Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines & Places in Alignment – Part 13 Delphi, Greece to the Ionian Islands

In the last post, I explored the various features of the Aegean Sea, called an elongated bay of the Mediterranean Sea, including the Strait of Dardenelles, which connects the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara, as well as the Black Sea by the Strait of Bosporus; the location of ancient Troy, near the entrance of the Strait of Dardenelles; Crete; the Dodecanese Islands, which includes the islands of Rhodes and Patmos; the Cyclades Islands, which includes Santorini and Delos; the island of Chios; and the island of Euboea and its neighbor Skyros.

Now I am tracking the alignment to Delphi, an important religious, cultural and social center of Ancient Greece…

…the seat of Pythia, depicted here in a sculpture at the Paris Opera attributed to the female Swiss sculptor Martello in 1870, and who was the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, as well as the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world…

…and believed to be the center of the World. This is the Omphalos stone, inside the museum at Delphi, a symbol for Delphi’s status as the navel of the Earth…

…with markings reminiscent of a dorje, the symbol of Vajra in Tibetan Buddhism, a Sanskrit word which is said to mean “thunderbolt,” in a reference to a follower achieving enlightenment in a single lifetime in a thunderbolt flash of indestructible clarity….

…and the Omphalos stone at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

Omphalos also had a meaning as a geodetic point of a master grid of electromagnetic energy around the Earth.

In Greek mythology, the King of the Gods, Zeus, was said to have released two eagles at opposite ends of the world, and commanded them to fly across the Earth, and meet at its center. It was at Delphi where the two eagles finally met.

Zeus was the god of sky and thunder…and wielder of the thunderbolt.

So what’s the message being communicated here, with the connection of the thunderbolts to Delphi, Zeus, and the dorje?

It might have something to do with understanding of the Ancients of the Electric Universe and our direct relationship to it…

…studied in-depth in the present day by the Thunderbolts Project…

…and others who have studied the topic of the Electric Universe and the related topic of free energy.

Ancient theaters can be found all over Greece, and Delphi was no exception, where it overlooks the ruins of the Temple of Apollo.

Interestingly, there are similar looking amphitheaters in North America, like the amphitheater on Cameron’s Bluff at Mt. Magazine in Arkansas, which the Works Project Administration of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal gets the credit for building in 1939.

There is also what is described as a gravitational aqueduct in Delphi that carries water to Athens.

This stone bridge is located in a town in the vicinity of Delphi in Greece…

…as are these waterfalls.

Out of curiosity, I looked up Delphi, in the State of Indiana, to see what I would find.

Well, for one thing, it’s the home of the Wabash & Erie Canal…

…which was said to have been in use starting in 1840…

…with at least one beautiful old stone bridge crossing it…

…and this is an old post card of the Deer Creek Dam in Delphi, Indiana.

The Assion-Ruffing City Hall in Delphi, Indiana was said to have opened in 1865 (which was the last year of the American Civil War), and about 20-years later, the third-floor of the building was turned into an opera house.

Then we are told the Opera Hall shut down in 1915, and fell into a state of decay…

…until its renovation, and re-opening 100-years later in 2015.

Back to Delphi in Greece, it was the location of one of the four Panhellenic Games, which included both athletic and non-athletic events, and were called the Pythian games.

We are told this was the starting line of the stadium of Delphi…

…which was located northwest of the theater, in the highest part of the city, and called one of the best-preserved monuments of its kind.

I remember first learning about black-figure Greek art in the 6th-grade (1974 for me) when we studied Ancient Greece, where we are taught that the white Greeks had a style called black-figure in their pottery art, said to be reminiscent of silhouettes.

So here’s what this style looks like.

Could this possibly mean something else quite different from an artistic style?

Like, the Ancient Greeks were actually black, and not white as we have been taught?

The ancient city of Delphi, and its modern-counterpart is situated on Mount Parnassus, described as a mountain of limestone.

Limestone is classified as a carbonate sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcite and aragonite.

Is this limestone a natural rock formation…or ancient masonry?

The etymology of the word Parnassus is said to be Luwian, the hieroglyphic language of the Lycians of southwestern Anatolia, derived from a word meaning temple.

The Phaidriades are the pair of cliffs on the lower southern slopes of Mt. Parnassus which rise above Delphi.

There is polygonal masonry at Delphi…

…like what you find in Cuzco in Peru, another place called the navel of the world, at the Coricancha…

…and Sacsayhuaman, just outside of Cuzco…

…as well as at Edo Castle in Tokyo, Japan.

This is also at Edo Castle. Polygonal masonry is defined as a technique wherein the visible surfaces of the stones are dressed with straight edges or joints, giving the block the appearance of a polygon.

I first learned about Amphictonyes – associations of twelve neighboring states or tribes formed around a religious center – from a presentation given by Christine Rhone titled “Twelve Tribe Nations – Sacred Number and the Golden Age” at the 2009 Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury, England.

She and John Michel co-authored a book of the same name.  Among other things, they followed the Apollo – St. Michael alignment across countries and continents all the way to Jerusalem in Israel.  They discuss records and traditions of whole nations being divided into twelve tribes and twelve regions, each corresponding to one of the twelve signs of the zodiac and to one of the twelve months of the year.  All formed around a sacred center.

It stands to reason that these people would apply the same concepts of Harmony, Balance, Beauty, Sacred Geometry, and aligning heaven and earth, to building their communities and themselves that they applied to building all of the infrastructure of the earth.

The most important amphictonye, we are told, was the Delphic Amphictonye, or Amphictonyic League, centered around the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

What if we are talking about an arrangement like what you see pictured here of the Twelve Tribes of Israel  occurring in a flower of life pattern, from macro to micro, covering the surface of the Earth?

This information about amphictonyes helped to inform my belief that the Twelve Tribes of Israel were the basis for how civilization was laid out all over the Earth, as well as finding information about Lost Tribes of Israel in diverse places, like the South Pacific…

…the Kuki in India…

…the Pashtun of Afghanistan and Pakistan…

…and Madagascar.

There is another place near Delphi I would like to take a look at before I move on.

The Hosios Loukas Monastery is southeast of Delphi, and close to, if not on, the alignment I have been tracking.

Hosios Loukas Monastery is one of three monasteries in Greece listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with Nea Moni on the island of Chios, which I looked at in the last post, and Daphnion, northwest of Athens.

It is located on the slopes of Mount Helicon…

…the home in Greek myth of the nine muses, the inspirational goddesses of literature, sciences, and the arts.

This vaulting is in the interior of the Hosios Loukas Monastery…

…compared with vaulting in the catacombs under the Paris Opera…

…and the underground vaulting that is found at what is called the old Portuguese fort on Iran’s Hormoz Island in the Strait of Hormoz in the Persian Gulf.

After leaving Delphi, I started to track a circle alignment instead of a linear alignment.

These cities and places in alignment are based upon sacred geometry contained within the Flower of Life pattern as depicted in this overlay…

…and can be found in lines and circles, as all sacred geometric shapes are found within the Flower of Life.

The alignment I am now tracking enters the Ionian Sea and crosses over the islands of Atokos, Ithaca and Kefalonia, which is the largest of…

…the Ionian Islands of western Greece.

The small island of Atokos is privately owned, but visitors are allowed to come here and it is visited frequently by yachters…

…and is located just off the main shipping channel between Brindisi in Italy and Patras in Greece.

Just like I found on the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea, the water is so crystal clear on Atokos, it looks like the boats are floating on air.

The island of Ithaca comes next. It is a regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its population in 2011 was a little over 3,000 people.

Its capital is Vathy, also the main harbor of the island, and which looks to be artificially made…

… with its masonry banks…

…and artificial island.

Modern Ithaca is generally identified as the home of Odysseus, whose ten-year-long adventure in returning to Ithaca after the fall of Troy is the subject of Homer’s “Odyssey.”

Kefalonia, just southwest of Ithaca, is the largest of the ionian Islands and also a regional unit of the Ionian Islands region.

The capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli, which it has been since 1757, and called one of the busiest ports in Greece, with its shaped shoreline…

…and masonry banks, like those of Vathy on Ithaca.

The ancient Greek-temple-looking Fanari Lighthouse, or Lighthouse of Saints Theodore, in Argostoli was said to have been built by the British in 1829…

…and the De Bosset Bridge in Argostoli was said to have been inspired in 1813 by the Swiss engineer Charles de Bosset, who became governor of the island in 1810 when the Republic of the Ionian Islands was under British patronage.

The obelisk on an artificial island beside the bridge was said to have been erected to commemorate the British builders and patrons of the bridge.

The Castle of Saint George is 4-miles, or 7-kilometers, southeast of Argostoli, above the village of Peretata.

It was said to have been built in the 12th-century A.D. by the Byzantines, and improved by the Venetians. Apparently, Peretata as Agios was the capital of Kefalonia until it was moved to Argostoli in 1757.

Assos Castle or fortress is on Kefalonia, and was said to have been built on top of the Assos Peninsula by the Venetians in the 16th-century A.D. to protect Assos village from pirates and/or a naval invasion.

Before I close-out this particular post, I would to share what I found about the history of the Ionian Islands, of which there are seven main islands, in the last few hundred years.

I will start when the Ionian Islands were said to have become part of the Venetian Republic in 1500 A.D., also known as La Serenissima, or Most Serene Republic of Venice, described as a sovereign state and maritime republic.

Then in 1797, the Treaty of Campoformio was signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Count Philipp von Cobenzi, as representatives of the French Republic and the Austrian Monarchy respectively.

This treaty disbanded and partitioned the Venetian Republic by the French and the Austrians, and the Ionian Islands were awarded to France.

At that time, the Ionian Islands became the short-lived French Department of Ithaque, as it fell to the Russians in 1798, and was officially ended in 1802.

Between the years of 1800 and 1807, the Ionian Islands were known as the Septinsular Republic under Russian and Ottoman rule after the Russian/Ottoman fleet defeated Napoleon Bonaparte.

Then in 1807, Napoleon signed two agreements in the town of Tilsit in what was the Prussia in East Germany, one between Emperor Alexander I of Russia, and the second treaty was signed with Prussia, and the Ionian Islands were returned to France, becoming a French Protectorate.

Then, in 1809, the British blockaded the Ionian Islands as part of the war against Napoleon, in September of that year, hoisted the British flag on the island of Zakynthos, with Kefalonia and Ithaca soon surrendering. The British installed provisional governments here.

The Treaty of Paris of 1815 recognized the United States of the Ionian Islands, and established them as a British Protectorate.

Then, in 1864, the Ionian Islands were transferred back to Greece to become a full member of the Greek State when the British-backed Prince William of Denmark became King George the I of the Hellenes in 1863.

When he was nearing the 50th-year of his reign, he was assassinated in 1913 in Thessaloniki, near the White Tower…

…by a Socialist named Alexandros Schinas, who said, when he was arrested, that he killed the king because the king had refused to give him money.

So, all along the alignment, I have found wars, treaties, partitions, regime changes, and assassinations by individuals of highly questionable mental health, or politically-motivated, in our historical narrative. In a future post, I will be putting all of the information I have found regarding this subject along the way into one post because it illustrates some of the modus operandi by which the old world order was taken down, and replaced with a new one.

In the next post, I am heading for the narrow strait of Messina between the toe of the boot of the Italian Peninsula and the island of Sicily, and the location where Odysseus would have encountered Scylla and Charybdis on his adventurous trip home from Troy.

Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines & Places in Alignment – Part 12 The Aegean Sea

In the last post, I took the opportunity to venture off the alignment and explore the ancient Anatolian Plateau, from the western Taurus Mountains and the Antalya Province, and the Turkish Riviera; east across the Taurus Mountains to Lake Egirdir, Konya Province, Mount Nemrut, and Sanliurfa Province. Then I looked at the city of Kars, in northeastern Turkey, and situated on the country’s closed border with Armenia; Munzur National Park in north-central Turkey; the capital of modern Turkey since 1923, Ankara; the former imperial capital, Constantinople, known since 1923 as Istanbul; and I ended at the coastal city of Izmir in Western Anatolia, where the alignment leaves Turkey and enters the Aegean Sea.

The Aegean Sea is called an elongated embayment, or bay, of the Mediterranean Sea between the Anatolian and Greek Peninsulas.

In the North, the Aegean is connected to the Sea of Marmara, entirely within the borders of Turkey, and which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and separates Turkey into its European and Asian parts…

…and said to take its name from Marmara Island, from the Greek word for marble, and it is rich in sources of marble…

…between the Straits of Dardenelles and Bosporus.

The Strait of Dardenelles was the location of the Gallipoli Campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

The Gallipoli Campaign took place between April 25, 1915, and January 9, 1916. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (known as Istanbul since 1923) and secure a sea route to Russia.

While the Ottomans were victorious at the end of this campaign, they ultimately lost the war. At the end of World War I, the Ottoman Empire was partitioned and lost its Middle East holdings, which were divided between the Allied Forces.

The first thing I am finding in researching information about the Gallipoli Campaign are the presence of many forts on both sides of the entrance to the Strait of Dardenelles, including, but not limited to the places circled here: Cape Helles and Kilid Bahr on the European side of the Strait; and Kum Kale and Chanak, or Canakkale, on the Asian side.

Fort Sedd-el-Bahr, said to mean “Key of the Sea,” was on Cape Helles at the entrance to the Straits.

This is a view of the Sedd-el-Bahr from the bow of the SS River Clyde, a collier, at the start of the joint-British-and-French amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula at Cape Helles on April 25th, 1915.

Its location was designated as “V Beach” of the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Royal Navy bombarded the Sedd-el-Bahr, also known as Fort #3, along with Fort Ertugrul, known as Fort #1 on the other side of “V Beach.”

The Fort at Kum Kale was on the opposite side of entrance to the Strait of Dardenelles from Cape Helles

The Battle of Kum Kale was said to have been fought on April 25th, 1915, between Ottoman defenders and French troops as a diversion from the main landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The fort at Kum Kale was completely destroyed by naval gun fire early in the operations.

Further up, we find the Fort of Kilitbahir and Cimenlik Castle situated across from other on the Strait of Dardenelles.

Kilitbahir, or “Lock of the Sea,” was said to have been built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1463 in the form of a clover…

…and Cimenlik Castle was also said to have been built in the same year as Kalitbahir by Mehmet II to be defenses, we are told, to ensure the protection of the Dardenelles, and to control the maritime traffic to-and-from Constantinople.

I have consistently found star forts paired together, among other things, like here in the Strait of Dardenelles…

…and many other places around the world, like the two star forts in Puebla, Mexico, the Fort of Guadalupe…

…and Fort Loreto…

…that are situated relatively close to each other, on a hill not far from the city center of Puebla.

The Battle of Puebla is where the legendary Cinco de Mayo battle took place on May 5, 1862, where poorly-equipped Mexican forces were said to have defeated superior French forces.

I have also found clusters of star forts in the same location.

As I alluded with the numbering of Fort Sedd-el-Bahr and Fort Ertugrul earlier, there were at least 24 numbered forts in the Strait of Dardenelles…because Fort Anadolu Hamidiye was number 24, said to have been built by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I between 1393 and 1394.

I found this map of what are described as the Dardanelles defenses circa 1915, showing the places I have shared with you, and many more, situated in pairs, or clusters in alignment with each other.

Along the same lines, I can make a case that there were four pairs of star forts along the Lower and Upper New York Bay, with each pair situated along various points starting from Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook island in New Jersey and Fort Tilden on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York at the entrance of the Lower New York Bay, up through the pair of Fort Jay on Governors Islands and what was Fort Amsterdam in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.

The physical structure of what was called Fort Gibson on Ellis Island is long buried and gone, but the Statue of Liberty stands right on top of Fort Wood.

Another shared feature of the Strait of Dardenelles and other places is that there seem to have been certain locations with a high concentration of star forts, like the island nation of Bermuda, which is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 665-miles, or 1,070-kilometers, east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

This is a 1624 map depicting numerous star fort looking structures that were found at one time throughout Bermuda, and said to have been made by Captain John Smith of Pocahontas and Virginia fame in our historical narrative.

Another place in the Atlantic Ocean with a high-concentration of star forts is Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil near the coastal city of Natal. Here are historic drawings of eight of the ten I found out about within an archipelago whose area totals 10-square miles, 26-kilometers squared.

Then I found what appears to have been at least thirteen star forts in the city of Kars at one time, the largest city on Turkey’s closed border with Armenia.

I think places like these were significant power centers for the energy system of the planetary grid, and star forts represented the definition of battery meaning “a device that produces electricity that may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series, as well as a battery source of energy which provides a push, or a voltage, of energy to get the current flowing in a circuit…”

…and not the definition of battery meaning “The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target” that we are led to believe in our current historical narrative.

Before I move on from the Strait of Dardenelles where it meets the Aegean Sea, I would like to point out that ancient Troy, the location of the famous Trojan War between the troops of King Priam of Troy and King Agamemnon of Mycenae, was situated between the mouth of the Strait of Dardenelles…

…and Mount Ida, the location in Homer’s Iliad where the Olympian Gods gathered to watch the progress of the Trojan War.

I found this old stone bridge in the Mount Ida region in Turkey…

…that looks similar to the Rakotz stone bridge in Gablenz, Germany.

And you can’t make this stuff up. One of the first Royal Navy battleships to bombard the Fort Sedd-el-Bahr, and other places in the Strait of Dardenelles, starting in February of 1915, two-months before the official start of the Gallipoli Campaign in April of 1915, was the HMS Agamemnon, the name of the Mycenaean King who victoriously led the attack against Troy as described in Homer’s Iliad…near the actual geographic location of ancient Troy!

It makes me wonder if the reason for World War I was not the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and a network of interlocking alliances between countries, but another reason entirely: to assist with the destruction and complete takeover of the ancient and advanced Moorish civilization.

There are numerous islands and island groups in the Aegean Sea, including:

…Crete, the largest and most populous of the Aegean Islands, and a place where the Venetians, Genoese, Byzantines, and Turks were all said to have built forts to defend the island from enemies and pirates, with 15 Genoese forts alone, like the one at Rethymnon…

…and Candia was said to have been built by the Venetians, known today as Heraklion, the capital of modern Crete…

…the Dodecanese islands, which includes the Island of Rhodes, which is the place for which the State of Rhode Island was named when Giovanni da Verrazzano likened an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay to the Island of Rhodes in 1524…

…the island of Patmos, where John the Apostle was given the vision in the Book of Revelations…

…the Cyclades Island group, which includes Santorini, known for having one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, and by the way, what an interesting lofty, rocky spot to built on top of…

…and Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archeological sites in Greece, and once considered a holy sanctuary.

The alignment I have been tracking from San Francisco goes across the island of Chios in the North Aegean Sea. While it is separated only a relatively short distance from Turkey by the Chios Strait, it is part of Greece.

The Nea Moni Monastery on Chios was said to have been constructed during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachus, starting in 1042 AD, with the main building having been opened in 1049 AD…

…and the complex having been completed in 1055 AD, after Constantine’s death.

Nea Moni was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, one of 18 in Greece.

Chios is the main population center of the island, and apparently what is called the Chios Castle, called a medieval citadel said to have been built first by the Byzantines, and then finished by the Genoese…

…next to what looks like an artificially made port facility, with its straight lines and angles, and the Chios Citadel contains a portion of the city within its walls…

…and appears to be one of the many shapes a star fort takes.

Not only that, there are Turkish, also known as Ottoman, baths at Chios Castle.

Just north of Chios Town is the town of Vrontados…

…which claims to be the birthplace of Homer, the blind poet of ancient Greece best known for the epic poems of the Iliad, about the Trojan War, and the Odyssey, about Odysseus’ ten-year voyage trying to get back home after the Fall of Troy.

Pyrgi Village is south of Chios, known for the decoration of its houses…

…and as being the traditional seat of the Mastic Villages, where the residents engage in mastic agriculture, farming the resin of the mastic tree, used as a chewing gum, treatment for things like digestive problems, and for making a liqueur and oil.

As of 2018, there were twenty-four Mastic Villages on the island of Chios dedicated to the cultivation and production of mastic.

From the island of Chios, the alignment crosses the Aegean Sea to the island of Euboea, which is administered as part of Central Greece.

Euboea is the second-largest Greek island, after Crete, and separated from Boeotia in mainland Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait.

Euboea’s main city of Chalcis is situated around the narrowest point of the Euripus Strait.

The Karababa Castle is situated on a hilltop right next to this narrow point, and said to have been built by the Ottoman Turks in 1684 to protect the city from Venetians.

And this is the waterfront of Chalcis…with its masonry banks.

…compared with the masonry banks of the Providence River in Providence, Rhode Island.

At one time, the island of Euboea was known by another name…Negroponte…

…and part of what was known as the Kingdom, or Realm, of the Morea.

The island of Euboea is long and narrow, with a mountain range, we are told, traversing the length of it.

The island of Skyros is a regional unit of Euboea, and is the southernmost of the Sporades Islands.

Around 2,000 BC, we are told, Skyros was known as the Island of the Magnetes, identifying their homeland in Thessaly, in a part that is still known as Magnesia.

Well, that information caught my attention because awhile back I remembered reading something about Plato describing Magnesia in “The Republic” as an ideal city and society living in harmony.

There were two prosperous cities in western Anatolia with the name of Magnesia. They were Magnesia-on-the-Maeander…

…and Magnesia ad Sipylum.

Given that I believe the ancient advanced Moorish civilization lived in peace, balance, and harmony, the information that Plato described Magnesia as an ideal society really resonates with me as having existed at one time, and wasn’t just a fictional, idealized society.

I will end this post here, and pick up the alignment in Delphi, Greece.

Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines & Places in Alignment – Part 11 The Anatolian Plateau

In the last post, I tracked this alignment which originated in San Francisco through Van, the name of a city and province in eastern Turkey, and taking a close look at the history of this region in the Armenian Highlands; to the Valley of the Chimney Fairies in Goreme National Park in the historical region of Cappadocia, as well as taking a look at the region’s underground cities and above-ground rock complexes.

The Anatolian Plateau is called the central upland region of the ancient region of Anatolia, known as Turkey today. The region of Cappadocia and its Valley of the Fairy Chimneys in Goreme National Park from the last post is centrally located on the Anatolian Plateau.

Anatolia is said to mean something along the lines of “Rising Sun” or “the East” in ancient Greek, and has been a bridge between Europe and Asia for thousands of years.

In a similar fashion, Khorasan, the name historically given to the northeastern Persia Empire which came up in previous posts on this alignment, is also said to mean the “Land where the Sun Rises” or the “Eastern Province.”

The Anatolian Plateau is hemmed in by two mountain ranges – the Taurus to the South, and the Pontic Mountains in the northeast & the Kure Mountains in the northwest.

While I am here, I am going to take this opportunity to venture off the alignment and explore this ancient place because I know there is a lot to find.

The Taurus Mountains separate the Mediterranean Coastal Region of Turkey from the Central Anatolian Plateau, extending in a curve from the Province of Antalya in the West…

…to the upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the East.

Antalya Province, also known as the Turkish Riveria, is the center of Turkey’s Tourism Industry, and its capital, Antalya, is the fifth-largest city in Turkey.

It is the largest city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, with a population of over one-million.

This is Kaputas Beach on the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya…

…compared with Green Sand Beach on the big island of Hawaii…

…Vaja Beach in Korcula, Croatia…

…and Grama Bay in Albania.

These are just a few of many examples I have found that demonstrate similar shapes and angles of beach and rocky coastline in very different places.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xanthos is in Antalya Province, said to be an ancient Lycian city.

This is what remains of the Nereid Monument in Xanthos, with its megalithic base, and believed to be a tomb…

…that was discovered by a British explorer of Turkey, Charles Fellows, who led the archaeological excavation of Xanthos in the early 1840s and shipped an enormous amount of antique monuments to London, where they were reconstructed in the halls of the British Museum, including the Nereid Monument.

Charles Fellows was knighted in 1845 for his services in the removal of Xanthian antiquities to Britain.

This is a surprisingly plain tombstone for him at London’s Highgate cemetery ~ I wonder what that signified!

The Lycian Nereid Monument was said to have inspired the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, said to have been built between 353 and 350 BC as a tomb for King Mausolus, ruler of Caria, a region of western Anatolia north of Lycia…

…and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was said to have been the inspiration for the old Standard Oil Headquarters in Manhattan…said to have been built between 1884 and 1928??

Lycia was a geopolitical region in Southern Anatolia, populated by speakers of the Luwian Language group…

… said to have been a language with a hieroglyphic script in use between 1,300 BC and 600 BC…

…and here are the Lycian rock-cut temple tombs of Dalyan, said to date back to the 4th-century BC.

…which are reminiscent of rock-cut Petra in Jordan, attributed to a people called the Nabateans.

Once considered part of ancient Lycia, the Olympos-Beydaglari National Park is located in the Taurus Mountains in Antalya, along the Mediterranean coast, near the Kemer and Kumluca Districts. It is also called Olympos-Bey National Park.

Hmmm. There is that “Khem” sound again. And Bey is one of the five noble titles of the Moors, along with Dey, El, Al, and Ali. Just a coincidence?

Let’s take a closer look at Olympos-Bey National Park.

The Olympos-Bey National Park contains the ruins of what was called the city of Olympos…

…and the park includes Mount Olympos, the highest mountain in Turkey.

This is not to be confused with Mount Olympus in Greece, on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia.

It is the highest mountain in Greece, and notable in Greek mythology for being the home of the Greek gods.

But wait…in North America, there is a Mount Olympus in Washington State, the highest mountain on the Olympic Peninsula there…

…and there is a Mount Olympus in Utah, near Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range.

Named after Mount Olympus in Greece? That’s certainly what we are led to believe by historical omission, but what if these two Mount Olympuses in North America, and the ones in Greece and Turkey, are representative in some way of the ancient advanced civilization worldwide that we have not been told about?

Lake Egirdir is located in the Taurus Mountains.

The ancient town of Egirdir on the lake shore looks to have an artificial island, called “Yesil Ada” or “Green Island,” attached to it by a causeway.

There is also a protected harbor here at Egirdir…

…that looks like protected harbors I have seen around the world, like Olafsvik harbor in Iceland…