. Whatever the Truth was about the Templars, information is not available in the written historical record to make a connection directly to the Moors.

The back-side of the Louvre is known as the Colonnade de Perrault. I will also be talking more about Monsieur Perrault in the next post on “Gifts and Contests.”

For this post, I just want to show you a comparison of the Colonnade he is famous for having designed on the top, said to have been completed between 1667 and 1670, with the Great Facade of Buckingham Palace, with the design attributed to British Antiquarian draftsman Edward Blore in 1847, and completed in 1850, on the bottom.

The last site I am going to show you on this axis with the Arch de Triomphe du Caroussal is the Tour Saint-Jacques…

…said to be have been built between 1509 and 1523 as the meeting point on the Tours Route of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, also known as the Way of Saint James.

One more place to include here is the most famous symbol of the city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, located on the Champs de Mars in the precise and geometric city plan of Paris.

It is a wrought-iron lattice tower said to have been designed and built by the Gustav Eiffel’s engineering company between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 Paris World’s Fair, a celebration of the centennial of the French Revolution.

Gustave Eiffel famously compared the tower his company was said to be building to the Egyptian pyramids, in response to criticism from the Parisian artistic community during the time it was being erected.

Was this massive and beautiful wrought-iron structure actually built in only two years for the 1889 Paris World’s Fair?

Or was it already there?

Perhaps it was an important antenna for a free energy system…

…and/or wireless transmission technology of the Advanced Ancient Civilization, and falsely attributed to someone for the annals of our history.

Incidently, the Eiffel Tower is used for making radio and television transmissions, beginning in the early 1900s.

Next, on to the British Isles.

First stop, London.

The Marble Arch in London pictured here with both a solar and lunar alignment on 9/26/18, within the summer solstice time period.

And, as seem from Google Earth, there does appear to be a triangular and/or triangulated relationship between the Marble Arch…

…Buckingham Palace, the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom…

…and Kensington Palace, a royal residence in the Kensington Gardens, where the younger royal families live.

Speke’s Monument is located in the Kensington Gardens, a red granite obelisk dedicated to John Hanning Speke, the explorer who “discovered” Lake Victoria and led expeditions to the source of the Nile.

We are told it was designed by Philip Hardwick, and installed in Kensington Gardens in 1866.

Hardwick was also given credit for the design of the original Euston Station, which was said to have opened in 1837. The station was demolished and rebuilt in in the 1960s.

The original stone was used in 1962 as fill to improve the the Prescott Channel, part of a flood relief scheme for the River Lee Navigation in London’s East End, and where efforts have been made to recover some of the original stone.

The Albert Memorial, also in the Kensington Gardens, was said to have been commissioned by Queen Victoria after Prince Albert’s death in 1861.

Designed in the Gothic Revival style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, taking 10-years to complete, and paid for by public subscription, the Albert Memorial was said to have opened by Queen Victoria in 1872, with the statue of Prince Albert seated in the memorial at the time of the opening.

The Albert Memorial is located close to Hyde Park, which is adjacent to the Kensington Gardens.

Hyde Park is the largest of four royal parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace, through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace.

Next stop, Edinburgh, Scotland.

I quickly found Calton Hill in my research on monuments in Edinburgh, and it is quite noteworthy.

The following places are all located on Calton Hill in Central Edinburgh:

The National Monument of Scotland, a national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, which took place between 1803 and 1815.

With a design by Charles Robert Cockerell and William Henry Playfair based on the Parthenon in Athens, construction was said to have started in 1826, and that it was left unfinished in 1829 due to lack of funds.

A foundation stone weighing 6-tons, or 5.5-metric tons, was said to have been laid in 1822 during a visit of King George IV to Scotland.

How did they move a heavy stone weighing 6 tons in 1822 according to the history we have been taught?

In this view of Calton Hill, you see the Nelson Monument perfectly-framed through the center of the front colonnade of the National Monument.

The Nelson Monument was said to have been built on the highest point on Calton Hill between 1807 to 1816 to commemorate the British Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

It has an pentagonal castellated base…

…and a time-ball at the top, a large ball lowered and raised historically to mark the time for ships anchored in the Firth of Forth to set their chronometers.

It is still raised just before 1 pm, and dropped precisely at 1 pm, every day.

Other famous time-balls include:

The time-ball at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, the location of the world’s Prime Meridian since 1851, was said to have been first used in 1833.

Every day, the ball rises half-way up the mast at 12:55 pm Greenwich Mean Time, up to the top at 12:58 pm…

…and drops exactly at 1 pm.

Also, there is a time-ball at Sydney Observatory in Sydney Australia, still in operation around 1 pm since 1858…

…the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and Time-Ball seen in this photo on the roof of the old Seaman’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey circa 1913…

…to the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and Time-ball’s present-day location at Fulton and Pearl Streets in Manhattan…

…and the Times Square Time-Ball drop starting at 11:59 pm on December 31st every year to mark the arrival of the New Year.

Were time-balls developed as part of a Modern-day time-keeping system, or the remnants from the traditions from a far older civilization, perhaps involving time-keeping, perhaps not?

So what else is atop of Calton Hill?

The so-called Portuguese Cannon seems out-of-place in the midst of grandeur, which is what makes it interesting. Why is it even here?

Bearing the Coat-of-Arms of the Spanish ruling royal family of Portugal in the 17th-century, it was said to have been captured by the rulers of Burma and taken to Mandalay in 1785. It fell into the hands of British forces in Burma in 1885.

The cannon was taken to Calton Hill after it was exhibited at the 1886 Edinburgh Fair. Hmmm, I wonder what the true significance of this cannon is!

The Dugald Stewart Monument is situated on Calton Hill where it overlooks Edinburgh, and said to have been built as a memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart, and completed in 1831.

Check out some of the alignments noted from the Dugald Stewart Monument.

The City Observatory of Edinburgh, also known as the Calton Hill Observatory, is located on the other side of a green space, which contains the Portuguese cannon, that is across from, and in-between, the Nelson Monument and the Dugald Steward Monument.

Said to have been designed with the appearance of a Greek Temple by William Henry Playfair in 1818…

…and its instrumentation was said to have been completed in 1831 with the delivery of a newest transit telescope of the day.

This is a door on the grounds of Edinburgh’s Observatory on Calton Hill.